Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Zamfara

    Orphaned by bandits: Inside Zamfara village where children abandon school for farming

Orphaned by bandits: Inside Zamfara village where children abandon school for farming

At a press conference in Abuja last month, Sa’idu Dansadau, ex-senator representing Zamfara central, said bandits have killed at least 3,000 people in the state in the last two years.Dansadau spoke one month after Abdulaziz Yari, governor of the state, announced that he had resigned his role as chief security officer of the state because of his inability to secure lives. [...]

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    Zamfara killings continue, 30 killed in attacks on 5 villages

Zamfara killings continue, 30 killed in attacks on 5 villages

Not less than 30 people were reportedly killed in the renewed attacks by bandits in Zamfara state on Tuesday.Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the attack but pegged the casualty figure at three.Shehu said the victims were killed in Sakkida and Gyadde villages, while further attacks were repelled by the force when it got a distress call.However, [...]

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    Hunger looms in Zamfara as kidnappers raid farmlands

Hunger looms in Zamfara as kidnappers raid farmlands

Two years ago when President Muhammadu Buhari  launched Operation Harbin Kunama, a military taskforce  targetted at banditry and cattle rustling in Zamfara state, many residents heaved a sigh of relief.Despite the efforts of the government and security forces, attacks have not stopped but taken a worse dimension. Farmers in different parts of Zamfara have abandoned their farmlands over fear of [...]

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    How Zamfara monarch paid the ultimate price to protect his subjects

How Zamfara monarch paid the ultimate price to protect his subjects

When armed bandits arrived Kucheri, a village in Tsafe local government of Zamfara state on July 6, Ibrahim Madawaki, the district head, was consulting with his people. It was just after the evening prayer. The intruders who came on motorcycles, announced their presence with sporadic shots.A witness told TheCable that they placed members of their gang in three strategic [...]

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    Air force bombards Zamfara ‘bandits’

Air force bombards Zamfara ‘bandits’

The Nigerian air force has commenced aerial bombardments of suspected bandits in Zamfara communities.Caleb Oleyera, commander of the 207 quick response group of the air force, disclosed this while speaking with reporters in Gusau, the state capital.He spoke after taking delivery of two airplanes deployed for the operation.Olayera described the operation as part of a joint military operation, involving the [...]

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    Zamfara senator joins governorship race

Zamfara senator joins governorship race

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has expressed his intention to contest the state's governorship election.The senator made known his intention when executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state paid him a Sallah visit at his residence in Tsafe local government area of the state.Marafa said he decided to join the governorship race following calls across the [...]

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    Zamfara killings: I’m helpless, says governor as he directs residents to God

Zamfara killings: I’m helpless, says governor as he directs residents to God

Abdul’aziz Yari, Zamfara state governor, says he is helpless over the security situation in the state.Describing his status as chief security officer (CSO) of the state as a "mere appellation", Yari express concern that he lacks the power to direct security officers on what to do to safeguard his people.He urged residents of the state to be more faithful to God [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ kill 10 in fresh Zamfara attack

‘Bandits’ kill 10 in fresh Zamfara attack

The Zamfara state police command has confirmed the death of 10 persons in an attack in Birnin-Magaji local government area of the state.Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the command, said the suspects attacked Dutsen-Wake and Oho villages at about 10pm on Tuesday.Addressing journalists in Gusau on Wednesday, Shehu said the police “quickly responded” to an alert from residents concerning the attack.He also [...]

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    Residents flee as ‘200 bandits’ invade Zamfara communities

Residents flee as ‘200 bandits’ invade Zamfara communities

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    15 killed as gunmen strike again in Zamfara

15 killed as gunmen strike again in Zamfara

Six days after 30 people were killed in a community in Zamfara, gunmen have again attacked another village in the state, killing 15 people.Muhammad Shehu, Zamfara public relations officer, told NAN on Saturday that the bandits killed the people in a village called Zakuna.He said the village is in the Anka local government area of Zamfara.Shehu said that the attackers [...]

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    Gunmen ‘kill 30’ in fresh Zamfara attack

Gunmen ‘kill 30’ in fresh Zamfara attack

Gunmen have reportedly killed about 30 persons in a fresh attack in Zamfara state.According to DailyTrust, the attack took place on Saturday at Malikawa village, Gidan Goga district of Maradun local government area.The gunmen were said to have attacked and killed five persons who had gone to work on their farms and twenty-five others who wanted to retrieve their corpses [...]

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    Gunmen abduct wife, children of Zamfara commissioner

Gunmen abduct wife, children of Zamfara commissioner

The wife and three children of Abdullahi Borea, a commissioner in Zamfara state, have been abducted.Unknown gunmen broke into their residence in Gurbin Bore village, Zurmi local government area of the state in the early hours of Tuesday.The commissioner confirmed the attack to reporters, saying three other relatives were abducted alongside his wife and children.He said the kidnappers have not contacted [...]

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    Soldiers kill three ‘bandits’ in Zamfara

Soldiers kill three ‘bandits’ in Zamfara

The military operation tagged: “Operation Idan Raini” killed three bandits in Zamfara on Friday, according to Clement Abiade, assistant director, army public relations.In a statement made available to NAN in Gusau, Zamfara state capital, Abiade said “the army troops encountered the bandits in the notorious Dansadau bush on Friday”.Abiade said many of the bandits had been overpowered by the soldiers and therefore escaped [...]

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    Eight bandits killed in gun battle with troops in Zamfara

Eight bandits killed in gun battle with troops in Zamfara

Eight bandits have been killed by troops of the 1 brigade of the Nigerian army in Gusau in an exchange of gunfire in Maru local government area of Zamfara.This is contained in a press release signed by Clement Abiade, assistant director, army public relations, and made available to NAN in Gusau on Thursday.He said the army was now carrying out [...]

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    Zamfara lawmaker loses 10 family members in road crash

Zamfara lawmaker loses 10 family members in road crash

Three biological children and seven family members of Saidu Yarkufoji, a member of Zamfara state house of assembly, representing Bakura state constituency, have died in an auto crash.The Zamfara command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) the tragic incident on Monday.According to NAN, other family members of the lawmaker who died in the accident were four of his grandchildren, [...]

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    ’30 killed’ as Zamfara boils again

’30 killed’ as Zamfara boils again

Some gunmen have reportedly killed at least 30 people in Kabaro and Danmani villages in Maru local government area of Zamfara state.NAN quoted Shuaibu Kabaro, a witness, as saying the suspects struck in two communities and that the incident was immediately reported to the security agents.He said three of the bandits were arrested by security agents.Shuaibu said the gunmen in [...]

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