Tag "Banditry"

    Aregbesola: To tackle insecurity, we need to bring back morality

Aregbesola: To tackle insecurity, we need to bring back morality

Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, says to maintain the country's security, lost social values need to be brought back.Speaking at a town-hall meeting in Katsina state on Tuesday, Aregbesola said the "moral fabric" of the country has been destroyed by military rule and "irresponsible" governments.He said inequality in society motivates hoodlums to engage in crime."In dealing with insecurity, we need [...]

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    Zamfara gov on banditry: Five emirs, 10 soldiers under probe

Zamfara gov on banditry: Five emirs, 10 soldiers under probe

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, says five emirs and 33 district heads, are being investigated over alleged involvement in banditry.In a tweet on Monday, the governor said four police and 10 military officers are also under probe for same reason.He said those found guilty would be made to face the full wrath of the law."Five emirs, 33 district heads, four [...]

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    SHOCKER: Zamfara bandits have collected ‘N3bn ransom’

SHOCKER: Zamfara bandits have collected ‘N3bn ransom’

The committee set up by Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, to find solutions to banditry in the state, says suspected bandits have collected over N3 billion as ransom from relatives of abducted victims.Mohammed Abubakar, a former inspector-general of police (IGP) and chairman of the committee, disclosed this while presenting the committee’s report to the governor on Friday.Abubakar said the report [...]

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    After deal with Masari, bandits release 30 persons in Katsina

After deal with Masari, bandits release 30 persons in Katsina

Suspected bandits have released 30 persons in Katsina in a prisoner-swap deal with the state government.Aminu Masari, governor of the state, received the kidnap victims on Saturday.Eight of the victims are from Kankara local government area while 18 are from Shimfida in Jibiya local government council of the state.The released persons were brought to Katsina state government house by one [...]

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    ‘Our wives and daughters are being raped’ — Katsina cleric laments bandit attacks

‘Our wives and daughters are being raped’ — Katsina cleric laments bandit attacks

Sabiu Jibia, an Islamic cleric in Katsina state, has lamented atrocities committed by bandits during attacks on people of the state.According to PRNigeria, Jibia, who is also the imam in Jibia local government, said wives and children in the state have become victims of rape perpetuated by bandits.The cleric also lamented the desertion of villages and farmlands as well as the [...]

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    FG: Bandits have killed 1,460 persons in 2019

FG: Bandits have killed 1,460 persons in 2019

The federal government says 1,460 persons have been killed in 330 attacks by bandits in the country in 2019.Amina Shamaki, permanent secretary, special services, office of the secretary to the government of the federation, said this on Thursday at the federal and states security administrators’ meeting in Kebbi state.Shamaki said the north-west, “which was one of the most peaceful zones [...]

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    Buhari to military: Eliminate bandits wherever you find them

Buhari to military: Eliminate bandits wherever you find them

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military to hunt bandits and eliminate them wherever they find them.A statement from Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as giving the directive while addressing officers of the 17th Army Brigade and Nigerian Air Force 213 operational base in Katsina on Saturday.There have been reports of deaths in recent months mostly as a result [...]

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    Buhari: We’ve given security agencies the necessary support to tackle banditry

Buhari: We’ve given security agencies the necessary support to tackle banditry

President Muhammadu Buhari says security agencies have been given all necessary support to win the fight against insecurity.Buhari spoke on Wednesday when he visited the camps of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in eight local government areas in Katsina state.The president was at the camps to sympathise with victims who were displaced by banditry in Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kankara, Jibiya, Sabuwa, [...]

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    Politicians know who these bandits are, says Tsav

Politicians know who these bandits are, says Tsav

Abubakar Tsav, a former commissioner of police in Lagos state, says politicians are responsible for the activities of  bandits in the country.Speaking in Makurdi, Benue state capital, on Tuesday, Tsav said most of the cases of insecurity in the country are created by politicians.He appealed to the political class to have a change of heart and cooperate with law enforcement agencies [...]

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    Zamfara gov: So far, over 200 abducted persons have been released

Zamfara gov: So far, over 200 abducted persons have been released

Bello Matawallen, governor of Zamfara state, says not less than 200 abducted persons in the state have been released through a peace initiative.This was disclosed in a statement signed by Zailani Bappa, the governor's senior special assistant on public enlightenment, media and communication.The peace initiative included dialogue among armed bandits, security agents and local vigilante groups known as ‘yan sakai.’He [...]

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    10 killed as ‘bandits’ raid Katsina village

10 killed as ‘bandits’ raid Katsina village

At least 10 persons have been killed in an attack on Kirtawa village in Safana local government area of Katsina state.The attack which occurred on Saturday evening, left at least five persons injured.Gambo Isah, spokesman of the Katsina police command, made this known in a statement on Sunday.He said suspected bandits set ablaze five vehicles, four motorcycles and carted away an [...]

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    Gani Adams: We’ll retaliate if killer herdsmen don’t stop violence in Yorubaland

Gani Adams: We’ll retaliate if killer herdsmen don’t stop violence in Yorubaland

The Aare Onakakanfo Council led by Gani Adams has asked the federal government to contain activities of "killer herdsmen" in the south-west to avoid retaliation.In a communique signed by its members, the council said the activities of herders "who have been ravaging our land" have become a serious concern for the Yoruba race.It said the herders have continued to wreak [...]

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    EXTRA: Zamfara gov off to Dubai for ‘ideas on tackling banditry’

EXTRA: Zamfara gov off to Dubai for ‘ideas on tackling banditry’

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, is on his way to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for a meeting to "discuss ways of tackling the problem of banditry" in the state.Yusuf Idris, the director-general, government house press affairs, disclosed this in a statement.He said the governor, who travelled on Sunday to perform the lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia, would stop [...]

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    South-west governors to hold security summit

South-west governors to hold security summit

Governors from the south-west states have announced their intention to hold a summit aimed at addressing security challenges in the region. Of late, kidnapping and other forms of insecurity have been on the rise in the south-west. At a meeting at the Ondo state governor’s lodge in Abuja on Friday, the governors said the summit will bring critical stakeholders together to [...]

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    16 killed as ‘bandits’ attack Zamfara community

16 killed as ‘bandits’ attack Zamfara community

Suspected bandits have attacked a community in Kanoma district, Maru local government area of Zamfara state, leaving 16 people dead and 14 injured.Yusuf Idris, director-general on media to Bello Matawalle, Zamfara governor, confirmed the attack in a press statement in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday.According to the statement, Yahaya Mohammed, Kanoma district head, had told the governor that the [...]

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    Group asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Group asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Zamfara Advocates, a pressure group, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare state of emergency over insecurity in the northern part of the country. Over the months, scores have been killed and many displaced by suspected bandits in Zamfara state and other parts of the north-west. In a statement on Thursday, Zamfara Advocates acknowledged the effort of the government [...]

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