Tag "Banditry"

    Buratai: Service chiefs have not disappointed Nigerians on security

Buratai: Service chiefs have not disappointed Nigerians on security

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the service chiefs have not disappointed President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria in the discharge of their duties. Buratai spoke when he welcomed Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, to the Nigerian army super camp four, located in Faskari, Katsina state. Olanisakin was on an operational visit to the camp to assess how troops in the [...]

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    ‘You have no excuse to fail’ — Buratai tells special forces in Katsina

‘You have no excuse to fail’ — Buratai tells special forces in Katsina

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has asked members of the special forces deployed in Katsina state not to relent in their fight against banditry, saying they have no excuse for failure. Speaking during a dinner with members of the special forces on Sunday, Buratai said the army is ready to address challenges being faced by the forces. He added that additional [...]

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    Banditry: Buhari approves joint military, police operation in north-west

Banditry: Buhari approves joint military, police operation in north-west

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a joint operation involving the military and police force to tackle banditry in the north-west region. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. Shehu, who called for calm in the state and other parts of the north-west region, said "Operation Accord", which was launched three weeks ago, would be improved with the deployment [...]

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    Protesters storm Katsina govt house, ask Masari to step down

Protesters storm Katsina govt house, ask Masari to step down

Some youth in Katsina state have protested the incessant attacks and killings of residents by bandits. The youth, under the aegis of Collation of Northern Groups, lamented the frequent attacks by bandits. The protest comes a week after a billboard bearing the picture of President Muhammadu Buhari and Aminu Masari, governor of the state, was burnt by protesters in Yantumaki town, Danmusa [...]

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    Buhari: We have considerably downgraded Boko Haram, bandits

Buhari: We have considerably downgraded Boko Haram, bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has "considerably downgraded" security threats such as Boko Haram insurgency and banditry. Buhari, who said this in his Democracy Day nationwide broadcast on Friday, added that all forms of crimes across the country had also been reduced. But the president said he regretted the recent attacks in Borno where at least 80 were reportedly killed by [...]

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    Police kill ‘kidnapper’, rescue victim in Katsina

Police kill ‘kidnapper’, rescue victim in Katsina

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    Group asks Nigerians to support service chiefs

Group asks Nigerians to support service chiefs

Some respected Nigerian elders, under the auspices of Pro-Nigeria Elders Council (PRONECO) have passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, urging the nation to support the inspector-general of police and service chiefs to tackle insurrection. The council of elders made this known in a communique issued at the end of a one-day consultative meeting in Abuja on Thursday. Co-signed by [...]

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    Insecurity in the land

Insecurity in the land

Mr Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, gave one of the most sensible responses to criticism by an official of the Muhammadu Buhari administration on Friday. Reacting to calls for the president to resign over growing insecurity in the country, Keyamo said: “The hullabaloo over the call by the opposition for the resignation of the President is [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Buhari is aware and in charge of everything happening in the country

Femi Adesina: Buhari is aware and in charge of everything happening in the country

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the statement by President Muhammadu Buhari on insecurity in the country was misconstrued.  While playing host to some citizens of Niger state on Monday, the president had said he was taken aback by the new manifestations of insecurity in the north-west. “I was taken aback by what is happening in the north-west and other parts of the [...]

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    Zamfara gov suspends district head over ‘involvement’ in banditry

Zamfara gov suspends district head over ‘involvement’ in banditry

Bello Matawallen, governor of Zamfara, has suspended Abubakar Bala, a senior district head of Gummi, a local government area in the state, over alleged involvement in banditry. In a statement on Wednesday, Aliyu Bello, permanent secretary of cabinet affairs and general services, said the suspension of the district head is in connection with the killings which took place in Karaye village [...]

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    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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