Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Buratai: The threat by Boko Haram is real

Buratai: The threat by Boko Haram is real

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the threat by the Boko Haram sect is real.Speaking on Wednesday when the chairman house of representatives committee on the army visited him in Maiduguri, Borno state, Buratai blamed some politicians for fuelling insecurity.He said the military has strong evidence that politicians are sponsoring banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the country.The [...]

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    UK group: Buhari consolidating on milestones to build a giant Nigeria

UK group: Buhari consolidating on milestones to build a giant Nigeria

A United Kingdom-based group, Arise-Nigeria, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over his reappointment of Godwin Emefiele as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).Arise Nigeria said Buhari has cemented the broken conscience of our society to remain united with Emefiele’s re-appointment.According to a statement jointly signed by Philip Idaewor , its president and Charles Eze, secretary, the group said [...]

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    ’50 killed’ in fresh attack on Zamfara communities

’50 killed’ in fresh attack on Zamfara communities

At least 50 persons have been reportedly killed while 31 sustained injuries after suspected bandits attacked some communities in Zamfara state during the weekend.The armed men were said to have attacked communities in Maru, Gusau and Birnin Magaji local government areas of the state.The attackers came in motorcycles, overrunning Magami district in Gusau LGA and displacing residents of several communities.Clement [...]

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    Teachers ‘abducted’ as bandits attack girls’ school in Zamfara

Teachers ‘abducted’ as bandits attack girls’ school in Zamfara

Suspected bandits have reportedly attacked a school in Zamfara state, kidnapping some teachers and students in the process.BBC Hausa is reporting that the bandits struck at the Government Girls Secondary School, Moriki, in Zurü local government area, on Wednesday night, and opened fire immediately.They were said to have killed one man and abducted two teachers and four nursing students.A resident [...]

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    Buratai: Bandits are as strong as the society paints them

Buratai: Bandits are as strong as the society paints them

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has cautioned the public against "glorifying bandits and kidnappers".Buratai spoke on Wednesday at the opening of the 2019 first quarter chief of army staff conference at the Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna state.He said it is unpatriotic for the media and Nigerians to glorify criminals, giving the impression that they are stronger than [...]

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    Troops arrest LGA vice chairman in Zamfara over ‘links to bandits’

Troops arrest LGA vice chairman in Zamfara over ‘links to bandits’

Troops of the operation Sharan Daji of the Nigerian army have arrested Yahuza Wuya, vice chairman of Anka local government area of Zamfara state, over alleged link to suspected bandits.Clement Abiade, acting information officer of the operation, confirmed the arrest of Wuya in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, on Thursday.Abiade said the council vice chairman was picked up [...]

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    Kadaria: We’ll organise fresh protest if Zamfara killings continue

Kadaria: We’ll organise fresh protest if Zamfara killings continue

Kadaria Ahmed, media personality, says she is ready to go back to the streets to protest if the killings in Zamfara state returns.Speaking on Arise Television on Wednesday, Kadaria said it is her job as a citizen to hold the government accountable.On April 6, the journalist and a group of protesters had marched to the presidential villa in Abuja over [...]

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    Air force denies bombing civilians in Zamfara

Air force denies bombing civilians in Zamfara

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it is inconceivable that it would attack locations where civilians reside in Zamfara state.This was in reaction to some media reports insinuating that the recent air strikes conducted by its personnel killed only civilians in the areas attacked and not bandits.In a statement issued on Friday by Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations [...]

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    Coalition tackles reps for summoning Buhari

Coalition tackles reps for summoning Buhari

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement has kicked against the summon of President Muhammadu Buhari by the house of representatives.The coalition instead said the lawmakers ought to commend the president and security agencies over "recent success" recorded over bandits and extremists in Zamfara and Yobe states.Addressing reporters on Thursday, Peremobowei Success, board of trustees (BoT) chairman, commended Buhari and the military for [...]

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    Yari: In five years, bandits have killed over 3000 in Zamfara

Yari: In five years, bandits have killed over 3000 in Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says armed bandits have killed 3,526 persons in the state in the last five years.Yari spoke at a town hall meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday.According to NAN, the meeting was attended by Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police (IGP), traditional and community leaders, as well as herders and farmers.Yari, who was represented [...]

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    Police confirm killing of 21 in Kaduna

Police confirm killing of 21 in Kaduna

The Kaduna state police command has confirmed the killing of 21 people by gunmen in Banono and Anguwan Aku communities in Kufana district of Kajuru local government area of the state.TheCable had reported the attack, detailing how armed men in military uniform raided the communities.In a statement, Yakubu Sabo, police public relations officer in the state, said the attackers invaded the [...]

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    Defence minister: Some traditional rulers conspire with bandits

Defence minister: Some traditional rulers conspire with bandits

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has accused some traditional leaders of providing information to bandits.In a statement which Tukur Gusau, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Dan-Ali said the intensified air strikes by the Nigerian air force in Zamfara has led to the killing of many bandits and the rescue of innocent persons.He said the government is concerned about the [...]

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    ‘Bandits set Kaduna police station on fire’, kill two officers

‘Bandits set Kaduna police station on fire’, kill two officers

Suspected bandits have burnt down a police station at Kakangi village, Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, killing two policemen.TheCable learnt that the gunmen arrived the community on motorbikes around 5:00am and began shooting sporadically.A resident of the community, who did not want to be named said the suspected bandits, who were armed with AK-47, killed two other [...]

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    Buhari: I’m one of the unhappiest leaders in the world

Buhari: I’m one of the unhappiest leaders in the world

President Muhammadu Buhari says the spike in activities of bandits and kidnappers across the country has made him one of the unhappiest leaders in the world.Several states, including Zamfara and Kaduna, have come under repeated attacks by suspected hoodlums.The attacks have left many dead and properties destroyed.On Saturday, some protesters marched to the presidential villa in Abuja over the persistent killings [...]

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    Yari: Zamfara bandits better equipped than military

Yari: Zamfara bandits better equipped than military

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says bandits in the state possess sophisticated weapons than the military.The state has witnessed a series of attacks by armed bandits, leading to loss of lives and destruction of property.Speaking with journalists after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday, Yari said the bandits have over 500 AK47s in just one armoury, that which [...]

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    Army: We killed 37 Zamfara bandits but lost six soldiers

Army: We killed 37 Zamfara bandits but lost six soldiers

Troops of the Nigerian army say they killed 37 bandits in an exchange of fire in Bini Maru local government area of Zamfara state.In a statement on Monday, Clement Abiade, acting information officer of operation Saharan Daji, said six soldiers were also killed while the troops rescued 80 people who have been kidnapped.“The troops have continued to dominate the Areas [...]

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