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Police rescue 11 kidnapped persons, repel bandits’ attack in Zamfara

    Police rescue 11 kidnapped persons, repel bandits’ attack in Zamfara

The Zamfara police command says 11 persons abducted by bandits in the state have been released. In a statement on Sunday, Muhammad Shehu, the command’s spokesman, said they were freed

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We shouldn’t be advocates… bandits should seek amnesty themselves, says Christian commission

    We shouldn’t be advocates… bandits should seek amnesty themselves, says Christian commission

Yakubu Pam, executive secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), says rather than make requests through advocates, bandits should seek amnesty themselves. Pam said this in an interview with

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Reversing the flourishing economy of kidnapping and banditry

    Reversing the flourishing economy of kidnapping and banditry

At the end of May 2020, SBM Intelligence published a report which said that nearly $20m was spent by Nigerians in ransom payments to kidnappers between 2011 and 2020. What

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Afaka abduction: Kaduna confirms release of five more students

    Afaka abduction: Kaduna confirms release of five more students

Five more students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna state have regained their freedom. Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna commissioner for internal security, confirmed the development to TheCable

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Banditry killing progress of the north, says ACF

  Banditry killing progress of the north, says ACF

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) says banditry is negatively affecting the progress which the north is known for. There has

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Ango Abdullahi: Like Niger Delta militants, repentant bandits should be rehabilitated

  Ango Abdullahi: Like Niger Delta militants, repentant bandits should be rehabilitated

Ango Abdullahi, chairman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), says bandits willing to repent should be offered options for rehabilitation.

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Does Nigeria need special courts for bandits as proposed by Obasanjo, Gumi?

  Does Nigeria need special courts for bandits as proposed by Obasanjo, Gumi?

In recent times, the spate of banditry, kidnappings, and other violent crimes has increased in many parts of the country.

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Uprising in the east; uproar in the north – but ‘Nigeria go survive’

  Uprising in the east; uproar in the north – but ‘Nigeria go survive’

Nigeria is at a tempestuous crossroads. It will be a failed attempt at casuistry to play down the multi-pronged encumbrances

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Nine killed as bandits ambush commuters on Kaduna-Kachia road

  Nine killed as bandits ambush commuters on Kaduna-Kachia road

At least nine commuters have been shot dead and an unspecified number abducted by bandits along Kaduna-Kachia road, Kajuru LGA

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I don’t think any bandit deserves to live, says El-Rufai

  I don’t think any bandit deserves to live, says El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna state governor, says he does not think anyone involved in banditry deserves to live. He said any

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