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    Masari: Children abandoned in the forest now fighting us as bandits

Masari: Children abandoned in the forest now fighting us as bandits

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, says the children abandoned in the forest across the region without education are now coming back to fight the society as bandits.The governor said this at the weekend, while addressing his administration's effort in curbing the activities of bandits in the state.Masari said if the education of the people is not addressed, the situation [...]

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    ‘Four’ air force personnel shot dead by bandits in Kaduna

‘Four’ air force personnel shot dead by bandits in Kaduna

Suspected bandits have killed four personnel of the Nigerian Air Force in Kaduna, according to military sources.One of the sources told TheCable that the suspects laid an ambush for the security operatives at Unguwan Yako, close, along Kaduna- Birnin Gwari road.Two vehicles belonging to the air force were said to have been set ablaze in the incident which happened on [...]

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    Bandits ‘kill four’, abduct chief imam in Niger

Bandits ‘kill four’, abduct chief imam in Niger

Bandits have kidnapped Umar Mohammed, chief imam of Beni central mosque in Munya local government area of Niger state.Twenty other members of the community were also said to have been kidnapped by the bandits.The bandits, who were reportedly more than 50, were said to have invaded Beni and Kudani in Paikoro LGA on Wednesday, dispossessing residents of their property, including [...]

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    ‘Our state overtaken by bandits’ — senators behind social media/hate speech bills cry out

‘Our state overtaken by bandits’ — senators behind social media/hate speech bills cry out

Sani Musa, senator representing Niger east, and Sabi Abdullahi, senator representing Niger north, say bandits have overtaken their state.Musa is the sponsor of the bill seeking to regulate social media while Abdullahi is the sponsor of that which is seeking to curb hate speech.Raising a matter of urgent national importance on Wednesday, Musa said the security architecture in his constituency [...]

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    ’14 killed’, houses burnt as ‘bandits’ hit Zamfara again

’14 killed’, houses burnt as ‘bandits’ hit Zamfara again

The Zamfara police command says 14 persons were killed by suspected bandits in Karaye village, Gummi local government area of the state on Sunday.Muhammad Shehu, public relations officer of the command, disclosed this in a statement.Shehu said 10 other persons sustained gunshot injuries while some houses were set ablaze in the attack.This is the first major breach of the peace agreement between [...]

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    Ishaku: Hunters helping to curb banditry in Taraba

Ishaku: Hunters helping to curb banditry in Taraba

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, says the onslaught of local hunters against bandits in the state is yielding positive results.Ishaku made this known on Thursday at an event organised by the state government for both federal and state security administrators in Jalingo.The governor, who was represented by Anthony Jellason, secretary to the state government, also commended the military and [...]

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    Police ‘arrest’ kidnapper, rescue 8 victims in Kaduna

Police ‘arrest’ kidnapper, rescue 8 victims in Kaduna

The Kaduna state police command says it arrested a suspected kidnapper and rescued eight kidnap victims in separate operations in the state.In a statement issued on Friday, Yakubu Sabo, the command's public relations officer, said the operation took place between Tuesday and Thursday at Igabi and Chikun local government areas of the state.He said a 13-year-old boy was one of the [...]

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    210 bandits ‘surrender’ in Sokoto, release captives

210 bandits ‘surrender’ in Sokoto, release captives

About 210 bandits have laid down their arms in Sokoto state.Garba Moyi, commissioner for careers and security matters in the state, made this known while commenting on the recent recovery of 102 arms from the bandits.Aminu Tambuwal, governor of the state, on Friday, handed over 102 arms and ammunition recovered from the bandits to the state police command.Moyi said this [...]

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    Bala Usman: We’ve improved NPA’s consolidated revenue from N18bn to N30bn

Bala Usman: We’ve improved NPA’s consolidated revenue from N18bn to N30bn

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says under her watch, the authority the consolidated revenue funds (CRF) of the agency improved from N18 billion to N30 billion.In an interview with THISDAY, Usman said her goal is to make the NPA transparent and accountable in its procedures.She listed transparency and accountability in the agency among her [...]

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    Army ‘kills 39 bandits’ in Zamfara

Army ‘kills 39 bandits’ in Zamfara

The Nigeria army says it has neutralised at least 39 armed bandits in two different operations in Zamfara in the last six days.Oni Orisan, spokesman of operation Hadarin Daji, told NAN that the operations were carried out in Bakura and Anka axis of the state.According to him, 19 of the bandits were killed in an encounter with the army in [...]

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    IGP: Dialogue with bandits not new — we did with Niger Delta militants

IGP: Dialogue with bandits not new — we did with Niger Delta militants

Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police, says Katsina state’s amnesty programme for bandits is not new because "such negotiations will bring peace". He said the federal government also granted amnesty to Niger Delta militants in the past.The IGP further said the security situation in the country has improved compared to the two quarters ago, maintaining that banditry and kidnapping have reduced. He was briefing state [...]

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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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    Masari frees six bandits in exchange for 20 kidnap victims

Masari frees six bandits in exchange for 20 kidnap victims

The Kastina state government has released six suspected bandits detained by security agencies in exchange for 20 kidnap victims.This is said to be part of a peace deal between bandits and the state government.Eight local government areas in the state comprising Dandume, Sabuwa, Faskari, Kankara, Safana, Danmusa, Batsari and Jibiya have come under frequent attacks by bandits.The situation was said [...]

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    Repent or we’ll deal with you, Masari warns bandits

Repent or we’ll deal with you, Masari warns bandits

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, has warned criminal elements in the state to be prepared to face the wrath of the government if they do not repent.Masari said this while speaking at a security meeting with traditional rulers, herdsmen leaders and security agencies in the state, on Thursday.He said killings were unacceptable and called on parents and guardians to be [...]

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    Three military vehicles razed as ‘bandits’ strike in Katsina

Three military vehicles razed as ‘bandits’ strike in Katsina

Suspected bandits burnt down three military vehicles in a gun duel with security operatives along Shimfida road in Jibiya local government area of Katsina state.Three women were injured in the fierce counter which took place on Sunday night, according to the state police command.The suspects were said to have arrived the scene in their large numbers before blocking the road [...]

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    Four killed as bandits attack Katsina community

Four killed as bandits attack Katsina community

Suspected bandits have been killed four people in a raid on Tsayau village in Jibia local government area of Katsina state.Anas Gezawa, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.The attack comes less than 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military to hunt and eliminate bandits wherever they are found.The attackers were [...]

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