Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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    Masari: Only 30 police officers providing security for 100 villages in Katsina

Masari: Only 30 police officers providing security for 100 villages in Katsina

Aminu Masari, Katsina governor, says only 30 police officers provide security for 100 villages in the state. Speaking at a luncheon to mark Eid-El-Kabir with troops on the frontline, Masari said the number of  the police officers is inadequate to cover the villages in the state. The governor said his administration is working to amend laws of the state to give power [...]

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    El-Rufai: Southern Kaduna attacks have ethnic, religious colourations

El-Rufai: Southern Kaduna attacks have ethnic, religious colourations

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the incessant killings in the southern part of the state are usually given ethnic and religious colourations. In a statement issued on Friday by Muyiwa Adekeye, the governor's spokesman, el-Rufai said while such attacks are referred to as crime in other northern states, the attacks and reprisals are described differently in southern Kaduna, as they [...]

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    Kaduna police ‘arrest 207 bandits, recover N93m’

Kaduna police ‘arrest 207 bandits, recover N93m’

The Kaduna police command says it has arrested 207 suspected bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers, and rapists in the state. At a press briefing on Wednesday, Umar Muri, the state commissioner of police, said the arrests were made in the last few weeks. He said the police recovered 41 guns, 1,113 rounds of AK 47 live ammunition, 16 rounds of live cartridges, 26 [...]

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    Buratai: 99 percent of terrorists are Nigerians

Buratai: 99 percent of terrorists are Nigerians

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says 99 percent of terrorists are Nigerians. Buratai said this in Abuja on Monday while addressing journalists after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the army in the north-west region. According to him, with the right support, Nigeria can end insurgency. "As to whether banditry, terrorism and so on will end, I think it all [...]

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    Masari: Enemies of APC behind attacks by bandits in the north

Masari: Enemies of APC behind attacks by bandits in the north

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, says the enemies of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are behind the attacks by bandits and Boko Haram in the northern part of the country. Speaking at a meeting with APC ward and local government chairmen on Sunday, Masari said politicians are sponsoring the attacks to make the party appear not in control so they [...]

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    Troops rescue 32 kidnapped victims in Benue, kill bandit leader

Troops rescue 32 kidnapped victims in Benue, kill bandit leader

The defence headquarters says its troops have rescued 32 victims kidnapped by suspected bandits in Logo local government area (LGA) of Benue state.  John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said troops of sectors 2 and 4, on Monday, carried out a raid on a suspected kidnappers' den in Tomayin village. The raid, Enenche [...]

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    Army: Our duty is on the frontline — not to expose Boko Haram sponsors

Army: Our duty is on the frontline — not to expose Boko Haram sponsors

The Nigerian Army says it is not its duty to expose sponsors of the Boko Haram insurgents. At a media briefing on Thursday, John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, said although the army is aware that some groups are being sponsored, its duty is to defeat "terrorism and other criminality". Enenche said it is the responsibility of the National Intelligence Agency [...]

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    ICYMI: Sultan tackles Buhari, governors over killings

ICYMI: Sultan tackles Buhari, governors over killings

Sa’ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says the recent killings by Boko Haram insurgents would have been avoided if the government had risen to the occasion. In the past weeks, insurgents and bandits launched series of attacks on communities in the north, resulting in the loss of lives and destruction of property. In a statement issued through Abubakar Aliyu, secretary-general of Jamaatu Nasril [...]

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    I have failed to protect you, Masari tells Katsina residents

I have failed to protect you, Masari tells Katsina residents

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, says he has failed in protecting the residents of the state from bandits. Speaking with reporters at the government house in Katsina, Masari said he is a very unhappy person because the people have never had rest since he came on board as governor. He said the bandits were "worse than animals" because they kill indiscriminately. "I don’t [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Some traditional rulers in Katsina are aiding bandits

Garba Shehu: Some traditional rulers in Katsina are aiding bandits

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says some traditional rulers are aiding bandits in Katsina, the state President Muhammadu Buhari hails from. Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Monday, Shehu said these traditional rulers help gunmen escape when security agencies are planning attacks. Katsina has come under attacks by gunmen in recent times. A number of people have lost their lives [...]

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    ‘We’ll punish those behind these killings’ — army reacts to Borno, Katsina attacks

‘We’ll punish those behind these killings’ — army reacts to Borno, Katsina attacks

The Nigerian Army says it is saddened by the attack on Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno state.  Over 70 people were killed Tuesday when Boko Haram insurgents attacked the village. While visiting the scene of the attack, Babagana Zulum, governor of the state called on the military to intensify efforts in its fight against the insurgents. Sagir Musa, [...]

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    ’40 killed’ as bandits hit Katsina again

’40 killed’ as bandits hit Katsina again

More than 40 residents of Katsina have been killed in a fresh attacks by suspected bandits. A security source told TheCable that the attackers struck at Kadisau village in Faskari local government area of Katsina on Tuesday evening. The source said after storming Kadisau, they went from house to house, killing anyone in sight. "The attack started at 4pm yesterday and they took [...]

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    Surrender or be killed, Buhari tells bandits

Surrender or be killed, Buhari tells bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned bandits to surrender or face “disgraceful and violent end’’. In a statement, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said Buhari gave the warning at a meeting with Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina. The president also commiserated with Masari over the loss of lives in the attacks. Some of the people who lost their lives to recent attacks include Abu Atiku, district head [...]

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    ICYMI: Katsina pulls out of peace deal with bandits

ICYMI: Katsina pulls out of peace deal with bandits

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, says his administration has pulled out of the peace deal it had with bandits that have been terrorising residents of the state. The state government had entered a peace agreement with the gunmen. But despite the accord, communities in Katsina are still being attacked and residents killed. Speaking with the BBC Hausa service on Tuesday, Masari said [...]

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    District head shot dead in Katsina

District head shot dead in Katsina

Suspected bandits have shot dead 60-year-old Abu Atiku, district head of Yantumaki in Danmusa local government area (LGA) of Katsina state. Gambo Isah, the state police public relations officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Katsina. Isah said the attackers invaded the area on Sunday at about 11:55 pm with AK47 rifles and attacked the residence of the deceased, where [...]

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    Don’t allow bandits dislodged from Zamfara move to Kaduna, el-Rufai begs military

Don’t allow bandits dislodged from Zamfara move to Kaduna, el-Rufai begs military

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has called on the military to intensify its fight against banditry in the state. Over the weeks, the military has coordinated different offensives against suspected bandits in the north-west, especially Zamfara and Sokoto states. During a visit to Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, el-Rufai expressed concerns over dislodged bandits who [...]

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