Monday, August 19, 2019

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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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    Buhari to military: Eliminate bandits wherever you find them

Buhari to military: Eliminate bandits wherever you find them

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military to hunt bandits and eliminate them wherever they find them.A statement from Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as giving the directive while addressing officers of the 17th Army Brigade and Nigerian Air Force 213 operational base in Katsina on Saturday.There have been reports of deaths in recent months mostly as a result [...]

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    Ex-bandits: Police harassment forced us into kidnapping

Ex-bandits: Police harassment forced us into kidnapping

Some repentant bandits in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara state, on Monday, said they went into crime because of harassment from security personnel.Speaking at a peace meeting held at the palace of Muhammadu Bawa, emir of Tsafe, the ex-bandits said they "were harassed and intimidated" by the police and vigilantes, locally known as ”Yan Sakai".Hassan Dantawaye, one of the [...]

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    North-west governors grant amnesty to bandits 

North-west governors grant amnesty to bandits 

Bandits, cattle rustlers have been granted amnesty by governors in the north-west. This was disclosed by Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, who read a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day security and reconciliation meeting with security agents, vigilante, volunteer groups, herdsmen and farmers on Thursday in Katsina.Over the months, many lives have been lost in clashes between farmers [...]

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    ‘Women abducted, 22 killed’ as gunmen raid Katsina communities

‘Women abducted, 22 killed’ as gunmen raid Katsina communities

Twenty-two persons were reportedly killed while many women were abducted when suspected bandits attacked Zangon-Kankara and Makera in Kankara local government area of Katsina state.A resident of Zango-Kankara told TheCable that the attacks occurred on Thursday evening.He said while 18 people were killed in Zangon, four lost their lives in Makera where several women were abducted.The resident said the attackers [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ kill two airmen in Kaduna

‘Bandits’ kill two airmen in Kaduna

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it lost two of its personnel in a gun duel with bandits at Kawan Pole Waya in Kaduna state.Ibikunle Daramola, director of NAF’s public relations and information, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.According to Daramola, the incident occurred on Monday when troops of 271 NAF detachment dismounted an ambush set up by [...]

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    Buratai as army’s ‘Mr. Commission’

Buratai as army’s ‘Mr. Commission’

BY USMAN BELLOSince 2015, there have been some remarkable improvements in the operations of the Nigerian Army. The Nigerian Army, though not my constituency I have over the years followed its affairs critically, and it has somewhat become my hubby to make analysis whenever there is a change in its leadership, when redeployment are carried out and the likes.You reading [...]

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    Stop terrorising Nigeria, coalition tells Shi’ites over attack at n’assembly

Stop terrorising Nigeria, coalition tells Shi’ites over attack at n’assembly

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement has called for immediate stop to "terror activities of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites.The coalition was reacting to the invasion on the national assembly complex by members of the group on Tuesday.They had shot policemen on duty and set some cars ablaze.CNM described the attack on police by [...]

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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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