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    Naval officer shot dead in Kogi

Naval officer shot dead in Kogi

Two persons, including a naval officer, were shot dead on Okene-Lokoja road in Kogi state, on Thursday. Ayuba Ede, the state commissioner of police, confirmed the development in Lokoja, the Kogi capital. According to him, the officer and a woman were travelling in a Toyota Sienna car when they were shot by yet-to-be-identified gunmen around 6pm. While the naval officer was in uniform, [...]

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    Kogi blames ‘aggrieved protesters’ for attack on COVID-19 briefing

Kogi blames ‘aggrieved protesters’ for attack on COVID-19 briefing

The Kogi state government says the attack at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) on Wednesday was by relatives of patients allegedly abandoned by the hospital staff. Gunmen had attacked the medical centre in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, and disrupted a COVID-19 press conference. They also carted away laptops, valuable documents and destroyed some properties at the facility. But in a statement, Kingsley Fanwo, [...]

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    Gunmen attack Kogi medical centre, disrupt COVID-19 briefing

Gunmen attack Kogi medical centre, disrupt COVID-19 briefing

Gunmen, on Wednesday, attacked the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja, Kogi state, and disrupted a COVID-19 press conference. The hospital had scheduled a media briefing for the day to demand a COVID-19 screening centre in the state and to also speak about the challenges health workers are facing with regard to the disease. The armed men were said to have [...]

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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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    Nyako’s 90-year-old brother abducted

Nyako’s 90-year-old brother abducted

Dahiru Nyako, brother to Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state, has been kidnapped. Sulaiman Nguroje, police public relations officer of the state command, said 90-year-old Dahiru was kidnapped at his residence at Mayo – Belwa town, Belwa local government area of the state around 2am on Thursday. "The command had already deployed anti-kidnapping and operation Farauta squads for quick response and rescue missions," [...]

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    Gunmen abduct two Chinese nationals in Ebonyi

Gunmen abduct two Chinese nationals in Ebonyi

Two Chinese nationals working in a mining site in Ihietutu, Ishiagu in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi, have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. The Ebonyi state police command confirmed the incident on Thursday. Loveth Odah, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, said the abducted Chinese nationals are employees of Greenfield Metals Limited which specialises in lead and zinc mining. She [...]

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    ‘Nine killed’ in fresh Kaduna attack 

‘Nine killed’ in fresh Kaduna attack 

Nine people have been killed in Tudu village in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, according to The PUNCH. A resident quoted by the newspaper said gunmen invaded the village about 5am on Wednesday and started shooting sporadically.  Cafra Caino, chairman of the local government, was reported to confirm that nine lives were lost, and the intervention of security operatives prevented [...]

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    ‘Three killed’ as gunmen attack Kogi community

‘Three killed’ as gunmen attack Kogi community

At least three persons have allegedly been killed by gunmen in Egume, Dekina local government area of Kogi state. Speaking with journalists on Saturday, Adamu Abubakar, assistant secretary of the state chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), said the gunmen invaded Ofanwa Elubi community in Egume on Thursday morning. He said the assailants shot at the [...]

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    Gunmen kill 15 in Kaduna community

Gunmen kill 15 in Kaduna community

Some gunmen have killed 15 people at Gonar Rogo village in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state. Confirming the development in a statement on Tuesday, Mohammed Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna police command, said they got a call from the divisional police officer (DPO) in Kajuru that a group of armed men invaded the village. Jalige said apart from the 15 [...]

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    Gunmen ‘kill 11′ in Kaduna despite movement restriction 

Gunmen ‘kill 11′ in Kaduna despite movement restriction 

Gunmen have reportedly killed 11 people in Kaduna despite the curfew imposed on the state to curb the spread of COVID-19.  In a statement, Luka Binniyat, spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), said the killings took place in Guruku ward, Kuduru village in Chikun local government area and Jagindi in Jema'a local government area. According to him, Danlami Barde, district [...]

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    Driver shot dead as gunmen abduct three UTME candidates, baby in Kaduna

Driver shot dead as gunmen abduct three UTME candidates, baby in Kaduna

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    ICYMI: Gunmen kidnap five female students, teacher in Niger

ICYMI: Gunmen kidnap five female students, teacher in Niger

The Niger state police command says it is on the trail of the gunmen who abducted five female students from Tular Academy, a private boarding school in Moruba, Mariga local government area of the state. A teacher and two security guards said to be on duty were also kidnapped. Adamu Usman, the state police commissioner who led a combined team of police [...]

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    Two killed as gunmen abduct teenage girl in Kaduna

Two killed as gunmen abduct teenage girl in Kaduna

Two people were killed while a 13-year-old girl was abducted by gunmen in Kaduna on Thursday. The gunmen were said to have invaded  Angwan Alkali, Mararaban Rido area, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis around 1am. They reportedly headed for the resident of a prison warder and killed him. However, while the assailants were breaking into the warder’s house, a neighbour was said to [...]

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    Over 30 killed as ‘bandits’ raid two villages in Katsina

Over 30 killed as ‘bandits’ raid two villages in Katsina

More than 30 persons were killed after suspected bandits raided villages in Batsari local government area of Katsina state. Gambo Isah, police public relations officer (PPRO) of the state, who confirmed the incident, said that the victims were killed in Tsauwa and Dankar villages in the area. Isah said gunmen stormed the two villages on motorcycles and opened fire on residents. He said [...]

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    Man shot dead in fresh Plateau attack

Man shot dead in fresh Plateau attack

A resident of Bokkos local government area of Plateau state has been killed in the latest wave of violence in the state. Abuh Gabriel, spokesman of the Plateau police command, confirmed the incident on Monday. Gabriel said the attack was carried out on Ruboi and Marish communities on Monday morning. He, however, said security forces had been deployed in the communities while "calm had [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap 17-year-old student in FCT

Gunmen kidnap 17-year-old student in FCT

Gunmen have kidnapped Gift Abiikor, a 17-year-old student of Federal Government College (FGC), Rubochi, Abuja. Abiikor was said to be sleeping in the residence of one Ahmed Adamu when the gunmen broke in about 1 am and kidnapped him on Tuesday. Adamu was said to have reported the incident to the police. In a statement on Tuesday, Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the FCT [...]

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