Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports development, has asked the federal government to declare state of emergency in states experiencing incessant killings.Dalung said this is necessitated by the failure of the security agencies to end the attacks and bring the killers to book.Plateau, Zamfara, Benue and Taraba are among states where many lives have been lost in 2018 alone.Addressing [...]

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    Amnesty: Armed bandits have killed 371 in Zamfara since January

Amnesty: Armed bandits have killed 371 in Zamfara since January

Amnesty International (AI) says armed bandits have killed at least 371 persons in Zamfara state since January 2018.The organisation said more worrisome is that villagers claimed security agencies are in most cases informed about impending attacks with little or nothing done to prevent them.In recent years, Zamfara has been on the receiving end of attacks by armed bandits, but the [...]

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    Killings: Buhari sends 1,000 security personnel to Zamfara

Killings: Buhari sends 1,000 security personnel to Zamfara

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the deployment of 1,000 security personnel to Zamfara state to stem the killings in the state.In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the security personnel comprise the army, air force, police and the civil defence.Zamfara has been on the receiving end of attacks by suspected bandits.Shehu said the personnel are being deployed [...]

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    Zamfara killings continue, 30 killed in attacks on 5 villages

Zamfara killings continue, 30 killed in attacks on 5 villages

Not less than 30 people were reportedly killed in the renewed attacks by bandits in Zamfara state on Tuesday.Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the attack but pegged the casualty figure at three.Shehu said the victims were killed in Sakkida and Gyadde villages, while further attacks were repelled by the force when it got a distress call.However, [...]

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    Ex-Senator: Only state of emergency can bring peace to Zamfara… 3,000 people killed in two years

Ex-Senator: Only state of emergency can bring peace to Zamfara… 3,000 people killed in two years

Sa’idu Dansadau, ex-senator representing Zamfara central, says bandits have killed about 3,000 people in the state in the last two years.Dansadau, who spoke during a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, said over N1.2 billion had been paid as ransom to secure the release of residents abducted during the period.He said the killings took place between June 2016 and June [...]

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    Report: 23 corpses found in Zamfara forest

Report: 23 corpses found in Zamfara forest

Bodies of 23 unidentified persons were reportedly found inside a forest in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state on Friday.Zamfara, among other northern states, has suffered series of attacks from armed bandits and suspected herdsmen, leading to loss of lives and destruction of properties.Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the state police command, said the police got information that bodies had [...]

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    Marafa’s faction shut out of APC convention

Marafa’s faction shut out of APC convention

The faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central belongs to, was denied entry into Eagle Square, venue of the party's national elective convention on Saturday.Speaking with journalists outside the venue of the convention on Saturday, Muhammad Bello Bakyasuwa, spokesman of the Marafa faction, told journalists that they fulfilled all the requirements for contesting [...]

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    Marafa: Dambazau has vindicated me on Yari’s failure

Marafa: Dambazau has vindicated me on Yari’s failure

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, has vindicated him on the "failure" of Abdulaziz Yari, governor, to stop banditry in the state.The minister had said it is bad governance for Yari to withdraw as the state's chief security officer (CSO).In a statement on Friday, Marafa said Yari turned him into an enemy because [...]

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    Bandits taking advantage of your incompetency, Yari blasts Dambazau

Bandits taking advantage of your incompetency, Yari blasts Dambazau

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, has no moral justification to comment on good governance.Yari said this in response to the comment Dambazau directed at him during the International Press Institute (IPI) congress in Abuja on Thursday.Dambazau had said that it was not appropriate for  the governor of Zamfara to quit his role as [...]

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    Dambazau chides Yari, says it’s bad governance to withdraw as Zamfara CSO

Dambazau chides Yari, says it’s bad governance to withdraw as Zamfara CSO

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, says good governance is the solution to the security issues in Zamfara state.The state has been recording cases of killings and banditry in recent times.Last week, Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, said he is helpless over the security situation in the state, describing his status as chief security officer (CSO) as a “mere appellation”."We have [...]

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    Zamfara senator joins governorship race

Zamfara senator joins governorship race

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has expressed his intention to contest the state's governorship election.The senator made known his intention when executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state paid him a Sallah visit at his residence in Tsafe local government area of the state.Marafa said he decided to join the governorship race following calls across the [...]

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    ‘Bandits’ kill 10 in fresh Zamfara attack

‘Bandits’ kill 10 in fresh Zamfara attack

The Zamfara state police command has confirmed the death of 10 persons in an attack in Birnin-Magaji local government area of the state.Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the command, said the suspects attacked Dutsen-Wake and Oho villages at about 10pm on Tuesday.Addressing journalists in Gusau on Wednesday, Shehu said the police “quickly responded” to an alert from residents concerning the attack.He also [...]

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    15 killed as gunmen strike again in Zamfara

15 killed as gunmen strike again in Zamfara

Six days after 30 people were killed in a community in Zamfara, gunmen have again attacked another village in the state, killing 15 people.Muhammad Shehu, Zamfara public relations officer, told NAN on Saturday that the bandits killed the people in a village called Zakuna.He said the village is in the Anka local government area of Zamfara.Shehu said that the attackers [...]

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    No independent candidacy, the untouchables — alterations to ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill and signed Act

No independent candidacy, the untouchables — alterations to ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill and signed Act

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari, and a team of young Nigerians, led by Samson Itodo, made history, as the Not Too Young To Run bill was signed into law by the nation's number one citizen.Young Nigerians, on and offline, went into expected celebrations. While some declared political intentions, most revelled and soaked in the feat just accomplished.But amidst all this, [...]

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    13 killed in gun battle between cattle rustlers, militia in Zamfara

13 killed in gun battle between cattle rustlers, militia in Zamfara

Thirteen people have reportedly been killed in clashes between suspected cattle rustlers and a militia group in Zamfara.The militia and rustlers were said to have been involved in a a gun battle in Fankashi, a remote village in the Maru district of the state from Tuesday till Wednesday.Mohammed Shehu, the state police spokesman, confirmed the incident.“Our men recovered 13 dead [...]

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    Army kills 21 bandits but loses two soldiers in Zamfara

Army kills 21 bandits but loses two soldiers in Zamfara

TheNigerian army says its troops killed 21 armed bandits in Tunga Daji, Anka local government area of Zamfara state.In recent times, suspected bandits have killed scores of people in Zamfara.In a statement on Thursday, Texas Chukwu, spokesman of the army, said the troops recovered weapons but lost two soldiers in the process.Chukwu said the soldiers encountered the bandits while on [...]

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