HOW 40 BANDITS ATTACKED MY DEPUTY- NASARAWA GOVERNOR

The Nasarawa State Governor, Mr Abdullahi Sule, on Thursday, said the bandits who attacked the convoy of his deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, were about 40 in number. Sule told State House correspondents in Abuja that the large number of the bandits was the reason they out-gunned the policemen attached to Akabe, killing three of them and a civilian driver in the process. “They were up to 40; they killed the policemen, three of them and one other person. “But, my deputy, he is okay; he came back safe and doing…

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GUNMEN KILL 65-YR OLD KEBBI BUSINESSMAN, ABDUCTS HIS DAUGHTER IN-LAW

Gunmen early Sunday morning killed a businessman in Gulma town of Kebbi, Alhaji Yusuf Garkar-Bore, and abducted his daughter-in-law, Mrs Aisha Yusuf. A member of the family who did not want his name mentioned for security reasons, told newsmen that the gunmen invaded the community at about 2 am, and attacked the home of 65 year-old Garkar-Bore, shooting him in the chest and abducting his son’s wife. “Alhaji was shot severally in the chest; we took him to Argungu General Hospital for treatment but he was confirmed dead; he has…

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ARMED BANDITS KILL 2 AIR FORCE PERSONNEL IN KADUNA

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the death of two of its personnel killed by bandits in Kaduna State. The deceased personnel – Flying Officer Abdulrahman Bayero and Aircraftman Saidu Bawa – were said to have been killed in an ambush by armed bandits at Kawan Pole Waya, about 20km from Birnin Gwari along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road. NAF director of public relations and information Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who made this known, stated that: “Troops of 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Detachment, Birnin Gwari on Monday,…

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SEE BUHARI THREATENING BANDITS AFTER THEY KILLED 37 IN SOKOTO

We’ll respond fiercely to massacre of 37 people by bandits – Buhari Kazeem Ugbodaga / 6 hours ago President Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to respond fiercely to the killing of 37 innocent people by bandits in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State. He described the the bandits as brutal and remorseless enemies of humanity, while condemning the killing and commiserating with families of the victims. In a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, the president commiserated with…

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TAMBUWAL WARNS AGAINST REPRISAL ATTACKS AS BANDITS KILL 29 IN SOKOTO

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday, July 19, cautioned local vigilantes against harassment and killing of innocent Fulani over bandits attacks in the state. The governor gave the warning while commiserating with families of the 29 people killed by bandits in Kamitau, Malafaru and Ololi communities in Shinaka District of Goronyo local government area. Tambuwal reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to ending all forms of banditry across the state. He described bandits attacks on innocent people as wicked but said it was no justification for local vigilantes and civilian…

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BANDITS KILL OVER 20 IN SOKOTO

Suspected armed bandits have killed over twenty persons in Dan Tatsako village in Goronyo local government area of Sokoto state. A source in the local government says the assailants arrived in the village at night armed with sophisticated weapons and started shooting sporadically. He says apart from the twenty persons killed, houses and other properties were destroyed by the bandits. He explains that survivors of the attack fled the village to seek refuge in nearby communities within Goronyo and Isa Local Government areas of Sokoto state. The Sokoto state police…

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BANDITRY IN NIGERIA HAS INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION – YUGUDA

A former governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda, on Tuesday said the challenges of banditry in the North West of Nigeria might have an international dimension. Mr Yuguda fielded questions from State House correspondents after a private visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said he was in the villa to show solidarity with the President over the security challenges currently facing the country. According to him, Nigeria is a big country with a population growth from 60 million in the 1960s to about 200 million…

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SEE WHAT BANDITS WERE SHOUTING AS THEY KILLED 6 IN KATSINA COMMUNITY

Katsina gunmen: Gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar” raided three villages in northern Nigeria’s Katsina state, killing six people, a police spokesman said Monday. The black-clad group, riding on motorcycles, attacked Makers, Dan Sabau and Pawwa villages in Kankara district late Sunday, firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades, Gambo Isah told AFP. “Six people from the attacked villages were killed but we killed many of the bandits in a shootout that lasted for more than an hour,” Isah added. He said police were combing the bushes for the bodies of the assailants. Allahu…

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HOURS AFTER SECURITY CHIEFS SAID THEIR TACTICS ARE WORKING BANDITS KILL 17 IN KATSINA

Hours after security chiefs met Buhari beating their chests about their achievements, bandits in Katsina killed another 17. Residents of Katsina State were, again, thrown into mourning as bandits attacked Danmusa Local Government Area of the state, killing 17 persons. Locals said nine persons were killed in Ungwan Rabo, six in Ungwan Maganda and two in Ungwan Dadi, all in Danmusa council. However, the state Police Command said only two persons were killed in Danmusa. A source, Yusuf, said around 2p.m. on Wednesday, he heard gunshots from the bandits, who…

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KATSINA PEOPLE MAKE BARRICADES PF CORPSES AS BANDITS KILL 11

By Bashir Bello KATSINA—Not fewer than 11 persons were reportedly killed in a fresh attack launched by bandits on nine villages of Kankara Local Government Area in Katsina State, Saturday evening. Following the attack, angry residents staged a protest with the corpses of persons killed, barricading for hours major highway linking major parts of the state, the state capital and the southern part, Funtua axis. Vanguard gathered that the bandits stormed Pauwa, Katoge, Danhayi, Gidan Guge, Kaurawa, Jan Bago, Kadanya, Gidan Kwaki and Lambar Kantoma villages. It was gathered from locals…

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