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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ARMY ARRESTS 20 NOTORIOUS BANDITS TERRORISING KATSINA, SEE PICS

In continuation of operations against armed banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other criminalities in Katsina state, troops of 17 Brigade on Operation HARBIN KUNAMA III, have arrested a notorious bandit/kidnapping kingpin known as Mallam Bawa Gomna and 20 others during operations around Batsari, Jibia and Safana Local Government Areas of Katsina State between the 3rd to 21st of June 2019. Those arrested so far, according to the Nigerian Army are reportedly responsible for terrorizing villagers in Batsari, Jibia and Safana Local Government Areas of the State. The criminal elements were…

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GOV MASARI HAS NO WAEC CERTIFICATE, ONLY HAS ‘ TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN SAYS LADO AT ELECTIONS TRIBUNAL

He only has “to whom it may concern” ….. Different names on school results by MUSTAPHA USMAN The Katsina PDP governorship candidate in the 2019 election, Yakubu Lado, has raised questions over the Governor Aminu Masari’s qualification to contest the election, saying the governor parades “To Whom It May Concern” not secondary school certificate. According to the candidate of PDP, the governor also shares same age with his father. Addressing journalists after the tribunal sitting in Katsina, counsel to Mr Lado, Gordy Uche SAN, said that it was clear from…

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70-YR OLD BANDIT, 2 OTHERS ARRESTED DURING GUN DUEL WITH SECURITY OPERATIVES IN KATSINA

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina A gun duel between security operatives and suspected bandits in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State has led to the death of a suspected bandit and arrest of three others among whom is a 70-year-old man. The incident occurred on Thursday about noon. The Spokesman for Katsina Police command, SP Gambo Isah who confirmed the incident, gave the name of the dead suspected bandit as Kurma. Isah also gave the name of the arrested 70-year-old as Bawa Naganda. The command spokesman gave accounts of the incident…

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26,000 DISPLACES IN KATSINA OVER BANDITRY, KIDNAPPING

•Farmers flee their settlements, farmlands Gboyega Akinsanmi and Francis Sardauna in Katsina No fewer than 25,988 residents have been displaced from their ancestral roots and base of their economic activities due to the activities of armed bandits and kidnapers in different parts of Katsina State, statistics from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) have revealed. Likewise, the rising spate of armed attacks, at least in eight local government areas of the state, has forced a good number of farmers to flee their settlements and farmlands, citing hundreds of their colleagues…

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INSECURITY: NO SALLAH CELEBRATION IN KATSINA

The Daura Emirate Council in Katsina State said it has suspended all activities lined up to mark the forthcoming Eid-Al-fitr Sallah celebrations scheduled to commence next week. Malam Abdulmumini Salihu (Danejin Daura) made the disclosure on behalf of the emirate council in a statement issued in Daura on Monday. Salihu said that the suspension of the Sallah activities was due to the recent unfortunate security breaches bedeviling some parts of the state. He said that the recent happenings which led to the kidnap and brutal killings of some innocent citizens…

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ARMED BANDITS LAUNCH ANOTHER ATTACK ON KATSINA COMMUNITY OF BATSARI

Armed bandits reportedly launch fresh attacks on 2 villages in Batsari, Katsina  Armed bandits on numerous motorcycles reportedly launched fresh attacks on no fewer than two villages of Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State in the late hours of Sunday. The villages attacked by the armed bandits according to our sources are Gobirawa and Biya Ki Kwana all located less than 2 Km away from the Batsari Local Government council headquarters. The attackers who were said to have operated for almost 2 hours reportedly killed one person in Biya…

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KATSINA EMIRATE SAYS NO SALLA H DURBAR THIS YEAR OVER INSECURITY

The Katsina Emirate Council says it would not hold the usual Sallah Durbar during the forthcoming Eid Fitr to mourn victims of recent bandit attack in some communities in the state. The Emirates Information Officer, Alhaji Ibrahim Bindawa, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Katsina. “His Royal Highness, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir has directed me to inform the people of the state that following bandit attacks in some communities in the state, the usual Sallah Durbar will not hold during the Eid Fitr celebration,” Bindawa…

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KATSINA PASSES LAW PRESCRIBING DEATH PENALTY FOR KIDNAPPING, CATTLE RUSTLING

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina Governor Aminu Masari on Friday signed into law, the amended penal code of criminal justice system in Katsina State. The amended penal code of criminal justice now makes kidnapping and cattle rustling, capital offences while rape now attracts life imprisonment in the state. Speaking during the brief ceremony to assent to the laws, Governor Masari explained that the state is currently faced with security challenges, hence the need to revisit the penal and procedural laws to deal with suspects. The Governor revealed that the two laws that…

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