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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MILITARY TOP SHOTS STORM KATSINA OVER INSECURITY IN PRESIDENT’S HOME STATE

By Ebere Ndukwu A delegation of military chiefs on Thursday stormed President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state, Katsina over worsening issues of killings by bandits and kidnappings in the area. The development is coming as the state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, recently visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja to seek his intervention over growing banditry and kidnappings in the North West state. The military chiefs, led by Maj.-Gen. B.I. Ahanotu, were received by the state Deputy Governor, Manir Yakubu, on behalf of the governor. Ahanotu told the deputy governor that they were…

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BUHARI SUMMONS MASARI OVER KATSINA SECURITY SITUATION

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari over recent security challenges in the state. According to a statement made by Femi Adesina, Governor Masari was received in the State House on Wednesday 22nd of May, 2019. The President’s media aide in his communique on Thursday,  did not however, state categorically what the meeting’s outcome was. Masari’s summoning comes on the heels of recent attacks in some ares within Katsina State, the latest being an attack on three communities in Dan Musa, Faskari and Batsari local government areas leading…

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BANDITS KILL OVER 26 IN 3 COMMUNITIES IN KATSINA

Bandits have killed more than 26 people in an attack on three communities in Dan Musa, Faskari and Batsari local government areas of Katsina State. Sources in the area told Channels Televisionthat bandits riding motorcycles carried out the attacks on Tuesday. According to them, 11 persons were reportedly killed in an attack on Sabon Layin Galadima community of Faskari LGA, while five persons were killed at Mara Zamfarawa village in Dan Musa LGA with many animals rustled. Similarly, locals told Channels Television that bandits attacked farmers on their farmlands in the afternoon in Yar…

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GIRLFRIENDS, INFORMANTS OF KATSINA BANDITS ARRESTED, SEE PICS

The Katsina State Police Command, have arrested four women said to be informants, girlfriends and cooks of bandits in the state.The arrested women said to be informants, girlfriends and cooks of bandits in Katsina state, were identified as Bilikisu Abubakar, 20; Rasikat Amadi; Sulie Dairu, 45; and Rakiyat Yusuf, 20. The state’s police spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah who confirmed their arrest, said the women who have strong ties with some criminals on the police wanted list, always visited Rugu Forest to attend to the needs of the bandits, including sleeping…

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KATSINA PEOPLE PROTEST, DESTROY BUHARI, MASARI’S BILLBOARDS OVER INSECURITY

Residents of Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State has on Tuesday afternoon took to the major streets of the town to protest the daily attacks of bandits they experience recently. Katsina Post learned that the protesters, comprising grown-up men and children were carrying cardboard papers with different inscriptions calling on the government both state and the Federal and security agencies to step up their games and protect them. We also learned that the angry protesters burnt tires and billboards of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Bello Masari in…

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NOBODY IS SAFE, HOW DO WE LIVE LIKE THIS- EMIR OF KATSINA TELLS BUHARI’S MINISTER

Abdulmumini Usman, the Emir of Katsina, has said that the  efforts of the  Buhari-led administration may not yield the desired results if the insecurity ravaging the  North-Western part of Nigeria is not checked. The Emir told Audu Ogbe, the Minister for Agriculture, that farmers and herdsmen who are the target beneficiaries of government initiatives have abandoned their farms and herds as killings and kidnappings have become rampant in the region, including Katsina, Mr Buhari’s home state. Mr Ogbe was in the Katsina palace, alongside the Governor of the Central Bank…

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BANDITRY: RESIDENTS BEG FOR STATE OF EMERGENCY IN KATSINA

Residents of Katsina are worried about the increased rate of kidnapping, banditry and insecurity as a whole in the state. The residents are saying that if special commitments are not attached to security in the state, it will affect farming and economic activities. They, however, called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency for Katsina and Zamfara states as quickly as possible. Their concern comes after the kidnap of the father-in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aide de Camp, Mohammed Abubakar. The victim, Musa Umar who is said…

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KATSINA POLICE SPEAKS ON ABDUCTION OF BUHARI’S IN-LAW IN DAURA

The Police in Katsina State have described how the Magajin Garin Daura, Musa Umar, was abducted from his palace on Wednesday. The Magajin Yari Daura is a younger brother of the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar, and by the traditional title, he is expected to succeed his elder brother as Emir. Buhari’s Aide De Camp (ADC) is married to the daughter of the abducted Magajin Yari Daura. Addressing newsmen in Katsina yesterday, spokesman for the state police command, Gambo Isah, in a statement described the efforts being made to rescue…

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