82-YR OLD SOKOTO DISTRICT HEAD KILLED BY BANDITS

Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto The district head of Balle, Gudu Local Government Area of Sokoto State, Ibrahim Aliyu, has been killed by suspected bandits. According to a source, the 82-year-old district head who was shot in the head, was met lying in a pool of blood, reciting Kalmat (There is none worthy of worship except Allah. He is alone and has no partner. To Him belongs the Kingdom and for Him is all praise. He gives life and causes death. In His hand is all good and He has power over everything) before…

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BANDITS KILL 50 IN ZAMFARA VILLAGES LAST WEEKEND

Armed persons suspected to be bandits during the weekend attacked some communities in Zamfara State, killing more than 50 people and injuring 31 in three separate days. The attackers invaded communities under Dangurgu, kunkilai, Birnin Magaji, in Maru, Gusau and Birnin Magaji local government areas of Zamfara State. This is coming on the heels of a robust security action plan tagged, ‘Operation Puff Adder’ launched by the Ag. Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu aimed at flushing out criminal elements across some states of the federation, Zamfara inclusive. The bandits…

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BANDITRY: ARMY BANS USE OF OKADA IN 7 STATES UP NORTH

By: Kingsley Omonobi Abuja – In furtherance of its efforts at curtailing the murderous activities of armed bandits and kidnappers in Northern states, the Nigerian Army under its Exercise Harbin Kunama 111 has banned the use of motorcycles in 7 states of the North noting that perpetrators of these criminal acts made use of the Okada. A statement titled ‘Enforcement of Ban on the use of Motorcycles in Ex-Harbin Kunama Area of Responsibility’, signed by Col Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, made the disclosure in Abuja on Sunday.…

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UNPATRIOTIC NIGERIANS SPONSORING TERRORISTS TO DERAIL MAY 29 INAUGURATION- ARMY

Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa Foreign interests involved, alleges plot to divide MNJTF Warns of dire consequences Boko Haram, ISWA growing in Nigeria – Campbell Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja and Bayo Akinloye in Lagos As Nigerians await another civilian-to-civilian political transition on May 29, the fifth since the return to democracy in 1999, the Army has alleged that some citizens are funding the Boko Haram terrorist group on purpose to disrupt the handover. The Army said this on Saturday in a statement by Acting Director, Army Public…

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GUNMEN ATTACK BAFARAWA, KILL ONE

Attahiru Bafarawa Suspected Gunmen have attacked the home of former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Bafarawa. Confirming the attack to newsmen in Sokoto, Director General of Bafarawa Foundation, Suleiman Shuaib-Shinkafi, said the gunmen attacked the house along with many others in Bafarawa village and the nearby Kamarawa settlement, all in Isa local government area of Sokoto state. Reports reveal that a security guard in the former Governor’s house was killed and the gunmen also kidnapped one person, with the name Abdulrasheed Sa’idu. Bafarawa village is experiencing bandits attack for the first…

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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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NRC HIRES NAF FIGHTER JETS TO GUARD TRAINS ALONG ABUJA KADUNA ROAD SEE PIX

The Nigerian Railway Corporation reportedly hired three NAF helicopters to guard a train on its journey from Abuja to Kaduna. According to a Twitter user, the Nigerian Railway corporation hired the three NAF helicopters on a ‘private deal’ to guard the train which had two Nigerian Senators and other high ranking officers as its passengers. @azeez_Ibrahim11 also wrote; When I saw abt 2 of d Helicopters not more 5minutes later, my thinking was dt d Nigerian security agency have reacted to d kidnappings on d Abuja highway & are combing d…

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STOP BANDITS BEFORE THEY ENTER ABUJA, SENATOR WARNS MILITARY

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has reacted to military report that bandits are now relocating to Kaduna and Niger States. He confirmed the report to be true, adding that people living in Kamuku and Alawa villages within the two states had earlier reported the presence of dangerous strangers. Senator Sani warned that the bandits may soon find their way towards the Federal Capital Territory if the right move was not made to stop them. Sani tweeted on Saturday: “The report by the military…

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BANDITS INVADE 20 COMMUNITIES, KILL 20 IN ZAMFARA

…ambush, injure 4 soldiers Armed bandits yesterday stormed Kunkilai village in Magami District, Gusau Local Government area of Zamfara State, killing at least 20 people and sacking more than 20 communities. The incident led to a fresh combat between some soldiers and the armed bandits, which left at least four soldiers injured. The bandits who were reportedly in large numbers and armed with sophisticated weapons had earlier sacked the communities before engaging the soldiers, who were on rescue operations. A resident of Kunkilai village who narrowly escaped the attack told…

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MILITARY PLANS GRAND OFFENSIVE AGAINST BANDITS

•  To unfold Joint operation of all security agencies    • Task now to cover entire North-west By Kingsley Nwezeh in AbujaMilitary authorities yesterday unveiled a plan for a grand offensive against armed bandits who have intensified attacks in Zamfara and contiguous states, killing and abducting hundreds of innocent Nigerians. Addressing a news conference in Abuja, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Yusuf Buratai, represented by the Chief of Training and Operations, Major General Lamidi Adeosun, said the Army Headquarters had resolved to reorganise “Exercise Harbin Kunama III”, an operation earlier…

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