ARMED BANDITS NUMBERING OVER 200 SURROUND KATSINA VILLAGE, GOBIRAWA

Armed bandits Gobirawa village in Safana local government is reportedly about to be attacked by armed bandits, Daily Trust gathered. The bandits on motorcycles, numbering over 200, according to locals, have surrounded the village, chanting war songs. A source, who confided in our reporter, said already the villagers and some vigilante members were gearing up for any eventual attack. He said supports from neighbouring villages and armed security personnel was being awaited, saying the council officials have been informed. Read more: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/breaking-bandits-surround-gobirawa-village-in-katsina.html

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EL RUFAI MEETS IGP, SULTAN, DEFENCE MINISTER OVER SECURITY PROBLEMS

 Don Silas  Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State is currently meeting with the acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar over security issues in the state and other parts of the north. The meeting, which started around 11:30 am, is holding at the Arewa House in Kaduna. Others in attendance are; Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali, the Defence Minister, and Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, made this…

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DO WE REALLY HAVE A COMMANDER IN CHIEF IN NIGERIA, PDP ASKS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wants Nigeria to ponder on whether or not there really iss a Commander-in-Chief in the country. Prince Uche Secondus, Chairman of the party, gave the poser in Abuja on Friday while addressing a world press conference. “Do we still have a government? The apparent incompetence of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the handling of affairs of governance has continued to take a huge toll on the nation,” he said. “The security situation has been such that prominent Nigerian clerics have been raising serious…

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INSECURITY: NORTHERN NIGERIA IS NOW UNDER SIEGE- SHEHU SANI

[FILE PHOTO] Senator Shehu Sani Sen. Shehu Sani (PRP-Kaduna Central) on Tuesday urged governments to take more proactive measures to address the overwhelming security challenges facing the Northern part of the country. Sani spoke while receiving groups from Birnin Gwari, Chikun Local Government Areas and representatives of Zamfara indegines resident in Kaduna. The groups presented a letter of complaint on the insecurity challenges facing them in their various communities for onward submission to the National Assembly. Sani said the entire Northern region was currently under siege and being faced with…

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INSECURITY WEAKENS NORTHERN NIGERIA ECONOMY

Northern Nigeria is in dire need of direct foreign and local investments. The north with its arable lands good for agriculture and abundance of solid minerals have not attracted much investment due to myriad of problems, most important of which is insecurity. According to a report by the National Bureau of Statistics, which oversees and publishes statistics in Nigeria, 10 states are the poorest in the country with over 70 per cent poverty rate. Most of the states, indeed nine of the states are Northern States and the exception was…

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‘THERE WILL BE MORE BLOODSHED’, ZAMFARA BANDITS THREATEN IN NEW TAPES SENT TO EMIR

Olaleye Aluko, Adeniyi Olugbemi and Olaide Oyelude A suspected  leader of the bandits responsible for the killings  in Zamfara State has vowed that there will be more killings in the state as long as the Federal Government continues to deploy military and other security forces in the troubled area. He  made this known during a secret conversation with an emir in  Zamfara State, a copy of  the recording was obtained exclusively by Saturday PUNCH. In the secret tape, the bandit opposed the deployment of troops  in their  communities, saying  it  would…

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22 KILLED IN FRESH TIV/JUKUN CRISIS IN WUKARI

At least 22 persons are feared killed in fresh attacks between ethnic Jukun and Tiv communities of Wukari local government area in southern Taraba State, residents and local officials have said. The two communities have been at war in the last three weeks, resulting in the loss of lives and property. Witnesses said a Tiv militia stormed Wukari’s suburbs around 7 p.m on Friday. A resident, Bwacha David, said the attackers who were over 200 caught the villagers unaware. Mr David said the attackers set many houses on fire. ‘’They…

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STOP FLEEING ZAMFARA BANDITS FROM COMING TO OSUN, OYETOLA BEGS POLICE, TRADITIONAL RULERS

Oladimeji Ramon Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday urged security agencies and traditional rulers to be at alert to prevent all forms of criminality and possible infiltration of the state by fleeing illegal miners and bandits displaced from Zamfara State. This was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Adeniyi Adesina, after the governor spoke during a security sensitisation programme attended by traditional rulers, security operatives, civil society organisations, politicians, market women, community leaders and top government functionaries in Osogbo. Oyetola said, “It has become imperative…

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BUHARI LAMENTS AT EASTER, SEE WHY

Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja lamented that Nigeria was filled with gloom following the protracted killings of innocent Nigerians as well as the menace of kidnap and other forms of violence in the country. The president who made this remark in his Easter message as Christians across the globe celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ this weekend, however, encouraged citizens to promote the bond of brotherhood and good neighbourliness expected from fellow citizens. He charged Nigerians to resist attempts by those he described…

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THEFTS IN AND AROUND AIRPORTS: FG TIGHTENS SECURITY

 Expands CCTV coverage area, reinforces patrols, profiles security personnel By Chinedu Eze Following rising cases of theft, including a recent robbery of a private jet waiting to take off after bandits accessed the airside of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, the federal government has reinforced the security apparatus at the nation’s airports, THISDAY has learnt. The new strategy, it was learnt, includes the expansion of areas covered by the Close-Circuit Television (CCTV), reinforcement of security team that patrols all areas of the airports, profiling of Aviation Security (AVSEC)…

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