BANDITS HAVE TAKEN OVER KATSINA, BUHARI’S HOME STATE GOVERNOR CRIES OUT

Some parts of Katsina State have been taken over by bandits and kidnappers, Governor Aminu Masari told the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu yesterday. “These bandits strike at will, maim at will, destroy lives and property at will,” Masari, who spoke through his deputy Mannir Yakubu, told the police boss. “In other parts of the state, we also have kidnappers who not only take people on the road but in the comfort of their homes,” he added, citing the “unfortunate incidence of the governor’s in-law who was…

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DEFENCE MINISTERS REVEALS HOW INTELLIGENCE EXPOSED THOSE BEHIND VIOLENCE UP NORTH

By Samuel Ogundipe The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, on Tuesday said fresh intelligence had exposed the complicity of some “highly-placed traditional rulers” in the ongoing killings of Nigerians across the northern parts of the country. Deadly attacks blamed on “bandits” have increased in north west states of Zamfara, Sokoto, and Katsina, with hundreds killed in recent months. In the north east, attacks by the insurgent group Boko Haram have continued, affecting mostly Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. The widespread killings by rampaging armed bandits had prompted a surge in…

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MANY KILLED AS VIGILANTE AND BANDITS BATTLE IN KATSINA

36 others in Ebonyi, Rivers, Imo, Anambra Many people have been killed in a clash between vigilantes and bandits in Tsamiyar Jino village in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State. While locals said 36 people were killed in the clash, the police said only 14 people died – seven bandits and seven members of the civilian JTF also known here as Yan Sakai (volunteers). The clash, which took place Sunday, started when some vigilantes killed a suspected bandit identified as Baban Kusa at the village market. “This prompted the…

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MORE THAN 100 KILLED IN NIGERIA IN A WEEK OF VIOLENT ORGY

Map of Nigeria. Photo/Globalsecurity Dozens of people have been killed in four Nigerian states, security officials and local sources said Tuesday, bringing the toll from a week of sporadic clashes to more than 100. The violence coincides with chronic insecurity in the country’s northeast, where 2,000 people were evacuated on Tuesday ahead of an expected government operation against Boko Haram jihadists. In the southeastern state of Rivers, eight people were killed early Monday when armed men attacked the village of Emohua in the Ogoni region, said local chief Sunny Odum.…

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AGAIN, GUNMEN KILL 20 PERSONS IN FRESH ATTACK IN KADUNA

John Shiklam in Kaduna No fewer than 20 people have been killed in a fresh attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Anguwan Aku village, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Several others were said to have sustained injuries from gunshots. The incident, according to a resident of the community, took place at 7 a.m. yesterday. He said the attackers were dressed in military uniform and were armed with AK47 rifles, machetes and sticks and were communicating with one another in Fulani language. According to him, the invaders started shooting…

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POLITICIANS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF NIGERIA’S POROUS BORDERS TO STOCKPILE ARMS- SECURITY EXPERT

A member of American Society of Industrial Security, Mr. Jackson Lekan Ojo, on Monday said there were more porous boarders in the Northern part of Nigeria, as he posited that those boarders threaten Nigerian national security. Ojo insisted that the high degree of proliferation of small arms and light weapons, which continued to exacerbate insurgency and banditry in some parts of the country could be traced to porous boarders. Ojo made the assertion in a telephone interview with DAILY POST, while reacting to spate of killings by bandits and insurgents…

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FORMER APC SPOKESMAN ASKS BUHARI TO ACCOUNT FOR 1BIL DOLLAR SECURITY FUND

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, on Sunday challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to account for the $1bn he allegedly withdrew from the Excess Crude Account to fight insecurity. He said the call became necessary in view of the increasing spate of killings, banditry and kidnapping across the country. Frank made the call in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. He said the looting of public funds that had so far characterised the current administration was responsible for persistent…

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KIDNAPPERS ARE NOT SPIRITS, END THESE KILLLINGS CAN WARNS GOVT

Kidnappers are not spirits, end bloodletting – CAN to Govt Daily Post Nigeria / Amos Tauna / 12 hours ago The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kaduna State, Reverend Joseph Hayab has stated that with adequate and prompt intelligence gathering, the insecurity currently bedeviling Nigeria could be stopped. Hayab, who expressed dismay at the frequent occurrence of kidnapping and other social vices, noted that the government at all levels must take decisive steps to end the ugly situation in the country. Speaking to newsmen in Kaduna on Sunday at the closing…

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WHEN BANDITS HAVE SUPERIOR FIRE POWER TO THE ARMY

Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, recently stated that after an inspection of the armoury used by bandits, government agents found that the bandits were better armed than the military command in the state. In one of the armouries of the bandits, the agents found over 500 Ak-47 rifles. He stated this after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja where he apprised the president of the dire situation in the state. This statement coming from the chief security officer of the state should send an alarm to the security…

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BLAME GAME: BUHARI REPLIES THOSE BLAMING HIM ON INSECURITY

Says he understands the pains of the victims and their families Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja Worried by allegations of indifference to incessant killings in some parts of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday said such insinuations were ridiculous and misrepresented his effort to arrest the situation. Buhari, who has consistently condoled with families of victims of persistent killings by attackers often from his native Fulani, described himself as one of the unhappiest leaders in the world. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu,…

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