WE DECIDED TO KILL 50 PEOPLE FOR EVERY HERDSMEN KILLWD SAYS ZAMFARA BANDITS’ LEADER

Hassan Dantawaye is the commander of bandits who recently renounced violence following peace talks in Zamfara State. The bandits, who are Fulani herdsmen, had been engaged in killing, kidnapping and other crimes, which they blamed on cattle rustling and harassment by security agencies and local vigilance group. Dantawaye tells MAIHARAJI ALTINE about the peace initiative and some of the atrocities they had committed Q: You recently said your people were forced into a life of kidnapping, killing and other crimes because you were unjustly treated by the government and society,…

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ZAMFARA BANDITS RELEASE KOREAN DOCTOR ABDUCTED SINCE JANUARY, 250 OTHERS

Maiharaji Altine, Gusau Bandits have released a Korean medical doctor, who had been in captivity for seven months. The doctor had been working at the Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State when he was abducted. Also released were 250 people, who are from different parts of the state as well as neighbouring states. Briefing newsmen in Government House Gusau today, the chairman, Committee for Finding Solutions to Armed Banditry in Zamfara State, retired IGP Mohammed D. Abubakar said, “Negotiations are ongoing to make sure that the remaining captives are saved”.…

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ZAMFARA BANDIT LEADER REVEALS HOW THEY MARKED 80 COMMUNITIES TO BE DESTROYED AFTER THE FASTING AND THE MILITARY COULDN’T HAVE STOPPED THEM, SEE HIS VIDEO

Bandit leader in Zamfara says they "marked over 80 communities to destroy immediately after fasting, no Military ops could have stopped that with Birnin Magaji being the first" pic.twitter.com/3z1zrAvWPh — Murtala Abdullahi (@MurtalaIbin) July 29, 2019

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BANDITS BEGIN RELEASE OF ABDUCTED PEOPLE IN ZAMFARA

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara Eleven abductees including three children have regained their freedom in Zamfara. The children who are aged between one and seven years have, alongside five men and three women, been handed over to Gov.Bello Matawalle on Sunday in Gusau. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director-General, Press Affairs to the governor, Alhaji Yusuf Idris, in Gusau on Sunday. Idris said the eleven victims released were earlier abducted by bandits in Shinkafi and Jangeru in Shinkafi Local Government Area, and Aljimma Fulani village of…

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ZAMFARA LATEST: BANDITS KILL 2, ABDUCT8 INCLUDING 3-MONTH OLD BABY

Security forces are now trailing yet to be identified gunmen who invaded Kanoma village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara and abducted seven persons, including a three-month-old baby, along with her mother, killing two people. An eye witness, Malam Ibrahim Muhammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Wednesday that the bandits in their hundreds besieged the area at about 3 a.m. on Tuesday and fired gun shots sporadically in the air to scare the residents away. Muhammad further explained that “It was while they were…

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WE PAY RANSOM EVERYDAY IN ZAMFARA- LOCAL GOVT CHAIRMAN

Tobi Aworinde, Adeniyi Olugbemi, Maiharaji Altine and James Abraham The Vice-Chairman of Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Sani Galadima, on Monday said bandits killed six members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in the area, adding that the council pays the hoodlums ransoms daily. Galadima said this when he received the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdurrahman Dambazau, who was in the state to assess the security threat being posed by banditry and listen to the challenges facing the people. Dambazau also visited the Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji…

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