BANDITS STRIKE AGAIN IN ZAMFARA, KILL 18

Suspected gunmen have killed 18 persons in some communities in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara, the Emir of Tsafe, Alhaji Muhammad Bawa has disclosed. The Emir made the disclosure on Friday while receiving a House of Representatives member representing Gusau/Tsafe Federal Constituency, Alhaji Kabir Mai-Palace in Gusau. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mai-Palace was at the Emir’s palace to condole with him and the entire people of the area over the attacks. The emir said that the attackers invaded Bamamu, Danmale and Sako communities, Thursday evening and killed 18…

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BANDITS ATTACKS: ZAMFARA GOVERNOR SEEKS HELP FROM SECURITY EXPERTS IN DUBAI

As more rural communities in Zamfara come under heavy attacks by bandits, Governor Bello Matawalle is to meet with security experts in Dubai, UAE, to discuss ways of tackling the menace. A statement by Yusuf Idris, Director-General, Press Affairs, in the Zamfara Government House, said that the governor, who travelled on Sunday to perform the lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia, would stop over in Dubai to meet with security experts to seek experts’ advice. “The governor will meet with security experts in Dubai and share ideas on the best way…

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ZAMFARA GOVERNOR MEETS MIYETTI ALLAH OVER BANDITRY

  Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, yesterday, met with officials of the Fulani umbrella body, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breaders Association (MACBAN) in his push to end banditry and kidnappings in the state.  The Fulanis are largely blamed for the continuing banditry in the state and have been declared persona non grata in some communities. Matawalle said that the meeting was at the instance of President Muhammad Buhari who directed that all stakeholders be engaged in the search for end of the criminality. “I met with President Muhammad Buhari recently…

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ZAMFARA KILLINGS: TRADITIONAL RULERS TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE – MATAWALLE

Zamfara killings: Traditional rulers to be held responsible – Gov. Matawalle Daily Post Nigeria / Fikayo Olowolagba / 10 hours ago Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, on Wednesday said, the state government would hold traditional rulers responsible for any extra-judicial killing committed by local vigilantes in their domain. The governor, who issued the warning in Gusau during the Democracy Day celebration, said that the government would no longer condone the atrocities of the local vigilantes, popularly known as ‘Yan Sakai’. Matawalle also extended an olive branch to bandits terrorising the state, saying that…

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GOVERNOR SUSPENDS EMIR, DISTRICT HEAD OVER BANDITS ACTIVITIES IN ZAMFARA

Zamfara state Governor, Bello Muhammad has approved the suspension of Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Cika Ibrahim and District head of Kanoma, Alhaji Ahmed Lawal. This is contained in a statement by the Director General to the Governor’s house, Press Affairs Yusuf Idris in Gusau on Thursday. Their suspension according to Idris is as a result of Series of complaints from the community over their alleged involvement with bandits that unleashed inhuman attacks in different communities in the state. Idris stated the duo will remain suspended pending the outcome of…

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BANDITS KILL 16 IN ZAMFARA ON SALLAH DAY

Maru (Zamfara) – Bandits were said to have allegedly killed 16 persons in Kanoma District of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara on Sallah day. Confirming the attack in a press statement in Gusau on Wednesday, the Director-General on Media to the state governor, Yusuf Idris, said “the governor visited the community and sympathised with them”. “During the visit, the governor also directed security agencies to immediately “swing” into action and bring the perpetrators to book. “The governor also directed the movement of 14 persons, who sustained injuries from gun…

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ZAMFARA GOV REACTS AFTER POLICE ARRESTED BANDITS’ ARMS SUPPLIER

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Tuesday commended the police for the recent arrest of a suspected supplier of food and arms to bandits in bushes in the state. He made the commendation when he visited the police command in the state in Gusau. The governor, who was conducted round the command headquarters by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Celestine Okoye, directed that an abandoned eight-bedroom building in the premises should be completed immediately. He said that his visit to the command was part of his programme of encouraging security…

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ZAMFARA GOVERNOR LEADS UNANNOUNCED OPERATION AGAINST BANDITS AFTER ANOTHER ROUND OF KILLINGS

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State. Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Sunday led security agencies in the state on an operation against bandits in their bush camps and hideouts near Wonaka town in Gusau Local Government area of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor was accompanied by his deputy, Mahadi Aliyu-Gusau, heads of security agencies in the state on his way to Lilo community in Mada district of Gusau local government area. Bandits had on Saturday attacked Lilo community which resulted in the…

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BANDITS, HERDSMEN KILL 29 VILLAGERS IN ZAMFARA, PLATEAU

Seriki Adinoyi in Jos and Onuminya Innocent in Sokoto Police in Zamfara State have confirmed the killing of 23 persons in Tunga and Kabaje villages, Kaura-Namoda Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State by suspected bandits in the early hours of yesterday. Armed men suspected to be Fulani herders on Monday night also killed a family of six in Nakai village of Ganawuri district of Riyom LGA of Plateau State. Confirming the Zamfara incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau, the state capital, the Police Public Relations Officer…

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BANDITS KILL6, SACK 98 COMMUNITIES IN ZAMFARA

Bandits on Sunday attacked and killed six members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara, Vice Chairman of the council, Alhaji Sani Galadima said. Galadima made this known on Monday when he received the Minister of Interior, Lt.- Gen. Abdurrahman Dambazau (rtd), who was on a visit to the state as part of efforts by the Federal Government to find sustainable solutions to the security challenges in the state.  “Six members of Civilian JTF were attacked and killed yesterday, Sunday, by the bandits after…

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