MOVEMENT RESTRICTED IN KATSINA OVER INSECURITY

Wale Odunsi  Movement has been restricted in Katsina, the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari. this is as Governor Aminu Masari, on Wednesday signed a bill banning riding motorcycles from 7 p.m to 6 a.m to check nefarious activities of criminals. A statement from Government House spokesman, Hassan Muhammad Tukur, said the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Ahmed El-Marzuq, announced the restriction shortly after the Governor assented to the Bill. It said that anybody caught violating the new enacted law would be jailed for the duration of one year.…

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KATSINA HAS ABOUT 1MIL OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN- MASARI

Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari says the state has 996,000 out-of-school children. Quoting the statistics from a United Nations report while fielding questions from journalists on Friday, the governor, however, said most of the affected children were not Nigerians. “Since they are now in Nigeria, they become part of our responsibility, and the government is doing what it can to make sure that it addresses the issue of Almajiris roaming the streets,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria quoted Masari as saying. The governor also said the state would incorporate the Qur’anic…

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BANDITS KILL 2, ABDUCT 4 CUSTOMS OFFICERS IN KATSINA

Agaju Madugba, Katsina Rampaging gunmen suspected to be bandits struck again in Katsina on Wednesday morning and reportedly abducted four men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at Jibia, a border town with the Republic of Niger. Eyewitness reports said that the Customs men were taken hostage at the Dan-Bedi Customs checkpoint, along with an unspecified number of unsuspecting travellers on the Jibia – Batsari highway at about 10 am. “The bandits, riding on motorcycles, arrived the Customs checkpoint this morning (Wednesday) and overpowered the officers, seized their weapons and fired…

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BANDITS KILL ABU LECTURER IN KATSINA, SEE PICS

Suspected bandits Monday night attacked several communities in Malumfashi council area of Katsina State. A man identified as Umar Isah was killed during the attack. Isah was, until his death, a lecturer at the School of Basic and Remedial Studies (SBRS), in Funtua. Residents, who spoke with newsmen, said they heard several gunshots during the night on Monday, and that the shots were intermittent and lasted for hours. It is, however, not clear how many communities were attacked or if there were casualties apart from the lecturer that was killed.…

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POLICE RESCUE 6 KIDNAPPED GIRLS IN KATSINA, SEE PIX

By Francis Sardauna Policemen in Katsina State have rescued six girls abducted by bandits in Mata-Mulki village of Batsari Local Government Area of the state. The victims, who regained their freedom on Wednesday, were said to have been kidnapped while working on their farmlands in the village on Tuesday at about 10: 23pm. The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the rescue of the victims in a statement on Thursday, said they were rescued by men of Operation Puff Adder after a gun duel with the…

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BANDITS INVADE KATSINA SCHOOL, ABDUCT THREE

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina. Suspected bandits have kidnapped three people from the staff quarters of Government Science Secondary School, Dutsin-ma, Katsina State. The bandits reportedly invaded the school’s staff quarters, on Tuesday evening to perpetrate the act. It was gathered that when the bandits stormed one of the staff quarters, they abducted the wife of one of the members of staff, her sister and her daughter. The spokesman for Katsina Police Command, SP Isah Gambo, confirmed the development. He said, “The incident is true. We have, however, got a lead that…

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WOMAN POISONS 4-YR OLD STEPDAUGHTER TO DEATH IN KATSINA

Police arrest woman for poisoning stepdaughter in Katsina David O Royal The police in Katsina State have arrested one Aisha Abubakar, 38, for allegedly killing her stepdaughter by poisoning. This is contained in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Katsina. He said that the incident happened on Nov. 28 at Sabuwar-Unguwa quarters, Rimi Local Government Area of the state. Isah said that the suspect allegedly administered a poisonous food on a four-year-old girl, Aisha, who became…

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DRUG-LACED CONCOCTION KILLS ONE AT KATSINA WEDDING

A wedding ceremony at Barhim village in Batagarawa Council Area of Katsina State went awry after a guest lost his life when he drank a drug-laced concoction that was served at the event. The incident, which occurred last Saturday, saw a couple of criminal elements introduce the concoction to the wedding event, with some of the guests said to have shared in the drink. But two of the guests, who first drank the concoction, were said to have taken ill, while one of them was said to have lost his…

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KIDNAPPERS ABDUCT MAN SENT TO DELIVER RANSOM IN KATSINA

Gunmen The kidnappers of Abdu Tela, have also abducted his son, Sa’adu Abdu (aka Karshen Alewa Kasa), who took ransom money to them for his father’s release. According to reports, the kidnappers of Abdu Tela, an elderly man from Dayi town in KatsinaState, had demanded N10m, but Sa’adu, who was accompanied by two of his friends, went with N4m to pay them at a location in a forest. Daily Trust reports the kidnappers had before then, agreed for the money to be taken to a place around Safana town for the…

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STRANGE DISEASE HITS BUHARI’S HOME STATE, LEAVING 115 DEAD IN 4 WEEKS, 1000 HOSPITALISED

KSPHDA, Matazu LGA give conflicting death figures Francis Sardauna in Katsina A strange disease suspected to be yellow fever has struck some communities in Matazu Local Government Area, Katsina State, allegedly resulting in the death of no fewer than 115 in the last 27 days. However, the Katsina State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (KSPHDA) and Matazu Local Government Area have disagreed that the disease has killed 115 persons, respectively reporting 18 and 36 cases of death. Concerned stakeholders raised the alarm yesterday when THISDAY visited some communities that were worst…

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