HOW BANDITS ATTACK FORCE KATSINA UNIVERSITY TO CLOSE DOWN

By Andy Asemota Details have emerged on why protesters blocked Katsina – Marabar Kankara road on Thursday following gunmen attacks and how the threats of the hoodlums to storm Federal University Dutsin-ma (FUDMA) host community, Turare, in the early hours of the day, made the varsity staff and others flee for their lives. Speaking on the incident, a principal officer of the university, who did not want his name in print because he was not authorized to speak on behalf of the institution, said although Turare village was about 22km…

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BLAME GAME CONTINUES AS MASARI BLAMES OPPOSITION FOR INSECURITY IN NORTH WEST

They blamed Jonathan. They blamed Libya, weeks back they blamed the traditional rulers in the North West States. Now it is the opposition. Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, says the enemies of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are behind the attacks by bandits and Boko Haram in the northern part of the country. Speaking at a meeting with APC ward and local government chairmen on Sunday, Masari said politicians are sponsoring the attacks to make the party appear not in control so they could be voted out in 2023.…

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HOW MASARI WASTED 52.6BIL IN 5 YEARS ON FRIVOLITIES CLAIMING HE WAS BATTLING INSECURITY, BUSINESSMAN PETITIONS EFCC

Katsina State Government has squandered N52.6 billion in the last five years from the state’s security escrow account, a Kaduna-based business mogul and Chairman of Dialogue Group Limited, Alhaji Mahdi Shehu, has alleged in a petition to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, Shehu stated that while Katsina was battling with insecurity, the Aminu Masari-led government spent hundreds of millions of naira on frivolities. The Katsina-born businessman, however, asked Masari to resign his position as governor and sack the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji…

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GUNMEN KILL 2, ABDUCT APC TOP SHOT, 9 OTHERS IN KATSINA

By Festus Ahon & Andy Asemota Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State, Alhaji Yusau Dissi, was reportedly abducted alongside nine others by gunmen in different attacks across the state. This came as suspected herdsmen, Saturday night in Asaba, Delta State capital, kidnapped the Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in the state, Goodluck Ofobruku. In Katsina, the bandits also reportedly killed one Nuru Lawal at Kandawa village and one Aminu Mai Unguwar at Dan Alhaji village in Batsari Local Government Area of…

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ANGER FRUSTRATION IN KATSINA OVER BUHARI, MASARI’S INABILITY TO CURB BANDITS ATTACK

Katsina State has been in the news lately for the escalation in the activities of daredevil bandits, who appear to have overshadowed the efforts of security agencies and leaving in their trail deaths, sorrow and tears. OLAIDE OYELUDE writes Governor Aminu Masari recently declared that his government had disappointed the people of Katsina State following its failure to ward off bandits and ensure protection of the residents. The governor’s declaration did not come as a surprise to observers of events in the state. This is because bandits have recently renewed…

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I HAVE FAILED MY PEOPLE, GOVERNOR AGONISES OVER INTRACTABLE INSECURITY

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina State, has said he has failed in his primary responsibility of safeguarding the lives and properties of residents within his state. Masari made the comments while speaking with journalists in Katsina, The Cable reports. He said, “I don’t know what to tell them. I cannot look at them in the face because we have failed to protect them, contrary to our pledge to ensure the security of lives and property throughout the state. “I never expected the behaviour and the attitude of people living in…

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OVER 50 BANDITS ATTACK KATSINA COMMUNITY, TRADITIONAL RULER KILLED

No fewer than 50 bandits on Saturday morning reportedly attacked Mazoji Village under Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State, killing the traditional ruler of the community. This comes barely three weeks after the murder of the district head of Yantumaki in Danmusa Local Government, Alhaji Maidabino, by bandits. A source told SaharaReporters that the bandits carried out the attack on Mazoji Village around 2am and operated for several hours before killing the traditional leader. The bandits also reportedly set ablaze five motorcycles during the attack, while they rustled unspecified…

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BANDITS STRIKE AGAIN IN KATSINA KILLING 15

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina. Fifteen people were reportedly killed in Faskari and Sabuwa local government areas of Katsina State in a deadly attack by bandits who stormed communities in the two councils on Thursday. The bandits were said to have attacked  Unguwar Gizo, Maigora, Mai Ruwa, and Sabon Layin Galadima in Faskari  Local government as well as Machika town in Sabuwa Local Government Area. Eyewitnesses said the bandits stormed the communities about midnight on Thursday and carried out the attacks till early Friday. It was learnt that residents of the communities…

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KATSINA REPATRIATES IDPs BACK TO NIGER, LOCAL COUNCILS

Katsina State government said it has commenced the evacuation and returning of all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge across the state capital including those from the Niger Republic. The state commissioner of sports and social development, Sani Danlami, who revealed this on Tuesday, said most of the IDPs are not real IDPs but people within the state capital taking advantage of the situation to beg for alms. According to him, all those loitering around ATC, Kofar Kwaya, Yammawa have been evacuated and after thorough scrutiny by the committee, most…

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KATSINA ASSEMBLY CRIES OUT AS BANDITS KILL 16

Francis Sardauna in Katsina Members of the Katsina State House of Assembly have lamented what they termed worsening insecurity situation in the state, saying both the state and federal governments had failed woefully in securing lives and property of the citizenry. The lawmakers, who could not control their emotions during yesterday plenary, said the deteriorating security condition of the state, if not curtailed by relevant security agencies and government, would engulfed the entire citizens soon. This was coming as bandits massacred 16 persons in a multiple attacks on four local…

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