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20 Jul 2019
Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawale has commended the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) for its role in helping to “force” bandits terrorising the state to the negotiating table.
19 Jul 2019
Sir: For the past few years, the Northern part of the country has been convulsed by a string of hostilities and chronic insecurity. The ancient towns and villages are under threat from the savage groups. No one prays for crack on his walls, they are unwanted signs of a feeble wall.  The palpable fissure in Nigeria is…
15 Jul 2019
The Katsina State Police Command yesterday confirmed that 10 people were killed following an attack by bandits on Kirtawa Village in Safana Local Council of the state. The incident, which occurred on Saturday evening at about 5:20 p.m. and said to have lasted for several hours, also left five people injured.
5 Jul 2019
More than 10 people were feared killed on Wednesday evening by bandits who attacked four communities in two local government areas of Katsina State.
30 Jun 2019
A total of 216 rifles mostly AK47 have been recovered by Zamfara Government from bandits terrorizing innocent people in the state. This was contained in a press release signed by Yusuf Idris, Director-General, Press Affairs to Gov. Bello Matawalle, and made available to journalists in Gusau on Sunday. It said that the governor made the…
29 Jun 2019
No fewer than eight bandits have been killed and 17 other collaborators arrested by troops of Operation HARBIN KUNAMA III under the 8 Division Nigerian Army, Sokoto. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) the Division, Maj.-Gen. Hakeem Otiki, told the newsmen in Sokoto on Saturday that those apprehended were bandits’ informants and logistics suppliers. Otiki said…
29 Jun 2019
The traditional ruler of the troubled Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Emir Zubair Jibril Mai-Gwari II, has said that the armed bandits terrorising...
3 Jun 2019
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has declared that the state government may soon start implementing death penalty on bandits’ informants in the state.
29 May 2019
The police have confirmed the death of 23 persons in a retaliatory attack on Tunga and Kabaje villages of Kaura-Namoda Local Council of Zamfara by suspected bandits in the early hours of yesterday. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Mohammed Shehu, said: “It is true that the bandits killed 23 persons in…
20 May 2019
Armed bandits have reportedly killed one Obadiah Samson and kidnapped others at Guguwa village af10ter Rigasa, a suburb of Kaduna State. They launched attack on churches in Birnin-Gwari yesterday, kidnapping a pastor (name withheld) and 11 other church members, including his daughter and the son of another pastor. The victims are members of Nasara Baptist…
12 May 2019
One person was killed in the wee hours of yesterday morning, following an attack by bandits in Wagani Village, in Batsari Council Area of Katsina State. The incident also saw three residents injured, while the village was said to have virtually become a ghost town, following the attack. It was learnt that the bandits stormed…
9 May 2019
Troops of 1 Division, Nigerian Army raided bandits’ hideout at Gonan Bature East of Rijana and Kasarami Farm House in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Army Spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa, disclosed that at 4:30am on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, the troops invaded the bandits’ hideout following intelligence report. “During the operation, the officers…

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