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23 Apr 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari has criticised the latest killing of tens of people by bandits in Zamfara State
9 Apr 2019
There was a profound poem titled “A little violence” by Seun Lari-Williams that finished runner up in the recent Guardian poetry competition that perhaps drives home the devastation of the killing of a person. The Zamfara killings and kidnappings took a while to get into the spotlight with the media focused on other parts of…
26 Dec 2018
The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has urged on Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari to terminate the appointment of his service chiefs over the recent killings in Zamfara State. Unknown gunmen attacked Birnin Magaji community in Tsafe Local Council Area, and Magami community in Faru District of Maradun Local Council Area of Zamfara State, killing several people…
31 Jul 2018
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on Monday launched operation “Diran Mikiya” to flush out armed bandits terrorising Zamfara state residents.
28 Feb 2018
A Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Zamfara State. This followed what it called the failure of security operatives and the state government to curtail the ongoing killings in the state. This was contained in a statement by the group’s spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, in…
25 Feb 2018
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said it would sustain the ongoing operation Sharan Daji in the North West zone to curtail the menace of armed banditry. Acting Director, Defence Information (DDI), Brig. Gen John Agim, told The Guardian in Abuja, yesterday, that the military has a standby force that could curb any internal crisis in…
25 Feb 2018
The recent outrage from Zamfara State, where some mindless marauders visited several persons with untimely death, was not the first time defenseless citizens in far-flung and remote places in that axis would suffer such fate. In that last slay, the bandits brought down 18 people in Birane village in Zurmi local govt area. They reportedly…
17 Feb 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the gruesome murder of 41 Nigerians by marauders in Zamfara State and urged Nigerians to join forces in praying for the nation. The party made the condemnation in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Saturday in Abuja. Ologbondiyan urged the All Progressives…
23 Dec 2016
The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau has condemned the “senseless killing” of innocent Nigerians in Taraba, Kaduna and Zamfara states with a call on security agencies to fish out the perpetrators.

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