Indigenous People of Katsina Demand State of Emergency

The indigenous people of Katsina, who are based in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja have called on the Federal Government to urgently declare a state of emergency following a high level of insecurity in Katsina State. In a statement made available to Vanguard Monday in Abuja, the group under the aegis of Concerned Katsina Youth,[...]

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Nigerian robbers sentenced to death in UAE

Eight Nigerians, all men, have been sentenced to death in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(UAE) for a string of robberies at money exchanges and cash machines(ATMs) across the emirate in December 2016. The ninth Nigerian, found guilty for possession of stolen money was sentenced to six months imprisonment. He will be deported after serving his prison[...]

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Zamfara Security Chaos: Amid widespread criticisms, Air Force launches operation ‘Tsaftan Daji’ to flush out bandits

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday, launched operation “Tsaftan Daji” (Clean Forest), to flush out bandits in the North-West. Launching the operation in Katsina, Air Officer Commanding, Special Operations Command, Napoleon Bali, an Air Vice-Marshal, said the operation was drawn from “Diran Mikiya” operation of the NAF. Mr Bali said the exercise was also[...]

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In five years, bandits have killed over 3000 in Zamfara- Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says armed bandits have killed 3,526 persons in the state in the last five years. Yari spoke at a town hall meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday. According to NAN, the meeting was attended by Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police (IGP), traditional and community leaders, as well[...]

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29 people have been killed In fresh attacks in Zamfara State

About 29 people have been confirmed dead and several others injured after armed bandits attacked a community in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.   The attack is said to have occurred on Thursday, February 28, 2019, but the information about it was not made public until Saturday.   Confirming the incident in a[...]

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CAN cautions el-Rufai over threat to demolish Dunamis churches

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State has cautioned Governor Nasir el-Rufai over his threat to demolish Dunamis churches in the state, saying Christians will resist any attempt to persecute them. A protest by CAN came on the heels of an official letter from Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Agency (KAPSUDA) asking the[...]

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3 policemen, 26 others killed in fresh Kaduna Attack

Reports indicate that 29 persons may have been killed in Kajuru communities in an apparent reprisal attack following the killings two weeks ago. Sources in the community as well as military men deployed to the area after the attack said among the dead was a policeman and 26 others while two police inspectors have been[...]

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Masked gunmen in Rivers state attack commercial bus and kidnap 11 passengers

It was pandemonium in Rivers state as masked gunmen on Wednesday attacked a white Toyota Sienna SUV travelling to Port Harcourt from Abua in the Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State kidnapping all 10 passengers and the driver.    The abductors staged the attack at the Rumuekpe junction along the East-West Road in the Emohua Local Government[...]

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Breaking:Gunmen Kill 66 People in Kajuru, Kaduna State on Election Eve

Gunmen have killed Sixty six (66) people in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State. Among the sixty-six people are twenty-two children. Eye witness report says men came in large numbers and invaded the village. They shot sporadically. Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killings, while sympathizing with the loved ones of[...]

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NAF kills bandits, destroys hideout in Zamfara

The Nigerian Air Force, says Air Task Force, of Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has destroyed another armed bandits’ hideout and neutralised several of their fighters near Doumbourou Hill in Zamfara. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, who announced this in Abuja, said the operation was carried out on Wednesday. "The attack[...]

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Hate speech: CAN warns el-Rufai against prosecuting Dunamis pastor, Enenche

The Christian Association of Nigeria has warned Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State against prosecuting the Founder and Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr Paul Enenche. CAN said in a statement by its spokesman, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, on Wednesday that the warning had become necessary due to reports that Enenche would be arraigned[...]

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17 confirmed killed in fresh Zamfara attack

The police in Zamfara have confirmed 17 people killed in an attack by armed bandits on a community in the state. The attack occurred in Magami Village, Faru District of Maradun Local Government Area. A statement by the Zamfara police spokesperson, Muhammed Shehu, said the attack occurred on Saturday evening. The News Agency of Nigeria[...]

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