Bandits and kidnappers should get death penalty —Progressive Governors Forum DG

The Director-General, All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh. Lukman, on Thursday advocated for the death penalty for kidnappers, bandits and their beneficiaries. Reacting to the ultimatum given by Ondo state government that herders should evacuate the forests of Ondo, the Director General asserted that both the Federal government and Ondo State... Continue Reading →

Police confirm four officers killed, one missing in ambush by bandits

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has commended personnel attached to the Police Mobile Force – 9 Squadron, Kano, for repelling attack on their convoy by bandits in Kaduna State. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. He said officers who were on their... Continue Reading →

Bandits Kidnap Zamfara APC Chairman’s Seven Children, Demand N50m

Bandits have demanded N50m to release the seven kidnapped children of the factional Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Gyare Kadauri Sani. The victims, Bashar, Abubakar, Haruna, Habibah, Sufyanu, Mubarak and Armiya, were kidnapped by bandits last Friday in Kadauri village. According to Gyare, the... Continue Reading →

Bandits attack Kaduna village, kidnap women

Kaduna State government on Thursday confirmed that bandits attacked Katarma village in Chikun LGA. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan in a statement said a sustained military response neutralized several bandits in Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Giwa and Igabi local government areas. The statement added that armed bandits on Wednesday attacked... Continue Reading →

Military details activities of Operation Sahel Sanity against bandits in Northwest

The Special Army Super Camp IV in Faskari, Katsina State has given an update on the activities of Operation Sahel Sanity in combating the menace of armed banditry and other sundry crimes in the North West region since its commencement to date. The military said 73 KK47 rifles, one GPMG, 194 Dane guns, 5,032 rounds... Continue Reading →

Troops kill 38 bandits in Katsina, Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters on Friday, said that the troops of the air component of Operation Hadarin Daji have neutralised over 38 bandits in separate operations in Katsina and Zamfara States. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, titled, ‘Operation Hadarin... Continue Reading →

Army, police give conflicting figures of rescued Islamiyya students

The Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police Force have given conflicting figures on the number of rescued students of Hizburrahim Islamiyya, Mahuta village, Dandume LGA of Katsina State. The rescue was said to have taken place on Saturday. While the police said they rescued 80 pupils, 12 cows; the army said it rescued 39 girls... Continue Reading →

Nigerian gangs kidnapped children on behalf of Boko Haram: sources

Boko Haram recruited three local gangs in northwest Nigeria to kidnap hundreds of schoolboys on its behalf, security and local sources said Wednesday. The jihadist group has claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, which targeted a secondary school in the town of Kankara, in Katsina state. But sources told AFP the operation was carried out on... Continue Reading →

Bandits have killed two kidnapped Katsina students —Escapee

Bandits have killed two of the students kidnapped from Government Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, said an escapee student. The escapee, whose name was not given, allegedly disclosed this while narrating his ordeal in the hands of the criminals. One of the parents of the abducted students, whose son is still in captivity, Hajia... Continue Reading →

Troops eliminate 3 bandits, recover arms in Benue

The Defence Headquarters says troops of Sector-1 Operation Whirl Stroke on Sunday eliminated three bandits and recovered arms and ammunition in an encounter at Tsehombe-Adaka village in Benue. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Monday, said the troops responded to a distress call about an attack by suspected armed... Continue Reading →

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