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North-West Governor Sponsoring Bandits?

By Casmir Igbokwe We take so many things for granted in Nigeria. Last week, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) gave us some food for thought. The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabeba, said “our security agencies have intelligence reports linking one of the North-West governors of colluding and sponsoring the violent and criminal activities of bandits in ...

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Police Rescue Another Set Of 80 Abducted Schoolboys In Katsina

The police in Katsina on Sunday confirmed the abduction of another set of 80 students from an Islamiya school in the state on Saturday night. The police, however, said all the 80 students and another four victims have been rescued by security operatives. It was learnt that the 80 students were returning from an Islamic occasion when they ran into ...

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Abducted Schoolboys Divided Into Batches As Student Narrates How He Escaped

• Zamfara shuts boarding schools • ACF decries Federal Govt’s lamentations, says Nigeria not secure under Buhari The Nigeria Union of Teachers on Tuesday threatened to embark on a nationwide strike following continued threat to lives of its members and students. The Secretary-General of the NUT, Dr Mike Ene, stated this in a statement in Abuja while reacting to the ...

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How Bandits Moved Kidnapped Katsina Schoolchildren -DHQ

The Nigerian Army on Monday gave more insight on the abduction of schoolchildren in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State. The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, explained that the bandits moved the abducted students from their hostels via motorcycles. “They were moved on the motorcycles they (gunmen) brought and after a short distance, some of ...

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Bandits Abduct Scores Of Students In Katsina School

Suspected bandits attacked the Government Boys Science Secondary School, Kankara, Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State on Friday evening and reportedly abducted an unspecified number of students from the boarding house. The attack occurred a few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in Katsina enroute his home town, Daura. Eyewitness accounts said the bandits had earlier attacked the Kankara ...

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North Worst Place To Be As Bandits Now Visit Households, Markets Freely With AK47 — Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday lamented the high rate of insecurity in the North, saying it was the worst place in the country  to live. The Sultan, who stated this at the fourth  quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council in Abuja, said bandits were fast overrunning the North as residents slept with their eyes open. ...

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Influx Of Strangers: Anambra Residents Demand Investigations

Anambra State residents have demanded investigations into the alleged influx of persons suspected to be bandits from a section of the country into the state. Few days ago, the leadership of the Anambra Vigilance Group [AVG] raised an alarm over the alleged influx of suspected bandits into the state. Chairman of Anambra vigilante supervisory committee, Ikechukwu Aduba, a former Commissioner of ...

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Terror As Bandits Murder 14, Steal Cows In Niger

Niger State Police Command has confirmed that 14 persons have been killed by gunmen at Ukuru Village in Mariga Local Government Area. The Public Relations Officer, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, in a statement in Minna, yesterday, said on August 12, about 15:30 hours, the command was informed that gunmen invaded Ukuru Village, opened fire on the natives and rustled several cattle in ...

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Bandits Kill 16 Soldiers In Katsina

An ambush by suspected bandits in Katsina State on Saturday left at least 16 soldiers and officers dead and 28 others wounded. A report quoted military sources as saying that the troops of the Special Army Super Camp 4 were advancing on foot in Shimfida in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State  about 6.13pm Saturday when the armed militants opened ...

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