Bandits kill traditional ruler’s aide, his wife and daughter-in-law in Kaduna

Bandits have killed a local community official alongside his wife and daughter in-law at Golkofa in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday May 9, said the assailants stormed the home of Sgt. Christopher Madaki (Rtd),… Continue reading Bandits kill traditional ruler’s aide, his wife and daughter-in-law in Kaduna

Bandits kill journalist, abduct many travellers in Katsina

Armed bandits have killed a journalist, Ibrahim Hamisu Dankabo, during a kidnap operation in Jibia Local Government of Katsina State.  It was gathered that the armed bandits also abducted many travellers in the area  A community leader in the area, Gide Suleiman, told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr Dankabo, a cameraman attached to the Information Unit… Continue reading Bandits kill journalist, abduct many travellers in Katsina

Bandits release video of pregnant student and others abducted from Kaduna school (video)

Bandits have released a video of a pregnant student and others who were abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Kaduna State in March. The bandits who had initially demanded a N500 million ransom from the government, reached out to some parents of the abducted students after the Kaduna state government failed… Continue reading Bandits release video of pregnant student and others abducted from Kaduna school (video)

Police orderly killed as gunmen open fire on Taraba Local Govt chairman’s convoy

A police orderly attached to Prince Shoban Tikari, the chairman of Takum Local Government Council of Taraba State, was killed when suspected bandits opened fire on the chairman’s vehicle. The incident happened on Saturday, April 17, in Dogo-Gawa village, Takum local governemnt area.  Tikari, who confirmed the attack, said the gunmen in their numbers, launched an attack on… Continue reading Police orderly killed as gunmen open fire on Taraba Local Govt chairman’s convoy

Governor Matawalle asks FG to hold talks with bandits

Governor Bello Matawalle has asked the federal government to hold talks with bandits with a goal of reaching a long-lasting solution that will address armed banditry and other criminalities. Matawalle made the appeal while hosting a delegation from the Federal Government, led by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN,… Continue reading Governor Matawalle asks FG to hold talks with bandits

Woman, one-year-old daughter, 11 others killed as bandits attack Kaduna communities

Thirteen people including a mother and her child have been killed while seven others were injured in a series of attacks across communities in Zangon Kataf, Kauru and Chikun local government areas. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, March 19, said the… Continue reading Woman, one-year-old daughter, 11 others killed as bandits attack Kaduna communities

It’s not our job to negotiate with bandits – Governor El-Rufai says

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai has once again restated his position to never negotiate with bandits and kidnappers. Following the repeated attacks by criminals in some parts of the North, there have been calls by some Nigerians for government to negotiate with the criminals so they can lay down their arms. Cleric, Sheik Gumi, has… Continue reading It’s not our job to negotiate with bandits – Governor El-Rufai says

Police deploy Zamfara DPO accused of ‘working with bandits’

A Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Kaura-Namoda, Zamfara who was accused of conniving with bandits terrorising the area, has been redeployed by police authorities. The state police spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu made the announcement on Monday March 15 and also revealed that no formal complaint has been lodged against the DPO in respect to the allegation.… Continue reading Police deploy Zamfara DPO accused of ‘working with bandits’

Go after Sheikh Gumi, Shekau and bandits before coming for me – Sunday Igboho tells FG

Popular Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has spoken up against his failed arrest on Friday February 26. Reacting to a face-off between him and security agents around the Guru Maharaji bus stop on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in an interview with Punch, Igboho told the Federal Government to go after Boko Haram leader,… Continue reading Go after Sheikh Gumi, Shekau and bandits before coming for me – Sunday Igboho tells FG

Sheikh Gumi meets bandits who kidnapped 27 Kagara students and shot one dead (Photos/Video)

Popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, met with abductors of the staff and students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State. According to TVC News, the meeting took place at Tagina forest in Niger State on Thursday, February 18. The bandits wielding their guns, were led by their leader, Dogo Gide. Sheik Gumi appealed to… Continue reading Sheikh Gumi meets bandits who kidnapped 27 Kagara students and shot one dead (Photos/Video)