Banditry: Zamfara govt dethrones 7 monarchs

Zamfara

…declares one village head wanted   Zamfara State Government yesterday dethroned seven district and village heads allegedly involved in kidnapping and armed banditry, while also declaring the village head of Ruwan Jema, who is on the run, wanted, following the conclusion of its investigation on the incident. Briefing journalists on the issue, the state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Bello Dankande Gamji, said that the state government had constituted a committee to investigate the incident, and therefore, found the affected traditional rulers involved in aiding kidnapping and…

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Scores of bandits killed in Zamfara – NAF

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), said scores of suspected bandits had been killed in its ongoing operation in Zamfara State. A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the killing followed an encounter the NAF’s surface troops had with a notorious group of bandits. “In continuation of operations to flush armed bandits out of the Northwestern part of the country, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has, between 25 and 27 August 2018, successfully neutralized…

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Zamfara State under siege: Bandits kill 3,000, destroy 2,000 houses, burn 500 cars

           …500 kidnapped for ransom Emir: We need solutions, not sympathy The ongoing banditry in Zamfara State has claimed over 3,000 lives and destruction of over 2,000 homes in the past seven years. Also, the bandits have burnt over 500 cars while 500 people were kidnapped for ransom within the same period. The state government has spent N17 billion on fighting the problem. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, made the disclosure yesterday in Gusau at a town hall meeting, organised by the Nigerian Bar Association…

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Bandits kill 30 in Zamfara communities

Zamfara

About 30 people were killed by bandits in fresh attacks on five communities in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State. An indigene of the area, Malam Bawa Abdullahi, said on the phone that the villages ransacked by the bandits were Sakkida, Gyadde, Sabon Gari, Farin Zare and Orawa. Abdullahi, who gave the account on the killings, said seven people were killed at Sakkida, Gyadde (four), Farin Zare (eight), Sabon Gari (four) and Orawa (eight). According to him, the bandits who invaded the villages simultaneously, opened fire indiscriminately and rustled…

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Bandits kill two policemen in Kaduna

Kaduna

Bandits have killed two policemen in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State during a patrol in the area. This came as some of the policemen, who conveyed the bodies of their late colleagues to the command headquarters, killed a yet-to-be-identified woman while protesting the way their colleagues died.   The policemen were killed on Monday in Birnin-Gwari while the woman was killed from a stray bullet yesterday afternoon at the police headquarters in Kaduna. It was learnt that the vicinity of the Kaduna State Police Command Headquarters was yesterday…

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Troops kill six suspected bandits in Kogi – Army

The Nigerian Army has said six suspected bandits were killed in an encounter with troops in Bassa Loca Government of Kogi State. The disclosure was made in a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu. “Troops of Headquarters Command Army Records in conjunction with those on operation Total Freedom while on clearance operation at Kpanche, Bereko and Ozugbe villages Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State, encountered bandits responsible for terrorizing the areas. “Six of the suspected bandits were neutralized during the encounter while others…

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Bandits Kill 12 Soldiers, injure 9 vigilantes in Kaduna

Daredevil bandits on Tuesday night killed 12 soldiers and injured 9 vigilantes in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state. The incident took place in Doka and Maganda districts on the border between Kaduna and Zamfara state. The bandits in their numbers were said to have launched the attack in retaliation of the killing of Buharin Daji, one of the gang leaders that have been terrorizing Birnin Gwari local government area and environs. A source in Birnin Gwari told our correspondent that the bandits in their numbers, well armed…

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