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Gunmen invades Sokoto, kill 26

No fewer than Twenty-six people have been reportedly killed after cattle thieves raided several villages in Sokoto state, police said Tuesday. Armed bandits on motorcycles attacked Warwana, Tabkin Kwasa and Dutsi, a trio of neighbouring villages in Rabah district, late Sunday, shooting residents as they fled. “Twenty six people

Again, NAF Destroys armed bandits’ Hideout in zamfara, kills scores

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Diran Mikiya has destroyed another armed bandits’ hideout and neutralized several of their fighters near Doumbourou Hill in Zamfara State. The attack was executed yesterday, 2 January 2019, following human intelligence (HUMINT) reports, which were later

Wild, Wild North-West: A region under siege 

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues and proposes recommendations to address them. In this  week's publication, Nextier SPD examined the web of protracted security challenges in Nigeria's North West Geopolitical Zone.   In the last six months, Nigeria’s North-West geopolitical zone has

Birnin-Gwari: Despite military operations, armed bandits resume killings, abductions- Group

  Jude Johnson A group  has raised the alarm that armed bandits has declared total war on the good citizens of Birnin-Gwari and commuters along the two major highways of Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna and Birnin-Gwari-Funtua.  This is coming despite military operations that have helped to restore peace and normalcy in that troubled part of the