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Banditry: Senate urges FG to establish military base in Shiroro

The Senate on Wednesday advised the Federal Government to establish a military base in Shiroro, Niger state to restore the confidence of communities affected by the activities of bandits. The senate also urged the Federal Government to provide equipment and forest guards at the Kamuku National Park to improve operations of

We’re now tackling insecurity with superior firepower – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his administration was tackling the challenges of insecurity in the country with superior strategy, firepower and resolve. Buhari made this known in his Democracy Day address to the nation in Abuja, and recalled that when his administration assumed office in May, 2015, insecurity reigned in

Banditry: NAF helicopter crash-lands in katsina

Godsgift Onyedinefu A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Helicopter has crashed in the process of landing while returning from an anti-armed banditry combat mission in the Northwest Theatre under Operation HADARAN DAJI. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola Confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday. Daramola stated

Banditry: NSCDC boss orders massive deployment of personnel to Katsina

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Commandant General, CG, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana, has ordered massively deployment of personnel to areas of banditry and cattle rustling in Katsina State. Mr Gana gave the directive to the Katsina State Commandant, Ahamad Alhassan, in a statement made available to the News Agency

IGP calls for tougher laws against kidnapping, banditry

Nosa Enobhayisobo The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammad Adamu, has called for tougher laws against kidnapping and banditry including possible state seizure of assets linked to illicit proceeds from illegal acts. The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, in a statement said the police boss made the call on Wednesday while

We’ve arrested 2,175 for kidnapping, murder, others — IGP

...Recovers 834 arms, 19,009 live ammunition Godsgift Onyedinefu The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, said the police have arrested 2,175 suspects for kidnapping, Murder, armed robbery, cultism and banditry since the launch of the “Operation Puff Adder” A statement by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, on

Eid-el-Fitr: Buratai visits frontline troops in Zamfara

•Requests for more personnel to reopen 'bandits-disrupted axis' Godsgift Onyedinefu and Nosa Enobhayisobo The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai on Tuesday, paid an operational visit to Headquarters 1 Brigade Nigerian Army and frontline troops of Operation Hadarin Daji fighting kidnapping, cattle rustling, armed banditry and other forms

Police nabs 38 for arms smuggling, Kidnapping,

Nosa Enobhayisobo Police Operatives of the Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS), Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and the Special Forces attached to Operation Puff Adder have arrested 38 suspected criminals from different parts of the country. Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer disclosed this in a

Under Siege: Over 20,000 Nigerians flee Northwest violence in one month–UNHCR

•Expresses concern over the deteriorating security situation Jude Johnson In less than two months, the deadly  violence in northwest Nigeria has forced around 20,000 refugees to flee to neighbouring Niger Republiv. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) disclosed said on Tuesday counting the exodus from April 2019. UNHCR voiced concern about deteriorating

Hausa-Fulani Dichotomy: How farmers-herders conflict snowballed into bloody banditry in northwest Nigeria–Research

Govt ignored warning banditry, kidnapping, killings would escalate, spread to Katsina, Kaduna, Sokoto Third force’ brutal intervention How Sani Yerima’s seizure of the Fulani land fuelled crisis Gov Yari blamed for abandoning state to cruel fate   Editor's note: For years the deadly crisis in Nigeria's North West simply tagged as