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Bandits: Seven Security Personnel Arrested in Zamafara, Four People Killed in Taraba

•Seven security personnel arrested for aiding banditry in Zamfara •Bandits kill four in Taraba, set property ablaze Jude Johnson Seven security agents involved in aiding and abetting banditry in Zamfara state have been arrested by the police. The state government says the suspects who have already been interrogated and confessed to the crime,

Obasanjo, Gumi Seek ECOWAS Involvement in Tackling Banditry, Kidnappings

...wants repentant bandits rehabilitated, empowered ..Obasanjo to visit Gumi in Kaduna Godsgift Onyedinefu As part of  efforts to find solutions to the menace of banditry, kidnapping and ransom payment, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and popular Islamic Cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has asked the federal government to take the issue up seriously with the Economic

Buhari’s Silence over Assassination Attempt on Gov Ortom Calls for Concern – PDP

...alleges plot by APC to disintegrate Nigeria with banditry,  Electoral Violence Godsgift Onyedinefu Following the alleged attack and assassination attempt on Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence on the matter calls for serious concern. The PDP also alleged  a grand plot bythe All

Okonjo-Iweala Condemns Abduction of School Children In Nigeria

Maureen Okpe The Director General,World Trade Organisation, Mrs. Okonjo Iweala has called for an end to the continuous cases of banditry, and kidnaping of school children in the country, stressing the need for children to study in safe environment free of fear from attack. Iweala stated this at the celebration reception of

The Nigerian Military’s Missing Link: A Joint Special Operations Command

By Fola Aina Nigeria’s northern regions continue to struggle with insecurity, claiming the lives of tens of thousands and displacing millions due to armed banditry and Boko Haram. Significant battlefield defeats led the military to resort to a strategy of establishing super camps to prevent terrorists and armed bandits from overrunning areas of relative peace. However, as that

Boko Haram and Banditry: Northeast Nigeria’s Deteriorating Security Situation

By Lauren Mellows and Melinda Holmes “We need a special intervention, we need our country back, it’s becoming lawless”, warns women’s rights and peace activist, Hamsatu Allamin, Founder of the Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development (Allamin Foundation) and member of both the global Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL) and Federation of Muslim Women in Nigeria (FOMWAN). The situation in northeast

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