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Troops kill 39 bandits in Zamfara

No fewer than 39 armed bandits were said neutralises by soldiers in two different operations in Zamfara this week, the News Agency of Nigeria, reports. Capt. Oni Orisan, Operation Hadarin Daji spokesman, who disclosed this to NAN on Saturday said the operations were carried out in Bakura and Anka axis of

Niger grants amnesty to 13 bandits

Niger State Government has granted amnesty to 13 suspected armed bandits who were arrested by security operatives along Kontonkoro axis in Magama Local Government Area of the state. Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger disclosed this while delivering a keynote address at the 2nd General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Annual Peace Lecture on

Bandits launched 330 attacks, killed 1,460 people in 7 months — FG

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal Government on Thursday said that about 330 attacks by bandits and 1,460 deaths were recorded within the last seven months in the country. The Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Amina Shamaki, made this known at the opening of Federal

Bandits kill 4 people in Kastina

Katsina State Police Command has confirmed that at least four persons were killed on Monday in attacks by bandits in Tsayu Village under Jibiya Local Government Area of the state. According to the spokesperson for the command, Gambo Isah, the bandits attacked the community in the early hours of Monday and

Eliminate bandits wherever you find them, Buhari orders Military

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military to pursue and eliminate eliminate bandits wherever they find them. A statement from Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as giving the directive while addressing officers of the 17th Army Brigade and Nigerian Air Force 213 operational base in Katsina on Saturday. Buhari charged

Why we attack, kidnap people – Repentant bandits

Godsgift Onyedinefu Some repentant bandits in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, on Monday, explained why they took up arms against the people of the area. The ex-bandits said at a peace meeting in Tsafe that they were harassed and intimidated by the police and vigilantes, locally known as ”Yan Sakai,

North-west Governors grant amnesty to bandits

Godsgift Onyedinefu The North West Governors have granted Amnesty to Bandits, cattle rustlers as part of measures to restore peace in the zone This Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, disclosed this in a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day security and reconciliation meeting with security agents, vigilante, volunteer groups,

Bandits release Korean nationals, 250 others in Zamfara

 Godsgift Onyedinefu Over 250 people, including two Korean nationals abducted by Zamfara bandits four months ago, have been released unconditionally, following negotiation with the abductors and Zamfara Peace Committee. The Peace Committee was set up by the State governor, Bello Matawalle, to seek amicable end to banditry and investigate the alleged

Nigerian troops kill 5 bandits, arrest 4 in Kaduna

Godsgift Onyedinefu Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army have  neutralized five bandits and arrested four others in two separate operations in Chikun and Igabi local government areas of Kaduna state. Col. Ezindu Idimah, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday. Idimah said Troops of

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