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Bandits in Zamfara better equipped than military, says Yari

Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari has lamented that the bandits terrorizing the state and some of the surrounding states have more sophisticated weapons than the military in Zamfara. Yari, while speaking with State House correspondents after he had updated President Muhammadu Buhari on the socio-political and security developments in

Nigerian Army commander killed by suspected bandits

Suspected bandits have killed the Garrison Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade Command, Colonel Mohammed Barack, on the Magama Gumau road in Bauchi. A top officer of the brigade command who craved anonymity confirmed the development to Channels Television. Armed bandits terrorize large swaths of northern Nigeria According to him, the incident occurred on Sunday night while

Nigerian Troops kill 55 Bandits, rescue 760 abductees in Zamfara

Troops of Operation Sharan Daji have killed 55 bandits and rescued 760 persons abducted from villages in Zamfara State. This was contained in a statement signed by Acting Force Information Officer, Clement Abiade, a major, in Gusau, the state capital on Tuesday. He said the troops also recovered weapons, ammunition and rustled

Nigerian Troops kill 21 bandits, capture 17 in Zamfara, Katsina

Troops of Operation Sharan Daji of the Nigerian Army have killed 21 bandits, captured 17 and rescued 89 persons taken hostage by the bandits in Zamfara and Katsina States. Maj. Clement Abiade, the Acting Force Information Officer, Operation Sharan Daji, in a statement said 55 of the freed captives were held

Two soldiers, others killed in battle with bandits in Zamfara

..As Troops rescue 75 hostages Troops have neutralised activities of some bandits in Zamfara State, in an operation to rid the state of criminal elements. The troops also captured one of the bandits. A statement by Maj. Clement Abiade, the Acting Force Information Officer of the ongoing Operation Sharan Daji, however, said two

Banditry: NAF deploys Fighter Aircraft, Special Forces to Sokoto

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday deployed a fighter aircraft, along with support equipment, and a detachment of Special Forces (SF) personnel to Sokoto to further boost anti-banditry operations in the Northwest of the Country under Operation DIRAN MIKIYA. The deployment is also aimed at adding value to

Nigerian troops kill 17 bandits, arrest 67

The Operation Wild Stroke of the Nigerian Army operating in Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba States says it has killed 17 bandits and arrested 67 others in the last eight months of its operation. The Commander of the operation, Maj.Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Lafia on Wednesday. The commander also

Zamfara: Gov. Yari says progress made in fight against bandits

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State on Thursday in Abuja updated President Muhammadu Buhari on security development in the state. Yari had on December 27 called on President Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Zamfara to check the persistent killing of innocent citizens by bandits across the state. “I am

Over 18 reportedly killed in another Zamfara attack

Salisu Zakari Over 18 persons were reportedly killed when armed bandits invaded two communities in violence-prone Zamfara State on New Year day, sources have informed. The sources say the gunmen stormed Dutsin kure and Manasa in Tsafe local government on Tuesday leaving deaths and destruction in their trail. Nine persons were reportedly shot

Nigeria: Governing the Ungoverned Spaces

  Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly, which provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them takes another look at the menacing armed bandits in Nigeria's North West region. The publication analysed how the difficult terrain and other security challenges across the