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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

Katsina state under siege, Gov Masari cries out

The Katsina State Government on Wednesday lamented that the state was under siege by bandits, armed robbers and kidnappers. Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State said this during the opening ceremony of an extraordinary security meeting in Katsina. “The citizens are on a daily basis being harassed by bandits and kidnappers that

Gov. Yari visits soldiers who survived bandits attack in Zamfara

Governor of Zamfara state, Abdul’aziz Yari, has visited soldiers who sustained injuries in an ambush by bandits on Saturday in the state. The soldiers are currently recuperating at the Federal Medical Center, Gusau, capital of Zamfara. Ibrahim Dosara, spokesperson to the governor in a statement said Gov. Yari was accompanied by Sanusi

Suspected Bandits reportedly kill soldiers in Zamfara

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Suspected bandits have reportedly killed an unspecified number of soldiers at a forest in Doburu in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The Cable, quoted a military source as disclosing this on Saturday, saying many of his colleagues sustained injuries in the incident. He said some of the injured persons

NAF jet bombs armed bandits hideout in zamfara

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Air Force (NAF)  on Sunday said it's Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation DIRAN MIKIYA successfully neutralized an armed bandits hideout at a compound West of Tsamari in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State. The  NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola who

Buhari calls emir of maradun over Zamfara killings

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he was extremely saddened by the loss of lives and destruction of property following the banditry attacks in Zamfara. According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Tuesday, Buhari expressed his sadness in a