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Cattle rustling: from cultural practice to deadly organised crime

Duncan Gumba     Cattle rustling or raiding is no longer a cultural practice, but a form of organised crime committed by international criminal networks. It is facilitated by an increasing proliferation of weapons, according to a study by ENACT transnational organised crime researchers at the Institute for Security Studies. ‘Traditionally, small-scale stock theft was a

Insecurity: IGP launches operation Puff Adder along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Friday launched a security action plan tagged Operation Puff Adder to tackle all forms of crimes including kidnapping, cattle rustling and armed robbery along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway. The police Force spokesperson Frank Mba, made this known in a statement on Friday. The

Gunmen kill 25 in zamfara village raids

At least 25 people were killed when armed men raided two villages in a northern Nigerian state wracked by cattle rustling and kidnapping for ransom, witnesses and the police said on Friday. Two Nigerian soldiers killed in mine blasts Gunmen on motorcycles on Wednesday invaded the villages of Gidan Halilu and

Police arrests 9 notorious suspects for kidnapping, armed robbery

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Police Force paraded nine "Notorious and vicious" suspects arrested for kidnapping, cattle rustling, armed robbery and rape at the force headquarters, Abuja. In a statement by the Force spokesperson Jimmoh Moshood on sunday,  two (2) AK47 rifles, thirty (30) Rounds of ammunition and one (1) pair of suspected fake

Zamfara is now safe from armed bandits, criminalities – DHQ

•Over 6000 IDPs has returned home   Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has declared that Zamfara State is now safe from incessant killings, banditry activities, cattle rustling, kidnappings and armed robbery and other security threats. The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brig-Gen. John Agim, disclosed this on Friday while addressing Newsmen on the

Army launches operation to end cattle rustling, others

By Mohammad Tijjani The 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna has launched a special operation in parts of Kaduna and Niger States to tackle rising cases of kidnapping, armed robbery and cattle rustling. The operation, code named `Karamin Goro’, will cover Minna-Birnin Gwari-Pandogari and Minna-Sarkin Pawa general area, a statement by the Deputy Director,