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Banditry: Katsina LG ‘arms’ local vigilantes

Mashi Local Government Council in Katsina State has armed vigilante groups in the area with working tools to support the police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in enhancing the security in the council. Abubakar Mashi, the Council’s Director of Education and Social Services, who made this known to newsmen

Bandits kill 17, abduct two Women in Katsina community

Jude Johnson Suspected bandits have again invaded Yar Center, in the outskirts of Sherere community in Kankara Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State, killing 17 persons while dozens sustained varying degrees of injuries and numerous houses set ablaze. The bandits, according to residents, also abducted two women and rustled 120

Buhari wins Katsina with 1.2M vote margin

The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari has polled 1,232,133 votes in Katsina, his home state in Saturday’s presidential election. Prof. Fatima Mukhtar, the State Collation Officer said Buhari defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party who got 308,056 votes. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari won in all

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

10 killed as farmers, herdsmen clash in katsina

At least ten persons were reportedly killed in a clash between herdsmen and farmers in Safana local government area of Katsina State. The Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumini Usman disclosed on Wednesday, during the visit of Queen Dijah Women and Children Awareness Initiative working around issues of drug abuse, rape and

Bye-Elections: IGP commends police personnel, other security agencies

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, has commended police personnel and other Security and Safety Agencies deployed for security in the just concluded bye election in Kwara, Katsina and Bauchi State. The bye elections where held on Saturday in Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara State, Kankiya/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency of Katsina

Wild, Wild North-West: A region under siege 

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues and proposes recommendations to address them. In this  week's publication, Nextier SPD examined the web of protracted security challenges in Nigeria's North West Geopolitical Zone.   In the last six months, Nigeria’s North-West geopolitical zone has

FG commences destruction of small arms in 7 states

•Over 7,000 destroyed already •Tasks state govts on disarmament programme   Senator Iroegbu and Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal Government has commenced destruction of small arms and light weapons in seven states of Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Katsina, Akwa Ibom and Cross River. This was disclosed on Monday by the Chairman of the Presidential Committee on

Video of cash, PVCs found in Daura’s Katsina home fake- DSS

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The  Department of State Services (DSS) has clarified on circulation of fake information and videos in which several items were said to have been recovered from the Katsina and Abuja homes of its immediate past Director General, Lawal Daura. The DSS in a statement on Monday signed by Mr. Tony