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Buhari wins Nasarawa with eight LGAs

The presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari, has won in eight Local Government Areas, while the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, won in five LGAs in the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday morning.  In Keana LGA of the state, APC pulled

Nigerian Army repels attack in Nasarawa, recovers 45 weapons

The Nigerian Army says it has repelled attacks from some criminal gangs and militia operating across communities in Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba States recovering some arms. Major General Adeyemi Yekini, Commander of “Operation Whirl Stroke” in Nasarawa, on Wednesday said his men recovered 45 assorted weapons and 701 rounds of live

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

236, 864 IDPs return home in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa

Major General Adeyemi Yekini says a total of 236,864 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, have returned to their homes in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states. Mr Yekeini stated this on Monday in Mbabai, Guma Local Government area of Benue when he led journalists to most villages affected by recent farmers/herdsmen clashes in

3 children burnt to death in Nasarawa inferno

An early morning inferno on Saturday in Ado village, Karu Local Government Area Nasarawa State has burnt three children of the same parents to death, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The incident, which has thrown residents of the area into mourning, also razed a bungalow. NAN gathered that the fire started

Army Intercepts 20 suspected bandits in nasarawa, recover weapons

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Nigerian Army has intercepted a Nissan bus with 20 armed occupants suspected to be bandits along Nasarawa - Abuja road while conducting a routine check. Director Army Public Relation Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, in a statement on Saturday, stated that the occupants, when interrogated claimed they were hunters from Adamawa on

10 years after, DSS nabs notorious gunrunner Jonah Abbey

•Oher criminals terrorising Middle Belt Babatunde Abiodun  The Department of State Services (DSS) has finally arrested the dreaded gunrunner, Jonah Abbey and  key members of kidnapping, gunrunning and armed banditry syndicates terrorising Middle Belt states of Plateau, Nasarawa, Taraba and Benue. DSS in a statement yesterday by Mr. Tony Opuiyo,  said the that

Herdsmen crisis: Nigerian troops recover locally made pistol, avert clashes in N/Central states

•Nab herdsman with bulletproof vest    Babatunde Abiodun The toops of Nigerian Army on Exercise  Ayem Akpaduma aimed to tackle the deadly herders-farmers conflict in the North Central region of the country, have recovered a locally made pistol and averted what could have been a violent clash. Colonel Aliyu Yusuf in a statement on

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