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Nigerian Troops Lose Soldier, kill 42 Fleeing Bandits in Niger

The Nigerian troops, comprising military and mobile police forces, have eliminated 42 armed bandits at Alawa Community in Shiroro axis of Niger State. It was gathered that the joint security operatives laid an ambush for the bandits, who were fleeing the ongoing military operations in neighbouring Zamfara State. A source involved in

Bandits Have Stopped Students From Schools, Farmers From Farms – Niger Gov

Governor Abubakar Bello has launched the Niger Special Vigilante Corps aimed at checking the activities of youth gangs, especially those operating in Minna. Bello launched the Special Vigilante Corps at the Police Headquarters, Minna, with members of the group drawn from nine different local security outfits. According to the governor, “While the

Gunmen abduct 200 Islamiyyah students in Niger state

About 200 students of an Islamiyya school in Niger State have been reportedly abducted by gunmen on Sunday. The assailants stormed the learning facility located at Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area and kidnapped the students while leaving one person dead, reports Channels TV. Sources told the medium that the Islamiyya school

100 people feared dead in boat mishap in Niger state

No fewer than 100 people have been confirmed dead when a boat capsized in Niger state. The boat was said to have taken off from Loko mina in Niger state and was heading to Kebbi state. The incident occurred around 7:30 am and most of the passengers were said to be traders

Bandits kill Emir’s son, others in Niger

Maureen Okpe Bandits Thursday afternoon killed the son of the Emir of Kontagora in Niger State, Alhaji Bashar Saidu Namaska, the Sardauna of Kontagora. Also killed was the driver of the deceased and some of his staff. He was killed along with others by the bandits on his father’s farm located at Masuga

Boko Haram in Niger State: Six Times Global Sentinel Reported Jihadists’ Expansion to Northwest, Northcentral Nigeria in 2020

•How Boko Haram hoisted flag in Niger, 50 villages deserted Senator Iroegbu On Monday, April 26, 2021, Nigerians were shocked as Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, confirmed the presence of Boko Haram in Kaure, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State,  with the hoisting of their flag.  Shiroro to Nigeria's seat of power-the Federal Capital

Bandits Kidnaps 25 Villagers in North Central Nigeria

•Dozens of gunmen sneaked into Kutunku village while residents were asleep and abducted 24 people. A criminal gang has kidnapped 25 villagers in two separate incidents in central Nigeria’s Niger state, an area notorious for banditry and abductions, a local official said on Tuesday. Dozens of gunmen, known locally as bandits, sneaked into

Gunmen Abduct 19 in Niger Community

No fewer than nineteen people have been abducted in Kutunku village in Wushishi local government area of Niger state on Monday. The Gunmen had stormed the village in motorcycles shooting sporadically. They were said to have beaten some of the villagers who could not escape on time. Those abducted include eleven males and eight females including two would-be brides who

50 Passengers: Niger Police Recover Weapons from Bandits, Faults Reports on Fresh Abduction

Senator Iroegbu The anti-kidnapping taskforce of the Nigeria Police has nabbed some suspects and recovered arms and ammunitions from bandits terrorising some parts of Niger State. It was gathered that some of the recovered weapons and suspects would soon be paraded. Meanwhile the State Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman, has denied reports