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War against Boko Haram, Bandits in the North Makes it Difficult to Secure Southern Nigeria-Air Chief

•Charges personnel to sustain relative peace in Niger Delta  •Commissions welfare projects Calabar  Senator Iroegbu The increasing state of insecurity in northern part of Nigeria, is making it difficult for the military to effectively man, patrol and secure the Southern part of the country, said the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air

How illegal mining is driving local conflicts in Nigeria

Criminal networks fuel community violence in a bid to exploit untapped mineral deposits in the North West.  By Maurice Ogbonnaya Africa’s artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector has development potential. At their peak in 2017 these mines in Niger employed as many as 600 000 people and created opportunities for local infrastructural

North-west Governors grant amnesty to bandits

Godsgift Onyedinefu The North West Governors have granted Amnesty to Bandits, cattle rustlers as part of measures to restore peace in the zone This Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, disclosed this in a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day security and reconciliation meeting with security agents, vigilante, volunteer groups,

Banditry: WANEP seeks strengtened community policing in Nigeria’s North West

•Urges stronger inter-agency collaboration Godsgift Onyedinefu  The  West Africa Network for  Peacebuilding, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria)  has called for the strengthening of community Policing and inter-agency collaboration to tackle the surge in armed banditry across  States in the North West  Region of Nigeria, particularly, Zamfara,  Birnin Gwari  axis  of  Kaduna,  Katsina  and  Sokoto States. This

Entire North is under siege, Shehu Sani warns

The senator representing Kaduna Central at the Senate, Shehu Sani, on Tuesday urged governments to take more proactive measures to address the overwhelming security challenges facing the Northern part of the country. Sani spoke while receiving groups from Birnin Gwari, Chikun Local Government Areas and representatives of Zamfara indigenes resident in

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

North West acceptance of Atiku shows Nigerians have rejected Buhari–PDP

Senator Iroegbu  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) has expressed delight at the mammoth crowd of supporters that received itsPresidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the North-West Presidential zonal rally in Sokoto State. This, it stated, is a clear demonstration that Nigerians across the board have reached a consensus to