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EU provides N102m humanitarian aid to tackle child undernutrition in Sokoto, Zamfara

Godsgift Onyedinefu The European Union (EU) is allocating an additional €300 000 (N102m) in humanitarian aid to provide life-saving treatment to undernourished children in Nigeria’s northwestern states of Sokoto and Zamfara, where violence and forced displacement are leading to a further deterioration of the situation. The funds will allow UNICEF to provide

We’ll respond fiercely Against Killer Bandits in Sokoto — Buhari

Godsgift Onyedinefu with Agency report President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of 37 innocent people by bandits in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State and vowed to respond fiercely against "these brutal and remorseless enemies of humanity". In a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba

Insecurity: Speaker Gbajabiamila to visit Borno, Zamfara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, is set to visit Borno and Zamfara states to assess the security situations in the states. Security forces are currently tackling Boko Haram insurgents in Borno and other states in the North-East, while bandits and cattle rustlers are attacking residents of

Bandits kill 25 in fresh Sokoto attack

Godsgift Onyedinefu No fewer than 25 people have been killed in fresh bandits’ attack in three communities in Rabah local government area of Sokoto state. The bandits who were in large numbers raided Kalhu, Tsage and Geeri villages near Gandi and killed the 25 persons. The State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal on Sunday attended

Banditry: Herdsmen, farmers in Sokoto form joint community watch

Sokoto State Government has commenced the mobilisation of herdsmen, farmers and other community members to form joint groups of volunteers to provide security to their communities. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the groups are meant to complement the efforts of security agencies in tackling banditry and other crimes. According to Alhaji Lawalli

Troops nab 22 suspected drug traffickers, bandits, others in Sokoto

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army says its synergy among security agencies in Sokoto State has yielded positive result as 22 suspected criminals were arrested in Sokoto State. The 1 Brigade Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Lt Ayobami Oni-orisan who said this in a statement on Wednesday said the suspects were arrested for

Borno now safer than Abuja, Zamfara, others, says Shettima

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has said that the state which has suffered attack by Boko Haram Terrorists in the last ten years is now safer than many states in Nigeria. Shettima made the declaration when he spoke to the Chairman House Committee on Army, Rima Shawulu and other

Sultan of Sokoto pledges full support to fight armed banditry

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has pledged an unalloyed support to the Police and other Security Agencies in the fight against armed banditry and other crimes. According to a statement by the police spokesperson Frank Mba on Wednesday, the Sultan made this pledge on Tuesday at his Palace

IGP takes battle to bandits’ den in Zamfara, Sokoto

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday visited Sokoto and Zamfara States, currently experiencing the challenges of armed banditry and other associated crimes. The Force spokesperson in a statement on Tuesday explained that visit enabled the IGP who was accompanied by DIG Operations, Abdulmajid Ali conduct