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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

Special Report: Under siege, Zamfara residents ‘pay millions in daily ransoms to bandits’, Dambazzau told

•Kidnappers are not Fulani but bandits – Miyetti Allah •My abductors are Fulani – Plateau nurse Punch's special report  The Vice-Chairman of Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Sani Galadima, on Monday said the people of the state now pay millions of naira in ransome bandits in order to secure their lives. He also

It’s ill-advised for Nigeria to dialogue with bandits, outlaws–HURIWA

Nosa Enobhayisobo A leading pro-democracy and civil rights organisation- Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has described as a constitutional crime and an unmitigated evil tantamount to an impeachable offence the absolutely ill-advised decision of the current President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to go into dialogue with the murderous armed

Zamfara: Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa, fuelling conflicts

Jude Johnson, David Lewis, Ryan McNeill and Zandi Shabalala Recent announcement by the Nigerian government that the activities of illegal gold miners mostly championed by foreigners are fuelling the deadly banditry in Zamfara State, North West Nigeria, brought to light the clandestine resource-economy exploitation that have wreaked havoc in Africa

From The Archives: When Gov Yari was a ‘born again’ he said it all

Senator Iroegbu  Thank God for the archives! Going through the two exclusive interviews I had with the Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar revealed alot. First as an Honorable Member representing Anka/Talata Mafara Federal Constituency of Zamfara state in the Federal House of Representatives who was then the Governorship Candidate of

Bandit Killings: FG backtracks on statement indicting northern traditional rulers

•But warns community leaders, surrogates  Senator Iroegbu The Federal government has clarified that the statement where it was quoted to have indicted some traditional leaders and foreign miners for aiding the ongoing killings by bandits in parts of North West and North Central Nigeria, was misconstrued. Nigeria's Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur

IGP assures sustained onslaught against bandits

•Commences on-the-spot assessment on affected communities  Senator Iroegbu  The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, has assured of sustained onslaught against the bandits ravaging parts of northern Nigeria with Zamfara State as the epicentre. Adamu further assured the people of North West and North Central Nigeria that the Nigeria Police Force is