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No end in sight for kidnapping in Zamfara — Yari

Godsgift Onyedinefu Zamfara State Governor, Abdul'aziz Yari says his administration is worried that kidnapping is not ending any time soon as perpetrators of the act have turned it into a lucrative venture. Yari made the statement at Maradun community in the Maradun Local Government Area of the state on Friday,

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

Nigerians: Strangers in their homeland

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them. In this  week's publication, NextieSPD pricked the conscience of the nation by drawing attention to the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria. The level,

Zamfara is now safe from armed bandits, criminalities – DHQ

•Over 6000 IDPs has returned home   Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has declared that Zamfara State is now safe from incessant killings, banditry activities, cattle rustling, kidnappings and armed robbery and other security threats. The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brig-Gen. John Agim, disclosed this on Friday while addressing Newsmen on the

NAF destroys armed bandits, kingpin’s hideouts in Zamfara state 

Jude Johnson The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation Diran Mikiya  had on August 15-18, 2018, successfully degraded several identified hideouts of a notorious armed bandit kingpin in Zamfara State. The attacks, which were executed in support of ground troops in Sector 2 of Operation Sharam Daji were

NAF bombers neutralise several armed bandits in Zamfara state

Jude Johnson  The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has recorded some early successes its ongoing Operation Diran Mikiya against armed bandits in parts of North West of the country. The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola in a statement on Friday, said the  NAF combat aircraft neutralized several armed

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