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Bandits Attack Emir’s Convoy, Kill Three Soldiers, Seven Villagers in Kaduna and Zamfara

•Emir’s convoy attacked, two Killed in Igabi, Kauru LGAs of Kaduna •Three soldiers, five villagers killed as andits attack Zamfara LGA Jude Johnson Armed bandits have continued in their acts of terror by attacking Emir's convoy, killing three soldiers and seven people in Kaduna and Zamfara States of North West Nigeria. The convoy

Nigeria Needs to Better Protect its Schoolchildren

By Nkasi Wodu In early March, over three hundred schoolgirls abducted by armed groups from a secondary school in Zamfara State in northern Nigeria were released by their abductors. Unfortunately, the global outrage this incident stoked has not deterred the armed groups operating in the north. Just last week, another set of students was kidnapped from a

Insecurity: Armed Bandits Abduct 100 Miners, Kill 10 in Zamfara — Emirs

•Deploy more security men to areas affected by herdsmen attacks, banditry, Senate tells NSA •Take fight to B-Haram enclaves, Reps tell military chiefs •Army has achieved commendable success against terrorism, banditry, others – COAS •Sokoto bans self-acclaimed security volunteers By Henry Umoru, Levinus Nwabughiogu & Musa Annabi No fewer than 100 miners operating between Anka

Be Ruthless, More Aggressive with Bandits, CDS Charges Troops

..leads service chiefs on operational visit to Zamfara ..Gov Bello wants security men armed with more modern weapons Godsgift Onyedinefu The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Lucky Irabor has charged troops to be ruthless and more aggressive in decisively routing out unrepentant bandits and other criminals within the North-West zone

Nigeria’s School Abductions: Why Children Are Being Targeted

By Nduka Orjinmo Since December, more than 600 students have been abducted from schools in north-west Nigeria, highlighting a worrying development in the country's kidnap-for-ransom crisis. Friday's kidnapping of nearly 300 students from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara state, which ended with their release, was the second mass kidnap

ACF to Buhari: Extend No-Fly-Zone Benue, Taraba, Borno Where Helicopters Allegedly Drop Arms For Bandits

•On Tuesday, Buhari declared Zamfara “a no-fly zone” and also banned all mining activities in the state. The apex northern group, Arewa Consultative Forum, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the recent flight ban in Zamfara State to other states of the federation affected by banditry. On Tuesday, Buhari declared Zamfara