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Zamfara governor frees 5 death row prisoners, 147 others

The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has granted amnesty to 150 prisoners serving jail terms at Gusau Maximum Security Prisons. A statement by Yusuf Idris, his Director-General, Press Affairs, said on Saturday in Gusau said those pardoned included five condemned prisoners 30 convicts, 60 awaiting trial inmates and nine nursing

Eid-el-Fitr: Buratai visits frontline troops in Zamfara

•Requests for more personnel to reopen 'bandits-disrupted axis' Godsgift Onyedinefu and Nosa Enobhayisobo The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai on Tuesday, paid an operational visit to Headquarters 1 Brigade Nigerian Army and frontline troops of Operation Hadarin Daji fighting kidnapping, cattle rustling, armed banditry and other forms

Hausa-Fulani Dichotomy: How farmers-herders conflict snowballed into bloody banditry in northwest Nigeria–Research

Govt ignored warning banditry, kidnapping, killings would escalate, spread to Katsina, Kaduna, Sokoto Third force’ brutal intervention How Sani Yerima’s seizure of the Fulani land fuelled crisis Gov Yari blamed for abandoning state to cruel fate   Editor's note: For years the deadly crisis in Nigeria's North West simply tagged as

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