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Police Confirm Abduction of 73 Students in Zamfara School

The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of 73 students from the Kaya Day Secondary School in Maradun Local Government Area of the state The command disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Muhammed Shehu, and made available to journalists  on Wednesday. Shehu said the incident occurred at about

NAF Fighter Jets kill 120 Bandits In Airstrikes At Zamfara Forest

At least 120 armed bandits were eliminated in multiple airstrikes executed by the Nigerian Airforce (NAF) fighter jets at Sububu Forest in Zamfara State. The airstrikes were executed, on Monday, after some locals alerted security personnel on the arrival and movements of a large number of bandits within Sububu axis. An intelligence

‘Repentant’ Bandit and Mastermind of Kankara School Abduction Backslides, Returns to Forest

•Daudawa and five of his lieutenants surrendered 20 AK 47 rifles, ammunition and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher, during the ceremony.... By Abdulaziz Abdulaziz Auwal Daudawa, the little-known bandit leader in Zamfara State, who shot to prominence after masterminding the abduction of over 300 students in neighbouring Katsina State has

Nigerian Troops Kill 40 Terrorists in Borno, Police Neutralise 30 Bandits in Zamfara

•Many other members of Boko Haram terror group wounded in clashes yet managed to run away •Police ask residents to support security operatives Jude Johnson Nigerian troops eliminated at least 40 Boko Haram terrorists Monday in clashes in the country’s northeast, local media reported.  A security source said on condition of anonymity due

Matawalle Suspends District Head Who Conferred on Officer Selling Arms to Bandits

John Anyim Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle has suspended the district head of Badarawa in Shinkafi emirate, Surajo Namakkah, for conferring a title on a military officer arrested for selling ammunition to bandits. He said the state would not tolerate anything capable of destroying the hard-earned peace of Zamfara. The indefinite suspension was

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