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Zamfara government suspends emir over banditry

The Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar CIKA Ibrahim and the District Head of Kanoma town, Alhaji Ahmed Lawal have been suspended by Zamfara State government for their alleged involvement in armed banditry activities.

Bello Matawalle: Gunmen attack new Zamfara governor’s convoy

Suspected bandits have opened fire on the motorcade of the Zamfara governor, Bello Matawalle, who was on his way to condole with victims of a previous attack on a community in Gusau Local Government, witnesses reportedly said.

ASUU threatens strike over insecurity

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Obafemi Awolowo University branch, on Thursday called on the Inspector General of Police and Osun State Police Commissioner to address the rising incidence of kidnapping in the country or risk industrial action by lecturers.

Police employ “new strategy” against insecurity

The Inspector-General of Police Adamu Mohammed has said the Nigerian Police Force would be engaging new tactics in stopping series of kidnapping and rising insecurity in the country.

Zamfara: NAF attacks bandits, kill 20

The Nigerian Air Force says its Air Task Force (ATF) for “Operation DIRAN MIKIYA” has destroyed the camp of a major kingpin, Alhaji Lawal, neutralising up to 20 of his fighters near Rugu Forest in Zamfara.

Police reacts as gunmen kidnap OAU lecturer

He was abducted during a robbery attack that occurred along Ife/Ibadan expressway around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday while he was traveling from Ibadan to Ife.

Bandits reportedly kill 30 in Zamfara, 10 in Katsina

At least 30 persons were killed when bandits attacked Bungudu in Zamfara State on Saturday, the emir of the region Alhaji Hassan Attahiru said on Wednesday.

Zamfara: Emir accuses NAF of ignoring distress call during bandits attack

The Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, has said killings by bandits are not abating in Zamafara State despite the military operations against the criminals.

Zamfara: Nigerian soldiers kill many bandits, arrest others

Several armed bandits were reportedly killed on Sunday after Nigeria’s military launched an offensive in Zamfara State.
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