Tag: Katsina State

Telecommunication services have been shut down in Katsina State

Telecommunication services have been shut down in Katsina State. At least 13 Local Government Areas are affected by the development which may not be unconnected with the ongoing security operations against bandits in the North West. The affected LGAs are Sabuwa, Faskari, Dandume, Batsari, Danmusa, Kankara, Jibia, Safana, Dutsin-Ma and[Read More…]

Insecurity: Masari shuts Katsina highways, livestock markets, ban sale of Petrol

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has ordered the immediate shutting down of some major Katsina highways to tame activities of bandits and other crimes in the state. The highways shut down include Jibia-Gurbin Baure road and Kankara-Sheme roads linking to Zamfara State. Masari further advised that all travelers[Read More…]

Katsina Governor Masari gives residents a matching order to “acquire weapons and defend themselves”

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has called on the people in the areas prone to the activities of bandits to acquire weapons and defend themselves against the bandits. This was contained in statement issued by the Governor’s Director General (Media) Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, to newsmen Tuesday. In the[Read More…]

60 dead as Cholera Outbreak hits Katsina communities, Buhari home state

At least sixty persons lost have their lives across many communities in Katsina State following the outbreak of cholera in the state.  The state Commissioner for Health, Yakubu Danja disclosed this on Saturday during the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the State chapter of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) held in[Read More…]

In Katsina, gunmen broke into court to kidnap the Judge

Gunmen have abducted a judge at a Sharia Court in Bauren Zakat village in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State. NewsWireNGR learnt that the attackers broke into the court around 3pm on Tuesday and abducted the judge identified as Alhaji Husaini Sama’ila. The Katsina Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo[Read More…]

We abducted Kankara schoolboys because Governor Bello Masari dared us – “Repentant” Mastermind of Katsina abduction, Auwal Daudawa reveals

Auwal Daudawa, suspected mastermind of the abduction of students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, has said he led the operation because Governor Bello Masari dared his men. In an exclusive interview with Daily Trust Newspaper, Daudawa said he wanted to prove to the government that he had[Read More…]

In Katsina, 21-year-old labourer, Abubakar Sani, dragged to court over alleged homosexual (rape) of an eight-year-old boy

The Katsina Police Command has dragged a 21-year-old labourer, Abubakar Sani, to court over alleged engagement in homosexual with an eight-year-old boy. Sani of Gwagare quarters, Katsina State, resides in the same house with the victim. The police said Sani was caught having forceful sexual intercourse with the victim through[Read More…]

Lai Mohammed said the President spent many sleepless nights to get the abducted Kankara boys out

The Federal Government has described as senseless, the claim in certain quarters that the abduction and release of over 300 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, was stage-managed. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, dismissed the claim on Saturday when he spoke on NTA[Read More…]

From Daura, Buhari attends FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently virtially participating in the ongoing meeting of the Federal Executive Council from his home town in Daura, Katsina State. Buhari relocated to the town last Friday on what the Presidency described as a private visit. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha,[Read More…]

48 hours after, whereabouts of abducted students of the Katsina Government science school unknown

For the past 48 hours, there have been no reports of students being abducted by gunmen from Kankara Secondary School in Katsina State in northern Nigeria. Pictures posted on social media show a woman leading a protest in Katsina to pressure the government to save their children. Gunmen stormed a[Read More…]