Tag: Security

Seven people have been killed in fresh attacks in Kaduna

Seven people have been killed in fresh attacks by bandits on communities in three LGAs of Kaduna state. Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, who confirmed the incident, said seven other people were injured, while some houses were burnt and cattle rustled. The attacks were[Read More…]

In Kaduna, bandits have killed no fewer than 18 people in two local government areas

Bandits have killed no fewer than 18 people in Giwa, Chikun and Igabi local government areas of Kaduna State. The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday. The three Local Government Areas have been under constant attacks by[Read More…]

Bandits are fighting war to exist – They’ve killed only few people – 5 takeaways from Sheikh Gumi’s interview

Kaduna-based Islamic cleric and peace negotiator between the Fulani terrorists and the government, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi has explained his insight into the terrorists acts of the Fulani herders terrorising predominantly the northern region of the country and part of the southwest.  In his interview on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today[Read More…]

Abducted NTA Journalist regains freedom

Ms Chidiebere Onyia, an abducted Journalist of the National Television Authority, NTA has on Sunday regained her freedom after spending five days in kidnappers’ den. Mrs Onyia was kidnapped at around 8pm on Tuesday at gunpoint at rail line axis of Woji, Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State,  She[Read More…]

Benue Governor tackles Bauchi, wonders which section of the law supports herdsmen’s free movement around the country with sophisticated weapons

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has faulted the statement made by his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed, which supports the free movement of herders with AK-47 rifles. NewsWireNGR had reported that, the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed had on Thursday said Fulani herders have no option but to[Read More…]

kidnappers in Abuja arrested while trying to relocate victims

The police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said it has arrested six suspects in Apo over alleged kidnapping. This was contained in a statement by Mariam Yusuf, FCT Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Abuja on Sunday. Ms Yusuf, an assistant superintendent of police, said the suspects were arrested following[Read More…]

At least nineteen people have been killed and several others injured in Kaduna

At least nineteen people have been killed and several others injured in two separate attacks by bandits in Birnin Gwari and Kajuru Local Government areas of Kaduna State. The Kaduna State Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, says fourteen people were killed on Saturday by armed bandits[Read More…]

Dialogue is the only way to solve banditry in northeast – Sheikh Gumi

Renowned Islamic cleric, Ahmed Mahmoud Gumi has pleaded that northeast states need to extend the olive branch to stop the problem of banditry plaguing the region. Gumi had on Wednesday sued for peace as he met with over 500 bandits in Zamfara State and urged them to drop their arms.[Read More…]

Just In: Northern Governors want Nigerians aggrieved over herdsmen attacks to exercise restraint

The Northern Governors Forum says it is concerned by lingering reports that herdsmen belonging to a particular ethnic group were being targeted in some parts of the South-East and South-West leading to loss of lives and properties. In a statement issued in Jos on Thursday by the chairman of NGF,[Read More…]

Tension in Igangan as suspected herdsmen kill two, threaten reprisal

Suspected herdsmen allegedly machete two persons to death in the troubled Igangan town in Ibarapa local government. Oyo State. Vanguard reports that a resident of the community, Mr. Taiwo Adeagbo confirmed the attack and revealed that the herdsmen attacked the two people at around 1 am on Saturday. One of[Read More…]