Tag: Zamfara

Where and how banditry started in Zamfara

“Farming is Our Pride”, that is the slogan of Zamfara state, one of Nigeria’s food baskets, even though Benue state already claimed the “Food Basket of the Nation” slogan. Created on October 1, 1996, and located at latitude 12.0229 and longitude 6.04660, this Northern state, well known for its gold has recorded[Read More…]

Police reveal details of Zamfara Emir’s abduction

The Kaduna Police Command has confirmed the abduction of the Emir of Bungudu, Zamfara state, Alhaji Hassan Atto, and an unspecified number of commuters, along the Kaduna–Abuja highway. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on  Tuesday, in  Kaduna. “Today, September 14, at[Read More…]

75 abducted Zamfara pupils freed after 13 days in captivity

The 75 abducted pupils of Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State who were abducted on September 1, 2021, have regained their freedom. Their release was announced by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) via its verified Facebook page overnight. On September 1, the police[Read More…]

DHQ says gory images, videos of mass burials in Zamfara are fake 

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has dismissed trending pictures and videos in circulation showing dumping of dead bodies into mass graves, purported to be bodies of people killed in military operations.  The Director, Defence Information, Benjamin Sawyerr, dismissed the pictures and videos in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.  Mr Sawyer[Read More…]

Zamfara: No more amnesty offer for bandits — Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that the state government is no longer interested in dialoguing with bandits as they rejected the olive branch stretched at them earlier. He said in Gusau that instead, security forces would flush them out of the state. “My administration will no longer grant[Read More…]

Bandits convert classrooms to hideout in Zamfara

After enforcing the forceful closure of schools, bandits terrorising Zamfara State have converted some classrooms to personal use.  This is according to a Daily Trust findings reported on Wednesday.  The paper reports that dozens of primary schools in highly traumatised remote rural communities had been taken over by armed criminals.[Read More…]

Bill for compulsory HIV, sickle cell tests before marriage passes 2nd reading in Zamfara assembly

Zamfara state House of Assembly has passed for the second reading, a bill to provide a law for compulsory free pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, sickle cell tests, before marriage in the state, has scaled its second reading at the Zamfara House Assembly. This was contained in a statement issued in Gusau, on[Read More…]

Zamfara police claim credit for ‘escape’ of 5 abducted students from bandits captivity

The Zamfara State Police Command, on Thursday, has taken the credit for the “escape” of five out of the 73 abducted students of the Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in Maradun Local Government Area. NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that a parent of one of the students told BBC Hausa that[Read More…]

Lagos diverts traffic at Teslim Balogun Stadium ahead of Super Eagles game

The Lagos State Government has announced diversion of traffic to Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere ahead of preparation for the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Liberia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the qualifying match between the two countries will be played by[Read More…]

Zamfara: How my daughter, 4 others escaped bandits’ captivity, Parent narrates

A parent in Zamfara has narrated how his daughter and four other students escaped the captivity of bandits. The students were abducted from the Government Day Secondary School in Kaya, Maradun Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday. The state police command reveals 73 students in total were abducted[Read More…]