Bandits kidnap over 150 persons in Zamfara communities

November 25, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Uncountable number of armed terrorists have attacked four communities under Dansadau district and kidnapped over 150 people. The attack was said to be coordinated by one of the notorious bandits’ kingpin who terrorised the area known as Damuna. Blueprint gathered that the affected villages included Mutunji, Kwanar Dutsi, Sabon Garin Mahuta and Ungugar. It was learnt that the terrorists kidnapped Read More

As bandits invade communities in Lere, Kauru LGAs of Kaduna state…

November 21, 2023 Thomas Garba 0

The prevailing rate of bandit attacks that are going unabated is causing sleepless nights to some communities in Lere and Kauru local government areas of Kaduna state. Recently, Garun-Kurama, Kahugu, Ungwan Kerau, and Mariri in Lere local government area have been under attacks of the bandits, kidnapping people indiscriminately for ransom. A resident of Garun-Kurama, a suburb of Saminaka, who Read More

APC to Zamfara governor: Tackle bandits, leave Matawalle alone

November 8, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The North-west Zonal office of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has tasked Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara state to concentrate on the security challenges bedeviling his state, rather than dissipating energy at dragging the name of his predecessor, Mohammed Bello Matawalle in the mud. The North-west APC in a statement signed by the National Vice Chairman in charge of the Read More

Like Zamfara, Katsina takes stand on bandits

October 26, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Katsina State government, on Thursday, joined its counterpart in Zamfara State, insisting that it was not ready to negotiate with marauding bandits terrorising the North-West zone. The State governor, Dikko Radda, who disclosed this at Defence Headquarters in Abuja shortly after a closed-door meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, said the State government took the Read More

Again, terrorists invade Zamfara community, kill 6

October 25, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

No fewer than six people have reportedly been shot dead by a group of armed bandits in Dansadau town of Maru local government area in Zamfara state. Resident of the area who pleaded not to be mentioned in a telephone interview with Blueprint said, the terrorists invaded the town around 2pm on Tuesday afternoon, riding on motorcycles in their large Read More

Insecurity: Radda launches Katsina community watch corps

October 11, 2023 Hamidu Sabo 0

  Governor Dikko Umaru Radda of Katsina state has launched the Katsina State Community Watch Corps, which will complement efforts by security agencies to curb armed banditry and kidnapping in the state. At a graduation ceremony to commission the first batch of 1,456 trainees that will serve in the corps, Governor Radda said the trainees were drilled by military and Read More

Terrorists invade Catholic church, burn seminarian, others injured

September 8, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Bandits reportedly invaded St. Raphael Parish in Fadan Kamantan, Kafanchan Diocese in Southern Kaduna, and razed the parish house with a Seminarian, Na’aman Danlami. Sources revealed that some priests escaped during the incident on Thursday night while Danlami, who was a seminarian, was caught in the inferno. His remains had since been deposited in the mortuary. There was no official Read More

Amnesty for Boko Haram, bandits:  In whose interest?

July 21, 2023 Content Editor 0

The call for amnesty for members of the Boko Haram sect and bandits is generating ripples. In this analysis, TOPE SUNDAY and SHUAIB ZAINAB LAMORDE (intern) wonder in his interests. The Northern Development Forum (NDF), a pan-northern group, in a letter addressed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu urged him to grant amnesty to members of the Boko Haram sect and Read More

One soldier dies, another injured in Niger gun battle with bandits

May 5, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

A soldier has reportedly died of injuries during a gun battle with bandits in Allewa area in Shiroro local government area of Niger state, while another who sustained bullet injuries is responding to treatment in a hospital. Blueprint gathered that the soldiers were shot at by terrorists when they made attempts to secure the release of victims recently captured. The Read More

Bandits kill 6 vigilantes at Birnin Gwari check point

March 9, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

andits have killed six vigilante members at Awaro checking point in western part of Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna state. Usman Babangida, who was mourning the death of his colleagues, said in an interview on Wednesday that the bandits attacked the check point on Tuesday around 4pm. “The incident happened by 4:00pm when the bandits were passing through the Awaro Checking point and Read More

Ango Abdullahi’s son wins Sabongari Federal Constituency in Kaduna 

February 28, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Sadiq Ango Abdullahi of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Sabongari Federal Constituency after polling 33,616 votes to defeat the incumbent member, Hon. Mohammed Garba Datti of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Hon. Datti, a fourth term member in the Green Chamber, polled 31,737 votes to place second.  Sadiq, who is the son of the Chairman, Northern Elders Forum Read More

Troops kill 7 bandits in Kaduna community

February 17, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A combined team of troops of the Nigerian Army and Navy have neutralized seven bandits during clearance operations in the Kasso general area of Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, on Friday indicated that the troops after subduing the bandits in a fierce gun Read More

Kaduna: Troops kill 2 terrorists, destroy camps in Chikun  

January 18, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have neutralised two terrorists and cleared several camps and hideouts in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, the state government has said.  The Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement on Tuesday evening that the troops dislocated several bandits from their camps, while recovering six Read More

Bandits kill monarch, abduct 3 in Niger 

December 23, 2022 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have killed the village head of Mulo, Alhaji Usman Garba, in Mashegu local government area of Niger state. The state commissioner of Internal Security and Humanitarian Affairs,  Emmanuel Umar, stated this in a press briefing in Minna on Friday.  The commissioner said three other villagers were abducted by the bandits along with the traditional ruler before he was murdered Read More

10 kidnap victims escape as troops attack bandits hideouts in Kaduna communities

December 2, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

Air strikes on identified bandit hideouts across Giwa, Igabi and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna state have enabled 10 kidnapped citizens to escape, while troops dislodge a camp and recovered motorcycles and weapons in Birnin Gwari. The Kaduna state government said in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, that the Read More

Troops recover 2 corpses, rescue 3 kidnap victims

November 30, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops have discovered the corpses of two female kidnap victims and rescued three others alive, while destroying bandits’ camps during fighting patrols in Chikun, Kachia and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna state.  Kaduna state government in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, Wednesday, said the troops of Operation Forest Read More

Kaduna Police arrest bandit, recover 5 operation motorcycles

November 18, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

The Kaduna state Police Command on Friday disclosed that it had arrested a bandit and recovered five operation motorcycles following a shoot-out with the bandits on Galadimawa Tumburku Road in Giwa local government area. The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Muhammed Jalige, in a statement issued Friday, said the police working on an intelligence that some bandits were about Read More

Ayade breaks silence on kidnap of 9 persons in Cross River

November 16, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has condemned reported kidnap of nine person along the popular Calabar -Akamkpa – Ugep federal highway by men suspected to be bandits. A press statement personally signed by the governor and made available to Blueprint Calavar, Wednesday, read in part: “I condemn in the strongest terms, the attack and kidnapping of some motorists Read More

Security forces kill ‘deadly bandit commander’ Dogo Maikasuwa

November 12, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Security forces have killed an alleged notorious bandits’ commander, Dogo Maikasuwa, just as another bandit died from gunshot wounds, while others escaped with varying degrees of injuries following a gun duel with soldiers, in Gengere-Kaso Forest around Chikun and Kajuru boundary. A statement signed by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said: “After an Read More

How bandits abducted 39 children from Katsina farm – Police

November 3, 2022 Admin III 0

The Katsina state Police spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, has confirmed that bandits abducted 39 children while working on a farm in the Faskari local government area of the state. In a statement Wednesday morning, Isah said the children were abducted Sunday when the heavily armed bandits in their large numbers, invaded the farm where the children were working. “Yes, the Read More

Renewed war against insurgency: CSO passes vote of confidence on DSS, DIA, NIA

September 19, 2022 Admin III 0

The Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development has passed a vote of confidence on the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Defence Intelligence Agency, (DIA) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) “for the tremendous successes recorded in the renewed war against insurgency, banditry and criminality in the country in the past one month.” The Conveners Read More

CSO hails Nigeria Military over defeat of Boko haram, banditry

September 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Civil Society Organisation, Northern Youth Network, has commended the Nigerian military for the tremendous successes it has recorded in the renowned determination to put an end to the activities of ISWAP/BokoHaram, banditry and criminality in the country in the past one month. The Convener of the group, Mallam Abdulrahman Ahmed, sent the commendation in a press release at the Read More