PRP decries growing spates of insecurity in northern Nigeria

June 18, 2020 John Oba 0

The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has expressed dismay over the growing spates of insecurity and killings of innocent persons in parts of Northern Nigeria. In a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Abdul Gombe, the party urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the country’s security architecture and bring in those capable of containing rampaging insurgents, Read More

Air force kills several bandits, destroys 3 camps in multiple strikes in Katsina

June 16, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Nigerian Air Force component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed several bandits in a multiple air strikes that also destroyed three of the bandits’ camps in a forest in Katsina state, south of Birnin Kogo, along the Katsina-Zamfara boundary area. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, said the air strikes Read More

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Katsina youths call for State of Emergency over insecurity

June 15, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Worried by the high level of insecurity in Katsina state the indigenous people of the state living in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on the federal government to impose a state of emergency on Katsina state. The group under the aegis of Concerned Katsina Youth Vanguard, expressed concerns that the wanton killing of innocent people in the state Read More

Breaking: Gunmen kill popular supermarket owner, another; kidnap many passengers along Lokoja-Abuja highway

June 10, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday between the hours of 12 pm to 1 pm killed two people and kidnapped many along Lokoja -Abuja highways. Among those killed was Nicholas Ofordile, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of a popular Chucks supermarket located at the post office area in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital. Ofodile met his untimely death when there Read More

8 killed as troops repel attacks on 3 Benue communities, troops neutralise more in Zamfara

Five bandits were in the early hours of Sunday neutralised by troops of the Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) in Guma local government area of Benue state. The bandits, said to be suspected herdsmen, launched attacks on three separate villages resulting in the death of three persons. The affected villages include Torkula, Kponko and Kaseyo all in Mbadwem council ward of Read More

Banditry: Kebbi gov commiserates with Tambuwal, donates N5m to victims

June 6, 2020 Admin III 0

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has commiserated with his Sokoto state counterparts, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, over the recent killings in parts of Sabon Birni local government by bandits. Speaking during a visit at Government House Sokoto, Bagudu expressed sadness with the dastardly killings of innocent people in the state. The governor also lamented the obnoxious acts of mayhem unleashed Read More

Military kills 392 bandits, launches Operation Accord

June 4, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

In a bid to stem the rise in reprisal attacks on civilian targets by fleeing bandits from the North-west and North-central regions as a result of land and air offensives by Nigerian troops, the military has launched Operation Accord.  The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj-Gen. John Enenche, who stated this at a press conference in Abuja Thursday, said troops successfully Read More

Katsina police kill 2 kidnappers, nab 6 bandits, recover 130 cattle

May 29, 2020 Hamid Sabo 0

The Katsina state police command has disclosed that it had killed two suspected kidnappers, arrested six bandits and recovered 130 rustled cattle. The Command’s public relations officer, SP Gambo Isah, made the disclosure in a statement Friday in Katsina. It read in part, “On Wednesday at about 22:00hrs, based on intelligence report, we gathered that a notorious syndicate of bandits Read More

Air force kills 30 bandits, destroys hideouts in Zamfara

May 27, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has killed 30 bandits and destroyed their hideouts in the Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara state. Coordinator Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, said operation was executed on 26 May 2020 based on credible Human Intelligence reports indicating that a thatched structure within the Forest was being used by the Read More

On Sallah eve: NAF kills 200 bandits in Katsina, Zamfara multiple strikes, troops neutralise 35 B/Haram, ISAWP elements in Borno

About 200 armed bandits were reportedly killed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation Hadarin Daji during multiple air strikes at the bandits’ camps in Katsina and Zamfara states. The incident which occurred some few days to Eid-el-Fitr, saw troops smoking out the hoodlums from their hideouts. A similar feat was recorded in Borno where 35 Boko Haram/Islamic States of Read More

Banditry: Air force kills 135 bandits in Katsina, Zamfara

May 23, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has killed 135 bandits during an air interjection on the criminals’ camps in several locations in Zamfara and Katsina states. The operation is part of the renewed offensive to rid the North-west of armed bandits and other criminal elements, Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche has said. He said the air Read More

NAF deploys Special Forces, more aircrafts to Katsina

May 23, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Following the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the military and security agencies to launch a major crackdown against bandits and kidnappers in Katsina and other states in the North-west of the Country, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday injected Special Forces (SF) operatives and deployed additional platforms to Kastina state. NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said in Read More