Saturday, April 17, 2021



I didn’t mean to say ‘not all bandits are criminals’ – Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has explained that he didn’t mean to say that not all bandits who terrorise parts of the state...

BREAKING: 600 students feared kidnapped as bandits invade Katsina school

At least 600 out of 800 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State are missing, following attack by armed bandits on...

Kidnappers shift operation to Kaduna-Zaria road, open fire on travellers

Kidnappers on Monday morning attacked motorists at Kwanar Tsintsiya axis of Kaduna-Zaria Road in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that...

Coalition of Northern Groups says Buhari worst leader in Nigeria’s history

The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the worst in Nigeria's history. The CNC stated this while...

Bandits kill 5 worshippers, abduct Imam, 40 others during Juma’at prayer in Zamfara

Armed bandits on Friday stormed a Juma'at mosque in Dutsin Gari village in Kanoma, Zamfara State, abducting the Imam and about 40 congregants. The village,...

#SecureNorth campaigner killed as bandits attack travelers near Rigasa station

Rabiu Auwal, a passionate voice in the #SecureNorth, a group campaigning against insecurity in northern Nigeria, has been killed by suspected bandits in Kaduna. DAILY...

Matawalle secures unconditional release of 26 girls abducted in Katsina

Following a successful dialogue with bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Matawalle has secured the release of 26 teenage girls abducted in Katsina State.

Nigerian troops eliminate bandits, recover arms, drugs in Nasarawa

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, says troops of Operation Whirl Stroke neutralised two bandits at Kango and Adumata villages in Nasarawa State on Oct. 18.

Nigerian Military airstrikes hit several bandits’ camps in Kaduna

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike has hit some bandit’s camps, killing scores at their hideouts in the forests and border areas of Kaduna State.

Nigerian troops eliminate 2 bandits, arrest 3 in Kaduna – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of “Operation Accord” have eliminated two bandits, arrested three and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition at Dajin Kajuru in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Arewa group petitions Buhari over allege conspiracy in Zamfara banditry

The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has written a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari intimating him of alleged political machinations frustrating investigations against suspected bandits in Zamfara State. 

Ex-Gov Yari’s ally, Dantabawa, speaks on alleged secret meeting with bandits in Zamfara

Abubakar Dantabawa, a political associate of a former governor of Zamfara State, Abdul'aziz Yari, has reacted to his arrest by the police in the state.

Shehu Sani slams Masari over plans to offer farmlands, houses to repentant bandits in Katsina

A former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has criticized Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State over his proposal to reward repentant bandits with farmlands and houses.

Zamfara RUGA project for re-integration of repentant bandits – Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State says the RUGA project initiated by his administration would serve as a foundation for re-integration of repentant bandits and those fully interested in grazing.

Nigerian troops neutralise, apprehend more bandits in North-West – DHQ

Troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have continued onslaught against banditry in the North West by killing and arresting more bandits in their latest operations across the zone, Defence Headquarters says.

Zamfara Banditry: Military airstrike kills several bandits at Kagara Forest

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has destroyed armed bandits’ camp in an air raid on Kagara Forest in Zamfara and killed several bandits on July 20.

Nigerian Military kills over 392 bandits – DHQ

No fewer than 392 bandits have been killed by the Nigerian Military in the North West and North Central parts of the country.

Bandits kill District Head in Katsina

Suspected bandits have shot dead the District Head of Yantumaki, Abu Atiku, 60, in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Bandits working with highly-placed personalities in Niger, Bello raises alarm

Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has raised the alarm that some highly placed personalities are working as informants to bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers terrorizing some communities in the state.

Banditry: Police confirm recovery of 22 bodies in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Police Command has confirmed the recovery of 22 bodies of persons allegedly killed by bandits in Sabon-Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto state.

Buratai pledges support for Zamfara peace process

Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has pledged that the Army would ensure the success of ongoing peace process between Zamfara Government and bandits.

Gunmen kidnap 14 passengers in Osun

Bandits, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, have reportedly kidnapped 18 passengers along Otan/Imesi-Ile road in Osun.

Repentant bandits release additional 30 kidnapped victims in Katsina

The repentant bandits in Katsina State have released additional 30 kidnapped victims, following the dialogue initiated by the state government with their leaders.

In 7 months, bandits launched 330 attacks, killed 1,460 people – Nigerian govt

The Federal Government on Thursday said that about 330 attacks by bandits and 1,460 deaths were recorded within the last seven months in the country.

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