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Panic as unknown gunmen kill policeman, kidnap foreign national in Kwara

Panic as unknown gunmen kill policeman, kidnap foreign national in Kwara

Unknown gunmen struck on Thursday at a quarry site in the Shao area of Moro Local Government of Kwara State, killing one mobile police officer and abducting a Chinese citizen. Reports indicate that the gunmen burnt the car allegedly used in the operation and disappeared into thin air. One other police operative reportedly injured in the attack is said to be receiving medical attention at an undisclosed location. When contacted, the spokesman of the Kwara State Police Command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, said ” the command is working round the clock to get the victim rescued and perpetrators apprehended.” “Meanwhile, the…
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Insecurity: FG urged to declare State of Emergency in Zamfara

Insecurity: FG urged to declare State of Emergency in Zamfara

The federal government has been urged to declare a state of emergency on Zamfara considering the uncontrollable insecurity situation bedevilling the state for over a decade. The call was made by a businessman, Sani Abubakar in an interview in Gusau, the State capital, Abubakar claimed the insecurity situation has collapsed all the systems including the legitimate endeavours of people. He pointed out the security challenges, warning that the nonchalant attitude of the government towards alleviating the sufferings of the masse was worsening the situation. “Government cares less about the constant killings of innocent citizens and loss of their properties” he…
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Army confirms dead of unspecified number of soldiers in Niger massacre

Army confirms dead of unspecified number of soldiers in Niger massacre

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the attack in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State by bandits who killed scores of security operatives, including soldiers and police. According to reports, at least 43 people, including 30 soldiers and seven mobile police personnel and civilians were killed when the armed men stormed the Gold mining site. They also abducted several Chinese nationals. Confirming the attack, the Nigerian Army, in a statement issued by its Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said some bandits were also gunned down during the attack. “Sadly, a good number of military personnel paid…
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Bandits abduct medical doctor, 16 others in Kaduna, kill JTF commander

Bandits abduct medical doctor, 16 others in Kaduna, kill JTF commander

A joint task force commander and a resident of Sabon Gero community, New Millennium City Settlement, in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State were killed when bandits stormed the area on Tuesday. The invasion of the bandits in the community also led to the abduction of a medical doctor and 16 others. The bandits came to the community around 10 pm on motorcycles, shooting sporadically, scaring the residents before abducting their victims. According to the source, the late JTF commander opened fire upon sighting the bandits not knowing that the bandits had closed in on his team. He…
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Aare Onakakanfo backs Zamfara govt – ‘Terrorists own guns, Nigerians should carry too’

Aare Onakakanfo backs Zamfara govt – ‘Terrorists own guns, Nigerians should carry too’

The council of the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland has hailed the decision of the Zamfara State Government to approve gun licenses. The government gave the approval to enable individuals to carry a firearm for defense against terrorists. There have been countless attacks in Zamfara in recent years, with hundreds killed, kidnapped or wounded. In a statement on Monday, the Gbonka Aare-Onakakanfo, Gboyega Adejumo urged South-West governors to take a cue from Zamfara. The Yoruba chiefs warned them to stop tolerating the activities of terrorists “masquerading as bandits and kidnappers, killing innocent people at will”. They noted that Zamfara Governor, Bello…
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