Tag: Bandits

Why We Haven’t Declared Bandit Leaders Wanted –Military
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Why We Haven’t Declared Bandit Leaders Wanted –Military

Military The military has said it is working on the process of declaring leaders of terrorists and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists wanted. The Senate on February 21, 2022, urged the Federal Government to urgently declare all known leaders of terrorists wanted. Asked why the military had yet to declare terrorists and ISWAP leaders wanted and make their names and images public, as done in the case of Abubakar Shekau and other Boko Haram fighters, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Benard Onyeuko, said the process was being reviewed. He added that their names and pictures would be released to the public soon. Read Also: Insecurity: Buhari’s Govt Overwhelmed – Obasanjo He said, “We are working on it. The process is being reviewed. So...
Bandits Attack Kaduna Airport, Stop A Lagos-Bound Aircraft, Kill One
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Bandits Attack Kaduna Airport, Stop A Lagos-Bound Aircraft, Kill One

Terrorists prevent aircraft’s take-off, kill one at Kaduna airport Suspected terrorists invaded the Kaduna International Airport located in Igabi Local Government Area the Kaduna State on Saturday. The attackers, numbering over 200 were said to have taken over the airport. The development caused panic at the airport as the suspected terrorists reportedly killed one security official of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency. The attack, it was gathered forced the authority to temporarily shut down activities while the military battled the suspected terrorists. A source who confided in our correspondent said the terrorists insisted on shutting down the airport. Following the presence of the terrorists on the runway area of the airport, workers attached to the airport...
Bandits Release 75 Abducted Zamfara Residents
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Bandits Release 75 Abducted Zamfara Residents

Seventy-five people kidnapped from Yar Katsina community in Kekun Waje district of Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been released by their captors. The freed residents were abducted in two major attacks on the community in the past two months. The armed criminals had earlier kidnapped 61 residents, then 36 days later, they raided the community and abducted 15 more people. “The armed men, however, held a six-year-old girl identified as Ummi and told her parents that they had adopted her because they like her. “The parents were not among those kidnapped. “One of them said he had not born any child in his life as such he would adopt the girl. “She has become his daughter as he promised to take good care of her. The girl is still with them. See Also...
Proscription Order: Military To Unleash Tucano Warplanes Against Bandits
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Proscription Order: Military To Unleash Tucano Warplanes Against Bandits

Following a ruling of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday declaring bandits as terrorists, the Nigerian Air Force is set to deploy Super Tucano aircraft in the North-West and North-Central regions of the country, especially in Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states. The military, sources say had been reluctant to deploy the aircraft outside the North-East because of the conditions attached to the sale of the aircraft by the United States, which was anchored on human rights. But top sources in the military told Punch that the coast had become clear to deploy the Super Tucano aircraft against bandits in the North-West and North-Central, following the court order declaring them as terrorists. Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja had, in a ruling on Thursday...
Nigerian Government Set To Publish ‘Proscription Order’ For Bandits Groups After Court Ruling
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Nigerian Government Set To Publish ‘Proscription Order’ For Bandits Groups After Court Ruling

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said the Federal Government’s determination to crush bandits remains unwavering even as the court granted application filed by the government to declare the bandits groups as terrorist organisations. Recall that earlier on Friday, a Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, outlawed the activities of groups linked to banditry and declared their activities as acts of terrorism. The court had asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to publish the proscription order in the official gazette and two national dailies. Read Also: Declare Bandits Terrorists Under 24-Hours, Reps Tell Buhari Again Justice Taiwo Taiwo in a ruling on Friday had declared the activit...
Bandits Occupy Farms In Katsina, Force Villagers To Supply Fertilisers
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Bandits Occupy Farms In Katsina, Force Villagers To Supply Fertilisers

Some farmers in Katsina State have lamented the negative impact of banditry on farming activities in the state. According to them, bandits have stopped them from going to their farms to cultivate food items. The farmers, in an interview with Daily Trust, stated that bandits stormed their farms to either abduct them, kill them or tax them before they could even cultivate on their farms. They further said every household in the Batsarin-Alhaji area had to pay N500 to the bandits from the last farming season. Thereafter, the bandits demanded that the villagers supply them with fertilisers. The villagers had to tax themselves to purchase the fertilisers. A 65-year-old farmer, Sa’adu Nuhu Batsari, said he stopped tilling three of his farms of 20 hectares each for over two year...
Police Repel Another Attack in Imo, Kill Two Bandits
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Police Repel Another Attack in Imo, Kill Two Bandits

The Imo Police command says its operatives had killed two bandits during crossfire in Njaba Local Government Area on Saturday. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Abutu Yaro, confirmed this in a statement signed by the command’s Spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri. He said one AK47 riffle and an operational vehicle were recovered from the bandits during the gun duel. See Also: Police Lied, Zamfara Bandits Overpowered, Killed Security Operatives – Nigerian Civil Defence Corps “On 31/7/2021 at about 0120 hours, a convoy of bandits moving towards Njaba town to launch an attack were intercepted by Operation Restore Peace team of the Nigeria Police. “In the ensuing firefight, one of their operational vehicles wa...
Bandits Contact Kaduna School, Confirm Abduction of 121 Students
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Bandits Contact Kaduna School, Confirm Abduction of 121 Students

Bandits who invaded Bethel Baptist High School Kaduna have confirmed having 121 students in captivity barely 30 hours after they struck. President Kaduna Baptist Conference and Proprietor of Bethel Baptist High school, Kaduna Rev. Yahaya Jangado disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday evening after a meeting of the management and parents of the abducted students. Rev Jangado said though the bandits called and allowed the school management to speak with few of the abductees, they were yet to demand for ransom. He said on Monday morning they received a distress call bandits invaded the school and on hearing the news they alerted security agencies to come to their rescue and they responded.
El-Rufai Shuts Down Bishop Oyedepo’s School, 12 Others
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El-Rufai Shuts Down Bishop Oyedepo’s School, 12 Others

The Kaduna State Government has issued an order directing the closure of schools situated in areas identified as prone to bandit attacks. The development comes after bandits on Monday attacked Bethel Baptist school in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, abducting a yet to be ascertained number of students. According to the directive issued by the Director-General of Quality Assurance Authority in the state Ministry of Education, Umma Ahmed, to proprietors of private schools, the closure takes effect immediately. Ahmed said, “You are hereby advised to adhere to the contents of this letter as appropriate sanctions shall be meted out to schools that are found wanting for non-compliance, please.” Read Also: Release #EndSARS Panel Report Submitted Over 3 Months Ago–TakeItB...
Bandits Kidnap Students in Kaduna, Two Soldiers Feared Dead
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Bandits Kidnap Students in Kaduna, Two Soldiers Feared Dead

Bandits in the early hours of Monday attacked another school in Kaduna, whisking away an unspecified number of students. They attacked Bethel Secondary School in Maramara, Chikun Local Government Area on the outskirts of the Kaduna State capital. Kaduna Police Command could not immediately confirm the number of students abducted. It however said a joint security team comprising the Police, Army and others rescued 17 of the abducted students. The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige said: “Yes, I can confirm to you that there was an incident at the school but the joint security team comprising the Police, Army and others have rescued 17 students. “We cannot say this is the number of students kidnapped for now. As soon as that information is av...