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“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits kill 20 farmers, rustle cattle in Zamfara

The orgy of anarchy and senseless killings continued unabated in Zamfara State with the murder of over 20 persons, maiming of several others, and rustling of cattle by a rampaging set of bandits in two Local Government Areas, LGAs of the State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

PPRO: Police foil bandits’ attack in Zamfara

He said that the armed men stormed the area at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday and began shooting sporadically.”The police tactical operatives deployed to Anka LG, were alerted that, armed bandits in their hundreds stormed a fulani settlement located on the outskirt of Anka town with intent to attack and rustle cows.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 18 ‘illegal miners’ in Zamfara

The Anti Illegal Mining Squad of the Police in Zamfara has arrested and prosecuted 18 people who engaged in illegal mining in spite of presidential order banning the activity.
The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

Zamfara governor: President Buhari has given bandits two months to surrender

The governor made the statement a few hours after traditional rulers in the state told the service chiefs, who were visiting in the state, that there were over 30,000 bandits in Zamfara forests, a number that far outweighs the less than 10,000 troops deployed to the state to tackle the age-long insecurity.
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Freed Zamfara schoolgirl narrates encounter with abducted family members

A 14-year-old freed student of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, has narrated how she met her father and elder sister in the kidnappers’ den.
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara schoolgirl: Our abductors were young boys, they wanted to ‘touch us’

One of the victims of last Friday’s abduction of Zamfara State Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Hafsat Anka, said the captives threatened to kill, fry and eat them if they misbehaved.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor: Abduction of Jangebe schoolgirls won’t stop my talks with bandits

As the Zamfara government says it is awaiting the release of abducted schoolgirls in Jangebe, Governor Bello Matawalle insists he will not relent in his peace process with bandits despite efforts to stop it.
The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

Zamfara governor: Nigerians’ll be shocked by those behind schoolgirls’ abduction

The Zamfara State Governor, Mr. Bello Matawalle, yesterday said that Nigerians would be shocked to know those behind the abduction of 317 female students of the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Jangebe.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Abductors free Zamfara schoolgirls

Respite may have come the way of the 317 kidnapped schoolgirls of Government Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State following the news filtering in this afternoon that they have been released by the bandits.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Official: Nigerian government disburses over N1.3 billion to 131,764 households in Zamfara

The Federal Government has begun the second disbursement of over N1.3 billion to 131,764 beneficiaries in Zamfara under the Household Uplifting Programme-Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP-CCT).
The Chairman, Zamfara State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad, has said the relegation of traditional rulers and institutions to the background was fuelling insecurity in the country.

Disregard to traditional leaders fuelling insecurity – Zamfara emirs

The Chairman, Zamfara State Council of Chiefs and Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad, has said the relegation of traditional rulers and institutions to the background was fuelling insecurity in the country.
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Bandits abduct Zamfara district head, children

Some bandits have kidnapped the district head of Matseri town, in the Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Halilu Matseri, and his four children.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
Sokoto State High Court presided over by Justice Sa’adu Sifawa on Friday ordered two Chinese to be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly attempting to bribe an EFCC officer with N50 million.

EFCC re-arraigns two Chinese nationals over ‘N100 million bribe’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Sokoto Zonal Office, on Tuesday, re-arraigned two Chinese nationals, Meng Kun and Xu Koi, accused of offering a N100 million as a bribe to its zonal head, Abdullahi Lawal.
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Nigerian government disburses N6.1 billion to 129,137 Zamfara households

A total of N6,091,580,000 has been disbursed to 129,137 poor and vulnerable households in Zamfara State, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development announced on Tuesday.

Group intensify willingness to tackle terrorism in Zamfara

A group known as Arewa Youths Forum has expressed its determination to collaborate with the Zamfara state government towards ending the dastard activities and general insecurity ravaging the state.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
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Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

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Troops neutralize bandits, rescue several kidnap victims

In continuation of military Offensives to rid the North West of armed bandits, gallant troops operating under Operation Sahel Sanity have Neutralized several bandits in gunfights, rescued several kidnapped victims and arrested some suspected bandit leaders.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.
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