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Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Bandits kill father, son in Kaduna

Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement to journalists in Kaduna on Sunday.
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Bandits kill two, set church on fire in Kaduna

Kaduna State Government on Sunday confirmed that the bandits, who were operating in groups attacked the family residence of the late Dan’azumi Musa who was killed alongside his son, and killed Dan’azumi’s brother, Sale Musa and his son, Amiru Sale Musa.
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Niger governor: Abducted passengers have been released

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has said the passengers who were abducted one week ago have been released.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor backs call for declaration of state of emergency on security

Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello has expressed support for the call by the Senate on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security in Nigeria.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army: Troops in pursuit of abductors of Kagara school staff, students

The Nigerian Army says its troops have been mobilised in pursuit of abductors of kidnapped members of staff and students of Government Science School, Kagara, Niger.

Kidnap: OPC discontinues search-and-rescue operation in Osun

The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has disengaged its men from the search and rescue operation to rescue kidnapped victims abducted by Fulani bandits in Osun State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm release of kidnapped father of Bwari council chair, 2 others

The Police on Monday in Abuja confirmed the release of Mr John Makama, father of Bwari Area Council Chairman, Mr John Gabaya, and two others who were kidnapped on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, says military equipment purchased by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration have yet to arrive in Nigeria.

CDS: No Chibok girl in our custody

The chief of defence staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, says no Chibok girl was rescued in a recent operation in the north-east.
Security operatives in Kaduna have rescued five kidnapped victims in two different operations during which they also captured three kidnappers, the State Government said in a statement on Saturday.

Security operatives nab three kidnappers, rescue five victims in Kaduna

Security operatives in Kaduna have rescued five kidnapped victims in two different operations during which they also captured three kidnappers, the State Government said in a statement on Saturday.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has observed that the dismissive statement by the Presidency that Nigerians should ‘wait on God’ for solutions to the insecurity in the country is a direct admission of failure by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Presidency explains why pigeons released by President Buhari refused to fly

Social media users read all kinds of meanings into the incident as you would expect; and 'pigeons' trended for most of that Friday as most couldn't miss an opportunity to poke fun at the presidency.

Senator Jang: Amendment of constitution without restructuring, waste of time

Former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jonah Jang, has decried the socio-economic problems bedeviling the country, blaming it on the operations of the 1999 Constitution.
FILE PHOTO: People put up a sign reading "#BringBackOurBoys" during a press conference organized by the Coalition of Northern Groups following the abduction of hundreds of schoolboys, in Kankara, in northwestern Katsina state, Nigeria December 17, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Families wait to be reunited with freed Nigerian schoolboys

Nearly 350 kidnapped Nigerian schoolboys are expected to be reunited with their families on Friday after security forces rescued them from a vast forest in the north of the country.
A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest to urge authorities to rescue hundreds of abducted schoolboys, in northwestern state of Katsina, Nigeria, December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian security forces rescue more than 300 schoolboys kidnapped by gunmen

Security forces on Thursday rescued nearly 350 schoolboys who had been kidnapped by suspected Islamist gunmen in northern Nigeria and taken into a vast forest, the governor of Katsina state said.
People pray in a mosque at the Government Science school in Kankara, in northwestern Katsina state, Nigeria December 16, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Families of kidnapped Katsina schoolboys fear time running out

“They will radicalise our children if the government does not act fast to help us rescue them,” said trader Shuaibu Kankara, crying as he spoke from home.
Tigrayan forces fighting Ethiopian government troops are standing firm on the southern front and engaging soldiers round the town of Adigrat to the north, said Debretsion Gebremichael, head of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, via text message.

Protests break out in captured Ethiopian city – Tigrayan leader

The leader of Ethiopia's rebellious Tigrayan forces said on Friday that protests were breaking out in the regional capital which fell to federal troops days ago in their month-long war.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends an interview with Reuters, at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25), in Madrid, Spain December 11, 2019. REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

UN: Borno farmers’ killers must be brought to justice

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres says the terrorists that perpetrated the Borno massacre on Saturday must be held accountable.
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Abducted wife of Ondo governor’s chief of staff released

The abducted wife of the Chief of Staff to Ondo State governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale, on Saturday regained freedom after spending two days in the captives of her abductors.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Bandits kidnapped 18 worshippers in Zamfara mosque

The Police have confirmed the deadly attack on a mosque in Zamfara State by bandits.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Nigerian military intercepts ransom payment to Boko Haram terrorists

A statement issued yesterday by the acting Director of Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Benard Onyeuko, said on November 17, 2020, troops of the 251 Task Force Battalion deployed in Strong Response Area (SRA) Molai, acting on credible intelligence, intercepted some Boko Haram criminals and relations of some kidnapped persons making efforts to pay a ransom of N2 million to the terrorists.
The Kaduna State Government has said that troops carrying out internal security operations, rescued 9 persons kidnapped along the Kaduna-Abuja Road on Sunday afternoon.

Troops intercept N2 million ransom payment to Boko Haram

Onyeuko said troops of 251 Task Force Battalion on November 17 in Strong Response Area Molai, acting on intelligence, intercepted some Boko Haram members while attempting to collect N2 million ransom from relations of some kidnapped persons.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops kill three Boko Haram terrorists, rescue women, children in Northeast

Troops of Operation Fireball have killed three Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in different clearances they conducted in Borno State.

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Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara has expressed displeasure and unhappiness over her existing record as Nigeria’s only individual Olympics gold medalist, a medal she won two and a half decades ago.

Chioma Ajunwa: My record still standing means Nigeria not progressing

Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara has expressed displeasure and unhappiness over her existing record as Nigeria’s only individual Olympics gold medalist, a medal she won two and a half decades ago.
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Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Bandits abduct schoolgirls in Zamfara

Armed bandits have invaded a girls’ school in Zamfara, abducting at least three hundred students.
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Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Cross River government warns against indiscriminate dumping of waste

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NACA: Nigeria among six countries defying coronavirus impact on HIV-AIDS

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