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A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.

Group expresses worry over school resumption amidst coronavirus surge

A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina governor says security forces rescue 103 kidnapped victims

“This is in continuation of the exercise that started with the recovery of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.
11. The Defence Headquarters has claimed that troops rescued the over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11.

Katsina insists no ransom paid for Kankara school boys’ release

Alhaji Mustapha Inuwa, Secretary to Katsina State Government says the state government did not pay any ransom to rescue the abducted 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.
He said the Task Force subsequently dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter gunships to engage the terrorists.

NAF conducts search and rescue training for personnel on Kaduna-Abuja expressway

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday conducted a special search and rescue training for some of its personnel, to deepen their competence during combat operations.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in his New Year broadcast decried the level of violence in the country, saying insecurity is setting Nigeria back at “critical points” through the destruction of public and private investments.

Nigerian president: Insecurity setting us back at critical points

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in his New Year broadcast decried the level of violence in the country, saying insecurity is setting Nigeria back at “critical points” through the destruction of public and private investments.
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Nigerian president: How we will tackle insecurity this year

Insecurity, one of the vexed issues in Nigeria currently was one of what President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on today in his national broadcast. He vowed to reorganize the security apparatus in order to be able to tackle insurgency, banditry, kidnappings, piracy and other crimes.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N13,588,027,886,175 into law.

2021: President Buhari announces plans to rejig police, armed forces

President Muhammadu Buhari, admitting the challenge of insecurity in the country on Friday spoke about his plans to rejig the Nigerian security architecture, to make it more proactive.
President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the abducted students in Katsina, December 18th, 2020. Bayo Omoboriowo

President Buhari’s Christmas message to Nigerians — full text

I felicitate with our Christian brothers and sisters in particular and all Nigerians in general on this joyous occasion of Christmas 2020, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke and 177 Battalion on Wednesday killed two bandits in a raid on their hideout at Angwan Mada in Nasarawa State, defence spokesman, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

DHQ: Rescue of Kankara schoolboys alive a major achievement

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has described the rescue alive of 344 students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, as a major achievement.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for practically leading from the front and ensuring that the abducted Kankara schoolboys regained their freedom.

Nigeria school abductions sparked by cattle feuds, not extremism – officials

The kidnap of 344 schoolboys in northwest Nigeria had the appearance of an Islamist militant attack. There was even a video purporting to show some of the boys with members of Boko Haram, the extremists behind the 2014 kidnapping of more than 270 schoolgirls in the northeast.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has urged officers and men of the Force to use their firearms for self-defence, not to kill.

IGP visits Katsina, takes aim at banditry, rising crime

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, arrived Katsina on Wednesday vowing to rid the state of attacks by hoodlums and bandits.
11. The Defence Headquarters has claimed that troops rescued the over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11.

Presidency: Repentant bandits helped in securing release of Kankara schoolboys

The Presidency, on Tuesday, said repentant bandits played a role in securing the release of over 300 schoolboys abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina.
11. The Defence Headquarters has claimed that troops rescued the over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11.

They told us to say Boko Haram kidnapped us – Kankara schoolboys

One of the 344 students from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, has disclosed that they were not kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorist group as earlier stated by the Federal Government.
Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu

Insecurity: APC governors assures federal government on collaboration

Governors under the umbrella of the Progressive Governors Forum (PG) have assured that they will work with President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to bring an immediate end to the new spate of insecurity in the country.
11. The Defence Headquarters has claimed that troops rescued the over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11.

Kankara abduction: Boko Haram seeking cheap relevance – General Jibrin

A former Director, Military Intelligence, retired Major General. Ahmed Jibrin has said Boko Haram was not behind the kidnap of boys at the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Police, vigilante rescue 84 Katsina students kidnapped by bandits

A fresh attack by bandits last Saturday night to kidnap another set and scores of Islamic school students have been foiled in Dandume local government area of Katsina State.
A freed Nigerian schoolboy plays football as he returns home, after he was rescued by security forces, in Kankara, Nigeria December 19, 2020. REUTERS-Afolbabi Sotunde

Knakara schoolboys narrate kidnap ordeal

Annas Shuaibu says he awoke to the sound of gunshots fired by men who burst into his boarding school in northwest Nigeria in a nighttime raid. He and hundreds of other boys were rounded up and forcibly marched out of the school and into a nearby forest.

Nnamdi Kanu: Miyetti Allah responsible for Kankara schoolboys kidnap

Nnamdi Kanu has accused the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, of having carried out the kidnap of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, in Kankara, Katsina State.

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