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Troops of the Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) have reported the recovery of four (4) AK47 rifles which were part of a stash belonging to the late bandit, Nasiru Kachalla.
The Kaduna State Government clarified that report emerging across several blogs and websites, alleging that an unspecified number of traders from Kano State were kidnapped on the Kaduna-Abuja Road, is not true.
Fighter jet at the weekend dislodged several locations of bandits in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State, just as two suspected bandits were apprehended by locals in Chikun local government area, beating one to death.
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has commended the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) for its operations along the dreaded Kaduna-Abuja road where bandits kill and abduct travellers for ransom almost on a daily basis.
Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, said government was informed that some rustled cattle were affected following an air offensive by the air component of Operation Thunder Strike, a Defence Headquarters response to banditry in some locations in the state.
Nine bandits were reportedly killed by troops in Kaduna State in a gun battle while attempting to cross over from the eastern part of the Kaduna-Abuja road to the western part, with a large herd of rustled cattle, yesterday.
The Kaduna State Government has warned drivers plying Kaduna-Abuja Road to desist from driving against the direction of traffic with immediate effect.
Troops of the 4th Battalion of the Nigerian Army were said to have overpowered bandits along the Kwanar Tsintsiya axis of Kaduna-Zaria Road, Igabi Local Government Area Kaduna State, killing one of the bandits.
The Nigerian military said it thwarted armed bandits attack on the Kaduna-Abuja and Kaduna-Zaria roads in the wee hours of Sunday, November 29 and early hours of Monday, November 30, 2020.
Commuters along the Kaduna-Abuja road can now heave sigh of relief as troops on Tuesday cleared identified bandits’camps around Kuku area of Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Eight students of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, are said to be in captivity following Sunday’s attack on motorists along the Kaduna-Abuja road.
A former lawmaker from Kaduna State, Shehu Sani has alleged that some bandits on Sunday blocked the Kaduna-Abuja road and kidnapped scores of persons.
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.
Security operatives comprising of military and the police personnel, on Friday, successfully repelled armed bandit who opened fire on motorists plying the Kaduna-Abuja Road.
The House of Representatives Committee on Works, has frowned at the slow pace of work by Julius Berger Construction Company in handling of the Second Niger Bridge, the Lagos-Ibadan and the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road projects.
The House of Representatives Committee on Works at a public hearing in Abuja on Thursday flayed the delay in completing the Second Niger Bridge as well as the Abuja-Kano and Lagos-Ibadan Road contracts awarded to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc.
The Kaduna State Government has said travellers passing through the state would be quarantined for 14 days in an isolation facility.
Some gunmen broke into the Catholic Good Shepherds Seminary in Kakau, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, in the early hours of Thursday, abducting four students.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has assured motorists that there is enough Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, in the country, urging them to stop panic buying.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.
Victor Oladipo reportedly turned down a two-year, $45.2 million contract offer from the Houston Rockets.
Cross River Health Insurance Agency plans to use drones to deliver health materials to rural areas, the Director-General, Mr Godwin Iyala, said in Calabar on Monday.
At least, seven female pupils of Universal Basic Education (UBE) Junior Secondary School in Nyiman layout of Makurdi in Benue State have been sent home to their parents after they suffered a spiritual attack popular referred to in Tiv parlance as ‘Iyor genen.’
The party has been polarised following vested interests of the Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde and a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose over who becomes the next zonal chairman of the party.
Former Super Eagles utility player, Garba Lawal, has underplayed the talks that the Golden Eaglets were given an easy draw for the group stage of the 2021 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Morocco.
He said, “A lot of credit must go to West Ham. We knew what they would do. How they have been playing and their position speaks for itself. All credit. We had to fight them to the last few minutes. We were a bit deflated at half-time.”
The Lagos State Government has commenced phased refurbishment and renovation of all general hospitals in the State in line with the current administration’s medical infrastructure blueprint strategy which is aimed at revamping health facilities and make them fit for purpose.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero needs time to rediscover his best form after a lengthy spell out and the Argentine will have to fight for his spot in the squad, manager Pep Guardiola said.