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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

20 killed in reprisal attacks in Zamfara

At least 20 persons were killed on Thursday and Friday in reprisal attacks between vigilante group and bandits in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
“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 eight in Kaduna

Armed bandits have killed eight and injured four others in separate attacks across three local government areas in Kaduna State.
The Newspapers Distribution Association of Nigeria (NDAN) has elected new executives.

Nigerian media ‘obsessed with bad news’

Several policy makers and media managers have accused the Nigerian media of allowing its obsession for bad news and screaming headlines to obstruct the principal mandate of setting the right agenda toward building a united and virile nation.
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Students escape as bandits kill 13 in Zamfara

In spite of recent measures taken by the Federal Government to enhance security in Zamfara, bandits are still operating recklessly in the State.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Northern states tighten security to curb abduction of schoolchildren

No fewer than 11 Northern states have beefed up security around schools to prevent the abduction of pupils by bandits in their states, investigations have revealed.
“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.

Gunmen abduct 50 in Zamfara, set houses on fire

Armed men have abducted 50 persons in an attack on Tungar Baushe community in Mutunji district, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police rescue kidnapped victims, recover stolen cows in Zamfara

The Nigeria Police Command in Zamfara said it rescued five kidnapped victims, recovered 11 rustled cows and stolen vehicle in Kaura Namoda, Birnin-Magaji and Gusau local government areas 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.

Police rescue kidnapped victims in Zamfara

The police in Zamfara said they have rescued five kidnapped victims and recovered 11 rustled cows and stolen vehicles in Kaura Namoda, Birnin-Magaji and Gusau local government areas 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: Zamfara special constabulary to perform police duties, except arms bearing

“The Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, in his interactive session with the Special Constabulary at Area Commands and Divisions across the state, only banned them from bearing firearms and wearing regular police uniform as well as performing duties outside their communities,” Shehu said.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nigeria police ban unauthorised use of siren, unregistered plate numbers

The Police Command in Zamfara has banned unauthorised use of siren, revolving light, tinted glasses, unregistered, covered and spy plate numbers.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 18 suspects over demonstration in Zamfara

The police command in Zamfara has arrested 18 suspects over unlawful demonstration, leading to destruction of property including the Emir of Shinkafi’s palace.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Zamfara: Police foil bandits attack, rescue kidnapped victim

The Police Command in Zamfara state has foiled an attack by bandits in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the state and rescued a kidnapped victim.
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Three Zamfara traders killed in kidnappers’ den

They were among 13 traders from the Dansadau community, who were kidnapped while travelling in an 18-seater bus at Mashayar Zaki along Gusau-Dansadau road, 82 km north of Gusau, the state capital.
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District head, four others abducted in Zamfara

The police in Zamfara on Sunday announced the abduction of the district head of Lingyado and four other residents of Maru Local Government Area of the state.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Nigeria’s relocation order not sack directive – aviation union

The National President, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Ilitrus Ahmadu, has said the Federal Government’s directive for aviation agencies to move their Corporate Offices in Abuja did not include the rationalisation of staff.

Auto crash kills 10, injures 45 in Zamfara

No fewer than 10 passengers have died in a road traffic accident along Kasuwar Daji-Gusau road in Zamfara State.
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Gunmen abduct district head, son in Zamfara

The Zamfara Police Command has confirmed the abduction of the District Head of Gayari of Gummi Local Government Area, Alhaji Hassan Mohammed and his Son.

Aisha Buhari, Garba Shehu reconcile at son’s wedding

The wedding of Muhammad Garba Shehu and Zuwaira Umar Faruk, on Friday reconciled First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari and Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
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APC: Police disrupting our meetings in Zamfara

The All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State has alleged that the police disrupted its meetings in some Local Government Areas of the state.
Some repentant armed bandits in Zamfara, on Friday, handed over sophisticated rifles, ammunition and military uniform after denouncing crime, the police have said.

Police: Zamfara bandits surrender weapons, military uniform

Some repentant armed bandits in Zamfara, on Friday, handed over sophisticated rifles, ammunition and military uniform after denouncing crime, the police have said.
Nigeria Police

Police investigates atrempt to burn former commissioner’s house in Zamfara

The Police in Zamfara have commenced investigation into an attempt to burn down the residence of former Information commissioner, Ibrahim Danmalikin-Gidangoga.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Suspected thugs attack APC secretariat

Unknown persons, suspected to be hoodlums, have allegedly attacked the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Zamfara and destroyed property worth millions of naira including billboards, posters and windows.

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Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Fenerbache propose sensational swap deal for Emmanuel Dennis

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No fracas in Taraba PDP – chairman

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Chelsea beat Manchester City to reach FA Cup final

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Despite the nefarious activities of local informants who regularly tip the Islamic State of West Africa Province and Boko Haram Terrorists of troops’ operation, the Nigerian military has reinforced its ground troops with sophisticated equipment and the Air Task Force’s support to contain the insurgents terrorising Damasak axis of Borno State.

Remita commences sale of 2021 UTME ePINs

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