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Also, barely three days after the abduction of 39 students of the Federal School of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, security agencies on Saturday rescued 307 pupils of Government Secondary Science School (GSSS) Ikara, Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna from bandits who attempted to kidnap them from their school.
In the wake of the upsurge of violence occasioned by the activities of yet-to-be identified gunmen in the Eastern flank of the state, Sokoto state government has banned self-appointed security outfits known as Yan Sakai from operating as protectors of vulnerable communities.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will attend the forthcoming convocation ceremony of the Sokoto State University (SSU) and also inspect some ongoing projects in the state, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal has said.
Troops in Kaduna State have killed Rufai Maikaji, a deadly bandit who commanded over a hundred fighters that terrorized communities in the state.
Suspected bandits have raided some communities in the eastern part of Sokoto state, killing four persons and rustled several livestock.
Kaduna state government has said security agencies have reported a sequence of attacks by armed bandits on soft targets in Igabi and Chikun local government areas killing 18 residents.
Several armed bandits were neutralized as air platforms carried out armed reconnaissance missions over locations in Kaduna state.
Confirming the incident, the State Commissioner for Internal security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said, “Security agencies have informed the Kaduna State Government that armed bandits on Wednesday attacked Katarma village in Chikun local government area, and kidnapped some locals, mainly women.
The state's Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 that the bandits were killed in joint land and air operations conducted at identified locations across Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi, and Chikun local government areas.
Troops on Saturday night successfully foiled an attack by armed bandits on communities in Sabon Birni general area of Igabi local government of Kaduna State.
Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
The Sokoto State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Saturday commenced the distribution of the Federal Government COVID-19 palliatives to beneficiaries at Isa, Sabon Birni and Gada Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
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 resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.
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.
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.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara says his administration will continue to embark on people-oriented investments that will be of benefit and reward to the people of the state.
The Lagos State Police Command on Friday, rescued another one-month-old female child that was abandoned at the junction of a popular petrol station, by Orile Bus Stop, Lagos.
Five suspected gunmen have been arrested after they launched an attack on a residence around Arulogun area of Ede in Osun State where they killed two persons.
Former Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will not be returning to Sporting Lisbon this summer.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says Nollywood produced 416 movies in Quarter One of 2021 (Q1, 2021) compared to 903 in Q4, 2020.
Cartons of live ammunition were discovered on Sunday at Awka Road, Onitsha, in Anambra, after a truck conveying them fell into a drainage and spilled its content.
The Nasru-Lahi-L-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), a Muslim prayer group, on Monday commiserated with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over the death of his son, Pastor Dare.
A former Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, has advocated a non-military solution to battle the insecurity bedeviling the country.
Marcos Alonso said he was delighted to score the winner against Manchester City after enduring a "tough season" at Chelsea.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), recorded 39 new COVID-19 infections and zero death in the past 24 hours.