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Nigeria police have killed 30 gunmen after criminal gangs raided four villages in the country's northwest, which has been hit by a surge in kidnappings and attacks, police said on Tuesday.
Nationwide outrage has greeted yesterday’s abduction of more than 300 school girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara state by bandits even as aggrieved residents of the community took to the streets destroying vehicles entering the village in protest.
When gunmen raided the Government Girl’s Secondary School ,GGSS, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara state and abducted over 300 schoolgirls, a local vigilante, Abubakar Adamu, said he was together with soldiers that gave the bandits hot chase inside the bush.
"Governor Matawalle accepted their resolve as they took an oath with the Holy Quran not to either go back to their past ways or become informants for their former colleagues who have yet to key into the peace process," the statement said.
An attack by bandits in the Gwaram community, Talatan Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State has left the village head dead and eight others abducted.
According to a press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu, the Commissioner of Police, Barrister Usman Nagogo has set up a Police Joint Task Enforcement Team headed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations with a mandate to commence the mop-up, seizure and recovery of all illegal and prohibited firearms and ammunitions from unauthorized persons, suspected militia groups, criminal/unlawful gangs.
The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Abubakar Namalika over the gruesome murder of Dr Enoch Okpara, a medical doctor in Gusau on June 13.
Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a renowned leader of the volunteer security group, known as “Yansakai” in the state, Bala Maigora.
The Zamfara State Police command has vowed to shut down suspected cattle rustling markets across the state and prosecute anyone found guilty of the existing laws of the land.
The Zamfara Police Command has recovered a total of 100 guns from repentant local militia group members in 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.
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has insisted that the recent Supreme Court judgement affirming the de-registration of 74 political parties is only binding on the National Unity Party (NUP).
The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Monday donated some food items to support some Muslim families in the on-going Ramadan fasting in the country.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the government would continue to demolish shanties across the state.
The commissioner of police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, disclosed this on Monday while briefing Governor Udom Emmanuel who visited the police headquarters in the state to condole with the families of the slain officers and the police over the loss.
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has donated N60 million to families of slain policemen by unknown gunmen in the state.
The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the University, Abba Alkasum has formally unveiled the new identity of the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM) as Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University Makurdi (JSTUM).
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has shifted the sit-at-home protest earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 30 in commemoration of Biafra Day, to Monday, May 31.
The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN) Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has attacked his own constituency, The Catholic Church, accusing the leadership of the Catholic diocese of Enugu of wanting to shutdown his ministry.
A French journalist kidnapped by Islamist militants in the northern Mali city of Gao last month has appeared in a video appealing to French authorities to do everything they can to free him.
Joseph Akpala has given a reason why he believes fellow countryman David Okereke, who has struggled at Club Brugge, would have been a big hit at another Belgian club, Genk.