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RESIDENTS OF 10 COMMUNITIES IN AWKA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE HAVE LAMENTED THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES OF SUSPECTED FULANI HERDSMEN OPERATING IN THEIR FORESTS AND FARMLANDS. THEY ALLEGED THAT A NUMBER OF THEIR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED FOR RANSOM, SOME KILLED, EVEN AS OTHERS WHO MANAGED TO ESCAPE FROM THEIR GRIP SUSTAINED VARYING […]

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, YESTERDAY, ACKNOWLEDGED THE NATION’S PRECARIOUS SECURITY SITUATION AND CAME UP WITH A GRIM VERDICT: NIGERIA IS BLEEDING. THE GOVERNMENT CONFESSED THAT WITH THE DEATH OF VETERAN CHADIAN PRESIDENT IDRISS DEBY, THE ABSENCE OF CHAD’S INFLUENCE ON THE BORDER MAY WORSEN NIGERIA AND OTHER NEIGBOURING COUNTRIES’ SECURITY SITUATION. IT PROMISED TO BEEF UP […]

ANGRY RESIDENTS WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE VIGILANTES HAVE KILLED AT LEAST 30 BANDITS AT MAJIFA VILLAGE OF KANKARA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KATSINA STATE. A RESIDENT OF THE AREA YUNUSA KANKARA SAID THAT THE BANDITS HAD STORMED THE VILLAGE ON MONDAY PURPORTEDLY TO ATTACK THE VILLAGERS. ACCORDING TO HIM, RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE GOT […]

THERE WAS PANIC IN THE IBARAPA AREA OF OYO STATE AGAIN, FOLLOWING THE KILLING OF A 56-YEAR-OLD FARMER, MUFTAU BABARINDE IN THE AREA. BABARINDE WAS HACKED TO DEATH BY SUSPECTED FULANI HERDSMEN AT ORITA MERIN, KONKO VILLAGE IN THE IBARAPA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF THE STATE. THE INCIDENT WHICH HAS THROWN THE PEOPLE IN […]

EBONYI STATE POLICE COMMAND, YESTERDAY, CONFIRMED THE KILLING OF THREE OF ITS OFFICERS ATTACHED TO THE SAFER HIGHWAY PATROL TEAM BY UNKNOWN GUNMEN. IT SAID THEY WERE SHOT DEAD WHILE ON DUTY AT NWAEZENYI JUNCTION IN IZZI COUNCIL OF THE STATE. THE POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, DSP LOVETH ODAH, EXPLAINED THAT THE ASSAILANTS, WHO WERE […]

SUSPECTED MEMBERS OF BOKO HARAM ON TUESDAY EVENING INVADED DAMASAK, THE HEADQUARTERS OF MOBBAR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF TROUBLED BORNO STATE AND WREAKED HAVOC WITHOUT CONFRONTATION. THIS TIME AROUND, THE ARMED INSURGENTS RAZED DOWN THE DIVISIONAL POLICE COMMAND, SCHOOLS, SHOPS AND RESIDENTIAL HOUSES AS THEY HOIST THEIR FLAGS IN STRATEGIC LOCATIONS. LAST SUNDAY, A GROUP […]

ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS ALLIED WITH FULANI HERDSMEN WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LATEST MASSACRE OF 137 PEOPLE IN THE TAHOUA REGION OF NIGER REPUBLIC, REPORTS SAID. THE MILITANTS TARGETED CIVILIANS IN RETALIATION FOR KILLINGS OF FULANI BY SELF-DEFENCE MILITIAS FORMED BY THE FARMERS. THE KILLINGS ON SUNDAY REPRESENTED NIGER’S WORST CIVILIAN CARNAGE IN RECENT MEMORY, SURPASSING […]

SOME BANDITS HAVE DEMANDED FOR PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI TO SPEARHEAD TALKS WITH THEM AS A CONDITION FOR EMBRACING PEACE AND LAYING DOWN THEIR WEAPONS. THE BANDITS MADE THE DEMAND IN AN INTERVIEW A MASKED MEMBER OF THE GROUP WHO SPOKE ON BEHALF OF THE OUTLAWS QUESTIONED WHY BUHARI WHO TRAVELED AROUND THE COUNTRY WHEN HE […]

ALSO IN OBIARUKU IN DELTA STATE, SUSPECTED HERDSMEN REPORTEDLY KIDNAPPED A FEMALE FARMER, MRS. JOY OSAMEZU, IN HER FARM AT UKWUANI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, DELTA STATE. THOUGH THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE KIDNAP WERE HAZY AT PRESS TIME, SOURCES SAID SHE WAS ABDUCTED ON SATURDAY WHILE WORKING IN THE FARMLAND ACROSS RIVER ETHIOPE. SOURCES WHO SPOKE […]

THE HIGH LEVEL OF INSECURITY IN THE COUNTRY FESTERED WEEKEND AS NO FEWER THAN 20 PERSONS WERE KILLED BY BANDITS, WHILE SEVERAL OTHERS WERE KIDNAPPED. WHILE 19 PERSONS WERE KILLED IN BIRNI-GWARI AND KAJURU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF KADUNA STATE, A MOBILE POLICEMAN WAS KILLED IN WARRI, DELTA STATE, WITH HIS RIFLE TAKEN AWAY BY […]


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