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Bandits write nine Zamfara communities — demand N24m levy

Bandits have imposed a N24 million levy on nine communities in Bukkuyum LGA of Zamfara state. In letters delivered to the communities through released captives, the bandits threatened to attack the communities if the levies were not paid promptly. According to Daily Trust, the levied communities are Gaude, Tungar Gebe, Wawan Iccen Ibrahim, Wawan Iccen […]

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Gunmen abduct 15 in attack on Niger community

At least 15 persons have been kidnapped following an attack by gunmen on a community in Niger state. Wasiu Abiodun, police spokesperson, confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday. According to Abiodun, the gunmen attacked Kulho, a village near Ibbi in Mashegu LGA and kidnapped 15 persons on January 14. He said the attackers […]

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Angry youths attack Plateau monarch over failure to defend the people against bandits

A traditional ruler in Plateau State, His Royal Highness, the Bra Ngwe Irigwe, Rt. Rev Ronku Aka, on Friday, escaped an attack by irate youths of his community. His palace in the Miango community, Bassa Local Government Area of the state was however vandalised by the angry youths. Aku, an octogenarian, is the Paramount Ruler […]

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JUST IN: Zamfara lecturer’s wife, two daughters regain freedom after N10m ransom

Bandits have released the wife and two daughters of a lecturer with the Federal College of Education Technical Gusau in Zamfara State, Dr. Abdurrazak Muazu, after collecting the sum of N10m. A family member, Mohammed Bello said the victims were released on the early hours of Monday when the bandits who earlier demanded the sum […]

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BREAKING: FG declares bandits as terrorists, issues gazette

The Federal Government on Wednesday officially declared bandits as terrorists. The gazette proscribing bandit groups in the North as terrorists was made on November 25, 2021 but was unfolded on Wednesday. Signed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), the gazette said henceforth, bandits will face trial under […]

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