Tags : Zamfara State

Six People Reportedly Killed As Bandits Attack Another Zamfara Community

No fewer than six persons have been reportedly killed by suspected armed bandits in Gora Namaye community under Maradun Local Government area of Zamfara State. A source told Channels TV that the bandits invaded the community between 3:00 and 4:00 pm on Friday, July 9, 2021, and started shooting sporadically, killing six persons, injuring several […]

Troops Neutralise 48 Bandits, Rescues 18 Abductees In Zamfara

No fewer than 48 bandits were neutralised by troops of 8 Division, Nigerian Army operating in Zamfara State during the ongoing clampdown on banditry and other heinous crimes in the North-West. The Nigerian Army noted that key bandits’ leaders were also killed by troops while another notorious gang leader, simply identified as Jummo, sustained gunshot […]

IGP Redeploys Senior Police Officers

Following the heightened insecurity in the south-east and south-south region, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has announced the redeployment of some senior police officers especially commissioner for police, CP. This was disclosed in a statement by the Police spokesperson, Mr Frank Mba. According to the new directive, CP Abutu Yaro was named new […]

Zamfara Govt Secures Release Of 10 Abducted Victims

Zamfara State Governor, Mr Bello Matawalle, has again secured the release of ten kidnapped victims without ransom. The victims who had been in captivity for over three months and two weeks said they were abducted in the Gwaram community of Talata Mafara Local Government Area of the State. Channels TV reports that among them are […]

Seven Feared Killed As Explosion Rocks Zamfara

At least seven children are feared dead following an explosion that rocked Magami village in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Confirming the incident on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Mr Abubakar Dauran, said the victims went to the bush in search of firewood when they picked an […]

Seven Notorious Bandits Repent, Surrender Weapons In Zamfara

Seven notorious bandits have repented and surrendered their weapons to the Zamfara State Government. The repentant bandits also took an oath on Friday, January 29, 2020, to stop banditry and embrace the peace accord instituted by Governor Bello Matawalle of the State to end the decade-old banditry in the State. Channels TV reported that they […]

“We Are Winning War Against Insurgency, Banditry” –Military

The Military has said it is winning the war against insurgency and banditry as it sustains an onslaught against criminals within the country. Spokesman Major-General John Enenche who said this during a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, January 21, 2021, referenced recent operations against bandits in Zamfara and Katsina States as evidence of the […]

Military Kills 50 Bandits, Recovers Livestock In Katsina, Zamfara States

As part of efforts to stamp out banditry in the Northwest zone, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI have killed fifty bandits in Kuriya village of Kaura Namoda LGA of Zamfara State. In a statement signed by the Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, the troops with close air support by the Air Component, […]

Yuletide: Can Lauds Zamfara Gov. Over Security

The Zamfara State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has commended the State Government for providing adequate security for Christians in the State during the yuletide. The State Chairman of the Association, Revd Father lliya Tsiga gave the commendation during an interview with Newsmen in Gusau on Sunday, December 27, 2020. He said there […]

Schoolboys Abducted In Katsina Has Been Released

Hundreds of students abducted from a school in Kankara Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State have been released. The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, confirmed the release of the students on Thursday, December 17, 2020, a week after they were kidnapped by gunmen. According to him, the boys are presently kept safe in Tsafe, […]