Posts Tagged ‘Armed Bandits’

At least 50 killed in northern Nigeria ‘bandit’ attacks

by Ikokwu Ikembaon March 2, 2020
At least 50 people were killed in multiple attacks by armed ‘bandits’ on villages in an area of northern Nigeria rife with cattle theft and kidnappings, local officials said Monday. Sources said around 100 armed assailants stormed into the villages of Kerawa, Zareyawa and Minda in Kaduna state at dawn on Sunday, gunning down worshippers […]

Bandits Kill 14 Persons, Injure 10 in Zamfara

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 19, 2019
Zamfara State Police Command yesterday confirmed the killing of 14 persons and injuring of 10 others by bandits in Karaye village of Gummi Local Government Area. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the attack is the first major breach of the peace agreement between the state government and the bandits initiated by Governor […]

Kastina state Govt exchanges six bandits for 20 kidnap victims

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 11, 2019
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, on Tuesday disclosed that six bandits had been released from the government’s custody, saying that the bandits in the state would in turn release 20 kidnapped persons. He made the disclosure in a chat with newsmen shortly before he went into a closed-door meeting to perfect the release of the […]

Confession: Helicopter dropped weapons for my boss inside forest ~ Suspected bandit

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 21, 2019
A 20-year old suspected bandit, Aliu Musa, revealed on Wednesday that he once watched an helicopter drop weapons for his boss inside Dinya Forest in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State. Musa, along with another suspected bandit, Salmanu Isa, 18, were among other suspects paraded for various offences at Katsina Police Command headquarters. Musa […]

Four expatriates kidnapped in Kwara

by Ikokwu Ikembaon July 21, 2019
Armed bandits Saturday kidnapped four Turkish expatriates at a local drinking joint in Gbale village, Edu Local Government Area of Kwara state. The incident occurred at about 10pm while the men were having fun at the local joint in the village. The identities of the four abducted Turkish expatriates were given as: Yasin Colk (33); […]

Bandits’ commanders strike deal, suspend attacks in Zamfara

by Ikokwu Ikembaon July 20, 2019
Bandits’ commanders in Birnin-Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara, on Friday agreed to suspend attacks on the people. The decision was taken at a meeting with the state government and security officials. The bandits also said that the coast was now clear for all those displaced by the attacks to return home. The agreement was […]