Low passenger traffic as Abuja-Kaduna train resumes

The Abuja-Kaduna train operation on Monday resumed operation after 251 days of suspension. The service was suspended on 28 March after an attack on the rail tracks by bandits. The Management of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), over the weekend, announced…

Bandits ‘kill’ Chief Imam, 2 others in Sokoto

Bandits have reportedly killed three persons including the Chief Imam of Gangara in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State. It was learnt that the chief imam, fondly addressed as Liman Na-Kimba, was killed on Wednesday while coming back…

Bandits kill 13 worshippers during Juma’at service in Zamfara

Bandits on Friday killed at least 13 worshippers in an attack on a mosque in Ruwan Jema community, Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State, during Juma’at service. The attack came barely three weeks after 44 worshippers were abducted at…

69 abducted victims rescued in Bauchi

Security agencies and vigilance groups have rescued no fewer than 69 kidnap victims in Bauchi State. Bauchi Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Abdulrazaq Nuhu Zaki announced this. He said the victims were rescued from the bandit’s den inside…

Zamfara Governor Matawalle orders traditional rulers to seek permission before bestowing titles

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has directed traditional rulers to seek permission before bestowing titles on people in the state. The directive was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the governor’s spokesman, Zailani Bappa. “All Emirs, Senior District…

Zamfara govt suspends emir for turbaning repentant bandit

The Zamfara State Government has suspended the Emir of Sabon Birnin Yandoto of Tsafe local government area of the state, Aliyu Garba Marafa, for turbaning a notorious repentant bandits’ leader, Adamu Aliero, as Sarkin Fulani (leader of Fulani). This was…

Children, others fleeing bandits’ attack drown in Niger

At least 20 people, including women and children, drowned in Guni-Zumba river while fleeing due to an attack by bandits. Daily Trust learnt that the victims escaped when bandits attacked Guni and Kurgbaku communities of Munya Local Government Area of…

What would you do if your child was kidnapped?

“God forbid bad thing!” Amen to that. But what would you really, do? “I don’t even want to imagine it.” Nobody wants to. We all say, “Tufiakwa, it will never happen to me… it is not my portion…” And I…

Bandits, sorry Terrorists attack Abuja/Kaduna train

*The train An Abuja-bound train has been attacked by bandits. The terrorists reportedly bombed the train tracks resulting in an accident involving the train travelling to Kaduna from Abuja on Thursday. This is the second attack within 24 hours.  Senator…

Majority of bandits are Fulani, says Gov Masari

Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari, has said that majority of the bandits who attack persons in the Northern region of the country are of Fulani extraction. Masari, whose state is one of the hotbeds of bandits attacks in the country,…

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