Spiritual consultant to notorious bandits, 4 suspected kidnappers arrested as police foil plot to kidnap worshippers in Abuja church

The Niger State Police Command has arrested one Umar Samaila, said to be a spiritual consultant to notorious bandits hibernating in Niger, FCT Abuja and Nasarawa States. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement

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Bandits are living in fool’s paradise – President Buhari condemns killing of 15 people in Sokoto state

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of 15 people in Goronyo and Illela Local Government Areas of Sokoto state. The President in a statement released by his media aide Garba Shehu on Tuesday November 16, noted that the military

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Bandits and herdsmen are ready to lay down arms, grant them amnesty – Gumi says

Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has continued to call for bandits to be granted amnesty. Gumi said the Federal Government should grant bandits amnesty as they are ready to lay down their arms. He explained that granting bandits amnesty would

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Bandits have no food to feed kidnap victims and are now releasing them freely without collecting ransom – Shinkafi

Deputy Chairman of Zamfara State Committee on finding a lasting solution to Armed Banditry, Dr. Abdullahi Shinkafi has revealed that bandits no longer have food to feed their kidnap victims and are now releasing them freely without collecting ransom. Speaking

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NAF denies paying N20m to bandits in exchange for captured anti-aircraft gun over ‘threat’ to President Buhari’s plane

The Nigerian Air Force has denied a report that it paid N20m to bandits in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun seized from the Nigerian Army. According to a report by Wall Street Journal on Sunday, the anti-aircraft gun was stolen

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IPOB is not as bad as bandits, there’s ideological sense in what they are saying – Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has said that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are not as bad as bandits in the north. The Governor said this in an interview on Vanguard and further stated that there

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Reps back Senate on calls for President Buhari to designate bandits as terrorists

Members of the House of Representatives have backed the Nigerian senate on calls for President Buhari to designate bandits carrying out attacks in various Northern states as terrorists. This was adopted after Chairman of the House Committee on Defence, Babajimi

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Bandits invade Emir of Kagara’s palace in Niger state

Bandits invaded the palace of Alhaji Ahmadu Attahiru, the Emir of Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State on Tuesday, September 28. The bandits were said to have raided the town on 20 motorcycles with three of them

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Identity of Major abducted by bandits at NDA uncovered

The identity of the Major who was kidnapped by bandits at the Nigerian Defence Academy in the early hours of Tuesday August 24, has been uncovered. The abducted military officer has been identified as Major Christopher Datong. A friend who

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Bandits kill Nigerien soldiers in Katsina

About seven Nigerien soldiers have been shot dead by bandits in Katsina state. The soldiers were killed at Kadobe village about 4 kilometres from Kukar Babangida village in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina, on Monday August 16. It was

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