Insecurity: Panic, as bandits kill one, kidnap 4 in Abuja community

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At least, four persons were reportedly kidnapped, and one other killed when bandits yesterday renewed their onslaught on Bwari Area Council in the nation’s capital. The incident happened in the Guto area of Bwari. The attack, which began around 12:30am on the fringes of Guto and Piyawe communities, dovetailed into Tudun-Fulani and Sabon-Gari areas, both in the headquarters of Bwari Area Council. Eyewitnesses claim that two separate groups had invaded the Area Council, with kidnappers numbering over 30, surrounded the communities shooting sporadically and forcing their way into people’s homes.…

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Insecurity: Zamfara community jubilant, as terror kingpin relocates to their area

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…Praise him in new song​Residents of Magami, in Gusau local government area of Zamfara State are celebrating the relocation of Dogo Giɗe, a terrorism kingpin rumoured to have been killed in March, to their area. Giɗe was allegedly involved in the abduction of students from a public school in Kuriga, Kaduna State. He was reported to have been killed in a gunfight with soldiers deployed to rescue the pupils. Reports stated that the troops of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’ wounded Giɗe in Madada forest, in Maru local government area of Zamfara…

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Insecurity: ‘Bandits recruiting young people for as low as N500’ – Gov. Raɗɗa

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Katsina State governor, Dikko Raɗɗa, has lanented that bandits are now recruiting young people into crime for as low as N500. Governor Raɗɗa made this revelation in an interview during a television programme at the weekend. According to him, poverty is one of the major factors fueling banditry in the country. He said, “The issue of the hypothesis behind political motive as responsible for banditry is not true. Secondly, what also causes the recruitment of under the logistics services for bandits was a result of poverty; because surprisingly, with N5,000,…

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‘Abuja Security Roundtable to seek lasting solution to insecurity in North’ – CNG

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF)’s Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, has said the roundtable discussion organised by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) will assist in finding lasting solution to the security situation in the North. Suleiman, in a statement issued at the weekend, expressed support for the initiative and emphasized the need for all stakeholders and critical actors to come together and find practical solutions to the prevailing insecurity in the region. According to him, the roundtable discussion, scheduled to take place in Abuja as from tomorrow,…

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FCT Rising Insecurity: IGP launches Special Intervention Squad to tackle kidnapping

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has launched a Special Intervention Squad (SIS), to tackle the activities of kidnappers terrorising the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the nation at large. The SIS launched is for special operations deployed to all the area councils in the FCT and simultaneously launched in some states across the country. Recall that kidnappers had recently taken over Abuja villages, where they have been wreaking havoc in places like Bwari, Dei-Dei, Dutse, and Mpape, among other villages in the FCT. The IGP said the team…

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“Enough is enough! It’s no longer business as usual” – Wike warns kidnappers terrorising Abuja

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has vowed to deal with bandits and kidnappers terrorising the nation’s capital. This is as he commenced confidence-building visits to Area Councils in the Territory, declaring that security agencies would henceforth make it hot for bandits. Wike, who visited Bwari town, headquarters of Bwari Area Council, held a town hall meeting with the residents, traditional rulers, security, defence and intelligence personnel in the area and other stakeholders. He is expected to also visit other Councils in the coming days. At the…

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Insecurity: “Don’t panic, Abuja, FCT is safe” – Wike assures residents

… Says Press over-blowing crime happenings The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, says the FCT Administration is taking steps to address security challenges affecting some sections of the territory. Wike gave the assurance while addressing newsmen in Abuja yesterday, before a closed-door emergency meeting with security agencies and other critical stakeholders in the FCT. Recall that there has been a spike in the abduction and killing of residents by bandits, especially in Kuje and Bwari Area Councils. The Minister, who acknowledged the challenges, urged residents not…

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“We can no longer sleep” – NBA  cry out over insecurity in Bwari, environs

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Bwari, FCT, has expressed concern over the escalating levels of insecurity in the area council and its surrounding areas. Chairman of the Bwari branch of the NBA (Cradle Bar), Paul Daudu, who made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja, said the association is deeply concerned about the escalating levels of insecurity in Bwari and its surrounding areas. According to him, it is disheartening to witness the erosion of peace in the area and the constant threat faced by its residents on a daily basis. He…

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“There’s increasing spate of poverty, insecurity, political conflicts across the land” – Conference of Northern CSOs tell Tinubu

The Conference of Northern States Civil Society Networks, at the weekend, has lamented the increasing spate of poverty, hunger, insecurity and political conflicts in Nigeria. They called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to take the bull by the horn and declare a state of emergency on security, particularly, in some States in the North. The Conference of Northern States Civil Society Networks also expressed deep concern over what it described as looming danger as a result of plots to truncate Nigerian democracy on the, “conspicuous fixation to snatch the mandate…

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Abuja Rising Insecurity: Bandits demand N60m for 6 abducted children

Bandits, who kidnapped an FCT resident, one Mansour Al-Kadriyar and his six children, have reportedly contacted the family, demanding N60 million as ransom payment. The victims were abducted on Tuesday night, in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT). His brother, Alhaji AbdulFatai, who led policemen to foil their abduction, was shot dead by the bandits. Also, two among the three injured policemen hit by bullets during the fire exchange had reportedly died. It was also gathered that the bandits later freed the father to go and…

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