Kaduna attack: Kidnappers confirm railway road victim with them

Gunmen who Friday 20 November attacked motorists along airport – railway station road have confirmed one of the victims is with them with bullet lodged in his body. The victim, Sani Khalil was one of the three in a car when the gunmen attacked them. One of them, Rabiu Auwal died at 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna while another one, Umar Khaddab is still on admission. A source close to the family said the kidnappers called Saturday 21 November confirming Khalil is with them. The victim was said to…

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Gunmen killed two, abduct some along Rigasa Railway Station in Kaduna

Gunmen yester night killed two and abducted unverifiable number of people along the Kaduna International Airport and Rigasa Railway Station in Igabi Local Government Area leaving one critically wounded. The gunmen were said to have opened fire at motorists along the road Friday 20th November. In the process, three friends; young men travelling together fell victim. Two of them; Rabiu Auwal and Umar El-Khaddab were shot and later rushed to 44 Nigerian Armt Reference Hospital, Kaduna where Auwal died as a result of gunshot wounds on his chest while El-Khaddab…

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Kaduna insecurity: Youngman killed by gunmen laid to rest

The remains of the youngman Rabiu Auwal killed by gunmen yesternight along Kaduna Airport and Rigasa Railway Station has been laid to rest. Hundreds thronged the Rigasa cemetery after the funeral prayers held for the deceased at the family house. Auwal and two others were attacked while returning to Rigasa from Rigachukwu friday 20th November. While one of them is still battling for his life at an undisclosed hospital for security reason, the third person’s whereabout is still unknown and suspected to be have been abducted by the gunmen. This…

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Just in: Gunmen attack in Rigasa leaves 1 dead, 1 missing 1 in critical condition

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers last night Friday 20th November shot at three youngmen along the Kaduna airport and Rigasa train station in Igabi Local Government Area killing one, injuring another and the third person missing. The three youngmen were said to be returning from Rigachukwu where they met with the Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly . The three youngmen are identified as Rabiu Auwal who died of gunshot wounds in the hospital, El-Khaddab Arewa still in critical condition and battling for his life and Sani Khalil Rigasa…

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Military airstrike disrupts cattle rustling activities, mops up bandits in Kaduna forest

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike has disrupted activities of cattle rustlers in Kwyambana Forest area in Kaduna State, killing several bandits. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, said in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, that the operation was conducted on November 12. Enenche said the operation was sequel to reports indicating that close to 100 bandits carrying high calibre weapons, mounted on motorcycles, had rustled a large number of cattle and other livestock from Dankolo and Machitta villages. He disclosed…

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997 communities are open defecation free in Kaduna – Official

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has supported 997 communities to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF), in 2020, out of the 750 targeted for the year. John Samari, Director, Water Supply, Kaduna State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), made this known in Kaduna on Wednesday, at the UNICEF and Kaduna State 2020 End of Year Review and Planning Meeting. Samari explained that the support, under the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project, said that the development led to 343,536 additional people living in ODF certified communities from…

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NYSC deploys 650 corps members to Kaduna State

After many months of skeletal services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed a total of 650 prospective Corps Members to Kaduna State. The NYSC 2020 Batch B Stream A orientation course is scheduled to hold nationwide from November 10 to November 30. Ms Ajetunmobi Abimbola, the Assistant Chief Information Officer of the corps in Kaduna State, said in a statement that swearing in for thebatch would take place on November 16 at 9.30 a.m. According to her, the 650 prospective corps members are…

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Organisers extend sale of forms for maiden Kaduna International Marathon

The Kaduna State Government, organisers of the maiden Kaduna International Marathon, have extended the sale of forms for the event slated for Nov.21. The state’s Commissioner for Sports Development, Prof. Kabir Mato said this in a statement in Kaduna on Wednesday. Mato said that the extension was to allow more participants to register for the competition. “The general public is hereby informed that the closing date for the sale of registration forms for the marathon has been extended to Nov.14. ”This is to give room for more participants to register for the…

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Truck crushes newly married woman, three others to death in Kaduna

At least four persons including a newly married woman were killed when a truck loaded with sand ran into a motorcycle and tricycle waiting for traffic light at Kaduna Refinery Junction along Kachia Road under Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Though the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained, eyewitness accounts, however, linked the incident to Kaduna State Traffic and Environmental Law Enforcement Agency staff. The incident drew the ire of youths in the area, who trooped out in large numbers to barricade the road, resulting…

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NSCDC arrests 19 suspected rapists in Kaduna

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kaduna State Command, has arrested 19 suspected rapists in the state between  August and September. PRO Orndiir Terzungwe made the disclosure in a media briefing at the command’s headquarters on Friday in Kaduna. The suspects were arrested for allegedly defiling and raping minors. Terzungwe said, “in a bid to control increasing incidences of child defilement and rape, we in the NSCDC, Kaduna state command, have arrested no fewer than 19 suspected rapists from August to date. “You may wish to note that…

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