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Bandits Raid Five Communities in Zamfara, Allegedly Kill 42 Residents

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Bandits Raid Five Communities in Zamfara, Allegedly Kill 42 Residents

No fewer than four Forty-two persons have been killed as armed bandits invade communities in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Recall that the incident occurred on Thursday night in an operation that lasted through to Friday morning.

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When contacted by the newsmen, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mohammed Shehu confirmed the incident.

According to him, the number of deaths cannot be ascertained at the moment.

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Kaduna Govt Suspends Schools Resumption Indefinitely Over Banditry

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Kaduna Govt Suspends Schools Resumption Indefinitely Over Banditry

The Kaduna State government has suspended the resumption of schools across local governments of the state until further notice.

Addressing a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday, Governor Nasir El-Rufai explained that the government took the decision due to the ongoing aggressive military operation against bandits in most parts of the state.

He informed the meeting attended by members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), as well as professional and community-based associations that the operation was aimed at flushing bandits out from their hideouts.

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Governor El-Rufai added that the government was committed to protecting vulnerable children from being attacked by fleeing bandits who were already feeling the superior firepower of the military.

He revealed that the military has deployed more troops to the state for the operation and warned the residents to be vigilant and mindful of unknown faces in their midst, saying fleeing bandits might infiltrate their communities.

This is coming even as reports show that bandits on Monday kidnapped the traditional ruler of Jaba kingdom in kaduna state, 80-year old kpop Ham, Dr. Danladi Gyet Maude.

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Police Condemn Lynching of Three Alleged Armed Robbers In Imo

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Police Condemn Lynching of Three Alleged Armed Robbers In Imo

The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Abutu Yaro, has condemned the lynching of three alleged armed robbers by some angry mob in the state on Saturday.

Yaro disclosed this in a statement issued by the state Police Command’s Spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam on Sunday in Owerri.

He said it was against the law for anybody or a group of persons to carry out jungle justice against suspected criminals.

According to Yaro, suspects should be taken to the police station for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

Recall that three armed men were caught on Saturday in Umuna Orlu Local Government Area of Imo, allegedly robbing some traders and were set ablaze by an angry mob.

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The robbers were said to have been beaten, tied and set ablaze before the Police patrol team arrived at the scene and efforts made to arrest the perpetrators proved abortive as they all ran away on sighting the Police.

The Commissioner while condemning the barbaric act, advised members of the public and communities alike to always hand over suspects to the police for proper investigations and prosecution instead of taking the laws into their hands.

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Mixed Reactions Greet Release of 28 Bethel Baptist High School Students

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Mixed Reactions Greet Release of 28 Bethel Baptist High School Students

There were mixed reactions as bandits released 28 of the 118 remaining students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, on Sunday.

The students were kidnapped in the early hours of July 5, 2021 around 2am at the school premises along the Kaduna-Kachia highway, Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

The students released by the bandits had spent 20 days in their abductees’ den.

Three of the students were reported to have escaped from the bandits, and up until the Sunday release, 118 students had been with the bandits, with a ransom of N60m being demanded by their abductors.

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The Proprietor of the school, who is also the President, Kaduna Baptist Conference, Reverend Ishaya Jangado, broke the news to parents of the students who had besieged the school premises on Sunday.

Jangado, while addressing the parents, said the bandits had agreed to be releasing the remaining students in batches.
He begged the distraught parents to remain calm and be faithful as, according to him, “the good Lord that started the work would complete it.”

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