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FG Can Still Negotiate With Bandits, Give Them A Promising Future


A former Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has urged the Federal Government to explore non-kinetic approach in dealing with the menacing phenomenon of banditry in Nigeria. Shittu, an ex-minister in the cabinet of ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, stated this on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Tuesday. “If I am in position, it is not too late to use non-kinetic neasures in...

Delta Slain Soldiers For Burial Wednesday


The Nigerian Army says soldiers killed in the Okuama community in Delta State are to be buried on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at the National Cemetery, Abuja. This was disclosed in a statement posted on the Nigerian Army’s X handle on Tuesday, adding that the burial will be held by 3pm. President Bola Tinubu is billed to be the Special Guest...

Banditry: We’ve Invited Gumi For Questioning — FG

Do Not Link Peter Obi With IPOB Agitation, Kalu Tells Shiekh Gumi

The Federal Government says Kaduna-based Islamic cleric Ahmad Gumi has been invited by security agencies for questioning over some comments he made on the activities of bandits. The Minister of Information, Mohammed Idris, who briefed State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Monday, said nobody is above the law and found guilty, Gumi will be reprimanded. “The...

Gumi Not Involved In Rescue Of Abducted Kaduna Students, Says Gov. Sani

Famous Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Gumi Loses Mother

Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State says Kaduna-based Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, was not involved in the safe return of abducted Kuriga pupils, though the cleric had offered to negotiate with bandits for the release of the pupils. The governor, who stated this on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics programme, said all the 137 schoolchildren abducted on March 7, 2024...

Military Speaks On How Kaduna Abducted School Children Were Rescued


The military high command, on Sunday gave an insight into how its troops in collaboration with locals rescued over 137 schoolchildren abducted from LEA School Kuriga in the Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna. The rescue of the Kaduna pupils came less than 48 hours troops also rescued 16 pupils (Almajiris) with a woman taken hostage in Gada LGA of...

Simon Ekpa, 96 Others Enter Wanted List Of Defence Headquarters

We Will Protect You - Simon Ekpa To SouthEast-based Oil Companies

The Defence Headquarters has declared that no fewer than 97 persons are wanted. The wanted persons include terrorists and insurgents, among others, who are behind violent crimes in the country. They also include a factional leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Simon Ekpa. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.Gen. Edward Buba released the names and pictures of those declared wanted...

CDS Vows To Restore Security In FCT At A Meeting With Wike


The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has met with FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, at his office in Abuja, the state capital. Accompanying the defence chief were top military officers drawn from the Nigerian Army. Addressing Wike, the CDS pledged the army’s commitment to restoring maximum security in the nation’s capital which has witnessed a rise in kidnappings recently. He reiterated...

How Leader Of Miyetti Allah Was Arraigned For Establishing Militia Group


A leader of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore group, Bello Bodejo, has been arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja for allegedly establishing an unlawful ethnic militia group – Kungiya Zaman Lafiya. Bodejo was arraigned on a three-count charge filed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation in which he was accused of violating the Terrorism,...

Northern Senators Want Firm Action Against Kidnapping

Jihadists From Niger, Mali, Libya Taxing Nigerian Farmers — Rep

The Northern Senators’ Forum has called on the Federal Government to come up with resolute action to tackle cases of kidnapping in the country. Chairman of the Forum, Abdulaziz Yar’Adua, in a statement, said the recent wave of violence and kidnapping in the north was a major concern to the forum. “The series of events that have unfolded in Kaduna State,...

After Killing Of 17 Soldiers, Army Vows Not To Leave Creeks In Delta

Tension In Rivers As Gunmen Kill 4 Soldiers

The Nigerian Army says troops will not leave the creeks in Delta State until culprits in the killing of 17 military personnel are caught. Last week’s killing of the personnel in what is a major blow to the Nigerian Army drew outrage have continued to generate conversations in the country. Okuama community in Ughelli South Local Government Area, where the...

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