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Insecurity: Man killed, Wife, Neighbour Abducted by Bandits in Zamfara

In Buluku, an outskirt of Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State, tragedy struck as bandits launched a fatal attack, resulting in the death of Ashiru Nagoma and the abduction of his wife and neighbour. Reports surfaced following a distressing post on X (formerly Twitter) by Zagazola Makama, a security expert based in Maiduguri. Makama’s […]

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Policeman Fatally Shot During Bandit Attack on Zamfara Checkpoint

In the early hours of Sunday, tragedy struck at a police checkpoint in Tazame village, Zamfara State, as bandits launched a brazen assault, resulting in the death of a policeman and injuries to several others. Reports indicate that the checkpoint, situated less than a kilometer from Kwatarkwashi, near the state capital of Gusau, was targeted […]

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JUST IN: Fatal Clash Between Rival Bandit Groups Leaves Many Dead in Zamfara

By  Zagazola Makama A fierce clash between two notorious bandit factions, Kachallah Mai Yankuzu and Dogo Bali, erupted near Mada, along the route connecting Gusau and Tsafe Local Government Areas in Zamfara State, resulting in numerous casualties. The violent confrontation, which unfolded on Sunday morning, marked one of the deadliest encounters in the ongoing feud […]

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Zamfara Community Under Siege As Bandits Strike Again, Kill 9, Abduct 53

In another devastating attack, bandits have once again unleashed terror in Makera village, Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, resulting in the loss of nine lives and the abduction of 53 individuals. Mohammed Garba, a resident of the area, recounted the harrowing events as the bandits stormed the village around 9pm on Monday, firing […]

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42 Suspected Bandits Escaped From Zamfara Arrested in Abuja

In a successful operation conducted by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 42 individuals believed to be involved in banditry were apprehended within the capital city. The Commander of the FCT Command of the Corps, Olusola Odumosu, disclosed during a press briefing at the Corps headquarters that […]

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Police Reject ₦1m Bribe, Apprehend Bandit From Zamfara At Kaduna Hotel

The police have apprehended Bello Muhammad, a 28-year-old suspected bandit, at Easyway Hotel in Tafa town, Kaduna.   The suspect, hailing from Zamfara State, was found in possession of N2,350,000 believed to be ransom proceeds from kidnappings in the Kagarko forest area.   Bello Muhammad confessed to being involved in kidnapping, and photos on his […]

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Zamfara Finance Director And His Family Taken Hostage By Bandits

In the early hours of Tuesday, bandits raided the residence of Malam Sabiu, a director in the Zamfara State Ministry of Finance, abducting him, his wife, and two children. The incident took place at Damba Housing Estate in Gusau around 1:30 am. According to Auwalu Garba, a resident of the area, the armed bandits, equipped […]

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Group Calls NASS To Probe Involvement Of Influential Figures In Zamfara Banditry

A northern organization, Arewa Mu Farka, has urged the National Assembly to launch an investigation into the alleged involvement of influential individuals in the prolonged banditry plaguing the North West. Despite 90 days passing since the abduction of female students from the Federal University of Gusau, Zamfara State, the victims remain in captivity, according to […]

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More Than 100 People Were Abducted By Bandits In Zamfara

Bandits abducted over 100 individuals during an attack in Maru local government, Zamfara, on Friday night. The assailants, led by a figure known as Damina, targeted the town of Mutunji after the Isha’i prayer, engaging in a confrontation with the residents, mostly husbands, according to eyewitnesses. Damina and his accomplices, armed with motorcycles, encircled the […]

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Dansadau Emirate: The Overlooked Kingdom In Need

Situated 100 kilometers south of Gusau, the capital of Zamfara state, Dansadau is a town with historical significance often overshadowed by its political and economic potential. Bordered by Kebbi, Kaduna, and Katsina states, Dansadau emirate comprises five districts: Dansadau, Dangulbi, Dankurmi, Bindin, and Kuyambana. Primarily populated by farmers and businessmen, Dansadau benefits from fertile land […]