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Plateau Security Personnel thwart attempted kidnap of four students

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Plateau State Government has commanded its security personnel for their swift response that thwarted the attempted kidnap of four students at the Plateau State University, Bokkos. The attempted kidnap was said to have occurred on Monday night when gunmen stormed the off-campus students’ residences at Ndar Community, near the university campus, and

Group gives Zamfara Governor 2 weeks’ ultimatum to end insurgency

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna  Zamfara State governor, Bello Muhammad Mutawalle, has been given 2 weeks’ ultimatum to end insurgency, killings, kidnapping and abduction of innocent people by terrorists in the state. He is also expected to come out and explain the reasons for continued negotiation with bandits even when the negotiation is not working in the state. The ultimatum

Bauchi’s RUWASSA sinks 1,120 boreholes for communities

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos About 1,120 boreholes have been sunk by the Bauchi State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) in an effort by the state government to provide portable drinking water to various communities in the state. The state governor, Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, disclosed this recently during assessment tour of projects and. programmes awarded and inherited. He

PDP condemns mass sacking, retirement of 3,718 LG, PHCs staffs by El-Rufai

...Says, “It’s illegal, unlawful.” by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Kaduna State chapter, has condemned the mass sack and retirement of scores of Local Government and Primary Health Centres’ staffs by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, describing it as illegal.  “The Kaduna State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) vehemently condemned the illegal mass

PLATEAU STATE: Attack and killing of 8 persons at Mining Site – Govt reacts

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Following the attack and killing of 8 persons at the early hours of Saturday in one of the villages of Kuru at a mining site, close to Maraba Jama’a of Jos South local government area of Plateau State, Governor Lalong has asserted that, the state government would not condone or tolerate such attacks on

SOKAPU decries abandonment of S/Kaduna people by Kaduna, FG

...Says, over 1,004 persons now displaced with no support. ...At least 50,000 IDPs without govt’s relief materials. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) has decried abandonment of Southern Kaduna native minorities living in Kaduna State by the Kaduna State Government and Federal Government of Nigeria after violent attacks

Eight Southern Kaduna community leaders, 7 others now 12 days in police custody

...To produce alleged killers of Fulani cattle. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Tension has continued to build up in southern parts of Kaduna in Kaduna State as four Village Heads, their Secretaries and seven other sons of Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon-Kataf local government area of southern part of Kaduna State have spent 12 days (by Monday) in the

El-Rufai goes tough on ending insurgency, banditry

…Calls for war on terrorists. …Says, “National security response uncoordinated.”  by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has advised security forces to collaborate and take the war to the terrorists so as to recover the un-governed forests that they occupy. The governor further said that “The situation in which the security agencies mostly only react to cases of banditry and