Many killed, injured, kidnapped as bandits attack Churches in Kaduna

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Many have reportedly killed, injured and kidnapped by armed bandits in fresh brutal attacks in Gwagwada community, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State. The bandits allegedly stormed two churches, including Baptist Church, at a place called Lukuru Village and a “white garment” Church at Gwagwada Road in the wile hours of Wednesday,

Nigeria Female Journalist kidnapped in Adamawa State

…Police confirmed the incident. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Gunmen believed to be kidnappers have abducted a six-month nursing mother and female journalist from her resident on the outskirts of Yola, the capital of Adamawa State of Nigeria. The journalist, Amra Ahmed Diska, is the News Editor with Adamawa State Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), located in Mbamba community in Yola. Earlier, insider sources

Kaduna: Troops rescue 13 kidnapped victims in Chikun LG

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Troops have reportedly rescued 13 kidnapped persons from bandits in Gwagwada, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, commissioner internal security and home affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, has revealed. In a statement on Wednesday, Mr Aruwan indicated that the 13 citizens, originally from Dutse, went to work at a farm called Tanadi Farm, which

Plateau establishes Federal Polytechnic in Shendam LGC

…State Government to give “maximum support” to school. by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Following the newly establishment of a Federal Polytechnic in Shendam local government area, the State Governor, Simon Lalong, has assured the school’s Management Team of the State Government’s “every needed support” for success of the school. The governor gave the assurance when he received the Rector of

We paid bandits through Sheikh Gumi – Afaka Student’s Mother reveals

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Penultimate to the release of the abducted Afaka 39 students, controversy had ensued, as a mother of one of the abducted students had made a stunning revelation against the revered Sheikh Dr. Mahmud Gumi, saying they contributed and paid N800,000 to the bandits through him. The student’s mother, who revealed that the Afaka 39

Afaka 29 Abducted Students Regain Freedom; Kaduna Givt rejoices with freed Afaka students

by Achadu Gabriei, Kaduna Circumstances surrounding the release of 29 abducted Afaka students are yet to be announced. It’s on note, however, that parents and other students of the institution had on Tuesday sought the intervention of the National Assembly over the development. Recalled that about 40 students of College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna State, were

Bauchi Govt Purges “ghost workers” From Pay-Roll

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos About 715 persons have been identified and remove from payroll of Bauchi State Civil Service, as “ghost workers,” in its bid to checkmate (ghost workers) syndrome. This development was disclosed by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alh Muhammad Sabiu Baba, while briefing journalists recently in the state, on the outcome of the

Kebbi: Thousands of starving IDPs in Zuruland return home amidst uncertainty

...Says, “We prefer to die in the hands of bandits than hunger.” by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Abubakar Galadima (from Dankolo Village) at one of the IDP camps in Diri Daji, setting to return home with his 3 wives and 24 children. Amidst rampaging banditry activities involving killings, kidnapping and livestock rustling surging in Zuru Emirates,

Kaduna Police parades neighbor, 3 other killers of 6yr old abducted boy

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The four suspected killers of abducted six years’ old Mohammed Kabiru, including a neighbor have been arrested by the Kaduna State Police Command, amidst surprises. Parading them in Kaduna, the Police Command said the three male and one female suspects committed offence of Criminal Conspiracy, Kidnapping and Culpable Homicide, which the Command diligently investigated and

Women leader begs bandits not to execute students for sake of Holy Month of Ramadan

...As PTA pleads for extension execution deadline.  by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The National President of Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (PTA), Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, has appealed to abductors not to execute or hurt any other student in their captivity, while begging them to extend the deadline and time of their execution. Similarly, the National President of Foundation for the