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Herdsmen

Herdsmen attack police convoy, occupy farmlands in Jigawa

A group of armed herdsmen injured an officer during an attack on a police convoy in Kirikassamma local government area of Jigawa State. The police were sent in after the residents reported that some herdsmen had invaded their communities and were ravaging farms and stealing crops in the area. Residents…

Zamfara State map

Panic in Zamfara school after ‘militants’ threaten attack

A community in Zamfara State was in turmoil Thursday after suspected militants left a letter at a popular secondary school asking the principal to shut down the institution or be killed. The letter, written in the Hausa Language, was pasted on the door to the principal's office at Government Day…

Students at the centre reciting the Quran

Kano shuts down ‘notorious children torture centre’, rescues 36 inmates

The Kano State Government on Wednesday shut down a notorious children torture chamber and rescued 36 chained inmates from the facility. Daiba, located in Rijiyar Lemu quarters in Dala Local Government Area of the state, was shut down late Wednesday after state officials found children in chains at the centre.…

Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Kano Today)

Kano traffic official killed while removing vehicle’s number plate

An official of the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) has been killed in a hit and run incident while trying to remove the number plate of a traffic offender's vehicle. The official, Tijani Adamu, had a disagreement with a motorist who allegedly violated traffic rules at Dakata community in Nasarawa…

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Jigawa community reports influx of ‘armed herders’

There was tension Tuesday in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa State over the movement of 'strange herders' into the community, while also allegedly 'destroying' farm produce. Residents say the herders are also armed. The local government secretary, Kawu Magaji, told reporters that the herders have already ''destroyed 18 rice…

Muhammad Ali, interviewed father of one of the victims.

How my son went missing during Sallah in Kano, was found in Anambra – Father

The father of one of the children rescued in Anambra State has narrated how his son was kidnapped. "When the police told me they were going to Onitsha in search of missing children, I never thought the investigation would yield any results concerning my son," Muhammad Ali said. Mr Ali's…

Nigeria Police Force

Zamfara girl who set self ablaze over boyfriend’s inability to pay dowry dies

A 17-year-old girl, who set herself ablaze, 45 days ago in Zamfara, over her boyfriend's inability to pay her bride price has died. Aisha's death was confirmed by her guardian on Wednesday. Aminu Muhammad confirmed this to reporters in Gusau. He said Aisha died in the early hours of Wednesday…

Students at the centre reciting the Quran

After crackdown in other states, proprietors shut down Kano children ‘torture centres’

As the authorities cracked down on children torture homes in Kaduna and Katsina states, proprietors of similar centres in Kano are shutting them down and dismissing the students to escape the wrath of the authorities. The proprietor of the oldest Qur'anic rehabilitation centres in the state, located in Sharifai community…

A caged Lion used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: The Ballestero]

Lion captured after escape from Kano zoo cage

After hours of searching for a lion which escaped from its cage at a zoo in Kano, the animal has been captured. The head of the zoological garden, Sai'du Gwarzo, told BBC Hausa Sunday morning that the lion was found inside the zoo premises. It was, however, found in a…

Nigerian Customs Officials

Rice Importation Ban: Customs officials ‘kill’ smugglers’ informant in Jigawa

A man suspected to be an informant of rice smugglers has been killed allegedly by officials of the Nigeria Customs Service in Jigawa State. Tasiu Muhammad, 22, a resident of Babura Local Government Area, was shot dead at Unguwar Gawo, about five kilometres from Bubara town, the council headquarters. The…

Tukur Buratai and the troops.

Military officers, traditional rulers culpable in Zamfara banditry attacks- Report

A committee set up by the governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, on Friday submitted a report indicting top military officers and traditional rulers as responsible for banditry in the state. Zamfara is one of the states rocked by insecurity in recent months with cases of banditry and kidnap-for-ransom rampant.…

Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram

Soldiers repel attack on ex-governor’s farm in Zamfara

Nigerian soldiers on Thursday, in Zamfara, reportedly repelled and killed some armed bandits who invaded a farm belonging to a former state governor, Ahmad Yerima. Residents said 200 bandits attacked the farm in Bakura Local Government Area killing two gatemen manning the farmhouse. A source said five soldiers died in…

Sule Lamido

Why Jonathan should speak with Buhari over Dasuki – Sule Lamido

Former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has urged former President Goodluck Jonathan to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to release former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki from detention. Mr Dasuki has been in detention since 2015. He is currently standing trial for alleged misappropriation of N19.4 billion arms funds.…

(VIO) Vehicles Inspection Officers Patrol vans

Mob lynches VIO official after fatal accident

A mob attacked and killed a Vehicle Inspection Officer on Thursday in Niger State, after blaming him for a fatal accident that killed three, the police have said. The incident occurred at Kanfani Bobi community in Mariga Local Government Area. The spokesperson for the Niger State Police, Dan-inna, told PREMIUM…

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Panic in Zamfara communities as hundreds of armed bandits pass through

Residents of Anka and Maru local government areas in Zamfara State on Tuesday were thrown into panic when 'hundreds' of armed bandits stormed the area, looting in the process. The bandits were ''returning to their base in Niger State,'' residents said. Residents said over 500 bandits, dressed in military uniform…

Governor Muhammad Badaru

Jigawa governor omits agriculture in the formation of new cabinet

Perhaps, unimpressed by the performance of the state’s Ministry of Agriculture, the governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru, did not name a commissioner or a permanent secretary for the ministry as he announced his new cabinet on Monday. The new cabinet is made of 11 commissioners and 15 special advisers.…

Rape victim, Mustapha Haruna

SPECIAL REPORT: How police, judiciary frustrate Kano rape victim from getting justice

It was a hot afternoon on Wednesday, June 5. The scorching sun bore no mercy on Haruna Dauda as he worked on hides in a micro industry located at Umar Babura road, Bompai, Kano. While work was ongoing, Mr Dauda’s phone rang. He said he ignored the call first time,…

Police officers used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Cfr.org)

Family who paid N5 million ransom raises alarm over police delay in prosecuting kidnap suspects

A family who paid N5 million ransom to kidnappers to secure the release of their matriarch in Jigawa State has raised concerns over the delay in prosecuting six suspects arrested for the crime. The first son and breadwinner of the family, Abdullahi Muhammad, said his mother was abducted in her…

Sule Lamido

UPDATED: Court discharges former Jigawa officials of fraud

A High Court in Dutse on Tuesday acquitted former officials of the Jigawa State Government who served under the Sule Lamido administration. The court, acting in an appellate role over a magistrate court action, discharged the officials because they were tried under an inappropriate law. It said the state government…

Mr Jingi and his children

Appeal Court rules in favour of displaced herders in Jigawa

The Court of Appeal in Dutse, Jigawa State, on Tuesday, set aside a judgement delivered by an Upper Sharia Court evicting herders from their settlement. The appeal was filed by Muhammadu Jingi, a herder and resident of Fagam District, Gwaram Local Government Area, through his counsel, Baffa Alhassan and Hafizu…

Police officer

Nigerian police officer dismissed for serial theft

The Jigawa State Police Command has sacked a constable for stealing a TV set and a pair of shoes. Bala Senchi, the state Commissioner of Police, told PREMIUM TIMES on Friday that the constable, Abdullahi Yusuf, was a serial burglar who had enjoyed the protection of his father who is…

Aisha

UPDATED: Teenager sets herself ablaze to protest fiance’s inability to pay bride price

A seventeen-year-old girl, identified as Aisha, on Sunday set herself ablaze to protest her fiance's inability to marry her. Aisha was living in Albarkawa area of Gusau metropolis in Zamfara State where the incident occurred. She was, however, rescued and the fire put out. A witness, Aminu Muhammad, told reporters…

Niger State on Nigerian Map

One killed, three kidnapped as armed men attack Niger community

Armed persons on Sunday attacked Kusherki community in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, killing one person. A resident of the community, Garba Ahmed, told PREMIUM TIMES that the attackers ransacked several houses, manhandled many and kidnapped three people. Mr Ahmed, a civil servant, said the attackers came around…

Cattle used to illustrate the story.

One killed, many injured as farmers, herders clash in Jigawa

One person has been reported killed and many others injured in a violent clash between farmers and herders in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of Jigawa State. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bala Senchi, on Wednesday, confirmed the attacked in an interview with Freedom Radio in Dutse. He…

Sule Lamido

Xenophobia: Buhari’s actions not enough – Sule Lamido

The former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, on Thursday, said the actions taken by President Muhammadu Buhari so far on the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa are not enough. He also asked him to address the nation on steps being taken to curb the carnage. Nigeria,…