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‘Fifteen killed’ in fresh attack in Katsina

Armed bandits on Monday shot dead at least 15 people at Ruma district in Bastari Local Government Area of Katsina State, a local official has said. The district head of Batsari, Tukur Mu'azu, told PREMIUM TIMES that the victims were killed while cultivating their farmlands at Yar Gamji in Ruma…

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Lawmaker demands N50m damages from Jigawa State Assembly for illegal suspension

The lawmaker representing Gumel constituency in the Jigawa State House of Assembly, Sani Isyaku, has sued the House, demanding N50 million as damages for his illegal suspension The assembly had on March 5 suspended Mr Isyaku indefinitely for alleged thuggery. He was specifically accused of conniving with thugs to attack…

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State

COVID-19: Kano records 51 deaths, 718 recoveries

The Kano State government on Monday said one more patient had died from coronavirus complications, bringing the total fatalities in the state from the disease to 51. The state ministry of health in a tweet on Monday also said the state discharged six more patients, bringing the number of recoveries to…

Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle [PHOTO: The Guargian NG]

Death toll rises in Zamfara attack, residents say 23 buried

The death toll from Saturday's attack on Ruwan-Tofa community of Zamfara State has risen to 23, residents said. Residents also said they got a hint of the planned attack three days before and were shocked that despite alerting relevant authorities, the armed bandits attacked the community unchallenged. PREMIUM TIMES earlier…

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Ten people killed in another attack in Zamfara

Armed men on Saturday killed at least ten people when they attacked Ruwan-Tofa community in Dansadau district of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, residents have said. Maru is the same local government, alongside Talata Marafa, attacked by the armed men on June 2 and 3, during which 21…

Haruna Wakili.

Ex- Jigawa commissioner, Haruna Wakili, is dead

The former commissioner of Education in Jigawa state, Haruna Wakili, is dead. Mr Wakili, a professor, died on Saturday, June 20, at the National Hospital, Abuja, after a protracted illness. The cause of his death was not disclosed. Mr Wakili hails from Hadejia Local Government Area in Jigawa State and…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Detained convener of Katsina protest released — Official

The co-onvener of a recent protest against insecurity in Katsina and parts of the north, Nastura Sharif, who was arrested by the police, has been released, an official said late Thursday. The co-convener of the protest, Bishir Dauda, told PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday that his colleague had been released. Before…

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Kidnapped businessman dies in captivity despite N5 million ransom payment

The relatives of a businessman who was abducted from his sickbed in Sankara, Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State, said he died in the custody of the kidnappers despite a N5 million ransom paid for his release. PREMIUM TIMES reported on May 30 how Yusuf Maifata was abducted from…

Groups protest in Katsina, demand end to killings

Groups protest in Katsina, demand end to killings

Hundreds of youth across Katsina State on Tuesday converged on Katsina town to protest the killings and wanton destruction by gunmen in their respective localities. The peaceful protest, convened by Coalition of Northern Group (CNG) and Citizens Participation Against Corruption Initiative, was flagged off at Kofar Soro and concluded at…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

Ganduje backs Obaseki’s disqualification, says APC’ll win Edo

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday, said the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to disqualify his colleague, Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, from seeking reelection on its platform was the right one. Mr Ganduje also said the ruling party would win Edo polls without the…

Jigawa State house of Assembly. [PHOTO CREDIT: Channels TV]

Jigawa Assembly Crisis: Speaker sacks lawmakers as committee chairpersons

Some lawmakers in the Jigawa State House of Assembly on Thursday said they will go to court after their removal as chairpersons of house standing committees by the speaker, Idris Garba. The affected lawmakers include former speaker, Isa Idris, Aminu Sankara, Dayyabu Shehu and Sani Isyaku representing, Gwaram, Ringim, Taura,…

Armed bandits [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

How bandits killed nine people, stole 500 cows in Katsina – Lawmaker

Bandits killed at least nine persons and rustled over 500 cows in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State, the lawmaker representing the area in the state House of Assembly, Ibrahim Danjuma, told PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday. Mr Danjuma said the attackers, welding sophisticated weapons, rode on motorcycles on Saturday…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Police arrest ‘serial rapist’ in Kano

The police in Kano on Wednesday arrested an alleged serial rapist, Zirfarahul Alfa, at Kwanan Dangora community in Kiru Local Government Area. The police spokesperson, Abdullahi Haruna, in a statement, said the suspect was arrested following "an attempt to rape children at a residence in Kwanan Dangora community. According to…

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Gunmen kill 20 in fresh Katsina attack – Official

Armed men on Tuesday killed at least 20 people in Faskari local government area of Katsina State, the police have said. The police spokesperson in Katsina, Gambo Isah, told PREMIUM TIMES that the attack occurred in Kadisau community when the bandits arrived on over 200 motorcycles. "The bandits attempted to…

Katsina protest

Protest in Katsina community after kidnap of health worker, daughter

Residents of Yantumaki community in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina, on Tuesday, poured on the streets protesting against insecurity following the kidnap of a health worker and his daughter. The health personnel, identified as Mansir Yusuf, was said to have been kidnapped alongside his daughter around 1: 00 am…

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Gunmen kill 21 in fresh attacks in Zamfara

At least 21 people have been killed by gunmen in separate attacks in Talata Mafara and Maru local Government Areas of Zamfara State, police and residents said. The attacks occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday. Police said 21 people were killed in the attacks, but residents of the affected communities said…

Armed bandits [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Chief judge deceived to free ‘notorious kidnappers’ – Court official

The Chief Judge of Katsina State, Musa Abubakar, was misled into signing the bail documents of two alleged notorious kidnappers, an official of the state High Court has said. Kabir Shuaibu, the Chief Registrar of Katsina State High Court, the state High Court '9' was yet to sit for the…

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State [PHOTO CREDIT: @GovernorMasari]

We’ve pulled out from peace agreement with bandits – Katsina Governor

The governor of Katsina, Aminu Masari, on Tuesday, said the state government would no longer negotiate a peace agreement with the dreaded, rampaging armed bandits who are killing innocent civilians in the state. "The armed bandits have betrayed our trust in them, following a peace agreement earlier negotiated with them,…

District head of Yantumaki, Abubakar Atiku

Gunmen kill district head, party chairman in Katsina

Armed bandits on Monday shot dead the district head of Yantumaki, Abubakar Atiku, in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina. Residents said the armed men spent at least two hours at the Yantumaki community during a downpour, trailing their prime target, the district head, Mr Atiku, until he fell to…

COVID-19: Coronavirus [Photo: Mayo Clinic]

Medical doctor dies from COVID-19 in Jigawa

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Jigawa State, on Sunday, confirmed the death of one of its members, Nasir Adam, from coronavirus complications. The deceased Mr Adam was aged 36. The NMA chairperson in the state, Nura Basirka, told journalists in Dutse that Mr Adam died of acute respiratory disease…

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Gunmen abduct businessman on sickbed in Jigawa

Armed men on Saturday kidnapped a businessman, Yusuf Maifata, at his home in Sankara community, Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Residents said the gunmen stormed the community around 1.47am, wielding arms and shooting sporadically, scaring residents, before abducting Mr Maifata at his residence. "The victim has been battling…

Victims of Sokoto attack taking refuge at Sabon Birni council headquarters in dare need of help.

How Sokoto attacks in which dozens died happened — Residents

The deadly attacks by bandits in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State in which dozens were killed were likely in retaliation for the killing of bandits by the police in the area, residents have said. PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday reported how 50 persons were killed in separate attacks…

Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar [Photo Credit: Online Nigeria]

COVID-19: 29 health workers tested positive, recover in Jigawa – NMA

The Jigawa State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), on Thursday, said 29 health workers who tested positive for coronavirus in the state have recovered and have been discharged from the treatment centres. The NMA chairperson, Nura Basirka, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES in Dutse, the state capital, said…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Buhari reacts as ’50 killed’ in fresh attacks in Sokoto

Armed attackers on Sunday and Wednesday invaded Sabon Birnin Local Government Area of Sokoto State and killed over 50 people as they celebrated Eid al-Fitr, residents said. Residents said the attackers returned to the same communities on Wednesday hours after Governor Aminu Tambuwal visited the area following the initial attack.…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State [PHOTO: Freedom Radio Nigeria]

COVID-19: Kano records three more deaths

The Kano State government on Wednesday announced that three more patients had died from coronavirus complications, bringing the total fatalities in the state from the disease to 41. The state ministry of health in its late Wednesday tweet also said the state has discharged one more patient, bringing the number…