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Gunmen kill Senator Abbo’s uncle, abduct nursing stepmother

Gunmen have killed an uncle to Ishaku Abbo, the senator seen recently in a video assaulting a woman. The assailants also abducted Mr Abbo's nursing stepmother during an attack in his home state of Adamawa on Saturday. Police and locals said the attack occurred in Muchalla ward in Mubi North…

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UPDATED: SSS parades fake doctor employed by state hospital

The State Security Service (SSS) in Adamawa State has confirmed the arrest of a fake doctor who was employed five years ago by the state’s Health Services Management Board at Fufore cottage hospitals. The suspect, identified as Ibrahim Mustapha, is believed to have secured his employment using forged documents. He…

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Eight feared dead as gunmen invade Taraba communities

At least eight persons were feared killed and others injured, following an attack by suspected herders on a Taraba community on Sunday night, witnesses and police have said. Residents of the area said the attackers, who besieged the communities on motorbikes, first stormed Tudiri village, a settlement of Fulani and…

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Three feared killed in Adamawa as soldiers allegedly open fire on protesters

At least three protesters were killed and four others injured when soldiers allegedly opened fire on demonstrators in the border community of Gurin, Fufore Local Government of Adamawa State. A witness told our reporter that the demonstration on Thursday stemmed from the incessant abductions for ransom that have ravaged the…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Adamawa govt blames banks for non-payment of workers salaries

The Adamawa State Government and its assembly have clashed over the state's inability to pay salaries two months to the end of the current administration of Governor Jibrilla Bindow. Also, mild drama ensued at the plenary session of the assembly on Monday, when the Commissioner for Finance, Mahmud Sali, said…

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Police detain vulture, owner

The Adamawa State Police Command on Monday detained a vulture and its owner. The Commissioner of Police, Adamu Madaki, said the arrest of the vulture and its owner in Maiha "followed a complaint against them by a man in Maiha." Mr Madaki said the man complained that the detained woman…

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Adamawa community ‘under Boko Haram attack’

Shuwa village in Madagali local government area of Adamawa State is currently under Boko Haram attack, fleeing residents have said. The village, which is 7km away from Michika, is reportedly under the siege of the insurgents. A fleeing resident, Abawu Kefas, said there was confusion in the area. "This night…

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Boko Haram: Over 90,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon – Officials

Officials from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and those from Adamawa and Borno states on Monday said about 90,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon ''are safe’’ and will soon return. The officials brainstormed on Monday over plans to repatriate the refugees. The refugees, mostly from…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Adamawa gov-elect worried over ‘Bindow’s last minute appointments, cash withdrawals’

The Adamawa State Governor-elect, Umaru Fintiri, has said he is worried over last-minute appointments and cash withdrawals being made by the outgoing administration of Governor Mohammed Bindow Mr Fintiri also claims there are 'spurious' award of contracts and sale of government properties to private individuals believed to be close to…

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Jukun/Tiv Conflict: Five feared killed as suspected militias attack Wukari villages

No fewer than five persons have been reported killed in fresh attacks by suspected Tiv militias on Jukun villages in Taraba State. The attacks Friday morning occurred in Rafinkada and Kente in Wukari in the southern part of the state, local officials said. The development came barely two weeks after…

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Gunmen kidnap pastor, demand N15 million ransom

A pastor, Ishaku Ayuba, serving with the LCCN church, Badarissa, Girie Local Government Area, has been kidnapped from his residence within the church premises by armed gunmen. Family sources said about 15 gunmen invaded the pastor's home around 1:30 a.m. in the early hours of Wednesday. A source explained how…

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Five killed as herdsmen, farmers clash in Taraba

In what looks like a reprisal, five persons have been killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Murbai community of Ardo kola local government area in Taraba State, sources have said. Two Fulani herdsmen were earlier alleged to have been killed by suspected Kona militia, a situation that led to tension…

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Abducted Taraba perm sec, missionary, university staff regain freedom

The Permanent Secretary of Taraba State Ministry of Water Resources, Susana Jonathan, and Deputy Registrar of the state University, Sanusi Sa’ad, have regained their freedom. Jeremiah Tweinta, a missionary who was kidnapped by gunmen, also regained his freedom, police and local sources have confirmed. Our correspondent gathered that the abductees…

Abdulrauf Modibbo

Court of Appeal upholds election of APC Adamawa Rep, Modibbo

The Court of Appeal, Yola Division, has upheld the election of Abdulrauf Modibbo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as member-elect for Yola North/Yola South/Girei Federal Constituency of Adamawa State. In a unanimous decision Justices Chidi Nwaoma, J.S Ariyibi, and Abdullahi Bayero upheld the ruling of the lower court that…

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Kidnapping: Police impose total ban on motorcycles in Adamawa

Disturbed by the increasing incidence of kidnapping and other crimes in Adamawa, the police on Tuesday announced a ban on the use of motorcycles for commuter services in the state. The state government had earlier placed a partial ban on commercial motorcycle operations in parts of the state. On Tuesday,…

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku

Governor’s absence from public glare sparks debate in Taraba

Days after his return from vacation, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has not been seen in public, sparking a heated debate over his health status. The governor has avoided public appearances, and people were reportedly barred from taking his pictures at the airport when he arrived on Tuesday after…

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Adamawa multiple accidents kill 13, injure 21

13 persons, including a family of six, were feared killed and 21 others injured in multiple accidents on Monday along the Ngurore-Mayo-Belwa highway in Adamawa State. According to the information officer of Mayo-Belwa local government, Kabiru Kelly, the first accident on Monday night claimed six lives while three others sustained…

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Boko Haram raids Adamawa village, kills 26, injures many

At least 26 people were feared killed and several others injured in a suspected Boko Haram attack on Monday at the Madagali area of Adamawa State. Locals said suspected Boko Haram’s gunmen rode on motorcycles in large numbers into Kudakaya village in Madagali at about 7 p.m. The spokesperson of…

The Lamido of Adamawa, Aliyu Mustapha. [PHOTO CREDIT: Guardian.ng]

Why I was detained by Buhari’s military regime – Lamido of Adamawa

The Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Mustapha, has explained why he was detained by the military administration of Muhammadu Buhari after it toppled the civilian administration led by President Shehu Shagari in 1983. Mr Mustapha gave the explanation on Saturday while receiving the Programme Manager of Wadata Communication Limited, Zubair Idris,…

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Tiv/Jukun Crisis: 22 feared killed in fresh attacks in Wukari

At least 22 persons are feared killed in fresh attacks between ethnic Jukun and Tiv communities of Wukari local government area in southern Taraba State, residents and local officials have said. The two communities have been at war in the last three weeks, resulting in the loss of lives and…

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Protests in Adamawa as police allegedly torture vigilante to death

A vigilante group in Yola, Adamawa State capital, under the auspices of an hunters association on Tuesday stormed the famous Mubi roundabout and other major roads over the alleged killing of one of their members by the police. Witnesses said the incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday. They…

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Many feared killed in fresh Tiv/Jukun crisis

Many were feared killed on Saturday in a fresh crisis between Jukun and Tiv tribes in Wukari, south of Taraba State. Fleeing residents said many houses were razed and several people injured in the clashes. The conflict has affected some villages belonging to both tribes along Wukari Kwatan Sule, Chonku…

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Adamawa businessman kidnapped

A prominent businessman based in Yola, Adamawa State, Abubakar Bashar, has been kidnapped. Sources close to the family disclosed to reporters on Friday that the businessman was kidnapped on Thursday evening at about 5.30 p.m. while returning from a farm along Yola-Numan road. Mr Bashar is a wholesale distributor who…

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Eight teachers killed in farmers, herders clashes — NUT

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has said it lost eight of its members in recent herdsmen /farmers clashes in Adamawa State. Rodney Nathan, the state chairman of the union, who made this known while briefing journalists in Yola on Thursday, said the clashes led to the displacement of hundreds…