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Local Govt vice-chairman kidnapped

The vice-chairman of Shelleng Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Kama Bakta, has been kidnapped. An official of the local government said Mr Bakta was kidnapped in the early hours of Tuesday in his hometown, Bakta. "So sad, the vice has been kidnapped by the kidnappers today about 1:20am of…

Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri (Photo Credit: channelstv)

Many feared killed, 32 arrested in another Adamawa communal clash

The police in Adamawa State on Wednesday said they have arrested 32 suspects over another communal clash in the state in which residents said many people were killed or injured. The latest violent clash erupted over a land dispute between Lunguda and Waja communities in Guyuk and Lafiya Lamurde local…

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Customary Court President kidnapped

The President of the Customary Court in Taraba State, Donatus Shidda, has been kidnapped. A family member and a neighbour said, separately, that Mr Shidda was whisked away in the early hours of Monday from his residence in Jalingo, the state capital. "The gun-wielding gunmen suspected to be kidnappers pounced…

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Police arrest officer who allegedly killed motorcyclist over N100 bribe

The Adamawa State police command, on Wednesday, confirmed the arrest of one of its officers who allegedly shot dead a motorcyclist who refused to part with a N100 bribe. The alleged crime occurred at a checkpoint in Maiha local government. Wuro-ba Adamu village in Maiha local government was on Monday…

Umaru Fintiri

30 arrested over Adamawa communal violence – Police

The police in Adamawa State have confirmed the arrest of 30 suspects in connection with the ethnic violence last week in Tingno village in Lamurde Local Government Area that led to deaths and destruction of properties The police spokesperson in the state, Suleiman Nguroje, disclosed this in a statement on…

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Gunmen attack another Adamawa community

Another community in Adamawa State has been attacked a day after an ethnic violence left at least six people dead in the state. The latest incident happened at Mbemun, a fishing community in Lamurde local government area. The Friday incident occured at Tigno community in the same local government. Residents…

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Adamawa Violence: Police recover six bodies; residents say dozens killed

Over 30 bodies have been interred after fighting broke out in Tigno town in Lamurde local Government Area of Adamawa State on Friday, residents have claimed. Police told PREMIUM TIMES they have so far recovered six bodies. The police had earlier said there were no deaths in the fighting. Survivors…

Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri (Photo Credit: channelstv)

Adamawa govt declares councillor wanted for alleged cattle rustling

The Adamawa State Government on Wednesday declared the councillor representing Vulpi Ward in Numan Local Government Council, Makana Enan Ngari, wanted for alleged cattle rustling. The councillor was accused of involvement in illegal deals and cattle rustling in violation of his oath of office. The Press Secretary to the State…

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After months of attacks by Shila criminals, Adamawa residents lynch three suspects

The police in Adamawa on Sunday confirmed the killing of three suspected criminals by a mob in Yola. Residents of the area also told PREMIUM TIMES how the suspected criminals were apprehended and lynched. Suleiman Nguroje, the Adamawa police spokesperson, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the three…

Stranded Almajiris from Nasaraw State at the entrance of Taraba SSGs office.

Taraba rejects almajiris transferred from Nasarawa

The Taraba State Government on Monday rejected several 'almajiri' children transferred from Nasarawa State. Almajiris are children who are sent to live with Islamic clerics to learn about the religion. However, many of them end up on the streets where they beg for food and other necessities. The practice is…

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Two killed as gunmen attack Adamawa community

Unknown gunmen have attacked Toungo town in southern part of Adamawa State, killing at least two people, residents and police said. One resident said as many as four people were killed. "There is fear everywhere," a trader in the area who did not want to give his name said. He…

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Gunmen kill Adamawa LG boss

The former chairman of Ganye Local Government Transition Committee in Adamawa State, Sabastine Samsu Kaikai, was shot dead in the early hours of Tuesday by yet to be identified gunmen. The incident occurred in the village of the deceased, Kaikai. Family sources said Mr Kaikai was in the village for…

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SSS seizes 1,207 bags of foreign rice, others

The State Security Service (SSS, also called DSS) has seized 1,207 bags of foreign rice and other contraband materials during raids on warehouses in Adamawa State. At a press conference in Yola on Tuesday, the state branch controller of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Jatau Sadu, said the raids…

Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri (Photo Credit: channelstv)

Boko Haram attacks Adamawa village, burns houses, loots shops

Many people were feared killed Monday evening as Boko Haram insurgents attacked Kirchinga in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State during which they looted shops and destroyed many houses, locals have said. The village is at the edge of Sambisa forest, a former Boko Haram operational base. The attack…

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Groom, five others kidnapped in Taraba

A groom and five others were abducted by gunmen along the Wukari-Ibi road in Taraba on Friday evening, residents have told PREMIUM TIMES. The victims were returning from a wedding at Gboko, in the neighbouring Benue State, when their vehicle was stopped at Dan-Wanzam village by the gunmen. A community…

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Police Arrest Own Officer For Alleged Kidnapping In Adamawa

The new collaboration between Adamawa State Police Command and Fulani volunteer groups to checkmate the activities of criminals in the state has started yielding results with the arrest of 71 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and rapists, including a serving police officer. Fielding questions from journalists, the state police commissioner, Audu…

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Man, who stabbed friend to death, jailed 10 years

A middle-aged man, Hassan Yahaya, has been jailed 10 years for killing his friend with a knife during a fight over sweet melon seeds. The State High Court in Yola found Mr Yahaya guilty of killing Bapeto Suleiman of Lainde village in Shelleng Local Government Area of Adamawa State in…

IDPs protest food shortage in Adamawa camps'.

Boko Haram: IDPs protest food shortage in Adamawa

Some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in two camps in Adamawa State, on Wednesday, stormed the state capital, Yola, to protest shortage of food supply to them by the federal government for nearly four months. The IDPs who took their protest to the Mahmud Ribadu Square in Jimeta, said they had…

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Why Taraba governor is working from Abuja – Aide

An aide to the Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has explained why his principal has been away in Abuja for close to two months now. Bala Abu, on Friday, said the governor "is receiving adequate medical treatment for a domestic accident.’’ Mr Abu, a senior special assistant, was reacting to…

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Court orders group to pay man N638,000 for illegal seizure of tricycle

A Yola High Court has ordered the National Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association (NATOMORAS) in Numan, Adamawa State, to pay one of its members N638,000 for illegally detaining his tricycle for 34 days. The group seized the tricycle of Muhammed Abdulsalam over a special levy by NATOMORAS…

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Suspected militia behead two farmers in Taraba

Suspected armed militia over the weekend beheaded two farmers in Wukari local government area of Taraba State sparking fears of renewed bloodshed. Reports indicated that the armed militia crossed to Wukari from Benue State and killed the two victims who were working on their farm. The spokesman of the police…

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Adamawa governor sacks 5,000 workers over “improper employment”

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has approved the sacking of 5,000 workers employed by the previous All -Progressives Congress-led government of Jibril Bindow. The salaries of the civil servants had been stopped last year over what the state government called “improper employment and transfer of service.” The fate of…

Adamawa Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri [PHOTO CREDIT: @AhmaduFintiri]

Supreme Court Ruling: I’ll probe Bindow’s administration, LGs – Adamawa governor

The governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has said he would soon step on toes by probing the Mohammed Bindow- led-All Progressives Congress government from the state to local government levels. Mr Fintiri, who was addressing PDP supporters on Wednesday in celebration of his victory at the Supreme Court, said…

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Adamawa Residents Flee Homes As NSCDC Nabs 4 Notorious Kidnappers

The Adamawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) arrested four alleged notorious kidnappers who terrorise Mubi and its environs. Parading the suspects, the NSCDC Commander in the state, Nuruddeen Abdullahi, said the command made the arrest last Friday in collaboration with the Nigerian Army and…

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Police arrest two over killing of Adamawa journalist

About six days after the killing of a journalist in Adamawa, Maxwell Nashon, the police have arrested two suspects. The state police commissioner, Audu Madaki, said this in Yola while receiving in audience the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo. "Two suspects have been arrested…