The General Overseer of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, is regarded as one of the most outstanding Christian religion leaders in Nigeria. And this belief stems from his prophetic ability and a host of other reasons. Yesterday, Daily Post reported that the Christian Clergy forewarned of a possible attack on the National Assembly (NASS) as a number of other events that bother on the offshoots of the menacing insecurity in the country.
For some months now, bandits have been operating heavily in the northern part of Nigeria, killing and abducting many people. Recently, local vigilantes joined the fight against bandits and they're doing a great job. On the 17th of June 2021, several bandits were eliminated during a gun battle with policemen, soldiers and ‘Yan Sakai’ vigilantes at villages along the border linking Niger and Kebbi States.
The Nigerian military troop has finally gone radical against bandits in the Northern part of the country. Residents have been longing for a response from the Nigerian security operatives following the incessant attacks from this deadly sect. [Image Credit: Vanguard] These bandits have abducted schoolchildren and many more and demanded a huge amount of ransom from the poor and the rich.
Over the years, Boko Haram have been known to terrorise the northern part of Nigeria. They have been responsible for several abductions destructions and displacement of people from their homes and community. However, in recent times, instead of Boko Haram Terrorists there are now so-called bandits, which operate in Nigeria's northwest, who are now “terrorising civilians, destabilising the region, and empowering Jihadists.
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode, has reacted after Retired Colonel Bitrus called Governor Matawalle the face of the North following the recent victory over Bandits in Zamfara State. Zamfara State has been suffering from a lot of Bandits attack, and recently, the Nigerian Army has been recording tremendous victories over the Bandits.
Shehu Sani reacts as Bandits struck again, kidnapped wife of Katsina State House of Assembly member.
Former Kaduna State Senator, Senator Shehu Sani has taken to social media to call on the Nigerian Government to help secure Katsina State, the home state of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari from the menace of banditry. This came after the Bandits struck again, kidnapped the wife of a member of Katsina State House of Assembly member, Dr. Ibrahim Kurami while the elder brother of the Secretary to the state government is still in captivity.
In a recent Facebook post, the special adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Drainage and Water Resources, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, has revealed that it is now clear to him Nigeria is at war with Bandits. The All Progressive Congress spokesperson in Lagos State, also shared some pictures on his social media handle, depicting attacks carried out by bandits in the country.
Nigerians have been briefed by the Media updates on how the Nigerian security officers lost their lives to attacks carried out by the Notorious group known as Bandit in Zamfara state. According to what Daily Trust reported, Nigeria lost nothing less than 12 security officers in the ongoing battle between the troops and the Bandits in Zamfara state.
A 25 years old woman, Rashida Hussain, a suspected Informat and supplier of logistics to Bandits in the forest, has been nabbed by the police. She was caught with 6 gallons of petrol which were concealed in a sack and a handbag, and they were carefully hidden under her Hijab.
Following the continuous banditry activities and military bombardments in Zamfara State, a popular Northern Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Gumi, took to his Facebook page to advise the Federal Government and the Nigerian Army on how to curb the situation. Image Source: Sahara Reporters. Sheikh Gumi insisted that the military heavy intervention would not amicably solve the situation.
According to a report published by Daily Post, popular Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi has on Sunday night, made a series of statements concerning the security challenges in the Northwest region of Nigeria, as regards to activities of Bandits, and how the federal government should deal with the challenge.
The Nigeria Army has once secured a huge victory over Bandits, a notorious group in the Northwest region of Nigeria, which is responsible for the kidnapping, killings, and carnages that happen in the region. Today, the report of the arrest of one of the most dreaded bandit leaders, Goma Sama'ila, was made known.
Contrary to the amnesty belief of controversial Northern Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Gumi, the Governor of Zamfara State, Gov Bello Matawalle, has made it known that he is ready to suspend the amnesty program for notorious Bandits in the state. Image Source: Sahara Reporters. Recall that there have been several attacks and abductions in some of the Northern states in the country, which have resulted in the loss of lives, properties, and separation from loved ones.
A well known human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu has reacted, after it was reported that the Bandits in Zamfara captured the Nigerian military base in the state, killing twelve (12) officers and siezing weapons. Aisha decried the unfortunate incident which lead to the loss of 12 men of the Nigerian military as reported by Peoples Gazette, saying that it is unfortunate that thing like this are happening under a former military head of state.
The unified umbrella body for all Christians in Nigeria, Christian Association of Nigeria in a statement on Sunday revealed that another ten students of Bethel Baptist School in Kaduna State have been set free. This was revealed in a short WhatsApp message made available to The PUNCH on Sunday by CAN Vice President, whose jurisdiction covers 19 Northern States and Abuja, as well as its chairman in Kaduna State, Rev.
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, a lawyer, a Human Rights Activist and PDP Chieftain has reacted to a video showing apprehended bandits by the Nigerian security forces that is making the rounds on social media. According to the outspoken lawyer, the bandits were neither Muslims nor Christians, but they were foreign Fulani terrorists and killer bandits causing havoc in Zamfara and Katsina states.
Major CL Datong, who was abducted after bandits broke into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna has been rescued after about three weeks in the custody of bandits. Mr Dantong was kidnaped three weeks ago during an attack at the Academy that left two officers dead.
The fight against insurgency has become a flood sweeping the country away. Nigerians are gradually losing hope in the leaders over their inability to tackle insecurity. Insecurity has ballooned into a lucrative business for its perpetrators. Boko Haram and Bandits have succeeded in putting the country in a mess and shambles.
In the past few days, the northern Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has been the major headline of many news channels in Nigeria, this is due to his controversial argument concerning the bandits and terrorist that are disturbing the peace of the nation. Just yesterday, the Cleric, Sheikh Gumi shared some controversial things about using force to hunt the bandit.
Source: dailypost.com Recall that the Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has earlier through a statement credited to him stated that ‘Bandits’ will remain until amnesty is extended to them like the way it was given to Niger Delta militants. However, the so-called bandits as most of us know have committed several crimes against the CITIZENS of Nigeria ranging from rape of innocent women, kidnapping children from their schools, and killing innocent CITIZENS.