The Acting Comptroller of the Katsina Customs Area Command, DC Dalha Wada, has paraded some electronic chargers imported by bandits to power their handsets in the forests. Dalha Wada displayed the chargers while explaining how the chargers work during his interview on AIT Live. Security agencies in the country are not relenting in the renewed onslaught against bandits and their suppliers in the Northern part of the country.
"He Travels From Another Country To Supply Petrol to Bandits by Using a Travelling Bag" -PPRO describes modus operandi of suspect
The Katsina State Command of the Nigerian Police Force has paraded an 18-year-old suspect, Al-Mustapha Kabir, for journeying into Katsina from a neighbouring country to supply litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to bandits in the state. The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Gambo Isah, narrated Kabir's modus operandi during an interview on AIT News.
[Opinion] The Slaughter’s Slab As a Metaphor For The Incessant Attacks And Killings In The Northwest
The Northwest region of Nigeria, which prides itself as the most populated geo-political zone in the country, has in recent time, become the metaphorical slaughter’s slab. Just like animals are killed on the slaughter’s slab on a daily basis, so have barbaric attacks and killings by bandits, become a frequent occurrence in the region.
Since on Friday when Pro-Tinubu and Pro-Osinbajo campaign groups were floated, Nigerians have been asking one important question, a million dollar question. Who is bankrolling the Osinbajo for president group?They have been to Nassarawa and Katsina states. The Osinbajo we know won't want to put his leg into same trouser with his benefactor.
Today's Headlines: Over 30 Bandits Killed In Kastina Military Attack; No Plan To Bring Back SARS-IGP
Several bandits killed as military jets pound Katsina, Sokoto forests Operation HADARIN DAJI forces have neutralized scores of bandits and destroyed their camps within Katsina and Sokoto forests. (Photos Credit: Daily Post) In Katsina, about ten hideouts in Rugu forest bordering Kankara Local Government Area were bombarded by a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter aircraft.
Great news coming from Katsina State revealed that a notorious bandits’ leader terrorizing the northwestern state has been neutralized by security forces. According to Katsina Post, the terrorist was killed on Friday morning along the Dutsinma-Danmusa highway in Katsina. This success was achieved through the joint efforts of the Nigerian security forces and a group of local vigilantes who stormed the notorious bandits' leader hideout, and he was neutralized in a crossfire.
Today 24/10/2021 between the hours of 1130hrs to 1315hrs, based on credible intelligence, a combine teams of Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Army and vigilante group carried out sting operations in KADOJI village, Jibia, camp of a notorious bandit, one Bala Wuta. Consequently, after a fierce gun duel, the bandit and his cohorts were dislodged by the galant security forces.
Why states like Borno, Katsina, Others, should first be declared a state of emergency before Anambra
It was earlier reported how the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), in a recent statement, revealed that the nigerian government might declare a state of emergency in Anambra following the recent attacks in the state, and to guarantee that the November 6 governorship election will hold.
As bandits continue their unrestrained reign of terror in Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna and other Northwestern states, a silent debate which rose from the unfortunate menace has gripped the whole region of the country. A debate bordering on if the federal government should or should not declare bandits as terrorists.
On Monday, October 11, 2023, Deputy Comptroller Dalhatu Wada, the Acting Area Controller of the Nigeria Customs Service's Katsina Area Command, revealed that smugglers have devised new means of smuggling petrol for bandits and other criminals in Katsina State. Smugglers, he claimed, are now fabricating larger tanks for motorcycles and cars, which they use to acquire petrol and then sell to bandits and other criminals in their hideouts.
The Katsina state police have recently arrested 3 fraudsters for circulating fake Naira notes in the state. They ran out of luck when one Anas Lawal who had over N600k fake naira notes in his possession, was arrested by the police team on patrol. The suspect then confessed to have received fake notes of over N1million from them.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the Nigerian Air Force coordinated ransom payments to armed bandits in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun seized from the Nigerian Army in a desperate deal struck as President Muhammadu Buhari prepared to visit Katsina. [Photo Credit: People Gazette] According to the US outlet, a Nigerian Air Force official who leaked details of the operation under anonymity said N20 million was delivered to the bandits in Rugu Forest because the military realized it would be too risky to leave the weapon in the hands of violent criminals operating in an area where the presidential jet would fly over.
According to a news that was posted by Daily Trust Newspaper yesterday, it has been made known that some bandits in Katsina State, on the 5th of October, operated for several hours at Yasore Village, in Batsari Local Government Area of the state, as they killed many people and caused havoc before leaving the community.
When the greatest war strategist, Sun Tzu says in the "Art of War" that "Cut off the head and the body will fall apart", and "Cut off supplies then you weaken them to their knees", not everybody will understand this quote except few people.
Woman declared wanted for fraud arrested after duping her victims of N47.3m through fake ECOWAS jobs
It was the end of the road for a woman who had been placed on wanted list for some time over fraudulent activities as she again perpetrated another series of frauds alongside another man running into the sum of N47.3 million through fake employment in ECOWAS Secretariat. The woman, whose name was given as Hajarat Iyeh Egbunu, aged 42 years, an indigene of Kogi State and who was said to be a dismissed Nigerian Immigration Service officer, was described as a notorious fraudster who has been on the wanted list of security agencies for various offences relating to fraud.
The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on the 18th of October, 2021 said it has stepped up power supply to all its customers in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa regions as a measure to ensure that it's customers' desires are fulfilled. This was contained in a statement by the Head of Corporate Communications, Ibrahim Sani Shawai.
Section 305 of the Nigeria 1999 Constitution gave the President the power to declare emergency rule in all or parts of the country in times of war or when there is a breakdown of law and order. Several states in Nigeria have witnessed major break down of law and order during President Muhammadu Buhari's administration without him declaring emergency rule, why Anambra!
Nigerian air force authorities has denied the reports saying that they paid N20m to bandits to stop them from attacking president Buhari's Plane. They went further to reveal what led to the allegations. The Nigerian Air Force denied a report by the Wall Street Journal that says they paid N20m as payoff to bandits in return for an enemy of airplane firearm seized from the Nigerian Army.
Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, has urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on the nation’s security. Katsina is one of the epicentres in the nation’s North-West where banditry and other criminal activities reign supreme and cross sections of citizens traumatised.
The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a 14 years old boy from Tsamben Dankulumbo village in Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina State for banditry. The Katsina State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, while speaking with Newsmen on Friday, said the boy was arrested by the Jibiya Vigilante when he returned from the forest and was handed over to the Police.