Popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi recently spoke about the issue of insecurity in the nation, especially in the North West, as well as agitation for self-determination in the Southeast and Southwest.Image credit: Google In a recent post sight on Gumi's Facebook post, he warned that declaring Bandits as terrorists will come with a prize that the country would not want to pay.
A notorious bandit leader was arrested on Saturday, he has been terrorizing the people of the North West. By just mentioning his name among locals, they usually tremble in fear of the unknown. His territory transcends Kaduna, Zamfara, Katsina, and the Niger States.
As bandits continue with their nefarious activities in the North-West, they have committed another crime that has been trending and disturbing the general public since four days when it was orchestrated. This time around, they allegedly abducted four travellers in Tsafe local government are (LGA) of Zamfara State.
Banditry primarily affects rural communities, which are responsible for food security, and has disrupted socio-economic life in the North West. Nigeria has a long history of violent conflicts, dating back to the Middle Belt ethno-political conflicts of the 1960s. [Photo Credit: Daily Post]
To give everyone a fair go, some northern leaders are pushing for the return of Nigerian power to the south Our report cites some of the major northern politicians that support the return of power to southern. They also stated their reasons for transferring power to one of the two southern regions
It is no longer news that about four Governors in the North-West geo-political zone have closed down many markets in their states. The Governors closed down the markets as a way of tackling banditry which is bedevilling the northern region. (Photo Credit - Daily Trust Newspaper) According to Daily Trust Newspaper, the closure of the markets is now taking a toll on bandits as they don't have access to food.
Winning war over insecurity in 21st century requires tactical move by the federal government, state government and security personnel. The tactics covered getting necessary tools that will facilitate smooth operation of the troops. The North West region of the country has been grossly affected with bandits operation in the last few months.
It was today reported that the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai said that the North West region is presently like Afghanistan. Based on this statement that was recently made by the kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, I really don't think that the kaduna State governor made a good comparison, because north west is far better than the Afghanistan.
As they train bandits in the North West, B/Haram may be planning another attack on the Nigerian Army
The Boko Haram insurgents have always tormented the nation and proved they seek her downfall with each attack they launch towards Nigerians. This year, their leader since 2009, known as Abubakar Shekau, committed suicide after ISWAP fighters surrounded him. He saw it as the only option because he couldn't risk going to jail.
According to a report posted by The Cable, Nigerians spent more on food stuffs in September than previous months in 2021. Many Nigerians on social media have been lamenting the continuous increase in prices of consumables across the country. The prices for bags of rice, beans and other grains have skyrocketed in the last three months.
In the last few weeks there has been a remarkable and devastating onslaught on the killer bandits and murderous terrorists of North Western Nigeria. Zamfara state has been the model case and other North Western states including Katsina, Kaduna, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kebbi and Niger state have taken the cue and have also risen to the occassion.
[OPINION] The consequences of settling bandits will not just affect Nigeria now, but for many years to come.
Agitations and disappoinments are embodiments of life that every human must express at some point in their lifetime. Image credit: ABCDEVO || Google photos When people do not get what they want or what they feel is due to them, they tend to revolt, agitate or even embark on provocative actions that would leave the entire society in ruin.
As the military onslaught on banditry in Zamfara State continues, it is worth noting that the rate of terror is gradually collapsing. There is no recorded case of a bandit attack and neither kidnapping of school children in the past few days, but the news of the military victory against the dreaded bandits that have caused terror in the heart of people in the North has gone viral on social media platforms.
Recall that on July 5, 2021, an unknown number of armed bandits broke into Bethel Baptist College and abducted 121 students. The criminal elements in the North West have continued to make lives miserable for the populace, ranging from cattle rustling, kidnapping, and killing of innocent locals.
Nigerian military has arrested a dreaded bandits' leader and cattle rustler, Alhaji Goma Sama’ila. According to reports, the 47-year-old suspect was arrested in Kaduna state on Friday, September 24. Eyewitnesses' reports indicated that Sama’ila was responsible for organizing several thefts of cows in Zamfara, Kastina, Kaduna and other North West states of the country.
The bandits who abducted 121 students of of of Bethel Baptist school in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna stage have this evening released another Ten students. In a Facebook post of a seasoned and award-winning Journalist, Babajide Otitoju, he stated that two out of the 10 students released were sick.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has stated that the North-West has the largest population of any geopolitical zone in the country but it is both a blessing and a curse. The governor said this Tuesday at a forum tagged “Human Capital Development Communications Strategy Validation Meeting” organised by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Federal Government under the office of Humanitarian Minister, Honourable Sadiya Umar farouq has begun the training of 350 youths as agents for Mobile Money Transactions in the North West zone of the country. This was revealed during the flagged off ceremony at the coronation hall in government house kano state.
Why Police Minister Said FG Has The Responsibility To Reintegrate Repentant Bandits Into The Society
For quite a long period of time now, the North West and North East's zone of the country have been plagued with the twin security challenges of armed banditry and insurgency with many of the perpetuators camping in forests and some of the ungoverned zone in the various zones.
The closure of many markets across the North West is taking a heavy toll on bandits as they are reportedly demanding food to release their captives. A resident of Sabo Birni, who pleaded anonymity told the story of how the child of one of his neighbours regained freedom after giving out food items.