Photo Credit: Today Last week, news broke in the media about how Bamise and Elizabeth Ajetunmobi, the couple that owns a popular micro-lending, fled with about N22billion investors’ funds. At first, nobody knew about their whereabouts, but soon after, an online newspaper reported that they may have acquired the citizenship of a tiny Caribean Island nation called Antigua and Barbuda.
Earlier today, as reported by Peoples Gazette some blood-thirsty bandits bombed a train travelling between Abuja and Kaduna. This ugly and sad incident had a toll on the country's rail infrastructure. With these kinds of threatening attacks on Nigerians and public property, I believe it's high time the government heeded the advice and call of governor Ahmed Nasir El Rufai and deal decisively with bandits.
Bandit And Bokoharam Working Together To Collect Ransom From Buhari Govt. And Reasons They Won't Succeed
According to a report by Peoples Gazette, the United States policymakers has uncovered the secrets dealings of how Boko Haram terrorists operating in the North-East region have been collaborating with armed bandits terrorizing communities across the North-West to collect ransom from the Buhari administration and civilian victims as reported by "The Wall Street Journal reports".
How Masari's Recent Remarks On Indiscriminate Release Of Bandits Contradicted Garba's Earlier Claims
Following the rapid growth of banditry and insecurity in the Northern part of Nigeria which has become a matter of major concern lately, the able governor of Katsina State, Sir Aminu Bello Masari has come out to decry the indiscriminate release of bandits and criminals by courts. Photo Credit: Daily Nigerian
The Kwara All Progressive Congress (APC) crisis is far from being over as Governor Abdulrazaq made some new allegation against the Minister of Culture and Information, Lai Mohammed. The allegation stated that Mohammed failed to remit the sum of N100 million sent by an Igbo businessman to the governor.
According to a report by Peoples Gazette, the Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Malami has claimed that Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho is working with Boko Haram financier, Surajo Abubakar who has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates.Image credit: Peoples Gazette
Traditional rulers of the Igbo people have called for a deescalation of the conflict in the South-East between federal government forces and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), proposing terms of settlement for both parties in order for peace to reign. [Photo Credit: Peoples Gazette]
On Thursday there were multiple reports of bomb and gun attacks on Abuja-Kaduna trains, forcing the Nigerian Railway Corporation to suspend operations on the axis. Due to frequent attacks on this road (Abuja-Kaduna), trains have recently become the most secure way of traveling for working-class Nigerians.
According to a post on @Peoples Gazette, the Republic of Benin has recently voted to legalise abortion in the country, after a heated debate in parliament. Abortions used be only legal if the pregnancy threatened the life of the mother, or as a result of rape, or incest.
The Northwest region of Nigeria has undoubtedly become a danger zone in recent times, due to the activities of armed bandits operating in the region. The armed gangs have continued to carry out various degrees of attacks on communities, abducting school children in their numbers, and killing villagers at will.
Despite emerging security challenges in northern Nigeria, the federal government has continued to fight the insecurity. President Muhammadu Buhari's government has continued to fight the menace of banditry in the northern region. Photo Credit: Daily Post Despite the efforts of the Buhari-led government to end the activities of the bandits, the armed groups have continued to launch attacks on innocent Nigerians because of how they operate.
According to a report by Peoples Gazette, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday issued a statement purporting collusion between some elements in the media and armed bandits seeking to undermine President Muhammadu Buhari’s FEC forts to contain acute insecurity. This is coming as the Air Force spokesman Edward Gabkwet responded to The Wall Street Journal article that an Air Force personnel had delivered an N20 million ransom to bandits in Katsina forest to buy back an anti-aircraft truck that bandits could use to bring down the president’s aircraft.
The menace of bandits in the northern Nigeria has contributed to the insecurity in the region. The bandits have been responsible for mass abductions of students in various states in the northern Nigeria. Photo credit: Peoples Gazette The activities of the bandits have continued despite the efforts of the federal government to bring the menace to an end.
Zamfara bandits kill five Nigerian soldiers, cart away weapons An ambush by bandits in Zamfara has left five Nigerian Army personnel dead, with their weapons also carted away, Peoples Gazette has learnt. Photos Credit: People Gazette The incident occurred at about 01:40 p.m. on Wednesday, after bandits ambushed a Hilux vehicle belonging to the army along Tsafe and Yankara villages in the state.
There is no doubt that many Nigerians are looking of to the Military for any hope of ending the rising insecurity in the country. With this, the report of an alleged payment of N20 million to bandits by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), may have come to many people as a rude shock.
The report by Peoples Gazette allegedly claiming that the Nigerian Air Force, NAF made a payment of N20 million to bandits to avoid the shooting down of the presidential aircraft has caused frenetic chatters among Nigerians who believe that it stinks the competence of the country's security operatives.
[Opinion] Bombing of Abuja-Kaduna Bound Train By Bandits, And The Need To Protect Nigeria's Railways
Railway systems, and train services are integral parts of the transport system of major cities around the world, and Nigeria is not an exception to this. For some years now, the Nigerian government has continued to invest millions of dollars in constructing railways to connect various cities in the country.
The dangerous rise of bandits in the Northern part of Nigeria has left so many people living in fear and some even called on the Nigerian government to declare these bandits as terrorist. [Photo Credit: Peoples Gazette] These bandits are possibly on the verge of becoming the new lord of North West, Nigeria if giving an opportunity.
According to Peoples Gazette, a U.S based media giant, The Wall Street Journal, has alleged that the Nigerian Air Force paid the sum of twenty million Naira (N20m) to bandits operating in the Rugu Forest, in Katsina State, in exchange for the Anti-aircraft gun seized by bandits some time ago.
Tension as gunmen attack Oyo prison Gunmen have attacked the Abolongo Correctional Center in Oyo State, killing a soldier and freeing many inmates, Peoples Gazette has learnt. A prison source told The Gazette that an operative of the state Amotekun was also killed and several others injured in the attack which occurred around 09:50 p.m. on Friday.