Hundreds Of Bandits Invade Zamfara Town Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters The Zamfara State Police Command has said that its operatives and other security agencies repelled an attack by bandits at Shinkafi town, the headquarters of Shinkafi Local Government Area of the state. The bandits, who were in their hundreds, came from the camp of a notorious bandits’ kingpin, and reportedly stormed the town to carry out fresh abductions.
HANDS THEM OVER TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT BEFORE BEING REUNITED WITH THEIR FAMILIES Following the implementation of the new security measures by Zamfara State Government, the Police and other security agencies have been carrying out assaults on identified bandits locations in different parts of the state with a view to riding the state of all activities of recalcitrant bandits and other criminal elements.
Zamfara residents told BBC Hausa on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, that bandits continue to wreak havoc on them despite the recent blockade and claims of success by the Nigerian military. A traditional ruler in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the state told the BBC that terrorists have in the past few days attacked eight villages in the local government, killing many and abducting more than 400 residents.
The father of Turji, a kidnap kingpin, was arrested this week. In retaliation, Turji Unleahsed Terror - Bulama
A popular analyst on Twitter who goes by the name Buluma Bukarti shared the horrifying news on the latest happening in Zamfara state. He went to social media to explain the happenings. he said, the father of Turji, a kidnap kingpin, was arrested this week and In retaliation, Turji unleashed terror on villages in Shinkafi LGA of Zamfara state.
Residents of Shinkafi Local Government Area in Zamfara State have cried out for help with the triple whammy of bandits' siege, food shortage and government blockade. A resident, who took a dangerous journey to Sokoto to get a connection, told BBC Hausa that bandits have denied them access to their ripe crops and the government's policy of closing markets has stopped them from getting food from the market.
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The Convoy of Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, was reportedly attacked by gunmen on Tuesday night while returning to his state from Zamfara. The incident led to the injuries of Three policemen attached to the Convoy. The security operatives in the Governor’s convoy noticed the Bandits after them and immediately engaged the suspected bandits in a gun duel.
About 150 residents in Shinkafi' Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been abducted by some unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits. This has led to an overwhelming outcry in Shinkafi as bandits abducted scores of residents. This abduction was said to be undisconnected from the arrest of Turji's father, a bandits' leader.
Suspected bandits have attacked Shinkafi town in Zamfara State, where they ransacked two police facilities and carted away arms on Friday. In their usual style, they stormed Shinkafi town, shooting sporadically to scare residents away. Shinkafi town is located on the road linking Zamfara with the neighbouring Sokoto State.
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Bandits in Zamfara State have attacked Shinkafi town, including two police facilities, shooting sporadically in the process. Source: Sahara Reporters According to Daily Trust, the attackers were said to have moved away arms from the attacked police stations. But a resident of the town who spoke from Sokoto confirmed the initial social media report on the attack, Friday morning.
Bandits' leader and his men have been on rampage, sacking Communities, abducting villagers and travelers in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the State. Sahara Reporters reports that the bandits' leader by name Turji, with his men, have intensified their operations since Friday following the arrest of Turji's father.
According to the Zamfara State Police Command, many bandits were killed while attempting to raid Shinkafi town in the state. The police revealed this in response to a report that the town and a police station were attacked on Sunday. Joint Police and Military operations were alleged to have repelled the bandits, according to the command's Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu.
According to reports, the Zamafara State House of Assembly has suspended two of its members over allegations of aiding and abetting armed banditry in the state. This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General Press Affairs of the House, Mallam Mustafa Jafaru Kaura on Monday.
Bandits have attacked Shinkafi town and two of the Police facilities in Zamfara State. This attack took place on Thursday 23/9/21. The bandits also took away arms from the ransacked police stations. Despite motorcycle ban, telecommunication network ban and Policemen presence in the state. A resident who confirmed the initial social media report of the attack on Friday morning, spoke from Sokoto.
Bandits have kidnapped 150 persons including villagers and travellers, in Shinkafi Local Government Area, Zamfara state. The bandits launched the attack after the father of one of their leaders was arrested. Daily Post reported on Saturday night, July 17, that the villages were attacked two weeks after the father of the leader of the bandits was arrested, in Kano.
The former national secretary of APGA Dr. Abdullahi Shinkanfi has revealed how bandits in Shinkanfi local government get injected with hard drugs in order perpetrate evil.According to Channels TV, Shinkanfi told journalists that bandits in Shinkanfi area of Zamfara state are giving out cows for Pentax injections and other hard drugs to enable them do evil.
Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has recalled the days of Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi as helmsman of the defunct Nigerian Security Organisation (NSO), saying were Shinkafi alive today, he would have adopted the grassroots approach to tackling the current insecurity ravaging the country. Governor Uzodimma spoke Tuesday while delivering a lecture at the Second Annual Shinkafi Intelligence and Security Summit organized by the Umaru Shinkafi Legacy Foundation in Abuja.
Opinion: Governor Negotiating With Bandits In The North, While Protesters Are Being Arrested In The South
The Governor's aid in Zamfara state is busy negotiating with bandits, who are kidnapping Nigerians from the northern part of country, while Department of Security Services (DSS) is busy arresting protesters from Southern Nigeria. Displace Zamfara Villagers Returning home. Premium times. According to Premium times news of 18th July 2021, Villagers evicted by a banditry kingpin identified simply as Turji started returning home Sunday morning after an aide of the Zamfara State governor met with the outlaw.
Muhammad Ahmad the member representing Shinkafi constituency in the House of Assembly in Zamfara State has been killed by bandits after welcoming the governor to the All Progressives Congress. After attending a rally to welcome the Governor of Zamfara State Bello Matawalle and State House of Assembly members of the All Progressives Congress, he was shot dead by bandits on Tuesday night while on his way to Kano State.