Nigerian ex-minister Femi Fani Kayode has finally decamped from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress. He has planned to join the party but no one knows the time and season he will make the move. Photo Credit: Channelstv.com But today he has made his intentions to be known to everyone and he was presented to Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
A soldier has been reported killed and four persons abducted by bandits who attacked Milgoma, a community near the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in Zaria, Kaduna State. Source: The Nation Those kidnapped by the gunmen in the Monday night attack weer a woman, her daughter and two sons.
The Nigerian soldiers have killed many bandits fleeing from Zamfara State to Adamawa and recovered ammunition in the process. The incident happened as the Nigerian military intensified its assault on bandits and other criminal organizations in the country that are responsible for death and unrest in the various regions in the country.
Today's headlines: Emir of Zamfara has been abducted, Apple reveals Ist ITB storage in Iphone 13 pro
Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, the Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State has been abducted by unidentified kidnappers. The Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State identified as Alhaji Hassan Attahiru was abducted along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The kidnappers attacked his convoy along the Kaduna-Abuja highway, killing some of his security details before abducting him.
Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, the former Minister of Aviation and a vocal opponent of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, has joined the ruling party. On Thursday, Fani-Kayode was introduced to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja as the party's newest member.
The insecurity challenge in north western Nigeria has been for years. It all started in 2011 as conflicts between farmers and herders before it became worst. Most of it started in Zamfara State.The gangs started from an association called kungiyar gayu which means association of young guys. The purpose of the association was to ensure unity of the Fulani pastoralist and to defend them against social injustice, exploitation and extortion from different agencies.
Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters In a publication that was published by Sahara Reporters yesterday, it was made known that bandits who are fleeing Zamfara State, are already coming down to the southern region of the country, as they plan to start carrying out their attacks in Ondo State.
According to a Daily Trust report, a popular Emir in the North, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, the Emir of Bugundu in Zamfara State, has been abducted along Abuja- Kaduna highway on Tuesday afternoon near Dutse village, which is a few kilometers from Olam farms along the Abuja-Kaduna lane of the highway.
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode, has praised Ali Isa Pantami, Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, for "giving terrorists a hard time." Fani-Kayode, a critic turned buddy of the communication minister, praised President Muhammadu Buhari in an essay he penned.
The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of the Emir of Bungudu, Zamfara state, Alhaji Hassan Atto, and an unspecified number of customers, along Kaduna Abuja highway, the command's Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohmed Jalige, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Tuesday, in Kaduna State.
Outspoken socio-political activist, Deji Adeyanju, recently berated the Buhari-led administration for what he perceives as the poor handling of the bandit crisis in the northern part of Nigeria. More specifically, he accused the president of going easy on the criminals, saying that he shows more interest in suppressing secessionists than fighting banditry.
First class monarch of Zamfara state, the Emir of Bungundu, His Royal Highness, Hassan Attahiru, has been abducted by armed bandits, who intercepted his convoy. The paramount ruler of the Bungundu emirate, in Zamfara State, was kidnapped along Abuja-Kaduna expressway, on Tuesday, September 14.
Senator Shehu Sani has condemned the recent abduction of Hassan Attahiru, the Emir of Bungudu, Zamfara state along Kaduna-Abuja highway. He stated this recently on his social media page. According to him, the abduction is a tragedy. Shehu Sani stated that the people who always attack them for simply highlighting the danger of the road live in denial.
Mr. Muhammad Dingyadi, the Minister of Police Affairs, has said that the Federal Government has taken the responsibility to reintegrate repented bandits and terrorists honourably and peacefully back into the wider society despite the backdrop of concerns expressed by Nigerians, that treating criminal elements with kid gloves is encouraging the widespread of banditry and kidnapping across the country.
Governor Bello Muhammed Matawalle of Zamfara State was seen on Tuesday, showing appreciation to the gallant Nigerian Troops as the ongoing military onslaught against armed bandits in Zamfara State has recorded great successes. It is worthy to note that this singular gesture from the number one citizen of the state will boost the fighting spirit and the morale of these troops battling insecurity in the northwestern state.
Some armed men, suspected to be bandits have reportedly kidnapped the emir of Bungudu, Hassan Attahiru. Hassan Attahiru is a monarch in Zamfara State. He has been the emir of Bungudu for many years. According to reports gathered by Igbere TV the incidence was said to have occurred along Abuja Kaduna highway, on Tuesday evening.
The elated Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle, visited the Nigerian troops who are at the forefront of battling the unrepentant bandits. The happy governor was seen celebrating with the troops, a kind of morale booster for the troops and appreciation for a job well done. The soldiers were happy too, they were seen making it out with the Governor, they held arms and even took pictures with the Governor.
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.
Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi has revealed reasons why Federal Government must open its amnesty window for those who want to embrace peace among the bandits. He said it is the responsibility of the government to integrate the repentant ones into the wider society. This is contained in a report published by the Punch on Tuesday.
Abduction of Emir of Bungudu: "There is No Serious Security Cover on Kaduna-Abj Highway" -Shehu Sani
Following the news of abduction of the Emir of Bungudu, Zamfara state Hassan Attahiru along the porous Abuja-Kaduna highway earlier today, former senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Senator Shehu Sani has reacted saying, there is no security cover on the notorious road. The human rights acticisttookto his twitter page as he berates the presence of security operatives along Abuja-Kaduna highway which has become notorious for bandits and terrorists operational ground for years now.