Crime

Bandits have abducted no fewer than 26 persons in Niger State communities. The incident occured in Mashegu and Shiroro Local Government Areas of the state on Sunday and Monday.According to local sources, the bandits stormed a village called Adogo Malam and abducted six people. Similarly, another set of bandits also invaded Tunga Kawo community, three kilometres from Mashegu on Monday and 20 persons were confirmed to have been abducted during the invasion while several cows were rustled. The bandits were yet to enter into negotiation with families of those abducted, though their whereabouts are also unknown at press time. The…
In a tragic incident on Thursday, at least four soldiers were killed and one seriously injured when gunmen attacked a military checkpoint in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State in Nigeria's South-east region. The attack occurred around 8:00 a.m. at Obikabia Junction, with the assailants numbering about 15. The gunmen were reportedly enforcing a sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark Biafra Day, an annual observance in the region. A witness, identified only as Marvelous, recounted the scene: "Four of the soldiers were killed. The other soldier sustained serious gunshot injury. I am not…
The Federal Government has withdrawn the three-count terrorism charge against Bello Bodejo, the President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore. Bodejo was arrested at the Miyetti Allah office in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State after unveiling a vigilante group. The government had accused Bodejo of establishing an ethnic militia in Nasarawa State and being involved in activities detrimental to national security and public safety. The charges included providing material support, assistance, and transportation for acts of terrorism, as specified under Sections 29, 2(3)(g)(xii), 12(a), and 13(2)(b) of the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022. Bodejo had been in the…
On Monday morning, armed Okada riders attacked the Ipaja Police Station in Lagos State, resulting in a gun battle with the police officers on duty. The confrontation caused panic among local residents and prompted the reinforcement of police personnel. Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, confirmed the incident and stated that the situation had been brought under control. "Officers of Ipaja Police Division have successfully repelled an early morning attack on their division by motorcycle operators. The attack came after police officers commenced the day’s enforcement of the existing ban on motorcycles in Lagos State," Hundeyin…
Hundreds of people have fled their villages in a rural community in Niger State after weekend attacks by armed groups left 10 dead and at least 160 missing, a local government chairman and two residents said on Monday. A year after President Bola Tinubu came to power promising to end widespread insecurity, kidnappings in the northwest by armed gangs demanding ransoms have become almost routine, with authorities seemingly powerless to stop them. Gunmen on motorbikes first attacked Kuchi community in Niger state's Munya local government area on Friday evening, killing five residents and five hunters who tried to fight back,…
At least 40 people were killed and many others wounded in an attack by gunmen on Zurak village in Nigeria's north-central Plateau state, where clashes between herders and farmers are rife, the police and residents said on Tuesday. Plateau police spokesperson Alfred Alabo said armed men, often referred to locally as bandits, fleeing an "aggressive onslaught" by security agents in Bangalala forest of Wase local government area of the state attacked Zurak and Dakai villages late on Monday. While seven of the assailants were neutralised by security agents, fleeing gang members killed nine people and burnt down six houses, Alabo…
Residents of Dawaki, near Kubwa in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have been abducted in a recent bandit raid. According to sources, 20 individuals were kidnapped during the incident, which has caused significant tension in the area. The attackers reportedly targeted homes on Frank Opara Street before security forces could respond to distress calls. Tunde Abdulrahim, Chairman of Dawaki Rock Heaven Community, reported that the attack occurred around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. He stated that approximately 50 heavily armed bandits, including both men and women, invaded the community and broke into six houses. FCT police spokesperson Josephine Adeh said Commissioner…
Bello Hassan, a member of the House of Representatives representing Zurmi/Shinkafi Federal Constituency, reported on Tuesday that bandits have attacked at least 50 communities in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. In an interview in Abuja, Hassan stated that the relentless attacks have forced residents to abandon their homes. Hassan recounted a recent attack on the Gidan Shaho community last Monday, where bandits invaded in large numbers. “Not less than 50 villages have been attacked, displacing the residents. Whenever the military attacks the gunmen, they retaliate by attacking the villagers. It is a dire situation that requires urgent…
In a series of Friday night raids on three villages in northwest Nigeria, gunmen kidnapped more than 100 individuals, according to reports from a district head and residents on Saturday. The incident marks yet another abduction in a region plagued by pervasive insecurity. Kidnapping has become rampant in Nigeria's northwest, with armed groups targeting villages, highways, and schools, often demanding ransom payments from victims' families. Bala, the head of a district in Zamfara's Birnin-Magaji local government area, disclosed that 38 men and 67 women and children were missing following the attacks on the villages of Gora, Madomawa, and Jambuzu. However,…
Saturday, 11 May 2024 04:47

Bandits slaughter 30 farmers in Zamfara

Tragedy struck two farming communities in Zamfara State as bandits mercilessly took the lives of at least 30 farmers in separate attacks. While details are yet to be fully disclosed, the police spokesperson in Zamfara, Yazid Abu Abubakar, confirmed the grim events in two local government areas of the state. According to sources, the assaults occurred on Thursday, ravaging Maradun and Tsafe local government areas. In Maradun, the renowned Islamic cleric Makwashi Maradun Mai Jan Baki and another individual were among the victims, with two of the cleric’s children still missing following the attack. The brutality extended to Gidangoga village,…
Page 2 of 111
July 12, 2024

FG brokers oil supply deal between crude producers and refineries

Nigeria's oil regulator has struck a deal with producers to allow sales of crude to…
July 12, 2024

Kenya protesters win another round, forces president to fire entire cabinet

Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday fired his entire cabinet apart from the foreign minister,…
July 11, 2024

How to ask better questions to solve any problem

It’s easy to take something for granted when it’s a daily (if not hourly) part…
July 06, 2024

Man sneezes gut out at restaurant

A very unfortunate Florida man was having breakfast in a diner when a sneeze caused…
July 12, 2024

Public officials received N721bn in bribes in 2023 – NBS

A new report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that Nigerian public…
July 12, 2024

Here’s the latest as Israel-Hamas war enters Day 280

Israel bombards Gaza City in one of the fiercest weeks of war, killing 26 Israel…
June 19, 2024

Chips maker Nvidia rises to world’s most valuable company

Nvidia has become the world’s most valuable company following a staggering rally in its shares,…
June 18, 2024

Amusan secures fourth straight national title in 100m hurdles

Tobi Amusan has claimed her fourth consecutive national title in the women’s 100 metres hurdles…

NEWSSCROLL TEAM: 'Sina Kawonise: Publisher/Editor-in-Chief; Prof Wale Are Olaitan: Editorial Consultant; Femi Kawonise: Head, Production & Administration; Afolabi Ajibola: IT Manager;
Contact Us: [email protected] Tel/WhatsApp: +234 811 395 4049

Copyright © 2015 - 2024 NewsScroll. All rights reserved.