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Sallah eve: ‘Gunmen abduct travellers on Abuja-Kaduna Highway’

Some motorists, who plied the Abuja-Kaduna Highway on Thursday, said they saw empty vehicles left by roadside with their doors wide opened, an indication that the occupants were abducted. It was reported by some online news platforms that some unspecified number of travellers were abducted on their way to Kaduna near Katari village around 9:am […]

China shuts Houston consulate

The Chinese consulate in the Texas city of Houston was closed down on Friday, a U.S. State Department official confirmed, as Beijing complied with an order from the Trump administration. Local media in Houston reported that U.S. officials entered the premises shortly after a deadline to shut down imposed by Washington, which accused Beijing’s diplomats […]

Benue Assembly shuts down as Speaker, member test positive for COVID-19

The Benue State House of Assembly has shut down its activities following a series of routine COVID-19 tests conducted on members which returned positive results for the Speaker, Titus Uba and one of his colleague, Tertsea Gbiseh. Chairman of the House Committee on Information and Orientation, Tertsea Gbiseh, who made the disclosure on Monday in […]

Three killed, APC chairman abducted in Katsina

Three people were killed while the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of Matazu Local Government Area, Yusha’u Dissi, was abducted when armed bandits attacked Dissi and several other villages at the weekend. The chairman, Daily Trust learnt, was abducted at night alongside a woman whose identity is yet to be known. Insecurity: Buratai […]

Militants kill inspector at Bakassi checkpoint

Hoodlums, thought to be remnants of the Bakassi militants. on Wednesday, attacked a checkpoint in Bakassi Local Government Council, overpowered and killed a police inspector whose name was not immediately known. They also maimed other policemen and escaped with two rifles. Kidnappers kill man over non-payment of ransom Air force fighter jets kill scores of […]

Delta community cries out over incessant kidnappings

Ohoror community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State has called on security operatives to come to its aid over cases of incessant kidnappings in the community. The call came on the heels of the abduction of the community youth leader, Mr. Alex Egedegbe Orukevwe, on Tuesday night along Ughelli-Patani road. Kidnapping: Traders, […]

Bandits kill 3, kidnap one in Katsina villages

Three persons were reportedly killed in attacks on some villages of Dandume Local Government Area of Katsina State on Monday. Daily Trust gathered that the bandits attacked Maikwama village where they killed three persons before rustling undisclosed number of cattle. They also stole food items. This was coming a day after they attacked a neighbouring […]

6 kids die fleeing attack as bandits kill bizman

Six children, who were being scurried out by their mothers to escape from bandits’ gunfire, drowned in a dam during heavy rainfall in Kasai village, Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State late Friday, our correspondent gathered on Saturday. People suspected to be bandits had attacked the residence of a businessman, Alhaji Yunusa Rugabza, killing […]

Suspected herders killed 60 in Benue in 3months -Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Tuesday alleged that suspected herders have killed more than 60 people in rural parts of the state between April and June this year alone. Ortom made the disclosure in a remark at the inauguration of the newly reconstructed Zaki-Biam Yam Market and the 200,000 capacity Yam Storage Facility built […]

After Killing 69, terrorists return to Borno village, set houses on fire

Armed men suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists, on Wednesday morning, returned to Foduma Kolomaiya – a remote village in the northern part of Borno State – less than 24 hours after killing no fewer than 69 people in same village, sources said. The insurgents had reportedly killed 69 persons in the community, 11 kilometres […]

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