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The Federal High Court Kano has convicted one Maryam Abu Shinga on one-count amended charge of retention of proceeds of crime and ordered her to pay the sum of N110, 000,000 in restitution to victims. The convict was said to have lured her victims into a phony gold mining investment where she represented that the investor stands to earn 300% profit. She claimed that if an investor invests N500, 000, such investor could earn one...

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Twenty-six humanitarian workers rescued from Dikwa, the Borno town that was temporarily taken over by Boko Haram insurgents earlier in the week have been moved to Maiduguri, the state capital. The humanitarian staff working with international agencies including the United Nations were escorted to the Borno State capital, by troops of 7 Division Delta Force, together with 195 and 112 Battalions. The workers, which include 20 males and six females were trapped in their building...

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BAUCHI — Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has called on the federal government to seek external support from neighbouring countries, in order to end insurgencies in Nigeria. Zulum, who is also the Chairman North-East Governors’ Forum, made the call in Bauchi, on Wednesday, at the commencement of the ‘4th North-East Governors’ Forum meeting’. He lamented the high rate of insurgency, especially, in the Northeastern part of the country, and called on the new Service Chiefs...

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By John Campbell ____ On February 27, “bandits” attacked the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State and kidnapped some three hundred girls. Government reaction was predictable: search-and-rescue missions and strong statements. President Muhammadu Buhari said “let bandits, kidnappers, and terrorists not entertain any illusions that they are more powerful than the government.” At the time of the kidnapping, some of the girls avoided capture by hiding. According to media, the victims were forced to march into a forest so dense...

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Zamfara state Gov. Bello Matawalle says repentant bandits in the state-assisted security agencies in the operation that led to the rescue of Jangebe school girls. The governor, who received the girls at about 5 a.m on Tuesday in Gusau, said the 279 girls were returned safely without paying any ransom. “This is the result of our peace effort and putting to shame all those saying there is no security in this country. “We have been...

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AWKA — The Anambra House of Assembly has expressed worry over the increasing rate of crimes in the state and called for urgent measures to address the menace. Mr. Noble Igwe, representing Ogbaru 1 Constituency, while speaking on a matter of urgent public importance, on Tuesday, lamented that the rate of crime had triggered fear among the residents. Igwe said there were recent reports of residents who had been victims of a wide range of...

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Three men who abducted a housewife and her one-year-old son at Yolde Pate in Yola South Local Government Area, Adamawa state have been convicted and sentenced to 150 years imprisonment without an option of fine. The convicts, Layi Musa, Buba Siddiki and Shanu Kori will serve 50 years each behind bars conspiracy. The convicts were earlier arraigned before Justice Nathan Musa led High Court I on 14th January, 2021 on charges bordering conspiracy to commit kidnapping...

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Fifty passengers have again been abducted by armed bandits in Niger State. This is coming less than three weeks after 40 NSTA passengers were kidnapped. They were abducted on Tuesday at Kundu village on Minna Rafi Local Government Council road just few kilometers from Zungeru town. It was reported that bandits blocked the road at Kundu and took away passengers and drivers of three vehicles to the bush in anticipation for ransom. In a related...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Zamfara state as a ‘no-fly-zone’ and banned all mining activities in the state. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguni (Rtd) disclosed this to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. He explained that it was part of the measured to tackle the security challenges in the north-western state. He made the disclosure to State House correspondents after a five-hour National Security Council meeting presided over by the President at...

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Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), has said certain individuals are profiting from the deteriorating security situation in the country. Speaking on Tuesday after the national security council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, Monguno said the government will not tolerate such. He warned anyone stoking violence to desist from the act. “Of course, the president remains concerned about the level of security, which seems to be cascading for the worse. Given the fact...

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