No fewer than 15 persons have been killed while several others were injured after herdsmen invaded Uzughul, Tse Ginde, in Saghev council ward of Guma LGA, early hours of Saturday.
DAILY POST gathered that the attackers numbering over 20 set ablaze many shops and several houses, including that of one Dr. David Tsevende.
Sources in the village hinted our reporter that the attackers wearing military camouflage drove into the village in a white Hilux patrol van.
After gunning down some villagers, the gunmen reportedly carted away assorted food items belonging to traders and farmers in the community.
Gunmen in the northern Nigerian state of Kano killed a policeman and abducted a Germany citizen on Monday as they travelled to a construction site, police said.
The gunmen’s motive was unclear. Kidnapping for ransom is common in parts of Nigeria.
Five gunmen ambushed a vehicle carrying construction workers and opened fire on them along Sabon Titi Madobi road at around 7:45 a.m. (0645 GMT), a police spokesman said. The road is on the outskirts of the state’s capital city, also called Kano.
The vehicle was carrying staff of Dantata & Sawoe Construction Company, a Nigerian firm, to a building site, Kano police said in a statement. A police sergeant, who was part of a protection unit escorting the group, was killed and the German man was abducted, the statement added.
The “manhunt of the abductors is ongoing,” said Kano state police in a statement. The German embassy in Nigeria declined to comment. The company also did not immediately respond to calls and an email requesting comment
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have killed five people and injured three others at Inding Village in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau.
The Public Relations Officer of the Plateau State Command, ASP. Terna Tyopev, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Monday.
Tyopev said the gunmen carried out the killing late on April 8.
“Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked and killed five people, injuring three others at Inding Village in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area.
“The attackers struck the village on Sunday at about 8 p.m.,’’ he said, noting that investigation had commenced to unravel those behind the killing.
Plateau and other states in North Central Nigeria have been repeatedly attacked by herdsmen in recent times, in a bloody onslaught that has left many villages desolate.
The attacks have forced thousands to stay away from their farms, raising fears that Nigeria may face food scarcity challenges in the near future, according to analysts.
Benue, the hot-bed of the attacks is cited as Nigeria’s food basket.
Invasions by the herdsmen have compounded problems in Africa’s most populous nation, which has been contending with savage attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic group for almost a decade.
The terror group has killed thousands of people and displaced millions of others in Nigeria’s northeast since 2009.
However, the Nigerian armed forces have repeatedly assured that the dreaded group has been technically defeated, although the group still packs deadly punches from time to time
A village head and five others were on Thursday killed after suspected bandits attacked Sarari village, near Kuriga town in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State
The incident, which occurred around 2 p.m. left about eight people seriously injured.
One of the injured victims, who identified himself as Henry, was shot on the leg.
He confirmed the death of their village head.
He told newsmen that the heavily armed gunmen stormed the village, going house to house shooting people.
“I don’t know where they came from; we were just sitting down when we started hearing gun shots from all directions.
“They came on motorcycles in large number. They went house to house shooting people. Our village head and five other people were killed. I was shot on the leg while trying to escape,” he told Premium Times.
Henry gave the names of the dead as Sule Sarari, the 60-year-old village head, ‘Lado, Yunusa, Jonah, Tela and one other person.
The victims were rushed to a Primary Health Centre in Oduwa town, few kilometres from where the incident occurred.
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METROGunmen invade Kogi police station, Kill 3, cart away rifflesPublished on April 3, 2018 By John Akinfehinwa
Suspected gunmen numbering about five on Tuesday morning stormed Gegu Beki police station in Kogi Local Government, firing and killing two police men. The officers killed are identified simply as Jacob and Akile, who were on duties.
Also killed in the incident was a detained suspect who was arrested for failing to produce a suspect he bailed.
An eyewitness who spoke to the DAILY POST disclosed that the rifles of the policemen were taken away by the gunmen.
As the time this report was filed, the corpses of those killed have been taken to the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja by men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
The eyewitness disclosed that the incident occurred at about 2:15 am of Tuesday.
Unknown gunmen have killed a herdsman and 15 cows at Rafin-Bauna community of Iregwe in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Plateau State Police Command’s spokesman, Terna Tyopev, disclosed in Jos that the incident happened Monday evening.
The incident came barely 24 hours after two persons were ambushed and killed, by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ariri and Tafi-Gene villages of Jebu-Miango,Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Tyopev said two Iregwe youths were, on Monday, also attacked and injured at about 6p.m., while they were returning from a mining site at Gyero community.
His words: “At about 5:30p.m., we received information that a herdsman was killed and 15 of his cows slaughtered by gunmen suspected to be Iregwe people at Rafin-Bauna village of Bassa Local Government.
“We are yet to ascertain the name and address of the victim.
“Similarly, two Iregwe youths returning from a mining site at Gyero, were attacked by armed men suspected to be herdsmen, and sustained various degree of injuries.”
The spokesman said the two injured youths were receiving treatment at Enos Hospital, Miango.
A pregnant woman identified as Patience Amadi has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Omurelu Community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
It was gathered that the kidnappers broke into the apartment of the victim, with intention to kidnap the husband of the woman, a former Local Government councilor but he escaped through the window.
A source within the community who confirmed the incident said the armed criminals went away with the pregnant woman when they could not abduct the husband.
The source also disclosed that the hoodlums now engaged in breaking into people’s apartment.
In the meantime, no contact has been established between the family and the kidnappers.
The Police at Elele Town Divisional Headquarters said they had just been informed about the development, promising to commence manhunt for the kidnappers.
Popular politician and businessman from Sanga Local Government area of Kaduna State, Mr Moses Banka, was on Wednesday night assassinated by unknown gunmen.
Banka was reportedly killed at Ankwa village of Jema’a Local Government Area in Kaduna State.
The Administrator of Jema’a Local Government Council,Alhaji Yusuf Usman, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that the deceased was assassinated on Wednesday night at his residence in Ankwa village in Godogodo Chiefdom of Jema’a.
Usman said, “The assassins stormed the residence and headed straight to his room and shot at him without hurting anyone before they left.”
“Before his death, he was also an active farmer and owned an irrigation farm at Dogon Daji Reserve close to Godogodo where he farmed hectares of soya beans,’’ the administrator said.
Usman, stated that a formal report had been made to the appropriate authority on the unfortunate incident.
He, however, urged residents to remain calm as efforts were ongoing to fish out the perpetrators.
Three sisters of the impeached chairman of Munya Local Government Council in Niger State, Malam Yahuza Mohammed, have been abducted by unknown gunmen.
The sisters were reportedly kidnapped at 1.30 am on Saturday, at the local council chairman’s residence in Kuchi community.
The chairman, who was served with impeachment notice earlier in the week by the legislative arm of Munya Council was not in the residence when they were attacked.
However, a source close to the family told Daily Trust that the kidnappers placed a call to the chairman demanding N150 million ransom for the release of the girls.
The State Police Spokesman, ASP Mohammed Dan-Inna Abubakar, confirmed the abduction of the three sisters.
He said “We have no knowledge of the demand for ransom but officers and men of the command have since swung into action to rescue the girls and apprehend those behind the kidnapping.”