Gunmen Attack Niger Communities, Kill One Police Officer, Shoot Military Men

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Gunmen have attacked Galkogo and Zumba villages in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, reportedly killing one mobile police officer, shooting three military men and several other persons.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the attacks to Channels Television in a telephone conversation on Sunday.

According to him, the armed men attacked the communities riding on more than 50 motorcycles in an operation that lasted for over two hours.

According to locals, apart from the security officials who were attacked, a little girl was shot on her stomach and another man was shot on the thigh, while some members of the communities have been abducted.

The senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Sani Musa, who forwarded some video clips to Channels Television, said he was disturbed by the security situation in his constituency, particularly in Shiroro, Munya, Rafi and Paikoro local government areas where bandits have continued to unleash mayhem on the locals.

According to him, members of the affected communities have since fled their homes and are currently taking shelter in the bush.

He, however, noted that those who sustained injuries in the attacks are being attended to at the IBB Specialist Hospital in Minna, while also stating that the state Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman has now deployed special squads to the area.

Two Killed, Four Injured As Gunmen Attack Kano Village


Two people have been killed while a few others were said to have been injured as gunmen attacked Agalawa Village of Bagwai Local Government in Kano State.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed the incident to Channels Television, operatives of Operation Puff Adder are around the area to track and apprehend the gunmen.

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Meanwhile, the commissioner of police in the state, CP Habu Sani, said the gunmen are armed robbers who stormed a shop where recharge cards are sold.

He added that four people were injured and are receiving treatment

Some residents, who spoke to Channels Television, said the gunmen attacked a local shopping centre and started shooting sporadically.

Gunmen Murder Two Policemen At Checkpoint

Chief Imam’s Son, Two Others Kidnapped In Ogun Community


Two policemen have been shot dead at a checkpoint along Irele-Ajagba road in Irele local government area of Ondo State.

Channels Television gathered that the incident happened on Monday while the officers were on duty post at the checkpoint.

The attack was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Ondo State command, Femi Joseph, who says one other officer was injured in the incident.

The injured policemen have been taken to a hospital for treatment.

According to the police spokesperson, it is not clear who the assailants were, but investigations will reveal their identities.

He added that a manhunt has been launched for the perpetrators to ensure that they face the wrath of the law.

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“It is very sad and unfortunate for the command, losing our men just like that. An investigation has commenced, we will do everything to get the bandits arrested and face the wrath of the law,” Joseph said.

Gunmen Kill Aso Rock Assistant Director


Gunmen have killed an Assistant Director attached to the State House in Abuja, Laetitia Dagan.

The 47-year-old Dagan was killed in her apartment in Galadimawa, Abuja, on Monday evening shortly after she returned from work.

Reacting to the incident, State House Permanent Secretary, Jalal Arabi, said it was “a painful loss, not only to her immediate family but also the entire State House.”

“She was a dedicated, hard-working officer, and we all feel pained by her dastardly and untimely death,” Arabi told her family members during a condolence visit.

“We all share in your grief and pains, but be consoled by the fact that she lived a good life and contributed her best to the services of her nation”.

Speaking further, he asked the police authorities to ensure that the perpetuators are not allowed to go free.

Suspected Bandits Kill Seven, Injure 14 In Kaduna Village

A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria's North-Central region.
A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria’s North-Central region.



Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed at least seven people and injured 14 others during an attack on Maru village of Kaduna State.

The incident occurred on Wednesday night in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA), about one year after bandits attacked and killed several people in Ungwar Barde and Iri communities in Kajuru LGA.

Ungwar Barde and Iri communities were attacked on February 10 and 11, 2019 respectively.

The police authorities have yet to confirm the recent attack on Maru village.

But the Chairman of Kajuru LGA, Cafra Caino, told Channels Television on that the gunmen stormed the village market square at about 7pm with a Golf Volkswagen car.

He explained that the opened fire on the traders and buyers at the market and in the process, shot six men and a woman to death while 14 others sustained injuries from gunshots.

The sound of the gunshots, according to the chairman, prompted the traders to abandon their wares and scampered for safety.

He added that a team of soldiers and mobile policemen have been deployed to the community to forestall any further attack.

Caino noted that the bodies of the slain victims have been deposited at the mortuary while the injured ones have been taken to the hospital for treatment.

Armed Robbers Invade Ondo Bank, Kill Four Persons

Chief Imam’s Son, Two Others Kidnapped In Ogun Community


Some armed robbers have invaded an old generation bank in Ile-Oluji town in Ondo State.

The robbery was carried out on Thursday afternoon in Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government Area of the state.

During the attack, at least four people were feared killed by the armed men.

Authorities at the Ondo State Police Command have confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

But the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Femi Joseph, could not give details of the attack.

He noted that the command had already deployed policemen to the scene while an investigation into the incident was ongoing.

The identities of those killed by the robbers have yet to be ascertained.

An eyewitness told Channels Television that the robbers gained entry into the bank using dynamites.

It was also gathered that some local hunters were also the trial of the robbers.

Gunmen Kill Three In Fresh Kaduna Village Attack

A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria's North-Central region.
A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria’s North-Central region.



At least three people have been killed following an attack by gunmen on Zangon Attakar chiefdom in Kaduna State.

The attack was said to have been carried out in the early hours of Wednesday in Kaura Local Government Area of the state.

However, the police authorities have yet to confirm the incident.

But a leader of the Fulani community in the area told Channels Television that two of his kinsmen and a trader were killed in the attack.

According to him, his kinsmen from Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State and the local trader from Zangan Atakkar were doing timber business before the incident.

The Fulani man said the victims were conveying goods into a vehicle when the gunmen opened fire and killed two of the traders on the spot.

He noted that the third person sustained injuries and later died in the hospital.

Suspected Bandits Kidnap Two Persons In Taraba

Map of Taraba
Taraba is a state in Nigeria’s North-East region.



Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted two persons in the Gulum area, behind the Jolly Nyame Stadium in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.

The duo, identified as Ira Rimamdeyati and Solomon Christopher, were abducted in their separate homes in the early hours of Monday and whisked towards a nearby mountain.

The family members of the victims confirmed this to Channels Television in an interview.

They said the kidnappers came in their number through their fences and opened their gates for other members to gain access to the houses.

The victims’ relatives added that the suspects fired several shots into thin air before picking their victims without interruption from any security operatives.

They said they noticed strange movements during the daytime in their area but failed to report to any police station.

According to them, both men received phone calls from unknown persons on Sunday night asking them if they were at home or not.

However, the kidnappers have yet to contact the family members to make demands.

As at the time of filing in this report, some police officers were seen at the scene of the incident to get first-hand information while journalists were barred from taking shots at the scene.

Some residents of Gulum told Channels Television that the area has no police outpost or neighbourhood watch to battle criminal elements.

How Popular Trado-Medical Practitioner, Oko Oloyun, Was Shot Dead

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Popular traditional medical practitioner, Fatai Yusuf, aka Oko Oloyun, was on Thursday shot dead by gunmen on the Eruwa-Igboora Road in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, Shina Olukolu in a statement on Friday confirmed that Yusuf was attacked around Akeroro Area on the Abeokuta/Igbo-ora/Iseyin road when he was traveling in a two-car convoy.

The Police boss added that the gunmen attacked the vehicles conveying Yusuf by firing shots from the thick forest where they were hiding.

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“The two-man armed escorts of policemen protecting the deceased engaged the assailants, but they managed to escape into the forest after a single shot had hit Yusuf who died later of his bullet injuries,” the statement read in part.

The police added that there is a twist to the story, following the destruction of some financial records at the Lagos office of the traditional medicine expert.

“However, an interesting twist to the story was that the deceased probably had earlier detected an alleged bookkeeping records fraud in his Lagos office which subsequently allegedly led to the burning/destruction of some financial/bookkeeping records.

“In addition to other possible motives, a plausible nexus is, therefore, being suspected between the fire incident and the attack on the deceased.”

Some of the staff and his two police escorts are currently being questioned by detectives from the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, (SCID) Iyaganku, Ibadan.

Oko Oloyun is the manufacturer of Yoyo Bitters and Fijk Flusher. Both herbal products are popular in the southwest region of the country.

Two Killed As Gunmen Launch Fresh Attack In Kaduna

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No fewer than two people were killed and others sustained various degrees of injuries in a  fresh attack on Friday night by gunmen in  Gora Dan village of  Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of  Kaduna State.

Eyewitnesses said the gunmen invaded the village market and opened fire on the residents who were still transacting their businesses for the day.

Although the Kaduna state police command is yet to confirm the incident, the local government chairman, Elias Manza told Channels Television that the gunmen invaded the village market square from the bush, shooting sporadically and in the process, shot two people to death and also wounded several others.

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He explained that no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but disclosed that an emergency security meeting was held on Saturday with all the relevant stakeholders in order to unravel the perpetrators of the attack and also forestall any form of reprisal.

The fresh attack comes almost a year relative peace returned to communities in the southern part of Kaduna state that were engulfed with incessant conflicts between herders and farmers.

Gunmen Kidnap Wife Of Lawmaker In Jigawa

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The wife of a lawmaker representing Miga constituency, Mr Haruna Aliyu has been kidnapped by gunmen at their residence in Jigawa state.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abdu Jinjiri who confirmed this to channels television the incident occurred around 4 am on Saturday, “some gunmen numbering about five came to the residence of the assembly member and forcefully took away his wife Zahra’u Aliyu to an unknown destination.”

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He added that the police gave the suspects a hot chase and is hoping to make some arrest soon.

The relative peace enjoyed in the state was recently breached with the rising cases of kidnapping of relatives of government officials.

In 2019, the mother of the Special Adviser to the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya was kidnapped in her village and released after the family paid the sum of about N20 million to secure her release.

When contacted the state commissioner for Information Col. Mohammed Alhassan also confirmed the ‎kidnap but assured that there is a strategy being worked out to ensure she is released safely back to her family.

Gunmen Kidnap Four Catholic Seminarians In Kaduna


Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted four seminarians of Good Shepard Catholic Major Seminary at Kakau village along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.

Confirming the incident to Channels Television in an interview, the spokesman of Kaduna state police command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, says the gunmen invaded the school through a porous point and started shooting sporadically and thereafter abducted four students from their hostels.

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He explains that the timely response of police personnel to the school prevented the gunmen from taking away more students, adding that the police have launched a manhunt of the kidnappers with the view to arresting them and rescuing the victims.