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Anyigba Community Excited, Heaves A Sigh Of Relief As Former Service Chief Orders Crackdown On Political Thugs

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Anyigba Community Excites,Heave A Sigh Of Relief As Former Service Chief Orders Crackdown On Political Thugs

Clusters of people from ancient Anyigba community and its environs in Dekina local government area, has expressed gratitude to the marching order against the prevalent political thuggery activities and killings in the town,saying they can now sleep with their two eyes closed

This order handed down by former chief of Naval staff and strong contender in APC governorship,Admiral Jibrin Usman Oyibe, followed series of attacks by thuggery activities supported by the current administration to frustrate the electoral chances of opposition party’s

Well meaning individuals within the location of Anyigba community but preferred anonymity for security reasons, cut across Ogane-Aji,Ate-Iji,Ajetachi,Sabongeri,Odo-eto,Obeya 1and 2,Ijebu Ode area,Abuja area,Anokwu,all expressed gratitude to the former service chief for choosen to prevent the ongoing indiscriminate political killings in the area

The people expressed worry that not minding the security threat in the area,attacks and harrassement from government sponsored thugs,politicians with little faith still summon the guts to carry out campaigns to demand for the support of the denied electorates and other inhabitants of the area

Prominent opposition elements not in support of the present administration in the area, have been sent on exile for threat of been killed by the well armed thuggery gang that used the town as operational base of their dastardly acts, to reach out to other neighbouring communities and the entire Kogi east

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Having denied the opposition elements from electioneering campaigns and voting during last elections,over 20 people were killed to scare away the electorates before,during and after the election,that pronounced victory for only the ruling party, APC in the state

Many notable indigenes from the area boycotted the last election and refused to come home, owing to constant harrassement and insecurity as a result of the activities of the state sponsored hoodlums

The worst is now happening build up to the next governorship election, as the former Naval chief and other contestants within APC, particularly the aspirants including the former service chief was attacked in Anyigba and concluded plans to continue in that trend, by the agents of the state government

Aside the threat of thuggery activities at the home front,prominent members of APC and other opposition elements of PDP and others were been trailed to their locations with threats of extermination to preclude them from vying for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state

Kogi COS to the governor, Edward Onoja was fingered,arrested,quizzed and released by the security agents, despite his public denial of not been involved in such arrests after some days the story trend and went viral

Intra and inter party thugs including the leader of notorious kogi government sponsored gang,Sumaila Yakubu Agba was killed in Anyigba after the donation of Venza and other exotic cars,that resulted in reprisal of other notable ones within Anyigba and its environs

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Just yestarday, unabated killings went on in Kogi east and Anyigba, without recourse from the government,except campaign of calumny to run down percieved opponents within and outside the ruling party

Kogi east has produced three former service chiefs and some prominent security agents, now retired,but their impact not felt in the last election,not untill the handing down of the latest order by the immediate former Naval top man

The University community known for its behive of activities, has expressed satisfaction with the latest instructions aimed at protecting the lives and properties of innocent citizens, particularly as the state approach the November governorship election

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Terror bandits slaughter 11 villagers to revenge informant’s death

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On the 8 of May 2021, terror bandits on a reprisal attack reportedly killed 11 villagers and injured others when they attacked Tsatskiya community in Safana local government area of Katsina State.

According to Dailypost, the attack by the terror bandits was to avenge the death of one of their informant from Hakon Kartakawa village who was killed by an angry mob last week.

Scores of villagers from Tsatskiya and other neighbouring villages in Safana LGA were reported to have escaped to Dutsima town to seek refuge following the attack.

The suspected bandits reportedly stormed the community around 12noon on Saturday, shooting sporadically into the air and eventually killing 11 persons.

Another source told DAILY POST that it has become a risky venture to expose informants of the notorious bandits for fear of reprisal attack.

“Anytime an informant is either exposed, arrested or killed the bandits always try to rescue them or avenge them by killing more people.”

However, while confirming the attack, the spokesman Katsina Police, Gambo Isa, reportedly said only three people were killed in the reprisal attack

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Top bandits’ commanders, 48 members killed; main leader escaped: Army

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The Nigerian Army says the troops of 8 Division operating in Zamfara and adjoining states have killed many bandits’ commanders and more than 48 members of their gangs in the North-West.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Mr Yerima said the troops had earlier launched ‘Operation Tsare Mutane’ following the directives of the Chief of Army Staf, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.

He added that the army chief had directed the troops to stabilise the security situation in the zone to facilitate the return of socio-economic activities.

According to him, the General Officer Commanding the division, Maj.

-Gen. Usman Yusuf, launched the first phase of the operation that lasted from March 23 to April 2 in the Maradun local government area of Zamfara.

“The troops successfully cleared many bandits’ camps in Jaya, Kadaya, and Bayan Ruwa amongst several others.

“The troops successfully neutralised 48 bandits while the bandits’ leader in the area known as Jummo sustained a gunshot wound to his leg.

“The troops rescued 18 kidnap victims from the bandits’ enclave and recovered eight AK-47 rifles, one G3 rifle, one PKT, and a machine gun from the bandits,” he said.

Mr Yerima also disclosed that the troops sacked several other bandits’ camps around Gabiya, Bozaya, and Mereri and the adjoining forests in Maru local government area during the second phase of the operation.

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According to him, the second phase took place from April 19 to May 3, adding that the areas heavily occupied by bandits were successfully cleared by the troops.

He explained that top bandits’ leaders, including Yellow Mai-Bille, Sani Meli, Dan-Katsina, and Sama’ila Bakajin Bari, were killed while the main leader, Nasanda, narrowly escaped with “fatal injuries.”

The army revealed that one Isan Heshi, a close ally of a notorious bandit called Nagala, was also killed during the operation.

According to him, items recovered in the attack include 4,600 rounds of ammunition, two AK-103 rifles, eight AK-47 magazines, 1,628 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, 54 rounds of PKM, one motorcycle, and five Techno mobile phones.

“The COAS has congratulated the GOC and troops of 8 Division for the gains made so far and urged them to sustain their offensive operations until Zamfara, and neighbouring states are stabilised.

“He further assured the GOC of his continuous support in achieving the overall objective of keeping the North West and the entire country free of terrorism, banditry, and other violent crimes,” the army statement noted.

(NAN)

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Breaking: Bandits abduct 40 Muslim worshippers observing Tahajjud in Katsina

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No fewer than 40 Muslim worshippers were abducted by armed bandits while observing Tahajjud, a kind of midnight prayer observed during the Holy Month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Jibiya town of Katsina State, OBSERVERS TIMES report.

Residents of the town confirmed that dozens of gunmen struck at the mosque around 2am on Monday and took away the worshippers.

 

The sources said the kidnappers initially picked 47 congregants, including women and children, but seven later returned.

So far we established 40 people missing after the attack,” said a resident who preferred not to be named.

Another resident who volunteered statement to DailyNigerian , Lawal Jibiya, said neighboring villagers alerted them about the impending attack, after sighting the movements of the bandits heading towards the town.

He said hundreds of youth and local vigilante group in the town were on alert and ready to confront the bandits, but the assailants changed their route and entered the town from the western entry point.

“We were expecting them from the eastern entry point through Daddara, Kukar Babangida or Magama but this time they proceeded beyond the town and camped at Jibawa.

From Jibawa they then went round to the western entry point near Yunusa Dantauri Hospital and attacked a mosque on the outskirt of the town,” the witness said.

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According to him, the bandits did not fire a single shot until they finished the operation.

Jibiya, a Nigeria-Niger border town, is one of the major targets of kidnapping and banditry activities.

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