Military begins bombardment of bandits’ hideouts in North-West, North-Central, North-East

There were strong indications on Tuesday that the military had begun the bombardment of bandits’ hideouts in the North-West, North-Central and some parts of the North-East. Top security officials, who confided in our correspondents, said the bombardment, which started in Katsina and Benue states would soon be extended to other states in the zones. Recall that the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC in March, said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had ordered crackdown on bandits terrorising farmers across the country. Also, during

Northeast: Boko Haram, ISWAP Turn Guns Against Each Other, Many Killed

Intense gunfire between two rival jihadist groups in northeast Nigeria has left several fighters dead, two sources with close knowledge of the incident told AFP on Monday. Fighters in pickup trucks from a Boko Haram faction loyal to Abubakar Shekau stormed a camp belonging to rival IS-aligned Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), resulting in a fierce gunbattle that caused several fatalities, the sources said. The Boko Haram jihadists attacked the camp in Sunnawa village in Abadam district near the border with Niger to reclaim their women seized by ISWAP fighters in an earlier raid on their camp across the

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House Speakership: North-East APC Dumps Gbajabiamila, Aligns With South-East

The All Progressives Congress APC in the Northeast has thrown its weight behind agitations by the Southeast to get the national leadership of the party to zone the Office of Speaker, House of Representatives to its side. Vanguard reports that the Northeast Forum of APC State Publicity Secretaries specifically adopted the candidacy of Hon. Nkeiruka C. Onyejeocha as Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives at a news conference yesterday in Abuja, “As we all know, Nigeria has always stood on a political tripod, anchored on by the three founding political regions, namely, the West, East and the North, which

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