Chinese man, Marra Thai, Nasarawa official, policemen arrested over theft of rail tracks, sleepers

Chinese man , Marra Thai, (middle)and other suspects arrested for theft of rail tracks and rail sleepers By Abankula, with agency reports A Chinese national, Marra Thai and an aide of Gov. Abdullahi Sule were among the 15 people arrested for theft of rail tracks and rail sleepers in Nasarawa state. Governor Sule’s aide was […]

26 Kidnapped FRSC operatives regain freedom

By Mohammed Baba Busu Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Tuesday said that the remaining operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) allegedly kidnapped by suspected bandits had been freed. Sule said this when he received the Market Enterprise Development Advisor, Fatima Buhari, in Lafia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that […]

Troops kill several bandits, arrest criminal elements in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba

John Enenche, Director Defence Information By Sumaila Ogbaje The Defence Headquarters says the troops of ”Operation Whirl Stroke” has recorded another success in the fight against terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the North Central region of the country. DHQ disclosed this a statement issued by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen.  John Enenche, […]

Nasarawa Assembly losses member

By Awayi Kuje Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, a  member representing Nasarawa Central constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly,  is dead. Alhaji Mohammed Okpoku, representing  Udege/Loko constituency, announced the death of the lawmaker to newsmen on Friday in Nasarawa, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the State. Okpoku said that Suleiman died in the late hours […]

Tears flow as Nasarawa holds mass burial for 16 killed by herdsmen

Linus Oota, Lafia   Tears and anger rolled uncontrollably as victims of the recent Nasarawa killings were laid to rest in Kochum-Numa village in AKwanga council of Nasarawa State. A total of 16 out of the 17 victims of the attack were committed to mother earth after the performance of Christian rites. One of the […]

New Islamist sect, Hakika emerges in Nasarawa

By David Odama LAFIA-THERE is fear is Nasarawa State, following the emergence of a new sect known as Hakika, operating in Total Local Government Area of the state. The group, with members claiming to be Islamist saints, is currently occupying a large expanse of the forest in the area. At a meeting in Lafia, Alhaji […]

11 Nasarawa herdsmen reportedly murdered in Benue

11 Nasarawa herdsmen reportedly murdered in Benue — 8th April 2018 Linus Oota, Lafia About 11 Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa State were on Saturday murdered in their cold blood in Yelwater, a border town in Benue State by men suspected to be Tiv militias. Our correspondent gathered that the herdsmen hail from Kendeh village, Awe […]

Police arrest Nasarawa monarch for robbery

UMAR MUHAMMED A 50-year-old district head of Dagachi Bukan-Sidi, Lafia, Mohammed Agabi, has been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police Command for his alleged involvement in a robbery activity in the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawal Shehu, speaking during a parade of the suspect in Lafia, said the district head was arrested […]

55 Corps members released after being held hostage for 24 hours in Nasarawa

By Abel Daniel LAFIA – Not less than 55 Corps members and staff of INEC deployed to serve as presiding officers were held hostage for 24 hours in Assakio, Ashige and Adogi in Lafia local government area on Saturday. The corps members who were rescued by security men and brought to the INEC Headquarter in […]

Lokoja-Abuja road blocked as Abuja residents leave in droves (once again, is it war or elections?)

The Lokoja-Abuja Expressway was on Friday at a standstill for many hours as voters make their way from the Federal Capital Territory to various parts of the country for the March 28 poll. The Lokoja end of the road, our correspondent observed, was blocked for more than 10 hours with men of the Federal Road […]

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