Gunmen wearing school uniform storm secondary school in Niger, kill student, abduct many other students, teachers

Armed men have attacked Government Science College Kagara in Rafi Local government area of Niger State, Channels Television reported on Wednesday. At least one student was feared killed and several other students abducted. Some teachers and their family members residing within the college staff quarters were also said to have been abducted by the gunmen. […]

APC membership revalidation not meant to witch-hunt anybody – Governor Bello

 From John Adams, Minna Niger state Governor and National Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) membership registration and revalidation exercise, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has assured party members that the ongoing party revalidation and registration exercise is not meant to favour or work against any member of the party. The governor also said that the exercise […]

25 killed, 30 injured in Niger communities for declining negotiations with bandits

BARELY 24 hours after negotiations between armed bandits and some communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, no fewer than 25 members of neighbouring communities have been killed by armed bandits. Those killed on Monday afternoon bloody attacks were mostly men, while 30 others were seriously injured. The bandits also went away with […]

Bandits Kill 7 Vigilantes, Burn 50 Motorcycles in Niger

By Laleye Dipo Not less than seven men of the local vigilant group in Mashegu local government area of Niger state have been killed by bandits. Several others have also been injured and hospitalised. The bandits also burnt 50 motorcycles belonging to the vigilantes It was learnt that the incident occured few days after bandits […]

Nigeria worse than it was 6 years ago – Niger APC chieftain

From John Adams, Minna As Bishop Matthew Kukah’s Christmas message continues to generate reactions among Nigerians, All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain and former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism in Niger State, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, has advised the Federal Government and Arewa youths to leave the clergyman alone and address the issues he raised. Vatsa […]

Tension in Niger Town over Attack on Police Station

By Laleye Dipo There is tension in Kagara town, headquarters of Rafi local Government area of Niger state, following Monday morning invasion of a police station in the town. Some people believed to be vigilantes were reported to have stormed the police station during which some arms and ammunition were carted away The invaders were […]

Troops eliminate bandits in Niger –DHQ

By Sumaila Ogbaje The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Whirl Punch have eliminated an unspecified number of armed bandits in an encounter at Tashan Kare in Niger. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Monday, said the success was in continuation of aggressive clearance operation to rid the […]

COVID-19: CAN appeals to Niger Govt. to fumigate more Churches

By Obinna Unaeze The Niger chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Sunday appealed to the state government to fumigate more Churches across the state in order to curtail the spread of the COVID-19. Rev. Mathias Echioda, the state’s CAN Chairman, made the appeal in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

Councillor declared wanted for disappearing with palliatives

Niger State Government has declared a Councillor in Katcha Local Government Area of the State , (name withheld) wanted for allegedly disappearing with 30 bags of palliative grains meant to be distributed to members of his constituency. Secretary to the Niger State Government, who is also State Chairman Taskforce on COVID-19, Alhaji Ibrahim Matane, who […]

70-year-old woman leads hunters to dislodge bandits in Niger

…40 bandits killed, weapons recovered By Wole Mosadomi Minna-A 70-year-old woman, weekend, reportedly led a vigilante group naked to dislodge bandits terrorising some local government areas in Niger State during which no fewer than 40 of the bandits were killed. Besides the killing of the bandits, it was gathered that an unspecified number of sophisticated […]

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