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Bandits kill five soldiers in Zamfara

Bandits kill five soldiers in Zamfara

At least five soldiers were killed as they tried to repel an attack by bandits on travellers at Wanzamai community in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

According to Daily Trust, the soldiers were responding to a distress call when the bandits opened fire on their vehicles on Wednesday afternoon, October 13.

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NAFDAC nab suspect over fake injection water in Zamfara State

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has arrested one Mr Obinna Chigbo for producing fake injection water in Gusau, Zamfara.

Disclosing this to newsmen, NAFDAC Coordinator in the state, Hamis Yahaya, said the suspect was arrested used borehole water to produce the fake injection water.

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Zamfara State House of Assembly suspends two lawmakers for allegedly working with bandits

Zamfara State House of Assembly suspends two lawmakers for allegedly working with bandits

The Zamfara State House of Assembly has suspended two lawmakers over their alleged ties to bandits. The lawmakers, Yusuf Muhammad, Anka representing Anka Constituency, and Ibrahim T. Tukur Bakura, representing Bakura constituency, were suspended for three months.

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Around 100 women and children abducted in early June by gunmen known locally as “bandits” have been rescued by Nigeria’s Police.

Zamfara police spokesman who identity himself as Mohammed Shehu, said on Wednesday that the victims — most of whom are nursing mothers — were released on Monday after being held by their captors for six weeks. He said their release was “unconditional” and no ransom was paid by the state.

The victims were forcefully taken into captivity on June 8 by armed men who invaded Manawa Village, in Zamfara’s Mutunji District, Shehu said.

“The released victims who were in custody of their abductors for 42 days have been released without giving any financial or material gain,” the police official stated in an earlier statement.

“They will be medically checked and debriefed before reunited with their respective families,” he added.

Zamfara and other neighboring northwestern states have witnessed several mass kidnappings this year, as kidnapping for ransom intensifies in the region. Hundreds of schoolchildren have been abducted and subsequently released by ransom-seeking criminal gangs, but many state governments deny paying ransom to kidnappers.

Many abducted students are still being held in captivity by their kidnappers whose demand for ransom has not been met.

Armed gunmen have targeted schools in recent months, given their perceived vulnerability to attacks.

Some academic institutions in northern Nigeria have been temporarily closed down to prevent further raids.