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Abducted Katsina Schoolboys Freed

Abducted Katsina Schoolboys Freed

PREMIUM TIMES had reported how gunmen, last week, attacked the public school in Kankara and abducted over 300 students. Six days after their abduction, students of Government Science Secondary School Kankara in Katsina State have been freed, the Secretary to the Katsina State Government, Mustapha Inuwa, said. Earlier, the terror group, Boko Haram, claimed responsibility of the […]

Boko Haram Kidnapped Katsina Schoolboys, Shekau Says in New Audio

Boko Haram Kidnapped Katsina Schoolboys, Shekau Says in New Audio

The factional leader of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the abduction of students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State. Shekau, in an audio message first published by HumAngle stated that the action was carried out to ‘promote islam and discourage un-islamic practices’. “What happened in Katsina was […]

Gunmen Abduct 16 Market Women Leaders, Others in Ondo

Gunmen Abduct 16 Market Women Leaders, Others in Ondo

No fewer than 16 market women market leaders and other passengers have been abducted along Akure/ Owo highway in Ondo state by gunmen. However, 10 of the victims have been rescued while four of the kidnappers have been arrested by the police. Vanguard gathered that the Iyaloja of Isua Akoko In Akoko North East council […]

Food Insecurity In Africa

Food Insecurity In Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdown measures have had a huge negative impact on producers and consumers. Food production has been disrupted, and incomes have been lost. But a far more devastating welfare consequence of the pandemic could be reduced access to food. A potential rise in food insecurity is a key policy point for many countries. The World […]

Bandits Kill Three, Abduct Nursing Mothers In Kaduna

Bandits Kill Three, Abduct Nursing Mothers In Kaduna

Three people have been reportedly killed while seven others, including two nursing mothers were abducted when bandits stormed Unguwar Dan-Baki, and Sabon-Layi villages in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday. One of the nursing mothers was said to have been abducted alongside her eight-day-old baby. Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari, Chairman of the Birnin-Gwari […]

Mali’s Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity And Fear

Mali’s Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity And Fear

From the air, Timbuktu, the fabled city of gold – once a key Arab-African trading post on the trans-Saharan caravan route, a lush oasis, a centre of Islamic culture and learning – is almost obscured by swirling clouds of dust, its pale mud houses and sandy streets barely distinguishable from the encroaching desert. Timbuktu today […]

War Against Insurgency Depends On Rescue Of All Chibok Girls – Buhari

War Against Insurgency Depends On Rescue Of All Chibok Girls – Buhari

Burutai Restates Reasons For Successes President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his stand that until all Chibok girls abducted from their school three years back were rescued alive and handed over to their parents, the war against insurgency cannot be said to have begun. The President spoke yesterday, through the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mansur Dan […]