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Bandits Kill Policeman, Abduct District Head’s Wife, 14 Others In Zamfara By Adeniyi Salaudeen ABUJA FCT - Armed bandits have killed a mobile policeman attached to the Maru Police Division in an attack on the Ruwandoruwa community of Maru Local Government Area in Zamfara state The bandits also reportedly abducted 15 persons including the wife of the district head of the community. Although the police authorities in the state are yet to comment on the latest attack, a resident of the community Abdullahi Ruwandoruwa told Channels Television in a phone conversation that the assault happened early around 12:30 am on Sunday. He said the assailants unleashed gunfire indiscriminately after they stormed the community. According to him, a mobile policeman was fatally shot in front of the district head’s residence while attempting to defend the house. While the bandits initially planned to kidnap the district head, they could not locate him, he added. Consequently, they seized the district head’s wife. “They found their way to the district head’s house after which they shot a policeman in front of the house,” he said. “They did not meet the district head at home, but they found his wife and took her away.” Ruwandoruwa said the bandits are yet to contact the community for ransom regarding the abducted individuals............ READ MORE NAF Bombs Boko Haram Commander’s Hideout In Kaduna By Chimezie Enyiocha ABUJA FCT - The air component of Operation Whirl Punch, operating in the North-West and North Central zones, has successfully targeted and eliminated several terrorists in an air bombardment in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Director of Public Relations and Information for the Nigerian Air Force Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet confirmed this in a statement on Sunday. He said the operation was initiated based on intelligence indicating the presence of a terrorist kingpin known as Boderi along with his brother Nasiru and other members at their hideout in Tsauni Doka village in the area. “The Nigerian Air Force aircraft under Operation Whirl Punch have sustained air strikes against terrorists operating in the North-West and North Central regions of the country, leading to the decimation of several terrorist elements at Tsauni Doka in the Igabi local government area of Kaduna State. “Subsequently, air strikes were carried out on the location in the early hours of November 16th, 2023, with devastating consequences on the terrorists,” the statement read. “Similar strikes with positive outcomes were also carried out at a location about 500 metres east of Boderi’s hideout, believed to be the hiding place of Boderi’s brother, Nasiru. Both strikes were termed very successful as several terrorists were neutralised and their motorcycles.” ...................... READ MORE Floods Displace 650,000 Nigerian Children in 7 years – UNICEF By Timi Owolabi LAGOS - Floods have displaced 650,000 Nigerian children, making the country the second most affected globally by climate change impacts on children. The displacement occurred from 2016 to 2023, as highlighted in a press release by the United Nations Children’s Education Fund, UNICEF, on Monday, which coincided with the 2023 World Children’s Day. The UN agency emphasised that over 110 million Nigerian children are at risk due to rising temperatures, floods, droughts, and severe storms. Dr. Salisu Dahiru, Director General of the National Council on Climate Change, stressed the urgency of a swift and inclusive response, particularly considering the needs of vulnerable populations like children and women, in decision-making and implementation. Similarly, Christian Munduate, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, underscored the need to provide a platform for children to express their concerns about climate change, towards shaping a collective path toward a sustainable future. Meanwhile, stakeholders in education, the environment, media, and relevant organizations converged at Evolution Hotel, Gombe, for the launch of the Climate Landscape Analysis for Children (CLAC) in Nigeria, marking the 2023 World Children’s Day. UNICEF Bauchi Field Office streamed the launch live, highlighting key climate risks to children and outlining multi-sectoral climate actions planned for Nigeria from 2023–2027. .............READ MORE Jihad Attacks in Nigeria: Why are Nigerian Women Ravaged by Terrorists Forgotten by the World? WASHINGTON D.C. - Nigerian women and children, ravaged by terrorists, matter to the world? U.S. and international authorities wavering in their support for Israel following the infamous October 7 Islamic terrorism have long ignored similar jihad violence plaguing Africa’s largest nation by population, Nigeria. Rhoda Jatau, is still in jail 18 months after posting to social media in protest of the stoning death of a young female student accused of blasphemy by her peers and letters written to Nigerian authorities by multiple U.N. rapporteurs about her case have gone unanswered. Meanwhile, recent groundbreaking reports by TruthNigeria show Islamic terrorists are using mass rape and sex-slavery to terrorize indigenous Christian farming communities and force them from their lands. Thousands of Nigerian women and girls held captive by jihadists are still missing, tens of thousands have been widowed and orphaned, and millions more—by some estimates between 4-6 million—are starving and left languishing without help from their government or others who deny the crisis has grown to such extremes. Similar to terrorist attacks in Israel that earned immediate international attention, attacks in Nigeria are well-armed, heavily manned, and religiously motivated. They involve mass killings, beheadings and slaughter, rapes, and hostage-taking. The victims are men, women, and children including the elderly and infants. .................... READ MORE


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