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Nigeria’s military mistakes cost the country its civilians

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Last week’s accidental bombing of Tudun Biri in Kaduna State by the Nigerian Army’s drone unit is the country’s most devastating military mishap in...

Banditry on the border needs joint Nigeria-Niger efforts

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Bandits have terrorised north-west Nigerians for about a decade, and attacks are rising. Rape and other sexual violence, abductions and killings are just some...

Bandits in Nigeria: how protection payments to militias escalate conflict in...

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North-western Nigeria has become increasingly violent. This is due to the activities of militias, known locally as “bandits”. These are loosely organised armed groups,...

Nigerian Air Force Mi-171 crashes whilst on casevac mission

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An Mi-171 transport helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has crashed after apparently coming under fire from bandits. NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward...

ISS: Violence in Nigeria’s south-east demands a holistic response

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Insecurity in Nigeria is growing in scale, spread and sophistication. A total of 1 486 people in the country were victims of insecurity in...

Toxic mix of bandits, arms, drugs and terrorism is alarming Nigerians:...

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Banditry in Nigeria emerged as an isolated rural phenomenon in the late 2000s. It’s now evolved into sophisticated violent criminality, characterised by syndicates with...

Bandits release ten students kidnapped two months ago from Nigerian school

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Bandits have released ten more students kidnapped two months ago from a Baptist school in northwest Nigeria, the school administrator told Reuters on Saturday. The...

Bandits kill at least 20 in northwest Nigeria’s Katsina state, say...

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Gunmen killed at least 20 people in attacks in the northwestern Nigerian state of Katsina, police and residents said on Wednesday. Hundreds of people have...

Nigeria will deploy security forces to fight banditry

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Nigeria will deploy its air force and 1,000 security personnel to fight banditry in the north-west of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari...

Nigeria clash leaves 18, possibly more, dead

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At least 18 people and possibly more were killed in a clash between bandits and villagers in north-west Nigeria, police said and...