The Morning Report: Farm Produce Now Sold At Ridiculous Prices In North, Traders Count Losses, No Fly-Zone Will Not Stop Banditry In Zamfara —Gov Matawalle

Farm Produce Now Sold At Ridiculous Prices In North, Traders Count Losses

Farmers and traders in Kano are lamenting as farm produce, which can’t be sent to the South due to the ongoing strike by sellers of cows and foodstuff, are now being sold at the North at ridiculously low prices.

In a video shared by Daily Trust, the farmers and marketers at the Gun-Dutse onion market, Dawakin Kudu Local government Area of Kano State, are seen lamenting the effect of the ongoing strike by the sellers of cows and foodstuff.

SaharaReporters had reported that trucks bringing foodstuff to the Southern part of Nigeria were turned back at Kara Jebba, the last village between Niger state and Kwara state, to prevent them from bringing food to the South…READ MORE>>>

Bandits Asked Us To Marry Them, Be Their English Teachers

The schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara State yesterday narrated their harrowing experience while in the bandits’ den.

The 279 girls, who were abducted from their hostels in the early hours of last Friday and regained their freedom yesterday, said the criminals asked them (the girls) to marry them while others requested that they should teach them the English language.

The girls who arrived at the Zamfara State Government House in Gusau early yesterday wearing face masks and light blue and brown chadors had breakfast before visiting the hospital for checks before reuniting with their families…READ MORE>>>

No Fly-Zone Will Not Stop Banditry In Zamfara —Gov Matawalle

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has rejected the decision of the National Security Council (NSC) to declare the state a no-fly zone due to the incessant activities of terrorists, bandits and illegal miners.

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), had disclosed the decision of the NSC after its meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.

“The President has approved, based on our recommendations, the imposition and enforcement of a ban on all mining activities in Zamfara with immediate effect until further notice…READ MORE>>>

Northern Elders Sponsoring Boko Haram, Banditry, Others – Ibegbu Alleges

Chuks Ibegbu, former deputy publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that Boko Haram terrorists, armed bandits who carry out kidnapping for ransom and other forms of crimes, are being sponsored by Northern elders.

According to him, the northern elders he did not name, were sponsoring the criminal activities to make Nigeria ungovernable.

Ibegbu, who is the chairman of board of trustees of the World Igbo People’s Assembly, WIPAS, said that the sponsors continue to benefit from ransoms being paid by victims and from other illegal businesses as criminal activities grow rapidly in the country…READ MORE>>>

Panic In Kwara Over Herders’ Relocation From Oyo To 13 Villages


Herders who had migrated from Oyo State to Kwara State now occupy 13 villages across seven local governments in the Northcentral state, it was learnt on Tuesday.

The local governments include Barute, Ifelodun/Irepodun, Ilorin and Aasa.

The relocation sparked panic among villages who fear a repeat of the Igangan crisis in their communities.

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde and his Kwara,State counterpart, AbdulRahman AbdulRasak, met at Ibadan, the state capital, to brainstorm on how to tackle the socio-economic challenges arising from the migration.

They resolved to set up a joint security committee to prevent herder/farmer clashes as part of measures to foster security in the two states…READ MORE>>>