- The activities of armed bandits have been reported in some states in Northern Nigeria
- Information obtained has it that armed banditry and kidnapping are still the order of the day as well as killings of innocent persons by the unknown gunmen (armed bandits)
A former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani tweeted on his handle stating that, “it’s painful to receive the tragic news that Bandits raided the house of Professor Aliyu Kuregu, kidnapped him and killed his son in Zaria yesternight. Inna lillahi wainna Illayhir rajiun.”
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Bulama Bukarti, an Analyst and Human Rights advocate informed on his Twitter handle (@bulamabukarti) on activities of some armed bandits that:
“BBC Hausa reports that the 27 Kano traders that were abducted last week on their way to Aba have been released after payment of N25m ransom. The chairman of their association told BBC Hausa that they raised the money through donations from fellow traders, family and friends.
“None of the abductees could speak to the BBC as they’re still terrified and exhausted. BBC Hausa reported last week that over 50 others were kidnapped, along with these 27, from the luxurious bus they’re travelling on. The fate of the remaining victims is still unknown.”