The Nigerian authorities had negotiated with heavily armed gangs to secure the release of the villagers, according to local reports.
A Nigerian jet has been downed in the northwest of the country. The pilot safely ejected and avoided capture.
Nigeria almost lost another highly-trained military officer after a Nigerian Airforce fighter jet was shot down by so-called bandits between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna. But Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, against all odds, displayed why the motto of the air branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces is "Willing … Able … Ready."
The State Governor of kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje narrowly escaped death after deadly bandits unleashed an attack on his convoy on their way back from Zamfara state.
The Nigeria Police Force earlier today paraded 81 suspects arrested between April and May 2021.
Again, bandits, who abducted the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna, have released another video of the abducted students of the school.
Miners in Zamfara state say they are also victims of frequent attacks by the bandits who ravage communities in the state.
The Nigerian Army on Monday laid to rest, the remains of Captain Adeolu Adedayo and eleven other soldiers killed by bandits in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State.
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Bandits accuse security operatives of unlawful arrests, detention, murder