One Man, One Gun

Posted by - July 1, 2022

By Igboeli Arinze  Curiosity was the exact word that struck  me while watching the Governor of Zamfara State ask his citizens to apply for arms in order to defend themselves against the raging bandits who have turned the state into a killing field. On one hand, the policy sounded like an unconstitutional pronouncement, running contrary

Governor Matawalle, General Irabor Clash Over Arms Directive

Posted by - June 27, 2022

        Igboeli Arinze, FCT   Following the directive by Governor Bello Matawalle in which he urged  his people to acquire firearms, there seems to be no love lost between the governor and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor . Irabor had faulted the directive while responding to questions from journalists

Bandits Kill,1 Kidnap 18 In Kaduna

Posted by - January 2, 2022

      Mahmud Lawal, Kaduna- No fewer than 18 persons including women and children  have been kidnapped by bandits while one was killed in Angwar Zalla Udawa under Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. gathered that the bandits stormed a village along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway on Sunday morning kidnapping the victims while 

Banditry, Sheikh Gumi and the way Forward. By Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim

Posted by - March 3, 2021

Issues of insecurity, especially as they concern an entire region should beget regional and not standalone-state solutions.   North West Nigeria has been for some time now, a den for kidnappers and bandits operating mostly in the forests of Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Sokoto and  Zamfara states.   According to, more than 1,100 people were