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Insecurity: Zamfara state governor orders house-to-house search to flush out criminal elements
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Insecurity: Zamfara state governor orders house-to-house search to flush out criminal elements

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state's task force on security to embark on a house-to-house search to flush out criminal elements in the 19 emirates of the state. The Governor gave the directive during a broadcast to the people of Zamfara in the early hours of Tuesday August 16, in Gusau, the state capital. The broadcast was preceded by an expanded Security Council meeting that lasted for more than eight hours. According to the governor, the house-to-house search is part of the government's effort to restore law and order and ensure peace in the state. He urged the emirs who are part of council meeting to be vigilant and report suspicious persons or strange movements in their respective domains to security agents. Governor Matawalle also announced restrictio...
Buhari as failed to back his words with action. His government is not doing anything to end insecurity or fish out bandits – APC lawmaker, Gabriel Zock
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Buhari as failed to back his words with action. His government is not doing anything to end insecurity or fish out bandits – APC lawmaker, Gabriel Zock

Lawmaker representing Kachia/Kagarko federal constituency, Gabriel Zock has decried the widespread insecurity witnessed across the country and specifically in Kaduna state.  Appearing on Channels Television's Sunrise Daily on Wednesday June 29, Zock said President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to back his campaign promise with action.  According to the lawmaker, Buhari's government is doing nothing to end insecurity or fish out bandits.  Zock said;  “I’m a member of the APC; but I can’t go to this axis because it’s dangerous.“We campaigned in 2o14 about the security of the nation and today those that have the solution to these security issues are not given the privilege to actually implement their solution.“The government of the day is doing noth...
Banditry : Zamfara Asks Residents To Take Up Arms
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Banditry : Zamfara Asks Residents To Take Up Arms

The Zamfara State government has asked residents to arm themselves against bandits. Decrying the high level of attacks in the state, Zamfara authorities directed the Commissioner of Police to issue gun licence to those eligible to bears arms. The government said it is ready to facilitate securing of basic weapons for the people, especially farmers, to defend themselves. “Following increase in the activities of bandits in various parts of the state and the government commitment to ensure adequate security and protection of lives and property of the citizenry in the state, particularly during this rainy season, government has resolved to take further measures to deal with the recent escalating attacks, kidnapping and the criminal levies being enforced on our innocent commun...
Actress Yvonne Jegede recounts how she was almost robbed on Third mainland bridge
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Actress Yvonne Jegede recounts how she was almost robbed on Third mainland bridge

Actress Yvonne Jegede has recounted how she was almost robbed by traffic robbers on the third mainland bridge last night. In a post shared on her Instagram page, Yvonne stated that she was driving alone when a guy came from under the bridge and attempted to attack her. Thankfully, the traffic eased and she was able to move away from the scene. She advised ladies on how to drive along the road to ensure they do not encounter the traffic robbers. Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STERAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AND GOD BLESS https://youtu.be/EmD6FSuOK_c
Buhari vows to go tougher on insecurity going forward
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Buhari vows to go tougher on insecurity going forward

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja warned of tougher security measures in restive parts of the country, with review of operations and strategy. He reassured Nigerians that the efforts that resulted in relative peace in South-South, and rescuing of the North-East from the hold of terrorists would be ramped up. Speaking at a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the President noted that the major security challenges have remained in the North Central and North West, saying, “We are going to be very tough.’’ “I will like us to reflect on what the situation was before we came in. How many Local Government Areas were under the control of terrorists in the North-East? “In the South-South, we all know what the situ...
INSECURITY : Things are getting worse than in 2015 – Governor Diri cries out
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INSECURITY : Things are getting worse than in 2015 – Governor Diri cries out

Governor Duoye Diri has said that the security situation in the country is worse than it was in 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari won his first term.  The Bayelsa state Governor said this while receiving heads of some security agencies on Tuesday April 19.  Diri who noted that all parts of the country are affected, further described the spate of killings by terrorists in the country as a great setback for Nigeria where lives could be taken at will. He said;  “I am sure that you will agree that things are worse now than in 2015. The Federal Government has to redouble its effort. Otherwise, the joker card is with the people of Nigeria. They know what to do come 2023.“When one part of the country is sick, it affects the other parts. Kaduna and othe...
Members of house of representatives call for resignation of NSA and Defence Minister over Insecurity
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Members of house of representatives call for resignation of NSA and Defence Minister over Insecurity

Some members of the house of representatives have called for the resignation of the Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.General Babagana Monguno for reportedly failing in their duties. This came after two motions on matters of urgent public importance were presented during plenary on Wednesday April 13.  Yusuf Gagdi (APC, Plateau) and John Dyegh (PDP, Benue) decried the killing of people in various communities in their constituencies by suspected terrorists few days ago. Speaking during plenary, Gagdi said the attacks were premeditated as there were early warnings which security agencies ignored after being alerted.  He disclosed that houses and places of business have been destroyed ...
INSECURITY : Reps Urge Joint Operations At Taraba, Plateau Borders
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INSECURITY : Reps Urge Joint Operations At Taraba, Plateau Borders

The House of Representatives yesterday urged the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Leo Irabor, to begin a joint security operations in communities bordering Taraba and Plateau states. This followed the adoption of a motion by a member from Taraba State, Abdulsalam Mubarak, on the urgent need to flush out bandits in the areas. He decried that banditry in the areas had increased with several reported cases of killings, rape and kidnappings on a daily basis. The House urged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and the North East Development Commission to assess the extent of damage and provide relief materials to the victims. It also urged the Chief of Army Staff to establish military bases in the affected areas. Kindly leave your com...
Insecurity : Nigeria never had it this bad -Onaiyekan, Kwande
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Insecurity : Nigeria never had it this bad -Onaiyekan, Kwande

Two Nigerian elders, the Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of the Abuja Catholic Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan and Ambassador Yahaya Kwande have urged President Buhari to act on the worsening insecurity in the country. The elders spoke in separate interviews with Daily Trust. Onaiyekan said the spate of insecurity is a surprise to almost everybody and that citizens are all unable to understand what is happening. “We cannot understand that the authorities have not been able to put it under control. I think most Nigerians have this sense of ‘we don’t know what is happening’. “We have lived in this country for some time and have been able to move around. This is the first time we are having this kind of situation where you don’t even know how to move anywhere. “The inter...
We must defeat all enemies of Nigeria  – COAS Faruk Yahaya
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We must defeat all enemies of Nigeria – COAS Faruk Yahaya

Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya has expressed commitment of the Nigerian army to deal with all forms of insecurity confronting the country. Speaking at a one-day seminar on ‘Intensifying Warrior Ethos’ organised by the army headquarters department of transformation and innovation on Tuesday April 5, the COAS who was represented by Anthony Omozoje, army chief of policy and plans said the volatile and complex security emergencies facing the nation had necessitated the continuous review of the national security architecture to contain the threats. He noted that acts of insurgency, terrorism, kidnapping, banditry and other terrorist organisations have continued to pose substantive threats to the nation. Faruk also said that the winning mentality must be incu...
Injustice is fuelling insecurity in Nigeria, Former Minister of Education – Ibrahim Yerima Abdullahi
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Injustice is fuelling insecurity in Nigeria, Former Minister of Education – Ibrahim Yerima Abdullahi

Former Minister of Education, Ibrahim Yerima Abdullahi has said that insecurity in the country is being fuelled by injustice.  Addressing newsmen on Monday April 4 in Gombe state, the Minister called on the federal government and Nigerians to prevail on the judiciary to remove inequities and uphold the tenets of rule of law and justice. Abdullahi who was a Minister of Education, Science and Technology during the military regime of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, further stated that there will be peace only if the judiciary would ensure equity, fairness and justice.  Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STERAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AND GOD BLESS https...
BREAKING : Sacked Abuja Imam speaks, gets new appointment
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BREAKING : Sacked Abuja Imam speaks, gets new appointment

Former Chief Imam of the National Assembly Legislative Quarters Mosque, Sheikh Muhammad Nuru Khalid, says the termination of his appointment was a price he paid for Nigerians who have no voice. DAILY POST reports that a few days after the Imam was suspended following his sermon that criticized the current government over inability to tackle the security situation, he was finally sacked on Monday. Reacting to the sack which is currently generating reactions across the country, Imam Khalid said the decision of the mosque’s committee was a necessary price he had to pay for identifying with the suffering masses and speaking truth to power. Sheikh Khalid who spoke with Vanguard on Monday night, revealed that he has been given a fresh appointment by the Management Committee of a ne...
Nowhere is safe any longer for Nigerians, says Obasanjo
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Nowhere is safe any longer for Nigerians, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said the Muhammadu Buhari administration is overwhelmed by rising insecurity across the country. He said the development showed that no part of the country or place where Nigerians are safe: in vehicles, on the train or on an  aircraft. The elder statesman, who was reacting yesterday to the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train, said the country is in a precarious situation. Obasanjo spoke at his Penthouse within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, te Ogun State capital, when a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Dr. Ugochukwu Williams, and his team visited him. Williams, who was accompanied by House of Representatives aspirants from Plateau and Imo ...
Ondo LG bans night trading over insecurity
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Ondo LG bans night trading over insecurity

Ondo LG bans night trading over insecurity Night trading beyond 11pm has been banned in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State as part of security measures against criminal activities in the area. Chairman of the Local Government, Mr Olusegun Ajimotokin made the announcement in a statement released on Friday March 25. Ajimotokin said the decision was taken after a security and intelligence meeting held by the council to secure the lives and property of residents. The statement read; “As part of security measures put in place to secure lives and property of residents of Irele Local Government, late night trading, wandering about beyond 11:00 pm and roaming about by students during school hours is hereby prohibited. “This is an outcome of security and intelligen...
We will treat strike as mutiny – Police warns its officers planning to embark on a strike
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We will treat strike as mutiny – Police warns its officers planning to embark on a strike

We will treat strike as mutiny - Police warns its officers planning to embark on a strike The Nigeria Police Force has warned that the planned strike by its officers will be treated as mutiny and disobedience to lawful order. The warning was given by Commissioner of Police (CP) in Kebbi State, Musa Baba who addressed officers and men of the Command in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday March 24. Baba also urged members of the Inspectorate, Rank and File to discard the planned strike being “circulated in the media by mischief makers”. He said; “Let me equally remind you that the police are a regimented organization, and any strike action by its members will be considered as mutiny and disobedience to lawful order with its consequences. “Police work needs contribution of all and...
Police launch an investigation after Twitter user shared a video showing an officer arresting him for not having tinted glass permit in Ikeja
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Police launch an investigation after Twitter user shared a video showing an officer arresting him for not having tinted glass permit in Ikeja

Police launch an investigation after Twitter user shared a video showing an officer arresting him for not having tinted glass permit in Ikeja The Nigeria Police Force has begun an investigation after a Twitter user shared a video showing an officer arresting him for not having a tinted glass permit in Ikeja, Lagos state. The Twitter user claimed he was made to part with N20,000 as a fine for not having a permit. This comes a few days after the acting police spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, informed Nigerians that police officers are not to demand a tinted glass permit. Adejobi via his Twitter handle stated that the permit for tinted glasses has been suspended since June 2021 and wondered where officers expect Nigerians to get it from. He described offic...
Security operatives foil kidnap attempt, rescue victim in Abuja
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Security operatives foil kidnap attempt, rescue victim in Abuja

Security operatives foil kidnap attempt, rescue victim in Abuja Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command in a joint operation with the military have foiled a kidnap attempt and rescued the victim in Dobi Kwalita Area of Gwagwalada Area Council. The spokesperson of the command, DSP Josephine Adeh, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday March 17, in Abuja, said the aborted attack and rescue of the victim followed an intelligence report from residents of Dobi kwalita. "The residents had suspected a gathering of persons suspected to be kidnappers in the area on Tuesday," she said. “Following the report, the tactical and intelligence assets of the Gwagwalada Area Command and Division Police Headquarters in support of the military swung into action,"...
Officers on patrol must wear approved uniforms and not T-shirts – IGP
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Officers on patrol must wear approved uniforms and not T-shirts – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has expressed concern over police officers not wearing the right uniform while on patrol.  The IGP who has now ordered that every officer on patrol duty must wear the approved police uniform, has also banned the wearing of T-shirts and face caps with inscriptions such as ‘Special Forces’, ‘Commando’, ‘Gallant MOPOL’, ‘SCORPION’ while on routine operations.  The new directive was conveyed in a statement released by acting police spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi.  The statement reads;  “Premised on this, the IGP has ordered an immediate ban on such unapproved apparel.“The IGP has described as unacceptable, the use of unapproved apparels, noting that uniforms, which is a means of identification, has been ab...
Peace will soon return to troubled parts of Nigeria: Gen. Irabor
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Peace will soon return to troubled parts of Nigeria: Gen. Irabor

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, has assured Nigerians that the year 2022 will see peace returning to all troubled parts of the country. Irabor gave the assurance on Saturday in Abuja at the 2022 International Military Sports Council’s Day Run for the armed forces and security agencies with the theme: “Running for World Peace’’. He said the world needed peace at this time given the tension of monumental proportions on-going between Russia and Ukraine and the various security challenges confronting Nigeria. According to him, peace is returning to various troubled parts of Nigeria and the security forces have been playing their roles at redressing the challenges. Irabor said the exercise was to help the personnel to keep fit to enable them to continue the work ...
ISWAP is training suicide bombers to attack security agents – DSS
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ISWAP is training suicide bombers to attack security agents – DSS

The Department of State Services has raised an alarm of members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) training suicide bombers to carry out deadly attacks on security agencies and vulnerable communities. The DSS further disclosed that elements of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) in the Lake Chad area who fled Mali following increased military pressure from Russian mercenaries have entered Nigeria’s territory to support ISWAP terrorist activities. This was disclosed on Thursday, March 3 in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, by Chairman of Zonal Quarterly Conference of State Directors of Security (SDES) the Northeastern States, Babagana Bulama.  Bulama who is also the DSS Director in Adamawa state, explained that the Northeas...
Security operatives kill over 200 terrorists in Niger state
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Security operatives kill over 200 terrorists in Niger state

Security operatives have reportedly killed over 200 terrorists in Niger state.  This was disclosed by the state's Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar during a briefing on the security situation in the state.  Those killed belong to Bello Turji, Yellow Janbros, Kachalla Halilu and Ali Kawaje terrorist groups.  Umar said many terrorists fled with bullet wounds, and also called on the communities to continue to provide credible intelligence to enable authorities to win the ongoing war against insecurity. Two security operatives died during the encounters with the bandits. The Commissioner said several motorbikes and cattle, as well as rifles, were recovered during the encounters. He said the...
Insecurity: We must look beyond military, security agencies for lasting solutions – President Buhari
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Insecurity: We must look beyond military, security agencies for lasting solutions – President Buhari

President Buhari has said that Nigeria needs to begin to look beyond military and security agencies for lasting solutions to challenges of insecurity across the country. The President stated this Tuesday in Abuja in an address at the opening ceremony of the Alumni Association of the National Defence College (AANDEC). A statement released by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, quotes the President as saying that Nigerians need to get more interested in working with security agencies to tackle the challenges facing the country. “Security is not just a military concern but a challenge for all Nigerians. No matter the amount of money invested in military operations, without the support of the people, display of patriotism and preparedness for every...
MNJTF Neutralises Boko Haram Terrorists On Nigeria, Cameroon Borders
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MNJTF Neutralises Boko Haram Terrorists On Nigeria, Cameroon Borders

Troops of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Cameroon have neutralised several Boko Haram terrorists in Vretet-Zamga-Ngoshe triangle in the general area of Kirawa on the Nigeria /Cameroon borders. The Chief of Military Public Information headquarters, MNJTF N’Djamena Chad, Colonel Muhammad Dole, in a statement Monday, said many of the insurgents fled with gunshot wounds. He also said a large quantity of materials and assorted foodstuffs were also recovered during the operation carried out between February 23 and 27, 2022.  He said the terrorists were stockpiling foodstuff for the upcoming Ramadan.  “During the operation, items recovered include one AK47 rifle, one AK47 magazine, several ammunitions of the 7.62 MM special variant, 21 bicycles, one BHT un...
The 20 Most Powerful Armies in the World 2022 {FIRE-POWER }
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The 20 Most Powerful Armies in the World 2022 {FIRE-POWER }

The 20 Most Powerful Armies in the WorldAccording to Global Firepower we have listed for you the top 20 most powerful Armies in the world. This ranking is defined by Global Firepower, an analytical portal of 140 military forces around the world based on data such as the number of soldiers, reservists, air force, equipment, annual military budget, among others.The 20 Most Powerful Armies in the WorldWith the new development going on in the world most especially Russia vs Ukraine and also the involvement of other powerful forces all over the world it is important you know the strongest armies in the world. Discover the strongest military in the world based on global firepower.The 20 Most Powerful Armies in the WorldThis is the military ranking of the 20 countries that currently have the...
Awka residents beg Soludo to declare state emergency on roads
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Awka residents beg Soludo to declare state emergency on roads

Some residents of Anambra have called on the incoming administration of Prof Charles Soludo, to be inaugurated on March 17, to declare a state of emergency on road Infrastructure in Awka Metropolis. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondent who sampled opinion from some residents reports that they were in agreement that the roads are bad. Mr Christian Beluchukwu, a resident, said that Awka metropolis shows a city lacking in motorable roads as practically all the roads in the city are broken. “The broken roads appears to be the stamp of the capital city for a long time now and honestly need a face lift. “A state like Anambra should be proud of a very durable road network when compared to other states created at the same time, like Ebonyi or Delta states. Our road netwo...
UPDATE : Missing Yabatech lecturer: ASUP collaborating with security agencies – Chairman
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UPDATE : Missing Yabatech lecturer: ASUP collaborating with security agencies – Chairman

YABATECH main gate The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech, chapter, Mr Monday Ojo, has said the union is doing everything it can to find one of their members, Mr Adeyinka Ahmed Olamilekan, who has been missing for two weeks. Ojo, in a chat with Sunday Vanguard, said the union had reported the matter at police stations in and around Epe, as well as the office of Department of State Service. “He is a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Technology in the Epe Campus of our institution. He was last seen on February 5 this year under the Ajah Bridge. According to his neighbour, he did not sleep at home that day. “The matter was reported to his mother and when he was not seen the following Monday, the mother...
Bandits attack residence of Kaduna community leader, abduct his wives and four daughters
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Bandits attack residence of Kaduna community leader, abduct his wives and four daughters

Bandits have invaded the residence of Sarkin Hausawa of Anguwar Azara in Jere, along Abuja-Kaduna highway, Malam Ibrahim Tanko, abducted his two wives and four daughters. Tanko, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust via telephone, gave the names of his kidnapped wives as Maimuna Ibrahim and Hauwawu Ibrahim. His abducted daughters are, Aisha Ibrahim, Farida Ibrahim, Zainab Ibrahim and Hussaina Ibrahim. He said his senior wife, Hauwawu was later set free when her captors discovered that she is suffering from high blood pressure. He said the bandits, who wielded sophisticated weapons, invaded his house around 11:52 pm on Tuesday, February 15.  He said he managed to escape using one of the exit doors. “It was after they searched and couldn’t see m...
INSECURITY: Oyo Govt To Host Hoodlums, Cult Groups
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INSECURITY: Oyo Govt To Host Hoodlums, Cult Groups

The Oyo State Government on Thursday said it is set to engage in talks with all area boys and cult groups in the state to foster peace. The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, said this after a meeting behind closed doors with representatives of militant groups like Agbekoya and Odua People’s Congress and the Vigilante Group of Nigeria. Olatunbosun said the state government, in collaboration with all the militant groups, was determined to proffer peaceful solutions to the unrest between area boys and cult groups, noting that the time to end bloodshed in the state was now. Speaking further, Olatunbosun said the meeting aimed to solve the problem from the roots, disclosing that the state government would work closely with security agencies a...
JUST IN  : Fake NSCDC, prison service uniforms flood Osun, 36 hours to APC primary
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JUST IN : Fake NSCDC, prison service uniforms flood Osun, 36 hours to APC primary

The Gboyega Oyetola Government in Osun has raised the alarm over the importation of fake uniforms of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC and the Nigerian Correctional Service into the State. The alarm comes some 36 hours ahead of Saturday’s All Progressives Congress, APC governorship primaries. The agencies are all under the Interior Ministry superintended by Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who has vowed to deprive Oyetola of a second term ticket. Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, who issued the alarm did not accuse Aregbesola, but blamed some “unscrupulous persons.“ She noted that those who stockpiled the fake security uniforms intend to distribute them to some non-state actors to disrupt the primary election and cause chaos in th...
Police Stations to Be Monitored for Human Rights Compliance
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Police Stations to Be Monitored for Human Rights Compliance

Selected police stations across the country are to be visited to monitor their compliance with human rights standards as part of efforts to strengthen the reform of the Nigeria Police Force. The visits to the police stations have been scheduled to hold between February 21 and February 25. Speaking yesterday in Abuja at the opening of a training programme for visitors who would be participating in the Police Station Visitors Week (PSVW), the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Tony Ojukwu disclosed that the project is part of a larger project on strengthening police reform in Nigeria, and is being funded by MacArthur Foundation and implemented by the NHRC in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President, CLEEN Foundation, Network for Police Reform...
Amotekun intercepts trailer-load of cows hiding 63 northerners, 25 okada
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Amotekun intercepts trailer-load of cows hiding 63 northerners, 25 okada

Ondo State Amotekun said it has arrested 63 Northerners hidden in a trailer loaded with rams and motorcycles, at Iju, in Akure North council area of the state. The suspects claimed to be coming from Gombe State and travelling to Lagos, when they were arrested by personnel of the security outfit. The driver of the trailer, marked Kano AB234BDJ, Salisu Ahmed, told newsmen that they took off from Jigawa State en route to Lagos. How they were arrested — Commander Briefing newsmen, the Amotekun Commander, Mr. Adetunji Adeleye, said: “Our men, while on duty, saw a trailer filled with rams and motorcycles. “They were arrested along Iju road and while searching the vehicle, we realised they were not carrying only rams, but also carrying 63 persons, 10 registered motorcycles wit...
‘There’s no other path’ – Ukraine’s president pledges to join NATO despite Russia’s threats
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‘There’s no other path’ – Ukraine’s president pledges to join NATO despite Russia’s threats

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has reiterated his determination for his country to join Nato, saying there is "no other path" for Ukraine.  Nato - the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation - is the world's most powerful regional defence alliance. Its 30 members - which include the UK, US, Canada, France and three former Soviet republics  possess over 50 percent of the world's nuclear arsenal. And all members of the alliance agree to come to one another's aid in the event of an armed attack against any one member state. Ukraine is not a member of Nato. But, it is a "partner country" and may be allowed to join the alliance in the future. Russia has warned against this potential partnership as a direct threat to its security as Ukraine is it's neighbor and w...
France and allies to withdraw troops from Mali after nine years of fighting insurgency
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France and allies to withdraw troops from Mali after nine years of fighting insurgency

France and its European allies will withdraw their troops from Mali after nine years, President Emmanuel Macron has announced. French troops have been involved in the fight against Islamist militants in Mali since 2012 but in recent months the governing military junta has shown hostility towards the foreign troops. Speaking on Thursday, February 17, Macron said the decision to leave followed a breakdown in diplomatic relations, amid growing hostility from Mali's governing military junta. Macron said the forces will be re-deployed across Africa's Sahel region. "We cannot remain militarily engaged alongside de-facto authorities whose strategy and hidden aims we do not share", Mr Macron told a news conference in Paris on Thursday. He refuted claims that the withdrawal ...
Suspected ISWAP landmine kills six locals in Borno
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Suspected ISWAP landmine kills six locals in Borno

A landmine suspected to have been planted by members of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) has reportedly killed 6 locals in Borno state.  The Improvised Explosive Devices was planted along Gamboru-Ngala road in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno state. A humanitarian worker who spoke to Channels Television on Tuesday February 15, said the first incident on Monday February 14 involved a commercial pickup vehicle in which three persons died at the spot. Another IED killed two members of the local vigilantes who arrived at the scene to offer assistance for the injured victims. It was also reported that one member of the Civilian Joint Task Force patrolling the Maiduguri-Gamboru Ngala federal highway was also shot dead whil...
Edo communities protest attacks, killings by suspected herdsmen
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Edo communities protest attacks, killings by suspected herdsmen

INDIGENES and residents of 14 communities in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State, yesterday, protested the alleged invasion, killing and destruction of their farmland by suspected herdsmen and have appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki to save them. The communities, which include Okokhuo, Emah, Agemokpae, Iguohoro, Ugbokuli, Agekpanu, Okoghhon, Abumwere II, Ugboke, Ariyan, Okokodo, Oshodin, Iguogho and Igolo appealed to the governor to give marching orders to all relevant security agencies to mobilise their men to the communities and forest with a view to “flushing out these herdsmen, thereby restoring peace to the land.” Residents of the communities under the auspices of ‘Save Ovia Group,’ staged a protest at the premises of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NU...
Katsina outlaws Yan Sa Kai security group
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Katsina outlaws Yan Sa Kai security group

The Katsina State Government has announced a ban on the activities of security volunteer groups (Yan Sa Kai) across the state, with immediate effect, due to their impulsive criminal acts. Special Assistant to Gov. Aminu Masari on security matters, Alhaji Ibrahim Katsina announced the ban in a statement. According to Katsina, the measure was taken in an effort to end the surge of insecurity across the state. “The measure was taken in consideration of their overzealous criminal activities, leading to extra judicial killings of innocent persons and looting their property, under the guise of ‘Yan Sa Kai operations. “The Police and other security agencies have by this directives been mandated to enforce the dismantling of all ‘Yan Sa Kai activities across the state, forthwith. ...
Niger Communities Under Bandits Siege For 3 Days
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Niger Communities Under Bandits Siege For 3 Days

Bandits have sustained attacks on Zoma, Yangalo, Masamagu, Atabo and other neighbouring communities in Magama Local Government Area of Niger State forcing villagers to flee to Kontagora town, the Headquarters of Kontagora Local Government Area. The attack which was first launched on Thursday evening was said to be still ongoing as of the time of filing this report in which many people were feared dead, many others kidnapped, several others were injured and dozens fled their homes. When contacted, the Niger State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, promised to get back but had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.  But the Chairman of Magama Local Government, Safiyanu Ibeto, confirmed the attacks. Some of the villagers who spoke w...
NDA killed About 20 bandits  as military foil another attack in Kaduna
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NDA killed About 20 bandits as military foil another attack in Kaduna

At least 20 bandits who were advancing towards the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna on Thursday evening, February 10, were killed by troops of Operation Thunder Strike, a formation of the Nigerian Air Force.  PR Nigeria reported that the bandits who were riding on over 50 motorcycles, were moving towards the military institution which was also attacked months ago.  The bandits were intercepted following a tip-off on their movement through the military school’s general areas. The Nigerian Air Force helicopter gunships were said to have been dispatched to engage the criminals, who had taken off from Damari village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. A source said;  “On sighting the aircraft, the...
FCT Election: Tight Security In INEC FCT Office
Election, Security

FCT Election: Tight Security In INEC FCT Office

. . Security agents have tightened security at the FCT quarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the Central Business District (CBD), as the Area Councils Election commences on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that as of 7.30 a.m. police and other paramilitary vehicles were stationed at the entrance of the commission, while security personnel had taken charge of movements in and around the premises. A visit to some polling units in the CBD revealed that both INEC officials and election materials were arriving ahead of the election. At polling units 007, 008, 005 and 011, located in Area 2 Shopping Centre, security officials and election materials had arrived, while INEC officials were setting up the polling units for the elec...
UPDATE : FCT Council Election: Police Make U-Turn, Cancel Restriction Of Movement
Election, Security

UPDATE : FCT Council Election: Police Make U-Turn, Cancel Restriction Of Movement

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has rescinded its earlier decision to restrict movement during the council elections billed to hold today. The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, said in a statement Friday that the restriction from 12midnight to 4pm earlier announced, would no longer be enforced. The command directed all members of the public “to go about their normal legitimate business without the fear of harassment or molestation of any kind from any quarters.” “The Commissioner of Police in FCT, Babaji Sunday, while assuring the members of public of the provision of a watertight security before, during and after the election, urges members of the public to come out in their numbers t...
“Traumatized” police officer takes cover in a nearby shop after gunmen killed three of his colleagues at a checkpoint in Enugu {VIDEO}
Crime, Security

“Traumatized” police officer takes cover in a nearby shop after gunmen killed three of his colleagues at a checkpoint in Enugu {VIDEO}

A video of a policeman taking cover in a nearby shop after gunmen killed three of his colleagues at a checkpoint in Enugu, has gone viral after being shared online.  The incident took place around 1:20 pm today February 10, at a police checkpoint near Lomalinda Estate by Maryland suburb of the Enugu South Local Government Area of the state.  The gunmen were said to have kidnapped a woman along the road after the operation which lasted for about 30 minutes without challenge. Twitter user, @m_microstrategy who shared a video of the policeman, wrote;  In my life I have never seen a police man look this traumatized. This was happening in Enugu while the Ibadan attack was happening. 3 police men ended up dead, a woman and her driver kidnapped while...
ISIL terrorists expanding in Nigeria – Says UN
Government, Security

ISIL terrorists expanding in Nigeria – Says UN

Under-Secretary-General of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, Vladimir Voronkov said the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is expanding its affiliates and network beyond Syria and Iraq to Nigeria and other African countries. The UN counter-terrorism chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the epicenter of ISIL terrorist group – officially known as Da’esh – activities now appeared to be in the African continent. The under-secretary-general said that the terrorist activities were gaining ground in Central and West Africa, which he said continues at an “unsettling” scale and pace. According to him, the terrorist activities intensifying in Central and West Africa – especially Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Democratic Republi...
BREAKING : Governor Fintiri restricts motorcycles in 2 LGAs
Government, Security

BREAKING : Governor Fintiri restricts motorcycles in 2 LGAs

Insecurity: Governor Fintiri restricts motorcycles in 2 LGAsGovernor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has banned the use of motorcycles in Mbamba, Yolde Pate and Ngurore communities of Yola South Local Government.Fintiri who issued the executive order, also banned their use in Viniklang and Federal Housing Estate in Girei Local Government Area from 5pm to 5am. Press Secretary to the Governor, Humwashi Wonosikou said in a statement on Tuesday February 8, that the decision was taken to curb the growing activities of criminals disrupting the peace of the state. The statement read;“Adamawa State Restriction of Movement of Motorcycles Executive Order No.1 of 2022 comes into effect on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 until further notice.“They have become a threat to the peace, wellbeing, sec...
JUST IN : Residents flee their homes in droves after bandit attacked their communities in Niger state
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JUST IN : Residents flee their homes in droves after bandit attacked their communities in Niger state

Residents flee their homes in droves after bandit attacked their communities in Niger stateResidents of over five communities along the Kontagora-Rijau road in Mariga and Rijau local government areas of Niger State have fled their homes following recent attacks carried out by bandits.A video shared online shows men and women with their children in lorries and also on motorcycles as they fled with their belongings.Over the weekend, the terrorists attacked Dusai village, which is a few kilometers away from Kontagora town on Sunday afternoon, February 6, while Kuimo, which is close to Rijau gown was attacked around 4 pm on the same day, allegedly killing over 44 persons including a blind The fear of more attacks from the bandits has caused the villagers to flee their homes.One of the fl...
14-year-old girl returned to Enugu after being trafficked to Osun
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14-year-old girl returned to Enugu after being trafficked to Osun

14-year-old girl returned to Enugu after being trafficked to Osun A 14-year-old girl who was reportedly trafficked to Osun, has been returned to Enugu state as confirmed by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the South-West state. NSCDC spokesperson in Osun State, Atanda Olabisi said the minor disclosed that she was charmed and taken from Enugu, but she later escaped from where she was locked up in Ejigbo by her trafficker. The girl who was found roaming the streets of Ejigbo by officers of the Civil Defence, has now been handed over to the police in Enugu State. It was also gathered that the girl’s parents had filed a report that their child was missing, at the Enugu Police Command. Olabisi said; “The Anti Human Trafficking and Irregular Migr...
Help find the parents of these children found wandering in Enugu (photo)
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Help find the parents of these children found wandering in Enugu (photo)

The Enugu state police command has solicited the help of the public in locating the parents of  two children of about 6 and 3 years respectively, who were found wandering and crying along Okpara Avenue, Enugu.  A statement released by ASP Daniel Anekwe, the spokesperson of the state police command, says the children, who are suspected to be siblings, gave their names as *Amanda and Chioma (surnames unknown) respectively. However, Amanda, the older of them, mentioned the name of their mother as Ifunnaya, who sells food.  Ndukwe said all efforts so far made to locate the parents or relatives of the children for identification and claim, have proved abortive. ''Hence, anyone who can identify or assist the Police to locate and reunite the children with their family is h...
Troops Rescue Seven Kidnapped Persons In Kaduna
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Troops Rescue Seven Kidnapped Persons In Kaduna

Nigerian Army logo Seven kidnapped persons have been rescued by security forces from bandits that invaded Ungwan Garama, located in the Maraban Rido General Area of Chikun Local Government, Kaduna State. It was gathered that a distress call was received from the area and security forces swiftly responded by engaging the bandits. Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner Internal Security and Home Affairs who disclosed in a statement said that the superior firepower of the troops forced the criminals to flee. He explained that the security forces exploited the escape route of the bandits, and were able to rescue seven persons who had been abducted. Aruwan said all of the rescued victims have been reunited with their families, adding that Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i commended the security for...
ISWAP Fighters and their families surrender to army in Borno
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ISWAP Fighters and their families surrender to army in Borno

One hundred and four fighters of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) and their family members have surrendered to the 25 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian army in Damboa, Borno State. A statement released by the Nigerian Army says they surrendered on Saturday, February 5. Among those who surrendered were children and women. Deadly assaults on the terrorists by the military have forced the family members of the fighters out of their hiding. See more photos below... Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STERAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AND GOD BLESS https://youtu.be/vrnHeU0AMQg
Ukrainian children trained by military on how to shoot and defend their borders from Russian invasion
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Ukrainian children trained by military on how to shoot and defend their borders from Russian invasion

Children as young as four have been pictured receiving military training at an intensive volunteer boot camp as Ukraine’s military intensifies its defensive efforts in anticipation of a Russian military invasion. The volunteer boot camp in snow-covered woods outside the capital, Kiev saw young and old people taught the rudiments of military skills. A child named Taras and his brother Bohdan, both aged four, held wooden assault rifles while men and women in the background trained against Russia. The children's mother Iryna, 35, said: ‘I don’t think they understand the war and what is happening but they love everything to do with the military. ‘If they want to be soldiers when they grow up and fight to defend their homeland I will not stop them.’ &nbs...
Lagos-Ibadan expressway kidnapping gang smashed
Crime, Security

Lagos-Ibadan expressway kidnapping gang smashed

The Oyo State Police Command, has paraded suspected kidnappers, including members of different kidnapping gangs terrorising motorists and travellers on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The arrested criminals included those operating at the Onigari section of the expressway. The Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, paraded by the suspects on Thursday at the Command’s Headquarters Eleyele, Ibadan. Onadeko while briefing journalists said the suspected kidnappers are Aliu Umaru, Isiaka Ibrahim and Tambaya Usman. They were among the 33 suspects paraded for offences ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery, impersonation and burglary. Addressing journalists, Onadeko maintained that the briefing became imperative to inform the world about some of the outstanding accomplishments of...
NSCDC, Police deploy officers to Aregbesola’s office
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NSCDC, Police deploy officers to Aregbesola’s office

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun Command, has deployed officers to the political edifice of the immediate past governor and current Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. The NSCDC Commandant, Mr Emmanuel Ocheja said the move was necessary following Thursday’s violent attack on the office. Ocheja, condemning the attack, warned miscreants and hoodlums to stop their criminal activities or leave the state. He noted that criminal acts would no longer be tolerated in the state. Ocheja added that the corps was working in synergy, with other security agencies to ensure a peaceful atmosphere was restored. He warned that anyone caught acting against the law would not be spared. Similarly, the Nigeria Police, Osun Command’s Spokesperson, SP Yem...
Boko Haram would be a child’s play if ISWAP is allowed to grow – Governor Zulum
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Boko Haram would be a child’s play if ISWAP is allowed to grow – Governor Zulum

Governor Babagana Zulum has expressed concerns over the increasing strength of the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP). Addressing  journalists on the state on internal security, relocation of IDPs and collaborations between the state and the federal government at the state house in Abuja on Thursday February 3, the Governor said Boko Haram would be a child’s play if ISWAP is allowed to grow. Urging the Nigerian Army to re-strategise and defeat ISWAP, the Governor further stated that the group pose a threat to the entire nation. Zulum said;  “All that I have said now, would never have been feasible without the support of the government. But notwithstanding all the contributions of the federal government, we still have some challenge...
2021: Bandits Kill ‘1,192, Kidnap 3,348’ In Kaduna
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2021: Bandits Kill ‘1,192, Kidnap 3,348’ In Kaduna

Bandits killed no fewer than 1,192 people and abducted 3,348 others across Kaduna State between January and December 2021. Those killed are 1,038 men, 104 women and 50 minors. This was contained in a security situation report presented by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday. Aruwan said Kaduna Central Senatorial District recorded 720 deaths from banditry, communal clashes, violence, and reprisal while Southern Kaduna Senatorial District accounted for 406 deaths from communal clashes and banditry. Analyzing the report, the governor lamented that the number was 255 more than those killed in 2020 despite efforts to fight crimes in the state. He noted that at least nine persons were kidnapped daily by...
FG can’t tackle oil bunkering due to security agencies’ complicity – Nyesom Wike
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FG can’t tackle oil bunkering due to security agencies’ complicity – Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has blamed the failure of the Federal Government  to tackle oil bunkering on the alleged complicity of its security agencies. According to Wike, lack of steadfast leadership committed to national development is the bane of the country's problems Wike stated this when the participants of the Strategic Management and Policy Studies Course 4/2021 of the Nigeria Army Resource Centre, Abuja, led by Major General James. G.K. Myam, paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Port Harcourt, on Tuesday, February 1. “Go and see what we have done. It’s to show leadership. The Federal Government could not stop oil bunkering here because security men were involved. Police was involved, Civil Defence was involved, Army was involved, Navy was i...
U.S. federal prisons locked down after 2 inmates shot dead in Texas
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U.S. federal prisons locked down after 2 inmates shot dead in Texas

The U.S. federal prisons have been placed on lockdown after two inmates were killed Monday during a gang altercation at USP Beaumont in Texas. Two other inmates were injured in the shootout. According to reports, the incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Monday at the federal prison in Beaumont. On Monday, the Bureau of Prisons said officers at the Texas prison observed multiple inmates fighting and responded to secure the area. The altercation involved members of the violent MS-13 street gang, The Associated Press reported. The dead inmates were identified as Andrew Pineda, 34, and Guillermo Riojas, 54. They were pronounced dead at a local hospital after the attack. The injured prisoners were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Riojas was serving a 38-year sen...
Ooni Ogunwusi places Ile-Ife under lockdown
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Ooni Ogunwusi places Ile-Ife under lockdown

Town criers have announced to the residents of Ile-Ife and surrounding towns in Osun state, the new restrictions of movement from Saturday, January 29 till further notice. Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi declared the lockdown on Saturday, in a bid to stop the increase in armed robbery incidents in the ancient town. “No vigil, no night party, no night prayer in all mosques and churches in Ile-Ife. Movement is restricted from 11 pm to 5 am every day. Residents are advised to take heed till told otherwise” A representative of Ife Chiefs, Lowa Adimula, Abraham Adekola, told newsmen the restriction order was given at the conclusion of a meeting of the Ife Kingmakers on Saturday. He said the Ooni had already given his blessings and the order for restrictions would be in pla...
Insecurity: Gani Adams urges Bello to introduce Amotekun in Kogi
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Insecurity: Gani Adams urges Bello to introduce Amotekun in Kogi

The Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams has urged Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello to replicate the initiative of the Southwest Security Network, codenamed Operation Amotekun in the state, saying the initiative will help in reducing the spate of insecurity in the state. Aare Adams made the charge at the weekend in Kabba, Kogi state, at the 8th edition of Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) Conference tagged Kabba 2022. The Yorubaland Generalissimo who is the global convener of the diaspora group noted further that though the state is peaceful, there is need to beef up the security across the state. He said “I urge our amiable governor to replicate the idea of Amotekun in Kogi state. The governor can give the state security outfit any name that suits its purpose.This ...
SAD : Ebubeagu security operative beheaded in Ebonyi
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SAD : Ebubeagu security operative beheaded in Ebonyi

A member of local security outfit, Ebubeagu, Sunday Nwafor, in Ekpelu community, in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has been killed by gunmen.  The gunmen stormed Nwafor's house at night while he was asleep and shot him dead. They dragged his body out of his room and cut off his head, which they took away. The state police spokesperson, Loveth Odah who confirmed the incident said; “According to the DPO of Ikwo Police Division, some gunmen went to the house of one Sunday Nwafor. He was about 30 years old and a member of the Ebubeagu security outfit. The gunmen broke into his room while he was asleep and shot him dead. They dragged the body outside and beheaded him.“His wife, who spoke to the police, said before she heard a gunshot, she overheard one o...
Troops foil kidnap attempt in Gusau, kill bandits
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Troops foil kidnap attempt in Gusau, kill bandits

An attempt to kidnap the Managing Director of Zamfara State Transport Authority (Mass Transit) Alhaji Aminu Adamu Papa and his family members was foiled by troops on Saturday night.  A neighbor confirmed the attack which took place in Mareri Community, an outskirt of Gusau, Zamfara state's capital.  The neighbor who revealed that the heavily armed bandits invaded the community around 11:30 pm on Saturday night and started shooting sporadically, told Channels Television that they went straight to Papa’s house and engaged the security operatives stationed there in a gun duel before overpowering the two policemen and disarming them. Soldiers and local vigilantes were quickly mobilised, and they quickly engaged the bandits with serious gunfire. This force...
Buhari promises to crush terrorists, criminal gangs
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Buhari promises to crush terrorists, criminal gangs

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Kaduna State residents of the resolve of the Nigerian Armed Forces, under his watch, to crush terrorists and criminal gangs operating in the state and other parts of the country. The president’s media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement on Friday, said the president stated this at a Banquet to commemorate his official visit to the state. The president commended the support Kaduna State had been providing to security agencies, noting the establishment of a ministry dedicated to Internal security. ‘‘I wish to assure the people and government of Kaduna State that the Federal Government is doing its utmost to contain and crush the terrorists that have been menacing our citizens and their property in parts of the country. ‘‘On behalf...