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Rape victims’ families want charges dropped – Police

The Commissioner of Police in Borno state, Damian Chukwu, has expressed concern over the spate of rape cases in the state and called on victims to seek redress. Chukwu said this while briefing journalists after the monthly police officers’ meeting in Maiduguri, the state capital, yesterday. He said proactive sensitisation measures were necessary to promote […]

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Suspected herders kill 2 Civil Defenders in Benue

Two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been found dead in Benue state following a gun battle with armed attackers suspected to be herdsmen, it has been learnt. “They were in a gun duel with the herders and, unfortunately, we lost two,” NSCDC spokesperson, Emmanuel Okeh, told our correspondent by […]

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Security chiefs keep mum after meeting with Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday had a close-door meeting with heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa in Abuja to review the current security situations in the country. Security chiefs that attended the meeting declined to brief journalists on what transpired. It was an enlarged meeting attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the […]

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BORNO POLICE DEBUNK REPORTS THAT THE RELEASED WOMEN WERE POLICE WOMEN/WIVES

The Borno State Police Command has  debunked media reports  that the ten women released along with  University of Maiduguri Lecturers by Boko Haram insurgents were police women. The State Commissioner of Police, CP Damian Chukwu made the clarification Monday  at a monthly press briefing  held at the Conference Hall of the Police Command headquarters Maiduguri. […]

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PCNI donates N2bn medical, building materials to Borno

Maiduguri The Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative (PCNI) in liaison with Presidential Committee for Victims Support Fund (PCVSF) has donated building materials worth over N2 billion to Borno state government. The materials donated in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, were to support the reconstruction of communities destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents. The presentation was […]

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Security summit: NSA, security chiefs address gathering today

Abuja The National Security Summit being organised by the Senate in collaboration with the Executive will today receive presentations from heads of military and para-military organisations, including the National Security Adviser (NSA) and other Service Chiefs. Also expected at the last day of the summit are, as disclosed in a statement issued from the office […]

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Northern women urge FG to end killings in North

A group, Northern Nigeria Women Initiative (NNWI), has urged the federal government to intensive efforts at abating the killings by militia groups across the country. National President of the group, Mrs. Charity Echor, made the call at the maiden National Executive Meeting of the initiative yesterday in Abuja. She said the country was losing its […]

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Army holds promotion exams

In line with the Nigerian Army (NA) Forecast of Events 2018, the Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Nigerian Army will conduct the Lieutenant to Captain Practical Promotion Examination (LCPPE) 2018 within 6 Division Area of Responsibility. According to the spokesperson of the Division, Col. Aminu Iliyasu said all arrangement had been concluded by the […]

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How abducted UNIMAID lecturers were released

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said its facilitated the handover of the three lecturers of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and 10 women from Boko Haram insurgents to security operatives. The university lecturers were abducted while conducting oil prospective in the Lake Chad area, while the 10women were abducted along Damboa Road […]

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Troops crush fleeing insurgents in Yobe

Maiduguri Desperate Boko Haram terrorists, who attempted to escape Operation Lafia Dole theatre through a blocking position in Goniri, Gujba local government area of Yobe state, were on Friday severely dealt with. Assistant Director, Army Public Relations 27 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, Major Nureni Alimi, said in a statement yesterday that the terrorists in […]

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Benue violence: 2 missing police officers found

Two police officers who went missing in an ambush in Benue state have been found unhurt, police said yesterday. The officers were amongst four mobile policemen who were declared missing after a police patrol team drove into an ambush by suspected herdsmen in Logo local government area on Saturday afternoon. But the remaining two officers […]

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‘ICRC facilitated hand-over of 10 police women, others to military’

Abuja The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said it had facilitated the handover of 10 women officers and three university professors kidnapped by the insurgents recently to the Nigerian military. The organisation in a statement issued by its Communications Coordinator, Aleksandra Matijevic Mosimann, said ICRC acted as a neutral intermediary at the […]

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Gunmen kill 4 palm wine tappers in Southern Kaduna

Kaduna Four persons were reportedly killed and a woman critically injured yesterday when gunmen launched attack at Bakin Kogi village, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state. The injured woman was reportedly taken to an unnamed hospital in Kafanchan for medical care. Locals who confirmed the development through telephone calls said the victims were palm […]

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707 Brigade troops arrest 2 armed herdsmen

  Troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade of the Nigerian Army have arrested two Fulani militia who were suspected to be planning a dangerous attack on some communities in the state. The arrest took place on Tuesday while the troops were on a routine patrol along Gbajimba – Iyiodeh road in Guma local government area […]

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We’ll tackle security challenges in Kuje – Commissioner

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja The Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, CP Sadiq Bello, has said that the Command would synergise with other security agencies in the territory to tackle security challenges in Kuje area council. Bello made this known during a stakeholders’ meeting in Kuje, stating that the command would not relent […]

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20 % of police personnel are lazy – AIG

  Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5, Mr. Rasheed Olatunde Akintunde, has disclosed that the police hierarchy was taking measures to address issues of indolence and poor output among the officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force. Akintunde, who made this known yesterday during a familiarisation visit to Bayelsa state Police Command, said […]

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Death of about-to-wed groom: Edo’s day of rage

Ruth and David Okojie would have consummated their love via wedding by tomorrow, Saturday, February 10, but for the mishap that turned their bliss into sour, as overzealous corps reportedly terminated the bridegroom’s life, on Tuesday morning over an alleged N200 bribe. PATRICK AHANOR reports The excitement of Ruth and David Okojie, ahead of their […]

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Communal violence: Have Nigerian authorities responded promptly?

As clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna state have resulted in 168 deaths in January 2018 alone. SADIQ ABUBAKAR, using the recent Amnesty International report on the incessant herders, farmers’ violence, ponders whether the responses by the Nigerian security agents are quick enough to quell the carnage Said Amnesty […]

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FG can no longer take sole responsibility for security of Nigerians – Osinbajo

*Says states’ll not be forced to provide land for colonies Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Thursday that the federal government cannot realistically provide security from the centre in view of the country’s estimated 180 million population and the inability to meet United Nations’ standard of one policeman to 400 persons ratio. Speaking at the […]

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THEATRE COMMANDER OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE INSPECTS ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

The Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Rogers Nicholas has on Wednesday, inspected the progress of road construction into Sambisa Forest and adjoining towns, being undertaken by the Engineering component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE. Nigerian  Army Maiduguri, in a statement Thursday said the roads construction which runs from Gwoza to Yamteke  through Bita and […]

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Police hierarchy takes measures to address poor output

The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5, Mr. Rasheed Olatunde Akintunde has announced that the Police hierarchy is taking measures to address issues of indolence and poor output among the officers and rank and file in the formations of the Nigerian Police Force, urging the police personnel that policing is the best profession in […]

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Anti-Boro protests sponsored by opposition party – APC

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has dismissed the recent protest by some youths against the Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Implementation Committee, Brig.Gen.Paul Boroh, affirming that he is worthy ambassador of President Buhari’s campaign on probity and accountability. The APC from the home Ward of Brig. General.  Paul Boroh in Trofani community […]

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APC youths want Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood sacked

…Threaten Buhari over re-election bid The zonal youths forum of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has demanded an immediate sack of Nigerian Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Jimoh Moshood for allegedly calling Benue State governor Samuel Ortom. “a drowning man.” The North-central youth wing of the party also asked that the police spokesman should […]

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Dikwa indigenes commend military on peace

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri The Nigerian Army has been commended for restoring peace to Dikwa emirate and facilitating the return of victims to their abode. Brigade Commander, Brigade General John Ochai who received some of the returnees said ‘this is a testament that peace has come to stay in Dikwa and its environs; our commitment […]

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DIKWA COMMUNITY COMMENDS MILITARY FOR RESTORING PEACE IN EMIRATE

The Nigerian military have been commended by Dikwa indigenes for restoring peace to Dikwa Emirate – most of whom  returned  home from across the country; mostly south west and south south region of Nigeria. The Brigade Commander, Brigadier General John Ochai who received some of the returnees on Monday said, ‘this is a testament that […]