Bandits kill one, abduct 15 women in Niger

January 24, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

   Bandits have reportedly killed one person and abducted 15 women in  Batagari village in Rafi local government area of Niger state.  The attack,  it was learnt occured on Sunday night while the bandits shot sporadically riding on motorcycles.  A source from the affected community said, “The armed bandits attacked Batagari village in the Maikujeri district of Rafi local government Read More

Gunmen behead Ebubeagu operative, communities protest killings

January 24, 2022 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Gunmen have reportedly killed and beheaded a member of Ebubeagu security operative, Sunday Nwafor at Ekpelu in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi state. This is even as youth from Akaeze, in Ivo local government area protested the alleged murder of one Nnaogo Akpoke Anyim by some members of Ebubeagu security outfit in the area. Anyim, who was alleged to be a notorious criminal Read More

Armed forces to partner NPHCDA on healthcare delivery

January 23, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has expressed the readiness of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in sustaining the collaborative healthcare arrangement with the National Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to ensure that children in areas affected by insecurity are vaccinated.  This, he said would improve healthcare services for members of the AFN and the nation Read More

Defence minister tasks NDC commandant on academic excellence

January 23, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd), has charged the new Commandant of National Defence College (NDC), Rear Admiral Murtala Bashir, to justify his appointment by working hard to improve the pedigree of academic excellence that the college is known for in the West Africa sub-region. A statement by the minister’s media aide Mohammad Abdulkadri Thursday, quoted the Read More

AU applauds MNJTF over successes, approves renewal of mandates

January 23, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The African Union (AU) Commission has assured the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) of support to enable it consolidate on successes recorded against the Boko Haram / Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and other violent extremism in the Lake Chad region. The Commission also approved the renewal its mandates for another period of twelve months with effect Read More

Nigeria Military winning war against insurgency – Group

January 22, 2022 Editor 0

Northern Youth Network has condemned in very strong terms a publication credited to the executive director of the Citizens Rights Action for Peace Mr Sani Nurudeen. Convener of Northern Youth Network, Mallam Abdulrahman Ahmed, described the publication as unpatriotic and myopic. The Citizens Rights Action for Peace had in a statement called on President Buhari to discountenance any attempt to Read More

We’re deploying drones, other technologies to tackle insecurity – IGP

Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has said the Nigeria Police Force is deploying technology in virtually all areas of its operations in tackling new waves of banditry and kidnapping across the country. Baba said “the Marine unit has been reactivated, crime section digitalised, drones have been acquired while the Technical Intelligent Unit is fully functional to cope with new trends in Read More

Nine days after Gazette on bandits: Buhari orders major military operations in Niger

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered major military operations in Niger state to ward off ceaseless attacks by terrorists on its communities. The state has continued to face attacks on its communities by bandits (now called terrorists) and remnants of Boko Haram terrorists fleeing theaters of war in both the North-west and North-east. The president’s reassurance followed the spate of killings in some parts of Read More

Troops kill 3 terrorists, recover arms in Kaduna community

January 15, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Troops have attacked suspected bandits meeting point along the Telele -Sabon Gida road in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, where they engaged the bandits killing three of them and recovering three AK-47 guns.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, in a statement on Saturday said the troops recovered three AK-47 magazines, two motorcycles Read More

Imo: Gunmen attack another Police station, kill Inspector, injure another

January 15, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

The operatives of the Imo state Police Command has repelled attack by hoodlums at Mgbidi Police station, located in Oru West local government area of Imo state. A press statement issued by the Command spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, said, “the hoodlums came in a white Hilux vehicle and started shooting sporadically in a bid to gain entry into the station but were repelled Read More

Police exhume corpse of middle aged man killed by unknown assailants in Anambra community

January 14, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Law enforcement agents have supervised exhumation of a corpse of a middle aged farmer, Mr Okoye Tagbo, suspectedly killed by some unknown assailants at a boundary between Omor and Anaku communities in Ayamelum Local Government Area, Anambra State. The corpse was found in a shallow grave near the scene of the attack with head, heart, hands, feet and genital missing, Read More

FG donates N8.7bn operational vehicles, equipment to police

January 13, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Abuja The federal government through the Nigeria Police Trust Find (NPTF), Thursday, donated 200 Buffalo branded operational vehicles, bulletproof vests, protective helmets, drugs, and medical equipment to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to aid policing in the country. The operational vehicles and other security hardware were handed over to the Inspector General of Police by Police Affairs Minister, Dr. Muhammad Read More

Niger: 13 people killed in fresh bandits’ attack – Police

January 13, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command CP Monday Bala Kuryas has confirmed the killing of 13 people on Monday in Nakudna village of Shiroro local government of Niger state by bandits. The commissioner in a statement on Thursday in Minna said the victims were killed while harvesting crops in their farms. He said, “The Command wishes to state that Read More

Many Kano-bound traders ‘kidnapped’ along Birnin Gwari highway

January 13, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

    Several traders travelling to Kano from Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state were allegedly abducted on Wednesday by bandits along the Birnin Gwari – Kaduna highway.   The bandits were said to have blocked the highway between Birnin Gwari and Kaduna at Unguwar Yako forest where they abducted the traders who were travelling in a convoy. Though Read More

Zulum on insecurity: Peace has returned to 11 local government areas, 2 still under ISWAP

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has expressed concern over the increasing presence of terrorists of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) extraction in some parts of the state, and therefore called for urgent security measures to curtail the trend. The governor, who acknowledged that peace had returned to 11 local government areas of the state, however, said Abadam Read More

Nigerians tired of Killings – Senate President

January 12, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

     Worried by unending killings in the country by different groups of criminals, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said Wednesday that Nigerians are tired of stories on such carnages. Lawan who made the lamentation at the Maitama Guest House of the Senate President while thanking Senators and Journalists covering the Senate who visited him on his 63 Read More

South-east, Lagos force police to extend recruitment to January 22

January 12, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force have extended the online registration for its 2021 recruitment exercise for constables to Saturday, January 22, 2022.  A statement by Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, a Commissioner of Police, Wednesday in Abuja, said with the extension, the NPF recruitment portal would remain open till midnight of the new date. According to the statement, Read More

School fees hike will heighten insecurity, northern students warn

January 12, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups Students’ Wing (CNG-SW) has lamented what it termed “arbitrary and indiscriminate hike in school fees in different parts of the north,”.They alleged that the federal and state governments have conspired to make education the exclusive preserve of the rich and wealthy in Nigeria. Addressing the media Wednesday in Abuja, National Coordinator Students’ Wing, Coalition of Read More

Nigerian Army redeploys GOCs, top officers in major shake-up

January 12, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Faruk Yahaya, has approved the posting and appointment of senior officers of the Nigerian Army in a bid to reinvigorate the service. In a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, in Abuja, those affected in the exercise include General Officers Commanding and other senior officers. Nwachukwu disclosed that Godwin Umelo, a major Read More