Days after Buhari’s full freedom order: Troops give terrorists bloody nose, kill 76 in 2 weeks, 55 arrested, 1,755 surrender

Just few days after President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘full freedom’ order to security agencies, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday announced troops of Operation HADIN KAI in the North-east have killed 29 terrorists, arrested 55 and rescued 52 civilians in the last two weeks. The military high command also said airstrikes by Nigerian Air Force fighter jets neutralised a key Islamic State of Read More

Reps Deputy Speaker seeks deployment of more troops to Wase, Kanam 

August 11, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Ahmed Idris Wase, has commended men of the Nigerian Army for their efforts in combating banditry and other forms of criminality in Wase and Kanam Local Government Areas of Plateau State, asking for deployment of more troops. Speaking when he visited the headquarters of Operation Safe Haven in Jos, the Deputy Speaker Read More

Troops arrest foreign bandits, kill several terrorists

August 11, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

…1,755 surrender The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday said troops of Operation HADIN KAI in the North-east killed 29 terrorists, arrested 55 and rescued 52 civilians in the last two weeks. The military high command also said a total of One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Five (1,755) Boko Haram terrorists’ members and their families comprising of 280 males, 523 females Read More

Kaduna train attack: Terrorists free more captives, kidnap Ango Abdullahi’s daughter-in-law, 4 children

August 10, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Seven captives of the AK9 Abuja- Kaduna train, a couple with their four teenage children and another 60-year-old woman with failing health, were on Wednesday released by the terrorists who abducted them on March 28, 2022. Publisher of Desert Herald Newspaper, and Media Consultant to Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, Malam Tukur Mamu (Dan-Iyan Fika), while announcing their release in a press Read More

Police committed to addressing insecurity for credible elections in 2023 — IGP

August 10, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, has reiterated the determination of the Nigerian police in managing security challenges that might come up before, during and after the 2023 election. IGP Usman Baba stated this during the opening ceremony of a workshop on Election Security Management for Police Officers in the North-West zone in Kano Wednesday The IGP was represented Read More

Owo massacre: Nigeria Military expose identity of killers 

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Lucky Irabor has said the masterminds of the June 5 massacre in Owo, Ondo state, have been captured by security operatives. The CDS also assured that despite the spate of insecurity, the 2023 general elections would hold as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Some 40 worshippers were massacred at the St. Read More

Police dismiss officer for flogging man with cutlass

August 8, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has dismissed a policeman, PC Liyomo Okoi, attached to Ekori Division, Cross River State, for flogging a man with cutlass. Blueprint had reported that Okoi, who was caught in a viral video flogging a civilian with a cutlass, was facing orderly room trial at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Read More

El-Rufai hails troops over security on Kaduna-Abuja highway 

August 8, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has commended the Nigerians troops under the military Operation Thunder Strike and Police Headquarter’s Operation Puff Adder for maintaining security on the Kaduna-Abuja Highway. Governor el-Rufai gave the commendation on Monday when he inspected troops deployed to the highway.  He was represented by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, Read More

How collapsed Almajiri system turned students to bandits, Boko Haram members – Alfacare

August 7, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Almajiri system of traditional Qur’anic education, which aimed at spreading the study of Islam in Northern Nigeria, collapsed during colonial rule leading to some of the students becoming tools for bandits and insurgents in recent years.  According to Alfacare Help and Care Organisation, a firm that seeks and works for peace in Northern Nigeria, the Almajiri traditional Qur’anic system established Read More

Strong civil-military relations key to addressing insecurity – NHRC boss

August 5, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Chief Tony Ojukwu SAN, has tasked the military to do more in improving Civil-Military Relations (CMR), saying “this will yield better result in addressing the present security challenges confronting the country.” Ojukwu stated this during a two-day training programme organised by the NHRC in Collaboration with United Nations High Commissioner Read More

Insecurity:  We’ll apply for AK47, AK49 for volunteer guards – Ortom

  Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed serious concerns over the rising insecurity in Nigeria, saying the security architecture is gasping for breath as nobody is safe anymore. The governor also said since the federal government has consistently failed to disarm the Fulani terrorists maiming and killing his people at will, the state government would apply for a License to legally Read More

2023: Election security critical to advancement of democratic culture – IGP

August 4, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As the nation prepares for the 2023 general elections, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has said that election security was critical to the advancement of democratic culture across the free world. The police boss stated this while speaking during an election security management workshop convened by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to educate police personnel, the military, Read More

Report on delay of military personnel salaries unpatriotic, diversionary – Group

August 4, 2022 Editorial III 0

A non-partisan advocacy group, the Rebirth Movement has described as unnecessary, diversionary and unpatriotic a recent story published in a national newspaper that July salaries of some personnel of the Armed Forces was delayed.The movement while questioning the rationale behind the story, cautions the against reportage that is capable of dampening troops’ morale. The story alleged that Abuja-based soldiers on Read More

Why security threats are on increase – IGP

August 4, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has raised concerns over threat posed to the country by terror elements, bandits, kidnappers, and other highly organised, and violent criminal syndicates. This is as the police boss has blamed the increased security threat on increasing rate of arms trafficking and proliferation, which he said  had occasioned the recent attack on Read More

One week after Bwari attack: FCTA hits bandits’ hideout in Kuje forest, reclaims market

  The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Wednesday pulled down trees and shanties at a forest in Pasali along Kuje-Gwagwalada road suspected to be bandits’ hideout, and reclaimed the area earmarked for vegetable market and others. The action came few days after the arrest of four informants behind the attack on the Brigade of Guards in Bwari, and about a month Read More

Again, FG speaks on 2023 elections, worsening insecurity 

August 3, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, Wednesday assured Nigerians and the global community that the federal government would, no doubt, conduct a free and fair election in 2023. Fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja, the minister said pessimistic views about the conduct of the 2023 elections were Read More

Police confirm abduction of another ex-Anambra lawmaker

August 3, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra State Police command, Wednesday, confirmed abduction of former lawmaker representing Ogbaru Constituency 1 in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Benson Nwawulu. This came two months after the abduction and killing of a former lawmaker, Hon. Nelson Achukwu, who represented Nnewi South, and three months after same fate befelled Hon. Okechukwu Okoye who was representing Aguata 1 where Read More

FEC approves N2.6 billion security vehicles, equipment for FCT

August 3, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N2.6 billion for the procurement of utility vehicles and gadgets for security agencies operating in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Minister of FCT Mr Mohammed Musa Bello said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. “Today, I presented a memo Read More

Residents flee as gunmen kill 7 in Imo community 

August 3, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Seven persons said to be security guards were reportedly killed by gunmen, Monday night, in Orogwe community, Owerri West local government area of Imo state. It was also gathered that many others were injured during the attack. The hoodlums were alleged to have invaded the community to kidnap some persons but reportedly failed to achieve their aim. However, the reported Read More

Air Chief to commanders: Show no mercy to terrorists

August 3, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has charged Nigerian Air Force (NAF) operational Commanders in the various theatres of operation across the country to ‘show no mercy’ and ensure they employ maximum firepower against terrorists posing security threats in the country. While commending them for their efforts as well as the improved synergy with sister Read More

Kaduna train attack: 5 more captives regain freedom from terrorists’ den 

August 2, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Barely a week after releasing four victims with a threaten to abduct President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir el-Rufai, the terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train have released five of the remaining 39 hostages. Though security agents and the Kaduna state government were yet to react, or issue any statement regarding the development, the negotiator and spokesman of Sheikh Ahmed Read More

Insecurity: IGP assures on improved security, cautions against false alarm

August 2, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has allayed the fears of residents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs concerning the recent security threats, just as he ordered massive deployment of additional police operatives and operational assets within the territory. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, said the Read More

Police nab man for killing Italy-based Nigerian, Ogochukwu Alika

August 2, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said the suspect in the murder of Italy-based Nigeria, Mr. Ogochukwu Alika, has been arrested by the Italian Police and was expected to be charged to court. NIDCOM Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, said: “In reaction to the murder of the Read More