Bandits didn’t attack Abuja-Kaduna train -KDSG

September 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna state government has denied media reports that claimed that gunmen shot at the Abuja-Kaduna bound train on Monday at Rijana village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.According to a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abdullahi Sani, on Tuesday, the government described the story as ‘’a Read More

Gana: North Central youth leaders commend Army over killing of notorious killer, bandits

September 15, 2020 Editor 0

Some youth leaders from Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states have commended the Nigerian Army over the killing of militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana.  The group at a joint press conference at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, on Tuesday, expressed total confidence in the troops to “continue to defend our people from the other Ganas and their political allies that are still Read More

Buhari, military efforts in North East under-reported – Don

September 15, 2020 Editor 0

A University lecturer at the Kwararafa University, Dr Uzah Thomas, has observed the prevailing security situation in Northeast Nigeria and revealed that efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and that of the military in dealing with security situation in the region is grossly under-reported. Dr. Thomas who is also the head of Mass Communication Department of the University, said Read More

Bandits on rampage in Katsina, Kaduna, Nasarawa, kill one, kidnap nursing mother, infant, 15 family members

   Bandits Monday struck again in the North-west states of Kaduna and Katsina as well as North-central state of Nasawara, as they went on rampage killing several of their victims and kidnapping others for ransom. A major highpoint of the tragedy was the killing of two officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the kidnap of 10 others Read More

In Yobe, NHRC trains military on civilian protection

September 14, 2020 Editor 0

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has engaged key officers and soldiers of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole in Yobe state in a training to reduce the high rate of infringement and violation against civilians. The training which was declared open at Summit Hotel in Damaturu, Yobe state capital by the Executive Secretary of the Commission represented by deputy director Investigations, Read More

Edo guber: IGP deploys 31, 000 police personnel

September 14, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Nigerian Police Force has stated that a total of 31, 000 police personnel are to be deployed for the Saturday, September 19 governorship election in Edo state.The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, stated this Monday while speaking at a governorship stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benin, the Edo state capital.Adamu said Read More

CSOs commend state, FG over resettlement of IDPs after Boko Haram crisis in Gombe

September 14, 2020 Editor 0

Following an end to Boko Haram hostilities and restoration of peace in Gombe state, the federal and state government have been applauded for resettling Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their communities.  The Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) gave this commendation in a communique at the end of its assessment tour round the state alongside local civil society groups.  In the Read More

Mailafia leaves DSS office, confirms no proof of govt’s involvement in killings

September 14, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The embattled former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has said he still don’t have any proof over the alleged involvement of government in the killings of Nigerians. He also said he has no evidence that his life is in danger. Mailafia stated this, Monday, shortly after being interrogated for the third time by the Department of State Read More

Security: Jubilation as Buratai extends Operation Sanity

September 14, 2020 Editor 0

The recent announcement by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, extending Operation Sahel Sanity for a further three months and expansion of coverage area has elicited comments from stakeholders in North West states and parts of North Central. According to findings, it was observed that the news of the extension of the scope of Operation Sahel Sanity Read More

North-west: Buratai extends Operation Sahel Sanity, charges troops to wipe out bandits

September 12, 2020 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai has charged troops to eliminate remnants of bandits in the North-west after announcing an extension to Operation Sahel Sanity.  The COAS made this known during a media chat at the Special Army Super Camp 4, Faskari, Katsina state on Saturday. He explained that considering the progress and achievements recorded in Read More

Breaking: Rivers kidnap kingpin, Bobisky, dies hours after arrest

September 12, 2020 Editor 0

Kidnap kingpin Honest Digbara, popularly known as Bobisky has died hours after he was arrested by the Rivers state Police command. He died after multiple gunshot injuries and machete wounds sustained during gun battle with Policemen. Bobisky was arrested alive early Saturday at Korokoro in the Tai Local Government Area in a sting operation led by the Divisional Police Officer Read More

Again, gunmen invade Southern Kaduna community, kill 2, burn houses

September 11, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Unknown gunmen attacked a community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of the Kaduna state, killing two persons and burning several houses, barely 24 hours after Southern Kaduna peace summit.  The peace summit, organised by the National Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) in collaboration with inter-faith groups, had at the end iin Kafanchan on Thursday called for immediate end to Read More

Revealed! How notorious criminal, Gana, was killed in Benue – Investigation

September 11, 2020 Editor 0

A preliminary report by the Coalition of Human Rights Groups in Nigeria has revealed that Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana was killed during a shoot-out with security operatives on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, along Makurdi-Gboko Road in Benue state. The deceased terrorist had been declared wanted by security operatives for his atrocities in the state and the environs. He Read More

For the third time, Mailafia goes for DSS invitation, opens up

September 11, 2020 Editor 0

One time former Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy Governor, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, is set to honour another invitation by the Department of State Services (DSS) over his recent comments on Boko Haram. This is the third time Mailafia who contested 2019 presidential election has been invited by the DSS to appear on Monday. DSS had on August 12 invited Mailafia Read More

Investigate Suswan, Orthom’s link with Gana, civil rights group tells FG

September 11, 2020 Editor 0

A civil society group, Coalition for Truth and Justice (CTJ), has called on the federal government to investigate Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state and predecessor, Gabriel Suswam, over alleged links to slain militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana.  Akwaza, who terrorised Benue/Taraba axis, was killed at a road block mounted by the army along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road following exchange of gunfire Read More

Gana: Group backs Nigerian troops

September 11, 2020 Editor 0

The Middle- Belt Civil Rights Congress (MBCRC) has added its voice to the debate on the killing of Benue criminal kingpin, Mr. Terwase Akwaza, notoriously known as Gana. The group said the security agencies were right to have taken the necessary action that could prevent further threats to lives and property.  Gana was said to have been killed while being transported Read More

Security: Amnesty assessment scores Buhari, military high in Adamawa

September 10, 2020 Editor 0

Following an assessment tour round the state, the Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) has scored President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian military high in their quest to rid Adamawa state of Boko Haram terrorists.  In a townhall briefing on Thursday in Yola, Adamawa state capital after transversing the entire state together with civil society groups, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders, GAW Read More

FCT Police rescue 5 kidnap victims in Tungan Maje

September 10, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has rescued five kidnap suspects from Tungan Maje, a suburb of the territory. Police Public Relations Officer for the command, DSP Anjuguri Manza, disclosed this in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja. He said, “The Command wishes to inform the public that when it received a distress call on kidnap of some persons Read More

Gana: Group hails Nigerian troops

September 10, 2020 Editor 0

The Benue Good Governance Crusade (BGGC) says the military deserves commendation for ridding Benue state of its most-notorious militia leader, Terwase Akwaza,popularly known as Gana.  The Commander, 4 Special Forces Command, Doma, Nasarawa state, Monday Ali, told journalists on Tuesday that Gana was killed at a roadblock mounted by the army along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road following exchange of gunfire. The Benue state Read More

Jubilation in Benue over killing of crime kingpin, Gana

September 10, 2020 Editor 0

There was jubilation in several parts of Benue state following the reported killing of Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana. Gana who terrorised several communities in Benue state was reported to have been killed by soldiers on Tuesday, September 8, three years after Governor Samuel Ortom-led government placed a N10 million bounty on information that could lead to his arrest and capture.  Read More

Kaduna: Anxiety mounts as abductors of school children, female teacher remain silent, 2 weeks after

September 9, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Two weeks after kidnappers killed a vigilante and abducted seven persons, including four secondary school students and a female teacher at^ Damba-Kasaya village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, the abductors have yet to communicate. The gunmen abducted a female teacher, Christiana Madugu, three female students Miracle Saitu Danjuma, Favour Danjuma, and Happy Odoji, as well as a Read More

Breaking: Wanted crime kingpin killed in Benue

September 8, 2020 Editor 0

Dreaded Terwase Akwaza alias Gana, a wanted Benue gang leader has been killed. While the military said he was killed in a gun battle with operatives, Governor Sam Ortom, alleged he was seized from a convoy of repentant militants on its way to the Government House for a peace meeting. Commander of the Four Special Forces command, Doma local government Read More

Insecurity: Northern group lauds Buhari, security architecture over improvements across 19 states

September 8, 2020 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerians, under the auspices of Northern Patriots (NP), have hailed President Muhammadu Buhari and the Security Chiefs for the improved security in 19 northern states across the nation.  According to the group, the series of meetings held between the president and the Service/ Security Chiefs have triggered a remarkable turnaround with troops dominating the theatres in the north-east, Read More