Insecurity: Civil Defense boss raises alarm over new ‘dangerous group’ in Nigeria 

December 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has revealed the presence of ‘a dangerous group’ in Nigeria causing mayhem. Audi made the revelation Wednesday at the NSCDC headquarters in Abuja, during the opening ceremony of the last Commandant General conference for the year 2022 with zonal commanders and state commandants of the Read More

Shettima left legacy of great leader in Borno, not Boko Haram – Fani-Kayode

November 3, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Aviation Minister Femi  Fani-Kayode, has defended the former governor of Borno state and the Vice Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Kashim Shettima over allegation of being a terrorists’ commander. Fani-Kayode described Senator Shettima as “a refined, decent and godly man, who simply want to help his nation and ensure we move forward as a people.” Read More

Chronicling the Nigeria Police

September 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

The police are the closest authority to the public and this is to guarantee peace and curb any breach of public disorder and for the protection of lives and property. The police and their stations are spread all around the intersections of this country but that doesn’t deter kidnappers, Boko Haram, and other criminal elements from disturbing the peace and Read More

CSO hails Nigeria Military over defeat of Boko haram, banditry

September 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Civil Society Organisation, Northern Youth Network, has commended the Nigerian military for the tremendous successes it has recorded in the renowned determination to put an end to the activities of ISWAP/BokoHaram, banditry and criminality in the country in the past one month. The Convener of the group, Mallam Abdulrahman Ahmed, sent the commendation in a press release at the Read More

Insurgency: 61,000 Boko Haram suspects held in North-east – FG

July 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has reveal that the country was on the path to totally defeating Boko Haram terrorists and other criminals ravaging the country, saying that about 61,000 of them have been arrested, especially in the north-east. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, revealed Tuesday when he paid a surprise visit to the Kirikiri Maximum and Medium Security Custodial Centres Read More

Boko Haram/ISWAP incursions: Implications on political transition

July 7, 2022 A. A. Gadzama 0

President Muhammadu Buhari and the gallant men of the armed forces, including military intelligence, the State Security Service and the police have endeared themselves to the people of the North-east by the way they stopped the insurgents’ daring reign of terror and virtual take-over of this part of the country some years ago. It will be recalled that the attacks Read More

Kuje prison attack: Heads to roll as security personnel comb 100 kms radius

July 7, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has directed that full investigation be carried out over the Tuesday’s night attack on the Kuje Maximum Prison facility where all the Boko Haram terrorists and other high profile criminals escaped. The government directed that the investigation be briefed, also declared that “If any complicity is established, that appropriate actions would be taken.” The terrorists attack led Read More

Zulum in Egypt, discusses Boko Haram at high-level forum on Africa

June 22, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

On invitation, Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum is currently in Egypt where he addressed participants at the third edition of Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development which held, Tuesday, in Cairo. The Aswan Forum was launched in February 2019 by the Egyptian government in its capacity as the Chairman of the African Union (AU) and Champion of Read More

Of banditry and a shared sovereignty

June 12, 2022 Hassan Gimba 0

Last week, they attacked an estate within Abuja. Gunmen, bandits, Boko Haram, those who “drag” sovereignty with Nigeria, attacked Genuine Estate, within the vicinity of Gwarimpa, Nigeria’s (some accounts say south of the Sahara’s) largest housing estate. They did this undisturbed and calmly, between 1 and 4am on Sunday. The police said it was a robbery attack. Residents, however, said Read More

13 months after Niger governor’s alarm: Boko Haram, Ansaru abandoned Sambisa for Kaduna forests – El-Rufai

May 20, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state Governor Nasir el-Rufai has proposed the clearance and relocation of Katari, Rijana and Akilibu communities along the Kaduna-Abuja highway, saying they harbour criminals and informants. He also raised the alarm that the Boko Haram and the Ansaru elements in the Sambisa forest of the North-east have now shifted base to Kaduna forests. The governor’s red alert came after Read More

Assessing impact of voluntary surrender

April 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

In this report by SADIQ ABUBAKAR, the impact of voluntary surrender by Boko Haram fighters in Borno is examined. Insurgency has consistently impacted on the socio economic and political activities of Borno state for over a decade with attendant killings of people apart from the wanton destruction of public and private property worth billions of naira. It prompted several calls Read More

Time to adopt the Zulum option

February 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

The appeal, for the umpteenth time, by Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state for the federal government to engage mercenaries to prosecute the ongoing war against insecurity, deserves a listening ear as well as a proactive action. The governor, whose state is the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east, surely knows where the shoe pinches and his Read More

Another view of final phase of campaign against insurgency

December 30, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari, said in Maiduguri, Borno state, that the nation has entered what he calls the final phase in its fight against insurgents and criminals. Thus, the President called on troops of Operation Hadin Kai to remain steadfast and charge more into the battlefields to crush the insurgents and criminals and make Nigeria safe again for everyone. Read More

FG, stop pampering renegade fighters

December 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria ranks 146th on the Global Peace Index, making it the eighth least peaceful country in Africa. According to the 2021 Global Peace Index (GPI), Nigeria is ranked 146th out of 163 independent nations and territories in terms of peacefulness. Nigeria has moved up one position from 147 in 2020. However, Boko Haram, political crises, ritual killings, farmers/herders crises, and Read More

Insecurity: Onu harps on indigenous manufacturing of security equipment

November 22, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that Nigeria needs to intensify efforts in producing equipment to help in the fight against insecurity and further equip the armed forces. The Minister stated this when he received the report of the inter-ministerial committee on implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the federal government and Read More

Military Pensions Board deny owing widows of ex-soldiers

November 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Military Pensions Board (MPB) has denied reports by some section of the media that it had not paid death benefits to the widows and next of kins (NOKs) of some deceased soldiers. Premium Times and HumanAngle had reported that the widows of 91NA/32/4128 Corporal Oladejo Joseph and 04NA/55/1726 Lance Corporal Sunday Orji were yet to be paid the death Read More

Insurgency: Buni commissions, market stalls, school, others in Yobe

November 16, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni on Monday inaugurated rehabilitated 296 markets stalls, 304 newly constructed shops, motor park in Buni yadi. He also inaugurated the newly constructed a primary school for Internally Displace Persons (IPDs) in  Buni Gari constructed by the Shell petroleum Development Nigeria Limited in partnership with Yobe state government. While commissioning the projects, Buni said the Read More

How to kill Boko Haram ideology, others – Retired soldier

November 12, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The director-general, Home Integrated Design Ltd., Arc. Murad Saddeek, has donated ICT laboratory equipment to Government Secondary School, Hajj Camp Gwagwalada, Abuja. Saddeek who said he served the arm forces under the Nigerian Forces for 20 years and retired in November, 2020, and went into construction as a contractor, added that he deemed  fit to “appreciate my country Nigeria by giving back to society out of Read More

Revealed! Why terrorists are surrendering massively

November 11, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A non-partisan peace advocacy group, Nigeria Must Survive Initiative has said the frequent change of leadership by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram a sign that the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) is mounting pressure on the terrorist groups. The group in a statement on Thursday signed by its Secretary Demola Akanbi stated that its investigation revealed that Read More

49 insurgents killed, 71 arrested, 1,186 surrendered in 2 weeks – DHQ

November 11, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday said a total of 1,186 of Boko Haram terrorists and their families comprising 226 adult males, 406 adult females and 555 children surrendered to troops of Operation Hadin Kai at different locations in the North-east in the last two weeks. The military also said its troops killed 49 insurgents and criminals, and arrested 71 others Read More

Arewa group scores NAF, intelligence agencies high over improved security operations

November 6, 2021 Editor 0

Arewa Youth Federation (AYF) has praised the coordinated efforts of the Nigeria Air Force, (NAF) and military intelligence agencies for the significant milestones recorded in recent times in the war against terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the country. The group also expressed optimism that if the tempo is sustained, the nation is on its way of overcoming it’s Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More