AESID to Police, DSS: Mop up illegal arms in circulation in Ebonyi

April 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on all the security agencies to urgently mop up all the illegal arms and ammunition in the hands of unauthorised persons, especially political thugs in the state. The association revealed that it has gotten information on how some top politicians have shared illegal weapons for some political thugs to Read More

In Kaduna, Police rescue toddler, 3 women, 11 others from kidnappers

Kaduna state Police Command has rescued 15 people including a toddler and three women from suspected kidnappers in Chikun local government area, Kaduna state government has said.    According to an official statement, “15 kidnapped citizens have been rescued by security operatives in Kaduna state. This was disclosed by the Kaduna state Police Command in an operational feedback to the Read More

Security agencies probe 3 missing community leaders in Atyap Chiefdom

March 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 The military and police are investigating the circumstances leading to the disappearance of three community leaders in Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf local government area after a successful dispute resolution meeting on Sunday. Kaduna state government said six of the community leaders went missing on their way home after the meeting, while troops found one and handed him over to the Read More

Breaking: Tragedy strikes as 19 perish along Abuja-Kaduna expressway

March 22, 2021 Editor 0

Up to 19 people have been confirmed dead in an auto accident at the Kateri along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway on Sunday. The DAF trailer involved in the accident was said to be heading for Kano from Lagos when the incident happened. According to the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the accident, which happened late Read More

Buhari’s alarm on insecurity: Illegal arms in-flow defied Nigeria’s border closure

 President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite the closure of Nigeria’s land borders, arms and ammunition continued to flow into the country. President Buhari spoke Thursday when the outgoing Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohammed Ibn Chambas, visited him in Abuja. A statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, Read More

The ominous signs on North’s education

March 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

An exclusive report published by this newspaper on Tuesday to the effect that in about three months, bandits have serially attacked not less than five schools in both the North-west andNorth-central states of Nigeria, paints a gloomy picture for education not just in these geo-political zones but also in the entire North in particular and the country in general. The Read More

Afaka: 23 female, 16 male students still missing as troops kill 2 bandits

March 13, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Troops on Friday killed two bandits in Gwagwada and recovered a motorcycle and a local rifle, even as 39 students, 23 females and 16 males, from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka Kaduna are still missing.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said in Kaduna on Saturday that the troops killed the two bandits in an ambush Read More

Breaking: Kaduna govt confirms kidnap of 30 students as troops rescue 180 (Pictures)

March 12, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Barely 36 hours after giving 2020 Security Report, bandits have attacked Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state and kidnapped 30 male and female students. However, troops have rescued 180 students and teachers of the College.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, while confirming the incident said the bandits attacked Read More

Breaking: Yahaya sacks 3 commissioners, reshuffles cabinet

March 1, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has affected a minor cabinet reshufflement.  Secretary to the government of the state, Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi made this known in a statement Monday in Gombe. No reason was given for the change.  “In his bid to further consolidate on the operations of government, Governor Inuwa Yahaya has approved a minor cabinet reshufflement as Read More

Bandits kill 3 in Kajuru, youth lynch ‘collaborator’

February 20, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Bandits have killed three people, one each in Ungwan Sha’awa, Ungwan Galadima and Ungwan Gamu, all in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state in what was believed to be attacks coordinated by suspected locals living among the people.  As the police investigate suspected collusion, irate youth lynched to death one young man suspected to have collaborated with the bandits, while another Read More

Use extended tenure to refresh crime-fighting, PGDI urges IGP

February 12, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A non-governmental organisation, Patriot for Growth and Development Initiative (PGDI), has urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to use his extended tenure to refresh crime-fighting tactics. The group’s executive director, Isaac Nasim, who made the call at a world press conference in Lokoja on Friday, said the president would have considered the “experience, international exposure and Read More

APC set to reclaim Zamfara in 2023 – Gov’ship aspirant

February 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A former governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 20219 in Zamfara state, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, has expressed confidence that his party will surely reclaim the state from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) come 2023 election. Jaji, a former Chairman, House Committee on Internal Security said despite the protest vote against APC in 2019 PDP Read More

Service chiefs: Better late than never

February 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the retirement of his service chiefs and appointed new ones. Although, their retirement was long over due, Mr President’s action has elicited applause from Nigerians and security experts who blame the rise of insecurity to the inability of the erstwhile service chiefs to change their tactics against the dreaded Boko Haram and armed bandits who Read More

Kaduna: Troops capture 3 bandits, rescue 4 women, gunmen kidnap 21

January 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Up to 21 people were abducted by gunmen on Friday night at Kurmin Idon, Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, two of the victims were however rescued by police, as another one escaped. In a related development, troops captured three kidnappers and rescued two abducted women from their kidnappers at a location close to Gadanin Gwari, Gwagwada district of Chikun Read More

Hoodlums burn Church pavilion in Kaduna

January 29, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has condemned the burning of pavilion erected by ECWA Church for a conference in Zangon Kataf local government area, while tasking security agencies to fish out the culprits for prosecution.  The pavilion erected close to the Agwatyap palace was burnt by unknown people, but a statement signed by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security Read More

Kaduna: Jet fighters kill several bandits in sweeping air missions

January 28, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Jet fighters carried out several sweeping missions on identified kidnappers’ den killing several of the bandits across Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna state. A statement signed by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna state, Mr Samuel Aruwan on Thursday said that, “Air platforms carried out several armed missions across identified Read More

Awaiting interior minister’s action as nation boils

January 28, 2021 Alhassan A. Bala 0

In every country across the globe the interior ministry is the one in charge of the internal security, providing solutions to internal security of the country. Part of the responsibility of the interior ministry of many countries is providing information and updates related to security challenges – attacks, communal crisis, among others. The Nigeria ministry of interior, in its official Read More

Orlu: Group faults IPOB, ESN over killings

January 27, 2021 Editor 0

The Igbos in Nigeria Movement (INM) has condemned the killing of innocent citizens by members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) on Monday in Orlu, Imo state.  The group, in a statement on Tuesday, said such lawlessness was unacceptable in the interest of peace and tranquillity in the South-East and South-South.  Fugitive leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Read More

Internal Security: Awaiting Interior Minister’s action as nation boils, By Alhassan A. Bala

January 25, 2021 Alhassan A. Bala 0

In every country across the globe the interior ministry is the one in charge of the internal security, providing solutions to internal security of the country. Part of the responsibility of the interior ministry of many countries is providing information and update related to security challenges – attacks, communal crisis, among others. The Nigeria ministry of interior, in its official Read More

Police arrest LG boss, lawmaker, others in Ebonyi over crisis

January 24, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police Commissioner, Aliyu Garba, Sunday arrested Chairman of Ohaukwu Local government area, Clement Odah, lawmaker representing Ohaukwu North Constituency, Chinedu Awo over the killings of seven persons and destruction of properties in Effium community, Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state.  About 30 other major stakeholders from the community were also arrested, they include Coordinator of Effium Development Centre, Sunday Agbo and his Read More

Buratai: Why leadership is key in the war against insurgency

January 18, 2021 David Onmeje 0

Leadership is an art meant for those that understand the intricacies involved in bringing about positive change in every society. I say this for the fact that in Nigeria, one of the banes of our numerous challenges remains the lack of sound and credible leadership by those saddled with the responsibility of translating our hopes and aspirations into tangible realities. Read More

Jet fighters kill bandits in Birnin Gwari, other Kaduna LGAs

January 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Air force patrol conducted over locations in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna state has led to killing of bandits in Farin Ruwa and Kuduru areas. A statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan on Saturday said the air missions also covered the Kaduna – Abuja Read More

Gunmen kill 3 in Kaduna

January 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Unidentified gunmen have killed three people and injured another person in Kamaru Chawai village, Kauru local government area of Kaduna state. In another development, a local farmer in Gindin Dutse village, Jema’a local government area of the state, suspected of poisoning two cattle have been arrested for questioning. A statement signed by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna state, Mr Read More

Troops neutralise bandits in Birnin Gwari, residents arrest 2 suspects

January 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Fighter jets have killed several bandits in six locations across Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, just as residents captured two suspected bandits in Chikun after a failed attempted kidnapping.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said in Kaduna on Saturday that several bandits were neutralised at a bandit settlements in Sani Maichuku, Read More