We ‘ve bought weapons with new naira notes – Terrorists’ leader

February 3, 2023 Editorial IV 0

A terrorist leader, Kachalla Balleri, has said his gang has purchased weapons with the new naira notes.  Balleri is one of the most wanted terrorists’ leaders terrorising some areas of Zamfara, Katsina and Kaduna states as well as parts of Niger Republic. The bandits’ leader was shown in a video flaunting the newly redesigned naira notes, saying the new naira Read More

How Boko Haram wanted to destroy Nigeria — Buhari 

January 12, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said the Boko Haram group was all out with the determination to destroy Nigeria. Buhari stated this when he received executive members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria at the State House, Abuja. He described the Boko Haram group and its attendant ideology — which abhors Western education — as a “fraudulent plot” designed to “destroy Read More

Terrorism allegation: Court bars DSS from inviting, arresting, detaining Emefiele

December 29, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

An Abuja High Court has reportedly quashed the Department of Security Services (DSS) move to charge CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele with trumped up charges of terrorism financing and economic crimes. Delivering judgement, Thursday, on the suit seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents and all officers under their control and from instigating the arrest of Emefiele, Justice M.A. Read More

Terror: UK reveals 22 Nigerian states its citizens must avoid

November 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The United Kingdom has advised its citizens against travelling to 22 states in Nigeria. This was as it cleared the Federal Capital Territory from the list, though with caution. It may not be unconnected to the security situation in the country. This was contained in a press release by the British High Commission, Abuja, on Monday titled, “Updated Foreign Commonwealth Read More

Terrorists setting up operational base, collecting taxes in Kaduna – El-Rufai writes Buhari

August 12, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said terrorists are consolidating their grip on communities in the state with a “parallel” government and “permanent operational base” in the North-western state near Nigeria’s capital Abuja. The governor said this in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, exclusively obtained by Premium Times. El-Rufai warned the president of the terrorists’ consolidation in a late July Read More

Pictures: Terrorists release more Abuja-Kaduna train attack victims

August 10, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers on March 28, 2022, have released another seven hostages, including a family of six and an older woman. Gumi had reached out to the abductors through his media consultant, Malam Tukur Mamu, appealing to them to release the children from captivity. He was said to have sent sermons and consistently pleaded with Read More

VIDEO: Watch how suspected terrorist invaded Abuja Catholic church

July 4, 2022 Editor 0

A suspected terrorist was on Sunday apprehended by worshippers at Arch Angel Michael Catholic church Police barrack Garki Abuja following his suspicion invasion of the church building to possibly cause havoc. However, the FCT Police command has allayed fears that the man dressed in a strange way entered the church for any ulterior move.

Breaking: FG reveals Sunday Igboho’s major sponsor, exposes Nnamdi Kanu

October 22, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government on Friday said it has uncovered major financier of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho. Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami who disclosed this revealed that a member of the National Assembly is capable. Malami, who was silent on the identity of the federal lawmaker, said a Read More

Breaking: IPOB drops fresh sit-at-home, ‘no Nigerian flag’ Oct 1 declaration, threatens residents

September 25, 2021 Editor 0

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has again warned those in Southeastern part of the country to stay at home on October 1. The biafran group while also declaring operation “no Nigerian flag” in the region as from September 25, 2021, warned residents to adhere. A statement from the Media and Publicity Secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, reads: Read More

Zamfara: We’ll extend telecom shutdown beyond 2 weeks – Matawalle

September 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle has said more than 100 informants have been arrested during the ongoing military operations aimed at riding the state of bandits. He said the two-week shutdown of communication services will be extended. Matawalle stated this in a BBC Hausa exclusive programme, ‘Ganimun hanya,’ aired Saturday morning. “When I became governor I entered into treaty with Read More

NAF admits ‘bombing’ of civilians in Yobe, sets up Board of Inquiry

September 16, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has set up a Board of Inquiry to investigate the circumstances leading to the bombing of civilians at in Yunusari local government area of Yobe state. The Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. Residents of Buhari community, in Yunusari local government area of Read More

Take fight to terrorists, bandits’ enclaves, COAS charges commanders

September 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya, has tasked Army commanders to take the fight to terrorists, bandits and other enemies of the country. He said, “You must take the fight into the identified and known enclaves of terrorists and criminals to neutralize them.”  He also said the Nigerian Army will henceforth talk to the terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and Read More

Breaking: Power sharing tussle tears Taliban leaders apart

September 15, 2021 BBC 0

A major row broke out between leaders of the Taliban just days after they set up a new government in Afghanistan, senior Taliban officials told the BBC. Supporters of two rival factions reportedly brawled at the presidential palace in the capital Kabul. The argument appeared to centre on who did the most to secure victory over the US, and how Read More

Pictures: Another 400 boko haram members surrender to Nigerian troops

September 9, 2021 Editor 0

Following onslaught from superior fire of NIgeria’s Armed Forces, another set of Boko Haram members numbering over 400 have surrendered to the Nigerian troops. Reports say the terrorists gave up terrorism from their sites in Bama and Mafa on Thursday September 9, 2021. The list is as follows, BAMA (1)Male- 259. (2) Female-43 (3) Children-70 MAFA (1) Male-35 (2) Female-23 Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

Ortom to Presidency: You’ll kill us to actualise grazing reserve

August 21, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state government, Friday, said if the President Muhammadu Buhari administration must actualise the “cattle agenda through grazing reserves or any other thing different from ranching it should be ready to kill everybody in Benue state. The government also said the decision of the president was capable of plunging the country into avoidable crisis. A statement by Terver Akase, Read More

On the Rukuba killings

August 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is a disheartening that the “Irigwe Youth” allegedly carried out the gruesome killing of over 25 Muslim Fulani while several others got injured and some were missing last Saturday around Rukuba area, in Plateau state. The victims were on their way back to their homes after attending a special Jumma’at Dhirk and prayers for peace in Nigeria which held Read More

Please, re-equip our military

August 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerian milliary must be commended and encouraged for their inexhaustible labour in the combat against insurgency subduing the country by all patriotic Nigerians. It is evident that Nigerian milliary are neutralising terrorists camps across the country based on various reports recorded so far. But its unpatriotic for Nigerians to, instead of encouraging them, always blame upon them when they err. Read More

Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is Read More

Sustain onslaught against terrorists, Arewa youths charge NAF

August 5, 2021 Editor 0

Arewa Youth Federation has charged the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) to sustain airstrikes targeted at hideouts of ISWAP-Boko Haram fighters to overpower the remainder of the insurgents in the northeast. The group made the appeal in a statement by its President, Muhammad Matazu, while reacting to media reports that scores of Boko Haram-ISWAP terrorists were eliminated on Monday by airstrikes Read More

Troops kill 11 terrorists, recover arms, petroleum products

July 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Sunday says troops Operation HADIN KAI have killed 11 Boko Haram terrorists and recover arms, ammunitions and a truck of petroleum products in the North-east.Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu who stated this in a statement, said the feat was achieved in three separate operations The statement reads in parts: “Troops of 82 Division Task Read More