Insecurity

National Assembly may be attacked by terrorists soon – Management raises alarm

The management of the National Assembly Complex has raised the alarm that terrorists may soon strike at the complex, Daily Trust reports. A top management official of the complex yesterday said: “Yes! We have this dangerous intelligence report that the National Assembly may be a victim of terrorist attack and we’re not joking with it.”The official said the way strange and very suspicious looking persons thronged the National Assembly complex in recent times was worrisome. He said many of the strange persons, if confronted at the gates of the complex, were quick to claim being constituents of lawmakers.   The official decried that the situation had overstretched security architecture at [Read]

Operation Amotekun Ban: You’re talking rubbish – Afenifere chieftain blasts Malami

  – Reactions have begun to pour in over the federal government’s declaration of Operation Amotekun as illegal – The government through the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN, declared the outfit as illegal – Operation is a security outfit created by southwest states to address the security challenges in the region Chairman of Afenifere Renewal Group, Chief Olawale Oshun has described Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami’s statement that Operation Amotekun, is illegal as rubbish.  Chief Oshun said Malami should also declare Hisbah Corps, (a religious police force responsible for the enforcement of Sharia) and Civilian Joint Task Force in the northeast illegal. “He is talking [Read]

Two killed in Edo farmers – herders Clash

  Two persons were reportedly killed on Monday in a clash between farmers and herdsmen in Sobe, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that trouble started over the alleged slaughtering of an 11-year-old boy, who had gone to fetch firewood for his family. An eyewitness said the boy, whose body was found on Sunday inside a bush, was allegedly killed by herdsmen grazing on the farm. The eyewitness, who sought anonymity, said the boy’s relatives from the Kwale extraction mobilised the youth for a reprisal, went after the herders, and killed one of them in the process. Chairman of the local government, Mr Frank Ilaboya, [Read]

BREAKING: Boko Haram Terrorists Abduct Adamawa CAN Chairman

  Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria in Michika, Adamawa State, Lawan Andimi, has been reportedly abducted by Boko Haram fighters. District Head of Michika, Angida Kwache, made the disclosure during a visit of deputy governor of the state, Crowther Seth, on Saturday. Kwache said, “The pastor was abducted the day Boko Haram insurgents attacked our community. “He was last seen when the insurgents forced him into a Toyota Hilux. Since then, we have not heard from him or his abductors.” Also, following the rising spate of Boko Haram attacks, communities bordering Sambisa Forest, stronghold of the terrorists, have appealed for more troops in the area. Three district heads of [Read]

ISIS/ISWAP Execution: Don’t let Terrorists Turn You Against Muslims, Buhari begs Christians

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Christians in Nigeria not to allow execution by the Islamic State West Africa Province to turn them against Muslims.  Buhari said this in reaction to a fresh video released by the terrorist group, showing the killing of some Christians in captivity. ISWAP said the government had failed to successfully negotiate their release, which led to their execution. President Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said he was saddened and shocked by the death of innocent hostages in the hands of remorseless, godless, callous gangs of mass murderers that have given Islam a bad name through [Read]

Heavily-armed terrorists ambush, kill 14 soldiers in Niger

NIGER – Fourteen soldiers have lost their lives after a “heavily-armed terrorists” ambushed a convoy in the western Niger region of Tillaberi. “After a fierce battle… seven police and seven national guards were killed” Wednesday, the interior ministry said in a statement on Thursday. “A guard has been listed as missing,” the ministry said, adding, “the enemy suffered many losses.” It did not give details. The security forces had been escorting a team to carry out voter registration in the district of Sanam ahead of presidential and legislative elections due in late 2020, it added. The team was “secured and returned to Sanam safe and sound,” the statement said. Niger, [Read]

Abiodun Pledges To Fight Insecurity In Ogun Riverine Areas

  ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Government says it is putting in place strategic security plan that will address insecurity in the riverine areas of the State. The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun stated this when he received the new Brigade Commander, 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Brigadier General Ehimwenma Amadasun, who paid him a courtesy call in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Goverrnor Abiodun noted that it was imperative for the State government and security agencies to put heads together and fashion out plans that would permanently stem the tide of insecurity in those parts of the State. “One of the vulnerable areas that we have identified lately is the [Read]

We’ve uncovered plots to destabilize Nigeria – DSS

  The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday said they have uncovered syndicated plots by some “undesirable groups” to cause a breakdown of law and order in various parts of the country including Abuja. According to a statement by Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, the arrangement is to instigate protests, mass action and violence with a view to causing anarchy and destabilizing the country. “These predetermined actions have been designed to take place simultaneously in the major cities across the geopolitical zones in the coming weeks. This is more so that the plotters are also targeting the yuletide seasons to accomplish their sinister motives. [Read]

Governorship Elections: Jonathan And Buhari Warns Against Intimidation

Ahead of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states on Saturday , President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday condemned violence that had characterised campaigns in the two states. Jonathan , who handed over to Buhari in 2015 , described signals coming from the two states as disturbing. On Wednesday, one person was killed at the Peoples Democratic Party rally in Bayelsa State . Last month, a man was killed at Anyigba , Kogi State , after hoodlums attacked a convoy of governorship candidate of the PDP in Kogi State , Mr Musa Wada. He expressed concern about violence and killings in the two states, [Read]

Gunmen kidnap NTA staff in Ogun, demand N15m ransom

Unknown gunmen have abducted a staff of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Abiodun Adenuga at his residence in Aiyepe in Odogbolu local government area of Ogun State. A source in the family who confirmed the incident, disclosed that, Adenuga was abducted around 10pm on Tuesday at his residence. The source said the gunmen held Adenuga at gunpoint and whisked him away. Adenuga was said to have returned from his NTA Ijebu Ode office, after retiring to his Aiyepe hometown where he usually come to work in Ijebu Ode, a distance of about 30 minutes drive. According to the sources, the abductors had demanded a ransom of N15 million for his [Read]

Natasha Akpoti weeps In excess as she narrates Tuesday’s attack On her

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party, in Kogi State, Natasha Hadiza Akpoti, was on Tuesday attacked by suspected thugs at the venue where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) organised signing of peace accord meeting for political and candidates in the state. The meeting, which was attended by the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, as well as INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, held four days to the November 16 governorship election in Kogi. Adamu and Yakubu, in the company of some senior police officers and INEC National Commissioners, witnessed the signing of a peace accord by the political parties and their candidates in Kogi. The event had [Read]

Gunmen Kill Two Policemen In Bayelsa Before Saturday Governorship Poll

Two policemen have been shot dead along the Otuogidi community of Ogbia Local Government Area of the State and their rifle carted away by unknown gunmen. The killing of the two policemen coincided with the arrival of batches from the 32,000 policemen led by 15 Commissioners of Police, three Assistant Inspectors General, AIG, of Police and the Deputy Inspectors General of Police, DIG, to the state ahead of this Saturday poll. The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Force Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department Abuja, DIG Anthony Ogbizi who is in charge of the Bayelsa State Governorship election disclosed the number of deployed officers after an interacting session with [Read]

Troops Kill Five Bandits, Raid Kidnappers’ Den, Arrest Five

  IMO – Troops of 342 Artillery Regiment, while acting on credible intelligence raided a suspected kidnappers’ den at Ihie Community in Ohaji/Egbema LGA of Imo State where they arrested two suspects, Umah Kingsley and Miss Chukwu Happiness. A statement from Col. Aminu Iliyasu, Nigerian Army Operations Media coordinator said, items recovered during the operation included 2 empty magazines and a locally fabricated gun. “Similarly, following the alleged murder of one Alhaji Tanko of Janda Village in Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State by unknown assailants, troops of 1 Division Garrison deployed within the area swiftly moved into the suspected crime location and arrested 2 suspects, Danladi Bisallah and Manesa Danladi [Read]

Army Jubilates As Seven Terrorists get killed, Eight Others Crippled by Own Bombs in Borno

  BORNO – The Nigerian Army has said that seven terrorists died when their vehicle stepped on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) they planted for troops in Lamba’a forest along Jakana-Mainok road in Borno. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, added that eight other terrorists were crippled by the IEDs. He said: ”the incident was a clear case that can be best described as a tactical boomerang as a Toyota Sam Sahara model belonging to the terrorists stepped on an IED they planted against troops in the area.’’ Iliyasu also disclosed that a syndicate that specialises in smuggling smoked fish [Read]