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German Archaeologists Abducted In Kaduna

5 days ago /

Nigerian police say gunmen have kidnapped two German archaeologists in the north of the country. A police spokesman said the pair were abducted from Kaduna state on Wednesday morning.  The police say the two were part of an archaeological team excavating a site in the village of Jajela.  Reports say they were...

 

Boko Haram burns down village

2 weeks ago /

Suspected boko haram terrorists have invaded and burnt down Mussa village in Askira-Uba local govt. area of southern Borno.. The incident reportedly happened at about 9.30 pm on Friday. Casualty figures  and other material losses are yet to be ascertained . The invaders fled before military and other security forces...

Boko Haram Kills 7 Soldiers In Ambush

2 weeks ago /

Boko Haram fighters have killed seven Nigerian soldiers and wounded 19 more in an ambush on a road in the northeastern state of Borno, the military said on Friday. The attack and continued suicide bombings throughout the northeast raise doubts about how close the conflict with the Islamist group is to...

‘Boko Haram Paid Me N200’ – Suicide Bomber

2 weeks ago /

An 18-year-old Boko Haram suicide bomber, Amina, who was intercepted by men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday in Maiduguri, said she was given N200 for the mission. she was abducted two years ago by the sect members in Madagali, Adamawa, and taken to Sambisa forest. “They gave...

Boko Haram Is Broke – UN

2 weeks ago /

The destructive Boko Haram insurgency group is currently plagued by financial difficulties, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, has said. Feltman stated this while briefing the Security Council on the UN Secretary-General’s Fourth Report on the threat the group poses to international peace and security efforts to “check and...

Pirates Abduct Russians, Ukrainian In Nigeria

2 weeks ago /

Pirates have abducted seven Russian sailors and one Ukrainian in the territorial waters of Nigeria, the Russian embassy has said. Russian Embassy in Nigeria reported on Wednesday that, “the BBC Caribbean ship came under a piratic attack in the territorial waters of Nigeria.” The Russian embassy said on its Twitter page that,...

Shoot Soldiers Who Rape - South Sudan Leader

3 weeks ago /

South Sudan President Salva Kiir is reported to have said soldiers who rape civilians should be shot. He was speaking during a visit to the town of Yei, near the Ugandan border, where a large contingent of soldiers is based.  Rights groups have accused South Sudanese soldiers of involvement in sexual...

FCT Police Warn Protesters

3 weeks ago /

The nigeria police says organizers of the planned nationwide protest must get the needed approval before embarking on any action. the FCT Commisioner of police muhammed mustapha said this in abuja while speaking with journalists. He advised the conveners to seek other means of passing across their grievance. Mustapha warned...

Army Confirms 112 Dead In January’s Accidental Strike

2018 years ago /

The Nigeria Army has confirmed that 112 persons were killed in January’s accidental airstrike at the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp in Rann, Borno State. The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor, in Maiduguri, said 97 persons were injured in the attack. He also revealed that 26 foreigners that had...

Positively Engage Repentant Terrorists – Retired AVM Monday

4 weeks ago /

The immediate past chief of defense intelligence in the Nigerian military retired air vice marshal Monday Morgan has advised relevant authorities to positively engage repentant terrorists as a way to permanently ending terrorism in Nigeria’s northeast Speaking with journalists at a forum on rescuing the nation from the jaws of insurgency,...

Al Shabaab Kills 57 Kenya Soldiers, Overruns Base

1 month ago /

The Somalian terror group al Shabaab said on Friday its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan troops when they attacked a remote military base in Somalia the previous day, a claim the Kenyan army denied. A spokesman for al Shabaab, which often launches attacks on troops of the African Union’s AMISOM force,...

Bail Granted To Lecturer, Three Others Accused Of Terrorism

1 month ago /

The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to a lecturer at the local government education authority, Doma in Nassarawa state, Umar Ibrahim and three others accused of terrorism. The three were granted bail in the sum of one million naira each and two sureties in like sum who must own...

UN Peacekeepers In Sudan Accused Of Smuggling Weapons

1 month ago /

The Indonesian government is investigating claims that some of its peacekeepers attempted to smuggle weapons while returning from a UN mission in Sudan.  Several Indonesian police officers were arrested by the Sudanese authorities last week on suspicion they were trying to leave the country with 29 Kalashnikov rifles and approximately 70...

Cameroon Soldiers Die In Chopper Crash

1 month ago /

At least four Cameroonian soldiers, including a general who was coordinating the fight against Nigerian Boko Haram militant Islamists, were killed Sunday in a helicopter crash, reports say. "We lost four men, including the general", named as Jacob Kodji, as well as a colonel, a senior military official who is involved...

Deny Safe Haven To Boko Haram - UN

1 month ago /

UN Security Council has tasked the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to prevent Boko Haram insurgents from regrouping. The Council said that destructive insurgents who were recently dislodged from their safe haven in Sambisa Forest should not be allowed to regroup. The Task Force was set up by Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger...

Lagos To Install CCTV Cameras

1 month ago /

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), on Tuesday said 13,000 Closed Circuit Television cameras would be installed at major locations across the state to boost security. A statement issued by the agency’s Head Public Affairs Unit, Mr Adebayo Kehinde, noted that the move was in line with the state government...

Boko Haram Giving Up 'en masse'

2 months ago /

Fighters from militant Islamist group Boko Haram are surrendering "en masse", President Muhammadu Buhari has said.  Boko Haram launched its insurgency in northeastern Nigeria in 2009, but has stepped up operations in Chad and other neighbouring states in recent years.  Speaking at a regional peace and security meeting in Senegal's capital, Dakar,...

Russia, Pakistan to Sell Warplanes to Nigeria

2 months ago /

Nigeria has bought warplanes and helicopters from Russia and Pakistan following the refusal of the US to sell arms, the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, has said.  The purchase was aimed at boosting the military in its efforts to end the insurgency by militant Islamists in the north and oil...

Army captures Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

5 months ago /

The Nigerian army says it has captured Boko Haram terrorists in Mallam factory, northern part of Borno state. Acting director, army public relations colonel Sani Usman said in a statement that the operation was carried out by troops of operation lafiya dole and multinational joint task force as part of operation...

Tambuwal Urges Security Agencies To Beef Up Security In Sokoto State

5 months ago /

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has called on security agencies to intensify security of lives and property across the state. The Governor made the call on Tuesday when he commiserated with a businessman, Nura Gani, in Sokoto State. He stated that the security agencies are discharging their duties diligently and responsibly. ”...


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