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Cross River Police Commissioner Charges Senior Officers On Yuletide Security

2 days ago /

The Cross River state police command has assured visitors and citizens to the state of a secure and safe environment during the yuletide season. To this end, senior officers who command strategic posts and blackspots have been charged to redouble their efforts by providing needed direction to their subordinates. Commissioner of Police,...

Magu Denies Clash Between EFCC And DSS, NIA Operatives

2 days ago /

The acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu says his men never engaged in any “dirty fight” with officials of the department of state security, and the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, over the planned arrest of former director general of both agencies. Magu said this as he testified before...

Peace Corp Wants IGP Idris Jailed For Contempt

3 days ago /

The incorporated trustees of the peace corps of Nigeria has asked  the Federal High Court, Abuja to commit the inspector general of Police, Ibrahim Idris to prison for his persistent disobedience of court orders relating to the corps. The corps wants Idris committed for refusing to vacate the corporate headquarters of...

Boko-Haram Crisis: Northeast Education Sector Under Attack

3 days ago /

The Boko-Haram crisis is creating an educational deficit in Northeast Nigeria.  Destroyed classrooms, displaced communities, murdered teachers, abducted children, fearful survivors of terrorism- this combination has left a generation of school-aged children with a future at risk. The situation may be a fulfillment of one of Boko-haram’s cardinal objectives- to fight and...

“Lafiya Dole” New Theatre Commander Resumes

5 days ago /

A new helmsman has taken over as theatre commander at the military command and control centre of operation Lafiya Dole, in Maiduguri, Borno state. He is major-General Rogers Nicholas. General Nicholas takes over from major-General Ibrahim Attahiru, who has been redeployed to army headquarters, as deputy chief of policy and plans. Major-general Attahiru...

Airforce Re-Strategizes For Counter Insurgency Operations

5 days ago /

Nigeria’s Chief Of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Saidque Abubakar says the Airforce has re-strategized its operations in the north east to successfully execute the war against insurgency. Speaking at the fourth quarter chief of air staff conference in Abuja, Abubakar said the aim of the conference is to re-appraise air...

Controversy Over Kidnap Of Kwara State University Students

1 week ago /

confusion as rumours about the kidnap of twelve of its students spread across the state. While the school management and police say that only one student was kidnapped and released, a friend of the victim who received a text message from the abducted and released student insisted on twelve. A two hundred...

Countering Violent Extremism Through DDRR

1 week ago /

Nigeria has adopted the action plan on Demobilization, Disassociation, Reintegration and Reconciliation (DDRR) as part of efforts to strengthen Nigeria’s policy framework for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE). The DDRR action plan is expected to enhance the techniques for handling suspected Boko-haram associates and persons affected by insurgency. The program was...

“Operation Lafiya Dole” Gets New Commander

1 week ago /

Major General Rogers Nicholas has been appointed  the new theatre commander for “Operation Lafiya Dole”, the northeast counter insurgency operation. He takes over from major general Ibrahim Attahiru, who has been redeployed to Abuja as deputy chief of policy and plans. Until his appointment, gen. Nicholas was the chief of logistics at...

Nigerian Army Commanders Review Boko Haram Operations

1 week ago /

The northeastern part of Nigeria is still grapping with the challenge of Boko haram terrorism, the nation’s biggest security threat. To boost the military response against the group, Nigerian army commanders who have been involved in the operations in the last six years have converged in Abuja for a strategic retreat. Since...

Adamawa Attack Update

1 week ago /

The security situation around dong axis in Adamawa state has continued to deteriorate as locals say there is no security presence around the affected villages. Several hours after deadly attacks by suspected headmen Those who came back after the early morning raid, counted more than 30 corpses littered everywhere but had...

Advocacy Centre Backs Military’s Fight Against Insurgency In North East

2 weeks ago /

The authorities in Nigeria will need to resist every attempt to criminalise the activities of the nation’s military and other security agencies fighting the Boko Haram elements in the north east of the country. The save humanity advocacy centre which said this during a news conference in Abuja, explained that the way...

Naval Chief Decorates 16 Newly Promoted Officers

2 weeks ago /

Senior naval officers in Nigeria have again been reminded to always strive at finding workable solutions to the myriad of maritime challenges and other social problems confronting the nation. Nigeria’s chiefs of naval staff, vice admiral, Itok-Ette Ibas gave the charge in Abuja during the decoration of sixteen senior officers recently...

Army Takes Decoration Of Senior Officers To Maiduguri; Calls For Govt. Intervention In Recaptured Communities

2 weeks ago /

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai says there is need for better deployment of the police and civil administration authorities in areas that have been recaptured from Boko haram in the Northeast. The Army Chief made the call at the decoration of 45 newly promoted major generals in...

Exercise Wazobia Kungama: Nigerian Army Coducts Combat Training Exercise In Falgore Forest

2 weeks ago /

The Nigerian Army has conducted a joint combat training exercise for its personnel in the Falgore forest, which stretches from Kano to Bauchi, Kaduna Plateau and Kaduna states. The training exercise comprised troops from the Nigerian Army school of Infantry (NASI), the Nigerian Army Depot, The Warrant Officers Academy, and the...

Nigerian Army Orders Personnel To Learn Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba

3 weeks ago /

The Nigerian Army has ordered its personnel to learn the three basic Nigerian languages of Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba. In a statement on Wednesday, Sani Usman, a brigadier-general, and army spokesman, said the directive is part of the army’s new language policy aimed at fostering better communication with the populace. He said...

Gombe Security Agencies Assure Residents Of Safety

4 weeks ago /

Gombe state security agencies have reassured residents that they would continue to collaborate to make the state safe. This reassurance is coming as the army and police conduct drills on the streets of the metropolis. Drills with the Nigerian Police and the army, a show of confidence and partnership between the two...

Kano Police Smash Kidnap Gang

1 month ago /

Police in Kano have uncovered a new trend employed by criminals in kidnapping children and in exchange they demand recharge cards instead of ransom money. The police have smashed a 3 Man gang that is bringing a new dimension to kidnap Parading the suspects before newsmen, police public relations officer DSP Musa Majia...

Boko Haram Terrorist Camps Cleared By Troops

1 month ago /

Nigerian troops on Operation Lafiya Dole have cleared more Boko Haram Hideouts, following information that some of the terrorists were massing up on the fringes of the Sambisa forest.  A statement signed by the seven division spokesman, colonel Kingsley Samuel, indicated that during the operation, the troops neutralized a large number...

Army Investigates Chibok Shooting Incident

1 month ago /

The headquarters of 26 brigade Nigerian Army has instituted a board of inquiry to investigate a shooting incident that resulted in the death of an officer and a staff sergeant, deployed on duty at Chibok, Borno state.  Speaking on the incident, army spokesman brigadier General Sani Usman said the unit had...


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