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House Of Representatives Deliberate On Police Welfare

2 weeks ago /

The Nigerian police will have to be funded to enable it play its constitutional role of protecting lives and property of Nigerians. This is the thinking of the House of Representatives even as its committee on police affairs is conducting a public hearing on a bill to establish the Nigeria Police...

Boko Haram Has Links With Terror Groups In Mali, Says Buratai

2 weeks ago /

Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, says the Boko Haram insurgent group has links with terror groups in northern Mali. The PUNCH quoted Buratai as saying this on Monday while receiving Babi Abdulrahman, Mali’s army chief, in Abuja. According to Buratai, the link was proven by the recent arrest of two...

Fresh Boko Haram Attacks In Borno Disturbing, Worrisome – Ndume

2 weeks ago /

Former Senate Majority Leader, Ali Ndume (APC/Borno South), on Sunday expressed deep concern over the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks in Borno State and described the situation as “worrisome”. Ndume, currently serving a six-month suspension, told newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, that he would have invited security chiefs to...

Lawmakers Call On Security Agencies To Maintain Constant Surveillance Around UNIMAID

2 weeks ago /

Nigeria’s house of representatives wants the executive arm of government to act decisively to stop the rising spate of suicide bombings by boko haram insurgents which is now threatening the existence of the university of Maiduguri. The lawmakers also want security agencies to come up with a comprehensive plan to maintain...

Gunmen Kidnap 14 Passengers In Rivers, Demand ₦14m Ransom

2 weeks ago /

No fewer than fourteen passengers travelling from Warri in Delta State to Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State have been allegedly kidnapped by gunmen at Rumoji, near Port-Harcourt in Rivers State. It was gathered that the heavily armed gunmen waylaid the bus, which belongs to a popular transport company, and dragged all the...

NAF Frustrates Another Insurgent’s Attempt To Regroup

3 weeks ago /

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Wednesday said it had frustrated efforts of the Boko Haram insurgents to regroup. The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. Adesanya said a component of Operation “LAFIYA DOLE” conducted...

We Remain Apolitical - Army

3 weeks ago /

The Nigerian Army says it will remain apolitical, and ensure the preservation and sustenance of democracy- in the country. The chief of army staff, represented by the deputy chief of policy and plans, army headquarters, major-general Emmanuel Kabuk, made the pledge in Maiduguri during the army day 2017 inter-denominational church service held in...

Boko Haram Insurgents Defeated, They Are Fighting Their Last Battle – Buratai Boasts

4 weeks ago /

Chief of Army Staff, (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai Thursday insisted that Boko Haram insurgents have been totally decimated. He observed that what was being witnessed now was like the case of dying men trying to survive. The army chief spoke at a one-day workshop on National Security, with the theme: “Dynamics...

Boko Haram: UN Chief Restates Support To Federal Government

4 weeks ago /

The Secretary-General of the UN, Mr António Guterres, has reiterated the organisation’s support to the Federal Government in the ongoing fight against terrorism and violent extremism. Guterres, in a statement by his spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, condemned the series of suicide bombing attacks in Maiduguri on Monday. “The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations’...

I No Longer Have Confidence In Nigeria’s Security Forces – Niger Governor

4 weeks ago /

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has stated he no longer has confidence in Nigeria’s security agencies. He, therefore, proposed that traditional rulers should be given security votes to help in curtailing the increasing rate of crime in the country. According to him, “Despite the huge amounts voted and given to security...

Safety: Union Wants Nigerians In S’Africa To Register With Forum

4 weeks ago /

The Nigeria Union in South Africa, on Tuesday urged Nigerians living in that country to register with the Community Policing Forum (CPF) and other community-based organisations, to fight crime in their areas. Mr Adetola Olubajo, Secretary-General of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Pretoria, South Africa, on...

DSS Busts Plot By Suspected Terrorists To Attack Kano

1 month ago /

The Department of State Services (DSS), on Friday, said it had uncovered a plot by suspected terrorists to attack Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto and Maiduguri during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. Mr Tony Opuiyo, an operative of the service who made the disclosure in Abuja, said two suspects — Yusuf Adamu and Abdulmuminu...

BENUE: The Herdsmen's Curse

1 month ago /

As the debate over the number of people killed and local government areas occupied by invading violent herdsmen continues, farming communities keep losing farmlands, produce and their loved ones.  AIT visited Tombo-Mbalagh, a farming community on the flood plains of River Katsina-Ala, where women and children who escaped the recent...

Traffic Wardens Dismissed Over Extortion

1 month ago /

Two Traffic Wardens, Musa Muktari and Shuaibu Suleman attached to Wuse Police Division, FCT Abuja Command have been dismissed from service with immediate effect for corrupt practice. This followed an Orderly Room trial at the Provost Department, Force Headquarters Abuja in which both wardens were found guilty of abuse of...

Abuja-Kaduna Road Kidnappers Arrested

1 month ago /

The Nigeria police has arrested eight suspected kidnap gang members operating along the Abuja-Kaduna highway. Parading the suspects in Abuja, force public relations officer, Jimoh Moshood said combined teams of the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Special Ant-Robbery Squad (SARS), and the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) arrested them. The suspects are said to be among those...

No Igbo Attacked In Kaduna Or Relocating In Fear – El-Rufai

1 month ago /

Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna governor, has said that no Igbo was ambushed or attacked in the state. He denied insinuations that Igbo were relocating to the east because they were being killed in Kaduna. Samuel Aruwan, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, said no Igbo had suffered a backlash as a...

Navy Approves Appointment Of 5 New Flag Officers

1 month ago /

The chief of the naval staff, vice admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas has approved the appointment of 5 new flag officers commanding for the 5 commands of the Nigerian navy. A statement by the acting director of information of the service, navy captain Suleiman Dahun said  the new flag officer commanding western naval...

Nasarawa Police Gives Thirty-Day Ultimatum To All Persons In Possession Of Illegal Fire Arms

1 month ago /

Nasarawa state police command in collaboration with the state government has given a thirty-day ultimatum to all persons in possession of illegal fire arms in the state to surrender them to the police or risk arrest and prosecution. The state commissioner of police, Abubakar Bello said this while parading twenty-five suspects...

10 New Air Force Pilots Received At The Air Force Headquarters

1 month ago /

Ten pilots of the Nigerian Air Force have concluded their flying training programme at an aviation school in South Africa. The new flying officers were received by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar at the Air Force Headquarters in Abuja. The Air Chief told the ten officers that their new responsibility and...

DHQ Setup Committee To Investigate Clash Between Personnel Of The Nigerian Navy And Police In Calabar

1 month ago /

The Nigeria’s defence headquarters has setup a high profile committee to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the recent clash between personnel of the Nigerian navy and police in Calabar, Cross river state, that led to loss of lives and destruction of properties. A statement by the director, defence information,...