News - Security

NSCDC Command Indicts Rogue Officials, Sends Report To Abuja

1 month ago /

The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps says 12 suspended officials, who allegedly robbed and tortured two tanker drivers and a manager, have a case to answer. The command said the report of a committee set up to investigate the operatives had been sent to the...

DPO Arrested For Killing Fashion Designer

1 month ago /

The Lagos State Police Command wednesday detained the Divisional Officer (DPO) of Ijeshatedo, Mohammed Yakubu, for allegedly killing a fashion designer, Jamiu Ayoade. Yakubu was detained after the state government commenced an investigation into the incident that occurred last Sunday night. This is just as residents alleged that Ayoade was the third...

Boko Haram Commander Surrenders

1 month ago /

A suspected boko haram commander has surrendered himself to troops of 145 Task Force Battalion, 5 Brigade, at Damasak, Borno state. The terrorist, Bulama Kailani Mohammed Metel, was a high profile commander, and is listed as serial number 253 on the Nigerian Army's Wanted Boko Haram terrorists poster. Army Spokesman, Brigadier...

ONDO MILITANT LEADER KILLED

1 month ago /

Military operatives on operation Delta safe have killed a militant gang leader known as Ossy Ibori around Ajakpa community, in the creeks of southern Ondo. Spokesman of operation Delta safe, Major Abubakar Abdullahi, said in a statement that Ibori and some of his gang members had launched an attack on the location of military troops...

Air Force Jets Strike Boko Haram Artillery In Sambisa

1 month ago /

Nigerian Air Force fighter jets have successfully destroyed an artillery weapon which the Boko haram terrorists were attempting to sneak into Sambisa forest.  The Air Force surveillance aircraft while on daytime patrol in the Sambisa general area sighted the artillery piece, which was concealed under a tree. Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information,...

Federal Government To Hold National Conference In June To End Farmers-Herdsmen Clashes

1 month ago /

The Federal Government says it will hold a national conference to discuss and proffer solutions to farmers/herdsmen clashes currently ravaging the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed this when a joint dialogue to analyse the root causes of the crisis submitted its report in Abuja...

ARMS CACHE RECOVERED IN SOUTHERN KADUNA

1 month ago /

A large cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered from some parts of Southern Kaduna by troops of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army recover. Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said the  discovery was made when troops, who are part of the ongoing Operation "Harbin Kunama", embarked on...

French Soldier Faces Prison Over Burkina Faso 'Child Sex Abuse'

2 months ago /

Prosecutors in France have requested a sentence of six month in prison against a French soldier who has been on trial in Paris for child sex abuse in Burkina Faso.  The soldier initially denied the allegations before admitting inappropriate contact with two minors.  Prosecutors say 40-year-old Sebastien L, filmed himself touching two...

Tompolo, ‘notorious robber’, killed in gun duel with police

2 months ago /

The Delta police command on Monday said its operatives had killed a notorious suspected armed robber simply known as “Tompolo”.

US Strike Kill Dozens Of IS Militant

2 months ago /

A US military strike with a weapon known as the "mother of all bombs" (MOAB) killed 36 IS militants and destroyed their base, the Afghan defence ministry says. The most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used by the US in combat was dropped on IS tunnels in Nangarhar province. No civilians were affected...

Unicef Raises Alarm Over Rise In Boko Haram Child Suicide Bombers

2 months ago /

A new report from the UN's children's agency, Unicef, is warning of a surge in the use of children as suicide bombers by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. In the first three months of this year, 27 suicide attacks were carried out in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Unicef says this year, there...

Gov. Ayade Relocates Anti-Crime Security Outfit To Calabar South

2 months ago /

In a proactive effort at checkmating cult-related activities in Calabar metropolis, Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, at the weekend relocated the state’s anti-crime security outfit, popularly called ‘Operation Skolombo’ to Calabar South Local Government Area. Addressing the outfit which comprising the army, navy, air force, police and civil defence...

China Navy Says It Foiled Pirate Attack On Ship Off Somalia

2 months ago /

China’s naval forces foiled an attack by pirates on a freighter in the Gulf of Aden, the navy said, but gave no word on arrests or other contact with suspects. The statement said 16 members of the Chinese special forces were lowered onto the Tuvalu-flagged ship OS35 by helicopter at dawn...

Police, Army On The Trail Of Ikorodu Militants - Fatai Owoseni

2 months ago /

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said the command was working with sister security agencies to arrest the suspected militants that killed four policemen, an army captain and a civilian today.    Owoseni said this today while responding to the killings by the militants in Isawo area of...

Trump Seeks Options For Eliminating North Korea Nuclear Threat

2 months ago /

As a US strike group led by an aircraft carrier steamed toward the Korean peninsula Sunday, a senior official said President Donald Trump has asked to be provided with a range of options for eliminating the North Korean nuclear threat. The US naval move will certainly raise tensions in the region...

No earthquake at MMIA – Minister

2 months ago /

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has explained that the vibration experienced on Sunday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos was not in any way an earthquake. Sirika told newsmen in Lagos that the vibration was as a result of unlatched doors where the coolers which...

Trump To Sell Attack Planes To Nigeria For Boko Haram Fight

2 months ago /

The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation’s security forces, according to US officials. Congress is expected to receive formal notification within weeks, setting in motion a deal...

Boko Haram Kills Eight, Abducts Women In Northeast Nigeria

2 months ago /

Boko Haram jihadists have killed eight loggers near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, vigilantes and residents told AFP on Sunday.   The Islamist gunmen on Saturday stopped nine loggers in a pickup truck near Kayamla village, 10km from the city, murdering eight while one managed to escape.   “The gunmen stopped the van...

South African Mob Kills Two Nigerians

2 months ago /

After weeks of assault on Nigerians, which led to destruction of property and severe injuries, aggrieved South Africans have finally killed two Nigerians.

FG Alerts Nigerians Of New ISIS Recruitment Strategy

2 months ago /

The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, urges parents and guardians to monitor the activities of their children and wards to prevent them from being recruited by ISIS.