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Lagos To Install CCTV Cameras

4 months 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'

5 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

5 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

8 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

8 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. ”...

Nigerian Air Force Strikes Boko Haram Members

8 months ago /

The Nigerian Air force Fighter Jets Have Conducted Successful Strikes Against Boko Haram Terrorists Locations In Tumbin Giri And Tumbin Kayewa, Borno State, northeast Nigeria. In a video released by the Nigerian Air force on Sunday, some of the terrorists were seen at one of their camps where they were believed...

Ignore Boko Haram's Threat To Capture Buhari - DHQ

8 months ago /

The Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, has reacted to Boko Haram's threat against the Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari and the Army Chief. Brigadier General Abubakar urged Nigerians to ignore the sect describing the threat as empty, lacking in substance and a joke. He said the military had dealt with...

Boko Haram Releases New Video Without Leader, Abubakar Shekau

8 months ago /

Boko Haram has released a new video without its embattled leader, Abubakar Shekau, lending weight to claims by the Nigerian Army he had been gravely wounded in an air strike. The 13-minute video posted on YouTube late Tuesday showed an unidentified man in a flowing white robe and a sword dangling...

Leader Of Niger Delta Militants Arrested

8 months ago /

The Nigerian Navy have arrested one of the top leaders of a militant group called Bakassi Strike Force (BSF) destroying oil and gas installation in Niger Delta. The arrest of the militant is part of efforts to eliminate unwholesome activities by criminals in the Niger Delta. The suspected militant, Mr. Uduak Thompson...

Niger kills 30 Boko Haram fighters

8 months ago /

A Boko Haram assault against Nigerien villagers of Toumour on Eid el Kabir day, has ended with the insurgents getting more than they bargained for. Thirty members of the group and five Nigerien soldiers were killed in the fighting in the southeastern Diffa region of Niger, according to  the defense ministry, which issued...

Troops Arrest Suspect On Boko Haram Wanted List

8 months ago /

The Boko Haram suspect on the wanted list number 105, Muhammed Bulama, has been arrested by troops on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Yobe State. Bulama was arrested along side 2 other suspected Boko Haram terrorists – Ardo Abba Muhammed (elder brother to Bulama as claimed) and Muhammadu Kaigama – in...

SSS Releases 'Wanted' Journalist, Ahmad Salkida

8 months ago /

A Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida, who was taken into custody on Monday, weeks after being declared wanted by the army, has been released. According to premium times, some sources said that Mr. Salkida was released on Tuesday evening by the state security service (SSS), more than a day after he was...

Mastermind Of Threat Code `Crocodile Tears’ Arrested

8 months ago /

The Nigerian Army said its troops on “Exercise Crocodile Smile’’ have arrested leader of a Niger Delta militant group, the `Otugas Fire Force’. The army confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Wednesday by its spokesman, Col. Sani Usman. He said the suspect’s group, the `Otugas Fire Force’, was allegedly responsible...

Army Officer Sells Arms To Boko Haram

8 months ago /

A Brigade Commander is among 16 officers and troops being court martialed for  selling arms to Boko Haram terrorists. He is facing a secret trial in Maiduguri; capital of Borno state over what happened to 21 anti-aircraft guns assigned this year to his artillery brigade. The brigade commander, not yet identified, claimed before...

Vice President Osinbajo Lays Foundation Of Police Crime And Incident Data Base

8 months ago /

The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed the Nigerian Police Force to put collaborative machinery in place between its information technology platforms with that of similar ICT and biometric platforms of organizations like INEC, BVN, and Pensions. Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, gave the directive on Thursday at the foundation laying...

AIG Of Police Visits Ikorodu, Urges ResidentsTo Be Vigilant

9 months ago /

AIG of police Ibrahim Idris was conducted round by Lt.-Col. Julius Ogbobe, the commander of the military operation in the Ikorodu area. After assessing the security situation in the area, Ibrahim said that all buildings close to the creeks should be pulled down, stressing that the affected buildings had compromised the...

Koton-Karfe Jail Break: Six Of 13 Escapee Prisoners Re-arrested

9 months ago /

Six out of the thirteen escapee prisoners from Koton Karfe prison in kogi state have been recaptured. The controller-general of prisons Ja’afaru Ahmed has confirmed that thirteen prisoners comprising ten pre-trial detainees and three convicts escaped from Koton Karfe prison in the early hours of Saturday. He made the confirmation while...

Federal Government Ramps Up On Aviation Security

10 months ago /

Nigeria is ramping up its security architecture at airports across the country in response to security challenges across airports in the world. The Nigerian government is to set up an inter-ministerial committee on providing adequate training for airport security operatives across the country. Nigeria’s minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau stated this in...

Roadmap To Peace In Rivers State

10 months ago /

The acting inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, and the director general of department of state services, Musa Daura, have met with the two major players in the politics of rivers state, governor Nyesom Wike and transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi, at a crucial meeting in Abuja on Tuesday the parties...

Police, DSS Hold Meeting With Wike And Amaechi To Ensure Peace Ahead Of Rivers Re-Run

10 months ago /

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Director General of State Service, Mr. Musa Daura, the Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi and the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesome Wike, met late Tuesday night over the forthcoming election into the senate and House of Representatives in Rivers...


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