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Military/IPOB Clash In Umuahia

2 months ago /

Normalcy has returned to Afaraukwu, Ibeku and  Umuahia, in Abia state, after Sunday’s  clash between  members of the indigenous  people of BIAFRA, IPOB and security agents. Speaking to journalists, the state police commissioner, Leye Oyebade debunked claims that three lives were lost during the encounter. The commissioner of police while saying that...

Air Force Restrategises On Boko Haram

2 months ago /

The Nigerian Air Force says it is expanding its efforts in fighting Boko Haram through strategic human capacity development. The chief of air staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar  said this in Abuja at the third quarter conference  with principal staff officers conference and field commanders. Air Marshal Abubakar noted that the meeting...

EFCC Denies Investigating CJN, Others

2 months ago /

The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission says it is investigating former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of solid minerals development, Kayode Fayemi and Justice Abdu Kafarati of the federal high court. In a statement issued by head, media and publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, in reaction to a newspaper publication titled, CJN, Okonjo-Iweala, Fayemi, Fayose,...

Nigerian Air Force Pilot In Plane Crash Buried In Abuja

2 months ago /

The Nigerian Air Force pilot who died in a plane crash has been laid to rest with full military honours. Group Captain Gabriel Adanu Ochai was buried in the presence of family and friends at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.Speakers at his interment ceremony described him as an exceptional officer...

Shekau Arrest Ultimatum Fails

2 months ago /

Nigerian troops have failed to arrest Boko-Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, after the forty-day ultimatum given to apprehend the terror kingpin elapsed. The chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai had on July twenty-one ordered the commander of operation Lafiya Dole and his troops to arrest Abubakar Shekau at all costs. At...

NSCDC Deploys 1,500 Personnel In Jigawa For Eid-El-Kabir

2 months ago /

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa said on Wednesday that it would deploy 1,500 personnel to ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Kabir celebration in the state. The Spokesman of the Command, DSP Adamu Shehu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. Shehu said the officers...

Resurgence Of Boko Haram Raise Fears Among The Public

2 months ago /

The number of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists have risen in the last few months, and Nigerians are getting worried over the resurging danger. In this report, AIT’s Mngusuul Uji looks at the impact of the terror sect’s seeming recovery, and the challenge before the security agencies responsible for fighting them. Between...

Police Nab Abuja Robbery Brothers

2 months ago /

Two brothers have been arrested by the federal capital territory command of the Nigeria police force for allegedly snatching cars from motorists. According to the FCT police public relations officer, Dsp Anjugu Mmanzah the suspects operate between Wuse district to Kuruduma village via Abacha barracks bridge.   The statement notes that the suspects...

Three Killed In Police Truck Accident

2 months ago /

No fewer than three policemen were feared dead and several others injured in a motor accident on the overhead bridge at the popular A.Y.A roundabout in Asokoro district of the Nigerian capital Abuja.  Eye witnesses who spoke to AIT say the accident involved    a truck conveying personnel of the Nigeria...

Fighting Insurgency: US Agrees To Sell Arms To Nigeria

2 months ago /

The United States of America has agreed in principle to sell arms to fortify the Nigerian military in fighting terrorism in the northeast. Senate president, Bukola Saraki disclosed this in an interview with newsmen after receiving a team of U.S congressmen in his office on Monday. It is the first serious commitment...

Abia Police Warns IPOB Over Illegal Security Outfit

2 months ago /

The Abia state police command has warned the independent people of Biafra, IPOB, to desist from establishing an illegal security outfit in the state. The state commissioner ‎of police, Adeleye Oyebade who gave the warning while parading some arrested crime suspects in the state, was reacting to Internet pictures showing some youths...

Defence Headquarters Alert Public Of A Fake Defence Twitter Handle

3 months ago /

The Defence Headquarters has alerted general public of the emergence of a fake twitter handle @defensemonitor.  The twitter handle is mischievously using the defence logo and posting tweets as though they are emanating from the defence headquarters. The tweets have started attracting reactions from unsuspecting members of the public.  The DHQ...

Nigerian Air Force Capacity Building On Social Media

3 months ago /

Nigerian security agencies have been urged to harness the potentials in the social media to combat the influence of terrorism and other security challenges. This was the thrust of a special workshop for public relations personnel of the Nigerian Air Force held in Abuja. Stakeholders at the workshop were of...

Police Public Relations School Takes Off In Abuja

3 months ago /

A police-public relations school aimed at improving the relationship between the police and the public has formally commenced academic activities. Located in Abuja, the move is part of measures to rebrand and reposition the Nigeria police for effective performance. At its take-off ceremony this Monday, the inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris...

Anambra Church Attack: Eleven People Confirmed Dead

3 months ago /

Eleven people have been confirmed dead following the attack by gunmen on St Philip’s catholic church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo council area of Anambra state Briefing newsmen shortly after the incident the state commissioner of police Garba Umar said it was a rift between two members of the community that live abroad. Anambra...

Boko Haram: US Approves Sale Of $600 Million Super Tucano Attack Planes To Nigeria

3 months ago /

The Trump administration has approved a $600 million sale of high-technology attack planes and equipment to Nigeria. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the aircraft would support Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram and Islamic State terrorists and monitor drug, weapons and human trafficking....

Police Dismisses Four Officers Over Theft At Former President Jonathan’s Residence

3 months ago /

The Federal Capital Territory Police command has dismissed four of its men from the Nigeria police over the theft of some household property at the residence of Former President Goodluck Jonathan. The command said the dismissal was sequel to the outcome of an orderly room trial of the affected officers. They include...

Sanction Any Officer Performing Below Expectation - National Assembly Committee On Police

3 months ago /

The National Assembly joint committee on police affairs has asked the inspector general of police and all other security agencies to sanction any officer performing below expectation. The lawmakers spoke during a meeting with the inspector general of police, officials of the defence headquarters and the department of state services over...

Police Unveils Mechanism To End Herdersmen / Farmers Clashes

3 months ago /

The Nigeria police has unveiled an elaborate mechanism for putting cattle rustlers out of business. The system which involves creation of data of every herdsman including tracking devices of their cows is also intended to end the increasing incidents of herdsman/farmers clashes. After seven months, the committee has unveiled the mechanism that...

Police Arrest Suspected Kidnappers

3 months ago /

Barely one week after the launch of operation absolute sanity, residents of surrounding communities on the Abuja-kaduna highway, have expressed confidence in the Nigeria police. This renewed confidence is coming as 31 suspected kidnappers operating in the area have been arrested for being in possession of different live ammunitions. Like other surrounding...


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