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Lai Mohammed backs Malami on declaration of ‘state of emergency’ in Anambra
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Lai Mohammed backs Malami on declaration of ‘state of emergency’ in Anambra

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has backed Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami on threats of declaring a state of emergency in Anambra state over recent attacks. Malami had told journalists on Wednesday October 6 that declaring a state of emergency would ensure that the November 6 governorship election in the state takes place. Lai Mohammed has now backed Malami, saying it will help to avert a “constitutional crisis” in the state. Mohammed told newsmen “In the last couple of weeks, IPOB had imposed sit-at-home on the citizens. They did not allow people to go to schools, markets and there are also high profile killings. “The AGF said yesterday that the government will do whatever it takes to restore law and order in Anambra and the entire sou...
Nuns used crucifixes to rape girls during decades of abuse in Catholic church, new report reveals
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Nuns used crucifixes to rape girls during decades of abuse in Catholic church, new report reveals

Nuns used crucifixes to rape girls during decades of abuse by French clergy members that saw attacks on 330,000 children covered up "by a veil of silence". Victims of abuse within France's Catholic Church welcomed a new report which estimated that hundreds of thousands of kids were sexually abused over the past 70 years. The 2,500-page landmark report was released Tuesday, October 5, after more than two years of investigations by an independent commission. A victim named "Marie" testified that she was abused as an 11-year-old and that when she complained about the abuse to her parents they refused to believe a nun could do such a thing. The abuse continued for another year. Marie said: "I was truly [a gift] for this nun... because she knew full well that she did not ris...
Bandits are terrorists in reality – Senator Bulkachuwa
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Bandits are terrorists in reality – Senator Bulkachuwa

Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa has said that bandits are terrorists and carry out attacks that not different from those of known terrorist groups. The Senator who is one of the latest high-profile Nigerians to have joined calls for bandits and their sponsors to be tagged as terrorists, made the claim in an interview on Channels Television on Sunday night, October 3. Bulkachuwa said; “We gave them the name bandit probably to just soft pedal because terrorism in the international arena is regarded as the most heinous crime that any group of people can engage in. “They are terrorists in reality. What else are they? Anybody that does not allow people rest, what is he?”
Two reportedly killed as unknown gunmen attack DSS, NAUTH in Nnewi
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Two reportedly killed as unknown gunmen attack DSS, NAUTH in Nnewi

Unknown gunmen operating in four Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) killed two persons while carrying out attacks on some public facilities in Nnewi, Anambra state today October 3. The gunmen carried out the attacks just as Christian worshippers were rounding off service in their different churches. A source said the gunmen attacked Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the city where they shot repeatedly while the staff ran for safety. The Nation gathered that they also stormed the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital NAUTH Nnewi where they opened fire and injured one person. They also set one of the vehicles belonging to the Department of State Service (DSS) ablaze. A resident said claimed a man who attempted to record one of the attacks via video was shot dead at Eme Court junction area...
Journalists that have attempted to report atrocities that have been going on in Kaduna have been Arrested and thrown into Detention – SOKAPU
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Journalists that have attempted to report atrocities that have been going on in Kaduna have been Arrested and thrown into Detention – SOKAPU

President of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, Comrade Jonathan Asake has raised an alarm of "strange happenings" in Kaduna state. Speaking at the 2021 human rights lecture organised by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, with the theme: “Nigerian School Children; Insecurity and Human Rights”, held in Abuja, Asake who gave a timeline of some alleged attacks in the state claimed that insecurity in the state has kept children out of school. Alleging that same people are being paraded on the media over a particular crime over and over again, the SOKAPU President also claimed that "journalists who have attempted to report atrocities that have been going on in Kaduna have been arrested and thrown into detention." He said; “In line with the topic, our ...
I pray for those who have died, those Injured and the entire population – Pope Francis speaks on insecurity in Nigeria
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I pray for those who have died, those Injured and the entire population – Pope Francis speaks on insecurity in Nigeria

Pope Francis has made an appeal to the federal government to find ways to end the killings in Nigeria. The Holy Father made the appeal at his usual Wednesday General Audience in the Vatican on Wednesday, September 29 The Pope called on the Federal Government to guarantee the safety of all citizens as he sent words of comfort and consolation to all Nigerians including the victims of the recent attacks in Madamai Abun village in Kaura Local Government of the Southern part of Kaduna State, where suspected Islamist militants allegedly ravaged the community, killed 34 persons and injured many. “I learnt with pain the news of the armed attacks that took place last Sunday against the villages of Madamai Abun, in northern Nigeria. I pray for those who have died, for those who have bee...
I’ve lost count of people I have kidnapped, killed – Notorious bandit, Kutaku
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I’ve lost count of people I have kidnapped, killed – Notorious bandit, Kutaku

The Katsina Police Command has recorded another breakthrough with the arrest of a bandit kingpin who confessed to have lost count of people he has killed or kidnapped. 50 years old Surajo Mamman, popularly known as ‘Kutaku’, said he is the second in command to Sani Muhidinge, a wanted notorious bandit on government watchlist hibernating in Rugu forest, between Katsina and Zamfara States. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP. Isah Gambo, paraded the notorious bandit alongside others before newsmen on Wednesday at the state police headquarters. “I have been involved in kidnapping and other banditry related crimes for a very long time now. I cannot remember the exact number of people I have killed or kidnapped but they are many. “Actually, I didn’t really see anyt...
Footballer, Benjamin Mendy, 27, Arrives at Court in Police Van to Face Four Rape and one Sexual assault Charge against three different women
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Footballer, Benjamin Mendy, 27, Arrives at Court in Police Van to Face Four Rape and one Sexual assault Charge against three different women

Manchester City footballer, Benjamin Mendy has arrived in court to face rape charges. The 27-year-old, who is charged with four counts of rape and one sexual assault, was seen at Chester Crown Court ahead of his appearance. Earlier this month, a bail application was made at Chester Crown Court in a hearing held behind closed doors, which lasted about 50 minutes. Mendy, who also plays for the French national team, did not attend court on that occasion. Honorary Recorder of Chester Judge Steven Everett refused the application, a court spokesman said. Mendy is charged with attacks on three different women, including one under 18, at his home in Prestbury, Cheshire. Three of the rapes are alleged to have ta...
UK to stop accepting and Evacuating Refugees from Afghanistan today
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UK to stop accepting and Evacuating Refugees from Afghanistan today

The UK  says it will end its evacuation mission in Afghanistan today, August 27 citing security concerns. The UK defence ministry says it has closed its refugee processing centre in Kabul following the terro bomb attacks that killed over 90 people in Kabul on Thursday, August 26. The Abbey Gate of Kabul airport, the scene of a deadly explosion yesterday, was shut in the early hours of the morning. The Baron’s hotel, which has been used as the processing centre to deal with thousands of claims from those trying to flee the new Taliban regime, has also closed. UK defense minister, Ben Wallace said efforts to get tens of thousands of people out of the country is entering its final stages and conceded ‘the sad fact is not every single one will get out’. Mr Wallace told Sky N...
Police arrest 22-year-old alleged militants’ spy girl over violent attacks on South-East security formations
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Police arrest 22-year-old alleged militants’ spy girl over violent attacks on South-East security formations

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested a 22-year-old alleged female spy, Gloria Okolie, in connection to the attacks on security formations, INEC offices and other critical national infrastructures in the South-East which saw the death of security operatives. Reports on the arrest of Okolie surfaced following outcry by rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, who claimed that she was allegedly turned into a ‘maid,’  at the IRT office in Owerri after her 'unlawful detention.' A statement issued on Sunday, August 22, and signed by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Aremu Adeniran, alleged that Okolie is a member of the Eastern Security Network. The statement read; "Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, working with the Military and other security forces, have arrested ...
IPOB’s sit-at-home : Absentee workers will forfeit August Salary- Anambra state govt threatens workers
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IPOB’s sit-at-home : Absentee workers will forfeit August Salary- Anambra state govt threatens workers

The Anambra state government has threatened to withhold the August salary of any of its workers who fail to show up at work on Monday, August 9 because of the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. This was contained in a circular to the heads of all the Ministries and parastatals by the Head of Service HOS, Harry Uduh. The circular directed all Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries to monitor compliance in the State and report back ''The Government of Anambra State has directed that all workers in the State must attend to their duties on Monday 9th August 2021 as failure to do so will result in severe sanctions including loss of Salary for the month of August. All Hon. Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries are to monitor and report compliance ple...
Kaduna: Five killed as gunmen attack communities in Zangon Kataf
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Kaduna: Five killed as gunmen attack communities in Zangon Kataf

Five people have been killed in series of attacks on communities within Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the killings in a statement on Saturday, August 7, said the State Government has renewed appeals to citizens to end deadly cycles of violence. The Commissioner said a 10-year-old herder was killed by unidentified persons around Madauchi Forest, Zangon Kataf LGA. "The boy identified as the son of one Alhaji Dare Mato was attacked while herding cattle. The corpse of the young herder was recovered and buried," he stated. An attack was also reported in Kurmin Masara along Bakin Kogi in Atyap Chiefdom. One resident, Philip Magu was killed during the attack, before the assaila...
Five killed, Houses Razed as suspected Fulani militias attack Plateau Communities
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Five killed, Houses Razed as suspected Fulani militias attack Plateau Communities

Five people have been confirmed dead in two separate attacks carried out by suspected Fulani militias in Riyom and Bassa Local Government Areas of Plateau State. It was gathered that one person identified as Amos Danladi was shot dead in Gwa Rim community in Riyom LGA on Friday, July 30, while four persons were killed in Nche-Tahu community, Miango district in Bassa LGA on Thursday, July 29. The assailants were said to have also burnt about 10 houses and injured two persons during the attack. "It was last night that the gunmen attacked Nche-Tahu community in Miango, Bassa LGA and killed three of our people and injured two other persons. Ten houses were burnt to ashes in the same Nche-Tahu Village and valuable items and domestic animals carted away by the attacker...
History has revealed that efforts to increase security through clampdown on freedom have threatened both liberty and security – Editors kick against NBC’s directive on reportage of insecurity
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History has revealed that efforts to increase security through clampdown on freedom have threatened both liberty and security – Editors kick against NBC’s directive on reportage of insecurity

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has kicked against National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) directive for broadcast stations to stop reporting details of attacks by bandits and insurgents. Recall that the NBC had in a letter dated July 7 and signed by Francisca Aiyetan, Director of Broadcast Monitoring, directed radio and television stations not to “glamourise the nefarious activities of insurgents, bandits and kidnappers” in their reports. The group which faulted the directive, noted that journalists have a responsibility to help the country cope with the prevailing threat and consequences of banditry, kidnapping and terrorism in Nigeria, and would continue to be responsible and responsive in their reports. In a statement released by NGE's President Mustapha Isah and General ...
Crush all bandits now – Buhari again orders military
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Crush all bandits now – Buhari again orders military

  President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the incessant attacks and killings being perpetrated by bandits in Zamfara, Kaduna and others States in the North. The President in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, urged the military to crush the criminals. Buhari wants the military to respond to the bandits in a language that the bandits understand. The President said the nation’s security agencies are now working on new methods and policies that are yielding good results in many of the troubled parts of the country. He “calls for a crushing response to the killing of innocent citizens in the rural communities,” the statement said. He also avers that the nation, its military and the entire population needs to summo...
Katsina youths acquire catapults to fight gun-wielding bandits
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Katsina youths acquire catapults to fight gun-wielding bandits

Members of Katsina State Peoples Democratic Party Social Media Organization have started sharpening their skills in the use of locally made catapults for self-defense against armed bandits. The exercise is tagged "Operation Catapult Shoot". According to the youths, the exercise is in response to Governor Aminu Ballo Masari’s directive that people of the State should defend themselves against bandits’ attacks. Recall that Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, during the inauguration of Katsina Joint Security Operations and Communication Control Centre, said it was ridiculous that people in the state are not defending themselves against bandits’ attack. He said, "Why should I sit in my village and be only making telephone calls without doing anything? "Every band...
NAF bombards Boko Haram, ISWAP leaders, guards during meeting
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NAF bombards Boko Haram, ISWAP leaders, guards during meeting

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets bombarded Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province members (ISWAP) at the Lake Chad axis. The coordinated airstrikes destroyed strongholds of the sects’ commanders and their guards. Intelligence exposed areas targeted including camps in Sabon Tumbu, Jibularam and Kwalaram. An officer told PRNigeria the spiritual base and training camps around the fringes of Lake Chad were destroyed. “Their leaders, including Ali Chakkar and other top ISWAP commanders, were holding a meeting when the attacks were launched. “The precision-guided airstrikes coordinated by the Air Task Force Command resulted in the killing of very large numbers of ISWAP and Boko Haram terrorists.” NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet confirmed the operation. ...
Insecurity: It’s Ridiculous People are not Defending Themselves against Bandits – Gov Masari
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Insecurity: It’s Ridiculous People are not Defending Themselves against Bandits – Gov Masari

  Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has insisted that it is ridiculous that people are not defending themselves against bandit attacks. He said Katsina residents cannot simply rely on security agencies to solve the problem of insecurity in their location. The Governor said this while speaking at the Katsina police headquarters on Friday, where he inaugurated the Katsina Joint Security Operations and Communication Control Centre meant to assist security agencies operating in the state. According to the governor, “Security is our responsibility. Why are we surrendering our responsibility to some people? I can’t see how more committed a police or military officer can be than any of you. “Why should I sit in my village and be only making telephone calls without doi...
Attack on schools: NSCDC boss orders Commandants to set up female squad in 36 states and FCT
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Attack on schools: NSCDC boss orders Commandants to set up female squad in 36 states and FCT

The Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr Ahmed Audi has ordered the State Commandants of the corps to immediately set up the female squad in all the 36 State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory Briefing Corps personnel at the National Headquarters, Abuja on Wednesday, June 23, Audi said following the spate of attacks and kidnapping of students in schools from different parts of the country, the Corps has conducted a vulnerability survey of all schools in the country according to the six geopolitical zones, states, senatorial districts and local governments. He maintained that the Corps is saddled with some very serious mandates and that, protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure alone amount to even greater responsibilit...
Nigerians are Hungry and Insecure – Northern CAN
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Nigerians are Hungry and Insecure – Northern CAN

The Northern wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), otherwise known as Northern CAN has raised an alarm of increased insecurity and worsening economic situation in the country. The group in a statement released by its Spokesperson Rev. Jechonia Albert, alleged that Democracy day is not worth celebrating in the country as "larger majority of Nigerians cannot breathe because of certain undemocratic tendencies of our leaders." Northern CAN also said that it is concerned about the frequent attacks on schools and the abduction of students and pupils by bandits, especially, in states such as Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger. The statement titled “Democracy Day, Insecurity and the Looming Food Crisis", read “June 12, declared as Democracy Day by the current administ...
Attacks Won’t Make us Repeal the Anti-grazing law – Governor Ortom
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Attacks Won’t Make us Repeal the Anti-grazing law – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom has said that the violent attacks against residents of Benue state won't make his administration repeal the anti-grazing law. Ortom who spoke during a media parley, disclosed that the recent attacks has made him commence the process of recruiting responsible people of 50 years and below into the Volunteer Guards. Insisting that they've cried enough, the Governor added that the duty of the Volunteer Guards is to support the conventional security agencies in defending their communities. He said; “A few weeks ago, Benue stakeholders met and gave this administration the mandate to activate and implement the Community Volunteer Guards Law enacted in 2000. “We have already commenced the process of recruiting responsible people of 50 years and below into the...
Notorious native doctor’ who allegedly prepares charms for IPOB/ESN members arrested in Imo
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Notorious native doctor’ who allegedly prepares charms for IPOB/ESN members arrested in Imo

The police in Imo state have arrested a 40-year-old man, Uzoamaka Ugoanyanwu, said to be a notorious native doctor who allegedly prepares charms for members of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB and members of the Eastern Network Security, the security arm of the proscribed IPOB. A statement released by Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command, says on June 8, tactical teams of the command through diligent and painstaking investigations, stormed Ukwuorji, Mbaitoli Local Government area, along Onitsha road, and arrested a 65-year-old man, Ezeugo Ordu, a native of Ubachima, Omuma, Oru West LGA. According to Bala, Ezeugo during interrogation confessed to being a  member of IPOB/ESN, and made useful statements to the Police as regards to the recent attacks on Police st...
Actor, Armie Hammer checks into rehab for ‘drug, alcohol and sex issues’ after denying sexual assault claims
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Actor, Armie Hammer checks into rehab for ‘drug, alcohol and sex issues’ after denying sexual assault claims

Armie Hammer has reportedly checked into a rehab facility following allegations of sexual assault. The Call Me By Your Name actor is reportedly seeking help at a treatment centre near Orlando, Florida. According to Vanity Fair, three sources have confirmed that Hammer checked into the in-patient facility in May for "drug, alcohol, and sex issues". An eyewitness took to social media recently to report that they’d spotted the actor walking into rehab with his estranged wife, Elizabeth Chambers, who he split from in July 2020, and their two children. The person wrote: "Elizabeth and kids drop him off and walk in as far as allowed. A lot of hugs and seemed emotional." One friend of Hammer told Vanity Fair: "Everyone looks at Armie thinking that he’s had some sort of priv...
Attacks on Infrastructure is an act of Terror – Lai Mohammed
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Attacks on Infrastructure is an act of Terror – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that the destruction of public infrastructure and facilities is also an act of terrorism. Speaking during a town hall meeting on the protection of public infrastructure organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture in Abuja on Monday June 7, Mohammed said unpatriotic citizens are preventing Nigerians from benefitting from the Buhari-led administration's investment in certain projects and services through wanton destruction of critical infrastructure. Read his full speech below...... SPEECH BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE,  LAI MOHAMMED, AT THE TOWN HALL MEETING ON PROTECTION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE IN ABUJA ON MONDAY, 7 JUNE 2021 PROTOCOL I welcome all our distinguished invitees to thi...
Gunmen Raze another Police Station in Delta
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Gunmen Raze another Police Station in Delta

Ashaka Police Station in Ndokwa East LGA of Delta State has been razed down by gunmen who attacked in the wee hours of Sunday June 6. The gunmen numbering about 20 also burnt a patrol van during the raid. This is reportedly the third station to be attacked in the state in the last one month. Acting Police Spokesperson in the state, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the incident but said no life was lost. He vowed that such attacks would “not deter the police from providing the needed security in any community in Delta State. Edafe said;   “The hoodlums who perpetrated this dastardly act will certainly not go free, as serious efforts are on to arrest them and bring them to book."
Onion traders threaten to cut supply to Southern Nigeria on Monday June 7
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Onion traders threaten to cut supply to Southern Nigeria on Monday June 7

The Onion Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (OPMAN) has said it will cut off supply to entire southern Nigeria beginning from Monday, June 7, if the Federal government fails to respond to the association’s demands. Addressing journalists after the association’s meeting in Sokoto at the weekend, OPMAN’s President, Aliyu Isa, noted that members of the association lost onions and property worth N4.5 billion in various attacks in the south. Isa said during the Aba crisis in Abia State, the association lost three members, while about 30 trailers, 9 utility cars, 50 stores and 10,000 bags of onion, among other valuables belonging to their members, were destroyed. In Shasa, Oyo State, he said 27 lives, five trailers, 5,600 bag of Onions, 12 utility vehicles and other valuab...
I’m sure no right-thinking Nigerian will support Igbo presidency – Former aide to President Buhari, Abdurrahman Sumaila
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I’m sure no right-thinking Nigerian will support Igbo presidency – Former aide to President Buhari, Abdurrahman Sumaila

A former Special Assistant to President Buhari on Assembly Matters, Abdurrahman Sumaila, has said that going by the destruction in the South East, no right-thinking Nigerian will support the presidential aspiration of any South-East politician come 2023. SaharaReporters reports that Sumaila made this known in a statement released to newsmen in Kano on Thursday, June 3. “With these atrocities committed by the South-East people on record, how can Nigerians entrust them to govern us? I am sure not a single right-thinking Nigerian will endanger his life to support the candidature of any South-East politician contesting for presidency come 2023 general elections.” Sumaila also stated that it has now become clear that the motive behind the attacks is to cause anarchy in the country....
Macron Threatens to Withdraw French Military Troops from Mali following Second coup in nine months
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Macron Threatens to Withdraw French Military Troops from Mali following Second coup in nine months

France President, Emmanuel Macron has warned that France would withdraw troops from West African nation, Mali, following the country's second military coup in just nine months. France has 5,100 troops in the Sahel region and has helped in the war against Islamist militancy but Macron has warned of the risk of Mali "moving towards" greater Islamist influence if there is no democratic government in place. For decades France has provided military support to its former colonies in Africa, but has told regional leaders that France had no intention of keeping its troops in Africa forever. Macron is also annoyed by a lack of commitment from other European countries to fight the multiple militant Islamist groups in the region as Europe could be affected by possible jihadist attack...
200 Islamiyya Students Abducted in Niger state
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200 Islamiyya Students Abducted in Niger state

Two hundred students of an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in Rafi local government Area of Niger State have been abducted by yet to be identified gunmen yesterday, May 30. Channels TV reports that one person was shot dead while another is currently in a critical state in a hospital after gunmen carried out the kidnap operation at about 4:30pm on Sunday. A resident of the area, Zayyad Mohammed,  who confirmed the incident, said the Salihu Tanko Islamiyya school where the incident took place was built by a retired Immigration officer. According to him, this Islamiyya school is not the usual Sangaya boarding Islamic citadel, but a conventional one where parents send their children on a daily basis for the purpose of acquiring Islamic education. Also confirming the incident, t...
41 INEC Offices Destroyed in 14 States – Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu
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41 INEC Offices Destroyed in 14 States – Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu has disclosed that 41 of its offices have been attacked in 14 states since 2019. Mahmood disclosed this at the emergency meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), held at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday May 27. He said preliminary assessment indicates that 1,105 ballot boxes, 694 voting cubicles, 429 electric generating sets and 13 utility vehicles (Toyota Hilux) were lost in the attacks. The electoral commission boss said; “In the last two years, the Commission has recorded a total of 41 incidents involving deliberate attacks on the Commission’s facilities. “Nine of these incidents happened in 2019 and 21 cases in 2020. In the last f...
President Biden Signs anti-Asian hate Crimes Legislation amid Surge of Attacks on Asian Americans
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President Biden Signs anti-Asian hate Crimes Legislation amid Surge of Attacks on Asian Americans

US President, Joe Biden on Thursday, May 20, signed into law anti-hate crime legislation in response to the surge of attacks on Asian Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic. The newly enacted law, COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, would establish a position within the Justice Department centered on anti-Asian hate crimes and allocate resources to enhance state and local reporting. Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman and person of Asian descent to hold the office, opened the signing ceremony by thanking lawmakers present for their work including Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., who introduced the bill. "To the members of our United States Congress on both sides of the aisle who helped pass the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, thank you," Harris said firs...
Eastern Security Network ESN doesn’t engage in criminality or terror – Nnamdi Kanu
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Eastern Security Network ESN doesn’t engage in criminality or terror – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenious People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has dismissed claims that men of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, were behind the various attacks in the Southern part of Nigeria. Kanu on December 13 2020 launched the ESN security outfit due to the rising insecurity in the region. There have been allegations that the ESN was behind the various attacks on police formations in the South South and South Eastern parts of the country. In a tweet posted today, May 17, Kanu said operatives of the security outfit are too disciplined to be involved in criminal activities. His tweet reads “I’ve said it before but let me say it again that the Eastern Security Network I command is strictly organized to deal with TERRORIST herdsmen in our land. ESN is a highly dis...
Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers
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Wike Gifts N220m to Families of 11 Slain Police Officers

Families of the 11 police officers killed by gunmen during recent attacks on police formations in Rivers State, have received N20m each from Governor Nyesom Wike. Wike made the donation during a condolence visit to the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka at the State Police Command on Monday May 10. The Rivers state Governor who acknowledged that no amount of money can equate human life, said the state’s gesture is aimed at assuaging the bereaved families and to assure them that their loved ones never died in vain. Lamenting that those who carried out the killings have turned the wives of the slain policemen to widows and rendered their children fatherless for no just cause, Wike asked police officers to be on offensive against those who perpetrated the heinous act. He sai...
Ortom is not Someone I take Very Seriously, he is Using the Federal Government as a Punching bag to Distract Attention from his Failures – El-Rufai
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Ortom is not Someone I take Very Seriously, he is Using the Federal Government as a Punching bag to Distract Attention from his Failures – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has lashed out at Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state who he described as a failure. Speaking after a video of Ortom addressing protesters after some killings in Benue State was played during a webinar organised by the Africa Leadership Group, El-Rufai stated that the Benue state Governor is not someone he takes seriously. He further claimed that Ortom attacks the federal government to hide his failure. El-Rufai said; “I did not hear what Governor Ortom said (in the video) but I know him and he is not somebody I take very seriously, frankly. He has other issues of governance that he is using the Federal Government as a punching bag to distract attention from his failures. “Go and find out how many months’ salaries are being owed teache...
May 9 resumption: UNILAG bans heavily-tinted vehicles, lists rules
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May 9 resumption: UNILAG bans heavily-tinted vehicles, lists rules

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has banned heavily-tinted vehicles ahead of the restart of physical classes. The institution said the resolution was reached after a review of the security challenges in Nigeria, including attacks on schools. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Academics, Prof. Oluwole Familoni, announced the decision on Friday. Familoni addressed the media on UNILAG’s May 9 resumption for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic session. The VC assured that UNILAG was taking necessary steps to protect students and members of staff. “We are in collaboration with security agencies for increased presence on campus. We also have our own intelligence that is unknown to anyone,” he said. Familoni disclosed that more vehicles would be provided for secur...
Al Qaeda Promises ‘War on all Other Fronts’ Against US as Joe Biden begins Withdrawal of Military Troops
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Al Qaeda Promises ‘War on all Other Fronts’ Against US as Joe Biden begins Withdrawal of Military Troops

Two al Qaeda operatives  have reportedly warned that a war “on all other fronts” will continue against the United States unless all its forces are “expelled from the rest of the Islamic world.” This comes as the Biden adminstration has started the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, 20 years after the US invaded the country following the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks. US President Biden in April announced a full removal by Sept. 11 and this weekend marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden being killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by US Navy SEALs. However, Osama's terrorist network claims its fight against America will not end anytime soon — with two al Qaeda members telling CNN that “war against the US will be continuing on all other fronts unless they are expel...
Attacks On Prisons: FG Issues Shoot-At-Sight Order, Declares Prisons ‘Red Zones’
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Attacks On Prisons: FG Issues Shoot-At-Sight Order, Declares Prisons ‘Red Zones’

The Federal Government has expressed great outrage at the recent wave of attacks on Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS, ordering personnel of the Service’s armed squad to shoot at sight any internal and external aggressor. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola gave the order at an emergency meeting with NCoS Squadron Commanders, Field Commanders and Heads of Armed Squads. This was as he said some of the inmates who escaped from the custodial centres have been rearrested for murder. He also cautioned the personnel against trafficking which he said is one way through which criminals invade the facilities having known that they could smuggle contraband into the facilities. While he declared the centres as “red zones” which must remain inviolable ...
I am Angered, Troubled by Terror attacks in Nigeria – Bola Tinubu
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I am Angered, Troubled by Terror attacks in Nigeria – Bola Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday April 29, said he is angered and troubled by terror attacks in different parts of the country. Tinubu, in series of tweets, lamented that the attacks had caused many to disparage the military and security forces. He pointed out that as Nigerians, we must never surrender to the fearful temptation to blame one another His tweets read ''Like all decent Nigerians, I am angered and troubled by the terror and cruelty being visited upon the people of Borno, Yobe, Benue, Niger, Imo and other parts of the nation. These attacks have caused many to disparage our military and security forces. This we must not do. Valiant men and women serve in our security forces, risking their lives to protect us. ...
Attack on Disabilities Care Clinic in Germany leaves Four Patients Dead and a Fifth Person Seriously Injured
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Attack on Disabilities Care Clinic in Germany leaves Four Patients Dead and a Fifth Person Seriously Injured

Four patients at a German care centre for the disabled have been killed and a fifth person seriously injured in the eastern city of Potsdam. A 51-year-old woman, believed to be a member of staff at the Oberlin Clinic in Potsdam, near Berlin, has been arrested 'under strong suspicion' of carrying out the attack on Wednesday night, April 28. Officers who responded to the attack at the clinic around 9pm, said the victims were subjected to "intense, extreme violent attack", and were found in different rooms of the care home, but did not give any details around the circumstances of the killings. The woman has been arrested on suspicion of 'intentional homicide', officers added, but said the motivation for the attack is not yet known. Prosecutors said forensic teams are n...
Tell Nigerians The Truth About South-East Attacks – Ezekwesili To Buhari
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Tell Nigerians The Truth About South-East Attacks – Ezekwesili To Buhari

Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to tell Nigerians the truth about the current security situation in the South East. The 2019 presidential candidate said only President Buhari has all it takes to know what is going on in all parts of the country. The spate of insecurity has risen further to a frightening level in the South East in recent days with ‘unknown gunmen’ destroying government property and killing security personnel while herdsmen attack communities, killing innocent Nigerians. And Ezekwesili, who is also a leading activist, believes Buhari as the Commander-in-Chief, should know betters. “My voice thunders out to @MBuhari @NigeriaGov. Commander -in-Chief of Nigeria, what precisely is going on in the South East...
If given the right equipment, policemen can do a lot and protect Nigerians – Senator Ordia speaks after surviving two gunmen attacks in 24 hours
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If given the right equipment, policemen can do a lot and protect Nigerians – Senator Ordia speaks after surviving two gunmen attacks in 24 hours

Senator Clifford Ordia on Monday April 26, survived two attacks launched against him by unknown gunmen. The senator representing Edo Central in the upper legislative chamber, was attacked twice along Okene-Lokoja and Lokoja-Abuja roads while returning to Abuja from his hometown in Edo State. Recounting how the incident played out, Ordia mentioned that three of the security officers attached to his convoy sustained gunshot injuries. The Edo Senator said; “We were coming from Edo State, somewhere between Okene and Lokoja, when we met these suspected bandits. They opened fire on my convoy. The gallant policemen had to immediately return fire. “The other security vehicle behind had to immediately join them and they were able to repel the suspected b...
“Darkness Awaits Us If We Do Not End The Attacks on Our Citadels of Learning” – Atiku
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“Darkness Awaits Us If We Do Not End The Attacks on Our Citadels of Learning” – Atiku

The abduction of yet an unspecified number of undergraduates of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, is one abduction too many. It marks both an unacceptable escalation and an expansion of this menace, and we must not only ensure that the abducted youths are rescued, but even more importantly, we must put in measures to prevent future reoccurrences. This must not be allowed to become our new normal. It is time for us as a nation to face the reality that we have an emergency on our hands. A catastrophe that must be decisively dealt with before it snowballs into an existential crisis. We must stop treating these acts of criminality with kid gloves. Enough is enough! There must be the safety of lives and property in our citadels of learning. Without it, there...
Lekki Rumoured Attacks On Police Is False, Mischievous – Lagos Police Command
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Lekki Rumoured Attacks On Police Is False, Mischievous – Lagos Police Command

POLICE PRESS RELEASE, LAGOS STATE COMMAND, DATED 26TH APRIL, 2021. LEKKI RUMORED ATTACKS ON POLICE IS FALSE, MISCHIEVOUS.. CP LAGOS The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has described the rumored okada operators' attack on police personnel in Lekki area of Lagos State, as captured in the viral video of Monday, 26th April, 2021, as false and mischievous. The Command has carefully studied the video and noticed that the originator(s) of the video distorted the fact and raised false alarm in order to cause confusion and create fears in the minds of the general public for reasons best known to him and his agents or sponsors as the case may be. The command wishes to set the record straight that today Monday 26th April, 2021, at about 0930am, the Divisional P...
Premier League: Iwobi Benched As Everton Claim First Win At Arsenal In 25 Years 
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Premier League: Iwobi Benched As Everton Claim First Win At Arsenal In 25 Years 

Alex Iwobi was an unused substitute as an error from Bernd Leno saw Everton clinch a 1-0 win at the Emirates, their first at the Gunners since 1996. Everton have now done the double over Arsenal for the first time since 1986. Also, Arsenal have lost seven home league games for the first time since the inaugural Premier League season of 1992-93 The win for Everton put more pressure on those above them in the race for the Champions League spots, while leaving Arsenal way behind the pack. The Merseyside club are on 52 points just three points behind Chelsea in fourth position while Arsenal are ninth. Leno spilled Richarlison’s cross through his own legs in the 76th minute to give the Toffees the lead from what was one of their only attacks of the second half. Arsenal wer...
ISWAP Attacks Dikwa Town In Borno
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ISWAP Attacks Dikwa Town In Borno

Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) insurgents are currently attacking Dikwa town about 90 km east of Maiduguri, Borno State capital, Northeast Nigeria. HumAngle learned that ISWAP fighters have taken control of major access roads into Dikwa. The security situation in the garrison town is fluid and developing. This is at least the fourth attack by ISWAP targeting Dikwa town since January 2021. During the previous attack in March, insurgents dislodged troops, overran the town and destroyed parts of the United Nations humanitarian hub after a siege that trapped aid workers in a bunker. On Saturday, the UN announced the suspension of humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak.
UN Suspends Operations In Dikwa, Damasak After Boko Haram Attacks
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UN Suspends Operations In Dikwa, Damasak After Boko Haram Attacks

Following attacks on some of its assets and staff by Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations has suspended humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak both in Borno State, North-East Nigeria. UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator In Nigeria, Edward Kallon, made this known in a statement on Saturday, titled, ‘Statement On Un Operations In North-East Nigeria’. Kallon said, “I am deeply concerned about the recent attacks on humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak, affecting humanitarian assets and personnel. “We have temporarily suspended operations in these areas in order to safely relocate humanitarian staff and are closely monitoring the situation. “We intend to resume operations as soon as possible, so that civilians affected by the conflict continue to receive the ...
Forces Against NIN Policy Behind Attacks Against Me – Pantami
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Forces Against NIN Policy Behind Attacks Against Me – Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has alleged forces against the Federal Government’s compulsory policy on National Identification Number (NIN) registration for all Nigerians and those residing in the country are behind recent attacks against him. Pantami in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES dismissed all the allegations against him, describing them as ‘untrue’. He further denied links to extremist views, saying criminals and other ‘entrenched interests’ are behind the attacks on him. He said: “I have no doubt about this. It has to do with the National Identification Number. Do you know one thing? This policy was started in 2011, it was not successful. Why? It was fought “…In 2015, it came up, it was not successful. In 2018 there was a tim...
18 killed, 21 injured in Boko Haram attack in Damasak, Borno
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18 killed, 21 injured in Boko Haram attack in Damasak, Borno

At least 18 persons have been confirmed dead and 21 injured after Boko Haram terrorists attacked Damasak town, in Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno on Tuesday, April 13. Governor Babagana Zulum, who disclosed this on Friday, April 16, during his visit to Damasak, said robust measures were being put in place to avert future attacks on the community by the insurgents. Zulum, who was in the town from Thursday to Friday, traveled alongside Senator Abubakar Kyari representing Borno north, who hails from Damasak, and a member of House of Reps representing Mobbar, Guzamala, and Abadam, Bukar Gana Kareto and some officials. As part of measures, the governor held operational meeting with soldiers and other security forces after which he presented 12 security vehicles which incl...
Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents
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Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents

The Federal Government has alerted airport security chiefs across the country of impending attacks by suspected criminals. To this end, the government through the Ministry of Aviation has alerted the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to beef up security across the airports. FAAN’s Deputy General Manager in charge of Administration and Logistics, S.M. Mamman, issued a memo to airport chiefs of security to review security measures to stave off the attacks. The airports listed included Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos. The memo read: “I am directed to convey an alert from the Ministry of Aviation regarding security threats by criminal elements against Airports in Nigeria and to request for the immediate enumeration of necessary countermeasures for t...
Boko Haram Attacks Kwapre, Adamawa, Kills 5 People, Kidnaps Many Women
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Boko Haram Attacks Kwapre, Adamawa, Kills 5 People, Kidnaps Many Women

An Unspecified number of women have been abducted by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect who attacked a community in Adamawa State. The insurgents also killed five people, destroyed houses and other property and made away with belongings of residents, a source said. DAILY POST gathered on Saturday morning that the insurgents stormed Kwapre, a village in Hong Local Government Area of Northern Adamawa on Friday evening, shooting randomly and picking up the women. A source around the area, Innocent Geoffrey, told our correspondent on phone that the attackers were first thought to be herders out for vengeance attack, but later manifested their Boko Haram tendency, seizing the female residents they could lay their hands on, as residents scampered for safety. “Right now ,the...

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