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Recruitment into Security Agencies is Politicized – Governor Zulum
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Recruitment into Security Agencies is Politicized – Governor Zulum

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has said the recruitment into Nigerian security agencies are politicized. The Borno state Governor made the claim while delivering a lecture entitled ‘Ungoverned Space and Insecurity in the Sahelian Region: Implications for Nigeria Domestic Peace and Security’ at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State on Wednesday September 29. According to Zulum, some of those recruited into security agencies are just there because they have no other job. He stated that such people show no commitment or dedication. He said;   “The major problem is the recruitment process. Those being recruited into the Nigerian Army, police and other security agencies are job seekers. ...
Banditry: Kaduna government to shut down telecommunication services
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Banditry: Kaduna government to shut down telecommunication services

Kaduna state government has announced plans of shutting down telecommunication services as part of the strategy in the ongoing fight against bandits in North-West states. Speaking during a chat with some radio stations, El-Rufai said the shutdown would not cover the entire state. He stated that only local government areas bordering the troubled Zamfara and Katsina states where military onslaught is ongoing will be affected. He said;   “We have been advised by the Military and other security agencies to shut down telecommunication services in certain LGAs but we are waiting for the security agencies to tell us which specific areas and when. “But I want the people of Kaduna State to know that if they give us the go-ahead tomorrow [Wednesday], we will shut down tomorrow.” ...
Day of Mourning: Ndigbo asked to observe minute of silence
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Day of Mourning: Ndigbo asked to observe minute of silence

As part of the activities to mark the Igbo Day of Mourning, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has asked Ndigbo to observe a one-minute silence at noon today, September 29, 2021. This was contained in a statement signed by the Ohanaeze Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro. DAILY POST had reported that in the place of the Igbo Day Celebration observed annually, Ohanaze had said Igbo Day of Mourning would be observed today. Isiguzoro said “the lives of many Igbos have been wasted either by Fulani herdsmen or security agencies and that is why we have chosen today to honour all those who have paid the supreme price. “I, therefore, call on all Igbos, at home and in the diaspora, to observe a one-minute silence today, September 29, 2021 at noon. “Whether they are in the office, business p...
Nigerian Army confirms ISWAP attack on military base in Sokoto, says troops eliminated scores of terrorists and bandits
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Nigerian Army confirms ISWAP attack on military base in Sokoto, says troops eliminated scores of terrorists and bandits

The Nigerian Army has confirmed terrorists and bandits attack on a joint military base in Sokoto State. LIB had reported that 15 personnel including an NSCDC personnel identified simply as 'Sule Monkey' died in the attack. In a statement on Monday, September 27, the Director of Defence Information, Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, said troops eliminated scores of terrorists who attacked Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Burkusuma in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of the state. According to the statement, the failed attack, which took place around 5:30 am, September 26, 2021, in the remote border settlement with Niger Republic, was swiftly repelled by troops. Unfortunately, there were some level of casualty recorded on the part of own troops during the encounter. ...
Edo jail break: Drama as Fugitive Defecates and Sprays Officials with Faeces to avoid Arrest (video)
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Edo jail break: Drama as Fugitive Defecates and Sprays Officials with Faeces to avoid Arrest (video)

  One Chinedu Ogu, an inmate who escaped from a Correctional Center in Edo State, has been apprehended by officials of the Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV) in collaboration with other security agencies in the State. It was gathered that Ogu, a bus driver, who was standing trial for murder charges, was intially arrested after contravening traffic rules at Ibiwe, the outskirts of Benin City on September 22. However, it was later discovered that he was among the 1,993 inmates who escaped from two correctional centres in the state during the #EndSARS protest on October 19, 2020. In an attempt to resist arrest, the fugitive stripped naked and proceeded to pass out faeces after which he used his hands to pick up the faeces and poured it on the PUWOV ...
Bauchi govt moves to avert crisis in Tafawa Balewa over death of woman
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Bauchi govt moves to avert crisis in Tafawa Balewa over death of woman

The Bauchi State Government on Tuesday evening condemned the killing of a woman in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of the state, informing that security agencies have arrested some suspects in connection with the killing. DAILY POST reliably gathered people in the area saw the lifeless body of the woman, which made tempers rise as they wanted to avenge her death. Though the cause of the woman’s death was unknown as of the time of filing this report, it was gathered that the incident led to tension in the community. But in a swift move to avert crisis in the area, the state government in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ibrahim Muhammad Kashim, decried the incident leading to the death of the woman, describing it as “dastardly and infamous act”...
FG not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism- Femi Adesina
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FG not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism- Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that the federal government is not interested in naming and shaming sponsors of terrorism. According to him, the government is more interested in ensuring that those found guilty will be brought to book. Adesina disclosed this during a recent interview with Channels TV. He was asked if the president will address the recent move by the United Arab Emirates to place six Nigerians on terror list. The Nigerians are six of 38 individuals whom the UAE suspects to be financiers of terrorism. While responding, Adesina said the government will not name and shame such people. “Naming and shaming will not be the motive. Naming and shaming won’t be the motive. Rather, bringing malefactors to justice would ...
Bandits kill one, abduct scores in Sokoto
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Bandits kill one, abduct scores in Sokoto

One person has been confirmed dead with several others kidnapped after unknown gunmen attacked Tangaza Local Government Area, Sokoto State. The spokesperson of the state’s police command, ASP Sunusi Abubakar, who confirmed the attack to newsmen on Saturday, said the incident occurred on Friday evening. “We received a report of an attack by unknown gunmen who stormed the headquarters of Tangaza LGA on Friday evening. “The bandits killed one of the traders, abducted an unspecified number of persons and also carted away foodstuffs and drinks. “However, investigations are currently going on and the police, working in collaboration with other security agencies to rescue the kidnapped persons and arrests the perpetrators of the act,” he said. Also, a source who spoke to newsme...
Stop giving preferential scores to Northern students – Governor El-Rufai tells JAMB
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Stop giving preferential scores to Northern students – Governor El-Rufai tells JAMB

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has asked the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to stop giving preferential scores to Northern students in its exams. In an interview on Channels Television on Monday September 6, the Kaduna state Governor said standardization of the scores would make students from the North to be competitive nationally and internationally. The Governor also said that the differential JAMB scores has made Northern students lazy. Noting that schools in his state are currently closed based on the advice of security agencies, El-Rufai stated that they are confident that from next two weeks, they would start the gradual reopening of schools. He said;   “The North has always been behind in education, we’ve continuously been the disadvantaged r...
Insecurity: ”This madness must be brought to an end very swiftly”- Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Lucky Irabor, condemns attack on Nigeria Defence Academy
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Insecurity: ”This madness must be brought to an end very swiftly”- Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Lucky Irabor, condemns attack on Nigeria Defence Academy

  The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, has condemned the attack by gunmen on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, adding that this "madness" must come to an end. In the early hours of Tuesday, August 24, armed bandits stormed the Nigeria Defence Academy in Kaduna, killed two officers and abducted one other. While reacting to the unfortunate incident, Irabor who spoke with newsmen in Yola, the Adamawa state capital, gave the assurance that security agencies are on top of the situation. “The incident in Kaduna has been undertaken by bandits, but it’s more of an armed robber coming to your house. The infiltration didn’t come by virtue of the normal banditry action. But these are things we’re already looking at, and in due course, you’ll get the detail. ...
COVID-19: Edo government Imposes Restriction on Mass gathering
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COVID-19: Edo government Imposes Restriction on Mass gathering

The Edo State Government has restricted mass gatherings across the state in a bid curb the spread of COVID-19. Governor Godwin Obaseki made the announcement while flagging off the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise on Monday August 23. Obaseki also added that from the second week of September 2021, large gatherings, as well as high traffic public and private places will only be accessed by persons who have proof of taking at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination. He said; “Beginning from the second week of September 2021, large gatherings, as well as high traffic public and private places will only be accessed by persons who have proof of taking at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination. People who have not yet been vaccinated at all will depend on remote acce...
Three herders killed in reprisal attack on Kaduna community
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Three herders killed in reprisal attack on Kaduna community

Three herders have been reportedly killed in a reprisal attack by gunmen who stormed Ribok, Tsoriyang and Kankada areas of Zangon Kataf LGA, Kaduna state. Security agencies said the attack on Sunday August 22, was in retaliation to the earlier attack in Ungwan Dooh (Mado) area on Saturday night. One car, three houses, and eight herders’ huts were burnt, while scores of herders were evacuated to safety by a combined team of military and police personnel. Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security disclosed that the gunmen targeted the residence of one Ardo Tanko Usman, where three occupants were killed. The deceased were identified as Bayero Wake, Isah Usman and Abu Usman. Aruwan said;   “Four residents were injured. They are Ambo Jamo, Sule Ambo, Muazu Ori a...
2023: PDP accuses APC of using EFCC to hound opposition, dissenting voices
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2023: PDP accuses APC of using EFCC to hound opposition, dissenting voices

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of using security agencies, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to hound and harass PDP leaders in a renewed move to cow and weaken opposition formation ahead of the 2023 general elections. In a statement on Saturday by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, no amount of intimidation, harassment and use of anti-graft agencies can cow or make the PDP surrender or abdicate the mandate already given to it by Nigerians come 2023. The PDP said the APC is aware that it has been rejected by Nigerians having failed woefully and that there is no way it can win elections under any condition. He said...
Modakeke/Ife crisis: Osun govt calls for calm
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Modakeke/Ife crisis: Osun govt calls for calm

Osun State Government, on Friday, allayed fears of a possible resurgence of the Ife/Modakeke crisis. The state government also appealed to the people of the areas not to allow criminal elements to seize any situation to unleash mayhem on the people. The government said it has ordered immediate deployment of armed policemen with support from the army in the trouble areas to forestall possible breakdown of law and order. The State Information Commissioner, Funke Egbemode, said these in a statement on Friday evening after a meeting of government officials with heads of security agencies. “Mr. Governor personally spoke to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Ogunsua of Modakeke, Oba Moses Oyediran Oladejo and they both assured him of thei...
My government’s response to Insecurity has been strong and robust – Buhari
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My government’s response to Insecurity has been strong and robust – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government's response to insecurity witnessed in the country has been “strong, determined and robust”. The President who was represented by Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi at the graduation of Course 29 participants of the National Defence College in Abuja on Friday August 13, commended the personnel of the Nigeria police, intelligence and security agencies as well as local vigilante and community groups for their efforts, adding that his government is making continuous efforts at consolidating the progress made in improving the enabling security environment for peace and development. Buhari said;   “Although the nation is still grappling with the challenges of terrorism, banditry, kidnapp...
Gunmen Kill Man in Ekiti, abduct his Wife Daughter
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Gunmen Kill Man in Ekiti, abduct his Wife Daughter

Gunmen on Friday evening attacked a family travelling along Ewu–Ayetoro Ekiti Road in the Ido/Osi council area of Ekiti State, killing a man and abducting his wife and daughter. According to reports, the family members had come from their base in Lagos for a social event at Ewu Ekiti and were driving along the road when the gunmen attacked them and killed the man. An eyewitness said   “They were four persons in the Lexus car. A lady escaped; the kidnappers shot the man dead and took his wife and daughter away into the bush. The community has since been making efforts to rescue them. The gunmen contacted their family that very night and demanded N50m. You can see how callous they are.”   Confirming the incident to Punch, the Police Public Relations Officer in the...
107 Migrating Fulanis allegedly Turned back from Adamawa town
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107 Migrating Fulanis allegedly Turned back from Adamawa town

107 migrating Fulanis allegedly turned back from Adamawa town A group of 107 Fulani migrating to Toungo LGA of the state have allegedly been turned back by hunters in Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The hunters stationed at a checkpoint in Ganye town had intercepted a trailer conveying families comprising five men, 32 women and 70 children in the early hours of Monday August 2. Daily Trust reported that when the men in the trailer were interrogated, they identified themselves as heads of the families, claiming to be migrating from Doma in Nassarawa State to Toungo to settle with permission from the district head of Toungo, Alhaji Hammangabdo. It was also learnt that prior to the incident, the Toungo district head had sent letters asking security agencies to cl...
100 Kidnap Victims Rescued in Zamfara – Police
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100 Kidnap Victims Rescued in Zamfara – Police

100 captives abducted by bandits in the Dansadau area of Maru Local government council of Zamfara State have been rescued. The captives who spent more than 40 days in bandits’ den, were released after repentant bandits mediated on their behalf following a peace meeting brokered by the state government. Police spokesperson in the state, SP Mohammed Shehu told the BBC that the bandits abducted the victims at Manawa village on June 8, and kept them at Kabaru forest for over 40 days. Shehu said; “The rescue is one of the efforts the state command is making to protect the lives and properties of citizens. “Since the abduction, the police force geared up in collaboration with sister security agencies and stakeholders as well who assist police to maintain peace in the state. “...
Gunmen Kill Ijaw Activist in Bayelsa
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Gunmen Kill Ijaw Activist in Bayelsa

Gunmen suspected to be cultists have killed the Chairman of the Movement for the Survival of the Ijaw Ethnic Nationality (MOSIEND) in Koluama Clan, Bayelsa state. The deceased MOSIEND leader simply identified as Comrade Big J also known as Don Cici, was shot at close range about 7 am on Sunday, July 18, at Osuale market on his way to pick up money from a local money transfer which is said to be delivered by local boat. Comrade Big J, according to some Ijaw youths who spoke with Tribune Online, was a dedicated Ijaw youth advocate and also a strong member of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), until he left the council following a fall-out after the last National Executive Election of IYC. A source in the Koluama community said that Comrade Big J is a known advocate of peace and welf...
Nigeria to Deploy Robots and artificial intelligence to Fight Insecurity – Senate
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Nigeria to Deploy Robots and artificial intelligence to Fight Insecurity – Senate

The senate has announced that the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has established a centre where artificial intelligence and robots would be deployed to fight crime and criminality in Nigeria. The disclosure was made during the consideration of a report titled: “The spate of growing insecurity in Nigeria,” presented by the Chairman of its Joint Committee on Legislative Compliance and Communications, Adelere Oriolowo at plenary on Wednesday July 14. Oriowo said the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) registration exercise initiated by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy which makes the provision of the National Identity Number (NIN) compulsory has reduced tremendously the use of phones by kidnappers for negotiations. He also claimed that the ear...
Kidnap Victims Explain how the Police have been Unable to track bandits even with SIM-NIN linkage
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Kidnap Victims Explain how the Police have been Unable to track bandits even with SIM-NIN linkage

Some kidnap victims have explained how the police have been unable to track bandits even with the SIM-NIN linkage. Residents of Katsina, Zamfara and Kaduna states who spoke to Punch, said though they made the bandits’ telephone numbers available to security agents, nothing was done to apprehend the suspects. In  Zamfara State, a kidnap victim, Mallam Yusha'u Jangeme told the publication that the Nigerian Communications Commission directive for all telecommunications firms to deactivate unregistered or partly registered SIMs, and linkage of SIMs with the NIN which the government said is aimed at ensuring that all subscribers are traceable for security reasons, is of no use. Jangeme said security agents in his village did nothing to trace the telephone calls of the bandits who k...
Respond to bandits in the language they understand – President Buhari tells Military
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Respond to bandits in the language they understand – President Buhari tells Military

President Buhari on Saturday, July 10, condemned the repeated bandit killings in Zamfara and Kaduna States, urging the military to respond to the worrying situation in a language that the bandits understand. According to a statement released by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the President notes that the military, and other security agencies are now working on new methods and policies that are yielding good results in many of the troubled parts of the country and calls for a crushing response to the killing of innocent citizens in the rural communities. ''He also averts that the nation, its military and the entire population needs to summon the courage required to defeat the bandits and terrorists. President Buhari condemns some politicians...
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...
Act swiftly to rescue all kidnapped school children – President Buhari charges security agencies
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Act swiftly to rescue all kidnapped school children – President Buhari charges security agencies

President Buhari has directed the military, police, and other security agencies in the country to ensure the safe and quick rescue of all kidnapped victims. President Buhari gave the directive while reacting to the recent abduction of a large number of students in Kaduna and Niger states. While noting the ongoing deployment of additional operatives to all troubled areas, the president urged security outfits to “act swiftly” to rescue all abducted schoolchildren in the affected states and ensure their safe return. The president described the kidnapping as “cowardly and despicable, as well as an assault on affected families and the nation”. The President said the disturbing incidents of students’ kidnapping, mostly in northern states, was already threatening to undermine efforts i...
Gunmen kidnap six ceramic workers in Kogi
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Gunmen kidnap six ceramic workers in Kogi

Six staff of West African Ceramic Company in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State, were on Wednesday morning, June 30, kidnapped by gunmen. Eyewitnesses told Channels Television that the workers were abducted while loading stones which were expected to be delivered in the ceramic site located at Itobe in the same council area. The state police spokesperson, William Aya who confirmed the attack by the fully armed gunmen said officers are operating in collaboration with other security agencies to see that the victims are rescued. Aya disclosed that operatives are still combing the bushes in the local government to see if the gunmen are still close by.
I fled Nigeria to save my life – Nnamdi Kanu tells court upon rearrest
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I fled Nigeria to save my life – Nnamdi Kanu tells court upon rearrest

Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has explained reasons why he abandoned his trial by the Nigerian Judicial system and escaped out of the country in 2017. Kanu, who was re-arrested and brought back to Nigeria on Sunday, June 27, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that he fled Nigeria to save his life. His appearance before the court came after the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, disclosed to journalists that Kanu was “intercepted” by security agents following a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and the Interpol. Shortly after he was docked before trial Justice Binta Nyako by the Federal Government, Kanu asked for permission of the court to speak even though he...
Suspected kidnappers kill PDP Councillorship candidate, one other in Plateau state
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Suspected kidnappers kill PDP Councillorship candidate, one other in Plateau state

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed two young men in Fobur district in Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State. One of the victims was identified as a councillorship candidate of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming local government election in the state. It was gathered that the young men were shot dead by the kidnappers who invaded the community in the early hours of Friday, June 25. According to a source, the two young men put up a resistance when they were being dragged away and the kidnappers shot at them and fled when it was discovered that they both died on the spot. The Senator representing Plateau North, Senator Istifanus Gyang, who confirmed the incident in a statement signed by his Special Assistant Media and Protocol, Musa Ibrah...
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...
Sheikh Gumi Denies being Invited by DSS
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Sheikh Gumi Denies being Invited by DSS

Prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has denied being invited by the Department of State Service (DSS). Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust after DSS Peter Afunanya confirmed that he was invited by the agency, Gumi described the report as the handiwork of those eager to see him arrested. He also explained that before embarking on any mission into the forest where he has continued to engage with bandits, he usually involves security agencies, district heads and government officials adding that they work together before going on the mission. Gumi said; “Nobody invited me. it’s the media that is trying to cause confusion but they will not succeed God willing. We are in contact with the heads of security but I was not invited." When asked if he had seen the report of ...
AMCON takes over Oyo senator’s properties in Abuja over N600m debt
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AMCON takes over Oyo senator’s properties in Abuja over N600m debt

Properties belonging to Abdulfatai Buhari, a senator from Oyo state has been seized by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) over an alleged N600 million debt.   The Senator was accused of securing a loan from Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) through his company, Abadat Ventures Limited.   In a statement released on Wednesday June 23, AMCON disclosed that a federal high court had graciously directed police, court bailiffs and other security agencies to assist the agency in securing the assets after his company remained recalcitrant despite all efforts, negotiations and windows of opportunity to repay the huge debt.   The statement read;   “Sequel to the order of Honourable Justice I. E Ekwo of the federal high court, Abuja, the Asset Managem...
Suspected Ritualist Cuts off 7-year-old boy’s hand in Kwara
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Suspected Ritualist Cuts off 7-year-old boy’s hand in Kwara

A suspected ritualist has cut off the hand of a 7-year-old boy identified as Usman Abubakar, in Pategi town, Pategi local government area of Kwara State. It was gathered that the unknown person has reportedly three young male Quranic (Alimanjiri) students to a bush at about 10:30 pm, on Monday, June 21 and cut off Abubakar's right hand. The children are said to be Quranic students of one Mallam Aliu Adamu School in Pategi town. Spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday June 22 said the suspect fled with the hand he cut off. "The victim narrated how one man came to the town and lured him and two other Alimajiris to enter a car with the assurances that he was taking them to a place ...
Ekiti 2022: Eschew politics of bitterness – Monarch warns politicians
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Ekiti 2022: Eschew politics of bitterness – Monarch warns politicians

As the campaign for the 2022 governorship election in Ekiti State gathers momentum, the Atayero of Aramoko, M’oba Olusegun Aderemi has cautioned politicians in the state against playing politics with hatred and bitterness. He urged them not to see politics as a do-or-die affair but go about their politicking with all sense of decency and focused on issues. Aderemi spoke on Sunday in Aramoko-Ekiti in Ekiti West Council Area during an event. He implored politicians to educate their overzealous supporters to eschew any action or utterance that could heat the polity and play according to the rule of the game. He also cautioned political parties and their followers against resorting to violence before, during and after the elections so as not to worsen the insecurity in the country....
Zaria Residents Sacrifice two rams as they Pray against Incessant Kidnapping
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Zaria Residents Sacrifice two rams as they Pray against Incessant Kidnapping

Residents of Kusfa in Zaria, Kaduna state, organised a prayer session to ask for Allah's intervention regarding the insecurity in the country. The residents slaughtered two rams during the prayer. They asked Allah for help to win the war against kidnapping and banditry. Photos show that the prayer session was well attended by residents. The prayer is coming a few days after the Emir of Zazzau, Ahmad Bamalli cried out that Zaria Emirate was under the siege of bandits. While hosting a delegation of the heads of security agencies serving in Kaduna at his palace on Monday, June 14, the monarch said Zaria city and its surroundings are experiencing incessant attacks and abductions.
How I Plan To Defeat Insurgency In Nigeria As COAS – Yahaya
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How I Plan To Defeat Insurgency In Nigeria As COAS – Yahaya

The Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Farouk Yahaya has disclosed that he has a collaborative strategy to fight insurgency in Nigeria. He stated that that the fight against insecurity can’t be prosecuted by the Army alone and that is why he plans to work with other security chiefs, security agencies, traditional institutions and all relevant stakeholders in the country to combat all forms of insecurity plaguing Nigeria at the moment. He expressed optimism that if all stakeholders can work together against the insurgents, they will be crushed quickly. Gen. Yahaya made the submission on Tuesday in Abuja when he appeared for screening before the joint House of Representatives Committees on Defence and Army. He said, “From my experience, this job can’t be done by a single service ...
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...
Breaking: Security Operatives Take Over Lagos Protest Ground
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Breaking: Security Operatives Take Over Lagos Protest Ground

Security operatives on Saturday surrounded the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, where Nigerian youths had planned to stage the June 12 protest. It was gathered that three Hilux Vehicles and two armoured tanks were spotted at the scene. A further report had it that security operatives hindered three people from accessing the park. At the scene of the protest was an armoured tank and five Hilux Vehicles patrolled the area. The Lagos State Police Command had earlier stated it is unaware of any planned protests by any group/groups on June 12 Democracy Day. It promised residents of the state of safety during the June 12 celebrations. The spokesman of the command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement on Friday. The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu...
My Shoot-at-sight Directive on Criminals with AK-47 remains in Place – President Buhari
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My Shoot-at-sight Directive on Criminals with AK-47 remains in Place – President Buhari

President Buhari on Thursday June 10 reiterated that his directive to security agencies, to shoot any person or persons found illegally wielding AK-47s and other assault weapons, remains in place. The President said this at the handing over of security equipment by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to the Lagos State Police Command during his one-day official visit to the State. The President also vowed that his administration will act firmly and decisively ‘‘against any and all persons fomenting or carrying out attacks on our Police Force and other security personnel.’ President Buhari warned that ‘‘a nation that turns its Police personnel and infrastructure into targets of violence and destruction is a nation on the path of self-destruction.’’ ‘‘As Commander-in...
Northern traders threaten to cut off food supply nationwide
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Northern traders threaten to cut off food supply nationwide

The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers in Nigeria (AUFCDN) has threatened to resume its strike and cut off food supply nationwide to protest failure of the Federal Government to pay the N4.75 billion compensation agreed with them. The Northern traders gave the government a three- week ultimatum to implement the signed agreement that led to the calling-off of their strike in March this year. The union alleged its members were still being extorted by security agencies and harassed in the South – East. The Northern traders had blocked food supply to South to demand the payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the #EndSars protest and Shasha market chaos. The traders had also demanded the dismantling of all road blocks on ...
All IPOB Members Will Be Dealt With – IGP Baba Vows
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All IPOB Members Will Be Dealt With – IGP Baba Vows

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba has emphasized that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) remains proscribed in Nigeria. This is as he added that no Nigerian is expected to be a member of the group since according to the law of the country, IPOB is a banned organization. He vowed that in the spirit of curbing rising insecurity in the country, IPOB and its activities will be curtailed by security agencies. The Police boss made the declaration on Friday while speaking with newsmen in Abuja shortly after he was confirmed by the Police Council. Baba also condemned the cases of attacks on security formations and public institutions in the southeast, vowing that perpetrators will be brought to book. He said: “There are peculiarities, like I said before, in the Sout...
The perpetrators will pay heavily for this crime – Kwara Governor, AbdulRazaq seeks justice for murdered UNILORIN student
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The perpetrators will pay heavily for this crime – Kwara Governor, AbdulRazaq seeks justice for murdered UNILORIN student

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has described the reported rape and murder of a 300-level student of the University of Ilorin, Olajide Omowumi Blessing as “shocking and utterly condemnable” LIB reported that the student was allegedly raped and murdered by some yet-to-be-identified persons at her sister's house on Tuesday June 1, in Ilorin, the state capital. In a statement issued on Friday, June 4, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye assured that security agencies will fish out suspected killers of the student. "The development is heart-wrenching and absolutely unacceptable. Such antisocial and despicable behaviour will never be acceptable to all people of good conscience, and all of us will unite to fight this to a logical conclusion," the statem...
300L University of Ilorin student brutally raped and murdered at her sister’s house
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300L University of Ilorin student brutally raped and murdered at her sister’s house

A 300 Level student of the University of Ilorin, Olajide Omowumi Blessing, was brutally raped and murdered by unknown persons at her sister's residence in Tanke area of the Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. The deceased was a student of the Agricultural Science Department from Oke-Opin community in the Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said Omowumi was found naked with her two hands tied to the back and mouth gagged on Tuesday, June 1. "The deceased stayed with her elder sister. The elder sister came back from work at about 6:00 pm on Tuesday June 1, saying that she had tried severally to reach her on phone but couldn’t as the phone kept ringing. She came back from work t...
Ahmed Gulak’s Death Calculated to Instigate the Northerners against the Igbos – Gov. Akeredolu
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Ahmed Gulak’s Death Calculated to Instigate the Northerners against the Igbos – Gov. Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has described the murder of Ahmed Gulak' as senseless and wicked, saying it was calculated to Instigate the Northerners against the Igbos. The former Presidential aide was murdered on his way to catch a flight at Sam Mbakwe International Airport. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state openly condemned the greusome murder in a statement titled ; Ahmed Gulak; A Killing Too Senseless and Wicked. In his words he said, "The killing of the former presidential aide is calculated to instigate Nigerians against each other, particularly northerners against the igbos living outside the South-East. We must confront the enemies of the people with a view to neutralizing them. This is definitely not the time for political correctness. Banditry should no...
INEC Holds Meeting with Security Agencies
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INEC Holds Meeting with Security Agencies

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday May 27, held an emergency meeting on election security with heads of security agencies at the INEC headquarters in Abuja. The meeting was convened after the electoral commission's facilities across the country were attacked. The meeting was attended by National Security Adviser Babagana Mongunu, the Director-General National Intelligence Agency Ahmed Abubakar, the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, the acting Inspector General of the Police Alkali Usman. Also in attendance were the representatives of the Chief of Defense Staff, as well as heads of the paramilitaries. The NSA is the co-chair of the INEC inter-agencies elections security Committee.
Update: Kidnapped FUNAAB Student Regains Freedom
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Update: Kidnapped FUNAAB Student Regains Freedom

The 400-level student of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Olayinka Toyinbo, who was abducted by suspected kidnappers, has regained freedom. LIB reported that the student of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, was abducted on Saturday, May 22, from a private Farm in Abule Itoko, a village in Odeda Local Government where he had been working and living for the past three years. FUNAAB’s Head, Directorate of Public Relations, Mr Kola Adepoju, who confirmed the development in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday, May 25, said Toyinbo was released by his abductors on Monday night unharmed. “The management of the university, on behalf of the entire academic community, is deeply grateful to security agencies, both the conventional and the unconventional. We...
Former Ebonyi Lawmaker Denies Involvement in Abduction and Torture of Community Leader
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Former Ebonyi Lawmaker Denies Involvement in Abduction and Torture of Community Leader

Linus Abba Okorie, a former member of the House of Representatives, who represented Ohaozara, Onicha and Ivo Federal Constituency, has denied involvement in the abduction and torture of Barr. Amos Ogbonnaya. It was gathered that Ogbonna, a former Coordinator of Anuagata Development Centre in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, was abducted by unknown hoodlums on Thursday evening, May 13, on his way back from a Parents Teachers Association meeting. The victim, a key leader of G13 group, had appeared on a television programme last week and kicked against the policies of Governor Umahi. He was released on Friday morning with severe injuries all over his body and is currently lying critically ill in a hospital. The G13 group alleged that due to the media appear...
FG approves new security measures for South-East and South-South, tactics will no longer be disclosed
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FG approves new security measures for South-East and South-South, tactics will no longer be disclosed

New security measures to tackle the insecurity in the South-East and South-South region of the country has been approved by the federal government. Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali disclosed this at the end of the security meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with heads of security agencies on Tuesday May 11. Alkali also revealed that operational tactics will no longer be disclosed. He said; “We have some measures which we have outlined and have been approved by the council and we will see how we can change the narrative within the quickest possible means to restore law and order and restore peace in that area. “We solicit all law-abiding citizens to work with us to identify and deal with the situation. That is that; I may not go into the details of how we will do ...
‘It is a Lie”- IPOB Denies Plans to Attack Lagos
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‘It is a Lie”- IPOB Denies Plans to Attack Lagos

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied claims that its members are planning to attack Lagos State. On Monday, May 10, the Lagos state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu at a security meeting with the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the command has received intelligence that some members of the secessionist group were planning to attack the state as some of the members have done in some states in the South-South and South-East regions. “The threat of IPOB to attack soft targets in Lagos is equally being put on the radar of the command intelligence gathering and other security services in the State. Strategies are being put in place to neutralise their activities. The Command is using this medium to solicit the support of all and sundry to be vigilant at all t...
Akeredolu imposes 24-hour curfew on Ikare Akoko
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Akeredolu imposes 24-hour curfew on Ikare Akoko

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ikare Akoko in Akoko North-East local government area of Ondo state. The directive is enclosed a statement released by Donald Ojogo, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation. Earlier on Monday, violence rocked the Ikare Akoko community over the Olokoja chieftaincy title. Chief Ogunye Idowu and Chief Sunday Bada have also been barred by Governor Akeredolu from parading themselves as Olokoja of Okoja. According to the statement, the curfew takes effect from 6.00 pm on May 5, 2021. The statement read; “Government warns that Security Agencies have been deployed and mandated to enforce the curfew. Accordingly, anyone who violates or contravenes this order shall face the full wrath of the Law. Dire consequences...
Mother blames pastor as Osun 18-year-old girl disappears after school
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Mother blames pastor as Osun 18-year-old girl disappears after school

The family of an 18-year-old girl, Mariam Rauf, has called on security agencies to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of the teenager. Mariam, a resident of Oke Baale area of Osogbo, Osun State, was last seen on Monday, March 29, when she left home for school and had not been found since then. However, the mother of the missing teenager, Bukola Ayeni, accused a cleric, Ola John, who had taken partial custody of the girl before her disappearance, of lack of concern since the girl went missing. Speaking with newsmen in Osogbo on Tuesday, Ayeni explained that her daughter was sleeping in a church pastored by John since 2019 to cure her of bedwetting. She said, “After I had narrated the situation to Pastor John, he advised me to allow her to be sleeping in the church.” ...
Bauchi government confirms that Boko Haram has infiltrated four local councils
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Bauchi government confirms that Boko Haram has infiltrated four local councils

Bauchi State Government has confirmed the infiltration of four Local Government Areas by Boko Haram.   The state government which spoke after the vandalisation of a telecommunication mast in Gamawa, said the influx of people from neighboring Yobe where a recent attack by Boko Haram in Geidam community occurred, has made the affected LGAs vulnerable to terrorists.   Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Sabiu Baba who addressed newsmen after  an emergency meeting between the Governor and head of security agencies, said the suspected terrorists had the intention of blocking communication in preparation of attacks points to imminent danger.   Baba revealed that five people have been arrested in connection with the mast vandalisation, and also identified the...

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