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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...
Boko Haram fighters invade four Bauchi LGAs
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Boko Haram fighters invade four Bauchi LGAs

The Bauchi State Government has said Boko Haram fighters have invaded four local government areas of the state that share a border with Geidam, Yobe State which was recently attacked and taken over by the insurgents. The Secretary to the Bauchi State Government, Sabiu Baba, disclosed this at a press conference after an emergency security council meeting held at the Government House, Bauchi on Monday and presided over by governor Bala Mohammed. According to Saidu, the four local governments are Zaki, Dambam, Darazo, and Gamawa. He said the sect members have launched an attack on a communication mast belonging to the Mobile TeleCommunication Network and carted away some of the properties. “There was an emergency security council meeting of Bauchi State this afternoon and the meeting ...
Bandits threaten to kill 17 Greenfield University students if N100m ransom isn’t paid
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Bandits threaten to kill 17 Greenfield University students if N100m ransom isn’t paid

Bandits have threatened to kill the remaining students abducted from Greenfield University, Kaduna State. Recall that on April 18, the armed bandits stormed the school in the early hours of the day and abducted twenty-two students and a member of staff. Five of them have been killed by the bandits. In an interview with the Hausa Service of Voice of America (VOA), a leader of the bandit group who identified himself as Sani Idris Jalingo, threatened that if the Kaduna State Government or their families fail to pay a ransom of N100 million as well as provide them with 10 brand Honda motorcycles by Tuesday, the remaining students would be killed. According to Jalingo, 17 students are in their custody, comprising 15 females and two male students. ''“We heard the utterances of the ...
The situation in the country is so bad that I can’t guarantee Nigeria staying in the next six months – Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Robert Clarke (video)
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The situation in the country is so bad that I can’t guarantee Nigeria staying in the next six months – Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Robert Clarke (video)

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Robert Clarke has said that he cannot guarantee the country surviving another 6 months given the current situation of things. Speaking in an interview on Channels Television yesterday May 2, Clarke stated that security agencies are just talking. He alleged that the current problem is so overwhelming and were created by politicians who were swimming in Abacha’s loot and trying to form as many political parties as possible. The lawyer further averred that Nigeria is worse than 1982 because of its leadership. He said; “You see, the problem with Nigeria is that those who should know don’t want to know and they do not know. “The security section is talking and talking and talking. What are they doing? The security in this country is so bad today that I,...
Bandits are our Children, we Should Empower them – Gov Umahi
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Bandits are our Children, we Should Empower them – Gov Umahi

Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi, has reportedly called for the empowerment of bandits saying that they are '‘our children’' and need to be looked after as well. PM news reports that the governor said this during the presentation of 40 Toyota Sienna vehicles and 20 Hilux vans to security agencies for enhanced operations in the state on Friday, April 30. At the ceremony, the governor declared his intention to negotiate with bandits to ascertain their grievances and the way forward. The governor directed local government chairmen and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to identify the bandits and present them for debriefing. “I want to talk to the bandits and empower them as we cannot continue to kill ourselves and destroy public infrastructure. The bandits are our children a...
Ebubeagu not Formed to Fight IPOB, ESN – South East Governors
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Ebubeagu not Formed to Fight IPOB, ESN – South East Governors

Governors of the South East region have said the zone’s joint Security outfit known as Ebubeagu was not formed to confront the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) or it’s Security arm, Eastern Security Network (ESN). The statement by the South Eastern governor's forum comes after the killing of ESN commander Ikonson in April by the Nigerian military which led to IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu alleging that Ebube Agu works with the DSS and their aim is to track and destroy the ESN. While distributing 40 Siena buses and 20 Hilux Vans to members of Ebubeagu on Friday, April 30,  Chairman of the South East Governors forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi said the outfit was not created to fight the IPOB and ESN" “Ebube Agu is not after the Eastern Security Network (ESN) ...
We Are Determined To End Criminality, Violence In Nigeria – Babagana Monguno
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We Are Determined To End Criminality, Violence In Nigeria – Babagana Monguno

Apparently alarmed by the atrocities unleashed on the nation and its citizens by criminals, the Presidency on Friday vowed to do all within its powers to end the cycle of violence and restore peace and stability nationwide. This assurance came at the end of a crucial enlarged security meeting called at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Friday in the wake of rising security challenges in the land, which have threatened national unity and peace. Although the Presidency adjourned the meeting till Tuesday next week to take further briefings from concerned security heads and agencies, the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno, said in a terse statement made available to Vanguard that Nigerian security agencies were set to put a...
Suspected Herdsmen Kill Five in Fresh Attack on Benue Communities
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Suspected Herdsmen Kill Five in Fresh Attack on Benue Communities

Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked four villages in Gwer-West local government area of Benue State and killed five persons. It was gathered that three others including a pregnant woman were reportedly injured in the attack that happened in the early hours of Friday, April 30. The armed herdsmen were said to have escaped with gunshot wounds after troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) trailed them to the Benue Nasarawa border and engaged them in a gun duel. According to reports, the herdsmen first invaded Ahume Village along Makurdi/Naka Road but were dislodged by the troops who then stationed at the village to ward off a possible attack by the invaders. One of the natives who identified himself as Fidelis told Tribune that while the troops were patrolling Ahume community, ...
We Will Avenge Death Of Every Herdsman Killed In South-East By IPOB – Miyetti Allah
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We Will Avenge Death Of Every Herdsman Killed In South-East By IPOB – Miyetti Allah

One of the umbrella bodies of herdsmen in Nigeria, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has urged security agencies to deal with “terrorists killing” Fulani herders in the South-East. Spokesman for the group, Saleh Alhassan, disclosed this while reacting to the killing of one of the commanders of Indigenous People of Biafra gunned down by security operatives last Saturday. Police operatives and their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and Department of State Services had killed an IPOB leader, one Commander Ikonso and six other militia members in Imo state. The IPOB men, who were members of the secessionist group’s security arm, the Eastern Security Network, were killed during an early morning raid on their hideout at Awomama village, Oru East Local Government Area of the state las...
Wike Imposes Night Curfew In All Rivers LGA From 10.00 p.m. To 6.00 a.m.
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Wike Imposes Night Curfew In All Rivers LGA From 10.00 p.m. To 6.00 a.m.

STATE BROADCAST BY HIS EXCELLENCY NYESOM EZENWO WIKE, CON, GSSRS, POS ON THE RECENT SECURITY BREACHES IN RIVERS STATE. My dear people of Rivers State On 28th April 2021, the Rivers State Security Council, in consideration of the recent murderous attacks on security personnel in Ikwerre and Abua/Odual Local Government Areas imposed a night-time curfew on our land borders with other States. 2. A review of the present security situation shows that the threat of further deadly attacks on hard and soft targets across the State still exists. 3. This being so, it has become imperative for the State Government to take further necessary measures to secure our State and safeguard lives and property. 4. Accordingly, the State Security Council has, today, after exhaustive deliberation,...
FG Deploys Security Operatives To Airports Nationwide Over Threats
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FG Deploys Security Operatives To Airports Nationwide Over Threats

The Ministry of Interior has directed the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps to work with other security agencies to deploy its operatives to airports nationwide over the looming security threats received through intelligence. The ministry in a memo dated April 15 and obtained by SaharaReporters gave this directive to the NSCDC Comptroller-General who has been instructed to liaise with other security agencies to quell the threats. Information about security threats around airports nationwide came through intelligence from the Office of the National Security Adviser and it was shared to the ministry. The Ministry of Interior through its Joint Services department wrote the letter, dated April 15, to the CG, titled, “Re: Looming Threat of Attack on Nation’s airports.” I...
Ondo State Govt Retrieves Three Vehicles From Former Deputy Governor
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Ondo State Govt Retrieves Three Vehicles From Former Deputy Governor

The Ondo State Government has retrieved three vehicles in the custody of the immediate past Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi. The vehicles include a Toyota Landcruiser Jeep, V8, 2019 model and two Toyota Hilux vans also of 2019 model. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, April 26, said while efforts are on to recover any other remaining vehicle(s) still in possession of the former Deputy Governor, Government expresses gratitude to the security agencies, especially the Police, for the most-needed intervention. The development comes almost two weeks after the State Govt asked the police to prevail on  Ajayi, to return government vehicles in his possession two months after his exit from office. ...
Operation Akpakwu arrests kidnappers in Cross River, demolishes houses and shrine
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Operation Akpakwu arrests kidnappers in Cross River, demolishes houses and shrine

The Cross River State Government Security Outfit "Operation Akpakwu" has arrested some kidnappers and demolished houses in Akpabuyo Akpabuyo local government area of the state and Satelite Town in Calabar The suspects arrested are identified as Etinyin Akamba Eyo, a.k.a 30:30, who is the Clan Head of Ikot Atambi in Akpabuyo, his son and wife. His two houses and shrine where kidnappers and militants were being fortified at Akpabuyo, were demolished by the security outfit during the arrest. According to Operation Akpakwu, the Chief confessed that his son was involved in high profile kidnapping in Akpabuyo. In a similar development, the security outfit also demolished a building in Plot 24c in Satelite Town, where a kidnapped victim was released a few months ago. The Op...
Eliminate Boko Haram Leader Just As You Crushed Ikonso – Omokri Challenge Army
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Eliminate Boko Haram Leader Just As You Crushed Ikonso – Omokri Challenge Army

An ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has challenged Nigerian security agencies to eliminate the leader of Boko Haram terrorist sect, Abubakar Shekau, with the same force the security agencies used to crush a top member of the Indigenous People of Biafra, one Commander Ikonso. The PUNCH had earlier reported that police operatives and their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and Department of State Services killed the IPOB commander and six other militia members in Imo State. The IPOB men, who were members of the secessionist group’s security arm, the Eastern Security Network, were killed during an early morning raid on their hideout at Awomama village, Oru East Local Government Area of the state on Saturday. IPOB has since threatened “madness”, saying...
South-East Governors direct Ohanaeze to set up committee over ‘unfair treatment’ of Igbos
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South-East Governors direct Ohanaeze to set up committee over ‘unfair treatment’ of Igbos

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has been directed by South-East Governors to set up a committee that will address “unfair treatment” of Igbo people. In a communique issued after Governors from the region met in Enugu on Sunday April 25, Ohaneze Ndigbo were also asked to set up a peace and reconciliation committee to engage Igbo people for peace and security in the region including their visitors. The committees will become functional in the next 10 days. Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi also said the newly established security outfit of the region, Ebube Agu will work closely with security agencies to restore peace in affected states. The communique read; “South-east governors and leaders re-stated the adoption of a comm...
Gunmen Kill Policemen, Custom Officers and Air Force Officers in Rivers state
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Gunmen Kill Policemen, Custom Officers and Air Force Officers in Rivers state

Gunmen who struck on Saturday evening, April 24, in Rivers state, reportedly killed 9 security operatives at different security checking points in the state. An eyewitness Chidadi who spoke to Vanguard, alleged that the invaders attacked four security checking points on the Owerri-Port Harcourt road. He said four policemen, three Nigeria Customs operatives and two soldiers, believed to be Airforce personnel in the JTF died in the attack. It was also learnt that the killers beheaded two of the security operatives killed at a Joint Task Force, JTF, a military close to the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omuagwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was reported that the gunmen who attacked a Nigeria Customs checking point at Isiokpo Umuanwa interchange killed...
Bandits Attack Church in Kaduna, kill Medical Doctor, Abduct Four Worshippers
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Bandits Attack Church in Kaduna, kill Medical Doctor, Abduct Four Worshippers

Bandits attacked Haske Baptist Church at Manini Tasha village, Kuriga Ward of Chikun local government area of Kaduna State killing a medical doctor while four worshippers were reportedly abducted. A survivor, Yakubu Bala, said the bandits stormed the church on motorcycles around 9 am on Sunday morning, April 25  and shot sporadically at the worshipers. Bala said his uncle. Dr. Zechariah Dogonyaro, a medical doctor with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health, was shot dead by the bandits. "Church service was going on when herdsmen just came and surrounded the church and started shooting. They came at about 9am. They were many and were riding on motorcycles. They started shooting indiscriminately as we scapered for safety," he narrated. "My uncle,  Dr. Zechariah Dogonyaro, was k...
Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Traditional Ruler, One Other in Benue
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Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Traditional Ruler, One Other in Benue

Mrs Laadi Binjo, mother of Benjamin Anakula Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militias have killed a traditional ruler, Chief Hyacinth Ajon and another man identified as Benjamin Anakula in Benue State. Chief Ajon and Anakula were hacked to death by the assailants in the early hours of Wednesday, April 21 in Tse Zoola community, Makurdi Local Government Area of the state. According to the eldest man in the community, Aho Zoola, the suspected Fulani militias, without any provocation, attacked the villagers at about 2: am, shot sporadically and killed Ajon and Anakula. When asked by Governor Samuel Ortom, if they had rustled the Fulani herds in the past, elder Aho replied in the negative, insisting that the villagers have never had any issue with the herdsmen even when their herd...
Reverend Samson Ayokunle Asks DSS To Go After Pantami
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Reverend Samson Ayokunle Asks DSS To Go After Pantami

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Reverend Samson Ayokunle, has urged relevant security agencies to investigate the allegation against the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami. Pantami has been in the eyes of the storm for about a week over his controversial Islamic teachings which reportedly lent credence to terrorism activities and killings – a stance which has forced a cross-section of Nigerians to demand for his resignation or sack. The minister admitted making such comments but blamed immaturity and limited knowledge for his views back then. But speaking during a press conference on the 108th convention of the church which will hold from April 24 to April 29 at the 37,000- seater auditorium Baptist International Confere...
Police orderly killed as gunmen open fire on Taraba Local Govt chairman’s convoy
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Police orderly killed as gunmen open fire on Taraba Local Govt chairman’s convoy

A police orderly attached to Prince Shoban Tikari, the chairman of Takum Local Government Council of Taraba State, was killed when suspected bandits opened fire on the chairman’s vehicle. The incident happened on Saturday, April 17, in Dogo-Gawa village, Takum local governemnt area. Tikari, who confirmed the attack, said the gunmen in their numbers, launched an attack on his covoy while on his way to Takum, claiming the life of the deceased in the process. The chairman declined giving the name of the deceased, however, it was gathered that the policeman was of the 67 Mobile Police Squadron, located in the area. Following the attack, an emergency meeting was held at the local government council Chamber on the issues of kidnapping, robbery, and recent attack on the security a...
Kidnap Kingpin Attempts Suicide to Evade Arrest in Taraba
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Kidnap Kingpin Attempts Suicide to Evade Arrest in Taraba

A suspected kidnap kingpin, Mohammed Gidado, attempted suicide to evade arrest by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Taraba State. The suspect, who has been on the watch list of security agencies in Taraba, was arrested on March 28, in Jebjeb community of Karim Lamido LGA, after through intensive intelligence gathering, surveillance and smart operation of officers of the state command Parading the suspect before journalists on Friday, April 9 in Jalingo, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Muhammed Waksha disclosed that Gidado attempted to commit suicide by slitting his throat but was quickly attended to and his life saved. The Commandant said the suspect alongside his gang members create roadblocks along the borders of Plateau, Bauchi and Gombe states whe...
Buhari Condemns Terrorist Attack In Imo, Tells Security Agencies What To Do
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Buhari Condemns Terrorist Attack In Imo, Tells Security Agencies What To Do

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the deadly insurgent attack that took place on the Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State, on Monday, calling it an act of terrorism. In his reaction to the incident early on Monday, President Buhari praised the initial response by security guards and security forces for preventing greater loss of life and the destruction of public property. The President directed security and intelligence agencies in the state and the geo-political zone to fully mobilize and go after the terrorists, apprehend them and get them punished under the full weight of the law. He also called for the best efforts to be made to rearrest fleeing prison detainees, many of whom are believed to be deadly criminals. Presiden...
Proceeds Of Banditry, Kidnapping Used In Funding Boko Haram – El-Rufai
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Proceeds Of Banditry, Kidnapping Used In Funding Boko Haram – El-Rufai

El-Rufai disclosed this while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’ programme. The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai says money realised from banditry and kidnapping is being used to fund the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East. El-Rufai disclosed this while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’ programme. He said gunmen are targetting his state because the government refused to give them money and negotiate with them. “Bandits and kidnappers are targetting Kaduna State because we refused to give them money and negotiate with them. “The solution to our security problem is partly state police and we are working on that. No civilised society sits back when its sovereignty is challenged. The first thing to do is to wipe ou...
Makinde, Others Can’t Be Blamed For Insecurity In Their States – Alaafin
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Makinde, Others Can’t Be Blamed For Insecurity In Their States – Alaafin

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has said that state governors should not be blamed for the insecurity within their states, as, according to him, they are not the ones controlling the security agencies in their respective states. Alaafin added that all the security agencies in the states are being controlled by the Federal Government, as security is in the exclusive list of the Nigeria Constitution. The Alaafin made the statement during a meeting Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde had with traditional rulers and security agencies in the state, held at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa, the meeting had in attendance the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi...
Gunmen kill Catholic priest, three parishioners in Benue
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Gunmen kill Catholic priest, three parishioners in Benue

Gunmen have killed a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Moses Fanem Ngugban and three parishioners in Agu Centre, Mbatyula/Mberev council ward in Katsina-Ala local government area of Benue State. It was gathered that the incident happened around 7:00 am on Tuesday, March 30, when the church was rounding off its morning mass. Several houses were said to have been set ablaze during the attack said to have been carried out by the gunmen. One of the residents who spoke to Nigerian Tribune said the gunmen stormed the village around 7:00 am and demanded to see the parish priest. "We directed them to go inside but within split seconds we heard gunshots and everyone scampered for safety. By the time we came back, the Rev. Fr. and others were found dead" he said. Katsina-Ala local gov...
Wife of NIMET Officials Who Was Abducted in Plateau state Regains Freedom
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Wife of NIMET Officials Who Was Abducted in Plateau state Regains Freedom

Victoria Rabo, the wife of a staff member of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) who was abducted from her home at the staff quarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Heipang area of Plateau state on Thursday night, March 24, has regained her freedom. Commissioner of Police in Plateau State, Edward Egbuka confirmed her release on Friday March 26. He said the victim was released at about 7pm a day after she was kidnapped, following the pressure mounted on the abductors in the bush since the incident happened. NIMET official, Ayuba Rabo also confirmed the release of his wife to Channels Television after she was reunited with her family. Ayuba thanked the security agencies, as well as members and management staff of the airport for their concerns and int...
Uganda Police Arrest Suspected Serial Killer who Strangled Four Young Women to Death and Burnt their Bodies after Having Sex with them
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Uganda Police Arrest Suspected Serial Killer who Strangled Four Young Women to Death and Burnt their Bodies after Having Sex with them

Police in Uganda has arrested a 23-year-old serial killer who allegedly murdered four young women and a three-month old baby in less than three weeks. The suspect identified as Musa Musaasizi, alias, Uncle, was arrested by detectives on Wednesday, March 24. The suspect, a resident of Mujomba Zone 6, Nakulabye in Rubaga Division, Kampala City, allegedly had sexual intercourse with all the four women before he strangled them, burnt their bodies and later dumped them in isolated areas in the same division. The suspected serial killer The Director of Crime Intelligence, Brig Christopher Ddamulira, who confirmed the arrest on Thursday, said the suspect admitted to the killings and is cooperating with detectives to identify the victims and where the killings happened. "We ...
Army Denies Killing Woman During Protest in Southern Kaduna
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Army Denies Killing Woman During Protest in Southern Kaduna

The Nigerian army has denied killing a woman during a protest at Gon Gora, Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Ibrahim Shittu, Media Officer of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) described the claim as "malicious and false". Shittu said the woman was hit by a stray bullet during another violent protest staged by a group of women in the community. He said; “To set the record straight, on March 5, following a reported case of the destruction of a farmland belonging to one Mr Ibrahim Amako by a group of herders numbering five, the Secretary to the District Head of Gon Gora, Mr Ayuba Bungon, intervened in the case where he facilitated the payment of the N300,000 compensation to appease the victim. “On March 6, at about 6:55 p.m. while on routine patrol, our troops were...
Police Arrests Eight Suspected Cultists in Anambra, Recover Arms and Ammunition
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Police Arrests Eight Suspected Cultists in Anambra, Recover Arms and Ammunition

Men of the Anambra state police command have arrested eight suspected cultists terrorizing the state. A statement released by DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, the spokesperson of the state police command, the command’s operatives in conjunction with the military and other security agencies in the state, on March 23, raided a couple of criminal hideouts in Okija, Ihiala LGA and arrested the suspects whose names are Ugbe Lucky 'M' 27yrs, Ekene Ebubeze 'M' 38yrs, Somto Chukwu ‘M' 25yrs,  Ifeanyi Eze 'M' 22yrs, Chika Nnekezie ‘M’ 31yrs, Chidi Amadike ‘M' 26yrs, MMaduabaka Obidiazor ‘M' 30yrs, Chinemelum Okeke ‘M' 19yrs Ikenga said the operatives recovered: one long locally made dane gun, 3 locally double barrel pistols, one live cartridge, two knives,  one jungle army camp beret, one red beret, ...
Lawyers in Anambra Protest Over Insecurity, Kidnap, murder of colleague
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Lawyers in Anambra Protest Over Insecurity, Kidnap, murder of colleague

Lawyers in Anambra State on Monday, held a peaceful march in Awka over the rising cases of insecurity and the murder of their colleague, Francis Onwuachi, by gunmen. The lawyers under the aegis of Committee of Chairmen and Secretaries of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), also announced that they will stay away from courts in the state between March 22 and March 24.                       Late Onwuachi LIB reported that the late Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Onitsha branch, was kidnapped by gunmen along Ezu River/Anaku road on Friday, March 12. His corpse was found a week later after series of intensive and coordinated attempts by the state government through the various security agencies to rescue him alive. The legal practitio...
Man Killed as Armed Bandits Attack Motorists on Kaduna highway
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Man Killed as Armed Bandits Attack Motorists on Kaduna highway

Armed bandits on Saturday, attacked motorists on Udawa-Birnin Gwari Road in Chikun Local government area of Kaduna State, killing one driver. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed this in a statement on Sunday, said the bandits opened fire on motorists on Saturday, March 20, and killed a driver identified as Danladi Maisamari Udawa. In another incident, a 30-year-old herder, Yakubu Aruwa was also killed while grazing his cattle between Gora and Ungwan Pa area Zangon Kataf LGA. According to Aruwan, the victim was grazing with another herder, one Muhammadu Sani, who escaped the assailants, while Yakubu Aruwa was overpowered. The carcasses of three cows were recovered, with another three reported missing. Furthermore, troop...
Steps To Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine In Lagos, Phase 1 & List Of Those Eligible
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Steps To Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine In Lagos, Phase 1 & List Of Those Eligible

Lagos State Ministry Of Health tweets: ONLY Health workers, Personnel of the Security Agencies, the Judiciary, Teachers, Press & other frontline workers are eligible to take part in the first phase of the ongoing #COVID19 vaccination campaign in Lagos. Here��is how eligible persons can access the vaccine. STEPS TO GETTING THE COVID-19 VACCINE IN THE ONGOING PHASE 1 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN IN LAGOS STATE ELIGIBILITY • Healthcare workers, • Military, Police, other security • COVID-19 response team (RRT), agencies, • Ports of entry staff (air, • Petrol station workers, land, and seaports), •Teachers, • Laboratory network, • The Press and other frontline • Judiciary, workers. To Access The Vaccine: 1. You must fit into the Phase 1 eligibility list. 2. Proceed to register or e...
Bandits killed 937 people in 2020 – Kaduna state govt says
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Bandits killed 937 people in 2020 – Kaduna state govt says

Kaduna state government has said that no fewer than 937 people were killed by bandits in the state in 2020. The state's Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this on Wednesday, March 10. Aruwan who made a presentation of the 2020 Security report before traditional rulers, members of the civil society organizations, and the media at the Government House in Kaduna, said that despite the challenges, the government in collaboration with security agencies is working hard to bring the problem to an end. Aruwan said out of the number of casualties, the Igabi Local Government Area of the state has the highest figures of 152 deaths followed by the Zango Kataf local government with 114 deaths. In Kaduna, the activities of bandits have no doubt ...
Kwara Hijab Controversy: Government Deploys Security To Schools In Ilorin
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Kwara Hijab Controversy: Government Deploys Security To Schools In Ilorin

In order to forestall possible breakdown of law and order, security agencies were Monday deployed to the 10 public/grant-aided missions schools caught in hijab controversy in Ilorin, Kwara State capital. The affected schools include C&S College Sabo Oke, ST Anthony College, Offa Road, ECWA School, Oja Iya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam, CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Barnabas Secondary School Sabo Oke, St. John School Maraba, St. Williams Secondary School Taiwo Isale, and St. James Secondary School Maraba. The state government had in the wee hours of Monday ordered the indefinite closure of the schools which were billed to resume following the government’s pronouncement that students be allowed to practice their religion, b...
Buhari’s Order To Shoot People With AK-47 Also Affects Amotekun – Miyetti Allah
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Buhari’s Order To Shoot People With AK-47 Also Affects Amotekun – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Association has said that the order of President Muhammadu Buhari to security agencies to shoot anyone seen with AK-47 rifles also affects “Amotekun and other ethnic militias.” The association added that it does not have any problem with the order because its herders do not carry AK-47 rifles. The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore National Secretary, Saleh Alhassan, stated this during an interview with SaharaReporters, noting that every non-state actor carrying rifles was bound by the presidential order. Alhassan said, “First and foremost, our members don’t carry AK-47 riles. But if you have criminals that carry weapons, they are not state actors. So, if the President who is the Commander-in-Chief and whose responsibility it is to ensure law and order in ...
No Ransom Was Paid to Rescue Kagara Students – Niger state Governor, Abubakar Bello says
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No Ransom Was Paid to Rescue Kagara Students – Niger state Governor, Abubakar Bello says

The governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, has said that no ransom was paid to secure the release of the Kagara schoolboys and their teachers from their abductors. Bandits dressed in military uniform stormed the Government Science College Kagara on February 17 and abducted 27 students, three teachers and 12 members of their family. All were released on Saturday February 27. Speaking to journalists after receiving the students in his office, the governor said; “There was no ransom. We, however, incurred a lot of logistics because we had to involve so many groups even the logistics to bring them, and to settle the stakeholders. I’m referring to security agencies, our local vigilantes, our traditional rulers and other stakeholders” he said
Gov. Ikpeazu Calls For Enforcement Of Anti-Open Grazing Law
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Gov. Ikpeazu Calls For Enforcement Of Anti-Open Grazing Law

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has called on security agencies in the State to assist government in enforcing the Anti-Open Grazing Law of Abia State. The Governor made the call at Michael Ọkpara Auditorium, Umuahia, while flagging-off the State wide sensitization workshop against criminal activities in Abia communities. According to him, enforcing the law would help reduce the issue of farmers/herders clashes in the State. Governor Ikpeazu who was represented by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, requested the cooperation of stakeholders to ensure government fights and wins the war against criminality in the State. He charged critical stakeholders especially, the Traditional Rulers to live up to expectations, stating that the security of the State is also in their ...
Incompetence is Worsening Insecurity – Governor Wike
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Incompetence is Worsening Insecurity – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has blamed the increased insecurity witnessed in the country on incompetence. The Rivers state Governor said this when he led the Chief Whip of the Nigeria Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, former Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, and other dignitaries on a project inspection tour in Port Harcourt and ObioAkpor Local Government Areas of Rivers State on Thursday February 18. Wike also alleged that fighting criminality and insecurity in the country are often undermined by political inference in the posting of heads of security agencies. He said; “There is so much insecurity in Nigeria. There are killings everywhere and they (APC) told Nigerians that they will solve the problem. But the problem is not being solved. “They appoint Commission...
Bauchi State Govt Demolishes House Where arms and Ammunitions were Discovered
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Bauchi State Govt Demolishes House Where arms and Ammunitions were Discovered

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has ordered the demolition of a house where over 1,000 rifles were discovered in a densely populated part of the Bauchi metropolis. The governor, who was represented by his Chief of Staff Dr Ladan Salihu during the exercise on Wednesday, February 17, in Bauchi, said the arms were concealed in a sack along with military and Immigration uniforms in one of the rooms in the house located at Anguwan Mahaukata. Governor Bala Mohammed said arms and ammunitions are supposed to be kept by the army or police in their armory, not in a house in densely populated area. "The ammunitions discovered can wipe out the people living in the area and this is a threat to peace in the state. The people of the area should remain calm as government is d...
Fake Soldier and Police Officer Arrested in Lagos
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Fake Soldier and Police Officer Arrested in Lagos

The Lagos state police command has arrested 45-year-old Anya Okorie of Anya Okorie and Usman Ali for parading themselves as serving police inspector and military man respectively. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Ademuyiwa Adejobi, states that the fake Inspector, Anya Okorie, was arrested in a complete police uniform with the rank of Inspector of Police at Ketu while parading himself in a suspicious manner. Adejobi added that Usman was arrested within the premises of Surulere Division when he and his accomplice, now at large, chased and attacked one Onyema, with a jackknife in the Division, putting on camouflage vests. The police spokesperson said the two suspects have since confessed to being a fake police officer and Army personnel respectiv...
We need to support our security agencies with superior weapons and not with prayers – El-Rufai
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We need to support our security agencies with superior weapons and not with prayers – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has stated that Nigerian security agencies need to be supported with superior weapons and not with prayers.   The Kaduna state Governor said this at a town hall meeting organised by the national security adviser, which had governors from the north-west region and traditional rulers in attendance.   El-Rufai who noted that security should be the number one priority of the government and collective responsibility of all citizens, decried the attacks carried out on miltary men by bandits.   He said;   “This town hall meeting is not complete without other stakeholders because of the short notice. So, we agreed that this north-west be reconvened in the next two weeks. The date will be announced by the NSA and COAS. “Bandit...
Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen
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Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen

Armed bandits have kidnapped eighteen passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) The attack occurred along Zungeru- Tegina road at Yakila village in Rafi Local Government Area of the state around 3pm on Sunday. February 14. The passengers including some groomsmen, were heading to Minna, the state capital from Kotangora when the bandits attacked. The Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Mallam Ibrahim Inga, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said they visited the scene and met a woman and her child, who were left by the bandits. "The only thing I can tell you now is we have rescued the woman and her baby and she is in the vehicle with us and we are on our way to Minna. She told us that the bandits blocked the way and ...
Lagos State Police Commissioner Condemns Maltreatment of Occupy Lekki Tollgate Protesters
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Lagos State Police Commissioner Condemns Maltreatment of Occupy Lekki Tollgate Protesters

Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the maltreatment of the 40 protesters arrested for participating in the Occupy Lekki Tollgate protest on Saturday, Feb 13. The suspects, including popular comedian Debo "Mr. Macaroni" Adebayo, were reportedly arrested, stripped, beaten and verbally abused. A video of the arrested protesters, topless, and sweating as police verbally assaulted them, was shared online over the weekend and generated criticism. Reacting to the video, Odumosu, in a statement by the command’s spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi, ordered immediate investigation and identification of the culprits. The statement reads: “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video where some arrested ‘EndsSARS protesters’ were b...
FG Begins Nationwide Town Hall Meetings On Insecurity
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FG Begins Nationwide Town Hall Meetings On Insecurity

National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (Rtd) is to lead a delegation of heads of federal law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies to townhall meetings in 6 geo-political zones. The meetings which were agreed upon after his meeting with service chiefs and heads of other security agencies have a direct assessment of the security situation across the country, get feedback and elicit recommendations on the pathway to lasting peace and security in the country. The first town hall meeting will hold in Kaduna State on Monday for the north-west geo-political zone. Those to attend the meetings are the 7 State Governors in the zone, traditional and religious leaders, lawmakers, non-governmental, youth and women groups.
We will Resist Vendors of Violence in South-West – Yoruba Appraisal Forum Warns
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We will Resist Vendors of Violence in South-West – Yoruba Appraisal Forum Warns

  A group known as the Yoruba Appraisal Forum, YAF, has warned those fighting for the freedom of the South-West to stop it or face the full wrath of millions of its members in the area. The National Coordinator, Yoruba Appraisal Forum, Adesina Animashaun, in a statement, warned against violent plots by any group in the guise of hunting criminals. Speaking against the recent violence in Ibarapa local government area of Oyo State, the group noted that it would no longer tolerate trouble fomented by persons, groups or their collaborators pretending to be protecting the interests of the people of the area. The group observed as uncalled for and unnecessary the quit notice issued by some individuals, who are neither state actors nor security agents, to some other Nigerians ...
MURIC commends Kano govt for banning cleric over hate preaching
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MURIC commends Kano govt for banning cleric over hate preaching

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended the Kano State Government for banning an Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabarah. Recall that the Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabar Nasir-Kabara, was banned over alleged inciteful preaching. A statement by the government instructed all broadcast stations and social media platforms to stop airing preaching, sermons and any other religious discussions likely to cause a breach of the peace of the state. It also instructed security agencies to ensure full compliance and take decisive action against erring persons or groups found flouting the order. Reacting, MURIC in a statement issued by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola said the action taken by the Kano State government was necessary to prevent any breakdown of law and o...

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