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Two Die-Hard Fans Made Wizkid Fall During Performance In Abuja
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Two Die-Hard Fans Made Wizkid Fall During Performance In Abuja

Many were in attendance at Wizkid‘s recent Abuja concert were surprised when overzealous fans grabbed him by the leg during his performance. Images from the shocking incident have sparked a wide range of reactions on social media. The crooner’s security agents can be seen fending off fans who are holding on to Wizkid’s leg in the footage. Wizkid fell on stage, got up, and kept performing after repeated attempts to release them. @Phemino wrote “People love Wizkid. He’s the real African Micheal Jackson. And he is always receptive and warm to his fans too” @nadiraaaaahh said: Me when I see him😂 wo I will enter him😂 See Post Below:
Insecurity may prevent 2023 polls from holding – Jega warns
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Insecurity may prevent 2023 polls from holding – Jega warns

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega has warned that the increased insecurity witnessed across the country might stop the 2023 general elections from holding. Delivering a keynote address at the fourth Abiola Ajimobi annual roundtable and the 72nd posthumous birthday of the former governor of Oyo State, held at the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Jega said the success of the election largely depends of security. He said;  “Unless elections are conducted in an environment that is peaceful and secure, its integrity and even the legitimacy of the outcome of that election will be questioned. “Security challenges undermine electoral integrity. It constrains or disrupts preparations and conduct of elect...
Again, Ogun pensioners protest over unpaid gratuities
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Again, Ogun pensioners protest over unpaid gratuities

Again, pensioners in Ogun State storm the Oke-Mosan office of Governor Dapo Abiodun to protest their unpaid gratuities. DAILY POST reports that this is the third time in about four months the pensioners would stage protests to demand their entitlement. The retirees, under the aegis of the Local Government Pensioners Association of Nigeria (LOGPAN) are asking Gov Abiodun to pay their N68 billion outstanding gratuities. In September, the pensioners had blocked the two main gates of the Oke-Mosan secretariat in Abeokuta, locking out the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi during their demonstration. Also in June, the senior citizens clashed with some security agents, who shut them out of the secretariat when they were advancing towards the Governor’s office. On Th...
Court adjourns Kanu’s trial to January 19
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Court adjourns Kanu’s trial to January 19

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) till January 19. Kanu, who was brought into the courtroom around 9.52am, complained that security agents refused to allow some members of his legal team, including his lawyer from the United States of America, Bruce Fein, to enter the courtroom. Kanu’s team of lawyers had staged a walk-out over the refusal of operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, to allow some of them to gain access into the courtroom. Speaking on the issue, Nnamdi Kanu told Justice Nyako that Fein, who was handling a case for him in the US, was around to witness his trial. Kanu said from the dock: "I have an ongoing case in the US. I have not b...
They sell arms when broke – Nigerian Navy indicts Chadian Army
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They sell arms when broke – Nigerian Navy indicts Chadian Army

Chadian soldiers have been accused of engaging in illegal sale of arms by the Nigerian Navy. The allegation was made at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence on the consideration of four security bills. A representative of the Chief of Naval Staff, Commodore Jemila Abubakar while appearing before the committee, said weapons donated by developed countries to neighbouring nations are compounding the security woes of the country. Jemila also disclosed that some of the countries who share a border with Nigeria, have no armoury. She said; “Section 9 (1) suggests an additional function of proposing a seized weapons and arms be used by security agencies; I think we can look at the provisions of the international conv...
We’ve not Officially Declared no Election in Anambra – IPOB
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We’ve not Officially Declared no Election in Anambra – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it has not officially declared a 'no election’ day in Anambra State. The group in a statement released by its media and publicity secretary Emma Powerful, said it has no plans to attack South Easterners and South Southerners as it is preoccupied with its vision to actualize Biafra. IPOB maintained that violence is not part of its philosophy, wondering how its members would be accused of attacking the same people they were fighting for. The statement reads in part “It is important to note that contrary to speculations, IPOB has not officially declared ‘no election in Anambra State’. Our preoccupation is Biafra restoration. Anybody equating IPOB strategy with Boko Haram terrorists, bandits and herdsmen is ...
Police in Delta kill man Celebrating his 29th Birthday in a hotel
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Police in Delta kill man Celebrating his 29th Birthday in a hotel

A police officer in Delta state allegedly killed a yet-to-be-identified young man celebrating his 29th birthday with his friends and relatives in Obinomba community, Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state on Friday, September 24. According to reports, a team of police officers attached to Obiaruku divisional headquarters had stormed the venue apparently in search of fleeing cultists who earlier murdered a youth in Obiaruku. On sighting the security agents, the celebrant stepped out to explain to them that it was his party and that those with him were his wellwishers. “It was like the police came to raid the bar where he was having his birthday. The boy came out to tell the police that he was having his birthday, that they were not fighting, and that the people were there to cel...
Final year student arrested for allegedly Stealing Laptops and Phones in school hostel
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Final year student arrested for allegedly Stealing Laptops and Phones in school hostel

A final year student of University of Ghana has been arrested for allegedly stealing laptops and phones from other students on campus. A video shared online captured moment the student who was arrested at Evandy hostel while allegedly on another phone and laptop stealing operation, was nabbed and dragged into a car by security agents. Instagram user, @Sikaofficial1 who shared the video wrote; A level 400 student of University Of Ghana has been arrested for allegedly stealing a lot of student’s phones and laptops at Evandy Hostel.
Channels TV denies reports its staff was arrested by DSS
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Channels TV denies reports its staff was arrested by DSS

Channels TV has denied media reports claiming some of its reporters were arrested by security agents on Thursday, August 26. According to the media house, the entire anchors of its flagship programme, Sunrise Daily,  were invited for a meeting by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Abuja and they have since returned from that meeting. News made rounds on social media yesterday afternoon that the presenters were arrested by the DSS for an interview they granted to Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom.
Four dead as gunmen attack oil workers in Imo
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Four dead as gunmen attack oil workers in Imo

An attack by gunmen at Assa community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, has left at least four workers of Lee Engineering Company dead. The oil workers were on their way to an oil plant Assa community when the gunmen opened fire on them, killing four and leaving many others severely wounded. National president of Congress of Ohaji Youths, Emmanuel Ugorji confirmed the incident and told Punch that some community leaders and security agents, including himself, have visited the scene. Ugorji called on government to beef up security in the area as gunmen have been terrorising the area in recent times. He said;   “The first attack by this group was attacked on Oil Serve company and second was the kidnapping of the Cluster Development Board Chairman, Go...
IPOB Opens Up On Allegation That Drug Dealers Are Sponsoring Kanu
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IPOB Opens Up On Allegation That Drug Dealers Are Sponsoring Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has slammed a former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati over comments attributed to him that the group and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is being sponsored by drug dealers. Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, said it was an insult for Abati to allegedly link the group to a drug dealer. In a statement he issued, Powerful said: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been drawn to the stupid and fallacious assertion credited to Reuben Abati, that a certain drug peddler who was caught by security agents in Imo State was IPOB fund raiser.   “We have tried to ignore pockets of unwarranted attacks by Reuben Abati against IPOB and our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, but we will no longer tolerate these insults.” The seperat...
Soldiers Foil Attack at Bishop Oyedepo’s School in Kaduna
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Soldiers Foil Attack at Bishop Oyedepo’s School in Kaduna

Faith Academy, a secondary school owned by Living Faith Church Worldwide founded by Bishop David Oyedepo, came under attack in the early hours of Monday July 5. The attack at the school which is not far from another boarding school where many students were abducted in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, was foiled by soldiers. Daily Trust reported that the gunmen had launched coordinated attacks on both Bethel secondary school and Faith Academy in the early hours of today. A security agent confirmed that the gunmen broke into the premises of Faith Academy through the back fence around 1am but were repelled by soldiers, with assistance from the school security team. It was also learnt that the school management had last week instructed all students to go home, except ...
Police Arrest and teargas Yoruba Nation Protesters in Lagos
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Police Arrest and teargas Yoruba Nation Protesters in Lagos

Security agents deployed to Ojota, venue of the Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos state have dispersed the protesters with teargas and arrested a few of them. The protesters gathered at the venue despite the directive of the state police command against their planned protest. Security operatives including men of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Army, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and their vans were deployed to the venue of the protest in the early hours of today to prevent them from protesting. However, they defied the directive and converged. Those arrested were held in a waiting Black Maria. The police also cordoned off the strategic points where the protesters had gathered. The state Commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, who addressed journalists durin...
Yoruba Nation: 14-Year-Old Drink Seller Killed By Stray Bullet In Lagos
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Yoruba Nation: 14-Year-Old Drink Seller Killed By Stray Bullet In Lagos

According to a report by The PUNCH, a yoghurt seller, identified simply as Jumoke, has been killed by bullets reportedly fired by a security operative dispersing Yoruba Nation agitators at Ojota, Lagos State. The PUNCH correspondent, who sighted the girl’s corpse, observed that bullets had ripped open the victim’s stomach. She is said to be 14 years old.   She was reportedly displaying drinks at a shop when the bullet hit her. Her body has been covered with a piece of cloth as a crowd gathered at the spot. The PUNCH had reported that despite the heavy presence of armed policemen and soldiers around the Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota, Lagos, agitators of Yoruba Nation had started coming out in their numbers. They were chanting different kinds of freedom songs, includi...
‘Nnamdi Kanu Is A Common Criminal, I Hope He Faces The Music ’ – Arewa Youths Reacts To IPOB Leader’s Arrest
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‘Nnamdi Kanu Is A Common Criminal, I Hope He Faces The Music ’ – Arewa Youths Reacts To IPOB Leader’s Arrest

Following the rearrest of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government with the aid of Interpol, the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, have reacted. AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima said the Nigerian government and court should ensure that Kanu whom he referred to as a “common criminal” should face the “music” of his actions. Speaking with DAILY POST, Shettima said Kanu’s rearrest was long overdue. He commended the Nigerian government and security agents for rearresting the IPOB leader. Shettima said “Finally Nnamdi Kanu has been brought back home. We must commend the Nigerian government, Interpol for its wonderful work. “They have demonstrated that it’s a matter of time, though long overdue at least, it’s better late than never. “Finally, he has to ...
IPOB/ESN: Igbo Group alleges Plot to arrest Ohanaeze leaders
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IPOB/ESN: Igbo Group alleges Plot to arrest Ohanaeze leaders

  A coalition of Igbo groups has cautioned against an alleged attempt to link some factional leaders of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and its security wing, the Eastern Security Network, ESN. DAILY POST reports that Ohanaeze broke into two factions after its January election, with one led by Amb. George Obiozor and the second group under the leadership of Chief Chidi Ibeh. There have been failed attempts to reconcile the two groups. Some Igbo groups are now claiming that having failed to reconcile them, there was now plan to use the Presidency and harass the Ibeh-led group into submission. The coalition made the claims in a statement issued to journalists, signed by Dr. (Mrs) Helen Ogbonnaya, the Spokesperson Coalitio...
SSS invites Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi for questioning
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SSS invites Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi for questioning

The State Security Service (SSS) has summoned popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for questioning, HumAngle reports.   The invitation comes days after Gumi during an interview on Arise TV, alleged that some security agents were colluding with terror gangs carrying out various acts of crimes across the country. In the interview which aired on Wednesday, June 23, the cleric who has consistently called for amnesty to be given to bandits, accused security personnel of providing arms to bandits. “These bandits, if you don’t know, are cooperating with a lot of bad elements in our security system. This is a business. So many people are involved, you’ll be so surprised,” Gumi had said   However, in a swift reaction, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Onyema Nwachukw...
DSS releases Kano singer detained for Blasphemy
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DSS releases Kano singer detained for Blasphemy

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released an Islamic singer, Ahmad Abdul, taking into custody after releasing a blasphemous song. DailyTrust reports that Abdul was picked by the security agents for releasing the uncensored song titled ‘Barhama Gwaska’, perceived as blasphemous and capable of creating chaos in the state. The DSS had said it took the singer into protective custody to avert likely violent reactions against him from Kano residents. While in detention, Abdul tendered an apology to the entire Muslim community, Kano state government, and Islamic scholars. Confirming his release from custody today June 21, the Executive Secretary of Kano State Films and Video Censorship Board, Ismaila Na’abba Afakallah, said he had received hundreds of petitions against the ...
Gunmen Kill Farmer and his Children, abduct two Others in Ondo
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Gunmen Kill Farmer and his Children, abduct two Others in Ondo

A farmer identified simply as Dele has been killed in Ajowa Akoko, Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State. The gunmen who were denied entry into the residence of a cattle herder in the community identified as Yinka Oludotun in the early hours of today June 17, stormed Dele's house, killing him and his two sons and abducting his two other children. An eyewitness said the timely intervention of soldiers foiled the attack in Oludoton's home. He also revealed that soldiers, policemen and men of the state Amotekun Corps were already combing the Ajowa Akoko forest to apprehend the criminals. The source told Daily Trust;   “It was after the bandits could not succeed in kidnapping Yinka that they left for the house of Dele to kill his two sons and kidnap his oth...
Guard in Delta prison allegedly shoots visitor dead after finding cocaine in the items he brought
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Guard in Delta prison allegedly shoots visitor dead after finding cocaine in the items he brought

There was an uproar at the Okere Prison in Delta State today June 15 after a security agent allegedly shot dead a young man who visited his friend in the prison. SaharaReporters reports that the deceased who was there to see his friend in the prison was said to have taken some tomatoes and other food items along. However, the correctional officials allegedly found cocaine among the items with him. The man was arrested and interrogated but met his end when he attempted to escape. It was learnt that one of the operatives shot him in the leg as he tried to escape. The security guard was said to have shot him a second time while he was still crawling, in pain. “There's panic in Okere prison in Warri as a Prison Armed Squad shot dead a visitor this afternoon. The visitor was said to ...
‘They Won’t go Free’- President Buhari asks Security Agencies to go after Ahmed Gulak’s killers
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‘They Won’t go Free’- President Buhari asks Security Agencies to go after Ahmed Gulak’s killers

President Buhari has expressed outrage and disgust over what he called "the heinous murder of Adamawa politician Ahmed Gulak in Owerri, Imo State by yet to be identified gunmen." Reacting to the development on Sunday, the President said the killers of the APC chieftain will not go free and has ordered the security agents to go after them. "I'm repulsed by such premeditated and gruesome murder of Gulak by evil people who are determined to undermine the peace, unity and territorial integrity of our country. Let me warn however that nobody or group of people who engages in such despicable acts should expect to go free. We will deploy all resources at our disposal to ensure that such callous and criminal elements are brought to justice.”a statement from Presidential aide, Garba Sheh...
“Stop Cursing my Son and husband”- Actress Toyin Abraham Breaks Down in Tears as she Addresses her Issue with Lizzy Anjorin
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“Stop Cursing my Son and husband”- Actress Toyin Abraham Breaks Down in Tears as she Addresses her Issue with Lizzy Anjorin

Actress Toyin Abraham broke down in tears yesterday evening while addressing her lingering squabble with her colleague in the movie industry, Liz Anjorin. Recall that back in September 2019, an Instagram blog reported that Liz was 'held and searched for drug peddling' during her hajj trip to Saudi Arabia. The report went on to say the actress was 'teary all through her encounter with the security agents at the airport'. In her response to the story, Liz Anjorin said her investigations revealed that her colleague, Toyin Abhram 'leaked' the story to blogs and she came for her guns blazing. Toyin at the time responded with threats to sue Liz. Well, recently, the story came up again after Liz had an interview with social media influencer, Esabod. It appeared during the interview, Esa...
Abducted UNIJOS Professor and her husband regain their freedom
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Abducted UNIJOS Professor and her husband regain their freedom

Security agents in Plateau state have rescued a professor with the Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Jos, Grace Ayanbimpe and her husband, who were abducted by gunmen who stormed their residence behind Haske Quarters, Lamingo in Jos North Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Monday, May 17.   The academician and her husband were rescued unhurt.   Confirming their release, the spokesman of Plateau Police Command, Ubah Ogaba, said the couple was rescued by a joint effort of the Police Tactical team Plateau State Command, Hunters, and Vigilantes.
Police stop escort for ministers and VIPs going to Southeast and Southsouth
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Police stop escort for ministers and VIPs going to Southeast and Southsouth

Ministers, National Assembly members, federal appointees and other Very Important Personalities (VIPs) from the Southeast and Southsouth may not be accompanied by police escort while travelling home following the increased attacks against security agents. The Nation reported that the signal which emanated from the Delta State Police Command, have been endorsed by police authorities. Police officers were advised not to accompany their principals to Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, and Rivers states until the security situation improves. In the wireless message with the reference CB: 0900/DTS/DOPS/VOL.47/812X and title “Attack on policemen, snatching of rifles by IPOB”, the Chief Security Officer, Government House; Chief Superintendent of Police, Department of Operations, Delt...
Abducted Abia University Student Regains Freedom
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Abducted Abia University Student Regains Freedom

The abducted student of Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) has regained her freedom. Governor Ikpeazu made the announcement last night, 3 days after the student and others were attacked by unknown gunmen along Okigwe-Uturu road. The Abia state Governor also promised to take justice to those who abducted the student. The statement read; “It is with exceedingly great joy and a very pleasant sense of relief that I announce that the only kidnapped ABSU student who was still in custody of the hoodlums that abducted some people few days ago along the Okigwe-Uturu Road has been freed. “I spoke with her and her mother minutes ago and want to thank God, our security agents and the management of ABSU for a job well done leading to this good news. “Our administration has since taken...
Ortom is not Someone I take Very Seriously, he is Using the Federal Government as a Punching bag to Distract Attention from his Failures – El-Rufai
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Ortom is not Someone I take Very Seriously, he is Using the Federal Government as a Punching bag to Distract Attention from his Failures – El-Rufai

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

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and DSS in a joint operation on Saturday, April 24, stormed the operational headquarters of Insurgents (IPOB Militias) in Awomama Village Oru East LGA of Imo State. According to police sources, the Insurgents are responsible for the attack on the Imo State Police Headquarters and the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service on 5th April 2021. They allegedly also carried out series of calculated, violent attacks on security personnel and formations in the southeast and South-South region of the country. According to the police, as the security forces approached the base of the insurgents, they came under rapid fire from the group. In a bold and clinical response,  the joint security force...
Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents
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Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents

The Federal Government has alerted airport security chiefs across the country of impending attacks by suspected criminals. To this end, the government through the Ministry of Aviation has alerted the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to beef up security across the airports. FAAN’s Deputy General Manager in charge of Administration and Logistics, S.M. Mamman, issued a memo to airport chiefs of security to review security measures to stave off the attacks. The airports listed included Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos. The memo read: “I am directed to convey an alert from the Ministry of Aviation regarding security threats by criminal elements against Airports in Nigeria and to request for the immediate enumeration of necessary countermeasures for t...
President Buhari Explains why he ordered security agents to shoot anyone seen with AK47 inside the bushes
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President Buhari Explains why he ordered security agents to shoot anyone seen with AK47 inside the bushes

President Buhari has said he gave the order that security agents should shoot on sight anyone seen with AK-47 rifles because, despite his government’s effort, small arms are still being seen everywhere. According to the president, AK47 is supposed to be registered and given only to security officials. The President spoke at a meeting with leading traditional rulers on the security situation in the country on Thursday, March 11. “One thing that got to the press, which I read myself, was that anyone with an AK-47 will be shot. This is because AK-47 is supposed to be registered and it is only given to security officials. We closed the borders for some time, but the intelligence report I’m getting on a daily basis is that those who are conducting the abductions, the killings and so ...
Governor Ortom Commends President Buhari On Order Against Herdsmen Bearing Guns
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Governor Ortom Commends President Buhari On Order Against Herdsmen Bearing Guns

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over his directive to security agents to shoot anyone illegally bearing AK47 rifle. The Governor gave the commendation today at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi when the Chairman Governing Board, Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Professor Adamu Kyuka paid him a courtesy visit. Governor Ortom stated that the President’s order would reduce the level of criminality, banditary and militia herders' attacks on Benue communities as well as other parts of the country. According to the Governor, the order would also make the communities safer for displaced farmers to return to their ancestral homes. "I wish to commend Mr. President for his recent order against those bearing AK47 rifles. This I am s...
Buhari Directs Security Agents To Shoot Anyone Seen With AK-47
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Buhari Directs Security Agents To Shoot Anyone Seen With AK-47

Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson, says President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to shoot anyone seen with AK-47. Shehu, who disclosed this in an interview with the BBC, said the president directed a clampdown on bandits who have refused to surrender. On the efforts being made to rid Zamfara and other northern states of bandits, Shehu said the government is resorting to lethal force. “The president has ordered security forces to go into the bushes and shoot whoever they see with sophisticated weapons like AK-47,” he said in the interview monitored by TheCable. “He ordered that whoever is seen with terrible weapons at all should be shot immediately.” ‘JETS BEING USED TO TRANSPORT ARMS TO ZAMFARA’ The presidential spokesperson also said the feder...
Kagara Abduction: Kidappers Threaten To Starve The Schoolboys To Death
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Kagara Abduction: Kidappers Threaten To Starve The Schoolboys To Death

Abductors of the 27 students and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara , Niger State, have threatened to starve them to death if the ransom they are demanding is not paid on time. One of the abductors stated this in an audio recording made available to one of our correspondents on Wednesday by a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi. In the audio recording, the abductor , who spoke in Hausa , was heard conversing with a negotiator , identified by Gumi as a top official of the school. He rejected N2 .7m offered him as ransom for the 27 abductees . The bandit stated , “ I don ’t have food for them. If anybody dies among them, we will tell you where to go and pick the corpse. “ You know these children are hungry . I don ’ t have food to give them, only water if th...
Gumi Met Bandits Near A Military Post – Ex-DSS Official, Amachree
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Gumi Met Bandits Near A Military Post – Ex-DSS Official, Amachree

A former assistant director of the Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amachree, on Monday, explained that the security agents who were ordered to rescue victims of Kagara abduction didn’t engage the bandits in a gun battle in order to avoid collateral damage. Amachree, who stated this on Channels Television morning show: ‘Sunrise Daily’, noted that the bandits could easily use the captives as a human shield if the security forces had engaged them in a battle. He also said the compound where the popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, met bandits in a forest in Niger State to discuss the release of the abducted students and teachers of Government Science College, Kangara, was very close to a military post. He said, “When you see bandits like that if their number is l...
Security Agents Foil Kidnap Attempt in Kogi, Arrest Armed Bandit
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Security Agents Foil Kidnap Attempt in Kogi, Arrest Armed Bandit

Security agents in Kogi State have arrested one of the armed bandits terrorising Yagba West local government council of Kogi state. It was gathered that the six-man gang attacked people along Oke-Ere road of Yagba West and atempted to abduct them when they were engaged in gun duel by the security agents. Mr Toba Abraham, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Chairman of Yagba West Local Government Area Council, Hon. Pius Kolawole, who confirmed the incident on Friday February 19, said the kidnap attempt was foiled by the ‘Special Security Taskforce’ set up by the chairman. According to Abraham, luck ran against the gang of notorious armed bandits while attempting to kidnap some people along Oke-Ere road of Yagba West when one of the victims who escaped to ...
Only Ill-Informed Nigerians Assume Nothing Is being Done About Banditry – El-Rufai
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Only Ill-Informed Nigerians Assume Nothing Is being Done About Banditry – El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, while speaking at the meeting, said bandits had become bolder and audacious to the extent that they now attack military tanks and ambushed security agents on patrol. El-Rufai, whose state had suffered recurrent banditry attacks said only Nigerians who were ill-informed would assume that nothing was being done to stop the killings in the region. Also speaking, the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari said in the North West, governors had been trying to address the issue of cattle rustling, which later developed into banditry, kidnapping, arson and then rape. Masari said urged everyone to return to their communities and build community relations. Chairman, Northern States Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau Stat...
I think El-Rufai doesn’t understand the issue of insecurity – Governor Ganduje
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I think El-Rufai doesn’t understand the issue of insecurity – Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has said that he believes his counterpart in Kaduna state, Governor Nasir El-Rufai does not understand the issue of insecurity very well. Reacting to El-Rufai's comment of North West Governors not winning the fight against insecurity in the region because they are fighting differently, Ganduje recalled speaking with El-Rufai and the governor of Bauchi State on how to tackle insecurity.   In the interview on Radio France International on Thursday February 11, Ganduje said he initiated the conversation based on the advice of security agents on how Falgore forest in Kano could be made safe for the benefits of other states. He said; “First of all. the talk about lack of synergy, I don’t see where this statement is coming from. Secu...
Academic Union Kicks as Air Force Officers allegedly Shoot Dead a Federal Polytechnic Lecturer ‘for not Identifying Himself’
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Academic Union Kicks as Air Force Officers allegedly Shoot Dead a Federal Polytechnic Lecturer ‘for not Identifying Himself’

Nigerian Air Force officers attached to the 211 Regiment of the NAF Base, Neze, Imo State, have been accused of shooting dead a Computer Science lecturer of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede in Imo State. According to reports, Okonye Steve Nduka was killed at about 7 p.m on the 25th of January, 2021 at Naze area of Owerri. Comrade Okonye was allegedly gunned down by the trigger happy men along with an ex-student of same Polytechnic as they were on their way back from a church programme. The Zonal secretariat of ASUP ZONE D has condemned the killing of Comrade Okonye and are calling for justice. A statement released via the official website of ASUP Nigeria reads: "The killing of our member is a brutal reminder of the stained reputation of security agents in the country, pa...
EndSARS: “Stop Violent Crackdown On Protesters” – Joe Biden To Buhari & Military
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EndSARS: “Stop Violent Crackdown On Protesters” – Joe Biden To Buhari & Military

US Presidential candidate, Joe Biden has reacted to the shooting of #EndSARS Protesters by Security agents on Tuesday evening in Lekki area of Lagos. Biden, in a statement on Wednesday called on Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari to stop using Military force on protesters. VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA – STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN I urge President Buhari and the Nigerian military to cease the violent crackdown on protesters in Nigeria, which has already resulted in several deaths. My heart goes out to all those who have lost a loved one in the violence. The United States must stand with Nigerians who are peacefully demonstrating for police reform and seeking an end to corruption in their democracy. I encourage the government to engage in a good-faith dialogue with civi...
Lekki Killings, A Massacre – Bukola Saraki
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Lekki Killings, A Massacre – Bukola Saraki

I appeal to the government to put an end to this shooting of protesters by security agents. We need to exercise great patience, restraint and compassion in handling the demands of these youth. We must do all that is necessary to protect and engage with them on all issues. Please let the shooting stop and let fruitful dialogue commence. Killing our young and defenceless children under any circumstances is wrong. Period. Killing our children is also killing our future as a nation. We must walk back from this. Mr. President this is what needs to be done. I appeal to you to do the right thing. I am horrified by the use of lethal force against #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. My heart bleeds for this country. It is sad and disheartening that this is happening. T...
Lekki Toll Gate On Fire After Security Agents Reportedly Kill EndSARS Protesters
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Lekki Toll Gate On Fire After Security Agents Reportedly Kill EndSARS Protesters

The popular Lekki toll gate has been burned down shortly after armed security agents opened fire on #EndSARS protesters earlier this evening. Over Nine people have been confirmed dead after the massacre. Their corpses were seized by military personnel and emergency services were blocked from attending to the injured. This development is coming shortly after Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwoolu, issued a curfew after hoodlums attacked protesters in the state.  
Gunshots At Lekki Toll Gate As Security Agents Attack EndSARS Protesters
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Gunshots At Lekki Toll Gate As Security Agents Attack EndSARS Protesters

Eyewitness reports on Tuesday evening reveal that security agents have stormed the Lekki Toll gate to forcefully disperse #EndSARS Protesters. Several gunshots were heard as the protesters scampered to safety. Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli has also confirmed the incident. They are shooting at the peaceful protesters at Lekki toll. I’m on the phone with someone there! I hear gunshots. The military are there shooting at unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the toll gate. People’s kids. Pls help People are dying already!!! Peaceful and unarmed protesters at Lekki phase toll gate. Please retweet #EndSARS I’m on the phone shaking and crying. I hear non stop gunshots #EndSARS people in Lekki toll. They are unarmed not even sticks https://www.instagram.com/p/CGk2KXdplP3/?utm_source=i...
We’ve Pulled out from Peace Agreement with Bandits – Governor Masari
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We’ve Pulled out from Peace Agreement with Bandits – Governor Masari

Governor Aminu Masari has announced that his government has pulled out of the peace agreement they reached with bandits who have been killing and destroying properties owned by innocent residents of Katsina state. Though the Katsina State Governor said the peace agreement his administration reached with bandits in 2016 yielded positive results, he however added that the gunmen betrayed it and have since been carrying out coordinated attacks with their accomplices from Zamfara, Kaduna and Niger Republic across the state. Masari told BBC Hausa;   “The armed bandits have betrayed our trust in them, following a peace agreement earlier negotiated with them, in our quest to find a lasting peace in the state. “We chose peace dialogue for peaceful coexistence in the state a...
Those Arrested by Police with AK-47 Riffles are not our Members – IPOP Says
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Those Arrested by Police with AK-47 Riffles are not our Members – IPOP Says

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied reports by the Nigeria Police that their members were arrested with AK-47 rifles in Delta State. Reacting to the arrest, IPOB Publicity Secretary, Mr Emma Powerful, in a statement, said those arrested were not members of the organization. He said: "It has come to the notice of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, though not by surprise, claims by the Nigeria Police that some persons allegedly arrested with AK-47 riffles in Delta State are IPOB members. "We do not need to dissipate energy trying to prove our innocence because we already know the antecedents of the Nigeria Security agencies and their bitterness towards us, however, we wish to put the record straight for the sake of the gullible, and perhaps innocent Biafrans t...
Gov Wike Arrests 14 Men Hidden in Trailers Conveying Cows from the North
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Gov Wike Arrests 14 Men Hidden in Trailers Conveying Cows from the North

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, ordered the arrest of 14 men who hid inside trailers conveying cows from the North into the state, on Thursday night, May 7. The men hid inside the trailers so as to enter the state despite ban on Interstate travel. They were intercepted by security agents stationed at the state borders. Governor Wike has summarily declared that the 14 people are to be tested first for Coronavirus and then charged to court while the cows and trailer would be auctioned.
Security Agents Must Stop Violation Of Interstate Lockdown – NGF
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Security Agents Must Stop Violation Of Interstate Lockdown – NGF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Wednesday lamented Nigerians’ non-compliance with guidelines on the gradual reopening of the economy. The task force Chairman, Boss Mustapha, who stated this at the PTF press conference in Abuja, said disregard for the ban on interstate movements and other guidelines was an indication of the danger ahead. But the Nigeria Governors’ Forum told The PUNCH that security agencies must live up to their responsibilities by stopping violation of the ban on interstate movements. The NGF stated this as the Arewa Consultative Forum hit northern governors on the shoddy implementation of the evacuation of Almajiris to their states of origin. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had, in his broadcast on April 27, banned interstate mo...
Protest in Kano Over an alleged Blasphemous Song Against Prophet Muhammad
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Protest in Kano Over an alleged Blasphemous Song Against Prophet Muhammad

Youths in Kano state stormed the Kano Hisbah office today to protest over an alleged blasphemous song against the Holy Prophet Muhammad. The protesters held placards and accused the government and the security agents in the state of failing to act after one Yahaya Sharif-Aminu composed a song containing alleged derogatory comments attributed to the Prophet Muhammad. The singer is said to be a member of the Islamic Tijjaniya sect and a member of Faidha group. The song caused outrage and prompted violence against the family members of the musician, leading them to flee the area last week. Last Friday, February 28, the family house of the singer located at Sharifai quarters in Kano Municipal Local Government Area was set ablaze by irate youths. The youths are now asking the...
Honduras President, Juan Orlando Hernández Linked to Drug Trafficking
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Honduras President, Juan Orlando Hernández Linked to Drug Trafficking

Honduras President, Juan Orlando Hernández has been linked to drug trafficking following an investigation carried out by US prosecutors. Juan Orlando Hernández was accused of meeting with a drug trafficker around 2013 and taking $25,000 in exchange for protecting him (trafficker) from law enforcement. The incident came to light after US security agents arrested one Geovanny Daniel Fuentes Ramires at Miami International Airport on Sunday March 1, on charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the U.S. and related weapons charges. It was alleged that the Honduran President expressed interest in a cocaine laboratory that Fuentes was running near Puerto Cortes on the Atlantic coast, after series of meetings. He was reportedly interested in the cocaine laboratory because it was close...
43 Rifles Recovered from Bauchi Forest
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43 Rifles Recovered from Bauchi Forest

43 rifles and 1,117 ammunition hidden at Lame/Burra forest in Ningi Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi state, have been recovered by security operatives. The arms were uncovered by a renowned bounty hunter, Ali Kwara who led the operation in collaboration with security agents. Though no arrest was made, the recovered ammunitions were however exhibited at Bauchi Government House. Governor Bala Mohammad commended security operatives and also described the arms recovery as a "great feat". He stated that there would be no hiding place for criminals in the state. Bala said; “In collaboration with the police, we have really confiscated this from bandits who are at large and they have run away from Bauchi. “There are some informants within and outside the towns of Bauchi and...
IGP Adamu, Mahmood Yakubu, Teargassed In Lokoja
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IGP Adamu, Mahmood Yakubu, Teargassed In Lokoja

Dignitaries, including the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, along with National Commissioners of the INEC were on Tuesday teargassed while policemen were trying to put down an uproar. The stakeholders’ meeting/signing of peace accord among political parties and candidates, organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), with senior police officers and loads of their well-armed men on standby, was almost disrupted when those suspected to be thugs of the ruling party, used force to prevent the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, from entering the venue of the event. It was a rowdy situation for close to twenty minute...
Deputy Commissioner of Police killed in Shi’ites bloody protest in Abuja
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Deputy Commissioner of Police killed in Shi’ites bloody protest in Abuja

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Umar Bebel, pictured above, was killed in the firece gun battle between the police and protesting Shi'ites members yesterday Monday July 22nd. Umar was until his death the head of operations at the Abuja police command.   The Shi'ites members engaged the police in a gun battle after attempts were made by the security agents to stop them from taking their protest to the National Assembly.   A corps member serving with Channels TV, Precious Owolabi, was also killed in the cross fire. He was shot in the stomach and was rushed to the hospital where he died.   He was buried immediately according to Islamic rites.   See more photos of DCP Umar below.    

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