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ICJ probes Army, Shiites clashes in Nigeria

Following the receipt of the petition by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) alleging massacre of its members by the Federal Government, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has begun probe of the claims. In the course of the investigations [...]

November 16, 2018 Military

Military attacks militants, pirates, destroys illegal oil facilities in Niger Delta

The military has attacked militants, pirates and destroyed illegal oil facilities in the Niger Delta. The ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile III in 6 Division Area of Responsibility (AOR) of the Nigerian Army achieved the mission. The Deputy Director, Army Public [...]

November 14, 2018 Military

Gunmen attack Catholic priests, kidnap four in Delta

Unidentified gunmen yesterday kidnapped four Catholic priests, wounding others in a brazen broad day attack that has sent shivers down the spine of the survivors who were lucky to escape. The abducted priests include Rev. Fr. Victor Adigboluja of Ijebu [...]

November 8, 2018 Military

Police nab cleric, nurse over missing placenta in Kwara

ILORIN—Officers of Kwara State Police Command are still battling to recover the placenta of a newborn baby allegedly sold to a cleric in Ilorin for ritual purposes by a nurse in a private hospital. At press time, Vanguard reliably gathered [...]

November 7, 2018 Military

Nigerian Army can’t face us if we have arms— Shi’ites

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has said the Army cannot face its members, who are Shi’ites, if they had weapons. Making the claim, Monday, at a briefing on the recent clash between soldiers and its members in Abuja, Abdullahi [...]

November 7, 2018 Military

EFCC removes Benedict Peters’ name from wanted persons list

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has removed Mr. Benedict Peters’ name from the wanted persons’ list published on the official website of the commission. The delisting of the Executive Vice Chairman of AITEO Group, came about seven months [...]

November 7, 2018 Military

Police declare Togolese chef wanted for Ondo chief’s murder

The Lagos State police command has vowed to apprehend the killer of the Lotin of Ondo and Chairman of Credit Switch Technology, Chief Ope Bademosi at his residence at 3A, Onikoyi Road, Parkview Estate, Lagos. Bademosi was killed in the [...]

November 2, 2018 Military

Shiites allegedly killed in clash with soldiers

Many members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, were allegedly killed in Abuja yesterday during a confrontation with security operatives. The casualty figure remains unclear. A leader of the group, Abdullahi Musa, however claimed: “100 [...]

October 30, 2018 Military

Panic grips Abuja as Shiites march today

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are worried about the probable outcome of today’s Arbaeen Trek by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (also known as Shiites). Saturday’s edition of the yearly event turned deadly as some members of the [...]

October 29, 2018 Military

BREAKING: Missing General Alkali: Army discovers shallow grave

The Nigerian Army has discovered a shallow grave in its search for the immediate past Chief of Administration (Army), retired Major General Idris Alkali. General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Major General Benson Akinroluyo, disclosed this at a press briefing on [...]

October 26, 2018 Military

Police storm NHIS office, teargas staff, reinstate Yusuf

The embattled executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, resumed work yesterday in defiance of a directive by the agency’s governing council. The council’s chairman, Dr Ifene Enyantu, had on Thursday announced the sanction, following Yusuf’s alleged [...]

October 23, 2018 Military

Two police officers’ wives, 12 others rescued from kidnappers’ den in Rivers

Two police officers’ wives and six others have been rescued from kidnappers’ den by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Monitoring Unit in Rivers State. The rescued victims were passengers of a commercial bus, which was ambushed by hoodlums [...]

October 22, 2018 Military

Police re-arrest robber five days after release from prison

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State police command have re–arrested a robbery suspect five days after he was released from Ikoyi Prisons. The suspect, Tunde Okunola, 26, was re–arrested in Marwa Roundabout, Lekki with [...]

October 15, 2018 Military

EFCC recovers N1.5b, $678.4m in Port Harcourt zone

The EFCC has said it recovered N1.5 billion, $678,354.80 and 5,254 Euro from fraud and corruption cases in the last nine months. The South South Zonal Director, Mr. Nnaghe Obono, announced this while briefing journalists yesterday.He said the monies recovered [...]

October 4, 2018 Military

Police arrest fake army colonel

The police in Lagos State have arrested a 31-year-old man who has allegedly been parading himself as an army colonel to molest and extort unsuspecting members of the public. The suspect, Harry Perry Obiajuru, popularly known as ‘Colonel Harry’, was said [...]

September 28, 2018 Military

Always remain non-partisan, Buratai tells army officers

As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai has charged all army officers to always remain non-partisan under any circumstances. Buratai, who disclosed this while declaring the COAS’ second and [...]

September 26, 2018 Military

Group alleges plot to undermine anti-terrorism war

The Coalition on Conflict Resolution and Human Rights in Nigeria yesterday alleged plot by foreign agents to undermine the country’s anti-insurgency war through unhealthy reports. It accused notable foreign media outfits of projecting the activities of Boko Haram terrorists with [...]

September 24, 2018 Military

Two dead, four wounded as another Nigerian soldier commits suicide

Another Nigerian Army soldier has committed suicide in Borno State. Adegor Okpako, a staff sergeant attached to 192 Battalion in Gwoza, killed himself at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, according to military sources. Mr Okpako also killed another sergeant colleague who [...]

September 20, 2018 Military

Bank customers’ robber meets waterloo

Olatunde Adetunji, a 31-year-old member of a notorious armed robbery gang that specializes in robbing bank customers within Ikeja and Isolo areas of Lagos State, has been arrested. He was nabbed by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special [...]

September 19, 2018 Military

PSC deploys 40 officials to monitor conduct of policemen

The Police Service Commission (PSC) yesterday said it would deploy over 40 of its officials to monitor the conduct of policemen on duty during the September 22 election. PSC said the team would be led by Barrister Rommy Mom, a [...]

September 19, 2018 Military

Director, two college workers kidnapped in Kaduna

Kidnappers yesterday abducted a director and two staff of Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences and Technology in Makarfi Council, Kaduna State, along Zaria/Makarfi expressway. At press time, no ransom had been placed on the victims, even as family members [...]

September 19, 2018 Military

Groups sue AGF, military over operation python dance 111 in Southeast

Civil society organisations have filed a suit against the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Chief of Army staff, Lt. General Turkur Buatai and General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Emmanuel Boman [...]

September 18, 2018 Military

Suit against EFCC adjourned to October 18

Suit against EFCC adjourned to October 18: The Federal Capital Territory High Court will on October 18 continue hearing on a suit by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Chief Godwin Obla against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). [...]

September 18, 2018 Military

Police commence investigation 3 weeks after murder of student in Sokoto

Three weeks after the alleged murder of a student, Abdullahi Abbati, the Police Command in Sokoto State said it would fully investigate the case and bring those responsible to justice. The family of the deceased had complained that the police [...]

September 14, 2018 Military

Army slays 14 terrorists, rescue 21 hostages

The Nigerian Army said it had nutrialised 14 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 21 hostages in Pulka village in Gwoza Local Government area of Borno. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the insurgents had on Tuesday, ambushed military [...]

September 7, 2018 Military

PANDEF, NLEF flay police raid of Clark’s Abuja residence

Officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) yesterday raided the Abuja residence of former Federal Commissioner for Information and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark. The policemen, who arrived the residence between 12:30 and 1pm, searched the house for over two [...]

September 5, 2018 Military

Fresh Crisis rocks NHIS; Governing Council rejects budget, accuses management of ‘padding’

Anxiety is growing at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) following the rejection of the 2018 budget of the agency by its Governing Council over alleged improprieties. The scheme’s Governing Council is empowered by law to review and approve the [...]

August 30, 2018 Military

Suspected gunmen slay eight in Plateau, two relatives in Ondo by NSCDC officer

It was a tragedy in Abonong Village in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Council of Plateau State when suspected gunmen on Tuesday burnt to death a pastor of Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), Rev. Adamu Gyang Wurim; his [...]

August 30, 2018 Military

Police foil attempt by gangsters to burn down church in Jos

The Plateau State Police Command has foiled an attempt by a group of youths suspected to be members of Sara-Suka gangsters to set ablaze a Catholic Church located in Kongo Rosha community of Jos North local government area of the [...]

August 24, 2018 Military

Why SSS linked me to militants – Journalist Jones Abiri

A recently released journalist, Jones Abiri, has explained the circumstances that resulted in his arrest and detention for two years, without trial, by security operatives. Mr Abiri was arrested in July 2016 by operatives of the State Security Service, following [...]

August 24, 2018 Military
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