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Security forces kill 10 bandits in Kaduna

Security forces kill 10 bandits in Kaduna

At least 10 armed bandits were on Monday killed by security forces in some flash points in Kaduna State, the state government has said. The security forces encountered the heavily armed bandits in Kwanan Bataru, on the outskirts of Fatika in [...]

October 19, 2021 Security
12 US Super Tucano Jets Deployed To North-East

12 US Super Tucano Jets Deployed To North-East

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the Nigerian government has taken delivery of the final batch of the 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets expected from the United States. He made this known on Monday when he [...]

October 19, 2021 Security
UK Warns Citizens Against Travelling To 12 States In Nigeria

UK Warns Citizens Against Travelling To 12 States In Nigeria

The United Kingdom (UK) has warned its citizens against travelling to twelve states in Nigeria over insecurity issues. This was disclosed in a travel advisory published by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The UK government warned its [...]

October 19, 2021 Security
CAR declares unilateral ceasefire with armed groups

CAR declares unilateral ceasefire with armed groups

Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera has declared a unilateral cessation of fighting against armed groups, saying he hoped it would lead to peaceful dialogue. The country has seen recurrent rounds of rebel violence since former President Francois Bozize was [...]

October 16, 2021 Security
Gunmen Attack Police Station In Bayelsa, Kill One Officer

Gunmen Attack Police Station In Bayelsa, Kill One Officer

Some gunmen on Tuesday attacked the Divisional Police Station, Kolo, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, killing one of the policemen on duty. Hope For Nigeria Online gathered that other officers escaped with bullet wounds. The gunmen after killing [...]

October 13, 2021 Security
Gunmen raid Nigeria market, kill at least 20 people

Gunmen raid Nigeria market, kill at least 20 people

At least 20 people have been killed in Nigeria’s Sokoto state when gunmen attacked a market and torched cars, according to a state official and local member of parliament. The killings in Sokoto state on Saturday came as armed gangs [...]

October 12, 2021 Crime, Security
Zamfara Monarch Spends Four Weeks In Captivity Of Bandits

Zamfara Monarch Spends Four Weeks In Captivity Of Bandits

Families, friends and courtiers of the abducted Emir of Bungudu, Hassan Attahiru, have expressed uncertainty over the fate of the monarch, BBC Hausa reports. The emir was abducted by bandits on September 14, while travelling to Abuja. His police orderly [...]

October 12, 2021 Security
Farming Has Become Too Dangerous In Nigeria

Farming Has Become Too Dangerous In Nigeria

Maryam Aliyu and her six children were lying next to each other fast asleep when gunmen broke into their home in northwest Nigeria. “Suddenly I saw light all over me. I came out of the mosquito net and there were [...]

October 8, 2021 Security
South-east governors vow to stop IPOB’s sit-at-home order

South-east governors vow to stop IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Governors in Nigeria’s South-east have vowed to put an end to IPOB sit-at-home order in the region. The governors’ disclosed this in a communique issued on Tuesday after an emergency security meeting in Enugu, Enugu State. The meeting was convened [...]

October 6, 2021 Security
Gumi: How Nigerians can live in peace with bandits

Gumi: How Nigerians can live in peace with bandits

Controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has advised people in the terorised North-west of Nigeria on how they can live in peace with the armed bandits occupying their forests. Mr Gumi said people can develop “mutual relationship with the bandits without being [...]

October 1, 2021 Human rights, Security
Summary killings, human-rights abuses surge in eastern DRC

Summary killings, human-rights abuses surge in eastern DRC

The United Nations has said summary killings in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) soared in August, driven by armed groups but also security forces. In a new conference in the DRC’s capital, Kinshasa, on Wednesday, the UN peacekeeping [...]

September 30, 2021 Human rights, Security
Panic As Bandits Kill 30 Residents In Niger Community

Panic As Bandits Kill 30 Residents In Niger Community

No fewer than 30 persons have been killed by bandits at Kachiwe village, Sarkin Pawa in the Munya Local Government Area of Niger State. It was learnt that the gunmen from their hideouts in the dreaded Barnin Gwari forest in [...]

September 30, 2021 Security
Osun Police Give Details Of Bank Robbery In Iragbiji

Osun Police Give Details Of Bank Robbery In Iragbiji

The Osun State Police Command has reacted to the attack by armed robbers on a branch of Wema Bank in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State. It would be recalled that a branch of Wema Bank was on [...]

September 30, 2021 Security
Nigeria police arrest 57 in Shia procession, deny casualties

Nigeria police arrest 57 in Shia procession, deny casualties

Nigerian police said they arrested dozens of Shia Muslim followers of an outlawed group at a religious procession in the nation’s capital with a spokesperson of the group claiming eight members were shot dead during the gathering. Abuja police denied [...]

September 29, 2021 Security
34 killed in another Kaduna attack; El-Rufai reacts

34 killed in another Kaduna attack; El-Rufai reacts

At least 34 people were killed on Monday when armed persons attacked Madamai community in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, an official has said. Many other residents were also injured in the attack. The Kaduna State Commissioner of [...]

September 28, 2021 Security
One dead, 12 injured in US supermarket shooting

One dead, 12 injured in US supermarket shooting

A shooter opened fire Thursday at a supermarket near Memphis, Tennessee, killing at least one person and injuring 12 others before he shot himself dead, police said. The rampage occurred at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, a suburban town [...]

September 25, 2021 Security
UN Secretary-General: Use Position To Stabilise West Africa

UN Secretary-General: Use Position To Stabilise West Africa

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to leverage on his leadership position to ensure stability among West African nations, in terms of democracy and good governance. According to a statement by a Presidential [...]

September 25, 2021 Security
Burundi probes grenade blasts, pledges to stamp out ‘terrorists’

Burundi probes grenade blasts, pledges to stamp out ‘terrorists’

Burundi’s government has promised a thorough investigation into a series of deadly “terrorist” grenade blasts that hit the country’s economic capital, Bujumbura. The attacks late on Monday followed a deadly grenade explosion in a bar in the capital, Gitega, on [...]

September 22, 2021 Security
FG launches youth employment action plan

FG launches youth employment action plan

The Federal Government has to mobilise the energies and capacities of youths to minimise national security risks. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Akin Dare, disclosed this in Abuja, yesterday, at the launch of the Nigerian Youth Employment [...]

September 16, 2021 Security
Interrogating renewed calls for self-defence to curb insecurity

Interrogating renewed calls for self-defence to curb insecurity

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari recently called on residents of the state to defend themselves, following massive cases of abductions and killings by terrorists. It was a clear call on citizens to take up arms and fight back the [...]

September 15, 2021 Security
Police deploy officers after bandits’ letter to residents

Police deploy officers after bandits’ letter to residents

The police in Sokoto State have deployed officers to areas marked for attacks by suspected bandits in the state. PHope For Nigeria Online reports that suspected bandits had last week written a letter in Hausa language, informing some communities of [...]

September 14, 2021 Security
Unknown Gunmen Kill Traditional Ruler In Anambra

Unknown Gunmen Kill Traditional Ruler In Anambra

Some unidentified gunmen have killed Edozieuno Anakpulu, a former Igwe of Mkpunado Aguleri in the Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra state. The gunmen killed Igwe Alex Edozieuno Anakpulu on Friday. According to eyewitness reports, Anakpulu was shot dead [...]

September 11, 2021 Security
Defence Minister - Rising Insecurity: What Buhari told us

Defence Minister – Rising Insecurity: What Buhari told us

The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, has said President Muhammadu Buhari has given heads of security agencies a marching order to end banditry and other forms of insecurity in the country. Mr Magashi made this known on Tuesday while briefing [...]

September 8, 2021 Security
Killings by armed non-state actors reduced across Nigeria

Killings by armed non-state actors reduced across Nigeria

Although extra-judicial killings by armed non-state actors continued in some Nigerian states last week, the number of victims reduced significantly compared to the previous week. Unlike the previous week (August 22 to 28), when at least 66 people were killed [...]

September 6, 2021 Security
US agency says Tigrayan forces looted aid warehouses

Tigrayan forces looted aid warehouses

Forces from Ethiopia’s Tigray region in recent weeks looted warehouses belonging to the US government’s humanitarian agency in the Amhara region, USAID’s Ethiopia director has said. War broke out in the mountainous region last November between Ethiopian troops and the [...]

September 1, 2021 Security
How Gunmen Invaded Bayelsa Hospital

How Gunmen Invaded Bayelsa Hospital

Suspected armed robbers on Tuesday, raided a government hospital, Diete Koki Memorial Hospital, in Bayelsa state carting away cash and valuables belonging to doctors on duty and patients. The bandits scaled the perimeter fence of the state-owned health facility from [...]

September 1, 2021 Security
Unknown Gunmen Kill Fulani Leader In Kwara Community

Unknown Gunmen Kill Fulani Leader In Kwara Community

Unknown gunmen have killed the head of a Fulani village, Alhaji Alhaji Sheidu Madawaki, at Obuh Ruga cattle settlement, Oro Ago kingdom in the Kwara South Senatorial District. According to information from the security agents, Madawaki was attacked in his [...]

August 31, 2021 Security
32 More Students Of Kaduna Baptist School Regain Freedom

32 More Students Of Kaduna Baptist School Regain Freedom

Bandits, on Friday, released 32 more students of Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna. Joseph Hayab, Chairman of the Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), confirmed the victims’ release on Friday. “Thirty-two of the students have been [...]

August 28, 2021 Security
136 Niger school pupils freed 86 days after abduction

136 Niger school pupils freed 86 days after abduction

The 136 abducted pupils of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School, Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, have been released. They were released on Thursday night in Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State after 86 days in captivity. Birnin [...]

August 27, 2021 Security
NDA: How gunmen attacked, killed, abducted officers

NDA: How gunmen attacked, killed, abducted officers

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of two of its officers and abduction of a senior officer at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), in Afaka, Kaduna State. A statement by the Academy’s spokesperson, Bashir Jajira, a major, said unknown gunmen carried [...]

August 25, 2021 Crime, Security