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Bandits free 28 kidnapped Kaduna school students

Bandits free 28 kidnapped Kaduna school students

At least 28 abducted students of the Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have been freed by their abductors. The students who regained their freedom in the early hours of Sunday were among the 121 students [...]

July 26, 2021 Security
Two more Bethel school students escape from kidnappers

Two more Bethel school students escape from kidnappers

The police say two more students of Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Kujama, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have escaped from their kidnappers. The police spokesperson in Kaduna, Muhammad Jalige, stated the development in a press statement on Thursday. The [...]

July 23, 2021 Crime, Security
Herdsmen Kill Five Farmers In Nasarawa

Herdsmen Kill Five Farmers In Nasarawa

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed five Tiv farmers in Gidan Sule village in the Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Hope For Nigeria Online learnt that the farmers were killed on Wednesday night while they were sleeping in [...]

July 23, 2021 Security
Deep Blue Project: The spirit of togetherness

Deep Blue Project: The spirit of togetherness

The relative success that has been recorded in the last five months in the fight against insecurity in the Nigerian maritime environment is proof of what could be achieved when a collaborative approach is adopted in tackling a common problem. [...]

July 21, 2021 Security
Sunday Igboho Arrested in Cotonou

Sunday Igboho Arrested in Cotonou

Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has been arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic by security operatives in the West African country. Igboho was arrested Monday night after fleeing Nigeria to evade arrest by Nigeria’s secret police. [...]

July 21, 2021 Security
‘Bandits’ shoot down Nigeria fighter jet; pilot survives

‘Bandits’ shoot down Nigeria fighter jet; pilot survives

Intense gunfire from bandits caused a Nigerian fighter jet to crash in northwestern Zamfara state, but the pilot survived by ejecting from the aircraft. Nigeria’s air force said on Monday the crash occurred on Sunday as the Alpha jet, a [...]

July 20, 2021 Security
Iraq market blast kills at least 21, wounds 33

Iraq market blast kills at least 21, wounds 33

At least 21 people were killed and 33 wounded Monday in a bomb blast in a busy market in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a medical source told AFP. The blast in the densely populated majority-Shiite suburb of Sadr City came [...]

July 20, 2021 Security
Bandits Killed Nearly 300 Nigerians in June

Bandits Killed Nearly 300 Nigerians in June

Groups of criminals, popularly known as bandits who have been terrorizing the northwestern part of the country, have killed no fewer than 283 Nigerians in June alone, according to a tally by the Civic Media Lab, a nonprofit organization based [...]

July 15, 2021 Crime, Security
South Africa unrest death toll rises to 32

South Africa unrest death toll rises to 32

Soldiers stepped up deployment in South Africa on Tuesday on a mission to quell looting sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma as the death toll from the violence rose to 32. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced late Monday that [...]

July 14, 2021 Africa, Security
S Africa violence spreads after Jacob Zuma jailed

S Africa violence spreads after Jacob Zuma jailed

Violent rioting has erupted in two South African provinces following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, with supporters blocking roads and looting shops. At least 62 people were arrested, South African police said on Sunday. Zuma started serving a 15-month sentence [...]

July 12, 2021 Security
Ghana opposition supporters march against killings

Ghana opposition supporters march against killings

Hundreds of opposition supporters marched through the streets of Ghana’s capital Accra demonstrating against what they described as rising insecurity and lawlessness since President Nana Akufo-Addo came to power in 2017. Wearing mostly red or black, the youth wing of [...]

July 7, 2021 Government and politics, Security
Tigray rebels vow to drive out ‘enemies’ despite ‘ceasefire’

Tigray rebels vow to drive out ‘enemies’ despite ‘ceasefire’

Dissident leaders in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray have vowed to drive out “enemies” from the region, suggesting fighting will continue despite a federal government ceasefire declaration. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into Tigray last November to oust the northern region’s [...]

June 29, 2021 Military, Security
LNSA, DSS Set To Partner For Improved Security

LNSA, DSS Set To Partner For Improved Security

The Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency (LNSA) and the Department of State Security (DSS) have concluded plans to collaborate for enhanced security and safety of lives and property in Lagos State. The General Manager of LNSA, Prince Ifalade Oyekan made this [...]

June 29, 2021 Security
Lawan: Insecurity taking toll on education

Lawan: Insecurity taking toll on education

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, at the weekend, lamented that insecurity was taking a toll on the education of the younger generations. He, therefore, challenged stakeholders in the Nigerian project to reverse the ugly situation before education becomes anathema, [...]

June 21, 2021 Security
Kidnapped Nigerian Football Coach Regains Freedom

Kidnapped Nigerian Football Coach Regains Freedom

The Rivers United Football Club, Head Coach, Stanley Eguma that was kidnapped on Tuesday June 15, around 4.00 pm has been released. Stanley was allegedly abducted on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway on Tuesday, while returning from Gombe to Port Harcourt, [...]

June 18, 2021 Security
Gunmen invade farmer’s home, kill two children

Gunmen invade farmer’s home, kill two children

There was tension in Ajowa Akoko, Akoko North-west Local Government Area of Ondo State on Wednesday, as gunmen invaded the home of a farmer. The farmer was simply identified as Dele. Hopefornigeriaonline gathered the gunmen who attacked his home kidnapped [...]

June 17, 2021 Crime, Security
Over 7,000 soldiers maimed by insurgents

Over 7,000 soldiers maimed by insurgents

About 7,403 soldiers and officers of other security agencies have been wounded in the battle against bandits and insurgents, the Nigerian Army has said. Some have been treated and discharged with different deformities while some soldiers have been maimed for life and [...]

June 15, 2021 Security
Buhari: People of North-West are killing each other

Buhari: People of North-West are killing each other

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said that the people of the North-West are one, yet they are killing each other. Buhari said this in an interview with Arise TV on Thursday, noting that the situation was giving him concern. He further [...]

June 11, 2021 Crime, Security
Uzodinma: ‘Imo better, 20 persons never died at a time’

Uzodinma: ‘Imo better, 20 persons never died at a time’

The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, said the security situation in his state is ‘better’ when compared with “what is going on in other parts of Nigeria”. “I can even tell you that the Imo case is better, apart [...]

June 9, 2021 Security
State police will address insecurity in Nigeria

State police will address insecurity in Nigeria

Sen. Istifaus Gyang (PDP-Plateau) says the creation of state police will help to address myriad of security challenges facing the country. Gyang, representing Plateau North Senatorial District, said this on Sunday during an interactive session with newsmen in Vom, Jos [...]

June 7, 2021 Security
Bello visits Buhari, pledges sustained security

Bello visits Buhari, pledges sustained security

The governor of Kogi, Mr Yahaya Bello, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja on Thursday, pledging to sustain peace and security in Kogi and its environs. Bello made the announcement while speaking with reporters after a closed-door [...]

June 4, 2021 Security
Insecurity calls for governors’ greater initiative

Insecurity calls for governors’ greater initiative

Protracted insecurity across regions and states readily calls out the governors that oversee jurisdiction where crimes and criminals now freely interface. Amid the validity of blaming the centre for things that go wrong in local communities, the insecurity has dragged [...]

June 1, 2021 Security
Security Is Every Nigerian's Business

Security Is Every Nigerian’s Business

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country’s security is the responsibility of all Nigerians, whether in office or not. “Addressing them (security challenges) effectively to restore peace and security remains the responsibility of all Nigerians in and out of the public [...]

May 27, 2021 Security
Kidnapping: Be Vigilant, Lekki Alerts Residents

Kidnapping: Be Vigilant, Lekki Alerts Residents

As the security situation in the country worsens with rising cases of kidnappings and killings, the Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association has alerted residents of the area to be vigilant as they go about their lawful activities. LERSA, which [...]

May 21, 2021 Security
Robbery at the presidential villa

Robbery at the presidential villa

The reported attempt to burgle the residence of the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Agboola Gambari and another Presidential Administration Officer, Abubakar Maikano is a pointer to the grave security situation in Nigeria. Worse still, is the reaction [...]

May 18, 2021 Security
Kidnapped UNIJOS Professor Regained Freedom

Kidnapped UNIJOS Professor Regained Freedom

A professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology of the University of Jos (UNIJOS), Grace Ayanbimpe and her husband kidnapped by gunmen in Jos, the Plateau state capital on Monday have been rescued by security operatives. It would be recalled [...]

May 18, 2021 Security
FCT Police Arrest Six Kidnap Kingpins

FCT Police Arrest Six Kidnap Kingpins

Six Kidnap kingpins responsible for abductions and kidnappings both in Gwagwalada and Kwali Council areas have been arrested in a major breakthrough by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command. PRNigeria gathered that the police arrested the suspects at different [...]

May 12, 2021 Security
Police rescue 7 kidnap victims in Edo

Police rescue 7 kidnap victims in Edo

Command in Edo said it rescued seven kidnap victims and killed three suspected kidnappers during an operation in Ahor community. This is contained in a statement in Benin on Monday by SP Kontongs Bello, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO). [...]

May 11, 2021 Crime, Security
IPOB, Yoruba Separatist Groups Plotting To Attack Lagos - CP

IPOB, Yoruba Separatist Groups Plotting To Attack Lagos – CP

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has alerted Lagosians of an impending plot of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to attack soft targets in the state. Odumosu, who delivered a paper on ‘Appraisal of Security Situation in [...]

May 11, 2021 Security
Police Desert Streets In South East

Police Desert Streets In South East

Daily Trust on Sunday has learnt that policemen posted to the South East are seeking redeployment following the spate of killings of security operatives in the region. Tens of policemen have lost their lives in several attacks on police formations [...]

May 3, 2021 Security