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Terrorists Kill Seven Nigerian Soldiers In Fresh Taraba State Attack

Terrorists Kill Seven Nigerian Soldiers In Fresh Taraba State Attack

Seven personnel of the Nigerian Army have been reportedly killed by suspected terrorists in the Karim-Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State. The soldiers were killed by terrorists in a forest around the Amdami area in Karim Lamido on Thursday [...]

July 1, 2022 Security
Gunmen kidnap four Chinese workers in central Nigeria

Gunmen kidnap four Chinese workers in central Nigeria

Gunmen attacked a local mining site in central Nigeria, killing “many security personnel” and abducting some workers including four Chinese nationals, authorities said on Thursday. The State Commissioner for Internal Security Emmanuel Umar said security forces had responded to a distress [...]

July 1, 2022 Security
Soldiers reportedly kill 10 people in Cross River

Soldiers reportedly kill 10 people in Cross River

Nigerian soldiers have reportedly killed 10 people and displaced several others in a community in Cross River State, Nigeria’s South-south. The soldiers were said to be on a reprisal on June 26 in Nko community, Yakurr Local Government Area of the [...]

June 30, 2022 Security
Schools, secretariat deserted as Ogun workers embark on strike

Schools, secretariat deserted as Ogun workers embark on strike

The Ogun State government secretariat and most schools in Abeokuta, the capital, were deserted Tuesday as the industrial action by workers in the state kicked off. The Organised Labour in the state, comprising the Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiating [...]

June 29, 2022 Security
Why We Killed Former President, Gulak – Suspect

Why We Killed Former President, Gulak – Suspect

The Imo State Police Command has paraded the suspected killers of Ahmed Gulak, the former Special Adviser on Politics to former President, Goodluck Jonathan. Gulak was killed in May 2021 by unknown gunmen in Owerri, Imo State. The police subsequently [...]

June 28, 2022 Security
Gunmen abduct Ebonyi monarch

Gunmen abduct Ebonyi monarch

The traditional ruler of Isuokoma autonomous community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Eze Ambrose Ogbu, has been abducted by gunmen. The gunmen invaded the monarch’s palace on Wednesday night and whisked him away to an unknown destination. His [...]

June 24, 2022 Crime, Security
20 missing Chibok girls still in Sambisa Forest

20 missing Chibok girls still in Sambisa Forest

Mary Dauda and Hauwa Joseph, the two rescued girls abducted from the GGSS Chibok in Borno in 2014, have revealed that more than 20 missing others are still in Gazuwa camp in Sambisa Forest, eight years after being kidnapped by [...]

June 23, 2022 Security
Bandits attack intending pilgrims in Sokoto

Bandits attack intending pilgrims in Sokoto

Bandits attacked a convoy of buses conveying intending pilgrims from Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State Monday evening. The Isa pilgrims are among the hundreds of Muslim pilgrims billed to travel from Sokoto to Saudi Arabia for Hajj. A source from [...]

June 22, 2022 Security
More than 100 civilians killed in Mali attacks

More than 100 civilians killed in Mali attacks

More than 100 civilians have been killed in attacks by suspected armed rebels in central Mali, the government has said. Members of the Katiba Macina armed group assaulted at least three villages in the rural commune of Bankass, in Mali’s [...]

June 21, 2022 Crime, Security
We Must Fish Out Sponsors Of Criminal Gangs Terrorising Igbo Land

We Must Fish Out Sponsors Of Criminal Gangs Terrorising Igbo Land

The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has asked residents of the South-East region to fish out the criminal gangs terrorising the people. Kanu who expressed dismay over the spate of criminalities by unknown gunmen [...]

June 21, 2022 Security
At least 50 killed in Burkina Faso rebel attack

At least 50 killed in Burkina Faso rebel attack

At least 50 people have died in an attack by armed men on a village in northern Burkina Faso, a government spokesman said. The attackers struck overnight between Saturday and Sunday in Seytenga commune, part of Seno province, which lies [...]

June 14, 2022 Security
Killers Of Owo Catholic Church Members Yet To Be Arrested

Killers Of Owo Catholic Church Members Yet To Be Arrested

The Nigeria Police Force, Ondo State command, has said that no arrest has been made so far pertaining to the attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo. SaharaReporters had reported that gunmen suspected to be terrorists attacked the church last [...]

June 11, 2022 Security
Nigeria: ISIL affiliate blamed for church massacre

Nigeria: ISIL affiliate blamed for church massacre

The Nigerian government has blamed an ISIL-affiliated armed group in the country for carrying out an attack that killed dozens of worshippers at a church. Security experts, however, expressed scepticism about the allegation. The responsibility for Sunday’s deadly bomb and gun [...]

June 10, 2022 Crime, Security
32 people killed in fresh Kaduna attacks

32 people killed in fresh Kaduna attacks

At least 32 people have been reportedly killed by suspected armed bandits in separate attacks on four communities in the Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the residents have said. The affected communities are Ungwan Gamu, Dogon Noma, Ungwan [...]

June 10, 2022 Security
Lagos Task Force, okada riders clash in Idi Araba

Lagos Task Force, okada riders clash in Idi Araba

Motorcycle (Okada) riders and Lagos State Task Force are reportedly involved in a clash at the Idi Araba area of Lagos. The Lagos government banned motorcycle operations in some locations since June 1, 2022. The affected Local Government Areas are [...]

June 8, 2022 Security
Bandits abduct over 20 persons in Zamfara

Bandits abduct over 20 persons in Zamfara

At least, 20 people were abducted when bandits attacked Furfuri community in Bungudu local government area of Zamfara on Sunday night. Among those abducted were two wives of a former Accountant-General of Zamfara State, Abu – Bello Furfuri. Sources, however, said the [...]

June 7, 2022 Security
Herdsmen Strike In Abia, Abduct Pastor

Herdsmen Strike In Abia, Abduct Pastor

Acleric identified as Apostle Delight Uzo has been stabbed in the chest by assailants suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. Uzo, according to reports, was attacked alongside some of his friends in Umuahia, Abia State. He was said to have been [...]

June 4, 2022 Security
Fulani From 16 Countries Converge In Abuja To Discuss Rising Insecurity

Fulani From 16 Countries Converge In Abuja To Discuss Rising Insecurity

Fulani from 16 West African countries gathered in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on Thursday to discuss issues relating to insecurity. The meeting was part of the ongoing two-day First Interactive Policy Dialogue and Cultural Festival organised by the Miyetti [...]

June 3, 2022 Foreign relations, Security
Many travellers abducted in Kaduna

Many travellers abducted in Kaduna

Armed persons on Tuesday blocked Birnin Gwari Highway in Kaduna State, abducting many travellers and burning at least eight vehicles, a group of residents of the area said. The gunmen reportedly blocked the highway, intercepted a convoy of motorists between Kuriga [...]

June 2, 2022 Security
Methodist Prelate, Kanu-Uche Regain Freedom From Abductors

Methodist Prelate, Kanu-Uche Regain Freedom From Abductors

The abductors of the Prelate of the Methodist Church, Nigeria, His Eminence Samuel Kanu-Uche, and two other priests from the church have freed him from their captivity. The abductors had earlier said they wanted a sum of N100million as ransom [...]

May 30, 2022 Security
Enugu Electricity Company Confirms 32 Vehicles Burnt By Gunmen In Anambra

Enugu Electricity Company Confirms 32 Vehicles Burnt By Gunmen

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has said 32 of its vehicles were destroyed by suspected arsonists who attacked its facility in Anambra State. The gun-wielding arsonists had attacked the EEDC facility located inside the headquarters of the Idemili North [...]

May 17, 2022 Security
Police Arrest Suspected Kidnappers With N2million Cash

Police Arrest Suspected Kidnappers With N2million Cash

Operatives of the Anti-kidnapping unit of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a gun-running gang in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state. According to a release on Friday, the police command said its operatives acting on a [...]

May 14, 2022 Security
Seven dead in attack on Chibok community in northeast Nigeria

Seven dead in attack on Chibok community in northeast Nigeria

Rebel fighters have killed at least seven people in an attack in northeast Borno State in Nigeria, witnesses have told The Associated Press. The rebels attacked Kautukari village in the Chibok area of Borno on Tuesday evening, residents said on [...]

May 5, 2022 Security
El-Rufai: Simultaneous Bombing Of Forest Can End Banditry

El-Rufai: Simultaneous Bombing Of Forest Can End Banditry

A simultaneous military operation is needed in the Northwest and Niger State, Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai said yesterday. He believes such an operation would secure the ungoverned spaces of Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Plateau and Niger and tackle [...]

May 5, 2022 Security
Go after terrorists, eliminate them, Buhari orders security heads

Go after terrorists, eliminate them, Buhari orders security heads

President Muhammadu Buhari has again charged heads of military and other security agencies in the country to rise up to their responsibilities and go after terrorists troubling the nation and eliminate them. He gave the charge yesterday, after joining other [...]

May 4, 2022 Security
Police Detain 23 Suspected Biafra Agitators In Cross River

Police Detain 23 Suspected Biafra Agitators In Cross River

At least 23 members of the Mass Movement for the Actualisation for Biafra, MASSOB have been arrested by the Police in Cross River State. The suspected MASSOB members were arrested by the police at a watch repairer’s workshop in the [...]

May 3, 2022 Security
Police Occupy Adamawa Assembly Over Defection Crisis

Police Occupy Adamawa Assembly Over Defection Crisis

There was tension in Yola, Adamawa State, yesterday, as armed policemen took over the House of Assembly premises to prevent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members that defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from gaining access to the chambers. The [...]

April 28, 2022 Security
Six soldiers killed, 20 injured in Mali ‘terror’ attacks

Six soldiers killed, 20 injured in Mali ‘terror’ attacks

Six soldiers were killed and 20 injured in simultaneous attacks targeting three army bases in central Mali Sunday, the Malian army said. Targets in Sevare, Niono and Bapho were all hit by “armed terrorist groups (who) used suicide vehicles packed [...]

April 26, 2022 Security
Gunmen Attack Nigerian Military Checkpoint In Bayelsa, One dead

Gunmen Attack Nigerian Military Checkpoint In Bayelsa

One person was on Monday shot dead and a military personnel was injured following an early morning attack on a military checkpoint in Ogboinbiri Community at a wellhead owned by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) at Seibou oil field [...]

April 26, 2022 Security
Gunmen bomb another police facility in Anambra

Gunmen bomb another police facility in Anambra

Gunmen have bombed Anaku Divisional Police Headquarters in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria’s South-east. The incident, which happened in the early hours of Wednesday, was the fifth attack to be recorded in the state within one week. [...]

April 21, 2022 Security