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No Respite Post-EndSARS, By Chidiebere Onyishi

No Respite Post-EndSARS, By Chidiebere Onyishi

Two years after young Nigerians protested against police high-handedness across the country, there hasn’t been a significant change. All the authorities did was simply rename the rogue unit and reshuffle other police units with the same rogue operatives, basically spitting [...]

September 23, 2022 Security
Gunmen Attack Police Checkpoint In Ebonyi, Kill Two Officers

Gunmen Attack Police Checkpoint In Ebonyi, Kill Two Officers

Two Nigerian policemen were feared killed when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Ebonyi State. According to The Nation, the incident happened at the border between Ezza North and Ishielu local government areas on Thursday morning. The attackers were said to [...]

September 16, 2022 Security
Abductors Of Delta Council Vice Chairman Demand N30 Million Ransom

Abductors Of Delta Council Vice Chairman Demand N30 Million Ransom

The abductors of the vice chairman of Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, Frank Ozue, have established contact with his family, demanding a ransom of N30 million. The council vice chairman was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Sunday [...]

September 14, 2022 Security
Buhari: We Have Measures To Ensure Safety Of Nigerians

Buhari: We Have Measures To Ensure Safety Of Nigerians

The President also re-emphasized the importance of synergy between the armed forces, other security agencies and the general population for peace and security. President Buhari, who also commissioned the newly constructed Nigerian Navy Sports Complex, commended the Chief of the Naval [...]

September 10, 2022 Security
Benue Cultists Kill Three, Police Arrest 30 Suspects

Benue Cultists Kill Three, Police Arrest 30 Suspects

The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of 30 suspects in connection with the ongoing cult clash that have claimed the lives of three persons in the Gboko Local Government Area of the state. PUNCH Metro gathered that the clash involving [...]

September 9, 2022 Security
Nigerian bandits negotiator Mamu arrested in Egypt

Nigerian bandits negotiator Mamu arrested in Egypt

The lead negotiator between the Nigerian government and bandits in Norther Nigeria Tukur Mamu has been arrested in Cairo Egypt. Mamu has been vocal about his role in negotiating the freedom of persons kidnapped by bandits from a train en [...]

September 8, 2022 Security
Terrorists Free 43 Worshippers Kidnapped From Zamfara Mosque

Terrorists Free 43 Worshippers Kidnapped From Zamfara Mosque

The 43 Muslim worshippers who were kidnapped at Zugu community in the Bukkuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State have regained their freedom. According to DAILY POST, they were released by the terrorists after a ransom of N5 million and [...]

September 8, 2022 Security
Again, gunmen invade Imo community; raze shops, houses

Again, gunmen invade Imo community; raze shops, houses

Several shops and houses were razed on Thursday when gunmen invaded Izombe, a community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, South-east Nigeria. The gunmen were said to have attacked the community at about 4:30 p.m. The attack lasted for [...]

August 27, 2022 Security
Gunmen Shoot Dead Nigerian Army Officer, Major Orji In Anambra

Gunmen Shoot Dead Nigerian Army Officer, Major Orji In Anambra

Some unidentified gunmen have reportedly killed a Nigerian Army officer, identified as Major Churchill Orji, in Anambra State. It was learnt that the army officer was killed during an operation on Monday in Azia axis, in the Ihiala Local Government [...]

August 23, 2022 Security
Calm returns to Sierra Leone as protest death toll rises

Calm returns to Sierra Leone as protest death toll rises

At least six protesters and six police officers were killed as anti-government protests in Sierra Leone turned violent, according to officials and local media reports. Hundreds of people took to the streets on Wednesday in a public display of anger over [...]

August 12, 2022 Africa, Security
“Thieves” steal N31m from Katsina State Government House

“Thieves” steal N31m from Katsina State Government House

Thieves allegedly broke into the Katsina State government house and stole N31 million. This was the second instance of such theft at the government house, which is supposed to be the most secured building in the state. In 2020, N16m [...]

August 12, 2022 Security
Sunday Igboho Issues Eviction Notice To Terrorists In South-West Nigeria

Sunday Igboho Issues Eviction Notice To Terrorists In South-West Nigeria

Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has issued a warning to Fulani terrorists in the six South-West states of Nigeria to leave before it is too late. Mr Igboho issued the fresh notice in a statement [...]

August 12, 2022 Security
Sierra Leone imposes curfew amid anti-government protests

Sierra Leone imposes curfew amid anti-government protests

Anti-government protesters in Sierra Leone have clashed with police in the streets of the capital, Freetown, as tensions over the rising cost of living turned deadly in the West African nation. In a national broadcast on Wednesday, Vice President Mohamed [...]

August 11, 2022 Security
Gunmen attack Jigawa community, kill immigration officer

Gunmen attack Jigawa community, kill immigration officer

Gunmen on Tuesday killed one immigration officer and injured two others in the Magari Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Maigatari council area is a border community between Nigeria and the Niger Republic. The incident occurred around the Galadi-Birniwa-axis of [...]

August 11, 2022 Crime, Security
Gunmen Kill 82-year-old Father Of Newspoint Journalist

Gunmen Kill 82-year-old Father Of Newspoint Journalist

Gunmen have killed the father of an Owerri-based Newspoint Newspaper journalist, Hamilton Onuchukwu. It was gathered that the incident occurred last Friday in the Orlu Local Government Area of the Imo State where some gunmen have been causing terror.  The [...]

August 4, 2022 Crime, Security
Train Attack: Gunmen release five additional hostages Train Attack: Gunmen release five additional hostages

Train Attack: Gunmen release five additional hostages

The gunmen who attacked a Kaduna-bound train in March and abducted several passengers released five more hostages on Tuesday. The release of the hostages comes after the terrorists released four of the victims last week Monday. A newspaper publisher, Tukur Mamu, who [...]

August 3, 2022 Security
50 Residents Kidnapped By Bandits In Damari, Kaduna

50 Residents Kidnapped By Bandits In Damari, Kaduna

Gunmen have reportedly abducted at least 50 people from Damari community in Birnin-Gwari LGA of Kaduna state. The gunmen were said to have invaded the community on Saturday after troops of the Nigeria military escorted some residents to neighbouring communities. In recent [...]

August 3, 2022 Security
Kuje Prison Attack: Nigerian Police Rearrest Another Inmate

Kuje Prison Attack: Nigerian Police Rearrest Another Inmate

The Niger State Police Command says it has arrested one John Ijamu, a 42-year-old fugitive who fled from Kuje Custodial Centre during a terrorist attack on the facility.  The command in a statement issued on Monday, by its spokesman, DSP [...]

August 2, 2022 Security
Terror: Lagos Police, South-West Amotekun On Alert

Terror: Lagos Police, South-West Amotekun On Alert

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Abiodun Alabi, has assured residents of adequate security following reports which suggested that the state is on the radar of some persons planning attacks across the country. Alabi gave this assurance in a [...]

August 2, 2022 Security
FG admits failure as opposition lawmakers insist on impeachment

FG admits failure as opposition lawmakers insist on impeachment

The Federal Government, yesterday, admitted that Nigerians are tired of the current security challenges facing the nation. Rising from its closed-door meeting, which lasted more than five hours, the National Security Council acknowledged the deteriorating insecurity across the country, fueling [...]

July 30, 2022 Security
Nollywood actors Cynthia Okereke, Clemson Cornel ‘kidnapped’

Nollywood actors Cynthia Okereke, Clemson Cornel ‘kidnapped’

Two prominent Nollywood actors and members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel, aka Agbogidi, have been reportedly kidnapped. Monalisa Chinda, AGN’s Director of Communications, broke the news in a statement made available to PREMIUM [...]

July 30, 2022 Security
Nigerian Government Directs Abuja Private Schools To Close

Nigerian Government Directs Abuja Private Schools To Close

The Nigerian government has directed the closure of all private schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, over the rising insecurity and fear of terrorists’ attacks.  This was contained in a statement signed by the National Association of Proprietors [...]

July 29, 2022 Security
Nigerian workers begin 3-day protest against university shutdowns

Nigerian workers begin 3-day protest against university shutdowns

Hundreds of demonstrators marched towards the seat of government in Lagos on Tuesday, singing anti-government chants on the first day of a planned three-day nationwide demonstration against the continued closure of Nigerian universities. Workers’ unions across several sectors participated in [...]

July 27, 2022 Education, Security
Insecurity: We’ve scaled up security in Abuja – Police

Insecurity: We’ve scaled up security in Abuja – Police

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) said on Tuesday that it has made an additional deployment of its officers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, following reports of attacks in various parts of the city. Force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said this in [...]

July 27, 2022 Security
FGC Kwali Directs Parents To Evacuate Wards Over Fear Of Terror Attack

FGC Kwali Directs Parents To Evacuate Wards Over Fear Of Terror Attack

The management of the Federal Government College, Kwali, Abuja, has asked parents to evacuate their wards from the school over the fear of attack by terrorists. This has caused panic among the management, staff, students and parents of the school. [...]

July 26, 2022 Security
Explosions, gunfire at a military base near Mali’s capital

Explosions, gunfire at a military base near Mali’s capital

Explosions and gunfire were heard in the early morning hours near the Kati military base on the outskirts of Mali’s capital Bamako, according to residents, in a suspected attack by armed fighters. The military, which cordoned off the roads to [...]

July 23, 2022 Africa, Security
Police rescue APC chairman in Edo

Police rescue APC chairman in Edo

The Police Command in Edo on Wednesday rescued Mr Godwin Aigbogun, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in ward 9 Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo who was abducted on Monday. This is contained in a statement signed by [...]

July 22, 2022 Security
Buhari gives minister two-week ultimatum end ASUU strike

Buhari gives minister two-week ultimatum end ASUU strike

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, to resolve the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other university-based unions. ASUU had commenced strike on February 14, and other unions [...]

July 20, 2022 Security
Three dead in shooting at US mall

Three dead in shooting at US mall

Three people were killed and another three injured Sunday at a mall in the US state of Indiana, officials said, the latest in a spate of gun violence in the country. “We experienced a mass shooting this evening at the [...]

July 19, 2022 International, Security
Owner of South African bar where 21 teens died is arrested

Owner of South African bar where 21 teens died is arrested

The owner of the bar in the South African coastal town of East London where 21 teenagers mysteriously died last month has been arrested, police in the Eastern Cape province said. Provincial police said in a statement that the owner, aged 52, [...]

July 14, 2022 Incidents, Security