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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
Police Recapture Kuje Prison Escapee In Niger

Police Recapture Kuje Prison Escapee In Niger

The Niger State Police Command has announced that it has recaptured one Kazeem Murtala aged 54, who escaped from the Kuje Custodial Centre. In a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, he said [...]

July 12, 2022 Crime, Security
Aregbesola: Prisons Not Designed To Resist External Attack

Aregbesola: Prisons Not Designed To Resist External Attack

More than 48 hours after terrorists stormed the Kuje Custodial Centre in the Federal Capital Territory, Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola, said yesterday that Nigeria’s prisons were not built to withstand external attacks. Aregbesola, whose ministry has between October 2020 and now [...]

July 9, 2022 Security
Armed attackers raid prison on outskirts of Nigerian capital

Armed attackers raid prison on outskirts of Nigerian capital

Armed attackers have raided a prison near the capital of Nigeria, where residents reported hearing several explosions. The Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre on the outskirts of Abuja came under attack late on Tuesday, authorities said. “The armed squad of the Nigerian [...]

July 7, 2022 Security
Bandits Attack Jangebe, Mafara In Zamfara

Bandits Attack Jangebe, Mafara In Zamfara

Armed bandits are currently attacking Jangebe, in the Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The heavily armed bandits came into the village on Tuesday evening, shooting indiscriminately. “Bandits attack Jangebe, Mafara shooting sporadically into the community this night,” [...]

July 7, 2022 Security
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