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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
Death toll hits 154 following attack in central Nigeria

Death toll hits 154 following attack in central Nigeria

The death toll from attacks on villages in Nigeria’s Plateau state has soared to 154 and an estimated 4,800 people have fled their homes fearing further violence. Villagers were attacked by gunmen on motorbikes who shot sporadically into homes and [...]

April 14, 2022 Africa, Security
Kaduna most hit as attacks on power plants, rail, airports peak

Kaduna most hit as attacks on power plants, rail, airports peak

Power and rail infrastructure are the most attacked assets in Nigeria in the last three years. This was disclosed in a report by a socioeconomic research firm, SBM intelligence, yesterday, titled: ‘Attacks on infrastructure in Nigeria.’ According to the report, [...]

April 14, 2022 Security
Masked gunmen kill one, set vehicle ablaze in Enugu

Masked gunmen kill one, set vehicle ablaze in Enugu

Masked gunmen, on Monday, killed a passenger and set a sienna vehicle ablaze at the popular Holy Ghost roundabout, Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria’s South-east. The gunmen, said to be members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra [...]

April 12, 2022 Crime, Security
Train Attack: Gunmen threaten to kill captives unless…

Train Attack: Gunmen threaten to kill captives

Gunmen who attacked a Kaduna-bound train 10 days ago have threatened to kill the captives if the government does not quickly accede to their demands. The gunmen issued the threat in a video they released stating the reason they freed [...]

April 8, 2022 Security
Terrorists Attack Nigerian Military Base In Kaduna

Terrorists Attack Nigerian Military Base In Kaduna

At least 11 soldiers were killed after some terrorists locally dubbed as bandits raided a Nigerian military base in Polwire village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. A source who disclosed this to Hope For Nigeria Online [...]

April 6, 2022 Security
More than 150 still missing after passenger train attack

More than 150 still missing after passenger train attack

One week after gunmen attacked a train with explosives in northwestern Nigeria, the whereabouts of 168 passengers are still unknown, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says. At least eight people were killed and many others missing on March 28 when gunmen [...]

April 5, 2022 Security
NDLEA Shoots Two Guests At Lagos Event

NDLEA Shoots Two Guests At Lagos Event

At least two persons have been allegedly shot at a night party in Lagos State by the officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). It was learnt that no fewer than 30 officers led by one Chima were [...]

April 5, 2022 Incidents, Security
Experts blame government for failure to secure rails

Experts blame government for failure to secure rails

Despite several signs that the Abuja-Kaduna railway was susceptible to bandits attack and amid massive resources in loans and funds voted to revamp rail transportation across the country, the Federal Government failed to adequately protect passengers until Monday’s attack. That [...]

April 1, 2022 Incidents, Security
Train Attack: Buhari meets security chiefs

Train Attack: Buhari meets security chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has met behind closed door with security chiefs after Monday night’s terrorist attacks on Abuja-Kaduna bound train by bandits. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the train was conveying about 970 passengers from Abuja to Kaduna at about 7.45 [...]

March 30, 2022 Security
Police Engage 20 Hoodlums Who Attacked Dangote Refinery

Police Engage 20 Hoodlums Who Attacked Dangote Refinery

One hoodlum was killed on Tuesday during an attack on the Dangote Refinery located in the Lekki Free Trade Zone of Lagos. Dangote Refinery is an oil refinery owned by the Dangote Group that is under construction in Lekki, Nigeria. [...]

March 30, 2022 Security
Gunmen attack another police facility in Imo

Gunmen attack another police facility in Imo

Gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network attacked the Obowo Divisional Police headquarters in Imo on Monday. The police spokesperson in Imo, Michael Abattam, stated in Owerri that the assailants approached the station from [...]

March 29, 2022 Security
Tommy: Cult Clashes Claim Seven Lives In Ogun

Tommy: Cult Clashes Claim Seven Lives In Ogun

No fewer than seven persons have been killed in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, as cultists went on a rampage. Hope For Nigeria Online reports that in the past one week, members of the Aiye and Eiye confraternities have been [...]

March 29, 2022 Security
Bandits Raid Kaduna, Zamfara, Kill 62, Kidnap 62

Bandits Raid Kaduna, Zamfara, Kill 62, Kidnap 62, Raze 70 Houses

The orgy of violence in the northern part of the country has claimed 60 lives in Kaduna and Zamfara states. Twenty-five persons, including two military personnel, were reportedly killed, while a riot policeman allegedly shot a passerby and no fewer [...]

March 23, 2022 Crime, Security
Gunmen Abduct Eight Leaders Of Ruling Party, APC

Gunmen Abduct Eight Leaders Of Ruling Party, APC

Gunmen have kidnapped eight members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), between Araromi Opin and Obbo Ile in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State. According to reports, the victims were abducted by gunmen on Wednesday while returning from the [...]

March 19, 2022 Security
Burkina Faso: More than 30 killed in attack on town of Arbinda

Burkina Faso: More than 30 killed in attack on town of Arbinda

Armed fighters have killed at least eight people who were collecting water in a town in northern Burkina Faso, its mayor has said. The incident, which occurred on Monday morning, brings the total killed in three days of violence in [...]

March 15, 2022 Security
IGP Warns Officers Against Using Roadblocks To Extort Money

IGP Warns Officers Against Using Roadblocks To Extort Money

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, on Tuesday warned police officers in the Federal Capital (FCT) to not use crime prevention measures such as roadblocks and raids for extortion. Baba, who spoke in Abuja at FCT Command during a [...]

March 3, 2022 Security
Terrorists Kill Five Residents In Fresh Attack On Benue Communities

Terrorists Kill Five Residents In Fresh Attack On Benue Communities

No fewer than five people have been reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits in a fresh attack on Tse Udeghe village of Mbapa council ward of Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State. It was learnt that [...]

February 19, 2022 Security
Abba Kyari: IPOB, ESN Members Out To Destroy Me

Abba Kyari: IPOB, ESN Members Out To Destroy Me

The embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, has claimed that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) are behind his travails due to the onslaught launched against them in the South East. Kyari [...]

February 18, 2022 Security
Bandits Attack Kaduna Community, Kidnap 22, Injure Four

Bandits Attack Kaduna Community, Kidnap 22, Injure Four

Twenty-two persons were reportedly abducted on Wednesday by bandits who attacked Idon town in the Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna. According to Punch, four victims were injured in the attack which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday. The [...]

February 17, 2022 Security
More Senior Police Officers To Be Arrested

More Senior Police Officers To Be Arrested After DCP Abba Kyari

More senior police operatives and other security agents would be arrested following the detention of DCP Abba Kyari, the suspended commander of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) at the Force Intelligence Bureau of the Nigeria Police Force, over drug-related offences, [...]

February 16, 2022 Security