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NURTW factions clash over ticketing in Lagos

NURTW factions clash over ticketing in Lagos

Two factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) clashed on Friday in the Agbado area of Alimosho Local Government Area in Lagos over ticket collection at the parks. According to The Punch newspaper, the conflict led to pandemonium as road [...]

February 12, 2022 Security
Several killed in attack targeting Somalia election delegates

Several killed in attack targeting Somalia election delegates

A suicide bomber targeting a minibus full of delegates involved in Somalia’s parliamentary elections killed at least six people in Mogadishu, the ambulance service said, as the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab armed group claimed responsibility for the attack. The blast occurred early [...]

February 11, 2022 Africa, Security
Five rangers, one soldier killed in Benin park ambush

Five rangers, one soldier killed in Benin park ambush

Five rangers and a soldier have been killed and 10 others wounded in an ambush by unidentified assailants in a northern Benin park, its management said. “In the afternoon of Tuesday February 8, a team of rangers was ambushed in [...]

February 10, 2022 Security
Reps Declare National Emergency Over Ritual Killings

Reps Declare National Emergency Over Ritual Killings

The House of Representatives has declared a national emergency on the increasing spate of ritual killings. The Green Chambers asked the Inspector General of Police to bring to book all those involved in the act. The House also asked the [...]

February 10, 2022 Security
Parents Remove Children From Kaduna, Niger Schools

Parents Remove Children From Kaduna, Niger Schools

Deteriorating insecurity in Niger and Kaduna states is taking a significant toll on education in the two states. Parents now withdraw their children from schools in the states to safer parts of the nation. The action, which places more burden [...]

January 26, 2022 Security
Gunmen behead Ebubeagu security operative in Ebonyi

Gunmen behead Ebubeagu security operative in Ebonyi

Gunmen last Sunday shot dead and then beheaded a man said to be a member of the Ebubeagu security operative in Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east. Ebubeagu was set up by the Ebonyi State Government to complement the job of the [...]

January 24, 2022 Security
Dozens killed at religious event near Monrovia

Dozens killed at religious event near Monrovia

Dozens of people have been killed in a stampede at a religious event in the suburbs of Liberia’s capital, according to officials. Local media reported on Thursday that the overnight disaster took place at the gathering held on a football [...]

January 21, 2022 Security
Four people killed, 10 wounded in bombing in Somali capital

Four people killed, 10 wounded in bombing in Somali capital

At least four people have been killed and 10 others injured in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu by a suicide bombing at a tea shop near a military base, state-run SONNA news agency said. The armed group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack [...]

January 19, 2022 Security
Gunmen Attack Mourners At Burial Ceremony In Anambra

Gunmen Attack Mourners At Burial Ceremony In Anambra

Gunmen invaded a burial ceremony in Ezinifitte, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, and caused serious panic as mourners and other invited guests took to their heels. The attack, which happened on Sunday led to the abrupt end [...]

January 18, 2022 Security
Bandits kill 13 in fresh attack in Niger State

Bandits kill 13 in fresh attack in Niger State

At least 13 people have been confirmed killed in an attack by suspected bandits on Tuesday in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. The police spokesperson in the state, Wasiu Abiodun, said 13 persons were killed and not 37 [...]

January 15, 2022 Security
Northern Leaders, Groups To Meet Over Rising Killings

Northern Leaders, Groups To Meet Over Rising Killings

Northern leaders in political and religious circles have resolved to convene a meeting in Kaduna State over the worsening level of insecurity on the region. The meeting which is slated to hold on Saturday at Arewa House in Kaduna is [...]

January 14, 2022 Security
Bandits abduct many traders on Kaduna highway

Bandits abduct many traders on Kaduna highway

Suspected bandits on Wednesday abducted unspecified numbers of traders travelling to Kano from Birnin Gwari Local Government of Kaduna State. A driver who witnessed the incident told PREMIUM TIMES that the gunmen blocked the highway between Birnin Gwari and Kaduna at [...]

January 13, 2022 Security
Gunmen Intercept Commercial Bus, Kidnap Passengers

Gunmen Intercept Commercial Bus, Kidnap Passengers

Some gunmen on Tuesday intercepted and abducted passengers in a commercial bus heading to Lagos from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The bus was intercepted at Isiala Mbano in Imo State. It was gathered that the incident, which happened at Odo [...]

January 13, 2022 Security
Hoodlums Bath Fawas Mohammed, 3 With Acid In Adamawa

Hoodlums Bath Fawas Mohammed, 3 With Acid In Adamawa

The Police in Adamawa have confirmed an acid attack on four people in Yola, including a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in the state. Sulaiman Nguroje, spokesperson of the Command, confirmed the development to journalists in Yola on Tuesday. [...]

January 13, 2022 Crime, Security
Zamfara Attacks: UN scribe condemns killings

Zamfara Attacks: UN scribe condemns killings

United Nations‘ Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has condemned the mass killings last week in Zamfara State and charged the Nigerian government to “spare no effort” to bring the killers to justice. Hope For Nigeria Online reported how marauding bandits, suspected to [...]

January 11, 2022 Security
Nigeria Ranked Eighth Among Countries With High Mass Killings

Nigeria Ranked Eighth Among Countries With High Mass Killings

Nigeria has maintained a top position on a list of 162 countries witnessing mass killings, a report by Early Warning Project stated. According to the ranking, Nigeria was pegged at eighth position largely due to the increase in security challenges [...]

January 7, 2022 Security
Buhari: Nigerians Just Make Noise To Get Better Deal

Buhari: Nigerians Just Make Noise To Get Better Deal

Amid calls for secession and political restructuring over insecurity and poor governance, particularly from the South, President Muhammadu Buhari has described millions of Nigerians as noisemakers. He asserted that he was not afraid that agitations for secession could break the [...]

January 7, 2022 Security
Security Improved Under My Government, Buhari Says

Security Improved Under My Government, Buhari Says

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration has tackled to a great extent the security challenge in the country. He stated this in an interview aired by Channels Television on Wednesday. Buhari while reacting to questions on security challenges [...]

January 6, 2022 Security
Gunmen In Plateau State Kidnap Bride At Pastor’s House

Gunmen In Plateau State Kidnap Bride At Pastor’s House

A bride, Farmat Paul, has been kidnapped just a few hours to her wedding on Monday in the Bokkos local government area of Plateau State. Farmat and the groom, Zaphaniah Kosom, had reportedly sent out invitation cards for their wedding [...]

January 4, 2022 Security
Lagos Police Confirm Arrest Of Magodo Estate Security

Lagos Police Confirm Arrest Of Magodo Estate Security

Attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to news making the rounds on social media, alleging that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, locked down the Brooks Estate, Magodo, Isheri during his visit to the [...]

January 4, 2022 Security
IPOB To Unveil Plans For 2022 On Nnamdi Kanu, Biafran Struggle

IPOB To Unveil Plans For 2022 On Nnamdi Kanu, Biafran Struggle

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced that the Head of Directorate of State, Chika Edoziem, will address members via Radio Biafra by 7pm on Saturday, January 1, 2022. According to a statement issued by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, [...]

December 28, 2021 Security
MaiBasira Calls for Reform of Security Architecture

MaiBasira Calls for Reform of Security Architecture

Immediate past National Financial Secretary of the PDP, Abdullahi Hussaini MaiBasira has called for an immediate creation of state police and a total reform of the national security architecture as a panacea to tackle the worsening security challenges in Nigeria. [...]

December 28, 2021 Security
70 travellers reportedly abducted in Kaduna

70 travellers reportedly abducted in Kaduna

More than 70 travellers have been reportedly abducted along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road in Kaduna State. According to Channels Television, the incident occurred around Udawa village after Buruku in Chikun Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday. A witness account [...]

December 24, 2021 Security
Dozens killed in ‘barbaric, senseless’ violence in Nigeria

Dozens killed in ‘barbaric, senseless’ violence in Nigeria

Nigeria’s presidency says dozens of people have been killed in violence between farmers and herders in the country’s central Nasarawa state. In a statement late on Tuesday, the office of President Muhammadu Buhari said at least 45 farmers were killed [...]

December 22, 2021 Security
PDP tells FG, APC be insensitive to killings

PDP tells FG, APC be insensitive to killings

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, condemned what it called “the indefensible insensitivity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Federal Government to the escalated killings in Sokoto, Niger, Katsina, Kaduna, Plateau states and other parts of the country [...]

December 21, 2021 Security
Bandits Continue Attacks On Kaduna Communities

Bandits Continue Attacks On Kaduna Communities

The Kaduna State Government has stated that at least nine people were reported killed and two others injured in separate attacks in Chikun, Zaria, and Zangon Kataf Local Government Areas of the state. The state Commissioner of Internal Security and [...]

December 18, 2021 Crime, Security
Nigeria at war, SBM report reveals

Nigeria at war, SBM report reveals

A damning report on the carnage of bloodletting across the country this year was, yesterday, released by SB Morgen (SBM) Intelligence, which stated that at least 964 officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Nigerian military were killed [...]

December 17, 2021 Crime, Security
NCoS Arrests 21 Escapees From Jos Prisons

NCoS Arrests 21 Escapees From Jos Prisons

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Plateau Command, has arrested 21 inmates who escaped from the Jos custodial centre when gunmen attacked the facility. ASC Geofrey Longdiem, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command, disclosed this to the News Agency [...]

December 8, 2021 Security
Three Killed As Farmers, Herdsmen Clash In Jigawa

Three Killed As Farmers, Herdsmen Clash In Jigawa

No fewer than three persons have been killed while many others sustained various degrees of injuries in a violent clash between farmers and cattle herders in Kirikasamma Local Government Area of Jigawa State. The local government information officer, Sunusi Doro, [...]

December 7, 2021 Incidents, Security
Zamfara residents cry out as bandits block local roads

Zamfara residents cry out as bandits block local roads

Residents of Shinkafi local government area in Zamfara State have cried out to the government over constant blockade of their roads by bandits. The two main exit routes from the local government headquarters have been blocked by bandits since Tuesday. [...]

December 4, 2021 Security