Security

United States of America honours Man who saved 300 People from been killed in Nigeria

The United States has honoured the cleric who saved about 300 people, mostly Christians, from being killed by rampaging suspected herdsmen during the crisis in Jos, Plateau State months ago. Imam Abdullahi Abubakar had sheltered fleeing residents in his mosque and house, thereby making them out of reach for the suspected herdsmen who killed no fewer than 200 persons. President ...

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We are ready to engage Niger Delta Avengers – FG

The Federal government has said it is ready to engage with Niger Delta Avengers and other groups if they make their interests known. This was said by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Usani Uguri, after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja, today, November 6. He also debunks allegations that the government is ...

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Police to deploy 28, 000 men for Anambra governorship polls

Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Mr. Garba Umar has stated that the force will deploy 28,000 of its personnel to ensure hitch-free state governorship election scheduled for November 18. Umar said this at a meeting with all stakeholders in Akwa, the state capital on Tuesday saying well over 400 vehicles, 100 flying boats consisting of 60 from the police ...

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Navy deploys 7 ships, 37 boats for exercise in Niger Delta

The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Central Naval Command (CNC), Rear Adm. Bello Al-hassan, on Tuesday said the Navy had deployed seven ships and 37 patrol boats for martime security drill in the Niger Delta. Al-hassan told newsmen at the Federal Ocean Terminal, Onne, that the command had commenced a sea/backwater exercise code named: ‘Octopusgrip’ in Onne, Rivers. He said the ...

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Shekau’s wife dies in NAF’s airstrikes on Borno

Human Intelligence has indicated that the wife of Boko Haram leader, Malama Fitdasi Shekau, appeared to have been killed in recent successful airstrikes on Durwawa settlement on the outskirts of Urga, near Konduga. The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. According to Adesanya, Fitdasi was ...

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Army begins Exercise Crocodile Smile II in Lagos

The top hierarchy of the Army has commenced its much publicized Exercise Crocodile II in Lagos, saying the earlier conducted in the Niger Delta was a huge success. This is coming just as Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Tukur Buratai explained the rationale behind the decision of the force to embark on Exercise Crocodile II in the Western part of ...

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Court jails 45 Boko Haram members in Niger

A Federal High Court sitting in Kainji, Niger State has convicted and sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to between 3 and 31 years in jail. This is contained in a statement issued on Friday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and signed by his Special Adviser, Mr Segun Adeyemi. In the statement, the Minister said that ...

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Buhari seeks stronger global ties in fight against terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged world leaders to strengthen relationships across borders, and be more forthright in intelligence sharing “to curb growing sophistication in global terrorism.” The President made the call when he received Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Aseem Muhammed Hanafi Elseify, at a Letter of Credence presentation ceremony at State House, Abuja, on Thursday. He said recent attacks ...

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LASG, police commission fight over status of new Lagos police CP

Controversy is surrounding the status of the Acting Commissioner of Police for Lagos State, Mr. Imohimi Edgal 42 days after he was announced to replace the former holder, Mr. Fatai Owoseni. While a letter purportedly written by the Police Service Commission to the police boss stated that he has lost his new rank and that he should revert back to ...

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DHQ declares IPOB a terrorist organisation

The Defence Headquarters has branded the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a “militant terrorist organisation’’ and urged parents to dissuade their wards from joining the group. In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Director, Defence Information (DDI), therefore, restated the commitment of the Armed Forces to confront “all security challenges facing the country.’’ Enenche also ...

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