Nigeria removes commander of counter-terror operation

Commander leading operations in country’s restive northeast ‘redeployed’ to army research institute MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nigeria on Tuesday announced that it had removed the army commander of its counter-terrorism operations in the country’s restive northeast. Army spokesman Sagir Musa said in a statement that Major General Olusegun Adeniyi was taken from command of the military operation […]

UAE condemns attack on soldiers in Nigeria’s northeast region

ABU DHABI, 25th March, 2020 (WAM) — The United Arab Emirates has condemned a terrorist attack on soldiers in Nigeria’s restive northeast region, which killed and injured a number of civilians. In a statement today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation underscored the UAE’s utter condemnation of such criminal acts and full rejection […]

COVID-19: Ebonyi CP Orders Immediate Release of Suspects, Prohibits Illegal Arrest, Detention

The Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, CP Awosola Awotinde, has directed the immediate release of all suspects in the command’s custody who were detained for bailable offenses. The Police Commissioner said that the directive was part of the command’s measure to check the spread of coronavirus disease in the state. In a release signed by […]

Boko Haram kills dozens of soldiers in Chad, Nigeria

Boko Haram has launched its deadliest assault yet against troops in Chad. In a separate attack, the militant group killed at least 50 Nigerian soldiers in an ambush in eastern Borno state. Nearly 100 Chadian troops were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants, President Idriss Deby Itno said on Tuesday. The seven-hour assault on […]

Declare Fulani Herdsmen security threats

The Federal Government should stop pretending that Fulani Herdsmen are not a security threat to Nigeria, notwithstanding the fact that they are the kinsmen of the President. Most days, killer herdsmen are on the prowl in search of fresh victims. Recently it was reported that they attacked and seriously injured a popular Christian gospel singer, […]

Nigerian Army embarks on mass recruitment of personnel

The Nigerian Army says it is recruiting – According to the Army, the recruitment is into its Special Forces Concept Training nationwide – Going further, the Army says the exercise had already commenced and would end on April 29 The Army Headquarters said it has embarked on mass recruitment of personnel into its Special Forces […]

Amotekun Corps takes off March ending, recruitment this week – Akeredolu

Peter Dada and Tunde Oyekola South-West  Governors’ Forum Chairman  Rotimi Akeredolu has said recruitment into  Amotekun Corps may begin  this week. The  Ondo State Governor, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, also said the security outfit initiated by South-West governors to tackle insecurity  in the region,  would  take off  in the […]

Boko Haram: Allegation against Turkey, serious security issue, says DHQ

 The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday described as a serious issue an allegation that Turkey was supporting the Boko Haram insurgents. The acting Director, Defence Information, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, stated this in a Whatsapp message to our correspondent in Abuja. There was a report on Tuesday that the CBN News Channel recently reported that […]

Eight feared killed in Edo cult war

Eight persons are  feared dead in the renewed war among three cults in Benin City, the Edo State capital. PUNCH Metro gathered that the clash between the Maphites, Black Axe (popularly called Aye) and Eiye confraternities; had been on for the past seven days. The killings started last Friday when a 200-level student of the University of Benin, Moses Adeshina, popularly called […]