NAF airstrikes eliminate scores of terrorists, destroy 5 gun trucks in Borno

October 2, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air force (NAF) Monday said airstrikes carried out by its aircraft killed several terrorists at Tumbun Fulani and Tumbun Shitu in the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno state. A statement by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet also disclosed that 5 gun trucks belonging to the terrorists were also destroyed.Specifically, Tumbun Fulani and Tumbun Shitu were struck Read More

IGP visits injured officer, warns against attack on Police

September 29, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, on Thursday, visited the National Trauma Centre, National Hospital, Abuja, to assess the condition of a policeman, Inspector Omeje Matthew, who was brutally attacked and macheted by armed hoodlums at his residence in Kabusa, a suburb of the FCT. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in Read More

Troops neutralise 191 terrorists, arrest 184 in one week -DHQ

September 28, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

…104 surrender The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday said troops deployed to different theatres of operations across the country neutralised 191 terrorists and arrested 184 others. The military high command also said troops arrested 22 perpetrators of oil theft and rescued 91 kidnapped hostages in different theatres of operations in the last one week. Director Defence Media Operations Major General Edward Read More

NAF airstrikes hit IPOB/ESN hideouts in Anambra, Imo

September 27, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Nigerian Air force (NAF) says airstrikes by Air Component of Operation UDO KA II, carried out several strikes on Independent People of Biafra (IPOB)/ Eastern Security Network (ESN) locations at Mother Valley Orsumughu in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra state and at Aku Ihube in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo state. A statement signed by NAF Read More

Editors decry South East insecurity,  want Zamfara journalist’s killers probed

September 26, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Editors under the aegis of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) have expressed worry over the prevailing lawlessness and general state worryingcurity in the country, especially in the Southeast. Despite the worrying situation,  they commended governors of the region for the ongoing initiatives to collectively address the challenges. Similarly, the Guild also applauded the efforts of the Bayelsa State governor, Read More

IGP distributes over N1.3bn cheques to deceased officers families

September 26, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

In line with his commitment to the welfare of officer and men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and their families, the acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, on Tuesday distributed cheques worth  N1,302,597,269.54k to the families of deceased police officers who died while in active service. Speaking while the handing over of the cheques at the Force Read More

FCT CP warns against mob action, jungle justice

September 26, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT Police Command, CP Haruna Garba, has warned residents against taking laws into their own hands or resorting to jungle justice in any criminal or alleged criminal situations, as it only breeds lawlessness and disruption of public peace in an already existing peaceful environment. The police boss in a press statement by the Read More

Zamfara University kidnap: Amid mounting pressure, Tinubu orders security agencies to rescue students

  The kidnap of some students of Federal University Gusau, Zamfara state has continued to generate reactions with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu giving the security agents a marching order to rescue the remaining female students. According to reports, the terrorists hit the Sabon Gida-female hostel as early as 4.00am Friday, shooting sporadically into the air and abducting the female students Read More

Centre condemns Journalist’s murder in Zamfara 

September 23, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

The  IPC’s Centre for Safety and Protection of Journalists (I-CSPJ), has condemned in its entirety the alleged gruesome killing of Hamisu Danjibga, a veteran radio reporter in Zamfara State. A statement signed by the IPC’s Press Freedom Officer, Melody Akinjiyan, stated that the Danjibga’s body who was found dead in a soak away pit in his house on Wednesday, September, Read More

Insecurity: Groups commend OPSH over peace restoration in Plateau, Kaduna

September 23, 2023 Paul Okah 0

Some peace advocacy groups, including Conference of Plateau Peace Builders Network (CPPBN), Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative (GOPRI) and Conference of Southern Kaduna Peace Ambassadors (CSKPA), have commended the military special task force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) for the breakthrough in peace-building efforts in Plateau and Kaduna states. They expressed happiness that at last peace and harmony which had eluded Read More

Former defence spokesman, Onyeuko buried in Abuja

September 22, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Friday, buried the former Director of Defence Media Operations, Late retired Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, who died on Aug. 26, few weeks after his retirement from active service. Onyeuko, a member of the 38 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), was until his retirement the Director of Procurement at the Defence Headquarters. Speaking at the Read More

Police investigate university student’s death in Abuja

September 21, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has commenced investigation into  The circumstances surrounding the death of 26-year-old undergraduate, Blessing Karami Moses, in Abuja. The deceased had gone missing on September 11, but her remains was discovered on September 20, in Karmo, a susburb of Abuja. Confirming the development in a press statement, on Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Read More

Army ready to resolve security challenges soon – COAS 

September 20, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Taoheed Lagbaja, Wednesday, assured that the Nigerian Army will ensure the security challenges in the country are resolved favourably within the shortest possible time. Lt General Lagbaja gave this assurance while speaking at the Nigerian Army Civil – Military Cooperation Media Chat for 3rd quarter 2023 with the theme: “Leveraging Media to Enhance Read More

Imo security killing: IGP orders clampdown on non-state actors

September 20, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayoda Egbetokun, has order the clampdown of non-state actors in Imo state following Tuesday gruesome killing of operatives from different security agencies in the state. The IGP, in a press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday in Abuja, said: “Nigeria Police Force (NPF) deeply mourns the Read More

PSC receives OHCSF, World Bank public servants’ assessment team, assures on implementation

September 20, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC), on Wednesday, received a team from the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) and the World Bank for extended briefing and evaluation of government’s new policy on assessment of public servants. PSC Head, Press, and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, made this known in a press statement on Wednesday in Abuja. He Read More

NAF airstrikes kill 8 terrorists, destroy gun truck in Borno

September 20, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

In furtherance of sustained onslaught against remnant of terrorists in the Northeast, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft under Operation Hakin Kai, while on armed reconnaissance mission took out a gun truck with about 8 terrorists at Baranga village in Marte Local Government Area of Borno state. This was contained in a statement by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet on Read More

Imo: We will fish out killers of security operatives – Uzodimma

September 20, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state has assured the public that those behind  Tuesday’s killing of security operatives at Ehime Mbano local government area of the state will be fished out and made to face the law. In a press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the governor, Oguwuike Nwachukwu, and made available to newsmen, he said Read More

Opposition to rising military coups in Africa thickens at UN Assembly

         Opposition to the rising spate of military coups across Africa Tuesday gained traction ahead of the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) with the duo of United States President Joe Biden and his Nigerian counterpart, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, vowing to back the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) to ensure political stability Read More

Nigeria Police warn against name dropping, impersonation of officers

September 18, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has warned against name-dropping and impersonation of police officers, especially by individuals operating as middlemen, or acting as negotiators on behalf of people involved in criminal activities who are in Police custody. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a press statement, on Monday in Abuja. The statement read in Read More

NAF airstrikes destroy 7 illegal refining sites in Cawthorne channel, Bille, Rivers state

September 17, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air force (NAF) Sunday said Air Component of Operation Delta Safe carried out airstrikes against oil thieves and operators of illegal oil refining sites in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers state. A statement by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet disclosed that the air strikes which was conducted on Cawthorne Channel and Bille, both located in Degema Read More

Police ready for Bayelsa, Kogi, Imo governorship polls, IGP assures

September 15, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has assured of the commitment of the Nigeria Police to provide adequate security before, during, and after the November 11, 2023 governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi, Imo states. The police boss gave the assurance during the monthly meeting with senior police officers and strategic police managers, Commissioners of Police (CPs) and above, Read More

DSS takes over Garki market fracas victims treatment

September 14, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has taken over payment of medical bills for victims of the September 7, 2023 fracas at a market on the FCT involving its personnel. This is as the Service has assured that it won’t interfere in police investigation, stating: “The public may wish to note that the Service has not interfered with the investigation Read More

Counterterrorism centre’s alarm: Proceeds of kidnapping used to finance terrorism – Official 

September 14, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Coordinator National Counter-Terrorism Centre in the Office of the National Security Adviser (NCTC-ONSA), Rear Admiral Yaminu Musa (rtd), has said proceeds of kidnapping were being used to partly finance terrorism. Musa said this Wednesday in Abuja during the “Anti-Kidnap Multi-Agency Fusion Cell Media and Communication workshop” organised by ONSA in collaboration with the British High Commission. He said: “Kidnapping for ransom Read More

Plateau: Group laments renewed attacks, killings in Mangu, wants security agencies intervention 

September 13, 2023 Paul Okah  0

  A coalition of peace-building and humanitarian organizations operating in Plateau State and other parts of Nigeria, under the aegis of Conferences of Plateau State Peace Builders Network and Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative (GOPRI), has bemoaned a recent attack in a community in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, where no fewer than ten lives were lost. Read More