Security

Update: Here are the names of 33 recently killed by bandits in Kaduna

Bloodthirsty bandits on Sunday unleashed mayhem in Madamai and Abun communities in Kaura LGA of Kaduna State and killed 34 persons.  The bandits who stormed the community shot sporadically and also burned about 20 houses.  Two days after the unfortunate incident, the names of the deceased have been released. They[Read More…]

Customs in Oyo intercepts live cartridges concealed in cassava flour

The Special Assignment Team of Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted three Mazda saloon cars loaded with live cartridges concealed in sacks of cassava flour. The Acting Comptroller in Charge of the Unit, DC Hussein Ejibunu, made this known on Monday in a statement signed by[Read More…]

Navy urges FG to build walls across borders to prevent arms proliferation

The Nigerian Navy has urged the Federal Government to build a wall across the country’s borders to stop proliferation of arms and ammunition. Commodore Jemima Malafa, who represented the Nigerian Navy, said this during an interactive session on four bills pending before the House of Representatives Committee on National Security[Read More…]

Deploy drones to end banditry in Southern Kaduna, Lawmaker advises el-Rufai

Yusuf Mugu, a lawmaker in the Kaduna State House of Assembly, has urged the state led by Nasir el-Rufai to deploy drones to end bandit attacks in Southern Kaduna. Mugu (PDP-Kaura) told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that this had become necessary following attack the attack of[Read More…]

32 killed as bandits attack two Kaduna communities

32 residents of Madamai and Abun communities in Kaura LGA of Kaduna state have been murdered after bandits unleashed mayhem in the communities on Sunday.  Eight other people sustained injuries during the attack while about 20 houses were said to have been burnt by the bandits. The attack was confirmed[Read More…]

Where and how banditry started in Zamfara

“Farming is Our Pride”, that is the slogan of Zamfara state, one of Nigeria’s food baskets, even though Benue state already claimed the “Food Basket of the Nation” slogan. Created on October 1, 1996, and located at latitude 12.0229 and longitude 6.04660, this Northern state, well known for its gold has recorded[Read More…]

10 more Bethel Baptist students released in Kaduna

Ten more students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state have been released by bandits. This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, Rev. John Hayab. According to Hayab, “Ten more students of Baptist High[Read More…]

Borno: ISWAP fighters kill soldiers on their way to see their families

Fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) has killed no lesser than four soldiers and injured many others at Ala village between Marte-Dikwa town in Borno state. According to reports, the IED was planted on the road unknown to the soldiers who were traveling from Dikwa to[Read More…]

Federal Government issues security alert ahead of 61st Independence Anniversary

The Federal Government has alerted the general public to be security conscious as the country prepares for the 61st Independence anniversary. The alert was contained in a statement released by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, today September 24. The Minister however urged residents of the Federal Capital[Read More…]

3 suspected kidnappers of Bethel students arrested

Three suspected kidnappers of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state have been nabbed by the police. The suspects, who dressed in military camouflage, were paraded by the Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, at the headquarters of defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS),[Read More…]