Security

Six Airforce personnel jailed over Alex Badeh’s killing

A general court martial in Abuja has jailed six personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) who were attached to Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff (CDS). The late Badeh served as Nigeria’s chief of defence staff between January 2014 and July 2015. Badeh died from the gunshot wounds[Read More…]

Governor Tambuwal begs for more military intervention to end bandit attacks in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has called for more military intervention to check the activities of bandits in the state. The Governor made the call on Friday when he briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the security situation in the state and the banditry attack in the Birnin Gwari Council[Read More…]

COVID-19: Anambra, Delta To Check Movement On Niger Bridge

The Anambra and Delta Governments are currently holding talks to check the influx of people, seeking to cross the Niger Bridge in defiance of the presidential order restricting inter-state movements. Mr C-Don Adinuba, Anambra Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency[Read More…]

Eid-el-Fitr: NSCDC Deploys 500 Officers In Yobe

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Yobe, says it has deployed 500 officers across the state to provide security and to monitor compliance with Coronavirus (COVID-19), health guidelines during the Sallah celebration. Mr Ayinla Olowo, State Commandant, NSCDC, disclosed this on Sunday in a telephone interview with[Read More…]

Court grants bail to Chinese Nationals accused of bribing EFCC Officials

A High Court in Sokoto State has granted bail to two Chinese citizens accused of bribing an official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Muhammad Saidu Sifawa who is also the Chief Judge of Sokoto State granted the accused person bail on Thursday. He said the respondents[Read More…]

IGP rescinds order on movement of essential workers amid Lockdown

The Inspector-General of Police has rescinded an order restricting the movement of essential workers amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The Police wrote on twitter, “All essential workers including Medical Personnel,Firefighters, Ambulance Services,Journalists,etc are exempted from the restriction of movement associated with both the partial lockdown and the national curfew across the[Read More…]

Buhari authorise commencement of a major military operation to sweep Katsina bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the commencement of a major military operation to sweep bandits and kidnappers out of Katsina State. A major proactive operation by Special Forces, which details are being kept secret, is now in progress to replace the reactive strikes against insurgent camps. To give a full[Read More…]

Nigerian Military to reintegrate a total of 603 repentant Boko Haram fighters back to their communities

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, has said that 603 former Boko Haram fighters will be reintegrated to their communities by June 2020, after undergoing Operation Safe Corridor’s de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration. The DHQ’s Defence Media Operations stated this at a press conference on Friday. It noted that through the same Safe[Read More…]

Kajuru Killings: President Buhari Condemn Revenge Attacks

President Buhari has condemned the wave of attacks and counterattacks on people among the Fulani and Addara communities in Kajuru LGA of Kaduna State. 15 people were killed at Gonan Rogo village in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Chairman of Kajuru Local Government, Cafra Caino told journalists[Read More…]

House of Reps orders the prosecution of security officials involved in extrajudicial killings during Lockdown

The House of Representatives has condemned the spate of extrajudicial killings and human rights abuses especially by security operatives in the enforcement of the lockdown ordered by the President Muhammadu Buhari and governors. NewsWireNGR recalls that the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, had in its reports stated that the initial[Read More…]