Security

How el-Rufai reacted to murder of ECWA pastor in Zangon Kataf LGA

Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai of Kaduna state has appealed for calm over the killing of a pastor in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA). This is contained in a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna. According to the statement; “Security agencies have reported[Read More…]

2 pregnant women, 11 others killed in fresh Southern Kaduna attack

No fewer than 13 persons have been reportedly killed after terrorists suspected to be Fulani herdsmen raided Apyizhim, a Christian community near Kibori in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state on Sunday night. The attackers in their numbers invaded the agrarian community at about 8 pm local time[Read More…]

IPOB’s Sit-At-Home: Any market closed will be sealed — Abia govt

Abia state government has warned traders in the state not to obey the Monday sit-at-home directive by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). According to a statement made available to newsmen, the state Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, said; “Any market that is closed or transport union[Read More…]

JAILBREAK: Gunmen free inmates in Kogi prison, kill two soldiers

Over a hundred inmates of the Kabba Correctional Centre in Kogi State escaped in the early hours of Monday after an attack by gunmen.  NewsWireNGR gathered from sources that the assailants attacked the prison centre which is on the Kabba – Lokoja highway, on Sunday night through Monday morning. The[Read More…]

75 abducted Zamfara pupils freed after 13 days in captivity

The 75 abducted pupils of Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State who were abducted on September 1, 2021, have regained their freedom. Their release was announced by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) via its verified Facebook page overnight. On September 1, the police[Read More…]

DHQ says gory images, videos of mass burials in Zamfara are fake 

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has dismissed trending pictures and videos in circulation showing dumping of dead bodies into mass graves, purported to be bodies of people killed in military operations.  The Director, Defence Information, Benjamin Sawyerr, dismissed the pictures and videos in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.  Mr Sawyer[Read More…]

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Bandits, insurgents, others will obey if Nigerians elect female president — Lawyer

Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, Mr Chuks Akamadu, an Abuja-based legal practitioner has said that the country is ripe for a female president, considering women’s roles in the society. Akamadu, who said this on Sunday in Abuja, while marking the 40th birthday anniversary of his wife noted that the[Read More…]

Police dismiss trigger-happy officer who killed 18-yr-old girl in Lagos

The Lagos state police command has identified, dismissed and arrested a trigger-happy officer who fired the shot that killed an 18-year-old girl in Lagos state. Monsurat Ojuade, the victim was said to have been hit by a stray bullet fired by the erring officer during a raid to arrest a[Read More…]

Police arrest one over bandits’ threat letter to Sokoto communities

The Sokoto police command has arrested one suspect over a threat letter purportedly written by bandits and addressed to five Sokoto communities. The letter which was written in Hausa language was found under a tree in one of the communities. The bandits listed five communities, Shuni, Kwanar Kimba, Rikina, and[Read More…]

Ex-convict nabbed in Ogun for disguising as soldier

Police in Ogun State said on Sunday that they have arrested an ex-convict, Segun Ogundeji, who impersonated as a soldier at Sango-Ota Police Divisional Headquarters in Ogun. Police spokesman in Ogun, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made the declaration in a statement issued in Ota. Oyeyemi stated that Ogundeji was arrested when[Read More…]