Tag: arms

Cheta Nwanze: Reversing the flourishing economy of kidnapping and banditry

At the end of May 2020, SBM Intelligence published a report which said that nearly $20m was spent by Nigerians in ransom payments to kidnappers between 2011 and 2020. What was very important in that report is that the bulk of that money was paid in the latter period, indicating[Read More…]

Federal Government to establish Centre For Control Of Small Arms

President Buhari has approved the establishment of a National Centre for the control of small arms and light weapons. National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno, revealed this to State House Correspondents while briefing them at the end of Thursday’s meeting of the Council of State, chaired by President[Read More…]

Kaduna Government Orders Probe of Rifles Found in Wrecked Car

  The Kaduna State Government has ordered an investigation into the e discovery of five locally made AK 47 rifles and a magazine in a car that was involved in an accident last week. Samuel Aruwan, Spokesperson to Governor El-Rufai disclosed this in a statement. The fatal accident, involving two[Read More…]

Brace -Up Nigerians, The FRSC Officials Are To Start Bearing Arms

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) says it is taking steps to arm its roadside personnel for their safety. The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, made this known after detailing an increased rate of personnel casualties at the commission. This was one of the[Read More…]

Nigerian Military Officers Selling Arms To Boko Haram – Associated Press Report Reveals

by Michelle Faul MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military says some officers are selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram, indicating the corruption bedeviling the country’s fight against the Islamic extremists continues despite government efforts to halt graft. The admission comes three weeks after the Nigerian army said a military[Read More…]

Gunmen Armed To The Teeth Kidnap Lagos State Traditional Ruler

Some armed gunmen at the weekend stormed the Iba Community at the Iba Local Council Development Area of Lagos State and kidnapped the traditional ruler, Goriola Oseni. According to an eyewitness account, the gunmen, numbering about 16, had stormed the community in two boats and announced their presence by shooting[Read More…]

“I Can Defend Myself If Attacked” – AFP Spotlights Benue Community Taking Up Arms Against Fulani Herdsmen

Okokolo (Nigeria) (AFP) – Blessing Joseph lies on a sofa, her eyes fixed on the butt of a rifle that she says she won’t hesitate to use if Fulani herdsmen come back to her remote village in central Nigeria. The 19-year-old student isn’t the only one. Teenagers and even young[Read More…]

Troops Discover Large Cache of Arms and Ammunitions At Gursum

Following a tip off troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and some Civilian JTF today went on a clearance patrol to Borgozo-Alargano general area in which they discovered large cache of arms and ammunitions concealed by Boko Haram terrorists. The patrol team also cleared remnants of Boko Haram terrorists that were[Read More…]

“Boko Haram Terrorists Run Out Of Arms, Ammunitions” — DHQ Say Terrorists Now Using Bow And Arrows

by Musa Abdullahi Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade confirmed to newsmen in Abuja that ground troops with support from air strikes have stormed the forest, smoking the terrorists out of their hideouts. Olukolade said “the Boko Haram terrorists have run out of arms and ammunitions as the military[Read More…]

I-G Orders AIGs, CPs To Secure Police Arms, Ammunition Nationwide

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, has again ordered commanding officers nationwide to take measures to secure arms and ammunition at police commands, formations and units nationwide. Abba, in a statement issued by the force spokesman, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, on Thursday ordered Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners[Read More…]