Tag: Security

Thirty students abducted from the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri regain freedom four months after

Thirty students abducted from the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State have regained freedom. This comes four months after bandits stormed the school and kidnapped an unspecified number of students and four teachers. The attack occurred in June. Mr Yahaya Sarki, who is the Special Adviser on Media[Read More…]

IPOB’s sit-at-home mostly supported by people older than 50 — Survey

People older than 50 years showed the largest support for the sit-at-home order in South-East by a proscribed group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The directive by the group was in protest of the incarceration of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Service[Read More…]

Katsina Governor Masari gives residents a matching order to “acquire weapons and defend themselves”

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has called on the people in the areas prone to the activities of bandits to acquire weapons and defend themselves against the bandits. This was contained in statement issued by the Governor’s Director General (Media) Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, to newsmen Tuesday. In the[Read More…]

NASS urged to speed up Nigerian Hunters Bill 2020

The Nigerian Hunters Council, on Tuesday in Abuja urged the National Assembly to ensure early passage of the Nigerian Hunters Bill 2020. The Commander General of the council, Mr Joshua Osatimehin, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. According to Osatimehin, passing the bill into[Read More…]

Buhari hail security agencies for Nnamdi Kanu’s arrests and Sunday Igboho’s raid – vows not to condone any attempt to undermine Nigeria’s unity

The Presidency on Tuesday praised the nation’s security agencies for their collaboration in the operations that led to the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and the raid on the home of Yoruba secessionist agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho.  A statement issued[Read More…]

Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, denies media report that he was invited by the State Security Service

Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has denied media report that he was invited by the State Security Service (SSS) on Friday The Kaduna-based cleric said he was neither arrested nor invited for interrogation by the secret security agency. “I am having non stop calls from all over the globe asking whether[Read More…]

Just In: Buhari says he has ordered police, military to be ‘ruthless’ against bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to increase the pressure in the fight against notorious bandits terrorising the northern region. In a rare interview with Arise TV on Thursday morning monitored by NewsWireNGR, the President said he has given the military and the police the order to be ruthless against the[Read More…]

Kidnappers Release two Abuja Residents after payment of ransom

The two residents of Byazhin area in Kubwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), kidnapped by gunmen have regained their freedom after allegedly paying N2 million. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had, on Wednesday, reported that the two men; Mr Ayodele Somorin and Mr Oladimeji Josiah, a[Read More…]

Insecurity: Presidency holds another security meeting

In less than a week after the previous one, President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over another Security Meeting at the statehouse in Abuja. The meeting which is holding at the First Lady’s Conference Room was earlier held last Friday and adjourned till today. Those in attendance include the Vice President,[Read More…]

We will no longer tolerate those with “main objective to cause a disintegration” – DSS warns

The Department of State Services (DSS) has alleged that religious and political leaders who have either called for forceful change of government or mass action are collaborating with external forces seeking to plunge Nigeria into crisis. The Service, through its spokesman, Peter Afunanya, accused some clerics and prominent leaders of[Read More…]