Nigerian Army Redeploys Adeosun, Biu, Yusuf Others

The Nigerian Army has approved the postings and appointments of its officers. The posting which according to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai is a routine exercise carried out to reinvigorate the system for greater professional efficiency. The highlight includes the appointment of the newly promoted Lt Gen LO Adeosun, the erstwhile […]

Aso Rock Chief Imam Says Kidnapping, Banditry Test From God

Sheik Abdulwaheed Sulaiman, chief imam of the state house mosque, says cases of insecurity in Nigeria are a test from God. Sulaiman, speaking on the rise in cases of banditry, kidnappings, and insurgency in the country, said Nigerians should repent and pray to avert the current security problem. He said this during the daily Tafsir […]

NYSC Breaks Silence, Speaks On Kidnap Of Corps Member

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has confirmed abduction of Abraham Amuta, a corps member, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents along Chibok road in Borno state. Amuta was abducted alongside a pastor of the Living Faith Church Worldwide better known as Winners Chapel simply identified as Oyeleke. Muhammed Sada, an NYSC information officer in Borno, […]

How ‘We Killed Many Insurgents’ — Army Reveals on Borno attack

The Nigerian army says many insurgents were killed in Friday’s attack at Magumeri town in Borno state. The Islamic State (IS) had claimed responsibility for the attack, saying its fighters killed 10 soldiers and burnt a military base. But in a statement on Sunday, Ezindu Idima, deputy director, army public relations, sector 3 Operation Lafiya […]

Bandits Attack Former Gov. Bafarawa’s House, Kill Guard, Abduct Nephew

Some suspected bandits have attacked the residence of a former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa in his country home at Bafarawa and killed his security guard, Abdullahi Jijji. The attack came barely 24 hours after the ex-Governor launched a foundation in Abuja named after him which he said would help in proffering solutions […]

Some Individuals Plotting To Disrupt May 29 Inauguration – Army Reveals

The Nigerian army has raised the alarm over the “plot by some individuals to disrupt the May 29 inauguration. In a statement on Saturday, Sagir Musa, army spokesman, said the unnamed persons are hobnobbing with foreigners to scuttle the country’s democratic process. He said these individuals are also “determined to cause mischief and exacerbate the […]

Insecurity: Falana Wants Buhari Barred From Foreign Trips

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, wants public officials barred from foreign trips until the insecurity in the country is resolved. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently on a 10-day private visit to the UK. While presenting a paper on press freedom in Nigeria and the rule of law, Falana said the president and all governors ought […]

Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Buhari’s In-Law

Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped Musa Umar, the district head of Daura in Katsina State. Umar, a former Customs officer, is married to the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari’s sister. He is also reported to be the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Mohammed Abubakar, Buhari’s aide de camp (ADC). NAN reports that police officers […]

Northern CAN To Buhari: We Can’t Celebrate Zainab Aliyu’s Release And Forget Leah Sharibu

The northern states chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to double up efforts in securing the freedom of Leah Sharibu, following the release of Zainab Aliyu from Saudi Arabia detention. Aliyu, a student of the Maitama Sule university in Kano, was released on Tuesday, after being arrested and […]

My Govt Won’t Relent Until Security Crises End – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that his administration would not relent until the Boko Haram terrorism and the security crises in parts of the country were eradicated. The President said that the Federal Government was working on “stabilisation, reconstruction and resettlement phase of the overall efforts in the North-East,” urging for the support and […]

After Easter Killings, Govt Imposes Curfew In Gombe

The government of Gombe state has imposed curfew on the state capital following a breakdown of law and order in the metropolis in the aftermath of the Easter killings. Nine members of the Boys Brigade and Girls Brigade were rammed to death during procession on Easter day by an official of the Nigeria Security and […]

Stop Glorifying Bandits, Kidnappers – Buratai Warns

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has cautioned the public against “glorifying bandits and kidnappers”. Buratai spoke on Wednesday at the opening of the 2019 first quarter chief of army staff conference at the Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna state. He said it is unpatriotic for the media and Nigerians to glorify criminals, giving […]