News - Security

Chief of Army Staff says Boko Haram will be defeated by April

4 years ago /

The newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh declared the end of the Boko Haram insurgents in the Defence Headquarters on Monday.

Nigerian Military announces readiness to defeat Boko Haram

4 years ago /

The Nigerian army has procured unmanned aerial vehicles to enhance its operations to check insurgency in north east Nigeria.

Ali Modu Sheriff visits Maiduguri amidst rumors of being a security threat

4 years ago /

Former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff last week returned to a rousing welcome to the state capital, Maiduguri.

Ihejerika responds to threats by Northern elders to sue service chiefs

4 years ago /

Former chief of army staff, Azubuike Ihejirika has described the threat of Nigeria’s northern elders to drag former service chiefs to the International Criminal Court as ill-conceived.

Maiduguri bomb blast update

4 years ago /

Calm is gradually returning to Maiduguri metropolis, north-east Nigeria, where bomb explosions killed many people in a major market on Tuesday.

Inspector General of Police reacts to the shooting of Senator Magnus Abe in Rivers state

4 years ago /

Nigeria’s Inspector-General of police, Mohammed Abubakar has ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident of last Sunday in Rivers state where the police was alleged to have shot Senator Magnus Abe.

Details of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday led prominent Nigerians including Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate president, David Mark, Speaker of the House of representatives, Aminu Tambuwal and service chiefs in laying wreath to commemorate this year’s armed forces remembrance day.  

South Sudan Crisis: Rebels strengthen stronghold

4 years ago /

South Sudan's rebels are strengthening their defences in the key city of Bentiu in anticipation of a government offensive to recapture it as peace talks have stalled.

C.A.R Crisis: African leaders to ask Leader to step down

4 years ago /

Central African Republic (CAR) interim leader Michel Djotodia is expected to face pressure to step down as a regional summit begins on Thursday to address the growing genocide in the country.

Police officers declare readiness to lay down their lives to protect Nigeria

4 years ago /

The Nigerian Police has raised concern over rising violent crimes in the country which is attributing to the proliferation of small arms.

APO 8: NHRC VISITS SCENE OF THE KILLINGS

4 years ago /

On the 20th of September 2013, a joint security raid following a tip-off that squatters in an uncompleted building in Apo were Boko Haram members led to the fatal shooting of 8 persons.

Gunmen invade Governor Kwakwanso's house

4 years ago /

The Governor of Kano state was, yesterday, rattled when news of an attack on his country home reached his ears.

Ethiopia resumes talks with south Sudan to end fighting

4 years ago /

South Sudan's government and rebel negotiators began talks on Tuesday to end three weeks of fighting.

Nigerians urge Jonathan to redeem promise to end terrorism

4 years ago /

The President’s promise to end the Boko Haram menace very soon will not be the first of such promises. It may, in fact be the third

"There was no bomb blast in Okehi" - Rivers state government

4 years ago /

Pandemonium erupted in Rivers state yesterday when reports of two explosions filled the airwaves. 

Security in Plateau state

4 years ago /

Plateau state has had its own fair share of civil unrest which in recent years kept its people in fear of the unknown. However, various measures put in place at all levels has seen the gradual return of peace to the state.

South Sudan forces advance on rebel-held town before peace talks

4 years ago /

South Sudan's army (SPLA) advanced towards the rebel-controlled town of Bor on Thursday, its spokesman said, as both sides gathered in Ethiopia for peace talks to end three weeks of violence that has pushed the country towards civil war.

Two Americans to be sentenced for at least a decade for terrorism

4 years ago /

The Pennsylvania woman who called herself Jihad Jane and a teenage accomplice from Maryland provided "very significant" assistance to U.S. authorities in several terrorism investigations but still remains a threat to the public, prosecutors say in new court filings.

Clash between Muslims and Christians in C.A.R leaves a 12 year-old, 2 others dead

4 years ago /

Clashes between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic's capital killed at least three on Wednesday as angry residents threw grenades and torched homes, witnesses said.

Bombing kills at least a dozen

4 years ago /

Islamist militants in Somalia have accepted responsibility for the Wednesday bombing that killed no less than 11 people.