Troops apprehend gun runners, kill bandits in Sokoto, Zamfara
The Defence Headquarters says that troops of troops of Operation Accord have apprehended two suspected gun runners and eliminated two bandits in Sokoto and Zamfara. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Enenche said that the success was recorded on Sunday, following credible intelligence on…
Adamawa Government imposes 24-hour curfew
Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has imposed a 24-hour curfew throughout the state, citing a breakdown of law and order in Yola, the capital. Fintiri declared the curfew in a special broadcast on Sunday, warning that the government will not fold its hands and allow some few elements to destabilise the relative peace enjoyed in…
My constituency under-policed, Plateau lawmaker claims
Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology, Mrs. Beni Lar, claims there are only 32 policemen in her constituency comprising Langtang North and Langtang South councils of Plateau State.
Address poverty, insecurity now, PDP tells Buhari
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reposition his government and address the economic and security challenges facing the country. The former ruling party expressed sadness that Nigerians are celebrating the country’s 60th independence anniversary without much to show for it. In a statement, yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola…
Kidnapping, banditry: Ganduje briefs Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, met with Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State over security issues in the state. Ganduje, who spoke with State House correspondents afterward, said he came to brief the vice president on efforts being made to address the challenges. He said that military was putting…
Insecurity: Enough of this talk
Far more than at any time since the end of Nigeria’s protracted civil war in 1970, the country now faces profound, existential and multifaceted security challenges
Locals not helping in war against banditry, says Masari
Kastina State Governor Aminu Masari has identified lack of cooperation from communities affected by banditry as a major setback in the war against insecurity challenge in the state.
North-west insecurity: Banditry or Jihadists’ occupation?
Nigeria’s North West has been plagued by years of imperilment ranging from cattle rustling, clashes between herders and farmers, attacks by heavily-armed robbers