Security

Osinbajo meets northern traditional rulers over farmers, herdsmen clashes

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has held meetings with traditional rulers from the northern part of the country with a view to finding lasting solutions to the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the country. A statement issued by the spokesman to the vice president, Mr. Laolu Akande on Tuesday ...

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Army denies attacks on IDP camp in Borno

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday dismissed as ‘misleading’, reports of a suicide bomb attack at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Pulka community of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno. The military also described as ‘fictitious’, the purported killing of six soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush ...

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We are not aware of kidnap of ex-Ekiti senator-police

The Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has feigned ignorance of the kidnap of a former member of the Senate, Senator Ayodele Arise by gun men on Monday. Reacting to the news of the kidnap of Arise who represented Ekiti North District in the 7th Assembly, the ...

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Wike accuses FG of plot to use SARS to rig 2019 poll

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has accused the Federal Government of plot to rig the 2019 general election using operatives of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). In a statement issued by his media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu,on Tuesday, Wike made the assertion during his visit to the Board of Editors ...

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IGP orders restructuring of SARS

Following calls on social media for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad on account of its nefarious activities, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered immediate re-organisation of the unit. The police boss in a statement by the force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood on Monday in Abuja also ordered the investigation ...

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Ondo militants hail Buhari, Akeredolu over amnesty

A militant group in Ondo State, the United Sea Wolf Avenger has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for incorporating militants in the state into the Federal Government Amnesty programme. The group, in a statement by its leaders, General Deji Ehinmowo and General Secretary, Akinfemi Raymond, appealed to the Federal Government not ...

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NAF trains 414 officers as special force members

The Nigerian Air Force on Thursday graduated 414 special forces of its personnel out which 396 were airmen, airwomen and 18 were Officers. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar made the disclosure during the Combined graduation of Basic Regiment Officers, airmen and Gunnery II Course and special ...

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Naval chief decorates 16 new Rear Admirals, urges re-dedication to duty

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok Ete-Ibas, on Monday decorated 16 newly-promoted rear admirals urging them to rededicate themselves to the service of the nation. Ibas made the call in Abuja while decorating the newly-promoted senior officers at the Naval Headquarters. The CNS said there was no ...

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Police deploy 221 personnel to Anambra governor after Buhari’s directive

The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday said that 221 police officers were attached to Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra for his personal and office protection. Obiano had alleged the withdrawal of his Aide- De- Camp (ADC). A statement by the Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said that the personnel comprised ...

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Ambode meets security chiefs, reconstitutes task force on Apapa road gridlock

Lagos State Government has reconstituted the Joint Security Task Force it had initially established to tackle traffic gridlock and other security threats within Apapa axis of the state. A statement issued by the state government on Wednesday stated that the move was brought about by the blockade of major roads ...

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