Boko Haram hits Maiduguri  after Buhari’s visit

Residents of Jiddari Polo in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, were currently running for cover following an attack launched by Boko Haram fighters. The attack happened hours after President Muhammadu Buhari paid a condolence visit to the people of the state over the killing of 30 persons on Sunday. A resident told TheCable that the insurgents have been shooting sporadically for over 30 minutes. “We are under serious attack right now. Boko Haram stormed the town hours after the president left,” he said. Buhari had headed to Borno from Ethiopia where…

Gov. Zulum, the Military, and Boko Haram By Timawus Mathias

Someone constitutionally empowered must come between Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State and the Military. Both of them need to wage war together against the Boko Haram insurgents at the nation’s jugular these past 10 years and from all that we can see, there is no agreement over methods and evidence of commitment. This has taken the Buhari Administration leaps backwards from giant strides made in the counter insurgency effort. Victory that seemed in sight is now looking like a mirage I  understand Governor Zulum very well and I think…

Gov Sani-Bello visits victims of banditry attacks at IBB specialised hospital  ….sympathises with Gurmana residents

Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has sympathized with the victims of banditry attacks in Gurmana and adjoining Communities in Shiroro local government. Governor Sani Bello who was at the IBB Specialized Hospital Minna on  Sunday to personally see those receiving medication, prayed for their quick recovery. He also commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the incident. While interacting with Journalists, the Governor explained that both State and Federal governments were working around the clock to bring an end to the carnage being perpetrated by the…

UPDATE ON POLICE OPERATIONS AT ANSARU TERROR CAMP : 2 wanted terror commanders killed, 3 terrorists arrested, cache of arms ,ammunition recovered

In the aftermath of the Police counter-terrorism operations which successfully neutralized the operational bases of the Ansaru Terrorists’ Group and bandits, one Haruna Basullube ‘m’ – one of the most wanted kidnappers/cattle rustlers in the country and one Bashir Leta ‘m’ – another notorious bandits’ commander were killed; while one Mallam Abba ‘m’ – Commander of Boko Haram camp in Kuduru Forest and one Mofa ‘m’ – a notorious kidnapper were critically injured. Meanwhile, as mop-up operations continue, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu has deployed crack detectives and…

INSECURITY : ​Police Tactical Forces Neutralize over 250 terrorists,bandits

Special Operatives of Operation Puff Adder of the Nigeria Police backed by the Special Forces of the Police Airwing, in a daring offensive operation, stormed one of the largest operational camps of the Ansaru Terror Group (also housing other bandits and kidnappers) located in Kuduru Forest, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State and successfully neutralized over 250 high-profile members of the Ansaru Terror Group. The operation which commenced in the early hours of today, 5th February, 2020, was carried out by a combined team of operatives of Operation Puff Adder made up…

MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF OYO STATE: The fear of Amotekun is the beginning of wisdom

We have observed patiently, the varied reactions to the formation of South West Nigeria security Network, condemned ‘Amotekun’ (Leopard). ORIGIN OF AMOTEKUN In Yoruba mythology, history has it that, due to reports of various crimes of kidnapping, banditry and terrorism from foreigners against his people. When news reached Oyo, a skillful hunter, Aro, with his Leopard (Amotekun) along with his private armies left Oyo in the 18th century and settled down at Igbo-Aje to flush out the foreign intruder terrorists French and British, kidnapping Yoruba for slavery, using Benin Republic…

Declare State of Emergency on Insecurity, NSCIA urges FG

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar,has tasked Federal Government of Nigeria to urgently find lasting solution to incessant killing, banditry and kidnapping in Nigeria, NSCIA while expressing its great concern over the state of  insecurity in Nigeria,called for state of emergency to tame the menace. NSCIA made its position known while addressing newsmen on the State of the Nation on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the National Headquarters, National Mosque Complex, Abuja…

Senate President inaugurates Committee on Nigerian security challenges

President  of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday inaugurated an adhoc committee of the Senate to look into the current security architecture of the country and recommend ways to improve on the present security situation. The senate had last week after exhaustive deliberations on the security  situation in the country resolved  to set up the adhoc  committee on “Nigerian security challenges: urgent need to restructure, review and reorganize the current security architecture” Inaugurating the 18-member committee, Lawan charged the members to be rigorous in their assignment “in order to deepen…

Amotekun is shaping up well—Gov Makinde …says leaders in position need more prayers from religious leaders

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde said on Thursday that the South-West security initiative, Operation Amotekun was shaping up well. The Governor made the declaration while attending the 80th Annual General Conference of Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, held at Ashi, Orita Bashorun, Ibadan. He equally reiterated the determination of his administration to ensure a peaceful, safe and secure Oyo State. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, also quoted the Governor as calling for more prayers for leaders in positions of authority by…

Declare National Security Emergency, Senate tells Buhari …Constitutes Ad-Hoc Committee to engage NSA, Security Chiefs

The Nigeria Senate has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency declare a National Security Emergency to address the escalating challenges of insecurity faced by the country. The call was made moments before the upper chamber adjourned plenary on Wednesday, and after an exhaustive debate on a motion on the urgent need to restructure, review and reorganize Nigeria’s current security architecture. This was even as the upper chamber constituted an Ad-Hoc committee to immediately engage the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Babagana Monguno, and heads of Security Agencies…