23 Nigerian soldiers missing after Boko Haram ambush No fewer than 23 Nigerian soldiers are yet to be accounted for after Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a military convoy at Boboshe village in Bama local government area of Borno. Five officers, 18 soldiers and 8 trucks were missing after the attack which occurred early on Saturday. The News Agency of...... read more
Northern, southern youths give FG 14 days to tackle insecurity   Over 200 ethnic groups, including the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), Yoruba Youth Council (YYC), Ethnic Nationalities of Niger Delta (ENND), have given President Muhammadu Buhari a two-week ultimatum to resolve the nation’s security challenges. They regretted that bands of killers, including herdsmen, now move freely...... read more
Two ISIS Commanders arrested in Abuja The Department of State Services, DSS, on Thursday said it has arrested two Islamic State, ISIS, in West Africa commanders in Kukuntu village, Gwgwalada, Abuja. The suspects are: Bashiru Adams and Rufai Sajo. A statement issued by an operative of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo, on Thursday in Abuja, said the...... read more
10 killed as Armed Bandits sack 4 villages, Days after the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai opened a military operation base in Birnin-Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, armed bandits have overrun four villages within the area killing over 10 persons. The attack took place in Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabon gida, and another village near...... read more
Boundary dispute: 10 killed in Abia community Unknown armed bandits suspected to be from Utuma in Biase local government area of Cross River State on Friday, allegedly invaded Isu communities in Arochukwu local government area of Abia State, killing ten people. Several houses were also burnt down during the attack. Isu community in Arochukwu LGA of Abia State...... read more
Gunmen kill 16, raze homes in three Kogi communities   16 persons have been killed in violent attacks on three communities in Kogi State, north-central Nigeria.The violence started in Kpanche community in Bassa local government area in the early hours of Sunday but spread to two other communities. Ten persons were killed in Kpanche, and no fewer than six others...... read more
Boko Haram: Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama-Banki int’l highway After years of closure due to Boko Haram activities, the Nigerian Army on Saturday formally reopened the Maiduguri-Bama-Banki International Highway for commercial and public traffic. Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, announced this at the inauguration of the highway in Maiduguri. Nicholas said that the road was certified...... read more
Benue killings: Senate summons IGP Idris   The Senate has summoned the Inspector General of Police to explain the steps taken to stop more killings in Benue State.   Senators took the decision after Senate President Bukola Saraki read a letter from President Buhari, notifying the lawmakers of efforts security agencies are taking to keep the state...... read more
FG frees 951 inmates, 430 others gain admission to University The Federal Government, through the National Stakeholders on Prison Reforms, has freed 951 inmates across three geo-political zones of the country. The inmates had to meet conditions for release before benefitting from the prison decongestion programme. 430 inmates also gained admission to the National Open University while three more are on...... read more
Ikpeazu unveils Abia security card ...Lauds Security Personnel in Abia StateAbia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has expressed gratitude to security personnel in the state for the synergy that exists amongst them and which has helped to reduce crime in the state.Speaking at the launch of the Abia Security Fund and the unveiling of the Abia...... read more
Nigeria Police lacks the power to proscribe us - Peace Corps The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), on Wednesday, January 17, dismissed claims by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), that its organization has been proscribed. According to the PCN, the police lack the capacity to proscribe any registered organization in Nigeria.   Addressing a press conference in Abuja, the spokesperson of the...... read more
#ArmedForcesRemembranceday: Army has not let Nigeria down - Rochas Imo State Governor and Chairman Progressive Governors’ Forum Owelle Rochas Okorocha has said that so far, the Nation’s Armed Forces have not let Nigerians down, stating that Nigerians should be proud of the Army and all the armed forces of Nigeria not minding the Challenges. The governor who spoke at the...... read more
Ikpeazu reacts to extortion by Police officers in Aba and environs   Abia state Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has expressed worry over reports of extortion by some law enforcement officers in Abia. He advised Abians to report perpetrators of such act to the appropriate quarter. The Governor made this known in Umuahia during an interactive session monitored by FACTNEWS. "I have asked...... read more
Pray for those of us that are suffering in Sambisa forest, Soldier beg Nigerians A Nigerian soldier serving in the dreaded Sambisa forest has called on Nigerians to pray for him and other soldiers. According to David Okechukwu Smart, it is the prayers of Nigerians that are keeping them alive despite loosing many officers in the war against Boko Haram. He wrote on Facebook: "Ndi...... read more
#EndSARS: Why some Nigerians want SARS scrapped – Police   The Nigerian Police Force has reacted to calls by Nigerians for the scrapping of its Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. There is ongoing social media campaign calling on police to scrap its SARS unit. But the police said contrary to claims of wrongdoings against SARS by some “criminals”, the anti-robbery unit...... read more
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