Thursday, 31 December 2015

ISIS Using Cloned Syrian, Iraqi Passports To Enter Western Countries

ISIS has reportedly obtained equipment and blank passport books required to make fake Syrian passports when taking control of Raqqa and Deir Ezzour in Syria, say Western security officials. A Belgian counter-terrorism official has said that ISIS acquired similar supplies to make Iraqi passports when they overtook Mosul.

European Capitals On Alert For Terrorism, Beef Up Security Ahead of New Year

Police forces in several European capitals say that they have been advised by a “friendly” intelligence service of the possibility of fresh terror attacks launched before the New Year, Homeland Security News Wire reports.

Biomass Charcoal Briquette Sales, Distributorship

Charcoal briquette is a cost-effective, environmental-friendly, alternative energy source derived from briquetting mostly agro-wastes and forest residues such as saw dust, rice husks, maize cobs amongst others. Charcoal briquette technology is analogous to turning wastes in wealth since the end-product is derived from everyday waste products which abound around us.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Nigeria Airport Security Porous Amidst Rising Global Terrorism

Punch Newspaper reports that obsolete equipment, inadequate manpower and corruption have weakened Nigeria’s airport security system amid rising global insurgency, thereby putting the lives of 15 million airport users at risk.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Attack Busy Motor Park in Adamawa State, Over 30 Killed, Scores Injured

About 30 people were ​feared ​killed ​and scores injured when two female Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked a busy motor park in Madagali town of Adamawa State on Monday.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Attack On Expats In Gombe, NE Nigeria, Claim 3 Policemen, Civilians

Gunmen on Saturday killed three Policemen and three civilians during an attack on some expatriates working for TRIACTA construction company in Buba Shango of Jakadafari district in Gombe, the state capital.

21 Security, Safety Best Practices For Places of Worship (Churches, Mosques etc.)

Introduction: This is not the best of time for humanity as far as wholesale insecurity, bloodletting and social vices are concerned. Both developed, developing and under-developed countries of the world grapple with one form of security challenge or the other. Hallowed places of worship and religious leaders are not spared in this onslaught by fanatics, criminals, vandals, kidnappers, terrorists, active shooters and their ilks.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Boko Haram Child Suicide Bomber Kills Six in Borno, NE Nigeria

A child suicide bomber detonated hiexplosives, killing himself, two other bombers and six people in Nigeria’s northeast, in the latest bloodshed blamed on Boko Haram Islamist group, the army said on Monday.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Gunmen Kidnap Governor Dickson’s Sister, One Other In Bayelsa

Vanguard newspaper reports that a 26-year-old lady, Nancy Keme Dickson, has been kidnapped by armed men at the Okaka suburb of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital. The gunmen also seized her sales girl.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Security Mapping: Guide To Threats, Crime And Terrorism Hotbeds In Nigeria (Part 2)

This project is aimed at mapping or collating salient risks, threats, safety concerns, crime, terrorism or violence extremism hotspots representative of Nigeria’s cities and 36 states of the country. Amonsgt other issues, I chronicled representative threats, violent crimes etc representative of Lagos state. Read part 1 of the essay here if you missed it. The current tranche is a continuation of the eralier essay. Part two of this research encompasses hreats, violent crimes characteristic of the outstanding 5 states in south west Nigeria (Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Lagos and Ondo) and the 5 states in south east Nigeria (Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo.)

Security Alert! Boko Haram Planning To Kidnap Students, Expats For Ransom

The Nigerian government on Friday raised the alarm that Boko Haram terrorists operating in the northeast are planning to abduct school pupils, students or foreigners in a desperate effort to raise funds, through ransom, for food, medical and arms supply.

Gunmen Kidnap Two Catholic Priests in Delta, Nigeria

Two Catholic priests were reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen at Aniocha area of Delta State. The victims, identified as Reverend Father Franklyn Odiaka, and Rev Father Moses Nwaonwochei were kidnapped at Obior in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State on their way from a special prayer service.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Boko Haram Ambush Nigerian Troops, Kill Lt. Colonel, Others Injured

Daily Post reports that a Lieutenant-Colonel on Wednesday lost his life during a battle between troops and members of the Boko Haram sect.

U.S Homeland Security Revamps Terror Alert System, To Include Bulletins Warning of Threats

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson activated the National Terrorism Advisory System for the first time Wednesday, warning the public of "self-radicalized actors who could strike with little or no notice."

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Beware! State-sponsored Hackers Target Twitter Users

Social networking platform - Twitter has sent out unexpected warning notices to a number of users, informing them that their account might have been targeted by state-sponsored hackers.

Nigeria Jails Bangladeshi, Filipino Sailors For Oil Smuggling

 A court in Nigeria on Tuesday gave five sailors from the Philippines and four from Bangladesh a choice between jail and paying a hefty fine after convicting them of oil smuggling.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

U.S. To Begin Reviewing Social Media Posts As Part of Immigration, Visa Security Screening

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is reviewing procedures for vetting would-be immigrants, with an eye toward examining applicants' online presence, to close security gaps in the U.S. visa system, the White House said Monday.

Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen Kill 22 in Borno, Plateau States

Not less than 22 persons were on Sunday feared killed in separate attacks in Borno and Plateau States. While eight persons were killed and several houses burnt down in separate attacks on Mangari and Warawara villages in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists 14 were killed by suspected Fulani attackers at Kwata in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Security Mapping: Guide To Threats, Crime And Terrorism Hotbeds In Nigeria (Part 1) (Updated)

Aim: This project is designed to map or collate salient risks, threats, safety concerns, atrocious crimes, terrorism or violence extremism hotspots representative of Nigeria’s cities and 36 states of the country.  This research became exigent given the paucity of up-to-date official crime survey and statistics in Nigeria.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Heavy Gunfire In Zaria As Army Attempts To Arrset Shiite Muslim Leader - Zakzaky

There was heavy fighting late Saturday night which lasted into the early hours of Sunday, between men of the Nigerian army and members of the Islamic movement of Nigeria also known as Shiite, following the surrounding of the house of leader of the movement, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, by troops.

72 Dept. of Homeland Security Employees Listed On Terror Watch List

No fewer than 72 Staff of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to a Democratic lawmaker.

Security Alert! Ritualists Murder 6 Women In Ikorodu, Dump Corpses In Canal (Photos)

Residents of Atele street in Anibaba area of Ikorodu say at least 6 decomposing bodies of young ladies were removed from a carnal on Sunday by the officials of Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Team SEHMU. The residents notified (SEHMU after two weeks of foul and unpleasant smell in the vicinity.

How to Not Be Scared of Terrorism - Or Anything Else - Joan Cook

A recent New YorkTimes/CBS News poll opines that Americans are more afraid than they have been since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. As a psychologist who specializes in traumatic stress, I believe there can be some value in empathizing with other people’s suffering.

Nigerian Crime Syndicate - ‘Black Axe’ Linked With 500 SUVs Stolen In Canada

Police in the Toronto, Canada say 500 luxury SUVs were stolen in the Greater Toronto Area this year as part of a sophisticated vehicle trafficking operation linked to Nigerian organised crime ring, Black Axe, in which a Service Ontario employee fed vehicle owners' details to criminals.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Boko Haram: Nigerian Military Rescue 210 Persons; Kill 5 Terrorists

Rescued As the military continue its onslaught to rid Boko Haram terrorists from Nigerian territories, Special Forces have rescued another 210 abducted women, elderly men and children held captive by the group.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Gunmen Kidnap Brother of Akwa Ibom Commissioner For Information

Unknown gunmen have abducted Mr. Ifiok Umanah, the elder brother to Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Aniekan Umanah.

Though Wounded, Boko Haram Is Still Very Much Dangerous - Max Siollun

Less than a year ago, the militant group Boko Haram controlled an area of northeastern Nigeria the size of Belgium. It was “a mortuary for the uncooperative and prison for the conquered”, as one unlucky resident described it to me at the time, and it threatened to engulf ever more of the country.

7 Benefits of Coconut Oil

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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

4 Communities in Rivers State Now Kidnap, Robbery Hotspots; Herdsmen Kidnap Contractors in Delta

Vanguard Newspaper reports that residents of Aluu, Rumuji, Rumuokoro, Ozuoba, Agba-Ndele and other Ikwerre communities at Obio/Akpor, Port Harcourt City, Ikwerre and Emohua Local Government Areas, Rivers State, have raised the alarm over the trouble-free manner kidnappers and armed bandits abduct, rob and kill citizens in the areas.

Monday, 7 December 2015

London Tube 'Terror" Attack: 'Lone wolf' Terror Attacks Hard To Stop - Security Expert

Extremists acting on their own to carry out so-called “lone wolf” terrorist attacks are difficult to predict and extremely hard to stop, an expert has warned in the wake of a knife assault on the London underground.

Security Alert! DSS Unravels Boko Haram Sleeper Cells in Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted members of the public that the Boko Haram terrorist group has continued to establish and operate sleeper cells with the sole mandate to conduct surveillance and subsequently carry-out attacks in Abuja and other parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Vigilance! U.S Embassy Warns Of Potential Terrorism Attacks In Nigeria

The United States Embassy in Nigeria said on Friday it had received information that groups "associated with terrorism" may be planning attacks against hotels in the country that are frequented by Westerners.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Former Presidential Aspirant Kidnapped in Kogi State, Abductors Demand N40 Million Ransom

A former Presidential candidate and National Chairman of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima has been reported kidnapped at Obajana in Kogi State.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Why The United Kingdom Is Waging War Against Cybercrime in Nigeria

The British High Commissioner, Paul Arkwright, says one of UK’s key objective for Nigeria this year is to support the ongoing campaign against Cybercrime to reduce the number of UK citizens and businesses falling victim to fraud and cyber crime originating in Nigeria.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Boko Haram Militants Rampage Community in Adamawa, Burn Down Military Artillery

Rampaging Boko Haram militants on Sunday night engaged Nigerian troops in a fierce battle in their new bid to take over Gulak, the administrative headquarters of Madagali in northern part of Adamawa State.

Security and local sources say the insurgents, who came in three vehicles brandishing guns, burnt down a military base as they also burnt down three artilleries and carted away guns.

“They came around 7 p.m. and started firing on the soldiers during which all the soldiers ran away.

“There was pandemonium, people scampered for their lives, many slept in bushes, they killed one soldier during the fierce battle.

“Our local vigilantes had tried by staying back, until another troops were deployed from Madagali town and Shuwa, they engaged them, if not they would have recaptured the town for the second time,” said James Ularamu, former chairman of Madagali.

The former Council chairman, and a local vigilante who did not want to be named, said there were heavy gun battles.

The local vigilante, who couldn’t say whether there were casualties from the Boko Haram side, said “after we chased them away they fled to the nearby Sambisa area.”

Efforts to get the army spokesperson were futile, but a member representing the area at the house of Representatives, Adamu Kamale, confirmed the attack.

He, however said he did not have “much details for now”.

The state commissioner of information, Ahmed Sajo, said additional troops had been deployed to the area.

Source: Premium Times