Wednesday 30 September 2015

Emerging Threat: Drones Now Used To Smuggle Drugs, Light Weapons

A 28-pound bale of Marijuana with an estimated street value of $10,000 reportedly crashed through the roof of an Arizona family’s garage and landed in an empty dog cage earlier this month, in the latest case of drones smuggling narcotics into America.

Thousands of Medical Devices Are Vulnerable to Hacking - Security Researchers

Next time you go for an MRI scan, remember that the doctor might not be the only one who sees your results.Thousands of medical devices, including MRI scanners, X-ray, machines and drug infusion pumps, are vulnerable to hacking, creating significant health risks for patients, security researchers said this week.

Monday 28 September 2015

Boko Haram Attack Borno Village, Kill 9

The Borno Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of nine persons after suspected Boko Haram insurgents’ attacked Mailari Village in Konduga Local Government Area.

Saturday 26 September 2015

200 Boko Haram Members Surrender to Nigerian Military in Banki, Cameroon Border

The Nigerian Army has said that more than 200 insurgents have surrendered to the military following the capture of the strategic town of Banki along the nation’s border with Cameroun on Thursday.

Scores Dead, 50 Houses Razed as Boko Haram Militants Invade Adamawa Communities

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists invaded three communities of Sabon Gari, Kafin Hausa and Bakin Dutse of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, leaving scores of people mostly returning farmers and herdsmen dead after setting ablaze their residential houses. The attacks were said to have lasted for three days and over 50 houses burnt.

Friday 25 September 2015

Kidnappers Shoot Nigerian Businessman After Collecting N30 million Ransom

An Abeokuta-based oil magnate, Mr Akeem Lawal, 36, was kidnapped and shot after the kidnappers were paid N30 million as ransom.

United States Pledges $45 Million for African Countries Fighting Boko Haram

The White House said on Thursday that it would send up to $45 million in defence services, including military training, to support African countries in their fight against the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

Nigerian Man Arraigned Over N4.5million Romance Scam On A Swedish Woman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on September 21, 2015 arraigned one Amadi Jude before Justice Emmanuel Obile of the Federal High Court Calabar, Cross River State on a 12-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.

Stampede Kills More Than 700 at Hajj Pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

A stampede during one of the last rituals of the Hajj -- the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca -- has killed more than 700 people and injured nearly 900 others in Saudi Arabia.

Thursday 24 September 2015

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Slaughter 50 People, Police Inspector in Niger State

Tragedy struck Tuesday evening in Alawa community, Shiroro Local Government council of Niger State, when gunmen invaded the town killing 50 people and injured hundreds of others.

Terror Alert! NSA Warns of Possible Attack on Lagos Ports By Boko Haram

The office of Nigeria's National Security Adviser, NSA, has issued a security alert on the likelihood of Boko Haram attack on Lagos seaports.

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Police Confirm Kidnap of Minna-based (Niger State) Hotelier By Gunmen

The Nigeria Police in Niger on Tuesday confirmed the kidnapping of a hotelier, Cletus Ojukwu, the Director of Phoenix Hotel limited, Minna, by armed men from his residence at Tunga area of the town.

Tuesday 22 September 2015

A Perspective On The European Refugee, Migration Surge

Just as the killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by a US dentist - Walter Palmer sparked global outcry against illegal poaching of endangered animals in Africa and a Cause for the preservation of such species, the harrowing image of the dead body of an innocent 3-year old boy - Aylan Kurdi in a beach in Turkey heightened the debate on immigration and brought the plight of refugees to the front burner.

Monday 21 September 2015

UPDATE: Kidnappers of Nigeria’s Ex-Finance Minister Demand N100million Ransom For His Release

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and former presidential aspirant, Chief Olu Falae, who was kidnapped a while ago are demanding the payment of N100million ransom for his release, an associate of the  politician has said.

UPDATED: Multiple Bomb Explosion Rock Maiduguri, 85 People Dead

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram carried out its deadliest attacks on the key northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power, killing scores in a series of coordinated bomb blasts.

Sunday 20 September 2015

Boko Haram Waylay Commercial Buses, Massacre Passengers

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram militants on Friday resurfaced along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, where they waylaid two passenger buses and killed scores on board, security and witnesses said.

Boko Haram Leader - Shekau Release New Audio, Dismisses Army Victories, Calls President Buhari A Liar

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's military on Saturday claimed further gains in its counter-offensive against Boko Haram, but the group's shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed the talk of success as "lies".

Saturday 19 September 2015

Friday 18 September 2015

Cybersecurity: Pentagon Is  Building a System That Instantly Detects Security Breaches

The United States Department of Defense wants to be able to combat cyberattacks before hackers get the chance to steal sensitive files and employees' data, as well as access the country's weapons systems.

Thursday 17 September 2015

BREAKING NEWS! Kidnappers Free Wife of The Sun Newspaper Deputy MD

Mrs.Toyin Nwosu, the wife of the Deputy Managing Director of the Sun Publishing Limited, Mr. Steve Nwosu  has been released by her abductors.

Communal Violence Claims 18 Lives in Plateau State

More than 100 gunmen on Tuesday night invaded Kadunung village in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing 18 people and injuring others.

Pipeline Vandals Kill Seven DSS Operatives in Lagos, Escape With Corpses

About Seven operatives of the Department of State Services had been reportedly killed in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

Borno State Govt Creates New Ministry for Boko Haram Victims, IDPs

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has announced the creation of a new ministry that would take care of Boko Haram Victims (IDPs) in the state.

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Fulani Herdsmen Kill Nine in Tiv Community

NINE persons have been killed in Sarki-Kudu village of Ibi Local Government Council of Taraba State following a reprisal attack said to have been carried out by Fulani herdsmen on the Tiv community.

Abducted Chibok Girls: President Buhari Confirms Nigerian Govt Is Negotiating With Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari hinted yesterday that the federal government was currently negotiating with Boko Haram to secure the release of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted in Chibok, Borno State, last year.

16 Die, 172 Hospitalized Sequel To Severe Cholera Outbreak in Maiduguri IDPs Camp

MAIDUGURI—Cholera outbreak in three Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps within Maiduguri, Borno State, have left 16 people dead and 172 in critical conditions, with World Health Organization, WHO, and UNICEF battling the epidemic.

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Gunmen Kidnap Son of Vice Chancellor of University of Port Harcourt

Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted the son of the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Ndowa Laale.

Monday 14 September 2015

UPDATED: Sun Newspaper’s Deputy MD’s Wife Kidnapped in Lagos, Demand N100m Ransom

Hours after kidnappers abducted Mrs. Oluwatoyin Nwosu, the wife of the Sun Newspapers Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Steve Nwosu, from her Okota residence in Lagos, they  have finally contacted the family, demanding a ransom of N100 million in the first call they made to the family.

Abducted Girls ‘Now Boko Haram Fighters’

The hope of recovering the abducted Chibok girls yesterday dimmed further with the declaration by a returnee from Boko Haram camp.

Sunday 13 September 2015

How Boko Haram Infiltrated, Slipped Bombs Into Malkohi IDP Camp, Adamawa State

Fresh facts have emerged on how suspected members of the Jama’atu Ahliss-Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad (Western education is evil), popularly referred to as Boko Haram, were able to perpetrate Friday’s dastardly bombing that claimed about 12 lives and injuring many more at the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in  Malkohi, Yola, Adamawa State.

Saturday 12 September 2015

‘Boko Haram Now Desperate, Looting And Conscripting Randomly’

A Daily Trust newspaper investigation has revealed that the renewed efforts of the Nigerian military  currently fighting to restore law and order across the North-East is yielding good results as the Boko Haram sect is apparently gasping for breath and desperately conscripting just about anyone they can lay their hands on, especially at remote areas of Borno State.

Cybersecurity: Why Even the FBI is Distressed About Internet of Things Security

Notwithstanding the excitement about the possible benefits of the Internet of Things, a slew of warnings have been sounded by IT pros, vendors and analysts about looming security threats. Now you can add the FBI to that list of those cautioning enthusiasts.

Is The Terrorism Threat Exaggerated Aftermath of 9/11?

Unless we snap out of it soon, the legacy of 9/11 in America will be a chronic, irrational fear of terrorism that will continue to sanction wasteful spending, tragically futile military adventures and growing compromises of our civil liberties and international principles.

How, Why The UK Government Used A Drone To Kill UK Citizens

The British drone strike that killed a number of Isis fighters, including two British citizens, has raised questions, including how David Cameron’s government arrived at its decision to kill its target, the British jihadi Reyaad Khan. The Guardian (UK) looks at some of the questions raised by the military action.

Friday 11 September 2015

Gunmen Kidnap Prominent Chief Imam, University of Nigeria Nsukka

The Chief Imam of the University of Nigeria Nsukka and who also doubles as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Mr. Adam Idoko, has been kidnapped.

[UPDATE] BREAKING NEWS! Bomb Blast Rocks IDP Camp in Adamawa, 7 Dead, Scores Injured

Latest report reaching us have it that at least 7 people were killed while about 20 sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of the bomb blast that went off at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp at Malkoli in Adamawa State, North-East Nigeria.

United States Embassy in Chad Closed Due To terrorist Threat

The U.S. Embassy in Chad has been shuttered since Tuesday and will remain closed through Friday, Sept. 11, due to a credible terrorist threat from the Boko Haram terrorist group, a military source tells Fox News.

Thursday 10 September 2015

Nigeria Receives Another 650 IDPs from Cameroon, Over 800 Evacuated To Borno

Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday disclosed in Fufore, Adamawa State, that it had received another 650 Nigerians sent back home from Cameroun Republic.

Israeli Expat Killed in Nigeria in Kidnapping Attempt; Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Kogi State

A 42-year old Israeli expat - Mr. Nir Rosmarin, who was working for a construction firm and said to be active in the Jewish community of Abuja, Nigeria has died after being shot in the head while trying to flee a group of assailants.

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Gunmen Kidnap Political Advicer To Governor of Bayelsa State, One Other

Barely twenty-four hours after the two Okpoama chiefs that were kidnapped last week in the mangrove swamp of Bayelsa East senatorial district regained their freedom, gunmen struck again Wednesday in the riverside town of Sagbama and abducted the Special Adviser on Political Matters to the Bayelsa Governor, Chief executive of Wilson.

A 'House' Divided Against Itself? Nigeria Police Arraigns Sergeant, Three Others for ‘Kidnapping’ Fellow Policemen

The Anti-Pipeline Unit of the Police on Tuesday arraigned four men, including a police sergeant, at the Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly kidnapping nine policemen at Arepo, near Ikorodu in Lagos.

Tuesday 8 September 2015

350 British Jihadists Trained in Syria Now Back in the UK and Threatening Security - Home Office

At least 350 British jihadis are back in the UK after fighting and plotting terror attacks in the ISIS - 'braincell' of Syria, the government warned today.

[UPDATED] WhatsApp Security Breach Lets Hackers Target Web App Users

A bug discovered in the WhatsApp web extension could allow hackers to take remote control of users' computers with just their phone number, a security firm has warned

Monday 7 September 2015

Terror Alert! Military Uncovers Plans By Boko Haram To Attack Nigeria's Capital Abuja, Insurgents Already 'Inside' Capital

The Nigerian military has uncovered a plot by terror group Boko Haram to attack the capital Abuja. The news came a few days after the country's intelligence warned that dozens of people linked to the Islamist outfit had been arrested in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, suggesting that the insurgence could spread beyond the country's north.

Latest Security, Safety Vacancies in Nigeria and Abroad (UPDATED 11/09/2015)

Passionate about security, safety of lives and properties and desirous to advance the cause of the security profession and inform professionals of career opportunities in the security industry, we shall be publishing security vacancies on this blog henceforth. Employers, corporate organizations and individuals are encouraged to send us details of security vacancies to be published on this blog at no and shared on social media platforms at no cost. Here are some latest Security, Health and Safety, Fraud, Investigation vacancies:

Sunday 6 September 2015

Kidnappers Abduct Anglican Bishop In Nigeria, Demand N40m Ransom

Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, the Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of Nigeria, has advised Christians to be vigilant as kidnappers demanded N40 million ransom for the release of Right Rev. Moses Tabuwaye, who was kidnapped on Friday.

Saturday 5 September 2015

Gunmen Kidnap Brother of Nigeria's Former Boss of Department of State Security

Calabar – Mr Asuquo Ekpenyong-Ekpe, the older brother to Mr Ekpenyong Ita, the immediate past Director General of the Department of State Sevices (DSS) has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

Nigerian Conman Who Defrauded Pensioners of £5million Through a Sophisticated ‘Lottery Win’ Scam Weeps as He is Jailed in London

Godwin Nwaofor had a 'suckers list' of target victims to send bogus letters. The letters were sent by a ‘lottery agent’ targeting mainly American pensioners informing them they had won the Australian Lottery.

Department of State Security (DSS) ''Uncovers Cache of Dollars in Akwa Ibom Govt. House” (UPDATED)

The State Security Service (SSS) on Thursday uncovered “stockpiles of United States dollars” from the Akwa Ibom State Government House in Uyo, the state capital, during a surprise raid, top security sources have told PREMIUM TIMES.