Monday 29 February 2016

Conflating Terrorism And Insurgency

Editor's Note: What if most terrorism isn’t really terrorism? In past decades, much of what we call terrorism today would have been seen as insurgent violence, revolutionary war, or civil war: a group like the Islamic State, which uses tanks as well as suicide bombing, is a prime example of an organization that is wrongly classified as a terrorist group. John Mueller of Ohio State University and Mark Stewart of the University of Newcastle in Australia unpack this definitional confusion and argue that it leads to a gross misunderstanding of the true threat we face.

7000 People Displaced Sequel To Latest Fulani Herdsmen Attack on Benue Community

MAKURDI—INDICATION emerged weekend that no fewer than 7,000 persons were displaced in the wake of the crisis between Fulani herdsmen and Agatu farmers of Benue State.

Thursday 25 February 2016

Amnesty International 'Extremely Worried', Investigating Allegation of Extra-judicial Killing of Biafran Activists in Aba

Amnesty Internation­al (AI), the global hu­man rights body, has stated that supporters of the Indigenous Peoples of Bi­afra (IPOB) have a right to free­dom of expression and freedom of assembly.
The organization also noted that it was still investigating dis­turbing reports of the massacre of unarmed members of IPOB and their alleged burial in a mass grave in Aba, Abia State, by Nigerian se­curity operatives.

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Militants Threaten To Blow-up More Crude Oil Installations in Nigeria

WARRI—NIGER Delta Avengers, the militant group which claimed responsibility for blowing up the Forcados Terminal Pipeline in Delta State, recently, has served notice of attacks on more oil installations in the region until the Federal Government addresses its grievances.

Sunday 21 February 2016

Dear President Buhari, Please Rein In Marauding Fulani Herdsmen As You Do Shiite Muslims, Biafran Activists!

Sporadic clashes between nomadic Fulani herdsmen and locals, landowners or farmers in the nook and cranny of Nigeria have claimed thousands of innocent lives, led to loss of properties worth millions of Naira and there seem to be no end in sight to this ugly, routine phenomenon. While Boko Haram overtook ISIS as the world's deadliest terrorist organisation going by fatalities, the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) ranked Fulani Herdsmen as the 4th deadliest terrorist organization in the world in its 2015 ranking. The GTI reckons that, ‘’Fulani militants in the northern part of Nigeria killed as many as 1,229 people in the country in 2014’’. 

Saturday 20 February 2016

European Spy Agencies To Boost Intelligence Sharing on Potential Terrorists

European intelligence agencies plan to boost their fight against Islamic militants by creating a virtual network to share information among up to 30 countries, officials said Friday.

Thursday 18 February 2016

Nigerian Army Establishes Human Rights Office, Promises To Probe All Complaints

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, has assured members of the public, as well as the local and international human rights bodies that the Nigerian Army (NA) under his leadership will investigate all cases of human rights complaints brought before it.

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Residents Panic As Cultists Wreak Mayhem on Lagos Community

Residents of Mayaki Street in Oworonshoki, Lagos have been gripped with fear after suspected cultists went on rampage in that neighbourhood.

Monday 15 February 2016

Fulani Herdsmen Attack Enugu Community Kill Two, 19 Missing

Palpable fear and confusion has gripped Abbi Community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area, Enugu State, following the invasion of the area by Fulani herdsmen who unleashed mayhem on the people, killing a brother and sister apart from razing down about seven houses and several motorcycles. Altogether, 19 persons were declared missing in the community even as several others were also wounded with machetes by the invaders.

Gunmen Kidnap Mother of Rivers Commissioner of Information, Demand N30m Ransom

Unknown gunmen on Saturday kidnapped the 85-year-old mother of the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Dr. Austin Tam-George.

Final Year Students Arrested For Killing A United States Resident On Vacation in Nigeria

Operatives of  the anti-kidnap Unit,Enugu Police Command have arrested two University undergraduates who have been at large, having allegedly masterminded the gruesome killing of a United States of America, USA, returnee, Mrs. Stella Uhuo on November 14, 2015 along Enugu-Abakaliki expressway.

Sunday 14 February 2016

Cult Rivalry, Clash Claims 18 in Rivers State, South-South Nigeria

A supremacy battle between rival cult groups has left no fewer than 18 persons killed in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of Rivers state.

Thursday 11 February 2016


Nigeria Diaspora Security  Forum (NDSF) join other Nigerian diaspora communities around the world to condemn the bombing that occurred at the IDP camp located in the town of Dikwa, some 80km northeast of Maiduguri.

Cultural Intelligence, Security Awareness, Tips For Expats Coming To Nigeria

Notwithstanding a battered image, negative publicity occasioned by unremitting Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency, sporadic Fulani herdsmen attacks, proliferation of kidnap for ransom and extortion, pervasive corruption and advanced fee fraud or ‘’419’’ narratives by few unscrupulous Nigerians, far from it that Nigeria is a bastion of instability, insecurity, crime and fraud. It’s said that in every twelve, there’s a Judas; it is not usual that there will be bad and desperate folks in a country of 170 million people, where many suffer in the midst of abundance. The goings-on, hitches inherent in Nigeria are largely man-made and characteristic of a disparate body politic trying to negotiate itself into nationhood. The gospel truth and good news is that Nigeria is imbued with great potentials and many Nigerians are sanguine, morally antiseptic, benevolent, and very hospitable.

Boko Haram: Suicide Bombers Kill 56 in IDP Camp in Nigeria

The BBC reports that no fewer than 56 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing at a camp sheltering people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in north-east Nigeria.

Wednesday 10 February 2016

United States To Use Internet of Things (IoT) For Surveillance - Director of National Intelligence

The United States Director of national intelligence has acknowledged for the first time that agencies might use a new generation of smart household devices to increase their surveillance capabilities.

Sophisticated Malware – T9000 Backdoor Can Spy On Skype Users And Steal Their Files

Researchers recently discovered a new Trojan malware that can record the audio, video and text communications of Skype users and steal the files on their affected devices. It’s a new variant of the T5000 malware family which was linked to cyber-espionage activities allegedly by the Chinese government.

Security Operatives 'Kill' 10, Injure 20 Pro-Biafra Protesters in Aba

No fewer than 10 persons were reportedly killed and another 20 injured in yesterday’s protest by the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) in Aba, Abia State, when the security agencies fired at protesters.

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Breaking! Security Operatives Arrest ISIS Recruiter In Nigeria

Nigeria's Department of State Service (DSS) on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 400-level student of Federal University of Technology, Minna, for being the operational arrowhead of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Nigeria.

Gunmen Kidnap Mother of Taraba Deputy Governor

The mother of the deputy governor of Taraba state, 63 years old Hajiya Belli, has been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen from her residence in Makera area of Mutum Biyu in Gassol Local Government Area of the state.

Monday 8 February 2016

Fulani Herdsmen Invade Benue Community, Kill 10, 300 Homeless

Vanguard newspaper reports that no fewer than 10 persons were feared dead yesterday, in an outbreak of fresh hostilities between Fulani herdsmen and farmers at Tom-Anyiin and Tom-Ataan communities, Mbaya, Tombu in Buruku Local Government Area of Benue State.

Sunday 7 February 2016

Lassa Fever Kills Over 100 In 19 Nigerian States - Latest Figures

A pervading Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has killed about 101 people, as West Africa battles to contain a flare up of the virus, according to data from the nation’s health authorities released Saturday. Nigeria Centre for Disease (NCDC) statistics show that reported cases of the haemorrhagic disease — both confirmed and suspected — stood at 175 with a total of 101 deaths since August.

Saturday 6 February 2016

25 Cybersecurity, Online Safety Tips, Best Practices

Written by: Don Okereke

Comparable to the cold war, cybersecurity has been dubbed the ‘’the arms race of the current and future generations’’.

Pipeline Vandals Kill 3 Naval Personnel At Arepo

Vanguard Newspaper reports that pipeline vandals on Thursday night laid ambush on the  Anti Pipeline Vandalism Joint Task Force, JTF in Arepo area of Ogun state, killing five operatives.

Friday 5 February 2016

Understanding The Global Proliferation In Cyberattacks, Cybercrime And Data Breaches

What is a cyber-attack, e-crime?

A cyber-attack is a deliberate and malicious attempt by an individual(s), organization(s) or nation states to remotely/anonymously take control, steal or alter information in a computer system/website, computer network(s), and/or an internet connected device.

President Buhari Clearly Overstated His Ability To Rein In Boko Haram

The Nigerian leader clearly overstated his ability to stop the Islamists, reports Alistair Dawber. The attack in the village of Dalori began when three female suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts in the name of Boko Haram.

Nigeria Police Confirm Kidnap Of 3 Women In Kaduna State, Nigeria

The Nigeria Police have confirmed the kidnap of three housewives at Dorayi village in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

Thursday 4 February 2016

Google To Render 'Adwords' To Counter Terrorism, Radicalization

Internet search engine giant - Google, will bring up 'AdWord' messages that seek to combat extremism when potential jihadis look for terrorist material online

Education, Technology As Tools For Disrupting Radicalization And Terrorism

The year 2015 will go down in history as one of the biggest years of violent extremism around the world. The West experienced several brutal tragedies, while those in the Middle East, central and West Africa endured unimaginable suffering at the hands of such terrorist groups as Boko Haram and ISIS.

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Check Out 8 Innovative Technologies The CIA Is Interested In

In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s investment arm, is interested in expertise ranging from 3D printing of electronics to reconnaissance drones that can hover indefinitely. The CIA has been investing in startups since 1999 through its not-for-profit arm called In-Q-Tel, hoping to accelerate development of technologies the agency might find useful.

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Boko Haram: Nigerian Government Set Up Technical Committee on Deradicalisation

The Federal Government of Nigeria has constituted a technical committee in its bid to end violent extremism, crimes and other security challenges bedeviling the country.

Don't Panic! ONSA, Security Agencies Simulate Counter-terrorism Drill in Abuja

The Counter Terrorism Crisis Response Working Group being coordinated by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) will today 02/02/2016, conduct simulation exercises on prompt response to terror attack on some public buildings in Abuja.

Boko Haram Slaughter 86, Burn Children Alive in Recent Attack in Nigeria

At least 86 people, including a number of children, have been killed in a series of attacks on a village in north-eastern Nigeria, according to officials. 

EU Set To Probe €500 Notes’ Links to Terrorism

The €500 note, beloved by gangsters and Greek savers, is now being investigated for ties to terrorism.

Nigeria Police Hosts Counter-Kidnapping Workshop

A counter-kidnapping workshop has been declared open at the  Police Force headquarters in Abuja by the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase.

Monday 1 February 2016

Nigerian Conmen, Syndicate Jailed For Scamming British Citizens £3million

Kelvin Okusanya
The mastermind behind a £3million Wonga scam which used the identities of thousands of innocent members of the public to withdraw cash has been jailed for six years.

Militants Hijack Vessel, Kidnap Crew Off Nigerian Coast 

The Sun Newspaper reports that militants in support of the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has claimed responsibility for the hijack of a ship on Friday along the Bakassi Pennisula Nigeria coastal line.

Security Operatives Forestall Another Bomb Blast In Maiduguri

Security operatives have demobilized materials suspected to be Improvised Explosive Devises (IED) planted near the office of the Borno State Pilgrims Welfare Board in Maiduguri.