Monday, 29 February 2016
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.
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
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 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
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.
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Kidnap for Ransom and Extortion in Nigeria: Gunmen Kidnap Uncle of Ex Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan
Armed men suspected to be kidnappers, on Tuesday abducted 72-year-old Inegite Jonathan, an uncle to former President, Goodluck Jonathan.
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Monday, 15 February 2016
Unknown gunmen on Saturday kidnapped the 85-year-old mother of the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Dr. Austin Tam-George.
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
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.
Saturday, 13 February 2016
The Nigerian Air Force says it has been able to identify possible locations of the abducted Chibok girls.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Written by: Don Okereke
Comparable to the cold war, cybersecurity has been dubbed the ‘’the arms race of the current and future generations’’.
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
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.
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.
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
Internet search engine giant - Google, will bring up 'AdWord' messages that seek to combat extremism when potential jihadis look for terrorist material online
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
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
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.
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.
Monday, 1 February 2016
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 have demobilized materials suspected to be Improvised Explosive Devises (IED) planted near the office of the Borno State Pilgrims Welfare Board in Maiduguri.