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.
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Monday, 29 February 2016
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.
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
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
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.
Saturday, 13 February 2016
Nigerian Air Force Claims It Has Identified Possible Location of Chibok Girls
The Nigerian Air Force says it has been able to identify possible locations of the abducted Chibok girls.
Thursday, 11 February 2016
PRESS RELEASE: NIGERIA DIASPORA SECURITY FORUM CONDEMN DIKWA IDP CAMP SUICIDE BOMBING
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.
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Boko Haram: Suicide Bombers Kill 56 in IDP Camp in 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’’.
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Labels: Bring Your Own Device, BYOD, Carbanak, Cyber-attacks, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity best practices, Cyberwarfare, Fraud-as-a-Service, Internet of Things, News, Online safety tips
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
EU Set To Probe €500 Notes’ Links 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
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.
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