Wednesday 31 January 2018

Breaking: Scores Feared Dead As Suicide Bombers Hit Borno IDPs Camp

Several persons are feared dead as suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber, Wednesday, attacked the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camp in Dalori, Borno State, NE Nigeria. 

World Health Organization To Help Rebuild Destroyed Health Facilities in Borno NE Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has indicated its readiness to assist in rebuilding destroyed health facilities in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. 

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Southern Cameroon Crises: Cameroon Gendarmes Invade Nigerian Community in Cross River State

No fewer than 80 Cameroonian gendarmes late Monday night crossed the international border between Nigeria and Cameroon and invaded Danare, in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Hackers Targeting Nigerian Banks, CyberAttack Imminent – NITDA Warns

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has raised the alarm over potential cyber-attacks targeting banking, health and other systems, power and transportation systems, as well as other critical national infrastructure in the country. A statement signed by the agency and made available to journalists said its Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (CERRT), in conjunction with other industry stakeholders, in their efforts at ensuring a safe and secure cyberspace, have intercepted some signals of potential cyber-attacks.

Sunday 28 January 2018

Police Rescue South African Expatriates From Kidnappers in Kaduna, North Central Nigeria

Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have rescued two South-Africans who were kidnap at a mining site in Kaduna State, North Central Nigeria. 

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Boko Haram Insurgency: European Union Offers N60 Billion Grant To Borno State, NE Nigeria

The European Union (EU) on Tuesday announced a grant of 143 million Euros (about N60.1 billion) to the Borno State to enable the government implement nine key post-insurgency projects across the state.

Arms Proliferation in Nigeria: 350 Million Illegal Weapons in Nigeria, FG Laments

The federal Government of Nigeria has lamented that at least, 350 million illegal weapons are currently in the country.

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Suspected Militants Kidnap Five Oil Workers in Niger Delta, Nigeria

Gunmen reportedly kidnapped five oil workers in Nigeria’s oil-rich and restive Niger Delta region, an area regularly hit by militant attacks and abductions, police told AFP on Friday.

Monday 22 January 2018

Nigerian Security Agencies Say Islamic State Fighters Now Operate in Nigeria

Security agencies have uncovered Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) fighters in Benue, Kogi and Edo states, it was learnt yesterday.

Wednesday 17 January 2018

BREAKING: Gunmen Kill Two Policemen, Abduct Canadian, American Citizens In Kaduna, Nigeria

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed two policemen and abducted two foreigners – an American and a Canadian – in Kaduna State.

BREAKING: Niger Delta Avengers Threaten To Resume ‘Deadly’ Attacks On Oil Installations

Militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers today, Wednesday January 17, 2018, announced its plan to resume deadly attacks on oil installations and facilities in Nigeria’s oil-rich region.

Lagos Police Command Launches ‘Operation Know Your Neighbour’, Arrest Islamic Cleric With Human Parts

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, on Tuesday inaugurated ‘Operation Know Your Neighbour’ to check cultism and drug peddling in the state. He inaugurated the operation during a town hall meeting hosted by Area G Command in Ogba, Lagos.

Scores Feared Dead, Kidnapped As Boko Haram Invades Madagali Community In Adamawa State, NE Nigeria

Many people were feared dead and others abducted on Tuesday in a fresh attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Pallam community in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa, local officials and residents have said.

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Timeline Of Rampaging Herdsmen Attacks On Benue State From 2013-2018

Marauding herdsmen in Nigeria rated by the Global Terrorist Index, GTI, as the 4th deadliest terrorist groups in the world has launched sporadic attacks on Benue communities. Below is a time line of their rampaging attacks:

Saturday 6 January 2018

Gunmen Kill Anti Narcotics Officer, Injure Three Others in Kano State

An operative of Nigeria's anti narcotics squad, the  National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has been killed in Kano State, North West Nigeria.

Gunmen Kidnap Judge in Niger State, North Central Nigeria, Demand N20m Ransom

Armed men on Thursday evening kidnapped a Sharia Court Judge, Abubakar Mohammed, near Jerimiya village in Rafi local government area of Niger State, North Central Nigeria.

Friday 5 January 2018

Boko Haram Lists Local, Foreign Media Establishments, Journalists Marked for Attack

Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgent group has threatened to attack some local and foreign media establishments and journalists.

This is contained in a new video released on Wednesday.

The media organisations that are not in the good books of Boko Haram include, Punch, Daily Sun, Vanguard, Guardian, Nation, Tribune, and National Accord, Radio France International, Voice of America.

The reason for their planned attack according to the clip include, misinforming the public about their operation, lies, dishonouring their prophet, ‘Mohammad’, among others.

Here's a full transcription of the video:

“This is a message from the public awareness department of the Jamatu Ahlis sunnah lil daawati wal jihad, a group engaged in jihad in Nigeria.

“We wish to explain about the attack we carried out on Thisday Newspapers. Some of the reasons why we decided to attack some Media Houses, especially Thisday, were because the paper was used in dishonouring our prophet, Mohammad (SAW) during a beauty pageant in Kaduna in November 2002.

“At that time, some people who called themselves leaders of Muslims came out to say they have forgiven those who committed the offence.

“But based on our knowledge, we know that no one has the power to forgive anyone for an offence that God himself has given judgement, especially on an offence that has to do with dishonouring Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

“No one has the power to forgive this type of offence, and the judgement is for such persons to be killed.

“This lady that committed this crime, the judgement on her is to be killed at any opportunity; and the media house is also supposed to be driven out of existence whenever there is a chance to do so.

“We are just getting the opportunity to attack the media house, and we are hoping to continue these attacks until we drive them out of existence.

“It is our hope that Allah (SWT) will help his religion.

“We know that any genuine Muslim must have been deeply touched by the Thisday incident.

“Thisday newspaper is also leading in helping the government in fighting us, alongside other media houses that we will mention soon.

“Some of the offences of Thisday and other media outlets include: firstly, during the botched attempt to rescue some kidnapped foreign nationals in Sokoto; these media houses asked us if we have anything to do with the kidnap and we said we have nothing to do with it, yet these media houses reported that we were responsible for the incident, that was a lie against us.

“Secondly, when we sent a video of our leader, Abubakar Shekau, the media houses reported things that our leader did not say, such as that in response to the president’s threat to finish us in three months, we have also threatened to finish the government in three months. But the truth is, nowhere in the video did our leader said what they attributed to him.

“Thirdly, on the purported arrest of Abu Qaqa by the SSS, we have come out to tell them that the person arrested was not Abu Qaqa,yet the media continue to potray us as liars, and even said that our leader had ordered for Abu Qaqa II to be executed, and we are now searching for Abu Qaqa III.

“Recently too, they came out with another lie that one Mohammed Awwal Kontagora was the Abu Qaqa II that was executed, and that even his parents confirmed it, that was just a big lie to convince the world.

“The media also said that we have killed the father of Abu Darda, so as to pass a message to him, because he had leaked our secrets after his arrest by security agencies, and they wanted him to know that he is one of our targets.

“These are all lies, and they are many.

“These media houses have committed a lot of offences that is detrimental to Islam, and we don’t have the power to forgive them. We will take revenge on them by God’s grace, some of these media houses have been categorized into three groups.

“The first group is the likes of Thisday whose offences are big.

“The second group we will also attack soon are Punch, Daily Sun, Vanguard, Guardian, Nation, Tribune, and National Accord, which are all newspaper houses.

“There is also VOA Hausa radio. All these media houses we will attack them including their staff and offices, by God’s grace.

“VOA Hausa for instance have recently started campaigning for people to support the government against us by exposing us.

“The next group that are on the verge of joining this list who if they are not careful we will attack very soon include, Leadership, Daily Trust, People’s Daily and RFI (Radio France international)

“There is an online medium known as Saharareporters who have their office in New York, and who have made their site as a platform for attack against Islam. So we are warning them to stop making their site an avenue for attacking Islam, otherwise we will find a way of attacking them too.

“We resorted to using this medium to send our message instead of the normal tele-conference because of the fear by journalists; which made them refuse to conduct the conference.

“We are grateful to God for the success recorded on the attack on Thisday, and we hope to continue such attacks.

“Finally, the government has now resorted to arresting our wives and children and also demolishing our houses, like they did in Biu recently, that is why we have also resolved to start attacking government schools, especially, tertiary ones.

“We promise to demolish 500 buildings for any one of our houses that the government destroys.

“We have already started with Gombe and Kano.”

Culled from: Daily Post Newspaper

Tuesday 2 January 2018

President Buhari Signs Mandatory Treatment of Gun Shot Victims’ Bill into Law

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Now that President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Bill, 2017, victims of gunshot and car accidents in Nigeria can now receive immediate treatment in the hospital.

Boko Haram Attacks Military Base in Yobe, 5 Soldiers Reportedly Killed, 30 Missing

Guardian Newspaper reports that an attack by Boko Haram on a military base in Yobe State Saturday night reportedly killed five soldiers and left about 30 others missing.

700 Boko Haram Captives Have Escaped - Nigerian Army

The Nigerian army says more than 700 people held by Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country have escaped captivity.