Monday 30 April 2018

Boko Haram Faction Collects Taxes From Captured Towns In Borno, Yobe States

A breakaway Boko Haram faction known as the Islamic State in West Africa has seized some towns in Borno and Yobe states, providing protection to Muslim residents and collecting taxes from them, Reuters reports.

Thursday 26 April 2018

Maritime Security: Pirates Kidnap 12 Crew on Dutch Vessel Off Nigeria Coast

Suspected pirates kidnapped 12 of 14 crew members on board Dutch cargo vessel FWN Rapide near the Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Ships & Ports reported, citing vessel owner ForestWave Navigation BV.

Tuesday 24 April 2018

US Air Force Builds Drone Base in Niger To Fight Extremism in Sahel Region

US Drone Base - Niger (Credit: Washington Post)
AGADEZ, Niger — On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the U.S. Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America’s battle against the growing extremist threat in Africa’s vast Sahel region.

In Damning Report, US Says Impunity, Massive Corruption, Extrajudicial Killings Still Prevalent in Nigeria

The United States Department of State has again issued a damning assessment of Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari in its 2017 Country Report on Human Rights released last Friday in Washington D.C.

Friday 20 April 2018

Safety, Security Tips For Foreign Travel – US Army

Summer is approaching and many will travel abroad either on official travel or for pleasure, and traveling to a foreign country can be a rewarding and positive experience. Whether you are an experienced or first-time foreign traveler, you should take your personal safety and security seriously. Here are some helpful foreign travel, safety and security reminders.

Nigeria And State Complicity With Terrorists, By Dr Ann Mcgregor

State complicity with terrorists and organized crime gangs are at the heart of instability in the Sahel, Sahara and Lake Chad regions, fomenting conflict and fuelling the rise of Boko Haram kidnapping.

Tuesday 17 April 2018

German Expat Kidnapped in Northern Nigeria

Gunmen on Monday kidnapped a German national working for a construction firm in Kano in an attack that also killed a police officer, police said.

US Military Worried Over Rising Foreign Extremists’ Attacks in Nigeria, Other Countries

Barely one week after President Muhammadu Buhari blamed the rise in attacks by suspected herdsmen on foreign militia once trained by Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, the United States military Monday expressed great concern over incessant attacks by foreign extremists in Nigeria and other West African countries.

Monday 16 April 2018

Boko Haram Kidnapped Over 1,000 Children In Northeast Nigeria – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, on Thursday, revealed that no fewer than 1,000 children, including 276 Chibok girls have been abducted by Boko Haram in North-East since 2013.

Only 15 of 113 Chibok Girls With Boko Haram Alive, Says Ahmed Salkida

A journalist, Ahmad Salkida, known to have access to the Boko Haram sect, has said only 15 of the 113 Chibok schoolgirls in captivity are alive.

Rampaging Kidnappers Kill 2 Policemen, Abduct 21 in Kaduna

Daredevil gunmen on Thursday night killed two policemen, and abducted 21 persons in Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State, North Central Nigeria. 

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Lagos State Records 1,315 Armed Robberies, 392 Kidnappings in 4 Years

Between 2014 till date, a total of 1,315 armed robbery attacks, 359 cult-related cases and 392 kidnapping cases were recorded in Lagos State, the state's Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, has revealed.

Monday 9 April 2018

Boko Haram Most Lethal Terror Group in The World – US General

The Commander, United States’ Special Operations Command Africa, Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks has described Boko Haram as the most lethal terror organisation.

How The Nigerian Government Made Boko Haram Richer - Bishop Kukah

Bishop Matthew Kukah
The Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has alleged that the Nigerian government has made members of the Boko Haram insurgents richer through ransom.

US Homeland Security To Compile Global Database of Bloggers, Social Media Influencers

The United States Department of Homeland Security has put out a call for companies that could create a database tracking over 290,000 "media influencers" around the world, including online news outlets, bloggers and prominent social network accounts.

Sunday 8 April 2018

Pervasive Insecurity in Nigeria: 308 Killed in 1 Month

The global human rights body, Amnesty International recently raised alarm with the revelation that clashes between farmers and herdsmen in parts of the country have claimed at least 168 lives in 2018 alone, not a few Nigerians were left in awe and shock.

Thursday 5 April 2018

Nigeria Moves To Prevent Boko Haram Access To Nuclear Weapons

The Nigerian government has declared that it is working to prevent Boko Haram insurgents from accessing nuclear weapons.

Pervasive Violence In Nigeria Entails The Military Usurps Police Roles

Nigerian Soldiers at a Check Point

It’s a common scene along Nigeria’s main roads -- barriers stopping cars, machine-gunners poised behind sandbags and stern-looking soldiers checking vehicle trunks and scrutinizing the faces of passengers.

Nigeria’s Troubling Counter Insurgency Strategy Against Boko Haram

The kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls from Dapchi last month is the latest event to cast doubt on the Nigerian government’s claims that Boko Haram has been technically defeated. Unfortunately, the attack should have come as no surprise. Since 2015, the jihadist group has lost significant territorial control and no longer holds major cities. But as I saw during my fieldwork in Nigeria in January, the jihadist threat is far from gone, and counterinsurgency policies continue to be troubled and troubling.

Nigerian Govt treated IPOB unjustly – Cardinal Onaiyekan

Mr. Nnamdi Kanu

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, yesterday decried how the Federal government handled the issue of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), lamenting that injustice was meted out on them.