Friday 31 May 2019

Nigeria NSA, Military Set To Develop National Security Strategy on Banditry, Terrorism

Nigeria's Office of the National Security Adviser and the armed forces on Thursday in Abuja met to draw up a 2019 draft National Security Strategy, a policy document to tackle banditry, small arms proliferation, terrorism and kidnapping in the country.

Monday 27 May 2019

Pervasive Insecurity: 36 Killed, 27 Kidnapped in Sporadic Attacks Across Nigeria Last Week

Pervasive insecurity across the Nigeria continued last week with dozens of people killed and kidnapped in different states.

Tension In Jos, Plateau State As Reprisal Attack Kills Scores, Houses Burnt

Scores are feared dead with properties worth millions of destroyed in fresh violence affecting parts of Jos, Plateau state, north-central Nigeria.

Nigerian Military Loses N4.8bn Hardware in North-East Since January

The Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Army, which are two active forces in the counter-insurgency war in the North-East, have lost over N4.8bn in weaponry in the region between January and May, 2019.

Yoruba Group Gives Herdsmen 7-Day Ultimatum to Vacate Yorubaland

A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW), has called on the militant Fulani herdsmen in South-west to vacate the region.

Wednesday 22 May 2019

The Attacks on Burkina Faso Churches

Burkina Faso Map - Credit:

The Month of May has been dangerous for the Faithful in the West African Nation of Burkina Faso. Twice this month there have been attacks on Churches. The most recent attack resulted in the death of the Priest and other Parishioners and the destruction of the Church itself.

Monday 20 May 2019

Nigerian Soldier on United Nations Peacekeeping Mission Killed in Mali

A Nigerian soldier was killed and several others injured in two attacks on the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, UN officials said yesterday.

Gunmen Attack Churches in Kaduna, Kill One, Kidnap Pastor, 11 Others

Daredevil gunmen reportedly killed one Obadiah Samson and kidnapped others at Guguwa village after Rigasa, a suburb of Kaduna State.

Thursday 16 May 2019

Nigeria Police Raise Alarm Over Plots To Attack Oil Installations For 'Political Reasons'

The Nigerian Police Force has raised an alarm warning of coordinated plans to attack oil installations across the country. 

United States Set To Relocate Consulate to Eko Atlantic City, Lagos

The United States Consul-General in Lagos, Mr. John Bray, on Wednesday announced that the home government had secured about 1,000 hectares of land on the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos.

Kidnapping As Nigeria’s New National Security Challenge

Except the government does something fast, kidnapping and wanton killings may overrun Nigeria with the possibility of turning the country into a failed state, writes Olawale Olaleye

Monday 13 May 2019

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Killing 11 Nigerian Soldiers In Borno

The world’s deadliest terror group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has claimed responsibility for the attack on soldiers in Borno State last week which took the lives of 11 soldiers, Reutersreports.

Thursday 9 May 2019

Cybercrime: Over 17,600 Nigerian Bank Customers Lose N1.9Bn To e-Fraud in 2018

The monster of e-fraud long predicted in advanced economies is now here with us in Nigeria in full swing. The dominant force is driven by young people between 20 and 30 years. Here is the report. The Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF) has released its fraud report for 2018 which showed that over 17,600 bank customers lost N1.9 billion to fraudsters during the year. 

Cameroonian Gendarmes Kill Scores of Nigerians in Akwa Ibom

Many Nigerians were feared killed and others missing following an alleged attacks by Cameroonian gendarmes on Abana, a fishing community on the fringes the Bakassi Peninsula.

Monday 6 May 2019

Pervasive Insecurity: Army Bans Motorcycles in Zamfara, Kano, Katsina, Niger, Others

The Nigerian Army has banned the use of motorcycles within the hinterland and forests of Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger states, saying it observed the use of motorcycles by bandits, kidnappers, criminal elements and their collaborators to perpetrate crimes.

United States Cuts Monthly Oil Imports From Nigeria By 89%

The United States’ crude oil imports from Nigeria plunged to 539,000 barrels per day in February from 4.87 million bpd in January, hitting almost a four-year low in February.

Gunmen Kidnap Permanent Secretary in Taraba, OAU Professor in Ife

The Permanent Secretary, Taraba State Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs Suzzy Nathan, was on Sunday abducted from her home in Jalingo by unknown gunmen.

Sunday 5 May 2019

Boko Haram Attacks Military Base in NE Nigeria, Kill 15 Soldiers, Injure 19

Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction of Boko Haram who rode on trucks and motorcycles attacked Magumeri military base, 40 km (25 miles) northwest of Borno state capital Maiduguri late on Friday, May 3, 2019, reportedly killing 15 soldiers and injuring 19 others.

Nigerian Army Says Unpatriotic Elements, Foreign Interests Causing Insecurity And Plotting To Disrupt May 29

The Nigerian Army has drawn the attention of the Federal Government and Nigerians of plans by some groups, foreign interests to disrupt the May 29, handover.

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Nigeria Police Says 685 People Kidnapped, 1,071 Killed in 1st Quarter of 2019

Nigeria's acting Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Adamu, said that 1,071 persons lost their lives in crime-related cases across the country in the first quarter of 2019.