27 Nigerians kidnapped in 4 states in 48 hrs - Report

22 May 2019
27 Nigerians kidnapped in 4 states in 48 hrs - Report

At least 27 Nigerians have been kidnapped from four states within 48 hours, amidst the growing insecurity across the country. Kidnapping for ransom has become one of the major security...

Bandits invade Katsina communities, kill 26

22 May 2019
Bandits invade Katsina communities, kill 26

Bandits on Tuesday attacked some communities in Katsina State, killing no fewer than 26 persons, and leaving scores with varying degrees of injuries. The bandits invaded Mara Zamfarawa village in...

CJN dragged to court over alleged age falsification

22 May 2019
CJN dragged to court over alleged age falsification

A 46-year-old businessman, Mr Tochi Michael, has dragged Mr Tanko Mohammed, Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) before an FCT High Court over alleged age falsification. In the originating summon...

Commuters buy fake phones to hand over to armed robbers in commercial buses

22 May 2019
Commuters buy fake phones to hand over to armed robbers in commercial buses

Armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over...

Kano Police intercept Tramadol worth N1bn

18 May 2019
Kano Police intercept Tramadol worth N1bn

Kano State Police Command yesterday made a big haul, following the seizure of 303 cartons of hard drugs, comprising of tramadol tablets, valued at N1 billion. Briefing reporters at Police...

Why we target women in expensive cars - Suspect

18 May 2019
Why we target women in expensive cars - Suspect

Three members of a notorious robbery gang, which specialized in snatching vehicles from women driving expensive cars around Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, and smuggle them to Niger Republic, have...

We pay ransoms to bandits daily with govt funds - Zamfara official

14 May 2019
We pay ransoms to bandits daily with govt funds - Zamfara official

Vice-Chairman of Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Mr Sani Galadima, on Monday said bandits killed six members of Civilian Joint Task Force in the area, adding that the...

EFCC seizes Saraki’s houses in Lagos

12 May 2019
EFCC seizes Saraki’s houses in Lagos

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized some houses belonging to Senate President Bukola Saraki. The houses, located at 15a, 15b and 17 MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, are said to...

900 child recruits released from anti-Boko Haram militia

11 May 2019
900 child recruits released from anti-Boko Haram militia

Almost 900 children who were recruited into the ranks of an anti-Boko Haram militia in Nigeria have been released, UNICEF said Friday. The 894 children, including 106 girls, were recruited...

We pay tax to bandits before we’re allowed to farm - N’west farmers

10 May 2019
We pay tax to bandits before we’re allowed to farm - N’west farmers

Farmers in North-West geopolitical zone have recounted their ordeals following the increasing rate of banditry and kidnapping, saying bandits have resorted to taxing them before they can have access to...

Boko Haram beats security checks, kills 7 in Borno

09 May 2019
Boko Haram beats security checks, kills 7 in Borno

Boko Haram ran an ex- plosives-laden vehicle into a convoy of vehicles in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, Tuesday evening and killed seven people in the process. Security sources and...

Kidnapped OAU Prof discloses those who kidnapped him, ransom paid

08 May 2019
Kidnapped OAU Prof discloses those who kidnapped him, ransom paid

Mr Olayinka Adegbehingbe, professor of orthopaedic surgery at Obafemi Awolowo University OAU, Ile-Ife, kidnapped on Sunday, said that N5.045 million was paid to secure his release. Adegbehingbe who was Independent...

Tension as herdsmen invade Imo community

07 May 2019
Tension as herdsmen invade Imo community

There was tension in Imo State, on Sunday, as suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded Umuorii Uratta community in Owerri North Council. The assailants killed a security guard, who is a native...

Gunmen kidnap permanent secretary

06 May 2019
Gunmen kidnap permanent secretary

Unknown gunmen on Sunday abducted Permanent Secretary in Taraba State Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs. Susana Jonathan. Jonathan was kidnapped in her house around ATC area of Jalingo at about...

Army bans motorcycles in Kaduna, Kastina, Sokoto, others 

06 May 2019
Army bans motorcycles in Kaduna, Kastina, Sokoto, others 

Nigerian Army has announced the ban on the use of motorcycles in north west part of the country where it is currently holding exercise HARBIN KUNAMA to wipe out banditry,...

Boko Haram dislodges soldiers from military base in Borno

05 May 2019
Boko Haram dislodges soldiers from military base in Borno

Boko Haram jihadists have seized a military base in northeast Nigeria, days after an attack left five troops dead and 30 missing, security sources and residents said Saturday. A column...

Bandits attack ex-Gov’s house, kill one, kidnap nephew hours after anti-bandit comments

05 May 2019
Bandits attack ex-Gov’s house, kill one, kidnap nephew hours after anti-bandit comments

Some suspected bandits have attacked the residence of a former Governor of Sokoto state, Mr Attahiru Bafarawa and killed his security guard, Abdullahi Jijji. The attack came barely 24 hours...

Ba Beli: A new bandits gang in Bauchi gets deadlier

05 May 2019
Ba Beli: A new bandits gang in Bauchi gets deadlier

The terror of the Yan Ba Beli group is eating deep into communities in Bauchi State, leaving in its trail death and destruction. We told him to buy Maggi for...

FG enters into deals with Fulani leaders to ‘flush out bandits in forests’

04 May 2019
FG enters into deals with Fulani leaders to ‘flush out bandits in forests’

Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Muhammad Adamu, has disclosed that Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has agreed with security agencies to flush out remnants of suspected...

Bandits ‘smoked out’ of Zamfara relocatind to other states - Army

04 May 2019
Bandits ‘smoked out’ of Zamfara relocatind to other states - Army

Nigerian Army, Friday, said bandits fleeing from Zamfara State following “ceaseless superior firearms from troops” were responsible for recent attacks in Katsina and Sokoto states. The army also said the...

Fear, outrage as bandits spread tentacles

04 May 2019
Fear, outrage as bandits spread tentacles

Less than one month to the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term, the nation has been gripped with fear, tension and outrage over the increasing spate of violence and...

Four feared killed as herdsmen, farmers clash in Ogun

03 May 2019
Four feared killed as herdsmen, farmers clash in Ogun

About four persons have been killed as suspected herdsmen and farmers clashed in Iwoye area of Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State, southwest Nigeria. The incident, which has ignited...

How gunmen abducted District Head of Buhari’s hometown

02 May 2019
How gunmen abducted District Head of Buhari’s hometown

A high-ranking traditional title holder in Daura emirate, Magajin Garin Daura, Mr Musa Umar was abducted yesterday in Daura by armed gunmen. The gunmen numbering six in a blue Peugeot...

Kidnapped UBEC chairman, daughter regain freedom

01 May 2019
Kidnapped UBEC chairman, daughter regain freedom

Mr Mahmood Abubakar, chairman of Universal Basic Education (UBEC) has been released by kidnappers, police said on Tuesday. Police spokesperson, Mr Frank Mba, said Abubakar’s daughter, Yasmin, has also been...

UBEC Chairman, daughter kidnapped; driver killed

30 April 2019
UBEC Chairman, daughter kidnapped; driver killed

In yet another dreadful attack, kidnappers on Monday abducted board chairman of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Mr Muhammed Mahmood, along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway. Mahmud was abducted alongside his daughter...

Hundreds of motorists unaccounted for as bandits, again, raid Kaduna-Abuja highway

30 April 2019
Hundreds of motorists unaccounted for as bandits, again, raid Kaduna-Abuja highway

Kidnappers on Monday afternoon blocked Kaduna-Abuja Expressway, forcing several motorists to abandon their vehicles and head for nearby bushes to avoid being abducted. The development has left many motorists and...

FCT court jails 27 ladies for prostitution

30 April 2019
FCT court jails 27 ladies for prostitution

A mobile court in Federal Capital Territory on Monday sentenced 27 ladies to one month in jail for prostitution. The convicts, arrested last Wednesday and Thursday, were, however, given an...

Sri Lanka attack was revenge for Syria - Islamic State leader

30 April 2019
Sri Lanka attack was revenge for Syria - Islamic State leader

Leader of the Islamic State group praised the Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people in Sri Lanka in a video released Monday, calling on militants to be...

Boko Haram, again, attacks military base in Borno

28 April 2019
Boko Haram, again, attacks military base in Borno

Boko Haram fighters in north-eastern Nigeria attacked and overran an army outpost, stealing weapons before fleeing. Gunmen from Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the ISIL-linked faction of Boko Haram,...

Gunmen kidnap Shell workers, kill police guards

27 April 2019
Gunmen kidnap Shell workers, kill police guards

Two senior employees of the oil company Shell have been kidnapped and their police escorts killed in Nigeria's restive Delta region, police said. The attack took place as the workers...

Sri Lanka attacks: What led to carnage?

24 April 2019
Sri Lanka attacks: What led to carnage?

Sri Lanka is in a state of shock and confusion, trying to understand how a little-known Islamist group may have unleashed the wave of co-ordinated suicide bombings that resulted in...

Terrorist attacks targeted at Christians, hotel guests kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

22 April 2019
Terrorist attacks targeted at Christians, hotel guests kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka’s deadliest violence since a devastating civil...

FG vs Onnoghen: CCT fixes date for judgment

16 April 2019
FG vs Onnoghen: CCT fixes date for judgment

Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, has fixed Thursday to deliver judgment on the non assets declaration charge Federal Government preferred against retiring Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN,...

Herdsmen kill man, wife, son, 13 others in Nasarawa during naming ceremony

16 April 2019
Herdsmen kill man, wife, son, 13 others in Nasarawa during naming ceremony

Unidentified gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen have invaded Numa village in Andaha community of Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. During the attack, which occurred on Sunday, herdsmen...

Herdsmen abduct 67 in Taraba

16 April 2019
Herdsmen abduct 67 in Taraba

No fewer than 67 persons have been kidnapped and several others killed in Taraba State between November 2018 and March 2019 in Lau, Jalingo, Donga and Takum Local Government Areas...

Over 3,500 children recruited by insurgents in northeast - UNICEF

14 April 2019
Over 3,500 children recruited by insurgents in northeast - UNICEF

UNICEF has raised concern over the number of children recruited and killed by non-state armed groups in Nigeria’s north-east region. United Nations children’s agency said this in a statement on...

Court sentences nine people for open defecation in Ekiti

11 April 2019
Court sentences nine people for open defecation in Ekiti

Mr Adeosun Abayomi of an Aramoko Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, sentenced nine people, including a traditional title holder and a clergy, to six months in prison each for open defecation...

Highly placed northern traditional rulers helping bandits – FG

10 April 2019
Highly placed northern traditional rulers helping bandits – FG

Defence minister, Mr Munir Dan-Ali, said Federal Government had ordered security agencies to tackle banditry and killings in Zamfara State and the entire North-West geopolitical zone. He also claimed that...

Miners aiding bandits, kidnappers - IGP

10 April 2019
Miners aiding bandits, kidnappers - IGP

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has defended recent ban on mining activities in Zamfara State by the Federal Government. Adamu, who stated this at a stakeholders’ meeting on...

Bandits kill 20 in Kaduna community

09 April 2019
Bandits kill 20 in Kaduna community

Twenty persons have been reported killed in a fresh attack by unknown gunmen in Angwan Aku community, Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna State. A resident said the attack was launched...