Defence/Security

Troops arrest 11 illegal miners, eliminate scores of bandits – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Accord have arrested 11 illegal miners and eliminated scores of bandits on Nov. 21 in parts of Zamfara and Katsina States. The...

Military knocks out more terrorists’ enclaves in Borno – DHQ

The military knocked out many Boko Haram/Islamic States for West African Province terrorists’ hideouts in the northeast in the last one week, the Defence Headquarters said in Abuja on Thursday. Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, told newsmen...

BREAKING: Reps in closed-door meeting with service chiefs

The leadership of the House of Representatives is currently meeting with the heads of security agencies in the country behind closed doors. The meeting, which began at about 2:15pm, is presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase. Journalists and others...

Boko Haram: CSOs call for new strategies in the fight against insurgency

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Borno have called for new strategies by the military to effectively deal with insurgency in the state, in the light of the resettlement of displaced persons on their ancestral homes commenced by the state...

Police kill 5 suspected bandits in Katsina State

The Police Command in Katsina State said it had killed five suspected bandits in Safana Local Government Area of the state. The spokesman of the command, SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Katsina. Isah said that...

Jema’a LG, USAID sign MoU on security

Jema’a Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen security in the area. Mr Peter Averik, the chairman of the LGA signed...

Troops hit bandits’ camps, eliminate scores in Kaduna

Troops of Operation Thunder Strike have eliminated scores of bandits in land and air offensives on their camps at Yadi and Kufai Shantu in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed...

FG pledges to upscale local production of military equipment

The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, has assured of Federal Government’s commitment to upscale local production of military equipment for enhanced combat efficiency of the Armed Forces. Magashi gave the assurance in Abuja at a two- day Stakeholders...

IG sets up team to replace defunct SARS

The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has set up a new Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team to fill the gaps created by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) dissolution. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank...

NDLEA seizes 179.090kg of hard drugs, arrests 13 suspects in FCT

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has intercepted 179.090 kilograms of various hard drugs in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) within the first week of October. The NDLEA, FCT Commander, Mr Lawan Hamisu, told the News Agency...
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APC rents Ebonyi lCC as secretariat, says Pub. Sec

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi has rented the ultra-modern International Conference Centre, Abakaliki as its new state secretariat.The party’s state...

NEMA seeks partnership with insurance coys

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it is seeking partnership with insurance companies and brokers to create awareness on the need...