Again, gunmen attack in Abia, raze down NDLEA office

The attacks by unknown gunmen in Abia state seem to have no end in sight as the Amaekpu Ohafia local government area office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) was yesterday set ablaze. The State Commandant of the anti-drug agency, Akingbade Bamidele, who confirmed the attack, disclosed that no casualty was recorded. Recall that on Monday there was an attack on an INEC office in the Ohafia local government area of the state, which was burnt down leaving electoral materials and office equipment destroyed. Reacting to the attack…

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Just In: Buhari approves new security measures for S/East, S/South

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new security measures for the Southeast and South-South regions of the country. This was one of the outcomes of the series of security meetings held in the last eleven days and concluded today at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the meeting, however, declined to give details. The president also approved a memo presented by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), on the control of drugs, which he…

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Photo News: Buhari Holds security meeting after armed robbers’ attempted attack on Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presided over a security meeting held at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, in Abuja. The meeting had in attendance the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, National Security Adviser, and Ministers. The nation’s service chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police, and heads of other security agencies were also in attendance. The meeting, which commenced about 10 am, is holding at the Conference Hall of the Office of…

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Insecurity: Armed robbers allegedly invade Aso Rock, presidential aides’ residences

Armed men, suspected to be robbers, have reportedly invaded the residences of two senior aides to President Muhammadu Buhari inside the precinct of the Presidential Villa, administration officials and security sources have revealed to newsmen. The incident, which reportedly occurred at the weekend, allegedly prompted the President’s Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and the presidential admin officer, Abubakar Maikano, to abandon their residences, sources said. “Their houses were robbed and the robbers packed money and other valuable assets from both houses,” an aide further stated. It was not immediately…

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“We receive weapons from DSS agents, split ransom payments” Bandits reveal

Armed bandits terrorising different parts of the country have disclosed that they have been receiving arms and ammunition from operatives of the Department of Security Service, (DSS), and often split ransom payments received at gunpoint. The criminals told Germany’s Deutsche Welle, in a recent report, that they “borrow weapons” from the State agents and then go to work to share ill-gotten gains together. The bandits also said some Police officers have been a part of the conspiracy that has fueled insecurity across Nigeria, which President Buhari has been accused of…

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Police confirm threats to Lagos by IPOB, Yoruba groups

…Says Okada riders spike crimes in the city The Police in Lagos State has disclosed that the Command is investigating threats by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, (IPOB), as well as Yoruba separatist groups. Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu made the disclosure at a stakeholders forum on security in Lagos, which Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu presided over. Odumosu vowed that no breakdown of law and order, or attacks on soft targets would be tolerated. The CP said the command was aware of agitations for the Oodua Republic by some Yoruba secessionists…

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Just In! INEC office set ablaze in Abia

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) says its office in Ohafia LGA of Abia State, has been set ablaze. The INEC spokesman, Festus Okoye, who made this known in a statement said the incident occurred on Sunday night. He, however, said there is no known cause of the fire incident yet adding that investigation into the incident is ongoing. This is coming a week after one of the Commission’s offices in Essien Udim LGA of Akwa Ibom State, was razed. The Commission, in a statement, confirmed that the office was…

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Suspected Boko Haram terrorists arrested in Kano – Army

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Saturday evening stormed a mosque suspected to be aBoko Haram terrorists enclave and arrested no fewer than 10 suspects. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, said troops of 3 Brigade, Kano arrested 13 suspected terrorists located at Filin Lazio, Hotoro, in Kano metropolis following a successful operation. According to him, the mosque was said to belong to some men from Borno State who had fled the troubled North-East due to the Boko Haram insurgency. It was learnt that the troops took away some unidentified items from…

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Truck loaded with live bullets falls, spills contents in Onitsha

A truck fully loaded with cartons of live bullets fell into a ditch and spilled its content all around the street, in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State. It was learnt that the incident occurred on Sunday morning on Awka Road in the city as early worshipers made their way to churches. The incident attracted heavy security presence to the Awka Road area and Shoprite axis of the city. It was gathered that the truck, a Mercedes Benz 911 model was said to be moving the goods out of…

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IPOB: “Don’t hoist any flag in Rivers State; we are not part of you” – Gov. Wike warns Nnamdi Kanu

Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State, has warned the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu not to hoist unnecessary flags in his state, noting that the State was not part of such struggles. Governor Wike also advised those riding on the hospitality of the State to move their secessionist agenda and activities elsewhere. This was contained in a statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, Wike after the traditional rulers, political and opinion leaders of Ekpeye nationality paid a solidarity visit…

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