Insecurity: Some security agents fuelling attacks in Kaduna community – CAN alleges

Religious leaders, under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in Sanga local government area of Kaduna State have passed a ‘vote of no confidence’ on a section of the security agencies, excluding the military, in the area. This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a summit by the clerics, following what they termed “the destruction of crops, macheting and indiscriminate killing of Christians across Sanga Local government area”. The CAN Secretary in the area, Apostle Silas Dabo, lamented that the conflict between pastoralists…

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Insecurity: Kogi no longer safe for criminals under Yahaya Bello, Police IG 

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has described Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State as a dogged crime fighter who had made the State unsafe for criminals to thrive. The IGP, who spoke during his visit to Kogi State yesterday, added that he was happy that Governor Yahaya Bello was playing the role of the “real Chief Executive Officer” in terms of security, noting that he is “a dependable ally in the battle against national insecurity.” According to him, the governor was one helmsman that would never raise…

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Insecurity: FG goes after Boko Haram, Ansaru terrorists, IPOB financiers, assets

The Federal Government has commenced moves to confiscate the assets of identified terrorism financiers and their associates, in line with international counter-terrorism recommendations. It was gathered that security and intelligence agencies were scouting for the physical assets, including companies and bank accounts of individuals and groups indicted for terrorism in the country. Already, 18 persons, entities and companies have been added to the Nigeria Sanctions List under the supervision of the Nigeria Sanctions Committee, a multi-agency panel created by the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022. The groups include the…

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Kaduna: Security operatives foil mass kidnap by terrorists 

Security operatives in Kaduna State have foiled attempts by terrorists to kidnap inhabitants of Giwa community, reportedly forcing the terrorists to flee with bullet wounds after a gun battle with troops. In an issued statement, the Kaduna Police Command said: “On November 17, 2022, acting on information that some armed bandits on motorcycles were sighted along Galadimawa-Tumburku Road, in Giwa local government area, the Commissioner of Police, Yekini Ayoku, immediately ordered the deployment of a combined Police detachment of ‘Operation Whirl Punch’, along with the special divisional team to clear…

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Insecurity: ESN gunmen threaten to force Gov. Soludo to resign

Some alleged members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) have threatened to force Anambra Governor Chukwuma Soludo to resign through murder.  They warned that since he has decided to use police and military to hunt them, they will make the State ungovernable for him.  According to a voice-mail by one of the ESN leaders, who identified himself as ‘Okwute’ (Awka-North and South Commander), threatened to continue killings in the State.  The ESN leader threatened that they will visit the hospital of a medical doctor and kill anybody there if he…

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Security: “Sovereignty of our nation must not be threatened” – Gen Irabor

Chief of Defence Staff, (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has reiterated that the sovereignty of the nation must not be threatened under any circumstance. General Irabor stated this during the commissioning of the newly renovated Students’ Union Building at the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU), Ile-Ife at the weekend. He said an egalitarian society could only be achieved through secure sovereignty and urged the students to always ensure that their quest for an egalitarian society does not run counter to having secured sovereignty in the country. He said that he and his…

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Security Breaches: CSOs fault routine disregard of DSS intelligence by other agencies

A civil society and citizen’s groups coalition, Citizens Stability Forum, (CSF), has warned against what it described as routine disregard, and lack of appreciation of critical intelligence provided by the country’s lead spook agency, the Department of State Services (DSS) ahead of next year’s election. The group, made up of a coalition of security experts, and conscious citizens on the spate of insecurity in the country, also called on well-meaning individuals, and relevant security agencies to specially commend the current Director General, DG, DSS, Yusuf Bichi, given critical intelligence his…

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Terror Threats: ‘Adoption of smart approach, other techniques yielding results’ – NSA

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), has disclosed that the adoption of ‘Smart Approaches and Technology’ by the military and other security agencies in tackling the myriads of terrorism threats and other security challenges are yielding positive and successful outcomes. Speaking at the opening of the 2022 Defence Advisers and Attachés Annual Conference, organised by the Defence Intelligence Agency, (DIA), yesterday in Abuja, Monguno said the military and security agencies had been recording a high degree of success in all operations, as well as substantial levels of…

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Kaduna: Terrorists killed 446, kidnapped 985 in 6 months – Commissioner

A total of 446 people have lost their lives in Kaduna State as a result of banditry, terrorism, and communal clashes from April to September 2022. The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who gave out the figures when he presented the ‘2022 2nd and 3rd Quarter Report on security’ to the State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, said the figure comprised 285 killed in the 2nd Quarter of the year and 161 who lost their lives in the 3rd Quarter. He also said that 985 persons were…

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CAN holds National Prayers

…Says Insecurity increasing daily The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday, held a national prayer over the insecurity rocking the country and also for a peaceful general election in 2023. The CAN President, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, while speaking with newsmen after the prayers, expressed concern that insecurity appears to be increasing every day. According to him, the association believes that when Christians gather together and pray for the country and the forthcoming election, God would answer and intercede. “As Christians, we are a people of prayer; and now that our country…

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