NEWS SECURITY 

Cult war erupts in Cross River community ,7 killed, houses razed

seven people have been reported killed in a cult war that erupted in Okundi, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State. Eyewitnesses said houses were also burnt as the clash escalated following the killing of a youth opposed to cult activities in the community. Reports said the youth, identified as Joseph Bukie Bankong, was killed on Monday night and this sparked further clash and bloodshed on Tuesday. According to sources, the 12 villages that make up the Old Osokom Clan in Boki Local Government Area had held a meeting…

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LAW & CRIME NEWS SECURITY 

Suspected Serial Killer Arraigned Before High Court In Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Police Command arraigned suspected serial killer, Gracious David-West before the State High Court presided over by Justice Adolphus Enebeli. The development is coming more than one month after David-West was arrested along the East-West Road by operatives of the Bori unit of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), while fleeing to Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. When he was paraded before newsmen at the Police headquarters in Port Harcourt, the suspect confessed to have killed about 15 girls in hotels in Rivers State and four other states…

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EFCC REPORT SECURITY 

TO TACKLE MONEY LAUNDERING, MAGU SEEKS COLLABORATION OF SECURITY AGENCIES

The Acting Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has called on law enforcement agencies across the country to join hands together to combat the menace of money laundering. . Magu, who was represented at the workshop by Mr. Oseni Kazeem, Head, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery Section, EFCC’s Port Harcourt Zonal Office, gave this charge on Monday, October 21, 2019 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at a workshop on ” Experts’ Training And Advocacy on Tracing And Recovery of Illicit Funds And Assets”. . According to him, collaboration of…

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NEWS SECURITY 

NAF Jets Bombs Another Terrorists Hideout, Killing Scores Of Boko Haram

Scores of Boko Haram terrorists have been reported killed after jets belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in the Operation Laifya Dole attacked their hideouts. A statement by NAF has said the action of the Air Task Force (ATF) of the Operation Lafiya Dole was in continuation of the sustained onslaught against terrorist elements in the north east of the country. According to the statement, those attacked were part of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters at Bukar Meram on the fringes of Lake Chad in…

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NEWS Security Watch 

Explosive Uncovered on INEC premises- Police

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit of the Nigeria Police Force said the unit recently recovered an explosive material from the premises of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Owerri, Imo State. The command said the 80mm Mortal Bomb was evacuated to the EOD base in the state, noting that three IEDs were also recovered from the BUA Cement Company premises in Okpella, Edo State on October 1, 2019. “On August 16, 2019, technicians from EOD base, Owerri, recovered an 80mm Mortal Bomb on INEC premises, Umuguma, Owerri South Local Government…

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NEWS SECURITY 

Joint Patrol Teams Tackle Suspected Bandits, Recover Stolen Cows

The Katsina State Police Command said on Friday that joint patrol teams of the police and military, early Thursday morning, engaged suspected bandits at Kadobe village in Jibiya Local Government Area of the state in a gun battle, recovering various animals including ninety-nine cows in the process. The command said all the recovered animals have been returned to their owner, one Tasiu Hamisu. It was learnt that the bandits stormed the village a few minutes to 6am on Thursday and carted away the animals. A distress call was thereafter sent…

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NEWS SECURITY 

Buhari- Boko Haram now ‘substantially’ defeated

The Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday said his administration’s efforts to curb insecurity in the country has resulted in Boko Haram terrorists being ‘substantially defeated’. “The nation is appreciative of the gallantry and sacrifices of officers and men of our Armed Forces in the campaign against insurgency and other internal security operations. This has led to the return of normalcy in affected parts of the nation,” Buhari said at the launch of the 2020 armed forces remembrance day emblem. “The Boko Haram terrorists have been substantially defeated and degraded to…

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LAW & CRIME SECURITY 

Amnesty International Request ICC resume Investigation on Nigeria security forces, Boko Haram’s atrocities

Amnesty International has again asked the International Criminal Court to open investigations into alleged atrocities committed by the Nigerian security forces and Boko  Haram in North East. It accused the Federal Government of frustrating the probe by “dumping information on the ICC in an attempt to delay the inevitable investigation.” Responding to the statement by the ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda about the conclusion of her fourth visit to Nigeria on Tuesday, Amnesty International’s Advocacy and Research Director, Netsanet Belay said, “There is mounting evidence that the government of Nigeria is willingly unable…

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NEWS SECURITY 

To End Banditry, Masari, Tambuwal, Seek Subvention for North-west Govs

Governors Masari and Tambuwal of Katsina and Sokoto State yesterday called on the federal government to provide a special security subvention to North-west states to adequately fund the peace deal and other security operations initiated by the governors within the region. The governor said the grant, if provided, would enable governors of the affected states to fund the resettlement and rehabilitation of the repentant bandits and their families. Speaking at a town hall meeting on security, organised by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture in Katsina, Masari said although…

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NEWS SECURITY 

Ndume to Prove 847 Soldiers Lost to Insurgency-Army Challenges

Chairman of Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume,asked by the Nigerian Army asked to prove his claim that 847 soldiers had been lost to Boko Haram insurgency in the last six years. The Governor  of Katsina State,Bello Masari and his counterpart in Sokoto State, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, called on the federal government to provide a special security subvention to North-west states ravaged by banditry to adequately fund the peace deal and other security operations initiated by the governors. Ndume, who spoke with reporters after contributing at Senate plenary to…

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