Insurgency: Buratai blames Unwillingness To Fight, Keeps Mum On Fifth Columnists

By Uche Mbah The recent setbacks experienced by the Nigerian military in the fight against insurgency has been blamed on the unwillingness to fight by some members of the Nigerian Army, thereby confirming reports that some junior officers of the Nigerian army are no longer committed to the fight against insurgents. But he kept mum on the allegations that some officers are acting as informers to Boko Haram and herdsmen, thereby deliberately putting the lives of their own troops in danger. Reports were rife about how some senior officers send…

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Bombings: Codolences, As Nigerians Worry Over Security Collapse

By Uche Mbah It was a gory week with spates of suicide bombings, herdsmen attacks and kidnapping for ransom rising to an unprecedented peak spelling of a rise in security collapse and pointing towards government helplessness in tackling security. The Inspector General of police, however, told a bewildered nation that there has been improved security in the country. Even the Military has said that they are on top of the situation, noting that they have been bombing the remaining hideouts of Boko Haram. Amnesty International has said the bombings have…

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Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Borno Killings

By Uche Mbah The Islamic state has claimed they killed more than 20 soldiers in an attack in Kareto, Northeastern Borno, according to a Reuters Agency report monitored in Lagos. The Nigerian Army has repeatedly said that the Boko Haram insurgency has been curtailed. However, independent reports claim that the group is still occupying some towns in Borno state. Reuters reported the group as claiming that they burnt the military barracks and tanks. The Nigerian security sources claimed that the base, home to the Nigerian Army’s 158th Battalion and 130…

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British Court Seized Abacha’s 211 Million Pounds Loot

Sanni Abacha

A British court has seized 211,000,000 million pounds looted by the former Nigerian dictator and military head of state, General Sani Abacha. According to report by the UK Metro, the said money was seized from a Jersey bank account that belonged to General Abacha. The money was put in accounts held in Jersey by Doraville Properties Corporation, a British Virgin Islands company. The money worth £211,000,000 was laundered through the U.S. into the Channel Islands but eventually discovered and recovered. The report said, “Money to the value of £211,000,000 has…

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Police Arrest 38 Arms Smugglers, Kidnappers, Recover 6000 Live Ammunition, Others

ArmsSmugglers

The unrelenting efforts of Operatives of the Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS), Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and the Special Forces attached to Operation Puff Adder have resulted in the dismantling on 25th May, 2019 of a 4-man international arms-smuggling syndicate. The criminal gang operates between parts of North African, the Sahel region and West African Countries. A total of 6000 AK47 Live ammunition were recovered from them. The 4-man syndicate comprising: Ojoomo Olugbenga 45yrs native of Akure Central, Ondo State, ii. Oladimeji Adeogun 50yrs native…

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Militant Ultimatum Expires Today As Bakassi Boys Are Resurrected

By Uche Mbah The Abia state government has resurrected the dreaded Bakkasi boys just as the ultimatum given to the Federal Government by the Niger Delta Militants expires today, June 1st 2019. A militant group had recently given notice to the effect that it would, on June 1st, 2019, declare a new republic, the Niger Delta republic. The group insists it no longer wanted the Niger Delta region to be part of Nigeria. For good measure, it added: “We are militarily prepared to defend our territory.” The group hinged its…

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Buhari Signs Executive Order Banning Use Of Guns

By Uche Mbah Days after the Niger Delta Militants threatened to declare Niger Delta Republic on June !st, President Muhammadu Buhari signs an executive order to remove, revoke, banish all firearm or shotgun certificate or license in Nigeria. The order takes effect from June 1st, the day the Niger Delta Militants are threatening to declare their Republic. With this, no body in Nigeria is allowed to carry prohibited or licensed weapon in the country. Though it is not clear whether the order was targeted at the Militants, it appears that…

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Retired Police Officers Cry of Underpayment

By Oji Odu The anger shown on the faces of members of the Retired Police Officers Association, RPOA, (Under Contributory Pension Scheme) is better imagined than experienced, as they protested the injustice of underpayment of their retirement benefits on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Ikeja, Lagos. At the gathering of the officers made up of the sick, wounded and those carrying the scars sustained during their service years while maintaining law and order, most of who looked so haggard and hungry, their voices were in unison expressing regret for staking…

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Yoruba Group Laments How Fulani Herdsmen Have Turned Its Territories To Kidnapping Den

By Akinwale Kasali Foremost Yoruba Group, Apapo Yoruba Koya, AOKOYA, has disclosed that over 1000 cells manned and controlled by Fulani Herdsmen exists in Yoruba forests, which is mainly for Kidnapping for ransom, raping and maiming Yorubas. The group revealed that the Yoruba territories have become a strongholds for the Fulani Herdsmen. In a press release, the group alleged that there are exactly 1,123 cells belonging to armed Fulani herdsmen mainly in forests and highlands located across Yoruba territories. The cells are well organized and they appear to network with…

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Nigeria Under Siege As kidnappers Target Presidency

Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu

By Uche Mbah Security in recent times has taken a dive as kidnappers move up towards what analysts have described as the ultimate humiliation of the Presidency: the kidnapping of the close members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s immediate family. The latest of these kidnaps has been the kidnap of Musa Umar, an in-law to President Buhari and a District Head of Daura, the President’s home town . Umar, is said to be married to the daughter of Buhari’s sister, Hajiya Bilki.Umar, and doubles as the father of Fatima Musa, wife…

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