Policeman killed, journalist, others injured at Okirika APC rally shootings The Rivers State Police command has confirmed the killing of a policeman during the shootings which disrupted the All Progressives Congress rally in Okirika home of Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan. The command’s spokesperson, Ahmad Muhammad, in a statement on Tuesday said gunmen opened fire at the Okirika National School, venue...... read more
BREAKING: Multiple Blasts rock Biu Town Multiple bomb explosions have just been reported by witness in Biu town of Borno state. The blasts which occurred one after the other were heard echoing all over the town three times. An operative of the Civilian JTF, Muhammed Miringa, who spoke to Leadership from Biu said “three bomb explosions have...... read more
Military triumph over Boko Haram in Monguno, other communities Nigerian troops fighting the insurgent group, Boko Haram, have reclaimed the town of Monguno and other communities in the North East after nearly two days of fighting. Boko Haram carried out a pre-dawn attack on Monguno, which is about 137 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital over two weeks ago....... read more
Gunmen murder APC chieftain in Plateau Police in Plateau State have confirmed the murder of an All Progressive Congress​, ​APC​,​ chieftain in Plateau state, Samuel Doro. The police spokesperson, Abuh Emmanuel, in an interview with journalists at the Nigeria Union of Journalists office, Jos, said, “Unknown gunmen on Sunday in the afternoon opened fire on the Ward...... read more
Accept dialogue or be crushed, Arewa warns Boko Haram The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has asked the Boko Haram insurgents to choose between being bombarded by the military or entering into a dialogue with the Federal Government to end the bloody crisis. In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of ACF, Muhammad Ibra­him in reaction to Thursday killing...... read more
Police IG counters Mbu’s mass killing campaign The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has cautioned personnel of the force against the use of firearms during the forthcoming general elections “except in extreme circumstances”. In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, on Saturday, said Mr. Abba gave the warning when he addressed senior officers in his...... read more
24-hour curfew imposed in Gombe as Military launch assault on Boko Haram Nigerian military has launched airstrikes on suburbs of Gombe town as soldiers and police battled Boko Haram insurgents who attacked the town early Saturday, residents have said. Fighting continued Saturday noon as Air Force jets targeted areas raided by the militants outside Gombe city.The terrorists had attacked Lubo and Dadinkowa villages,...... read more
BREAKING: Boko Haram descend on Gombe Boko Haram Islamist militants have attacked the north-east Nigerian city of Gombe, residents say. Fighters overran a checkpoint on the edge of the city and explosions and gunfire could be heard, witnesses added. Nigerian troops backed by a fighter jet were said to trying to drive the militants back. Nigeria has...... read more
BREAKING: Many feared dead in Biu Bomb Blast A deadly explosion from a bomb that went off in a crowded market in Biu, the largest town in Southern Borno state, had killed many, witnesses said. The witnesses said injured persons and corpses were being evacuated to hospital at the time of this report. Today is market day in Biu,...... read more
Boko Haram abducts 20 in Borno village No fewer than 20 persons, including women and children were, last Sunday abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at a village in Bama local government area of Borno State, security sources said. The villagers, according to a security source who spoke on phone, said the people were abducted at Akada-Banga village...... read more
AIG Maishanu dies at 55 The Nigeria Police Force has announced the sudden death of one of its most dedicated officers, AIG Ibrahim Maishanu, who passed away on February 8, 2015 at an Indian Hospital while undergoing treatment. Maishanu, until his death, was the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Information Technology at the Force...... read more
Police IG redeploys Commissioners The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, on Tuesday redeployed 33 Commissioners of Police to various commands and formations across Nigeria. A statement by the police spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the postings are in line with efforts to reposition the Force, fill vacancies created and also in view of officers proceeding...... read more
Boko Haram: Niger troops set to storm Sambisa Niger's parliament has voted to send troops to Nigeria to join the fight against militant Islamist group Boko Haram. The vote took place after Boko Haram attacked a prison and detonated a car bomb on Monday in the town of Diffa, near Niger's border with Nigeria. MPs said parliament unanimously authorised...... read more
STF capture trailer load of Arms in Jos Security officials on Monday intercepted a trailer suspected to be loaded with arms in Jos, Plateau state. The spokesperson of the Special Taskforce on Jos crisis, STF, Ikedichi Iweha, a captain in the Nigerian Army, confirmed the incident to journalists. He said the taskforce was aware of the transit of the...... read more
We'll retaliate any violence against Ndigbo - Ohaneze The apex Igbo Socio -cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has warned that Ndigbo would no longer accept  the killing of their kinsmen in the north.Addressing a press conference in Enugu, President General of the organization, Chief Enwo Igariwey said:  "There will be consequences this time around if our people are killed in...... read more
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