Reports reaching ADELOVE indicate four persons were killed while several houses, including that of the village head, were burnt when unknown gunmen attacked Mile One Village in Tafan District, Kaduna State on Friday.
A resident, who preferred anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Kafanchan that the hoodlums launched an attack against the residents between 2pm and 10pm on Friday.
The Interim Chairman of Jema’a local Government Area, Dr. Bege Katuka, confirmed the incident via telephone.
Katuka said: “I just […]
The wave of attacks on oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta will stop only if the Federal Government commits itself to a genuine dialogue.
The chairman of the default Technical Committee on the Niger Delta, Ledum Mitee, said in Port Harcourt, that irrespective of the recent stakeholder meeting between the presidency and Niger Delta leaders, the attitude of the Federal Government had not shown it was committed to dialogue.
According to Mitee, while government strategy to end the crisis in […]
According to reports, the All Progressive Congress Governors Forum, on Tuesday condemned the persistent attacks on villages by armed bandits in Zamfara, describing the killings as unfortunate and unacceptable.
No fewer than 155 people were killed and over 50 people kidnapped in less than a month by bandits in Maru, Shinkafi, Maradun and Zurmi local government areas of the state.
A delegation of the forum led by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, urged people in the state to remain calm and […]
President Muhammadu Buhari has again lamented that attacks on pipelines and export facilities in the Niger Delta has become a huge security challenge which has far reaching consequences for the national economy.
The president warned that these criminal conducts would no longer be tolerated in any form, stressing that every criminal act must be punished according to the laws of the land.
Buhari, who stated this at the graduation ceremony of the Senior Executive Course 38 of the National Institute for Policy […]
A former militant leader in the Niger Delta, Chief Government Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo, on Sunday disowned the Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front, a militant group that threatened to attack more oil facilities if the federal government does not drop criminal charges against him.
Tompolo in a statement signed by his spokesman, Mr Paul Bebenimibo, said he would not resort to attacks of oil facilities in the region because of fraud charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial […]
At least 22 persons were killed in separate attacks this week by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State, security sources said.
The attacks were carried out between Monday and Tuesday, according to a top official of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in Borno State, Abbas Gava.
The vigilante usually work with soldiers to secure Borno, and the government has said many of them will be recruited into the army after the Boko Haram is defeated.
The source […]
A Nigerian militant group said on Sunday the continued presence of the army in the southern Niger Delta energy hub has undermined peace talks and prompted attacks on oil and gas facilities in the region.
The Niger Delta Avengers spoke out days after the oil minister urged militants to stop attacks following strikes on the Trans Forcados Pipeline, main contributor to the Forcados crude stream, the most recent of which was claimed by the NDA.
Most groups have adhered to a ceasefire […]
According to reports, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has expressed government’s disappointment at the spate of attacks on Forcados export pipeline by armed militant groups despite the ongoing dialogue with leaders of the region.
The Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, the militant group that has claimed responsibility for most attacks on oil facilities in the region in recent times, said it carried out another attack on the Forcados Export Pipeline in Delta State on Tuesday night.
The attack […]
Sixteen persons suspected to be members of a splinter group of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra have attacked a police station in Ogidi, Anambra State.
The Divisional Police Officer in charge of the station, Mr. Hassan Musa, and four other police officers were injured in the attack.
The incident, it was gathered, occurred on Sunday at about 9pm. The assailants were said to be armed with axes, machetes and other weapons.
It was also gathered that they attacked […]
Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has attributed fresh, high profile attacks by Boko Haram in the North East to the support of “some individuals.”
Buratai said this at the sideline of a meeting with a security delegation from the Atlantic Council, African Centre in the United States of America.
“We have some elements, who are within this society who are still supporting them clandestinely. So the support of every Nigerian is very key to the end of this terrorism.”
One Nigerian soldier was on Monday night confirmed dead after a Boko Haram attack.
Thirteen of the insurgents were also killed after the attackers were repelled, the army said.
Three other soldiers were injured in the attack on ground troops at Kangarwa Village in northern Borno State. The attack was repelled by a combination of Nigeria Air Force aircraft and Nigerian Army officials.
Monday’s attack came at about the time the Nigeria military was burying five soldiers including Abu Ali, a lieutenant colonel […]