Nigeria has received a pat on the back by the United Nations for the successes it has so far recorded in the fight against terrorism.
Mr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for West Africa, made the commendation in Abuja on Friday during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Chambers said he had earlier visited the North-East and was pleased with the military onslaught against Boko Haram.
“First and foremost, we will […]
According to reports, the Federal Government on Tuesday re-arraigned leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, along with other accused on charges that include terrorism, before the third judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The accused were re-arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako on amended 11 counts, comprising terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods.
All the counts were in connection with the accused persons’ alleged […]
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Wednesday conducted a counter-terrorism simulation exercise involving the insertion and extraction of Special Forces operating in conjunction with other organic security agencies and organisations to retake the airport from terrorists and ensure normalcy of operations.
The exercise which was code-named “Steel Dome “ which means Fortified Arena was conducted by the men of the Air Force Regiment- a special force operations team made up of commandos and other specially trained officers deployed for counter terrorism […]
Counsel to Fulani herdsmen in Ekiti State, Mr. Umar Imam, has condemned the anti-grazing law signed into law on Monday by Governor Ayodele Fayose.
The herdsmen, through their counsel, said the House of Assembly has no power to charge erring members of the association with terrorism for carrying light weapons.
Imam, acting for the Jamu Nate Fulbe Association of Nigeria, a body of Fulani herdsmen, said herdsmen who carried light weapons like cutlasses, knives, catapult and arrows within the time stipulated by […]
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said any herdsman caught grazing in the state with arms or in possession of any weapon will be charged with terrorism and prosecuted accordingly.
The governor stated this after signing a bill titled ‘Prohibition of Cattle and other Ruminants Grazing in Ekiti, 2016’, into law on Monday during a meeting with traditional rulers and chiefs at the Government’s House in Ado Ekiti.
The bill was read to the gathering by the Speaker of the state’s […]
The US government says it is bringing in officials from its Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other security experts to provide technical assistance to the Nigerian Government to deal with terrorism.
Alan Tousignant, acting deputy chief of mission, US Embassy, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja when he led a security delegation on a courtesy visit to Abdulrahman Dambazau, the minister of interior.
The envoy said that the delegation which comprised a crack team of the US Security Governance Initiative (SGI) […]
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday expressed shock and horror at the shootings which recently rocked Munich, Germany.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President sent his condolences on behalf of the Federal Government to the families and friends of the victims.
He assured the German government that his government was ready to assist in any way possible to defeat planners and executors of such crimes.
The statement read, “On behalf of the […]
Brazilian police have broken up an alleged terrorist group sympathetic to the Islamic State organization that was planning to target the upcoming Olympic Games, officials said Thursday.
Ten people were arrested in a nationwide swoop codenamed Operation Hashtag, and two more were detained, the Justice Ministry said.
Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said the group of Brazilian nationals, communicating by messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram, discussed attacks and had begun preparations ahead of the Olympics, which start August 5 in Rio de […]