Terrorism

Two Bombers Allegedly Killed In Imo Oil Firm Blast
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Two Bombers Allegedly Killed In Imo Oil Firm Blast

NPF Two persons have been confirmed dead after an explosive device went off at an oil firm in Imo State. The incident happened on Wednesday at Addax Oil Company in Izombe community of Oguta Local Government Area. Less than two weeks ago, an explosion at an illegal refinery site at Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area killed about 150 people. A local source told our correspondent that the two victims of the blast were suspected terrorists, who attempted to bomb the oil company but detonated the bomb which exploded and killed them. The source said that anti-bomb operatives of the state police command had arrived at the scene in a bid to detect any explosive devices planted around the oil firm. Read Also: Ex-Imo Governor, Ihedioha Asks Nigerian Government To Probe Over 100 De...
Go After Terrorists, Eliminate Them, Buhari Orders Security Heads
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Go After Terrorists, Eliminate Them, Buhari Orders Security Heads

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has again charged the heads of military and other security agencies in the country to rise up to their responsibilities and go after terrorists troubling the nation and eliminate them. He gave the charge yesterday, after joining other Muslims to observe the Eid prayers at the Mambila Barracks Parade Ground, Abuja, in commemoration of Eid-el-Fitr. President Buhari, while responding to questions after he returned to the Presidential Villa from the prayer ground, said his administration would continue to work to make the country safe for Nigerians, adding that it is the duty of security agencies to know terrorists’ hideouts. President Buhari admitted having sleepless nights over the security situation in parts of the country. He,...
Nigerian Govt Mulls Creation Of New Ministry Of Defence 
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Nigerian Govt Mulls Creation Of New Ministry Of Defence 

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Ibrahim Kana, has said the federal government had concluded plans to create a brand new Ministry of Defence, with a view to repositioning the sector. Mr Kana gave the hint when he paid a familiarisation visit to the Army Headquarters on Wednesday, in Abuja. He said his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari came with a mandate to implement the approved reform of the ministry and armed forces, to enhance efficiency. Mr Kana added that when created, the new defence ministry would see the various services operating under the same roof in a ‘Pentagon-like’ style, where both military and civilian staff would be working together. He said his assignment was to ensure full implementation of the reform of the armed forces and t...
Garba Shehu: Kukah’s Criticism Of FG Led To Delayed Delivery Of Tucano Jets
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Garba Shehu: Kukah’s Criticism Of FG Led To Delayed Delivery Of Tucano Jets

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says criticism of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari contributed to delaying the delivery of the Super Tucano fighter jets ordered from the United States. In October 2021, the federal government announced the delivery of 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets expected from the United States. In a statement on Sunday, Shehu said the jets were requested in 2015, but the delivery of the jets was initially delayed over concerns raised by the US on religious issues in Nigeria. The presidential spokesman said the persistent lobbying of the US congress by opponents of the Buhari administration “who had lost the previous election” also exacerbated the situation. According to the him, “religious supporters”, including Matthew ...
Buhari Reacts As Terrorists Kill Over 100 In Plateau
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Buhari Reacts As Terrorists Kill Over 100 In Plateau

Gunmen President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of over 100 residents of Plateau State by a terrorist group, describing the incident as heinous. Reports earlier emerged that gunmen killed at least 142 persons in fresh attacks on communities in Wase and Kanam Local Government Areas of the state. The incident occurred on Sunday in Kukawa, Gyambawu, Dungur, Kyaram, Yelwa, Dadda, Wanka, Shuwaka, Gwammadaji, and Dadin Kowa communities in the local government. Reacting, the president, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu said the perpetrators should not be allowed to escape justice. Read Also: Train Attack: Security Agencies Negotiating With Terrorists On Abductees, Says NRC “They should not be spared or forgiven,” directed the President. He also ordere...
12 Soldiers Killed as Jihadists Attack a Military Base in Burkina Faso
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12 Soldiers Killed as Jihadists Attack a Military Base in Burkina Faso

Suspected jihadists have attacked a military base in Burkina Faso, killing at least 12 soldiers and four volunteers in the process. The military on Friday said 21 troops were also injured in the attack on the Namissiguima military detachment in the north. The assailants are reported to have first attacked the camp with shells. Then shooting followed. The military added that reinforcements have been deployed to secure the area. The attack comes at a time when the armed forces have launched an operation to "de-pollute" localities in the region. Islamist militants started carrying out raids in Burkina Faso from bases in neighbouring Mali in 2015. Since then 1.8 million people have been displaced by the violence. A military government seized power in January and ousted P...
Why We Haven’t Declared Bandit Leaders Wanted –Military
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Why We Haven’t Declared Bandit Leaders Wanted –Military

Military The military has said it is working on the process of declaring leaders of terrorists and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists wanted. The Senate on February 21, 2022, urged the Federal Government to urgently declare all known leaders of terrorists wanted. Asked why the military had yet to declare terrorists and ISWAP leaders wanted and make their names and images public, as done in the case of Abubakar Shekau and other Boko Haram fighters, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Benard Onyeuko, said the process was being reviewed. He added that their names and pictures would be released to the public soon. Read Also: Insecurity: Buhari’s Govt Overwhelmed – Obasanjo He said, “We are working on it. The process is being reviewed. So...
Agriculture MD Released In Honour Of Ramadan —Terrorists
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Agriculture MD Released In Honour Of Ramadan —Terrorists

Gun men Kidnapped Managing Director of the Bank of Agriculture, Alwan Ali-Hassan, was released in the spirit of Ramadan, his captors have said. The terrorists made this known in an 81-second video posted on Twitter by a Senior Conflict Analyst at the Tony Blair Institute, Bulama Bukarti. In the video, Ali-Hassan was flanked by four heavily armed men dressed in military camouflage. After a short prayer and praise of God and his prophet in Arabic language, one of the terrorists said, “We are the ones who kidnapped the people on the train. We decided to release this man (Ali-Hassan) because of the honour of the month of Ramadan and because he is old. He has been pleading since we kidnapped him. Read Also: Insecurity: Buhari’s Govt Overwhelmed – Obasanjo “The government sho...
They Hate God, They Loathe Humanity By Femi Adesina
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They Hate God, They Loathe Humanity By Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina Haters of God and humanity struck on Monday, bombing the Abuja-Kaduna train. They then proceeded to open fire on passengers of the immobilized coaches. It was premeditated murder from the very bottom of hell. See the toll of the carnage. Promising lives, cut short. Destinies terminated. Hopes and plans, ruptured. People who committed no sin, no crime, except that they lived in the same space with people who hate God, who loathe humanity, and who despise themselves. Hell awaits them, indeed, the hottest part of that nether region, “where their worms do not die, and the fire is never quenched.” May God rest the souls of the dead, console their loved ones, cause rescue to come for the kidnapped. And the evildoers? They have their comeuppance awaiting them. “Though hand...
Bandits Attack Kaduna Airport, Stop A Lagos-Bound Aircraft, Kill One
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Bandits Attack Kaduna Airport, Stop A Lagos-Bound Aircraft, Kill One

Terrorists prevent aircraft’s take-off, kill one at Kaduna airport Suspected terrorists invaded the Kaduna International Airport located in Igabi Local Government Area the Kaduna State on Saturday. The attackers, numbering over 200 were said to have taken over the airport. The development caused panic at the airport as the suspected terrorists reportedly killed one security official of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency. The attack, it was gathered forced the authority to temporarily shut down activities while the military battled the suspected terrorists. A source who confided in our correspondent said the terrorists insisted on shutting down the airport. Following the presence of the terrorists on the runway area of the airport, workers attached to the airport...