Terrorism

Military Troops Neutralises ISWAP Terrorists in Yobe
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Military Troops Neutralises ISWAP Terrorists in Yobe

The Nigerian military neutralised a group of terrorists belonging to the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) in Yobe State. See Also: Boko Haram, ISWAP Still ‘Very Dangerous,’ North-East Needs $1bn Aid – UN The terrorists with vehicles and motorcycles had gathered at a location known as Wulle to initiate an attack. Zagaxola Makama, An intelligence officer, revealed that with information reaching the troops of the 27 Task Force Battalion, an attack that killed scores of the terrorist was launched using their artillery. According to the Daily Post, the escaping terrorist later returned on motorcycles to retrieve their comrades’ corpses. Source: Daily Post
Gunmen Hijack Commercial Vehicle, Abduct Passengers in Rivers
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Gunmen Hijack Commercial Vehicle, Abduct Passengers in Rivers

A commercial vehicle boarded by five passengers has been hijacked by unknown gunmen on the Emohua-Kalabari axis of the East-West Road in Rivers State. See Also: Gunmen Kidnap Four Catholic Sisters In Imo According to the Daily Post, The intercepted vehicle and the passengers were taken by the gunmen to an unknown destination. Reports confirm that the vehicle was boarded by passengers on Saturday around 8 pm, however, the vehicle was later hijacked and the driver released by the gunmen. The Rivers State Police Command is yet to issue a statement on the incident. While condemning the attack on road users, the Chairman of Rivers state civil society organization, Eneefa Georgewill, called for sufficient security on the road and if the four local chairmen of LGA fail to do s...
Six Kidnapped Victims Rescued by Military Troops in Kaduna
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Six Kidnapped Victims Rescued by Military Troops in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government announces that six kidnapped victims have been rescued by troops of the Nigerian Army during a clearance patrol. See Also: Troops Foil ISWAP Attack At Special Forces’ School, Kill 7 Terrorists In Yobe In a statement by the State Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, it was revealed that six hostages were rescued when clearance patrols were conducted around the Kangon Kadi general area in Chikun Local Government Area. The statement further revealed that the bandits responsible fled as they could not withstand the firepower of the Military troops after attacking the location of the bandits which is around the Kangon Kadi forest, Labi, and the Udawa river. According to the statement, Kaduna State Governor, Nas...
Three Police Officers killed by Suspected Gunmen in Enugu
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Three Police Officers killed by Suspected Gunmen in Enugu

On Wednesday night, suspected gunmen killed three police officers at Chime Avenue, New Haven, North Local Government Area in Enugu State. See Also: Police Rescue Italian Catholic Priest Abducted In Edo, Kill 3 Suspects According to the Daily Post, a sienna driven by the suspected gunmen overtook a police Hilux vehicle and then proceeded to open fire on the officers afterwards. It was reported that three officers died on the spot, at the time of filling this report the Enugu State Police Command is yet to release a statement concerning the incident. Source: Daily Post
Kidnappers Demand N90m Ransom for Abducted Funeral Guests in Ondo
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Kidnappers Demand N90m Ransom for Abducted Funeral Guests in Ondo

The Kidnappers who had abducted funeral guests in Ondo State have demanded a ransom of N90 million to procure their release. The abductees were kidnapped in ifon, Ondo state as they returned from a burial service held in Ewatto, Edo State. The kidnappers have made a demand within the range of N3 million and N10 million per victim before considering releasing them. See Also: Police Launch Manhunt For Kidnappers Of Nollywood Star The Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs. Bamidele Ademola-Olateju said the state government doesn't participate in ransom negotiations with kidnappers as she announced the news at a conference in Akure. She insisted that giving ransom to kidnappers gives them more confidence to continue such crimes. “The victims went f...
Two Farmers Allegedly Attacked by Herdsmen in Ondo
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Two Farmers Allegedly Attacked by Herdsmen in Ondo

There has been an alleged attack by herdsmen on two farmers at Ifira-Akoko in Akoko South East Local Government Area of Ondo State. According to the Daily Post, a youth in the community said two farmers were attacked when trying to stop suspected herdsmen from damaging their farmlands. See Also: Enugu Calls Emergency Security Meeting As Suspected Herdsmen Kill Scores He also noted that the herders were infamously known for destroying farmlands at the outskirt of ifira near Idogun in Ose Local government. The two farmers were identified as Gbenga Omotoriogun and Duro Akadiri and they have been hospitalised as they were in critical conditions after the attack. The residents of the community have pleaded that the state government should intervene in the situation. Sourc...
Repentant Boko Haram Members Engage in Sanitary Activities
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Repentant Boko Haram Members Engage in Sanitary Activities

In Maiduguri, some Repentant Boko Haram members on Saturday volunteered to perform sanitary activities as they prepare themselves for reintegration. The Centre for Democracy Development (CDD) with the aid of the Borno State Government organised the exercise. See Also: Abuja-Kaduna Train: How FG Paid For Terrorist’s Wife Delivery, Released Children – Presidency Prof. Mala Mustafa who is a Senior Research Fellow with the CDD said; “The rationale behind this exercise is for CDD to support the Borno State government as part of preparatory work for the reintegration of the ex-combatants.” “We felt it’s imperative to change the narrative, particularly the negative perception about them among community members." “We want to rebuild the relationship and trust between those that...
Two Terrorists Arrested in Connection with The Owo Church Massacre
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Two Terrorists Arrested in Connection with The Owo Church Massacre

Two terrorists have been arrested by the Defence Headquarters in connection with the massacre of worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State. On Sunday, the 5th of June, unknown gunmen opened fire on the worshippers of the Catholic Church, claiming the lives of over 30 persons and leaving several others wounded. See Also: Owo Massacre: Tears at Funeral Mass for Victims According to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, The suspected terrorist were arrested with the aid of other security agencies. He disclosed the information to media executives at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja. Source: The Nation
Terrorists’ Commander, Alhaji Modu Killed During Military Air Strike
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Terrorists’ Commander, Alhaji Modu Killed During Military Air Strike

Commander of Boko Haram group, Alhaji Modu, has been killed by the troops of the Operation Hadin Kai Air Taskforce in Borno State. The terrorists’ commander along with 27 other terrorists were killed during a military strike as they were about to launch attacks in some areas. According to the Daily Post, Alhaji Modu was a notorious drug baron and armed robber before joining the terrorist group. See Also: Buhari Unaware Of Terrorists’ Threat To Kidnap Him Until I Told Him – El-Rufai The Military that launched the operation disclosed that the attack was strategized based on credible intelligence reports which revealed that the terrorist group gathered in large numbers in preparation to launch attacks around Mandara mountains in the Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State....
Kaduna-Abuja Train Attack: Five More Captives Released
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Kaduna-Abuja Train Attack: Five More Captives Released

Five more captives that were abducted by terrorists from the Kaduna-Abuja train have been released. On March 28, Terrorists abducted over 60 train passengers after attacking the train, killing 14 and leaving several others wounded. After the incident, the abductees have been released in batches. According to the DailyPost, a family member of one of the victims confirmed that Professor Mustapha Umar Imam, a medical doctor at the Usman Dan Fodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUS) in Sokoto was among the released captives. See Also: Train Attack: Four Hostages Freed from Terrorists’ Camp Reports also confirmed that the Imam was shot while in captivity. The other released captives were Akibu Lawal, Abubakar Ahmed Rufai, Muktar Shuaibu, and Sidi Aminu Sharif. Tukur Mamu, wh...