Tag: Terrorism

Terrorists’ Commander, Alhaji Modu Killed During Military Air Strike
Boko Haram, Nigeria, Terrorism

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
Nigeria, Security, Terrorism

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...
Military Checkpoint Near Zuma Rock Ambushed by Terrorists
News, Nigeria, Terrorism

Military Checkpoint Near Zuma Rock Ambushed by Terrorists

On Thursday Night, terrorists ambushed a military checkpoint near Zuma rock, Madalla town along the Abuja-Kaduna Highway in Niger State. The terrorists invaded the military checkpoint around 7 pm and attacked the troops killing several soldiers. Three personnel were confirmed dead from the attack while several others were wounded. See Also: Buhari Unaware Of Terrorists’ Threat To Kidnap Him Until I Told Him – El-Rufai According to news sources, the terrorist took over the area for about 30 minutes before heading to the Kaduna axis of the highway. Soldiers from the Zuma Barracks along with several policemen were deployed to the checkpoint. This incident occurred not long after the Presidential Guards Brigade battled a group of terrorists along Kubwa-Bwari road in Abuj...
Nollywood Stars Suspected to Have Been Kidnapped by Gunmen
Movies and Films, News, Nigeria, Terrorism

Nollywood Stars Suspected to Have Been Kidnapped by Gunmen

Nollywood stars Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornell have reportedly been abducted by suspected gunmen after returning from a movie set in Enugu. Monalisa Chinda of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) disclosed the information on her Instagram page. She stated that the film stars were declared missing by their family members when they didn’t return from a movie set located at Ozalla Town in Enugu State. The National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) advised members to stop going to cities’ outskirts to film unless security was provided. See Also: Seven Wedding Guests Killed by Suspected Gunmen in Imo The statement reads: “Two members of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel aka (Agbogidi) were reportedly missing after their family mem...
BBC and Trust TV to Face Sanctions By Federal Government
Communication, Information Technology, News, Nigeria, Power, Terrorism

BBC and Trust TV to Face Sanctions By Federal Government

The Federal Government has vouched to sanction the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Trust TV for propagandising terrorism and banditry. The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed made the announcement on Thursday. This announcement came after media houses, Trust TV and BBC Africa Eye aired documentaries showcasing the activities of bandits and terrorists. Lai Mohammed reacted to the documentaries, calling the media houses unprofessional as they intended on promoting activities of terror and violence. See Also: Bandits Abduct Motorists On Abuja – Kaduna Highway He criticized the media house, Trust TV for interviewing bandit kingpin, Shehu Rekeb, saying the media outlet is promoting the acts of terrorists. The Minister also condemned the BBC, saying...
Train Attack: Four Hostages Freed from Terrorists’ Camp
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Train Attack: Four Hostages Freed from Terrorists’ Camp

Four hostages that were abducted from the train attack on the Abuja-Kaduna railway on the 28th of March, have been released. The hostages were released yesterday, leaving 43 captives in the custody of the terrorists. The release came after a viral video surfaced, which showed the terrorist torturing the abductees and threatening to abduct President Buhari and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai. The terrorist demanded a sum of N100 million for the release of the 43 hostages but it is not yet clear if the freed hostages paid the demanded ransom. Makam Tukur Mamu negotiated the release of the victims and gave the name of the released hostages as Gladys Brumen, Oluwatoyin Ojo, Hassan Lawal Uthman, and Pastor Ayodeji Oyewumi. The Kaduna State Government and Security Officials...
Terrorists Kidnap 50 Persons in Niger State
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Terrorists Kidnap 50 Persons in Niger State

Terrorists have reportedly kidnaped fifty persons in Kuchi, Munya Local Government Area in Niger State. News sources report that the armed terrorists invaded the town at 2 am on Friday and kidnapped about 50 persons while it was raining. According to the Daily Post, the terrorists are trapped at a nearby Dangunu River as they tried to escape with the abductees. The terrorists were trapped due to the overflown banks of the Dangunu River. See Also: Report Terrorists That Live Among You, Buhari Begs Nigerians Sani Abubakar Yusuf Kokki, confirmed the incident, saying that the number of persons abducted was estimated to be fifty, although there is no detailed casualty report. Kokki urged that the law enforcement agencies should come to their aid and help them battle these te...
NDDC Official Kidnapped by Gunmen in Imo State
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NDDC Official Kidnapped by Gunmen in Imo State

Engineer Kingsley Okorafor has been abducted by unknown gunmen near his residence in Umuadara Umulogho Autonomous Community, Obowo Local Government Area of Imo state. The community not far away from a military checkpoint was thrown into panic, when an official of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) went missing in the early hours of Saturday. A family member disclosed that the abductee went to the vigil of the late traditional ruler of Ndihu, Eze innocent Anyawu on Friday night. The late Eze innocent of the Ndihu Autonomous Community in Obowo Local Government Area was to be buried on Saturday. See Also: Gunmen Attack Kuje Prison, Release Inmates The NDDC staff was suspected to be trailed by his abductors after he left the vigil and was later kidnapped in his c...
Kuje Prison Attackers Had Help From Inside – Lawan
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Kuje Prison Attackers Had Help From Inside – Lawan

Dr, Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, has alleged that attackers of the Kuje Medium Security Correctional Centre, had help from insiders in the facility who facilitated the onslaught. He also said the attack was a testament to the state of Nigeria’s security apparatus at the moment. The federal government had said the security forces had been mobilised and charged to secure the immediate capture of the attackers and escapees, ordering the activation of checkpoints nationwide in a bid to track them down.   The Senate President disclosed his stance when he led the Senate leadership to have an on-the-spot assessment of the level of mayhem and destruction at the facility. The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Haliru Nababa, took the senators aroun...
Gunmen Attack Kuje Prison, Release Inmates
Nigeria, Security, Terrorism

Gunmen Attack Kuje Prison, Release Inmates

Gunmen attack at the the Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja yesterday caused major panic as residents feared for their lives. The suspected terrorist attack was carried out in a deliberate attempt to force entry and free some prisoners.   Reports say three bomb blasts were heard within the correctional facility with the first one occurring around 10;25pm. The bomb blasts were followed by sporadic gunshots which threw residents into distress. See Also:   Imo Prison Attack: 6 Inmates Returned, 35 Refused to Escape – Prison Service Chief Information available to the media says the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS had been warned earlier through an intelligence report that one of its facilities might be attacked. At the time of filing this report, African News Today could not r...