Friday, November 22, 2019

How NASS, Executive Are Collaborating To Tackle Insecurity – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly and the Executive are collaborating on the best ways to tackle the issue of kidnapping and insecurity in the country. Lawan was quoted to have said this in a statement by the Special Assistant (Press) to President of the Senate, Ezrel Tabiowo on...

Kidnappers Release Catholic Priest, Fr. Madu – Police

The Police Command in Enugu State on Wednesday confirmed the release of Rev. Fr. Arinze Madu, the Vice-Rector, Queen of Apostles Spiritual Year Seminary, Imezi-Owa in Ezeagu Local Government Area. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, gave confirmed the priest’s release in Enugu on Wednesday to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Madu was...

Gunmen Kidnap Appeal Court Judge In Edo

Gunmen have abducted another judge this time in Benin City the Edo state capital. Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme of the Benin Court of Appeal was kidnapped today on her way to the court. The Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Dan-Mallam Mohammed, who confirmed the incident to Channels Television, says a manhunt has been launched to track...

Insurgency: FG Lifts Ban On Two Aid Groups In Northeast

The Federal Government has lifted the suspension of two humanitarian organisations operating in the northeast, Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps after receiving reports from a Board of Inquiry (BOI). This was disclosed by the minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouq, in a statement. Both International Humanitarian Organizations were suspended from...

Police Arrest Over 5,955 Suspects, Rescue 826 In 2019

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says no fewer than 5,955 suspects have been arrested by the police since the beginning of 2019. He listed those arrested to include suspected armed robbers, kidnappers, murderers, and cultists while over 800 kidnapped persons have been rescued within the period. Professor Osinbajo made the disclosure on Monday in Lagos...

Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest In Enugu

Gunmen have abducted a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Arinze Madu, in Enugu State. The incident occurred on Monday in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state. Reverend Madu is vice-rector at the Queen of Apostles Seminary School in the Imezi-Owa area of Enugu. He was said to have been kidnapped by the armed men on his way...

Reps Reject Military’s Operation Positive Identification Exercise

Members of House of Representatives have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call off the planned operation positive identification exercise of the military. In a motion raised by the House minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu as a matter of urgent public importance, the lawmaker expressed worry that the exercise will instill fear in the heart of Nigerians. The...

Police Confirm Kidnap Of Suleja Area Commander

The Kaduna State Police Command, has confirmed the abduction of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Musa Rambo, the Police Area Commander in Suleja. Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said the ACP was abducted on Saturday at about 3.30pm. Sabo said on Sunday in Kaduna that the police officer’s car with...

7 Terrorists Killed, 8 Crippled By Own IEDs In Borno – Army

The Nigerian Army has said that seven terrorists died when their vehicle stepped on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) they planted for troops in Lamba’a forest along Jakana-Mainok road in Borno. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, added that eight other terrorists were crippled by...

National Security: Nigerian Army Recruits 5,000 Soldiers

As part of its efforts to improve national security, the Nigerian Army has recruited 5,000 soldiers. Speaking at the passing out ceremony of the new soldiers, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, assured Nigerians that the military will not rest on its oars until the country is safe from the threats of Boko...

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