Saturday, February 15, 2020

Tag "terrorism"

    EXCLUSIVE: Buratai speaks on Auno killings, Boko Haram propaganda — and bad roads

EXCLUSIVE: Buratai speaks on Auno killings, Boko Haram propaganda — and bad roads

Tukur Yusuf Buratai, lieutenant general and chief of army staff, insists Boko Haram militants have been dislodged from holding any territory in Nigeria but have now resorted to hit-and-run attacks to create the impression that they are on a resurgence. The army chief said, in an interview with TheCable, THISDAY and ARISE news channel during the week, that the war against [...]

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    Wadume, Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’, charged with terrorism

Wadume, Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’, charged with terrorism

Hamisu Bala, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume, has been charged with 16 counts of terrorism, murder and kidnapping -- six months after his arrest.  A botched attempt arrest to Wadume had led to the killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba state. According to the Punch, the charge was filed by Simon Lough, Anthony Egwu, and Peter Amadi [...]

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    Boko Haram may deploy chemical weapon in future, says FG

Boko Haram may deploy chemical weapon in future, says FG

The federal government says there is a likelihood that Boko Haram insurgents could carry out chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) attacks in the future. According to the PUNCH, this is contained in the 60-page document, entitled "National Security Strategy", earlier released by the office of Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA). The document, of which foreword was written by President Muhammadu [...]

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    Buhari returns to Abuja after trip to Egypt

Buhari returns to Abuja after trip to Egypt

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after participating in the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa, held in Egypt. The aircraft conveying the president and some members of his entourage landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, around 2:30pm on Friday. At the opening of the forum on December 11, Buhari maintained that [...]

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    FG planning to charge Sowore with terrorism, says Falana

FG planning to charge Sowore with terrorism, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the federal government is planning to charge Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, with terrorism.  The secret police had released Sowore momentarily after 124 days in detention. This followed an ultimatum by a federal high court in Abuja. But less than 24 hours after he was freed, the agency rearrested him and this sparked outrage within [...]

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    Buhari: Boko Haram acquires sophisticated weapons with ease

Buhari: Boko Haram acquires sophisticated weapons with ease

President Muhammadu Buhari has told West African leaders that the ease with which terrorist groups, including Boko Haram access funds and acquire sophisticated weapons is a serious concern. Buhari said this during the extraordinary summit of ECOWAS heads of state and government on counter-terrorism, taking place in Burkina Faso. The president said though West African countries have made significant progress in combating [...]

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    How UK police arrested Adeyinka Grandson, ‘Yoruba supremacist’, over attacks on Igbo, Fulani

How UK police arrested Adeyinka Grandson, ‘Yoruba supremacist’, over attacks on Igbo, Fulani

The British police have arrested Adeyinka Grandson, president of the Young Yorubas for Freedom (YYF) secessionist group, in London over his social media posts against some ethnic groups in Nigeria. Grandson, a UK-based Nigerian of Yoruba descent, is known for his social media attacks on people of Igbo extraction as well as criticism of the Hausa-Fulani. On Tuesday, the Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism [...]

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    Ben Bruce: FG budgeted N500bn to fight 100,000 terrorists but N462bn for education of millions of students

Ben Bruce: FG budgeted N500bn to fight 100,000 terrorists but N462bn for education of millions of students

Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, has asked why the federal government’s allocation for defence and security would be three times that of education and youth development. In a series of tweets, Bruce wondered why the federal government would budget N462 billion for education while N1.3 trillion would be allocated for security. The lawmaker said while N462 billion had been set [...]

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    Court grants Deji Adeyanju bail — after two months in detention

Court grants Deji Adeyanju bail — after two months in detention

The Kano state high court has granted bail to Deji Adeyanju, a political activist and convener of the group known as Concerned Nigerians. Adeyanju has been in detention since he was re-arrested in November. He was granted a N500,000 bail on Monday. The court ordered him to produce two sureties and deposit his international passport. Adeyanju was first arrested on November 28, on charges bothering [...]

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    Report: Nigeria third most terrorised country — fourth year running

Report: Nigeria third most terrorised country — fourth year running

Nigeria is still the third most terrorised country in the world, according to the 2018 Global Terrorism Index. The report, released on Wednesday, blamed the spate of terrorism in Nigeria and the "increase in violence involving Fulani extremists even as deaths committed by Boko Haram are falling". Nigeria is ranked only below Iraq and Afghanistan, both in first and second positions respectively. In [...]

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    We’ve halted advancement of Boko Haram, says Buhari

We’ve halted advancement of Boko Haram, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has done a lot to halt the advancement of Boko Haram in the country. Buhari said this on Thursday while speaking at the 73rd African Parliamentary Union (APU) conference in Abuja. The president said terrorism, armed banditry and organised crimes have continued to be a security challenge for African countries. "I am delighted that the 41st Conference [...]

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    FG partners UK, France to tackle cross-border crime

FG partners UK, France to tackle cross-border crime

The federal government has announced a partnership with the UK, Niger and France to tackle cross-border crimes. This is according to a statement made available on the federal government's Twitter handle on Tuesday. Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, said the partnership was proposed during a meeting of the four countries at the regional conference on anti-human trafficking/smuggling of migrants, which held in [...]

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    Boko Haram fighter bags 20-year jail sentence over Chibok abduction

Boko Haram fighter bags 20-year jail sentence over Chibok abduction

The special court designated to try terrorism cases in Niger state has sentenced one Banzana Yusuf, a Boko Haram member, to 20 years imprisonment for "planning" the kidnap of 276 female students from Chibok, Borno state, in 2014. The abduction sparked global attention, with celebrities, influential personalities and activists across the world demanding the release of the innocent girls. More than 100 [...]

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    World Cup: US warns of terrorism threat in Russia

World Cup: US warns of terrorism threat in Russia

The US has advised its citizens against travelling to Russia where the FIFA World Cup is currently taking place.   [...]

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Anglican bishop to herders: You can’t forcefully seize land and claim all benefits to the exclusion of host communities

Moses Tabwaye, the bishop of the Anglican diocese of Gwagwalada Abuja, says it is unjust for herders to forcefully seize land, claim indigenous rights and approrpiate all attendant benefits to themselves, to the exclusion of host communities. Speaking while giving his charge at the opening of the synod of the Anglican diocese of Gwagwalada on Friday, Tabwaye said it was criminal [...]

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    FILE: Each time army claims victory over Boko Haram, the militants inflict more terror

FILE: Each time army claims victory over Boko Haram, the militants inflict more terror

On Saturday, Rogers Nicholas, theatre commander of operation Lafiya Dole, announced that the Nigerian army had completely defeated Boko Haram insurgents. On Sunday, the insurgents -- in what now appears to be routine attacks any time army makes such a statement -- struck at Kala, a village in Borno state. Nicholas is not the first army officer to make the controversial statement in [...]

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