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Nigeria, Cameroon communities set up patrol to check trans-border banditry

Disturbed by the frequent trans-border banditry and other criminal activities, communities along Nigeria-Cameroon border have set up patrol teams to checkmate criminality in the area.
The Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has lauded the supreme sacrifice, selfless service and invaluable roles played by officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces in continually ensuring the oneness and indivisible Nigeria.

Osun governor lauds fallen heroes on supreme sacrifice for nation

The Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, has lauded the supreme sacrifice, selfless service and invaluable roles played by officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces in continually ensuring the oneness and indivisible Nigeria.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Troops kill 80 terrorists, arrests four cultists, others in one week

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that troops on internal security operations across the country have killed 80 terrorists, bandits and other criminals disturbing the peace of the country. The soldiers also arrested four cultists, recovered several arms and ammunition and rescued three kidnapped persons during the operations conducted between January 7 and 14, DHQ announced on Wednesday.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged the senator representing Plateau South, Prof Nora Dadu’ut, to come up with legislative initiatives that will create a positive impact on the lives of the people of the zone.

Plateau governor promises end to kidnapping, cultism

The Plateau Government says it is working hard with security agencies to check the spate of kidnapping, cultism and other forms of violent crimes in the state.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

NANS gives Oyo government 72 hours to address ‘brutality’ of Amotekun corps on residents

Following the backlash that trailed the operations of the Western States Security Network, codenamed: Amotekun, the leadership of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), has given a 72-hour ultimatum to the Oyo State Government to set up machinery for the reorientation of operatives of the corps.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo governor urges Nigerians to assist families of fallen heroes

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, appealed to Nigerians to continue to cater for the needs of families of soldiers who paid the supreme price in the line of duty.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau women commend governor for signing death sentence on kidnapping

Women in Plateau State have commended the state Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, for signing bills passed by the state House of Assembly, seeking to effectively tackle criminal activities in the state into law
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau governor hailed for signing death sentence law on kidnapping, others

A group of mothers has commended the state governor, Barrister Simon Bako Lalong, for signing into law some bills passed by the Plateau State House of Assembly, seeking to effectively tackle criminal activities in the state.
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is the current Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Airforce

NAF chief: Procurement of additional platforms, game changer in war against insurgency

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has assured Nigerians of the continued commitment of the Nigerian Air Force to the security of the nation, promising that his men would neither relent nor rest on their oars until the security of lives and properties of Nigerians are guaranteed.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Gunmen kill seven, burn 13 houses in Kaduna community

Seven people have been killed by gunmen in Gora Gan community, Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

Gunmen kill 7 in Zangon-Kataf, set 13 houses ablaze

The security agencies carrying out internal security operations in parts of southern Kaduna State have reported that Gora Gan community in Zangon Kataf local government came under attack by gunmen on Thursday night, killing seven persons.
The legal team set up by the Nigerian Army to represent the service at the ongoing Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate has submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Don’t be distracted by ICC investigation – Army chief tells troops

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged troops not to be distracted by the move by International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate war crimes against Nigerian forces in the north eastern part of the country.
The Executive Secretary-CEO Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Abdurrazaq Balogun, has blamed the rising crime across Lagos in the past weeks to the damage done to police assets and the number of lethal weapons in possession of non-state actors.

Rising crime in Lagos due to damage to police assets – LSSTF chief

The Executive Secretary/CEO Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Mr Abdurrazaq Balogun, has blamed the rising crime across Lagos in the past weeks to the damage done to police assets and the number of lethal weapons in the possession of non-state actors.
The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.) said this at the bilateral meeting of ministers of defence of the two countries in Abuja.

Minister: No quick fixes to combat security challenges in Nigeria

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi, (retd) said that there are no quick fixes to combat the present security challenges bedeviling the country.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

#EndSARS: Lagos governor pays N60 million compensation to families of slain police officers

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has compensated the families of six police officers lynched in Lagos State in the wake of the violence that trailed the recent nationwide EndSARS protests with N10 million each, totaling N60 million.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

Soldiers kill, arrest 162, bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, gunrunners, oil thieves in one week

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said soldiers working in conjunction with the security agencies on various security operations across the country have killed and arrested 162, bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, gunrunners among other criminals disturbing the peace of the country in the last one week.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

#EndSARS: Nigerian Army insists no live bullet fired at Lekki Tollgate protesters

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army yesterday reiterated its stance that soldiers shot blank bullets into the air and not live bullets, even though they had both in their kitty when they were deployed in Lekki Tollgate on October 20, this year, to enforce the Lagos State Government curfew.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

#EndSARS: Carrying live ammunition part of rules of engagement – Nigerian Army

The 81st Division of the Nigerian Army said on Sunday that carrying live and blank ammunition is part of the rules of engagement of the Nigerian Army.

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