North-West Security Summit begins in Katsina today

N'West Security Summit

The North-West Governors Forum, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP), is set to host the maiden edition of the North-West Peace and Security Summit in Katsina State. The two-day summit, with partnership from the Media Trust Group, owners of Daily Trust, Trust TV, Trust Radio and other titles, will be held today Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25. The landmark Summit aims to address the pressing security challenges facing the region, including banditry, terrorism and communal conflicts. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to deliver the…

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Terrorist fighters from Sahel have crossed Benin border into Kainji National Park –  Report

Sahel terrorists

A new report says there is ample evidence that terrorist fighters from the Sahel region have crossed into Nigeria through the Benin Republic border. The report was released on Wednesday by a Dutch think-tank, the Clingendael Institute which has done extensive research in the Sahel. The Sahel region has seen a surge in terrorist attacks and extremism, particularly in countries such as Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger Republic. The tri-border region in these countries has been particularly affected, with terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and the Islamic State expanding their…

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“Take war to terrorists” – Shehu of Borno urges security agencies

Shehu of Borno

Shehu of Borno, Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Umar-Ibn Garbai al-Amin El-Kanemi, has told the military and other security agencies fighting insurgency in the North East to take the war to the doorsteps of the terrorists. El-Kanemi said that it was the only way to restore civil authority in communities controlled by the terrorists, noting that Guzamala LGA of Borno State, where there had been no civilian presence for many years, was in dire need of such attention. He urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the military authorities to eradicate the remnants of…

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Insecurity: Bandits raid Abuja nightclub, kill DJ

Abuja raid

An unspecified number of robbers killed a nightclub early Saturday morning, when they stormed and robbed a nightclub, Volcano, in Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja. FCT Police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, reacting to the incident, said officers were not promptly notified, but said investigations had commenced to uncover details of the crime. She told newsmen that the heist, estimated to have taken place around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, was only brought to their attention around 5:30 a.m. even though the nightclub was only minutes from a nearby police station. Ms. Adeh expressed deep…

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‘Our soldiers suffering from battle fatigue, PTSD, substance abuse’ – Army Chief, Lagbaja raises alarm

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The Nigerian Army is scrambling to save several soldiers on the frontline of the war against bandits, Boko Haram and Islamic State for West Africa Province, (ISWAP) terrorists, who are grappling with substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, (PTSD) and battle-fatigue. The Army stated this during a sensitisation workshop for officers and men of its 3 Division, Rukuba, near Jos, Plateau State, on: “The effect of drug abuse, PTSD management and Lesson-Learned Process“. PTSD is a mental health condition triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it.…

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Notorious terrorist, Buharin Yadi, 35 others killed at Kaduna-Katsina border

Army troops

Troops of ‘Operation Whirl Punch’ have killed 36 bandits, including Buhari Halidu, also known as ‘Buharin Yadi,’ one of the most notorious bandit leaders terrorising the North for years. Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this yesterday in Kaduna, stated that the ruthless bandit had connections with other deadly terrorist groups in the North-East and North-West regions. According to the Commissioner, the bandit kingpin and his gang had been terrorising citizens in the Kidandan/Galadimawa areas of Giwa LGA, Sabon-Birni/Kerawa areas of Igabi LGA…

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Katsina massacre: ​”Go after assailants” – Tinubu orders security agencies

Tinubu orders

President Bola Tinubu yesterday ordered security agencies to go after terrorists who killed about 26 villagers in Katsina State on Sunday. Terrorists had reportedly raided Dutsin-Ma and Kankara local government areas of the State and reportedly killed 26 people after an attack occurred on Sunday, in Gidan Boka village. The Police had said bandits, armed with dangerous weapons, attacked Gidan-Boka village, killing 20 villagers and injuring two others. The bandits reportedly killed five more people while escaping through Ɗan Nakwabo village. But reacting in a statement issued by his spokesman…

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‘​Hungry Nigerians may spark anarchy’ – Bishop warns Govt, politicians

Methodist Bishop

A Bishop of the Methodist Church Nigeria, Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha, has warned the Government at levels, as well as the political class that the growing hunger in the land is capable of causing major crises across the country. The Bishop, who gave the warning in a message he titled: “Listen to the cries of the poor now to avert anarchy”, said many Nigerians are starving without the hope of having anything to eat. He advised the federal and State governments to go beyond rhetorics by introducing good economic policies to…

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Borno: ​ISWAP terrorists holding public meetings with hungry residents to recruit new members

ISWAP terrorists

​…Stresses plan to have separate Islamic country Militants belonging to the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, have organised da‘wāt (preaching) in some villages in Borno State.  In pictures released by ISWAP, sect members were seen publicly engaging with residents of the State, around Lake Chad. The images may be part of the sect’s efforts to counter statements by the Nigerian military that the Islamist insurgent fighters were on a steady retreat, with troops seizing a sizeable territory hitherto occupied…

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​​”Declare state-of-emergency in troubled States”  – Senate urges FG

Nigerian Senate

​The 10th Senate has issued a compelling plea to President Bola Tinubu, urging a comprehensive review of the operations of the country’s security agencies in response to the escalating cases of banditry, terrorism, and insecurity plaguing the North-West and North-Central regions. This urgent call to action, stemming from a motion spearheaded by Senator Sani Zangon-Daura and thirteen other legislators, underscores the critical necessity for heightened security measures to safeguard lives and property within the affected regions. Senator Daura shed light on the alarming surge of banditry attacks in States like…

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