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Group urges FG to urgently designate IMN terrorist group

Group urges FG to urgently designate IMN terrorist group

The Coalition Of Civil Society Organizations For Transparency and Good Governance (COCSOTGG), has called on the Presidency and the Attorney General of the Federation to act fast in designating the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN) a Terrorists group before it’s too late. The group said if care was not taken to curb the situation, IMN

Terrorism: CCC trains transport, market unions on security awareness

The Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) has taught some selected market and transport union executives on how to Observe; Act; and Call for Help in continuation of its sensitisation awareness campaign against terrorists’ attacks in markets and motor parks around the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. Officials of market unions and National Union of Road Transport

Cameron announces additional two billion pounds to combat terrorism

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced his government’s plan to spend additional 2 billion pounds to fund the country’s anti-terrorism forces. He made the announcement in his speech on Tuesday, at the Lord Mayor of London’s Banquet. Cameron said that the money would be used over the next five years and that it would

Army establishes media centre in Maiduguri to counter terrorism

The Nigerian Army has set up a media centre for the operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. This comes as part of its drive for proper information dissemination in the counter-insurgency operation in the northeast. The Centre which was commissioned by GOC of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Lamidi Adeosun on behalf of

Buhari urges other African Nations to work together against terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called on African nations to close ranks and work together against terrorism. Speaking at an audience with a Special Envoy of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, Buhari said that since terrorism no longer respects national borders, the international community must urgently evolve and implement more effective collaborative measures

Nigerian youths plan conference on terrorism

As the various security agencies continue to find solution to insurgency in the country, Nigerian youths have called for the convergence of international conference on terrorism to discuss ways of contending the scourge. President, Nigerian Youth Congress, NYC, Comrade Yakubu Shendam made the call when he paid a courtesy call on the Inspector General of

Counter-terrorism: A Call on Borno Elites

By Fatima Goni The signal we receive daily in counterterrorism campaigns, especially from Borno State is disturbing and alarming. The alleged conspiracy and seeming collaboration of members of the affected communities are also grave and disturbing, considering the sacrifice of the Nigerian troops to curtail the excesses of the terrorists in the northeast region. More

Terrorism: Buhari begins 5-day visit to New-York on Sallah day

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria for New York on Thursday for a series of meetings and interactions with notable world leaders on the sidelines of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina on Tuesday. On the

African Defence chiefs meet in Mali to tackle terrorism

Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin has arrived Bamako, Mali for the meeting of African Union (AU) Chiefs of Defence Staff and Minister of Defence. The meeting according to a statement Friday by Acting Director Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar is in furtherance of the multinational approach to fighting terrorism that is

Police arraign 115 Sara-Suka gangsters in Kaduna for terrorism

The Kaduna State Police Command, on Monday said it had arraigned 115 street gang members, locally known as “Yan Sara-Suka” for allegedly terrorising communities in the state. The command’s spokesman, DSP Zubairu Abubakar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that the arraignment followed massive raid of the gangs’ hideouts across the state.

Bomb kills 3 female suicide bombers in Borno

The Borno Police Command has confirmed the killing of three suspected female suicide bombers in Konduga Local Government Area when their Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs) detonated on their way to Maiduguri. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Aderemi Opadokun, made the confirmation on Wednesday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.

Insurgency: Troops recapture more towns in Borno

Troops of the 3 and 7 Divisions of the Nigerian Army supported by the Nigerian Air Force, have on April 9 recaptured more towns in Borno. The towns include; Bita, Izge, Yamteke and Uba in Askira Uba and Damboa local government areas. This was contained in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by Col.

Islamic State militants execute 300 Iraqi civilians

Islamic State (IS) extremists on Thursday executed around 300 Sunni Iraqis. Security sources said the action was in retaliation for the government’s launch of a major offensive to regain the western province of Anbar from the radical militia, security sources said. Sources said the victims, members of local Sunni tribes, were shot dead in the

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