Security

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended the Warri-Itakpe train service indefinitely. The suspension is due to the derailment of the train on Sunday in Kogi State. One hundred and forty eight  passengers and 30 crew members on board were stranded for some hours owing to the incident.This incident is coming barely two weeks after […]

The Kwara State police command, on Thursday, confirmed the release of four tipper drivers who were reportedly kidnapped on Wednesday in the outskirts of Ilorin, the State capital. Spokesman of the police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi confirmed their release to newsmen, saying that the four kidnap victims have regained their freedom from the kidnappers’ den […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has said it has responded to reports of diphtheria cases in Lagos and Kano states and is monitoring the situation in Osun and Yobe States where cases are now being picked up. The NCDC disclosed this in a public health advisory signed by its Director General, Dr. […]

The United Kingdom and Australia have asked their citizens to avoid travel to Nigeria in the latest security advisories issued on Thursday. Also, the European Union warned that insecurity might prevent elections from being held in parts of the country, adding that the “security climate” was very hostile. Recall that in October last year, the […]

The Federal Government has sealed pact with International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and West African Police Information Programme (WAPIS) to end Nigeria’s insecurity. Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi spoke on Tuesday during a meeting with the global security organisation. INTERPOL Executive Director of Police Services, Kavanagh Stephen visited the Ministry Headquarters in Abuja Dingyadi […]

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Lambata, Gurara Local Government Area of the state following a violent clash that led to killing of the village head, Mohammed Abdulsafur. This was contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Matane, on Sunday in Minna, the […]

Armed attackers burnt a Catholic priest alive and abducted five worshippers in two separate attacks in central and northwestern Nigeria, police said. Insecurity is a major issue in Africa’s most populous country where general elections are scheduled next month. Around 0200 GMT in Kafin-Koro village in Niger state, criminals known locally as “bandits” set fire […]

The Southwest security outfit, Amotekun Corps, has firmed up security strategies to counter the rising activities of criminals, especially kidnappings, in the zone. Some of the measures are an intensification of monitoring of crime-prone places like forests and improved collaboration with other security agencies. The Nation newspaper reports that Ekiti State  Commandant of the Amotekun  […]

The Niger Delta Congress has condemned the “terrorist attack” in Edo State, warning of rising insecurity in the region. The group issued a statement on Tuesday in reaction to the abduction of dozens of travelers in Igueben last Saturday. Five days after the attack, the spokesperson of the Edo State Police Command disclosed that seven […]

Brazil’s judicial authorities have ordered the arrest of top public officials after rioters stormed key government buildings in Brasília. One official, the former commander of the military police, has been arrested, local media reported. The officials also include Brasília’s former public security chief Anderson Torres and others “responsible for acts and omissions” leading to the […]


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