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 Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has called on governors of the 36 States of the federation not to leave the fight against insecurity in the country to the Federal Government alone. According to the AGF, there was need to explore areas of collaboration between the States and the […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has lamented the growing wave of election-related insecurity across the country, expressing fears that the trend if not checkmated, could lead to the cancellation or postponement of the forthcoming polls. Noting that the development could hinder declaration of elections results and precipitate constitutional crisis, the electoral umpire called for […]

The United Nations Resident Humanitarian Coordinator, UNRC, in Nigeria, Matthias Schmale has sounded that Nigeria is living through uncertain times given the challenges of insecurity in parts of the country. He made the assertion in Makurdi the Benue state capital where he led a delegation to witness the signing of the Benue State Peace Building […]

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