Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Date: 15th September, 2017; Venue: Twittersphere; Time: 3PM; Event: ‘’Locate’’ (www.locate.ng), a crowdsourcing and social entrepreneurial Cause that leverages on innovative technology, social media to create awareness about child abduction, missing kids (persons) and also makes it easy for citizens to report and track missing persons, had a Tweet Chat with Mr. Don Okereke, security analyst, consultant, writer and publisher of www.donokereke.blogspot.com aimed at creating awareness and proffering solutions to the increasing menace of child abduction, missing kids in Nigeria.
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Friday, 15 September 2017
Habitual demand for money for "stationery" and for bail by policemen has prompted the new Commissioner of Police, Lagos State CP Edgal Imohinmi to create a special unit known as “Citizen Complaint Hot Centre” with 10 dedicated phone lines.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari must meet with Biafran secessionist leader Nnamdi Kanu before violence between the army and separatists escalates into a full-blown conflict, according to Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Thursday, 14 September 2017
No fewer that eight persons, including one Major General Lawrence Ugbo have been killed and several others injured in Ugboju district, Otukpo LGA of Benue State.
Monday, 11 September 2017
Nigerian Customs Operatives attached to the Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NIS have smashed a syndicate that specialised in smuggling weapons into the country, discovering 1,100 pump action riffles loaded in a 20 foot container.
Sunday, 10 September 2017
Top brass naval officials from the United States have pledged unflinching support for Nigeria’s Navy in order to enhance Nigerian naval operations.
It may not be a common thing now, but kidnappers are now looking towards the nation’s airports to target people who may give them higher dividends in terms of ransom. SOLA ADEKOLA writes on this emerging trend, even as concerned authorities are making efforts to nip it in the bud.
Insurgency: Victim Support Fund Commences Reconstruction, Rehabilitation of Damaged Public Infrastructure in Adamawa, NE Nigeria
The Victims Support Fund on Saturday commenced the reconstruction and rehabilitation of public structures damaged by insurgents in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa, northeast Nigeria.
Friday, 8 September 2017
The Nigeria Police Force has inaugurated an innovative mobile app, iPolice-Hawk Eye Crime Reporting System to curb kidnapping and other violent crimes.
Thursday, 7 September 2017
The Lagos State Government has launched a short code to help report cases of domestic violence and child abuse.
Friday, 1 September 2017
Armed men ambushed the military contingent in the Ekeremor waterways area of Bayelsa State as they returned from an assignment in the Letugbene community on Monday.
The gunmen, who outnumbered the soldiers, forced the servicemen to surrender, marched them to a creek, executed them and stole their weapons and military gear.
A civilian boat driver with the military detachment attempted to escape but was also shot and killed by the attackers.
Nigeria’s oil-rich south and southeast had been ravaged by violence orchestrated by groups seeking to force the government to more evenly share petroleum revenues with local residents.
But violence had fallen away sharply in recent months after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo led negotiations with armed groups that reduced the frequency of attacks on oil production facilities that had cut output and hammered earnings in 2016.
Tare Porri, a local youth leader, confirmed the killings.
“(The attack) was bizarre and unprovoked,” said Porri, chairman of the Central Zone of Ijaw Youths Council.
“Four military officers were killed in cold blood alongside a civilian. Military officers went to Letugbene community and on their way back, some persons accosted them and killed all of them,” he told AFP.
“Only one of them escaped. The military, yesterday morning, retaliated, invaded the communities and burnt down houses. The operations are still ongoing and it is spreading to other communities,” Porri added.
A senior security official confirmed the incident and denounced the increased level of violence against security forces.
“Security operatives are now endangered species. It is unacceptable the way security officials deployed to Niger Delta are killed without provocation by people they dedicated their lives to protect,” said the source, who declined to be identified.
“In Bayelsa, policemen, civil defenders and soldiers are constantly killed. It is barbaric.”
There was no immediate response from the military joint task force responsible for security in the region.
Culled from: Punch Newspaper