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Kaduna intensifies joint air, ground operations in 4 ‘most terrorized’ LGs

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Joint ground-and-air operations in various locations in four most terrorized areas of Birinin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun and Igabi local government areas in Kaduna state has continuously been intensified, Kaduna state government daily security update has revealed. The update report stated areas covered thus: “Air platforms conducted armed reconnaissance over Albasu, Rahama, Sabon Birni, Rikau,

We’ll not give amnesty or negotiate with bandits – El-Rufai

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Malam Nasir El-Rufai Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Monday said that the state government under his regime “has a zero tolerance to banditry.” The governor made the assertion during a visit to the scene of the attack and killings of over 50 villagers in Igabi local government area of the state. El-Rufai, in

Regional Security Outfits Portends Danger To Nigeria’s Unity – Legal Practitioner

by Juliana K. Tauna, Kaduna  The immediate past chairman of Kaduna state branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Barrister Suleiman Shu’aibu, has described the move for formation of regional security outfits in the South and Northwest as “unhealthy” and “not in the best interest of the country.” The former NBA chairman echoed the

Plateau Military Task Force Traps 33 Suspects

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Military Task Force known as ‘Operation Safe Haven’ (OPSH) in-charge of internal security in Plateau State and its environs, has revealed the arrest of thirty-three (33) cultists, armed robbers, one Boko Haram suspect called “Umar Musa Tello” and one kidnapper known as “Jafar Shuaibu,” including gun runners in the state and

Persistent killings in Bokkos LGC: Governor orders arrest of community leaders

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Gov Lalong Following persisting killings in Bokkos local government area of the Plateau state, Governor Simon Lalong has ordered the arrest of community leaders and any leader that represents his people. The governor gave the directive on Tuesday during a stakeholders’ meeting with community leaders from Mangu/Bokkos, Riyom and Barikin-Ladi local government areas. According

Plateau Police Command Beefs-up Security To Ensure Hitch-free Christmas Celebrations

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos In its efforts for to ensure a hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebration, the Plateau State Police Command has put in place a “robust and elaborate” security arrangements and crime prevention strategies to ensure crime-free Christmas celebration in the state. In this line, the Command has deployed 3,300 conventional Policemen from specialized

550 Newly-Recruited “Neighborhood Watch Of Nigeria” Personnel Receive Training In Jos

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos About 550 newly recruited Neighborhood Watch of Nigeria Rantyia Police Division officers are currently receiving training in Jos, Plateau State. The training and five days’ workshop will help them know about intelligent gathering and reporting, and also help the participants know their rights, the Do’s and Don’ts, while carrying out their

B/Gwari Under Siege: Head Teacher, Scores Abducted, Injured By Bandits

...Children, women kidnapped by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna In what could be described as a re-insurgence of banditry has been widely reported in Birnin-Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, following elaborate complaint reports from ‘Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance’ on Thursday. The vanguards has alleged that “Armed bandits have abducted the head