SAFETY

OPC and Police have tackled Badoo, don’t send troops to south-west – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has strongly warned the military not to deploy soldiers in the south-west because of the menace of the Badoo gang in Ogun and Lagos States. Sani Usman, army spokesman, had said the soldiers would tackle the menace ...

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Soldiers kill 2 suspected Boko Haram terrorists, arrest another

The Nigerian Army has announced the killing of two suspected Boko Haram terrorists who were caught in an ambush laid by soldiers of the 202 Battalion, Operation LAFIYA DOLE. The statement said troops following an information they received “dispatched 2 ...

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Police discover illicit firearm factory in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, police command said it has discovered a factory fabricating illegal firearm in Shenagu village near Zuba, FCT. Sadiq Bello, FCT commissioner of police, told journalists in Abuja on Friday that three suspects have been arrested ...

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Customs seizes 2,671 pump action rifles imported from Turkey

FILE PHOTO: Seized Pump Action Rifles

The Tin-Can Island Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 2,671 pump action rifles imported from Turkey. Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of NCS, told journalists in Lagos on Thursday that the seizure was the fourth at the Lagos port within ...

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Police confirm killing of officer; says 59 arrested IPOB members will be prosecuted for murder, arson

The police has confirmed the death of a police officer, after an attack by suspected members of the pro-Biafra separatist group, IPOB, in Abia State. The police also announced that at least 59 suspected members of the now outlawed group ...

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Curfew slammed on Jos over IPOB crisis

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has directed an immediate imposition of curfew from dusk to dawn (6pm – 6am) within the Greater Jos – Bukuru Metropolis, until further notice. Samuel, Emmanuel Nanle, Director, Press & Public Affairs to ...

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PANDEF reminds army of how Boko Haram started, warns against operation in the south-east

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has reminded the Nigerian army of how the Boko Haram insurgency started and warned against replicating it through the ongoing ‘Operation Python Dance 2’ in the south-east. The group gave the warning in reaction to ...

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NNPC begs pipeline vandals to keep away from pipelines

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has appealed to pipeline vandals to desist from destroying pipelines in the country. NNPC says it has marked its pipelines to avert vandalism and fire outbreaks to sustain the current steady supply of petroleum ...

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Customs arrest officer, terminal clerk over 1,100 illegally imported rifles

Following the seizure of 1,100 rifles illegally imported from Turkey, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Retired Col. Hameed Ali, told journalists in Lagos on Monday that an officer of the service and a terminal clerk have been arrested. ...

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Customs intercepts 1,100 illegal firearms at Tin Can Island port

FILE PHOTO: Seized Pump Action Rifles

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has intercepted 1,100 firearms smuggled into the country at Tin-Can Island port, Lagos. Confirming the development, Joseph Attah, customs spokesman, said the weapons – pump action rifles – were imported from Turkey. “We ...

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