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ISWAP in latest video claims killing, execution of 29 Nigerian soldiers 

Jude Johnson with Agency  A Boko Haram splinter group, the Islamic State in  West Africa Province (ISWAP) has in its latest video claimed to have killed about 20 Nigerian soldiers. ISWAP had in a report by Reuters claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a raid in Nigeria two days earlier in which it

Nigeria: ‘Weak governments’ enable armed groups to thrive – Report

Editor's note: This year’s Armed Conflict Survey takes a look at 33 ongoing conflicts across the world with a verdict that armed groups and conflicts thrive where there are 'weak governments' citing that of Nigeria and other African as well as Central American countries. Zeenat Hansrod The book aims to explain what

Nigerian military not sentimental about retirement policy — Group

The Young Christians Forum of Nigeria (YCFN) has described as unfounded allegations of lopsided recruitment, postings, appointments and retirements of military personnel by the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN). Nigerians were taken aback last week when malicious reports spread across the media about the military's alleged favouritism for a particular religion

Troops nab 22 suspected drug traffickers, bandits, others in Sokoto

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army says its synergy among security agencies in Sokoto State has yielded positive result as 22 suspected criminals were arrested in Sokoto State. The 1 Brigade Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Lt Ayobami Oni-orisan who said this in a statement on Wednesday said the suspects were arrested for

Top 10 security related reports in Nigeria | 22.5.19

Cpt. Hashim Abdullahi    1. WIKE OFFERED ME BILLIONS OF NAIRA TO COMPROMISE RIVERS ELECTION SAYS GENERAL JAMIL SARHAM Jamil Sarham, general officer commanding 6 division of the Nigerian army, has said Nyesom Wike Offered him billions of Naira in bribe to compromise the governorship elections in the state. Aminu Iliyasu, the division’s

Banditry: WANEP seeks strengtened community policing in Nigeria’s North West

•Urges stronger inter-agency collaboration Godsgift Onyedinefu  The  West Africa Network for  Peacebuilding, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria)  has called for the strengthening of community Policing and inter-agency collaboration to tackle the surge in armed banditry across  States in the North West  Region of Nigeria, particularly, Zamfara,  Birnin Gwari  axis  of  Kaduna,  Katsina  and  Sokoto States. This

June 1 threat: Group cautions Niger Delta militants, asks FG to be proactive

Godsgift Onyedinefu Following the recent threat by some criminals to declare a Niger Delta Republic on June 1, several intellectuals in the region under the aegis of Niger-Delta Intellectual Front (NDIF) has advised the Federal Government to take proactive measures. A militant group known as Network of Niger Delta Republic Fighters, Monday,

Dasuki: US arrests citizen over illegal arms deal with Nigeria  

Jude Johnson   The United States  government has arrested a Californian man over illegally brokering the sale of military-grade weapons to the Nigerian government under the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd). Ara Dolarian, 58, was arrested last week in the central California city of Fresno for arms deal

War against Terror: Nigerian Army to boost operations against Boko Haram, ISWAP with more equipment–Buratai

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army has announced plans to induct more equipment into the theatre of operations to strengthen the fight against terrorism. Nigerian troops are battling Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) in parts of the North East and Lake Chad Basin contiguous borders with Chad,

Theaters of War: Democracy and violence in contemporary Nigeria

Peter M. Lewis Summary This project discusses patterns of collective violence under democratic rule. Two decades ago, when Nigerians welcomed the transition to civilian government, the change of regime arrived with a promise of broader representation – through elections, civic voice, and adaptable federalism. Yet the country has seen an escalating trend

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