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Insecurity: Over 771 People Killed in Nigeria’s Northwest in Last Five Months–Report

•Over 9,000 killed, 200,000 displaced, 60,000 exiled in last 10 years Brief on Violence in Nigeria’s North-West Region Nigeria’s North-West region, comprising seven states – Kano, Kaduna, Kebbi, Katsina, Jigawa, Sokoto, and Zamfara, has been a hotbed of violence of varying contexts. Plagued by over a decade long history of mass

Military fighter jet kills ‘high-value’ bandit leaders in Zamfara

The Nigerian military fighter jets has destroyed two camps and a cave hideout belonging to bandits, killing "high-value" leaders including Hassan Tagwaye and several members of his gang in Doumbourou, Zamfara forest. John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations ( DMO) who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday said the strikes also

Military Vows to Rid Nigeria of Bandits, Terrorists, Others

Godsgift Onyedinefu In line with president Muhammadu Buhari's new directive on insecurity, the Nigerian military has assured citizens that it will stamp out terrorism, banditry and all other forms of criminality bedevilling the country. President Muhammadu Buhari had told the military that it has failed in its duty to keep Nigerians safe,

Service chiefs re-strategise to tackle insecurity

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin met with Service Chiefs and Heads of Security and Intelligence Agencies in Abuja to develop and map out new strategies to promptly address the spate of insecurity in Nigeria.  According to a statement signed by Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media

Insecurity: Defence Minister Coordinates Inter-Ministerial Meeting against Insurgency, Banditry

Senator Iroegbu The Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), on Wednesday presided over an Inter-Ministerial meeting in furtherance of Presidential Commitment  to end banditary, insurgency  and related crimes threatening  Nigeria's territorial integrity  is receiving immediate  attention.  This,  according  to the Special Assistant Media and Publicity to the Minister of Defence, Mr.

Bandits Sponsors: I was Referring to ‘Low Level Traditional Rulers’ in Buhari’s Home State–Garba Shehu

Jude Johnson with icirn The President Muhammadu Buhari's media aide, Mr. Garba Shehu, has clarified that he was referring to ‘low level traditional rulers’ in the President's home state of Katsina as well as Zamfara states’ as supporting the activities of armed bandits terrorising the North West and North Central regions

Democracy Day: Despite Increased Attacks, Buhari Insists Insurgency, Banditry Considerably Downgraded

•Yet extends military command and control centre to troubled 19 states Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari says threats of insurgency, banditry and other forms of criminality have been considerably downgraded across all geopolitical zones in the country, while giving account on his promise to address insecurity. Also read: Over 356 Nigerians Killed