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Boko Haram: Drama as Nigerian military reverses suspension order on UNICEF 

Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian military has within hours, reversed the suspension order it placed on UNICEF activities in the North East over allegations of  espionage to sabotage counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists. "Sequel to intervention by well meaning and concerned Nigerians over the recent suspension of UNICEF operations in

Breaking: Nigerian military suspends UNICEF activities in North East for ‘sabotage’ 

•Engaged in espionage, clandestine activities    Senator Iroegbu    The Nigerian military throough Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole has suspended the activities of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in the Boko Haram terrorists affected parts of the North East for alleged espionage activities that have sabotaged the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency efforts. The Deputy Director Public

Justify why you’re sent to defeat Boko Haram, Theatre Commander challenges officers

•Organises orientation course on counter-terrorism operations  •Says cowardly attitudes responsible for military setbacks   Senator Iroegbu  The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Benson Akinroluyo, has challenged the newly posted Commanders and Staff officers why they were deployed to defeat the Boko Haram terrorists. Akinroluyo in a statement by  Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu,

APC to PDP: Campaign on pro-people policies, not killings

•Sets record straight on security operations  Senator Iroegbu  The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of campaign of falsehood in attempting to distort facts on the security record of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a statement on

Police foils suicide bomb attack by teenager in Borno

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Police have successfully foiled a lone suicide bomb attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorist, on Wednesday night in Maiduguri, Borno State, North East Nigeria. This was confirmed by the state Police Commissioner, Mr. Damian Chukwu. Chukwu in a telephone chat with NAN said that the incident occurred around 8:30pm

Nigerians: Strangers in their homeland

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them. In this  week's publication, NextieSPD pricked the conscience of the nation by drawing attention to the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria. The level,

Special Report: How some Nigerian security operatives sabotage war against insurgency

•Supply food and petrol to Boko Haram Editor's note: This investigation by The Next Edition, revealed how some of Nigerian security operatives are significantly sabotaging the government’s efforts to eliminate Boko Haram as they aid the funnelling of huge volumes of petrol and other fuel products to the deadly group.  Ibanga Isine The

Counter-terrorism as a collective war

Emmanuel Onwubiko   Nigeria has assumed the notorious position of the third most impacted terrorism afflicted sovereign nation globally just after Afghanistan and Pakistan. In its report: “Changing patterns in terrorism and the threat to business” Control Risks, the specialist global risk consultancy, finds that the number of incidents rose from 317 in

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