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Niger Adopts New Wire-tapping Legislation on Curbing ‘Terrorism’

Opposition raises privacy concerns but government insists new law 'is not a threat to liberty' The Niger Republic's parliament has passed legislation authorising wiretapping as a means of curbing "terrorism and transnational criminality" despite criticism from the opposition. The law adopted on Friday allows "research of information" which notably may "threaten state

Boko Haram: War Against Terror, Insurgency Has Defied Conventional Battles—Air Force Chief

•Calls for public support, intelligence sharing  •Tasks commanders to evolve strategies to tackle emerging security challenges  Senator Iroegbu The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has noted that the asymmetric nature of the war against terror championed by Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP)

Survival tales from the victims of Boko Haram insurgency

Boko Haram terrorists have for over 10 years launched a devastating insurgency campaign against the Nigerian State, leaving in its wake trail of deaths and destruction especially in some parts of the North East. The disruptive terror organisation and its splinter group, Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have

G5 Sahel needs more support to battle terrorism, says UN

The G5 Sahel Joint Force faces persistent training and equipment shortfalls at a time of spiralling violence in the battle against militant Islamist groups in the region, according to a United Nations report released on Tuesday, November 12. The report, submitted to the U.N. Security Council by Secretary General Antonio Guterres,

Insurgency: EU pledges €138M to support G5 Sahel Joint Force

The European Union is to give €138 million ($155 million) more to support the G5 Sahel Joint Force, including its police component, a joint E.U.-G5 Sahel statement said, a week after Niger’s president called for sustainable U.N. funding or an an international coalition to fight insurgency in the Sahel. Noting “renewed

Buratai assures troops of technical support to defeat terrorism

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has assured troops of 118 and 119 Task Force Battalions in Mallam Fatori of his continuous support in providing them with Logistical and technical supplies to totally defeat terrorism in Nigeria. This was disclosed by the Deputy Director Public Relations,

CDS urges synergy among ECOWAS member states to combat terrorism

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, has called for synergy between the Economic Community of West African States member states, to combat terrorism. Olonisakin said this during the 39th Ordinary Meeting of the Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff held at ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja. He said that there

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