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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

I’m now ready to pursue terrorism with full force — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he would host leaders of the Lake Basin Commission to an informal security summit during his forthcoming second term inaugural ceremonies slated for June 12 in Abuja. President Buhari made this known during a bilateral meeting with the Chadian president, Idris Deby, in Makkah, Saudi Arabia,

OIC to support Nigeria fight terrorism, organised crime

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, says it will support countries of the Sahel region, particularly Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, by building their defence and security forces to counter terrorism and combat organised crime. In a communiqué on Saturday at the end of the 14th Islamic Summit Conference held at Makkah,

Special Research: Boko Haram and impacts of conflict on food insecurity in Nigeria

Senator  Iroegbu Earlier this week, Global Sentinel reported on the recent release by Action Against Hunger, the world’s nonprofit hunger prevention group, on the extent of food insecurity in Nigeria. The report warned that nearly 72 million people in Nigeria  and seven other conflict-ridden countries face acute food insecurity. The report titled: