I was raped by ex-President, beauty queen alleges

26 June 2019
I was raped by ex-President, beauty queen alleges

A 23-year-old former beauty queen in The Gambia, Fatou Jallow, has said she was raped in 2015 by ex-President Yahya Jammeh when he was in office. Her testimony is part...

Scores killed, 32 houses burnt in Taraba community

26 June 2019
Scores killed, 32 houses burnt in Taraba community

Suspected militia men yesterday attacked Rafin Kada town, a Jukun community in Taraba State and killed many people. It was gathered that the militia men crossed from neighbouring Benue State...

EFCC recovers N116m, others in Ibadan

25 June 2019
EFCC recovers N116m, others in Ibadan

Ibadan Zonal Head of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Friday Ebelo, has said the anti-graft agency between January and June 2019 recovered over N116 million and 65 vehicles...

Ethiopia coup ringleader killed

25 June 2019
Ethiopia coup ringleader killed

The suspected ringleader of Saturday's failed coup attempt in Ethiopia's Amhara region has been shot dead, police say. Mr Asaminew Tsige, a brigadier general, was killed as he attempted to...

Army adopts technology to fight kidnappers in Ekiti, Ondo

23 June 2019
Army adopts technology to fight kidnappers in Ekiti, Ondo

In a bid to further curtail kidnapping incidents in Ondo and Ekiti states, Nigerian Army has procured some anti-kidnapping drones to fight the hoodlums hiding in the two states. It...

Islamic State claims responsibility for killing 12 soldiers in Borno attack

20 June 2019
Islamic State claims responsibility for killing 12 soldiers in Borno attack

Islamic State said on Wednesday its West African branch carried out an attack on a Nigerian army base in northeastern Borno state and that its fighters killed 12 soldiers. A...

Kidnap kingpin says he and his gang ‘made’ N200m in 6 months

20 June 2019
Kidnap kingpin says he and his gang ‘made’ N200m in 6 months

A suspected kidnapper, Mr Abubakar Umar, has said he and his colleagues collected over N200m in ransom in the last six months. Umar stated that they preferred abducting expatriates from...

Kidnapped ex-minister’s son freed

20 June 2019
Kidnapped ex-minister’s son freed

Son of former Minister of Health, Mr Isaac Adewole, has been freed. Dayo Adewole was kidnapped on Tuesday in Oyo State. He was freed Wednesday evening, sources at police commissioner’s...

Over 10,000 Nigerians killed by herdsmen, bandits, others in 2018 - Report

19 June 2019
Over 10,000 Nigerians killed by herdsmen, bandits, others in 2018 - Report

French Institute for Research in Africa, IFRA, has said that no fewer than 10,665 Nigerians died from herdsmen clashes, banditry, Boko Haram conflict, cultism and other violence across the country....

Gunmen kidnap Buhari’s ex-Minister’s son

19 June 2019
Gunmen kidnap Buhari’s ex-Minister’s son

Mr Dayo Adewole, son of former Minister of Health, Mr Isaac Adewole, has been abducted by unknown gunmen. Dayo was kidnapped Tuesday evening. The military, police, security agents and local...

Armed robbers, not gorilla, stole N6.8m in Kano zoo - Ganduje

19 June 2019
Armed robbers, not gorilla, stole N6.8m in Kano zoo - Ganduje

An investigation into the disappearance of N6.8 million from a zoo in Kano found it had been taken by armed robbers - not eaten by a gorilla as widely reported...

Triple suicide attack kills at least 30 in Borno

18 June 2019
Triple suicide attack kills at least 30 in Borno

At least 30 people were killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno, state emergency officials said on Monday - the biggest mass killing this year...

Despite widespread banditry and kidnappings, police chief claims crime rate decline

18 June 2019
Despite widespread banditry and kidnappings, police chief claims crime rate decline

Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, yesterday declared that the crime rate in the country has declined even as he noted that the last few weeks have witnessed...

Osun to engage vigilante groups, hunters in fight against bandits, kidnappers

17 June 2019
Osun to engage vigilante groups, hunters in fight against bandits, kidnappers

As part of efforts to tackle insecurity, Osun State Government has said it will engage services of vigilante groups and local hunters to provide security for residents. Speaking on Saturday...

Bandits invade Zamfara communities, kill 34

16 June 2019
Bandits invade Zamfara communities, kill 34

Bandits have again killed 34 people in Tungar Kafau and Gidan Wawa villages of Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The bandits, on motorbikes, invaded the two villages around...

Kidnappers, bandits won’t have free rein in Oyo on my watch - Makinde

14 June 2019
Kidnappers, bandits won’t have free rein in Oyo on my watch - Makinde

Daniel Agbolade, Ibadan Following strident calls for better security measures to tackle the spate of kidnappings across the country, especially in South West zone, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state...

Kidnappers ambush gov’s convoy

11 June 2019
Kidnappers ambush gov’s convoy

Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, says suspected kidnappers targeted his convoy on the Akure-Ibadan road which links different states in the South-West. Akeredolu, who did not mention the...

Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 100 in Mali village

11 June 2019
Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 100 in Mali village

Nearly 100 people have been killed in an attack in a village in central Mali inhabited by the Dogon ethnic group, officials say. The attack happened in Sobame Da, near...

‘Mad’ woman leads bandits to kill 25 in Sokoto

10 June 2019
‘Mad’ woman leads bandits to kill 25 in Sokoto

Police have arrested four suspected bandits, including their informant, a woman said to have disguised as mad woman shortly after bandits attacked and killed 25 people in three villages of...

I’ve lost count of number of people I killed - Arrested kidnapper

09 June 2019
I’ve lost count of number of people I killed - Arrested kidnapper

A suspected kidnapper, Mr Sani Haruna, aka Gayu, arrested by Inspector General of Police special team has confessed that he had lost count of the number of people he killed...

Additional N82bn Abacha loot found - Report

05 June 2019
Additional N82bn Abacha loot found - Report

More than £210m (about N82 billion) belonging to a former Nigerian Head of State, Mr Sani Abacha, has been seized from a Jersey bank account, BBC reported yesterday. The money...

Court jails ex-NIMASA DG seven years, given fine option

04 June 2019
Court jails ex-NIMASA DG seven years, given fine option

Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday sentenced former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) acting Director-General Calistus Obi to seven years imprisonment with an option of N42 million fine....

Katsina approves death sentence for kidnapping, cattle rustling

25 May 2019
Katsina approves death sentence for kidnapping, cattle rustling

Governor Aminu Masari has signed into law mandatory death sentence for anyone convicted of cattle rustling or kidnapping in Katsina State. Similarly, the offence of rape carries the mandatory sentence...

27 Nigerians kidnapped in 4 states in 48 hrs - Report

22 May 2019
27 Nigerians kidnapped in 4 states in 48 hrs - Report

At least 27 Nigerians have been kidnapped from four states within 48 hours, amidst the growing insecurity across the country. Kidnapping for ransom has become one of the major security...

Bandits invade Katsina communities, kill 26

22 May 2019
Bandits invade Katsina communities, kill 26

Bandits on Tuesday attacked some communities in Katsina State, killing no fewer than 26 persons, and leaving scores with varying degrees of injuries. The bandits invaded Mara Zamfarawa village in...

CJN dragged to court over alleged age falsification

22 May 2019
CJN dragged to court over alleged age falsification

A 46-year-old businessman, Mr Tochi Michael, has dragged Mr Tanko Mohammed, Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) before an FCT High Court over alleged age falsification. In the originating summon...

Commuters buy fake phones to hand over to armed robbers in commercial buses

22 May 2019
Commuters buy fake phones to hand over to armed robbers in commercial buses

Armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over...

Kano Police intercept Tramadol worth N1bn

18 May 2019
Kano Police intercept Tramadol worth N1bn

Kano State Police Command yesterday made a big haul, following the seizure of 303 cartons of hard drugs, comprising of tramadol tablets, valued at N1 billion. Briefing reporters at Police...

Why we target women in expensive cars - Suspect

18 May 2019
Why we target women in expensive cars - Suspect

Three members of a notorious robbery gang, which specialized in snatching vehicles from women driving expensive cars around Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, and smuggle them to Niger Republic, have...

We pay ransoms to bandits daily with govt funds - Zamfara official

14 May 2019
We pay ransoms to bandits daily with govt funds - Zamfara official

Vice-Chairman of Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Mr Sani Galadima, on Monday said bandits killed six members of Civilian Joint Task Force in the area, adding that the...

EFCC seizes Saraki’s houses in Lagos

12 May 2019
EFCC seizes Saraki’s houses in Lagos

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized some houses belonging to Senate President Bukola Saraki. The houses, located at 15a, 15b and 17 MacDonald Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, are said to...

900 child recruits released from anti-Boko Haram militia

11 May 2019
900 child recruits released from anti-Boko Haram militia

Almost 900 children who were recruited into the ranks of an anti-Boko Haram militia in Nigeria have been released, UNICEF said Friday. The 894 children, including 106 girls, were recruited...

We pay tax to bandits before we’re allowed to farm - N’west farmers

10 May 2019
We pay tax to bandits before we’re allowed to farm - N’west farmers

Farmers in North-West geopolitical zone have recounted their ordeals following the increasing rate of banditry and kidnapping, saying bandits have resorted to taxing them before they can have access to...

Boko Haram beats security checks, kills 7 in Borno

09 May 2019
Boko Haram beats security checks, kills 7 in Borno

Boko Haram ran an ex- plosives-laden vehicle into a convoy of vehicles in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, Tuesday evening and killed seven people in the process. Security sources and...

Kidnapped OAU Prof discloses those who kidnapped him, ransom paid

08 May 2019
Kidnapped OAU Prof discloses those who kidnapped him, ransom paid

Mr Olayinka Adegbehingbe, professor of orthopaedic surgery at Obafemi Awolowo University OAU, Ile-Ife, kidnapped on Sunday, said that N5.045 million was paid to secure his release. Adegbehingbe who was Independent...

Tension as herdsmen invade Imo community

07 May 2019
Tension as herdsmen invade Imo community

There was tension in Imo State, on Sunday, as suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded Umuorii Uratta community in Owerri North Council. The assailants killed a security guard, who is a native...

Gunmen kidnap permanent secretary

06 May 2019
Gunmen kidnap permanent secretary

Unknown gunmen on Sunday abducted Permanent Secretary in Taraba State Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs. Susana Jonathan. Jonathan was kidnapped in her house around ATC area of Jalingo at about...

Army bans motorcycles in Kaduna, Kastina, Sokoto, others 

06 May 2019
Army bans motorcycles in Kaduna, Kastina, Sokoto, others 

Nigerian Army has announced the ban on the use of motorcycles in north west part of the country where it is currently holding exercise HARBIN KUNAMA to wipe out banditry,...

Boko Haram dislodges soldiers from military base in Borno

05 May 2019
Boko Haram dislodges soldiers from military base in Borno

Boko Haram jihadists have seized a military base in northeast Nigeria, days after an attack left five troops dead and 30 missing, security sources and residents said Saturday. A column...

Bandits attack ex-Gov’s house, kill one, kidnap nephew hours after anti-bandit comments

05 May 2019
Bandits attack ex-Gov’s house, kill one, kidnap nephew hours after anti-bandit comments

Some suspected bandits have attacked the residence of a former Governor of Sokoto state, Mr Attahiru Bafarawa and killed his security guard, Abdullahi Jijji. The attack came barely 24 hours...