Category Archives: SECURITY

How soldiers helped my escape, by kidnap kingpin Wadume

It was jubilation yesterday in Taraba State as police re-arrested the suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, who confessed that soldiers assisted him to escape after being nabbed by the slain policemen. In a statement yesterday in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, said Wadume was re-arrested in the late hours of Monday, 19th August

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Nigeria losing N1,085t daily to fuel smuggling’

Daily, an estimated seven million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), better known as petrol, valued at N1, 085t is smuggled from Nigeria to neighbouring West African countries. With daily consumption of about 52 million litres of petrol per day according to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), The Guardian understands that only about 45 million litres are eventually circulated

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Army restates commitment to ending insurgency, buries five soldiers

Buratai Pledges Timely Completion Of 171 Battalion Barracks, Commends Troops The Nigerian Army yesterday reiterated its commitment to ending the Boko Haram’s insurgency and restore peace and stability to the North East. Incoming Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, stated this at the burial of five fallen heroes at the Nigerian Army Cemetery, Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri,

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Army urges calm in South-East, Cross River over troops movement

The Nigerian Army has urged South-East and Cross River state residents not to panic over massive movement of troops, military vehicles and weapons as it holds a week-long military exercise. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations 82 Division, Col. Aliyu Yusuf, made the appeal in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Enugu. Yusuf

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FG Gives Lifeline to Condemned Prisoners, Renames NPS

A bill newly assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari has given lifeline to condemned inmates who have exhausted all grounds of appeal from the lower court to apex court and have their condemnations upheld after spending 10 years in confinement. The law has also changed the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) to Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS). According to law, the Correctional

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