Nigerian Army claims French NGO aids Boko Haram and ISWAP, shuts their Maiduguri, Damaturu offices

The Nigerian Army shut down the offices of a humanitarian aid group Action Against Hunger (ACF) in the restive northeast, accusing it of “aiding and abetting terrorists,” in a move the charity said endangered humanitarian assistance to millions of people. In a release posted on Facebook on Thursday evening, the army’s command in the northeast said the Paris-based NGO “has been declared persona nan [sic] grata for aiding Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State West Africa by supplying them food and drugs” despite warnings from the military. “The subversive and actions of the NGO…

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Agro Rangers: Our service is Free – NSCDC-CG

The Commandant General NSCDC Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has said that the services of the Agro Rangers of the Corps is free to farmers and herders across Nigeria. A statement by Ekunola Gbenga, the Media Assistant to the Commandant-General on Wednesday said the vision and the mission of the Commandant General, is ensuring that a diligent operation, transparency and dedication is a task that must be accomplished,” he said. The Commandant General acknowledged and recognized the gallantry, competency and professionalism of the Agro Rangers personnel of the Corps and charged them…

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Soldiers destroy illegal refineries in Delta

Agency report Angered by the mindless destruction of the ecosystem and huge loss to the oil-economy of the country, Nigerian soldiers have taken over an expanse of land used as illegal refineries at Otumara Community in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State. Although no arrest has been made at the site as perpetrators of the economic sabotage fled into the woods on learning that soldiers had occupied the area. The permanent occupation by the combatant soldiers Sector 1 Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) was embarked upon to stamp out…

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Meet Balarabe Tijani, Army Captain Behind Killing of Elite Cops and Escape of Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume

This army captain, Balarabe Tijani, has been identified as the military officer who set the notorious kidnapper free. The Commanding Officer of 93 Battalion Ibi, Taraba State, Captain Tijani, reportedly employed the services of a welder in the community to destroy the hand and leg cuffs on arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala Wadume, before setting him free. More revelations have emerged regarding how the police officers from the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team were killed by soldiers in Taraba State on August 6. This is just as we…

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STUDENT’S DEATH: NSCDC BOSS COMMISERATES WITH FAMILY, DESCRIBES EVENT AS UNFORTUNATE

Following the death of a 100 level student of Niger Delta University (NDU), Ammassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government area of Bayelsa state, the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil defence corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has commiserated with the family of the deceased. Lamenting the incident, the visibly disturbed NSCDC boss described the situation as unfortunate and regrettable; pointing out that it was an accident that could have been avoided had the personnel been a bit more careful with his riffle. He described the untimely death of the young…

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10 Turkish sailors abducted off Lagos coast released

Ten Turkish sailors who were kidnapped by gunmen off their ship in the Lagos coastal area have regained their freedom. They were released on friday August 9. On July 16, at least 10 Turkish sailors traveling aboard the Ivory Coast-bound Turkish ship Paksoy-1 were abducted off Nigeria. The ship is operated by Kadıoğlu Maritime and had 18 crew on board when it was attacked by pirates suspected to be from Nigeria‘s volatile delta region, according to authorities. 

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NSCDC DEPLOYS PERSONNEL, SNIFFER DOGS, AMBULANCES FOR EID-EL-KABIR

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has ordered massive deployment of personnel across the nation for Eid-el-kabir festival. This directive became necessary following the declaration of Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th August, 2019 as public holiday marking Eid-el-Kabir festival, a period set aside by Muslim faithful to offer sacrifice to Allah give alms to the needy and show love to all concern. He charged the State Commandants to work in synergy with other sister Agencies and urged the personnel to be civil and…

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IGP Adamu sends IRT team after killers of Catholic priest

Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has ordered a manhunt for the killers of Rev. Father Paul Offu, a Catholic Priest in charge of St. James the Greater Parish Catholic Church, Ugbawka, in Enugu State. Mr Frank Mba, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), the Police Force Public Relations Officer (PFPRO), disclosed this through a statement on Saturday. He said crack detectives from the IGP-Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), the Forensic and Homicide sections of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) had been deployed to Enugu State to complement the…

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Army to Court-Martial 21 Soldiers for Various Offenses

The Nigerian Army has revealed that 21 errant soldiers will be tried and prosecuted by the general court-martial. According to the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Benson Akinroluyo, their offences are related to administrative or operational in nature. “Military as an institution is known with the maintenance of discipline in its way of doing things. The operational efficacy of the military is better retained when the ethics and customs aim at enhancing discipline are encouraged. “There are 21 accused that are supposed to go for the trial, the…

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Suspected herdsmen attack Delta State orphanage

Bandits, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, have attacked the Great Saints Orphanage in Issele-Uku, in the Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, destroying parts of the building and the vehicles parked in the compound. The founder of the orphanage, Mr Emeka Ezeagbor, who expressed shock at the extent fellow human beings could go to destroy a humanitarian facility built to assist the underprivileged, stated that the attack was carried out around 5am on Monday. He wondered what could have been the reason for the bandits to break into…

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