Forthe second day running, armed policemen yesterday kept surveillance on the Abuja residence of Senator Dino Melaye, who, they said, is wanted for attempted murder. The police stormed the house on Friday to arrest Melaye but did not find him. The senator claimed he was out of Abuja and would make...
By Ishaq Zaki The Zamfara Government says it will pay all medical bills of soldiers injured by armed bandits in an ambush at Dumburum forest recently. Some military personnel injured in an ambush by armed bandits at Dumburum forest in Zurmi local government area of the state are admitted at the...
By Desmond Ejibas Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, has said that more accommodation quarters would be built for personnel across formations and units in the country. Abubakar gave the assurance at the inauguration of one block of 18 one-bedroom flats for ‘Corporal and Below’ personnel at the 115...
By Doris Esa The Nigerian Air Force has raided the hideout of armed bandits in Zamfara, killing many of them. The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation DIRAN MIKIYA successfully carried out the operation at a compound West of Tsamari in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola,...
A war monitor and an agency linked to the Islamic State group say IS gunmen have killed at least 40 U.S.-backed Syrian fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that since Friday IS killed 41 fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces, a main fighting force combating the extremists...
Riyadh Saturday dismissed Ankara's calls to extradite 18 Saudis wanted for the murder of critic Jamal Khashoggi, as Washington warned the crisis risked destabilising the Middle East. "The individuals are Saudi nationals. They're detained in Saudi Arabia, and the investigation is in Saudi Arabia, and they will be prosecuted in...
A surge in Boko Haram violence has forced several major aid agencies to suspend operations in part of western Chad, leaving tens of thousands of people without food and health services for weeks, the United Nations said. More than 150,000 people rely on aid to survive across the islands of...
By Moji Eniola Alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, whose victims had given accounts of torture while in his dungeon, on Friday narrated how he was allegedly tortured by the I-G’s Intelligence Response Team and the then Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). He also gave a chilling account of how he...
By Saidu Adamu Suspected bandits dressed in military uniform, on Thursday attacked communities in Abbare, Lau Local Government area of Taraba and killed no fewer than 100 cows, the police said. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr David Misal, stated this in Jalingo on Friday, and said that...
By Hassana Yakubu The Kaduna State Government on Friday reinstated the 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs, as well as Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru, Kateri and Kachia. Mr Samuel Aruwan, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity said in a statement that the curfew is effective from 11a.m....