Russia: 4 dead in apartment collapse, apparent gas explosion

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency officials say that at least four people have died after sections of an apartment building collapsed after an apparent gas explosion in the Ural Mountains region. The authorities say four others have been hospitalized with injuries, and 68 other residents remained unaccounted for in the accident in Magnitogorsk, a city of 400,000 about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow. … Continue reading Russia: 4 dead in apartment collapse, apparent gas explosion

2 dead, nearly 30 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine mall -AP

COTABATO, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Muslim militants remotely detonated a bomb near the entrance of a mall in the southern Philippines on Monday as people did last-minute shopping ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations, killing at least two and wounding nearly 30, officials said. The bomb went off near the baggage counter at the entrance of the South Seas mall in Cotabato city, wounding shoppers, … Continue reading 2 dead, nearly 30 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine mall -AP

Major US newspapers hit by cyberattack, disrupting printing and distribution

By Mark Wycislik-Wilson A number of major US newspapers — including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and New York Times — have been hit by a cyberattack that is said to originate from another country. Malware was first detected on Thursday by Tribune Publishing, the owner of some of the affected titles, but unsuccessful attempts at quarantining meant that there was … Continue reading Major US newspapers hit by cyberattack, disrupting printing and distribution

Gunmen storm foreign ministry in Tripoli

By Nada Bashir, CNN (CNN) Gunmen armed with machine guns stormed the foreign ministry of Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three people who worked there, a spokesperson for the UN-backed Government of National Accord told CNN.One of the victims was a high-ranking official, the spokesperson added. 10 others were injured, according to the Health Ministry.Three gunmen died in the attack that … Continue reading Gunmen storm foreign ministry in Tripoli

The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST)

The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST), a project of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Africa program, documents and maps violence in Nigeria that is motivated by political, economic, or social grievances. Different groups in Nigeria resort to violence. The militant Islamist movement Boko Haram is active in northern Nigeria. Violence among ethnic groups, farmers, and herdsmen sometimes acquires religious overtones. A new generation of Niger Delta … Continue reading The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST)

Nigeria: And the herdsmen killings contines

Central Nigeria have witnessed persistent attacks and killing from marauding herdsmen without any hope of restraints from the state security on the restless herdsmen. Plateau Reportedly witnessed a major attack during the weekend with over aa hundred mortality. Its condemnable and cannot be allowed to countinue. The whole country should u it talking about it, its time we all stand nad take action on stopping … Continue reading Nigeria: And the herdsmen killings contines

ORGANISING NGOS AND FAITH-BASED ORGANISATION FOR DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES

“Counterterrorism has to be woven into the everyday workings of every department. It should be included on the agenda of every meeting, and this new role must be imparted to officers on the street so that terrorism prevention becomes part of their everyday thinking.” Kelling, G L. & William K. B, (2006) Policing Terrorism, Civic Bulletin 43, New York: Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, September … Continue reading ORGANISING NGOS AND FAITH-BASED ORGANISATION FOR DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES

BREAKING: 41 Palestinians killed, thousands wounded as U.S. opens new embassy in Jerusalem premiumtimesng.com

Gaza on map used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Wikipedia] At least 41 people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded when violence erupts near the Israel border with Gaza on Monday. The death toll has continued to climb as Palestinians attempt to cross the border from Gaza to Israel, according to Israeli daily, Haaretz. About 2,000 Palestinians were also injured, AlJazeera reports. Protests … Continue reading BREAKING: 41 Palestinians killed, thousands wounded as U.S. opens new embassy in Jerusalem premiumtimesng.com

Communication, A Key in Countering Violent Extremism -Medium

There is no overstating the significance of communication between the various key stakeholders when it comes to Countering Violent ExExtremis Proper communication averts misunderstanding, which is often the prelude to violent conflict. What today’s youth want, is that their understanding of what progress and success means, and their preferred means of attaining such success must be communicated to, and understood by the older generation. Likewise, the needs of … Continue reading Communication, A Key in Countering Violent Extremism -Medium

Indonesia Church Bombings Carried Out by Family With Children in Tow

Surabaya Center Pentecostal Church, in East Java, Indonesia, was one of three churches targeted by suicide bombers on Sunday.CreditSurabaya Government/Antara Foto, via Reuters By Muktita Suhartono and Rukmini Callimachi May 13, 2018 BANDUNG, Indonesia — One suicide bomber appeared to have been disguised as a churchgoer. Another drove a Toyota minivan with a bomb to one attack site. Still another was seen in footage speeding … Continue reading Indonesia Church Bombings Carried Out by Family With Children in Tow

Paris stabbings investigated as terror attack, claimed by IS — WEATHER INTERNAL

PARIS (AP) — A knife-wielding assailant killed one person and injured four others in a lively neighborhood near Paris’ famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police Saturday night. The Islamic State group claimed the attacker as one of its “soldiers.” Counterterrorism authorities took charge of the investigation, and President Emmanuel Macron vowed that France would not bow to extremists despite being the target … Continue reading Paris stabbings investigated as terror attack, claimed by IS — WEATHER INTERNAL

KAICIID BOARD CALLS FOR SOLIDARITY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND AMONG NIGERIAN CITIZENS TO RESIST HATRED DRIVEN BY MALICIOUS ACTS

KAICIID Board Calls for Solidarity in Central African Republic and among Nigerian Citizens to Resist Hatred Driven by Malicious Acts KAICIID’s Interreligious Board of Directors, composed of religious leaders from five major world religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism) issued the following statement following a series of violent attacks on 1 May 2018 in Bangui, Central African Republic, and in Mubi, Nigeria. In these attacks, … Continue reading KAICIID BOARD CALLS FOR SOLIDARITY IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND AMONG NIGERIAN CITIZENS TO RESIST HATRED DRIVEN BY MALICIOUS ACTS

Suicide attackers storm HQ of Libya’s election commission, 12 dead

Reuters: Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Suicide bombers stormed the head offices of Libya’s electoral commission in Tripoli on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and setting fire to the building in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group. The assailants also opened fire on employees of the High National Election Commission (HNEC) and fought a gun battle with security forces trying to … Continue reading Suicide attackers storm HQ of Libya’s election commission, 12 dead

1,500 schools destroyed by Boko Haram in North-East – FG

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Federal Government said on Wednesday that more than 1,500 primary and secondary schools in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states had been destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgency since 2014. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated this at a workshop on the Safe School Declaration initiative in Abuja, noting that there was “an urgent need to protect education from attacks.” The … Continue reading 1,500 schools destroyed by Boko Haram in North-East – FG

Empowering young women to stand up for conflict resilience

Young women are often framed as victims, but their role in rebuilding communities must be enhanced   Governments must infuse conflict-resilience education into school curriculums Young women are increasingly at risk of harm during violent conflicts, as seen in the disturbing trend of mass kidnappings, sexual assaults and other violations in sub-Saharan Africa. Examples include the campaign by violent extremist groups such as Boko Haram to … Continue reading Empowering young women to stand up for conflict resilience

Two Obvious Gaffe in the Tuccano Purchase

The hue and cry on the propriety of the Federal Government payment for 12 unit of A-29 Tuccano Super Fighter Jets without due consent from the National Assembly still remain a mystery in public discussions. Clear facts revealed that several terror groups are challenging Nigerians’ security and killing innocent civilians on daily basis; the Nigerian Army need better air support to dislodge these terror groups … Continue reading Two Obvious Gaffe in the Tuccano Purchase

Nigerian Army rescues 1000 Boko Haram captives

Troops of 22 Brigade deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE on Monday rescued over 1000 hostages from the Boko Haram Terrorists enclave. The operation which was conducted in conjunction with allies of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), rescued the hostages from Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. Troops of 22 Brigade deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE on Monday … Continue reading Nigerian Army rescues 1000 Boko Haram captives

Six killed in Boko Haram attack on Lake Chad island -AFP

Six people were killed, including four government officials and a soldier, in an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on a Chadian army checkpoint on an island in Lake Chad, a military source told AFP Sunday. The overnight killings, which cost the life of a civilian along with two customs officials, two forestry agents and the soldier, occurred when “Boko Haram elements attacked an advanced post … Continue reading Six killed in Boko Haram attack on Lake Chad island -AFP

Okowa believes Enforcement of Antigrazing Laws could put an End to Killings in Nigeria

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Sunday called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to encourage cattle ranching so as to stop incessant killings between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria. Okowa, who spoke at the St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state during the third session of the 12th Synod of the Diocese of Warri, Anglican Communion, noted … Continue reading Okowa believes Enforcement of Antigrazing Laws could put an End to Killings in Nigeria

Toronto van attack suspect Alek Minassian’s interest in ‘incel’ movement the latest sign of troubled life

The story of Minassian’s ‘sad and confusing’ life comes fragmented from a cluster of people who knew him, but none who appear to have known him well Adrian Humphreys and Jake Edmiston Netanyahu and his defence minister given the unilateral power to take Israel to war TORONTO — The distressing scope of criminal allegations against Alek Minassian were revealed in a packed Toronto courtroom — 10 … Continue reading Toronto van attack suspect Alek Minassian’s interest in ‘incel’ movement the latest sign of troubled life

US President says killing of Christians in Nigeria is unacceptable

The meeting in the Rose Garden between Presidents Buhari and Trump was very coordial and filled with good tidings for Nigerians and American interests. While all were smooth the American president sounded a note of serious warning on ending the herdsmen violence in Nigeria. President Buhari said his administration is working to address the herdsmen killings across Nigeria. playUS President Donald Trump asked Nigeria’s President … Continue reading US President says killing of Christians in Nigeria is unacceptable

The Renegade Fulani and Nigeria Homeland Security:

We all grew up to seeing the Fulani Herdsmen in our communities; armed with sticks, Knives in Scabbards and Long machetes hanging from their shoulders. The picture should have scared another group of kids but we all rarely get into altercation with the cow herders as they always stayed out of the city and mind their businesses. Years later, when as a graduate of Economics … Continue reading The Renegade Fulani and Nigeria Homeland Security:

TERSHAKU’S ARREST: ORTOM, UDENDE, OTHERS UNDER INVESTIGATION, SAYS ARMY SOURCE

Nigerian Concord Newspapers Confirmed sources at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja on Saturday night hinted Nigerian Concord that the Nigerian Army have got a nod from the Presidency to investigate the executive governor of Benue state, Mr. Samuel Ortom, a member representing Katsina Ala federal constituency, Honourable Emmanuel Udende, and some top associates of the governor following the arrest of a wanted Boko Haram leader, … Continue reading TERSHAKU’S ARREST: ORTOM, UDENDE, OTHERS UNDER INVESTIGATION, SAYS ARMY SOURCE

Sweden arrests 3 suspected of preparing “an act of terror” — INKLING LEAGUE

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Swedish officials say three people have been arrested on suspicion of preparing “an act of terror.” Sweden’s domestic intelligence agency SAPO says the three were arrested Monday for terror-related activities in several locations in greater Stockholm. SAPO said they had been on the agency’s radar for a while. The agency says several other people have been brought in for questioning. It added … Continue reading Sweden arrests 3 suspected of preparing “an act of terror” — INKLING LEAGUE

Herdsmen Has The Right To Kill – Prof. Ango Abdullahi — The Marble

A former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, and spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, Prof. Ango Abdullahi has vehemently defended the incessant killings by Fulani herdsmen across the country. Abdullahi also said that the herdsmen menace is politically motivated by the South to disrupt the politically united North ahead of the 2019 general elections, adding that this was how Boko Haram was introduced … Continue reading Herdsmen Has The Right To Kill – Prof. Ango Abdullahi — The Marble