The Current Situation in Nigeria

A USIP Fact Sheet President Buhari’s 2015 election saw the country’s first peaceful transfer of power to an opposition candidate. Elections raised hopes that some of Nigeria’s most pressing problems—including weak governance, corruption, the Boko Haram insurgency, and persistent intercommunal conflicts—could soon be under control. Despite President Buhari’s vision for reform, the country’s security challenges…

Hunters; pay us we’re ready to fight terrorism — NEWSSPLASHBLOG

Hunters said they were ready to help infighting terrorists provided they were incorporated in the salary scheme and provided with enough logistics to fight the terrorists. The National Adviser of Board of Trustees of the association, Chief Yusuf Alao, disclosed this while receiving a confirmation certificate as the new National Adviser of the association. hunters…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Boko Haram will take years to ‘eliminate’: UN envoy

File: AFP WATCH: Victims of Boko Haram receive new lease on life Njidda Maidugu never thought he would walk on two legs again after a suicide bombing in Nigeria. Now, he has been given hope. Watch.WATCH African growth picks up but debt a concern, says IMF Related Links Nigeria military helps rescue over 1 000…

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…

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…

Nigeria: Boko Haram Has Massacred over 2,000 Teachers, Destroyed 1,000 Schools

Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images by Edwin Mora3 May 20189 The Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram, a name that translates to “Western education is a sin,” has killed 100,000 people since it began waging its insurgency in 2009, including 2,295 teachers and hundreds of students in the northeastern part of the country alone, officials from the African…

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…

US builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of extremism fight

  AGADEZ, Niger –  On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the U.S. Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America’s battle against the growing extremist threat in Africa’s vast Sahel region. Three hangars and the first layers of a runway command a sandy, barren field. Niger Air…

US army trainers try to build West Africa defences against jihad

  Nigerian commandos simulate a raid on a militant camp during the US-sponsored Flintlock exercises in Ouallam. Photo: Reuters / Aaron Ross OUALLAM, Niger – Kicking up clouds of pink Saharan dust, US military trainers impersonated militants, waved flags saying “death to outsiders” and threw smoke grenades toward approaching Nigerien commandos this week, as a…

US urges Nigeria to change tactics against Boko Haram – AFP

Nigerian forces battling Boko Haram jihadists need a change of mindset to overcome an evolving guerrilla threat, US military officials said this week on the sidelines of an African security summit. Boko Haram’s tactics – from improvised explosive devices to hiding within the local population – necessitate a shift away from conventional strategies, said Lieutenant-Colonel…

Boko Haram have infiltrated herdsmen, warns Osita Okereke – The Sun

Director General, National Taskforce to combat illegal importation, smuggling of goods, small arms, ammunition and light-weapons, Dr. Osita Emmanuel Okereke, has called on Nigerian communities to be on alert, claiming that members of terror group Boko Haram have infiltrated herdsmen to cause havoc across the country. Okereke also accused security agencies of complicity in the…

ISS Spotlight: building a new corps of dedicated African counter-terrorism experts

With its skilled staff, professional networks and wealth of original research, ISS helps Africa tackle an evolving threat. The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is helping African police to understand and combat terrorism on the continent, and to investigate and prosecute terrorism cases. Willem Els, a senior training coordinator at the ISS, is building a…

Ahmad Salkida : Only 15 of the 113 Chibok schoolgirls alive

Ahmad Salkida, the Nigerian journalist, formerly based in Dubai, said today that only 15 out of the remaining 113 Chibok schoolgirls, believed to be with their Boko Haram abductors are alive. He made the claim in series of tweets today, in which he provided a backgrounder to the abduction, exactly four years ago. Salkida said…

Chibok girls: Negotiations with Boko Haram halted – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed on Friday that the negotiations between the Federal Government and the Boko Haram terrorists for the release of the remaining abducted Chibok schoolgirls had suffered unexpected setbacks. The president said this was mainly owing to a lack of agreement among the girls’ abductors whose internal differences, he explained, had led to…

Court frees 2 Boko Haram suspects, accuses govt of bungling trial

An Abuja Federal High Court presided over by Justice Binta Nyako on Wednesday freed two terror suspects, arrested and kept in prison custody for the last five years. The judge held that the two suspects, Ibrahim Ahmed, and Sani Argungu, who were arraigned for alleged ties with Boko Haram, were freed for lack of diligent…

Breaking News: Gunmen attack Nasarawa community, kill five

The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed five persons killed in a fresh attack on Kadarko village and environs in Obi Local Government, on Tuesday. Kennedy Idirisu, the command’s spokesman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lafia that the attackers invaded the village at night and shot everyone on sight….

Nigerian govt bungles prosecution of two Boko Haram suspects

Two Boko Haram suspects who were arrested over five years ago have been freed. They were freed by the court on Wednesday after the judge accused the government of poor prosecution. The Federal High Court in Abuja discharged two persons, Ibrahim Ahmed and Sani Argungu, arraigned for alleged ties with Boko Haram, for lack of…