Tags : Insecurity

Bandits Seize 73 Students In Northwest Nigeria

Zamfara state police say gunmen have abducted more than 70 students from Government Day Secondary School in the remote village of Kaya, the latest in a series of school attacks targeting pupils. Police spokesman Mohammed Shehu in a statement shared that a large group of attackers stormed the school early on Wednesday morning, seizing 73 students. […]Read More

Northern States In Nigeria Impose Curfew To Curb Kidnapping, Violence

Niger, Katsina, Kaduna and Zamfara states have imposed a series of restrictions on residents in an attempt to control the skyrocketing rate of kidnappings and other violent crimes. The federal government in Nigeria have stood by as gangs of criminals known locally as bandits spread fear among local communities since the beginning of the year; […]Read More

Nigeria: Bandits Release 15 Abducted Bethel Baptist Students

Parents of 15 kidnapped Bethel Baptist Secondary Schools students have secured their release according to recent reports. School administrator Reverend John Hayab told Reuters news agency on Sunday that parents had raised and paid an undisclosed ransom to free the students, who were among more than 100 taken on July 5 from the Bethel Baptist High School […]Read More

Bandits Abduct Zamfara College Students, Demand N350M Ransom

Infamous bandits in Northern Nigeria have abducted not less than 20 people in another violent attack in the College of Agriculture and Animal Science in Zamfara State. A police officer and three security officials were killed during the incident The bandits responsible for the attack have now demanded N350 million as a ransom for their […]Read More

Security Surveillance Gulps N476bn

An analysis of the Federal Government budgets between 2017 and 2021 has shown that an estimate of N475.8 billion have been spent on surveillance to curtail the high level of insecurity threatening the country. The report showed that this amount m was budgeted for the nation’s two surveillance agencies – the National Intelligence Agency and […]Read More

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INFOGRAPHICS: Over 5000 People Killed In 6 Months

  The rising insecurity challenges in Nigeria have become a scar threatening the sovereignty of the country. These violent attacks have been perpetrated by militant terrorists, sub-ethnical groups, unknown or unidentified gunmen and bandits. The impact of these multiple attacks has led to the destruction of properties, displacement of people… You must be registered to […]Read More

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How Insecurity, Poverty Threaten Education In Nigeria

“I’ve never felt this much pain in my life — it’s unimaginable .At first, they were demanding 800 million naira from the families of the kidnapped students … then they started killing the students to show they were serious,” Ojotun, whose 18 year-old sister was among students kidnapped in Greenfield… You must be registered to […]Read More

Report: Corruption, Unemployment, Insecurity Top Nigerians’ Woes

  A pan-African survey research network, Afrobarometer, have identified 10 major woes of Nigerians saying corruption, unemployment, insecurity tops the chart. Afrobarometer provides data on African experiences and evaluations of democracy, governance and quality of life. The report, presented by CDD-Ghana through the head of Corporate Communications of NOIPolls, a data research company, Mrs Nelly […]Read More

SERAP Calls For Probe On Missing $1 billion Arms Fund

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, and Transparency International have called for the probe of National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno’s allegation by anti-graft agencies. Monguno, in an interview with the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, alleged that $1 billion arms funds went missing under the watch of the immediate-past service chiefs. He added […]Read More