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Rescue Of Fresh Abducted Katsina Students: Army, Police Give Contradictory Account

Security situation worrisome, Kaigama Controversy, yesterday, dogged the reported fresh abduction in Katsina State as the military and the police gave contradictory account of the number of persons rescued and how the operations were undertaken. While the police authorities pegged the number at 84, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said 39. Both, however, agreed that the incident took place in Mahuta village, ...

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Between Community Policing And Army’s Spiritual Warfare

By Casmir Igbokwe Nigerian army and police desperately need our help. Both appear overwhelmed by terrorist and criminal activities in the country. While the police are still picking up the pieces after the trauma they faced during the #EndSARS protests, the army is seeking spiritual solution in its battle against terrorists. Before we embark on this spiritual game, let’s realise that ...

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Army Holds Training On Spiritual Warfare, Says It Lacks Powers To Hire Mercenaries

The Defence Headquarters, yesterday, said it lacked the powers to hire mercenaries to fight terrorism. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche, made this known at a media briefing while answering questions on the continuous massacre of villagers by terrorists in the North East and calls by Nigerians on government to hire mercenaries to end the insurgency war. Enenche said the ...

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International Community Sponsors Boko Haram Attacks To Destabilise Nigeria, Army Alleges

The Nigerian Army has said that the Boko Haram attacks were instigated by the international community to “cut Nigeria to size.” The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, stated that some international paymasters were sponsoring the insurgents. Musa stated this in an article published on social media on Wednesday. The article is coming against the backdrop of the ...

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Lekki Toll Plaza: CNN Faces Test Of Integrity  

Samuel Omojoye   The morning after the night when protesters at Lekki toll gate were supposedly massacred by the Nigerian Army, the BBC News hour programme interviewed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu around 6am on whether he invited the army and who gave orders that unarmed protesters be shot. The governor confirmed that he invited the army but that they were supposed ...

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CNN Dares FG, Releases Second Report On Lekki Shootings

Amid threats of sanction from the Federal Government over its investigative report on the shootings at Lekki toll plaza during the #EndSARS protests, CNN on Tuesday released a second report on the incident. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had last week described CNN’s report on the Lekki shootings as poor journalism, adding that the network deserved to be sanctioned. Mohammed also followed ...

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Soldiers Went To Lekki Tollgate With Live Bullets — General Taiwo

The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, has explained that Phase Four of military internal security operation, which was deployed at the Lekki tollgate on the night October 20, involved the use of both live and blank ammunition. He said the soldiers took live bullets to the scene for the purpose of self ...

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Lagos Panel Views Lekki Shooting Video

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters has begun viewing of 2 hours 29 minutes of the October 20 Lekki shootings footage captured by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). This portion of the total 21-hour footage begins from 5pm and ends at 7:59pm. Soldiers have been accused of shooting ...

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Why There’s A Mismatch Between Funding For Nigeria’s Military And Its Performance

Audu Marte/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Temitope Francis Abiodun, University of Ibadan After decades of underfunding its military, Nigeria’s defence budget has increased substantially during the past 10 years. Yet the performance of the country’s military remains poor. And the country’s security challenges continue. One measure of this is that the latest data from the Global Terrorism Index (2019) ranked ...

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