HOW SECURITY AGENCIES FOUND OUT THAT ARRESTED BOKO HARAM LEADER IS RELATED TO PRESIDENTIAL BODYGUARD

Indications have emerged that one of the suspected Boko Haram members arrested in Kogi State around April this year is related to one of the presidential body guards. Meanwhile a presidency source has confirmed that the allegations have sparked further background checks and minor reshuffle of security around the State House. The source informed THISDAY at the weekend that contrary to some reports, none of the presidential body guards who are mostly from the Nigerian Army, including the one whose brother was apprehended, is a member of any terrorist organisation.…

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WHAT THEY WONT TELL YOU ABOUT THE ATTEMPTED KUJE JAIL BREAK, INSIDER’S STORY

Was it a jail-break. Was it an invasion? Whatever it was, the evening of Friday, June 24, is certainly one that residents of Kuje, a sub-urban town of nearly 43 kilometres from the Abuja city-centre, are not likely to forget in a hurry. As sounds of gunshots rented the air at about 7:30pm, residents, especially those along the street of Kuje Medium Security Prison and people in Shetiku, a settlement behind the prison, scampered to safety with rumour of a militant invasion of the prison flying about along with bullets.…

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WE DONT KNOW THE SUSPECTS WITH YOU, AVEMGERS TOMPOLO TELLS DSS

THE Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, yesterday, denied that two suspects, Christian Oluba, alias Sensor, and Selky Kile Torughedi, arrested by the Department of Security Service, DSS, in connection with foiled  attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta, were its members. In addition, fugitive ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, allegedly identified  by Torughedi, according to the DSS, as the person that sent him to kill a serving army officer, Major M.B Yahaya, said the claim was a farce. The DSS, had, last Friday, said it arrested Torughedi, described as…

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FRSC READY TO COMMENCE ENFORCEMENT OF SPEED LIMIT DEVICES IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES- BOBOYE OYEYEMI

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, on Friday said the agency had concluded plans to commence enforcement of speed-limiting devices in commercial vehicles, including articulated trucks and lorries. Mr. Oyeyemi said a recent decision by the House of Representatives to lift a moratorium on the enforcement of the speed-limiting devices also helped the commission in its decision. The House had in June gave the FRSC the green light to commence enforcement of the devices in vehicles. The House also urged the FRSC to explore…

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TERRORISTS TO TARGET RELAXATION & WORSHIP CENTRES -DSS RAISES ALARM

The Department of State Service (DSS), has raised the alarm over plans by extremist groups to attack public and worship centres across the country during the Sallah celebration. In a statement signed on Friday by Mr. Tony Opuiyo, it also disclosed that they have arrested some suspected IPOB leaders and members of the various insurgent groups, including an ally of Government Ekpemudo, a.k.a Tompolo, as well as kidnap kingpins. “Also, this Service wishes to alert the general public to be wary of suspicious packages and persons, as celebration of the…

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21 AIGS RETIRED, NEW ONES SET TO BE APPOINTED

The federal government through the Police Service Commission, Friday, retired 21 Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), all of whom are seniors to the Acting Inspector General of Police. A statement signed by Ikechukwu Ani confirmed that the 21 Assistant Inspectors General of Police were seniors to the new acting Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, before his appointment. Vanguard had days ago reported exclusively that 20 Assistant Inspectors General of Police may be retired following approval given by President Muhammadu Buhari for a clean up to the top echelon…

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POLICE STEP UP SECURITY AROUND ABIA GOVERNMENT HOUSE

The Police have stepped up security around the Abia Government House in Umuahia, following report of the issuance of Certificate of Return to Dr Uche Ogah as Governor-elect of the State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the news, which filtered into the state around noon, caused anxiety among residents of Umuahia. At the city centre, popularly called Isi-gate, some traders, tricycle riders and passersby expressed happiness over the development. However, the situation was different at the Government House, where political office holders were seen moving hurriedly out…

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SEE WHAT BUHARI, OSINBAJO AND TOP MILITARY BRASS ARE DOING OVER NIGER DELTA

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met behind closed-doors with the nation’s security chiefs. The meeting, our correspondent learnt, reviewed the military operations in the troubled Niger Delta region and the ongoing anti-terrorism war in the North East. Security chiefs who attended the meeting included the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ibas; Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura; Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Mr. Ayo…

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BURATAI CRIES OUT, SEE WHAT HE SAYS BOKO HARAM AND MILITANTS ARE DOING TO THE ARMY

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the involvement of the army in operations to check insurgency, pipeline vandalism, cattle rustling, among others is stretching the force close to the limit. Speaking on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja, Buratai said the need to optimise the capability of the army to meet emerging security challenges could not be overemphasised. He added that in conjunction with sister agencies, the military would rid the country of “criminal elements operating in the guise of militants, terrorists”. “The Nigerian…

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