Wednesday, June 29, 2022


Ending terrorism: ECOWAS Parliament seeks member states’ coordinated actions

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament on Monday called for member states’ coordinated actions towards ending terrorism in the sub-region. The parliament made the call in a resolution which was adopted on the floor of the house...

20 missing Chibok Girls still in Sambisa Forest — rescued girls

Mary Dauda and Hauwa Joseph, the two rescued girls abducted from the GGSS Chibok in Borno in 2014, have revealed that more than 20 missing others are still in Gazuwa camp in Sambisa Forest, eight years after being kidnapped...

Nigeria’s troops deactivate 337 illegal refineries, arrest 141 oil thieves in Niger Delta

Troops of Operation Delta Safe, have in the last seven weeks, dismantled a total of 337 illegal refineries and arrested 141 oil thieves across Niger Delta region. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, made this known at the...

Nigeria Army troops kill 47 terrorists, rescue Chibok girl in Borno

Nigeria Army troops of Operation of Hadin Kai have in the last two weeks eliminated no fewer than 47 terrorists and rescued Mary Dauda, one of the school girls abducted in 2014 at Chibok in Borno. Maj-Gen Bernard Onyeuko, Director,...

Kenya security forces seize hundreds of guns in operation

At least 200 guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition have been recovered in Kenya's northern Marsabit county, in an ongoing operation to bring peace to the region, the interior ministry has said. More than 5,000 illegal guns are suspected...

Somali Army kills senior al-Shabab commander

Somali National Army (SNA) forces killed a senior commander of al-Shabab on Saturday in an operation in southwest Somalia, the military said Sunday. The SNA commanders who led the operation told Somali National Television on Sunday that Mohamed Nur Ga’al,...

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali attack

The United Nations mission in Mali, Minusma, says one of its peacekeepers has been killed. A convoy carrying a Jordanian contingent came under fire from small arms and rocket propelled grenades in the northern region of Kidal, it said. Three others...

No Nigerian territory was attacked by Cameroonian separatists – Army

By Ezekiel Obi (ABUJA) The Nigerian Army has dismissed the reports making the rounds that some Nigerian villages were attacked by Cameroonian (Ambazonian) separatists on Sunday. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, dismissed the report in a statement on...

President Buhari lauds Navy over Nigeria’s exit from sea piracy list

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commended the Nigeria Navy for improving maritime security in the nation’s waters, prompting the delisting of Nigeria from countries affected by sea pirates. Buhari, represented by the Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.) expressed...

Nigeria woos foreign navies to secure Gulf of Guinea

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt.-Gen. Lucky Iraboh, has called for more collaboration with foreign navies to effectively tackle maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea. Iraboh made the call while flagging off a two-day regional maritime exercise, codenamed...

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Voting begins in Gambia’s parliamentary election

Voting is under way in The Gambia, where the electoral body has assured citizens of a free, fair and transparent process. A total of 53...