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We’re ready for 2019 general election — Police IG

Despite the monumental upsurge of security challenges confronting the nation, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said the police are ready for the 2019 general election. Mr. Idris said this on Thursday in Lagos State after the public presentation of his book titled: Security and Justice: The pathway for…

Army kills another Rivers New Year massacre suspect

The 222 Battalion of Nigerian Army says its troops tracked and killed Austin Agulegbu, a top member of a notorious cultist gang that allegedly masterminded the New Year Day killings in Omoku, Rivers State. The army said this in a statement issued on Thursday issued by Aminu Iliyasu, Deputy Director,…

Nigerian Army parades 26 ‘Boko Haram combatants’ who surrendered

The Nigerian military on Monday said it paraded 26 suspected Boko Haram members, who recently surrendered to troops of the ongoing Operation Deep Punch II in Sambisa forest. The army also said the ex-Boko Haram combatants surrendered their weapons to the troops in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.…

Boko Haram completely decimated, leadership dismantled, 30,000 hostages freed – Ministers

At least 30,000 hostages kidnapped by the Boko Haram have been freed by soldiers, the defence minister, Mansur Dan Ali, said on Monday. Mr. Ali stated this in Maiduguri at a Special Town Hall meeting organised for the military and security agencies. The statement of Mr. Ali and other officials…

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

How SSS tricked sick El-Zakzaky to appear before media — Falana

The detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, was tricked by the State Security Service, SSS, to make an appearance before the media to douse tension over his rumoured death, his lawyer has said. The lawyer, Femi Falana, said Mr. El-Zakzaky, who made a brief media…

Shiite leader, El-Zakzaky, in ‘first public appearance since 2015’

The detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has made his first public appearance more than two years after he was detained by the Nigerian government. Mr. El-Zakzaky met with a select group of journalists on Saturday at the State Security Service office in Abuja, Channels…

Nigerian Army on patrol in Borno, Boko Haram

Nigerian military announces arrest of suspected killers of British missionary

The Nigerian Army on Friday announced the arrest of a suspected militant and his gang who reportedly masterminded the killing of a British missionary in Delta State. A statement signed by Ibrahim Abdullahi, coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre of the ‘Operation Delta Safe’ said the militants were arrested on Thursday…

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Nigerian Shiite leader, El-Zakzaky, not dead — Lawyer

The detained leader of a Nigerian Shiites group, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, is alive but seriously ill, his lawyer has said. The lawyer, Femi Falana, was responding to rumours of Mr. El-Zakzaky's death, more than two years after he was detained by the Nigerian government. Rumours of the death of the leader…

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Soldiers arrest ‘gunrunner, arms manufacturer’ in Nasarawa

The Nigerian army said troops on internal security operation on Wednesday captured a suspected gunrunner along Akwanga highway, Nasarawa State. The army made this known in a statement signed by Sani Usman, Director, Army Public Relations on Thursday. Mr. Usman, a brigadier general said the culprit, Mohammed Bello was intercepted…

Police attack protesting shiites with tear gas (2) (2)

Why we attacked protesting Shiites – Nigerian Police

The Nigerian Police have provided reasons for attacking members of the Shiite IMN group protesting the illegal incarceration of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the protesters were dispersed with tear gas and gun shots in Abuja as they marched in Garki area of the Nigerian capital. In…

Police Attack IMN

How Nigerian police forcefully dispersed protesting Shiites; several injured, arrested

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, protesting the continued incarceration of their leader, were on Wednesday attacked by security operatives. The operatives fired tear-gas and also shot in the air to disperse the protesters marching in Abuja. Many of them were eventually arrested. Hundreds of IMN members at…

Gunshots in Abuja as police forcefully disperse protesting Shiites

The police fired shots on Wednesday morning in Abuja as they forcefully dispersed protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN. Hundreds of IMN members started their protest from Garki Area 10 heading towards Area 1 shortly before they were barricaded by armed security operatives at Moshood Abiola Road…

Shiites vow to continue procession despite incessant attacks by Nigerian police

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has vowed to continue its demand for the release of its leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, despite the clampdown by security operatives during some of their processions. The group's spokesperson, Ibrahim Musa, made this known on Tuesday to PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview. Mr. Musa…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Police arrest 79-year-old man, 18 other suspects for kidnapping, robbery

The Nigeria Police have arrested 19 suspects for alleged kidnapping and armed robbery on the Abuja-Jere, Kaduna-Zaria highways. The police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, who made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday, said the suspects were arrested by the IGP-Intelligence Response Team attached to Operation Absolute Sanity. Among the suspects…

Nigerian Army

Nigerian troops kill 107 Boko Haram terrorists — Army

The Nigerian military says its troops attached to “Operation LAFIYA DOLE” under the ongoing Operation Deep Punch in the North-east region have killed at least 107 Boko Haram terrorists in various confrontations. According to a statement issued on Tuesday by the Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, the operation, however,…

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Boko Haram has been defeated, Army Chief Buratai insists

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Sunday restated a widely held stance by federal officials that the Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated. Mr. Buratai’s statement on Sunday follows similar ones by other officials of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. Earlier on New Year day, President Buhari had also…

Another Chibok girl rescued – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has released a statement that one of the kidnapped Chibok girls has been released. The released girl was identified as Salome Pogu. Over 200 girls were kidnapped from the secondary school in Chibok, Borno State in April 2014. About 100 girls are still believed to be with…

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ANALYSIS: Buhari’s ministers’ scorecard after two years (3)

November 2017 marked two years that most of the ministers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet assumed office. PREMIUM TIMES, in 2016 reviewed the performances of the ministers after their first year in office with many of them getting average scores. This is the third part in the series for 2017. Read the first and…

Tukur Buratai

Shake-up in Nigerian Army, several generals redeployed

The Nigerian Army has released a statement announcing the redeployment of some senior officers. Those redeployed include some major generals and brigadier generals. “The posting is also aimed at injecting new hands to further actualise the vision of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, which is ‘to…

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Christmas: What Nigerian Army chief told soldiers fighting Boko Haram, others

The Chief of Army Staff has sent a Christmas message to soldiers fighting Boko Haram. The army chief commended “the hard work and sacrifices of our gallant officers and soldiers currently engaged in Operation LAFIYA DOLE and other operations across the country.” Read his full message below. Army Chief Sends…

Nigerian soldiers kill three Boko Haram members, recover 200 cows – Official

The Nigerian Army said on Monday that three Boko Haram members were killed in two different battles in Borno State. The second battle, which occurred on Saturday, also resulted in the recovery of 200 rustled cows from the insurgents, Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said. In the firs battle, soldiers laid…

Buhari extends tenure of Nigeria’s military chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of Nigeria’s military chiefs. The extension was confirmed in a statement by Tukur Gusau, a colonel and spokesperson to the Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali. The military chiefs whose tenure were extended are General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, the Chief of Defence Staff;…

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SPECIAL REPORT: November of Deaths: Over 200 killed in attacks across Northern Nigeria

Before the coming of the present administration, the major security challenge confronting the country was the menace of Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria including Abuja. Kidnapping was also on the rise, especially in the South-east and South-south regions. President Muhammadu Buhari during his swearing in, May 2015, promised Nigerians that…

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How we eliminated five Boko Haram commanders – General

The immediate past Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Ibrahim Attahiru, has said that the army operations in the troubled North-east under his leadership eliminated five top Boko Haram leaders alongside 70 other terrorists in several confrontations. He made the disclosure on Monday while handing over the baton of leadership to…

VIDEO: Male FRSC officer assaults unarmed woman

A video circulating on social media shows a male officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, assaulting an unarmed woman along a highway. The video, which was posted on Twitter did not reveal what really triggered the conflict between the two. The recording shows the angry uniformed FRSC officer…