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AMISOM Launches Training On Human Rights Protection For Somali Security Officer

AMISOM Launches Training On Human Rights Protection For Somali Security Officer

As the implementation of the Somalia Transition Plan takes centre stage, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has launched a training programme on human rights for Somali security forces to enhance their compliance with international human rights law. The training being attended by officers from the Somali National Army (SNA), Somali Police Force (SPF), […]

Failed Coup In Gabon – Government Arrests Soldiers

Failed Coup In Gabon – Government Arrests Soldiers

Most of the soldiers who seized the headquarters of national radio in Libreville have been arrested, according to a government spokesperson. He said another one is on the run, reportedly calling them a “group of jokers”. 9:00 am: The government spokesman announces that four of the mutineers have been arrested and one is on the […]

Cherif Chekatt, Strasbourg Christmas Market Attack Suspect, Dies In Shootout With Police

Cherif Chekatt, Strasbourg Christmas Market Attack Suspect, Dies In Shootout With Police

 The man authorities believe killed three people during a rampage near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Thursday in a shootout with police at the end of a two-day manhunt, French authorities said. The Paris prosecutor’s office, which handles terror cases in France, formally identified the man killed in the eastern French city as 29-year-old […]

Libya’s Government Declares State Of Emergency In Tripoli

Libya’s Government Declares State Of Emergency In Tripoli

Libya’s government has announced a state of emergency in the capital and urged rival militias to stop the violence. At least 39 people have been killed in ongoing clashes between armed groups vying for power. Libya’s UN-backed government declared a state of emergency in Tripoli on Sunday after days of fighting left at least 39 […]

Buhari Urges Nigerian Troops To Attack Bandits Seriously

Buhari Urges Nigerian Troops To Attack Bandits Seriously

 President Muhammadu Buhari said Saturday in Katsina that the spate of insecurity in some areas of military operation was disgraceful. He asked Nigerian troops to be “ruthless” in the battle against bandits, criminals and kidnappers. Buhari, who returned to Abuja Saturday after spending five days in his hometown of Daura, where he had celebrated the […]

Police Recover Stolen Mace Under The Bridge

Police Recover Stolen Mace Under The Bridge

The Nigeria Police has announced that the stolen mace from the Nigerian Senate has been recovered.  The Deputy Public Relations Officer, SP Aremu Adeniran, revealed that following an intensive search coordinated by the IGP Monitoring Unit of the Force, a patriotic passerby saw the Mace under the flyover before the City Gate and alerted the […]

10 Killed In Benue-Nasarawa Border Attack

10 Killed In Benue-Nasarawa Border Attack

Ten persons were yesterday killed in Yelwata, a border town between Nasarawa and Benue States, following an attack by unidentified gunmen in the community. According to a source, the victims were attacked in Yelwata by some hoodlums while on transit with some members of their families outside Nasarawa State. The hoodlums, it was revealed, attacked […]

Schoolgirls Abducted As Boko Haram Attacks Yobe Town

Schoolgirls Abducted As Boko Haram Attacks Yobe Town

Fleeing members of Boko Haram last night attacked Dapchi town in Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe State. Details of the attack were still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, but THISDAY confirmed that the insurgents carted away foodstuffs. However, the rumoured abduction of scores of schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School […]

NSCDC Arrest Boko Haram Commander As FG Signs Agreement To Return IDPs

NSCDC Arrest Boko Haram Commander As FG Signs Agreement To Return IDPs

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Sunday said it had arrested a 56-year-old man, said to be a Boko Haram commander, in the Aski Uba Local Government Area of Borno State. The Commandant of the NSCDC in Borno State, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the development known in an interview with the News […]