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ISWAP Attacks 3 Borno Towns, 6 Soldiers, CJTF Commander Killed

ISWAP Attacks 3 Borno Towns, 6 Soldiers, CJTF Commander Killed

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters on Thursday, carried out deadly attacks on military formations and civilians in three towns in Borno State – Gubio, Gajiganna and Gajiram, killing six soldiers and a civilian militia leader, security sources and residents told AFP. This is coming just three days after ISWAP ambushed Nigerian soldiers in […]

Suspected Bandits Kill 16, Injure Many In Zamfara

Suspected Bandits Kill 16, Injure Many In Zamfara

Suspected armed bandits at the weekend killed 16 people and injured 18 others at Dumama community in Zurmi Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State. The lawmaker representing Zurmi/Shinkafi in the House of Representatives, Husseini Moroki, confirmed the report to journalists. “Just yesterday (Friday) by the time election materials were being distributed, I was at […]

Two Suicide Bombs Claim At Least 15 In Mogadishu

Two Suicide Bombs Claim At Least 15 In Mogadishu

Two suicide car bombs exploded in Mogadishu on Thursday evening, killing at least 15 people, a Somali official told VOA. The first explosion occurred just after the 8 p.m. local time when a vehicle loaded with explosives were detonated on one of the capital’s busiest streets, Maka Al-Mukarama Road. Eyewitnesses said dozens of people were […]

United Nations Peace Keepers Killed In Mali

United Nations Peace Keepers Killed In Mali

The United Nations says two U.N. peacekeepers from Sri Lanka were killed when their convoy hit a land mine in the West African nation of Mali. A spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said six other Sri Lankan peacekeepers were injured in Friday’s blast, which took place in Mali’s central Mopti region, near the town of […]

U.S. Embassy Closed Because Of Terror Threat

U.S. Embassy Closed Because Of Terror Threat

The United States has closed its embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo because of what it says is “credible and specific” information about a terror threat. The embassy in Kinshasa will remain closed at least through Tuesday, and all U.S. citizens in the DRC are “strongly encouraged” to keep a low profile. The Congolese […]

Al-Shabaab Militants Kill 15 In Attack On Religious Center

Al-Shabaab Militants Kill 15 In Attack On Religious Center

Al-Shabab militants have attacked the compound of a controversial cleric in the central Somalia town of Galkayo, killing him and at least 14 other people, officials and witnesses said. Residents in the town said they woke up Monday to huge explosions followed by heavy, sustained gunfire at the compound in the southern half of the […]

Interpol Breaks Up Human Trafficking Ring In Sudan

Interpol Breaks Up Human Trafficking Ring In Sudan

Police in Sudan’s capital have rescued 94 victims of human trafficking, 85 of them minors. Some of the victims rescued in Khartoum were 10 years old. Interpol, the international police organization, broke up the trafficking ring in Operation Sawiyan that was conducted August 26 – 30. Twelve women and two men were arrested in the […]

Troops Killed 21 Armed Herdsmen In Benue

Troops Killed 21 Armed Herdsmen In Benue

The Force Commander, Operation Whirl Stroke, Major General Adeyemi Yekini, on Monday, said troops had killed 21 herdsmen between Benue and Nasarawa states in the last few weeks. Ayeni also confirmed the death of a soldier and two others injured last Saturday along Gbamjimba-Akor-Tomata in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. The force […]

Looking Back To London One Year After The Attack

Looking Back To London One Year After The Attack

Jack Applebee was smoking a cigarette outside his fish restaurant in Borough Market when a woman ran towards him, shouting: “It’s a terror attack, run!” Applebee sprang into action. He told customers and staff to get to the back of the restaurant, but as he was trying to pull the shutters down to protect them, he found […]

Killer Herdsmen Are Sponsored, Says Military

Killer Herdsmen Are Sponsored, Says Military

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, said on Thursday that the fresh rounds of killings in Benue State were being sponsored. It added that the military would, however, soon apprehend both the killer herdsmen and their sponsors. The Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. John Agim, stated this in an interview with one of our correspondents on Thursday, […]

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