Connect with us

Insecurity

Customs raise the alarm over terrorist camps in Abuja, Kogi, Nasarawa

Published

on

images 72 Customs raise the alarm over terrorist camps in Abuja, Kogi, Nasarawa

The Nigeria Customs Service has asked its officers to stay alert in Abuja as there are Boko Haram terrorist camps in and around the Federal Capital Territory.
In a notice with reference NCS /ENF /ABJ /180 /S .I /VOL. II , issued by the Comptroller, Enforcement Headquarters , H . A . Sabo, in Wuse Zone 3 , Abuja, the NCS said it had information that terrorists were in Abuja .
In the notice titled, “ Intelligence on National Security ,” the NCS said , “ Information reaching the Comptroller- General of Customs revealed the existence of Boko Haram terrorist camps in and around the Federal Capital Territory. ”
The NCS also stated in the notice sighted on Saturday and dated August 20, 2020 , that reports had it that the terrorists were planning to attack some selected targets within the territory .
It added that the terrorists had reportedly set up their camps in Kunyan Bush along airport road , off DIA Staff Quarters, Abuja.
It added that their camps were reportedly also set up in Robochi /Gwagwalada forest , Kwaku forest in the Kuje area of Abuja and Unaisha forest in the Toto Local Government of Nasarawa State.
“ Consequently , you are to be at alert and security conscious of your environment at all times. Ensure wide circulation please,” the NCS told its officers .
When contacted to confirm the notice , the NCS spokesperson, Joseph Attah, said he was not sure of the source of the information , although the matter was being investigated .
“( I am ) not sure of the source . I ’ m investigating it please, ” he replied our correspondent in a text message on Saturday

Continue Reading
Comments

Insecurity

Why More Youths Will Join Boko Haram And Bandits – Shehu Sani Reveals

Published

on

images 15 4 Why More Youths Will Join Boko Haram And Bandits - Shehu Sani Reveals

The former senator tweeted:
When you give 50k to youths for Npower and you give Houses, Shops and Farmlands to Bandits for repentance, the former will join the latter.

Continue Reading

Insecurity

Gunmen kidnap two undergraduates, five others in Kaduna community

Published

on

download 14 Gunmen kidnap two undergraduates, five others in Kaduna community

Gunmen in the early hours of Friday invaded Barkallahu , Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, kidnapping seven persons .
Among the seven persons kidnapped , five persons were members of the same family.
The bandits , it was gathered invaded the community about 1 : 30 am on Friday and shot indiscriminately as they went from house – to -house to pick their victims .
A resident, Abdulsalam Haruna , said the gunmen went away with his wife and four children .
Haruna , who spoke to newsmen, said two of the children were students of the Federal University , Malunfashi in Katsina State .
He also said the hoodlums left with two of his neighbour ’s children , adding that the bandits attacked two other houses in the area , including that of a retired director in the Kaduna State Ministry of Education.
Haruna said , “ The incident happened about 1 : 30 am ( on Friday) . They broke my gate and came into my compound . They broke the door to my house and ordered everybody to follow them.
“ They went away with my wife and four of my children , two of which are students of the Federal University , Malumfashi , Katsina State.
“ They also attacked my neighbour and went away with two of his children .
“ Two other houses, including that of a retired director in the Kaduna Ministry of Education , were also attacked , but they did not kidnap anybody or carry anything there .
“ We alerted the personnel but by the time they arrived, the bandits had escaped with the victims .”
The Kaduna State Police Command has yet to confirm the incident as the Public Relations Officer , ASP Mohammed Jalige , could not be reached.
Jalige had also yet to reply to a text message sent to his mobile phone as of the time of filing this report .

Continue Reading

Insecurity

Bandits Kill DPO & Inspector In Sokoto, Kidnap Wives Of Prominent Businessman

Published

on

images 2020 09 17T152411.216 Bandits Kill DPO & Inspector In Sokoto, Kidnap Wives Of Prominent Businessman

Suspected bandits have killed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Gidan Madi police station in Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state.
The incident happened on Thursday night, September 16. The gunmen also killed another police officer said to be the DPO’s orderly before abducting two wives of a prominent businessman in the area.
According to a source, the marauders struck around 1.am. The policemen were ambushed and killed while trying to rescue the abductees.
Another account said that the bandits first stormed the station, killed the DPO and one inspector of police before abducting the housewives at their residence. It was said that the bandits went away with the guns of the slain officers.
The spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, ASP Muhammad Sadiq, who confirmed the attack to Daily Trust, said:
“At the moment, it is confirmed that there was an unwarranted attack on the Gidan Madi Divisional Headquarters last night. I enjoin us all to await further information on the attack at the conclusion of investigation that had already been directed by the Commissioner who is at the moment conducting an on the spot assessment of the Division, please.”
Meanwhile, a member of the community Abdoul said the late DPO died while protecting people from the bandits.
“He died as a MAN. No words can express how i feel towards his departure, I didn’t know him in person, but I knew his commitment to ensure lasting security in my local government,” he wrote.
“He’s got killed by bandits, while trying to protect the life of thousands peoples. He refuse to retreat despite the worsening of the situation, the bandits outnumbered his officers on duty and they were well armed. May your soul rest in jannatul firdausi. DPO_TANGAZA_LGA

Continue Reading

Trending