Nigeria: Islamist Militants Attack Damasak Again

Nigeria: Islamist Militants Attack Damasak Again

ABUJA, 14 April 2021` – Suspected Islamist militants have attacked and ransacked a police headquarters in the town of Damasak in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State. United Nations humanitarian operations in the town, which is used as a logistics hub by the world...
Nigeria: Joint Force to Fight Boko Haram

Nigeria: Joint Force to Fight Boko Haram

ABUJA, 12 April 2021 – Governors of Nigeria’s south-eastern states have announced plans to create a joint force to tackle insecurity. The force, to be named Ebube Agu – the Igbor expression for “Incredible Tigers” – will coordinate security operations, share...
Nigeria: Strikes Threaten to Paralyze Economy

Nigeria: Strikes Threaten to Paralyze Economy

LAGOS, 10 April 2021 – The Nigerian economy is in danger of being paralyzed with workers in many vital sectors contemplating or actively pursuing strikes. On Tuesday, workers in the court system, lecturers at polytechnics, and some civil servants all started...
Nigeria: Bodies of Eleven Slain Soldiers Found

Nigeria: Bodies of Eleven Slain Soldiers Found

KONSHISHA, 9 April 2021 – Eleven army personnel, including a commander, who were declared missing after an ambush in the central state of Benue, have been found dead. The mortal remains of the soldiers – some of them charred – were found in the Konshisha area of Benue...
Nigeria: Another Police Station Attack and Burntdown

Nigeria: Another Police Station Attack and Burntdown

OWERRI, 7 April 2021 – Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday attacked and burnt down another police station in Owerri, in Nigeria’s southeastern region. The attack came within hours of the end of a visit earlier Tuesday by Nigeria’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.  ...
Nigeria: Police Inspector-General Fired

Nigeria: Police Inspector-General Fired

ABUJA, 6 April 2021 – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has fired the country’s police inspector-general, as violent gangs appear to be having the better of the nation’s police force. The presidential order appoints Usman Alkali Baba, hitherto the force’s...
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