TERRORISM /CRIME

Rockets Hit Iraq Base Hosting US Troops Again

Rockets Hit Iraq Base Hosting US Troops Again

TERRORISM /CRIME
A volley of rockets slammed into an Iraqi airbase north of Baghdad where US forces have been based, wounding four local troops, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. Its statement said eight Katyusha-type rockets landed on Al-Balad airbase, wounding two Iraqi officers and two airmen. Al-Balad is the main airbase for Iraq’s F-16s, which it bought from the US to upgrade its air capacities. The base had held a small US Air Force contingent as well as American contractors, but a majority had been evacuated following tensions between the US and Iran over the past two weeks, military sources told AFP. “About 90 percent of the US advisers, and employees of Sallyport and Lockheed Martin who are specialised in aircraft maintenance, have withdrawn to Taji and Erbil after threat
4 Nigerian air force personnel shot dead by bandits in Kaduna

4 Nigerian air force personnel shot dead by bandits in Kaduna

TERRORISM /CRIME
suspected bandits have killed four personnel of the Nigerian Air Force in Kaduna, according to military sources. One of the sources told TheCable that the suspects laid an ambush for the security operatives at Unguwan Yako, close, along Kaduna- Birnin Gwari road. Two vehicles belonging to the air force were said to have been set ablaze in the incident which happened on Thursday. “While the attack was going on, a war plane attacked the bandits and dropped bombs killing many bandits on the spot. The soldiers are not usually on that spot, but because of the increase in the rate of insecurity in the area, the soldiers where deployed to the area on Thursday where they met their death,” one of the sources said. Ibikunle Daramola, spokesperson of the air force, however, s
JUST IN: Suicide Bomber Targets Pakistani Mosque, Kills 15 Worshipers

JUST IN: Suicide Bomber Targets Pakistani Mosque, Kills 15 Worshipers

TERRORISM /CRIME
A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in southwestern Pakistan during evening prayers Friday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 19 others, officials said. The blast took place in a satellite town of Quetta, the province’s main city. Debris and shattered glass littered the scene. Fida Mohammad, who was attending evening prayers, said about 60 people were present at the time of the attack on the mosque, which is located in a densely populated area. The explosion ripped through the front row of worshippers seconds after the prayer began, he told AFP. “It was a powerful blast, people were screaming and running here and there — many people were injured because of the stampede,” Mohammad said. Mohammad Waseem, a doctor at Quetta’s Sandeman hospital, confirmed th
18 Killed In New Militia Attack In Eastern DR Congo

18 Killed In New Militia Attack In Eastern DR Congo

GLOBAL NEWS, TERRORISM /CRIME
Eighteen people in eastern DR Congo’s troubled region of Beni have been killed in a fresh attack by a notorious armed group, a local official said on Monday. “There was an incursion in Apetina-Sana by the ADF last night,” Beni administrator Donat Kibwana told AFP, referring to the Allied Democratic Forces militia. “(They) hacked 18 civilians to death.” Apetina-Sana is 16 kilometres (10 miles) west of Oicha, the chief administrative town in the Beni region. It is a point on the so-called Death Triangle, along with Mbau and Eringeti — the worst-hit area for attacks. ADF fighters have killed more than 200 people since the army launched an offensive against the militia on October 30, according to a toll compiled by civil society groups. The toll has sparked anger
Just In: Atiku Reacts To Abuja Bank Robbery

Just In: Atiku Reacts To Abuja Bank Robbery

TERRORISM /CRIME
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to Saturday’s bank robbery in the Mpape area of Abuja, the nation’s capital. He commended the security operatives who arrived at the scene on time to foil the attack. Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, called for improved security of the country and its people next year. Some soldiers at the Mpape area of Abuja on December 28, 2019. PHOTO: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun. “I am proud of the proactiveness of the Nigerian Army and Police in foiling the bank robbery in Abuja,” he said in a tweet. The former Vice President added, “It is my hope that this will be the face of a reinvigorated security in the new year.” His tweet came hours after a group o
BREAKING: Army wipes out Boko Haram in Adamawa

BREAKING: Army wipes out Boko Haram in Adamawa

TERRORISM /CRIME
The Nigerian Army said its troops have flushed out remnants of Boko Haram and ISWAP operating ` in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Media Coordinator, Col. Among Iliyasu said. Iliyasu said that the feat was achieved when the troops, under Operation Lafiya Dole, conducted clearance of Madagali through Waga Lawan, Jaje to Fadama all in Madagali LGA of Adamawa. According to him, the insurgents were decisively dealt with, forcing them to hurriedly flee the location in disarray. “Troops destroyed all of the criminals’ structures, farmland, harvested grains stored in underground bunkers and one Lister grinding machine. “In another encounter at Fadama Village, the criminals’ flag hoisted on a tree was captured and immediately lowered after the troops had
BREAKING: Late Oba of Lagos’ son sentenced to death by hanging

BREAKING: Late Oba of Lagos’ son sentenced to death by hanging

TERRORISM /CRIME
Prince Adewale, son of late Oba of Lagos, Oba Adeyinka Oyekan, was on Monday sentenced to death by hanging for the murder of his boss, Alhaja Sikirat Ekun. Justice Raliatu Adebiyi of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja convicted and sentenced him along with one Balogun after they were found guilty of murder. The case has been on for seven years before the court. The Lagos State government had accused the convict of contracting the second convict, Balogun for N6,000 to murder the 62-year-old businesswoman cum politician. They were said to have strangled Ekun and threw her remains in a 1,000 feet well located in her residence. Delivering judgment, Adebiyi stated that the prosecution had proven the charges of conspiracy to commit murder and murder beyond reasonable ...
Gov. Sanwo-Olu Leads Walk Against Domestic, Sexual violence In Lagos

Gov. Sanwo-Olu Leads Walk Against Domestic, Sexual violence In Lagos

TERRORISM /CRIME
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; his wife, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke and Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, during the march against domestic and sexual violence tagged: ‘‘Walk To Commit And Act’’ held in Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to wield “the big stick” on perpetrators of rape, domestic violence and child abuse in the state. He added that the state will support the police and the judiciary to ensure the crime is brought to the barest minimum. He gave this warning on Tuesday in his address to Lagosians after the “Walk To Commit and Act” rally organised by Lagos State Government through the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT)
Ali Ndume Reveals 3 Locations Boko Haram Currently Holds In The North

Ali Ndume Reveals 3 Locations Boko Haram Currently Holds In The North

TERRORISM /CRIME
Ali Ndume, the Chairman Senate Committee on Army, has disclosed that Boko Haram insurgents are now restricted to three locations in the Northeast. Ndume revealed that the insurgents were restricted to the Lake Chad fringes, Mandara Mountains and the Sambisa Forest. Speaking during a one-day Northeast Security Summit convened by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, the Borno Senator said Boko Haram can be completely wiped out with increased budgetary allocation to security agencies. He said: “We know that the key remaining location of the remaining insurgents is three: the Lake Chad fringes, the Mandara Mountains and the Sambisa Forest. “With the current technology, the theatre commander said they can finish this war within three months.” Ndume insiste
Operation Positive ID: Buhari, Minister Of Defence Are In Support Of Operation – Buratai

Operation Positive ID: Buhari, Minister Of Defence Are In Support Of Operation – Buratai

TERRORISM /CRIME
Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says President Muhammadu Buhari approved  ‘operation positive identification’ scheduled to commence on Friday. Buratai said this on Thursday when he appeared before the house of representatives committee investigating the operation. The planned operation scheduled to commence on November 1 through December 23, 2019, would require citizens to move about with a means of identification. Owing to the outrage over the operation, the house of representatives asked the military to put it on hold and directed its committee on army to investigate it. At the committee’s meeting in Abuja, Buratai, who was represented by Usman Muhammed, chief of civil-military affairs at the Nigerian army, said the president and minister of defence ar
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