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Eid-El-Kabir - Soldiers, Bomb Experts Deployed to Prayer Grounds -...
Posted On 10/25/2012 23:56:06 by lagosadmin
As the Muslim faithful celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir across the country today, the federal government has put in place machinery to ensure the security of life and property at prayer grounds across the country. President Goodluck Jonathan, Sultan of Sokoto and president-general of the Jama'atu Nasril Islam (JNI) Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, Vice president Namadi Sambo, Senate president David Mark and speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and state governors, among others,... Read More

Soldiers Violating Terrorism Act Provisions - Barr. Umar - AllAfrica.com
Posted On 10/20/2012 18:56:13 by lagosadmin
The Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 signed into Law by the President on the 3rdof June, 2011 is very clear as to the meaning of "terrorism" and how to fight it in Nigeria. In this respect, the provisions of sections 1 and 2 of the Act are very relevant. Under these sections, the statutory powers of the courts, the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and security agencies are clearly provided for. Under the Terrorism (Prevention) Act, Nigeria security forces are not empowered to act... Read More

Nigeria military: Soldiers in northeast arrest Boko Haram sect member at...
Posted On 10/20/2012 08:56:04 by lagosadmin
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Nigeria’s military arrested a member of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram at the home of a prominent senator, an official said late Friday, adding weight to claims that the violent group has political sponsorship. Shuaibu Muhammed Bama had been found “in a serving senator’s home” in Maiduguri on Thursday night, military spokesman Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said. Musa described Bama as a commander who organized attacks in Bama, a town just sou... Read More

Soldiers Shouldn't Kill Civilians in Boko Haram Crackdown - AllAfrica.com
Posted On 10/19/2012 07:56:06 by lagosadmin
Nigerian security forces deployed to quell the Boko Haram menace in Maiduguri have denied engaging in extra-judicial killing of unarmed civilians. Local people should expose the militants among them so that the government can withdraw the troops. The Joint Task Force security outfit in Maiduguri has become what respected Nigerian author, Professor Chinua Achebe, likened to lizards (Biko, a nefer say soja na lizard, o!) that visit your home the moment you bring in an ant-infested tree. Message: d... Read More

Uniport Killings - Soldiers, Police Take Over Omuokiri - AllAfrica.com
Posted On 10/11/2012 09:56:12 by lagosadmin
Soldiers and policemen under the Joint Task Force have taken over security at Omuokiri Village of Aluu where four students of the University of Port Harcourt were killed by a mob last Friday. This came as the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Wednesday decried recent serial killings of about 46 students of the Federal Polytechnic in Mubi, Adamawa State, and four students of the University of Port-Harcourt by villagers of Aluu community, describing both incidents as evidence of total system collapse... Read More

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