Posts Tagged ‘Northern insurgency’

BREAKING| Islamic State attacks Nigeria Military base in Kareto, killing commander

by Ikokwu Ikembaon June 14, 2019
Media reported the lieutenant colonel commanding 158 Task Force Battalion was killed in the attack Islamic State claimed fighters from its West Africa Province affiliate attacked a military base in the northern Borno state town of Kareto, while media reports said the battalion’s commanding officer was killed. ISIS in a Thursday, June 13 statement said […]

Dangerous’ rise gang attacks in north Nigeria

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 4, 2019
Northern Nigeria is facing an increasing number of “bandit attacks”, kidnappings and killings, a traditional leader said on Friday, joining two state governors in warning over worsening security. Rural farming communities in north Zamfara, Kaduna and Katsina states have for years struggled with armed criminal gangs who steal cattle and kidnap for ransom. But local […]

Shehu Sani worried over, northern states ‘being under siege’

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 3, 2019
Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central has reacted to the outcry by Governor Masari that Katsina State was under the siege by armed robbers and kidnappers. Report has it that Gov. Masari, during the opening ceremony of an extra-ordinary security meeting in Katsina, said “The citizens are on daily basis being harassed by bandits […]