’s State Security Service said Wednesday that it broke up what it characterized as a terrorist group, backed by “Iranian handlers,” that wanted to gather intelligence about locations frequented by Americans and Israelis. The service said it arrested three suspects, but one remained at large. A spokeswoman, Marilyn Ogar, who was reading from a statement, identified the head of the group as Abdullahi Mustaphah Berende, a leader of a local Shiite sect. “He personally took photographs of the Israeli culture center in Ikoyi, Lagos,” she said. The group also conducted surveillance on USAID and the United States Peace Corps, she said. Ms. Ogar did not take questions.
More bodies of insurgents recovered Borno relaxes curfew Michael Olugbode and John Shiklam No fewer than 100 people were reported killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen yesterday in three villages in Kaura Local Government Area in the southern part of Kaduna State. The attackers, reported to have arrived in large numbers and armed […]
Gunmen have killed one person and snatched three buses in Soro village in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. A reliable security source confirmed the incident, stating that the gunmen shot one person dead and snatched three buses. Locals and passengers also told journalists in Bauchi that the hoodlums attacked passengers and drivers of […]
LAGOS—General Yakubu Gowon, who led Nigeria through a 30-month civil war, yesterday, lamented that the country had fallen into full scale civil war with the spate of crises in the northeast. His assertion was corroborated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU. The assertions came as the governor of Borno State, […]