’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.
AS the Easter season draws nearer, concerned Imo intellectuals under the aegis of Imo Professionals, have called on their state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to as a matter of urgency rise up to the security challenge of the state to guarantee the safety of lives and property during the celebration. Also the group while condemning […]
According to reports from an Italian media, Thirty-one migrants, including nine women, drowned off the coast of Libya during an attempted crossing to Italy as told by survivors who managed to complete the journey. A dinghy carrying 53 migrants capsized on Friday evening, and witnesses said 31 of those who had been thrown off […]
FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo, ended his two-day working visit to Rivers State, during the week and gave a thumb up to the Rivers State governor, Mr Rotimi Amaechi for the projects initiated and executed by his administration. While some analysts expressed surprise that Obasanjo and not President Goodluck Jonathan was invited to commission projects in […]