’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.
ABIA State residents have expressed concern over gradual return of kidnapping and child trafficking in the state, specifically the South Senatorial District, which is composed of Obingwa, Isialangwa North and South, Osisisoma, Ugwunagbo, Aba North and South and Ukwa East and West local government areas. This was the area that was virtually taken over by […]
THERE is no doubt that the Nigeria Police Force has suffered a fate worse than death in the course of our tortuous journey of nation-building so far. Starting from the time after the attainment of our political independence till date, the police in Nigeria has almost always been at the receiving end of the antics […]
Former Kano State Governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, has said that the defection of Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot kill the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State. Shekarau who accused Kwankwaso of running his political group, Kwankwasiya as a cult group spoke […]