Crime

Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited says it recorded 112 incidences of crude oil theft across the Niger Delta in one week. In a documentary posted on its X handle on Tuesday, NNPC said the incidents occurred between December 23, 2023 and December 29, 2023. The national oil company listed the incident sources to include Pipeline Infrastructure Nigeria Limited (PINL), Maton Engineering Nigeria Limited, Tantita Security Services, and Shell Petroleum Development Company. Other highlighted sources are the NNPC command and control centre and government security agencies. “In the past week, 42 illegal refineries were discovered in Konsho and Tebidaba in…
Suspected Boko Haram terrorists in military uniform have killed 12 persons and abducted one in Gatamarwa and Tsiha communities in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State. The latest attack came barely two weeks after the insurgents perpetrated a similar attack in Chibok, where they killed two persons and looted food stuff in some houses before settling them ablaze. Police Public Relations officer, Borno State command, Nahum Daso Kenneth, confirmed the attack saying 12 corpses were recovered. “The gunmen shot sporadically at the people in the two communities. So far, 12 corpses were recovered and two were injured,” he said.…
Invaders have threatened fresh attacks on a community in Plateau State on Friday (today), barely four days after they killed 195 persons in 17 communities across the state. Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Middle Belt Forum, Stanley Kavwam, in an interview with Arise Television on Thursday, said the terrorists had sent a letter of an imminent attack to the Pushit community in the Mangu Local Government Area, where he hailed from. When asked about the impending attack on the Pushit community, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Alabo Alfred, told our correspondent that the command was aware…
Mother-of-three Grace Godwin was preparing food on Christmas Eve when her husband burst into the kitchen and ordered her and the children to run and take cover in the bush after gunmen were spotted in a nearby village. Soon they heard gunfire, starting an hours-long attack by suspected nomadic herders who rampaged through 15 villages in central Plateau state on Sunday, killing at least 140 people with guns and machetes, officials, police and residents said. It was the bloodiest violence since 2018 when more than 200 people were killed in Nigeria's central region where clashes between herders and farmers are…
Governor of Plateau State, Celeb Mutfwang says no fewer than 64 communities in the state have been displaced by terrorists who are occupying the areas and some schools. Speaking on the recent attacks in the state, Mutfwang highlighted the immense burden placed on the state by the continuous displacement of citizens due to terrorist activities. He told Channels TV on Tuesday that they celebrated Christmas with heavy heart with not less than 17 communities attacked. He said, “When people are dislocated from their villages and they have to run for shelter, now we are struggling to provide shelter for these…
Following attacks by assailants on some communities in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State between eve of Christmas and Monday morning, the death toll from the incident has risen to 113. Transition Committee Chairman of Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State, Monday Kassah, confirmed that 113 persons were killed in the attacks on the villages. Spokesperson for Operation Safe Haven, Oya James, confirmed the incident, saying the attack took place on Saturday night while residents of the community were asleep. “Following the attack, security personnel were deployed to prevent any breakdown of law and order in…
Monday, 25 December 2023 04:50

16 killed in fresh attack in Plateau

Sixteen people were killed in an attack in Nigeria's north-central state of Plateau, where clashes between herders and farmers are common, the AFP News Agency said on Sunday, citing the Nigerian army. The attack occurred in the village of Mushu, AFP said in a post on social media platform X, formerly Twitter. The Nigerian army did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Plateau is one of several ethnically and religiously diverse hinterland states known as Nigeria's Middle Belt, where inter-communal conflict has claimed hundreds of lives in recent years. In May, fights between farmers and herders in…
Marjorie Bloom, a retired civil servant, was the victim of a "tech support" scam in 2021. Criminals used cryptocurrency to carry out the fraud. Bloom, now 77, lost her life savings: $661,000. Her experience highlights the growing threat of fraud that targets older adults. In the spring of 2021, Marjorie Bloom waited for a phone call that would never come. Over the course of the previous month, the retiree had wired hundreds of thousands of dollars into cryptocurrency per the suggestion of someone she believed to be a trusted confidant. The man claimed to be a "fraud investigator" at PNC…
The state capitals and communities of Borno and Yobe have been thrown into darkness after suspected Boko Haram insurgents destroyed an electricity tower supplying power to the states. The latest setback comes barely a year after the insurgents destroyed towers that cut off Maiduguri from the national grid for several months. The incident took place around 11:40pm on Thursday in Katsaita village in Yobe State, Residents in the Katsaita village revealed that they heard a thunderous sound of explosion from the tower side when the incident happened. Confirming the incident, General Manager, Public Affairs of Transmission Company of Nigeria, Ndidi…
Some gunmen have reportedly abducted Joy Unwana, a high court judge, and her driver in Oron LGA of Akwa Ibom state. The judge was said to have been kidnapped on her way back from a court sitting. During the incident, which took place on Monday along Uyo-Okobo road in Oron town, the police officer assigned to the judge was killed. Confirming the incident on Monday, Torosco Eyene, chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Oron branch, said the association has scheduled a meeting with the state commissioner of police and the Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday. “Yes, the…
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