Nigeria Police Force POLICE FORTIFY SECURITY AT ALL WORSHIP CENTRES *Ban Street Trading/Hawking on Abuja Roads



The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase NPM, fdc has mandated State Command Commissioners of Police to strengthen security at all Mosques, Churches and other worship centers across the country.

Adequate security has also been ordered for venues where Moslems break-fast in the evenings. Worshipers are advised to be vigilant, and promptly report to the Police any suspicious persons or substance found in or around their environment. In a similar development, a ban has been placed on street hawking and all forms of trading on Abuja roads/Highways especially road intersections, traffic light points and traffic hold-ups. In the same vein, unauthorized Taxi Parks and Bus Stops formed around the Federal Secretariat, Abuja is now prohibited.

Only bus and taxis painted in authorized commercial colours would be allowed to operate at designated taxi parks and bus stops in and around the Central Area, Abuja. Violators would be apprehended and prosecuted as Police Units have been directed to enforce the relevant laws in this regards.


Abuja Bomb Monday April 14th #Nyanya



Monday 14th April, will be remembered as a very tragic day for residents of Abuja. After nearly 2 years of relative intensified security and an absence of bombs, we woke up to mayhem.




"The bomb  blast incident  suspected  to have been carried out  this morning by members of the Boko Haram Islamic Sect with plate number XQ229LSD  at the popular Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, may have claimed the lives of  over 200 people.

The tragic incident, which was said to have occurred between 6.30-6.45am destroyed about 16 Coaster (El-Rufai) buses, with four of them filled with over 50 passengers burnt, several motor cycles (Okada), and other mini-buses and cars were either parked or loading passengers were also burnt beyond recognition."


Culled from thisday 


President Goodluck Jonathan Had to cancel engagements to visit the site and victims in the hospital





Abuja to play host to international decision makers in the defence, anti-terrorism and security industry

The Nigeria Counter Terror Symposium is to be officially opened by Her Excellency Erelu Olusola Obada, the Honourable Minister of State for Defence.



August 28, 2012 — As Nigeria’s defence expenditure expands to meet the growing terror threat, estimated to be US$2.1 billion this year and expected to grow at 22% a year to reach US$4.76 billion by 2016, the Nigeria Counter Terror Symposium in Abuja, 20-22 November 2012 is set to bring together senior decision makers from the Nigerian Ministry of Defence and international government, military, police and industry representatives.

The Nigeria Counter Terror Symposium, to be officially opened by Her Excellency Erelu Olusola Obada, the Honourable Minister of State for Defence, will provide a forum to discuss Nigeria’s growing anti-terrorist challenges, force development strategies, national JV and PPP opportunities, as well as assessing a range of solutions available from leading international and indigenous security providers.

International speakers already confirmed include: 
• Ambassador Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira, Head of Counter‐Terrorism Cooperation of the African Union, Director of the African Centre for the Study & Research on Terrorism 
• His Excellency Simon Mulongo, Vice Chairperson, Committee on Defence & Internal Affairs, Parliament of Uganda 
• Laurent Panza Elumba, Deputy Director, DRC National Counter Terrorism Committee 
• Martin A. Ewi, Senior Researcher, Institute for Security Studies

According to Duraid Jalili, Head of Defence from the World Defence Group, “by engaging with a range of urgent discussions, from developing C4ISR architectures and information sharing, to training practices and trade requirements, this strategic gathering provides a unique opportunity to strengthen inter-agency cooperation and create new trade partnerships with the Nigerian security forces.” He also adds “with the new national security strategy and stronger focus on internal security operations against rebel groups in the Niger Delta and the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, Nigeria is the most active it has ever been in modernising its capabilities to meet this threat, and engaging with internationals to strengthen collaboration with security allies and international industry providers.”

For more information on Nigeria Counter Terror Symposium please visit http://nct-symposium.com/