Nigeria: Police intercept vehicle loaded with bomb in Delta

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force on Friday night intercepted vehicle loaded with bomb along Ughelli-Patani Road Delta State. The suspected weapons, loaded in a White Toyota Hilux vehicle without a number plate, included 128 pieces of explosives and five Read More …

What we can learn from the British Army’s help in the fight against Boko Haram

For two decades, violent, extremist organisations have had a devastating impact on the African continent. Attacks by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Boko Haram, and their splinter group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have displaced millions within Read More …

Nigerian troops destroy gun truck, IED laden vehicles in Baga

Troops of Nigerian military have destroyed a gun truck and one vehicle carrying Improvised Explosives Devices owned by the Boko Haram terrorist group in Baga, northern area of Borno state. The Nigerian Army said the troops also recovered one anti-aircraft Read More …

UK Defence Secretary reaffirms commitment to fight against terror in Nigeria

The UK stands side by side with our Nigerian partners in the fight against violent extremism, the Defence Secretary reaffirmed in a visit to Nigeria. In a two-day visit, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson visited Maiduguri in the north east of Read More …

Boko Haram landmines in Nigeria killed at least 162 in two years – study

Hundreds of people have been killed or maimed by landmines in north-east Nigeria, research shows. Mines laid by Boko Haram, the extremist group that has waged a deadly insurgency in the Lake Chad region, killed 162 people in two years and Read More …

UK and Nigeria step up cooperation to end Boko Haram threat

The UK and Nigeria signed their first ever security and defence partnership in Abuja today. The first ever UK-Nigeria security and defence partnership will transform the way we work together to tackle shared threats and keep our people safe, Theresa Read More …

Kenya: Theresa May’s Thursday Visit to Kenya Key in Strengthening UK Relations

Talks on enhancing the fight against terrorism in Kenya and the region will largely feature during British Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit in the country this week. May, in a first visit by a British premier in 30 years will Read More …