BUHARI’S GOVT HAS PROVED IT CANNOT SECURE NIGERIANS- FEMI FALANA

LAGOS— HUMAN rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, has berated the Federal Government saying it has repeatedly proven that it cannot secure the lives and property of its citizens. Falana, who spoke when he featured on a Channels Television programme, blamed politicians for the spate of killings and kidnappings across the country. He said: “The increase in the wave of killings and kidnappings and banditry in recent times has to do with the just concluded elections. The thugs that were armed by politicians were not disarmed.  “They were very busy…

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NIGERIA SAFER NOW THAN IT WAS IN 2015- LAI MOHAMMED

The minister of Information of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Lai Mohammed has claimed that the nation is safer today than it is in the year 2015. In his speech while speaking about the banditry situation in Zamfara State and other part of the country, he has assured the citizens that the government will keep working to ensure a calm situation. He also spoke on the election, saying the victory of the re-elected President, Muhammadu Buhari was well deserved, adding that he won the election fair and square. Source: https://www.musictori.com/2019/04/lai-mohammed-nigeria-safer-today-than.html

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NIGERIA’S SECURITY HAS COLLAPSED- NORTHERN ELDERS

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) yesterday expressed dismay over what it called the recent “cataclysmic collapse of security and colossal threat to lives and property” in many parts of Nigeria. The convener of the forum, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, told journalists in Kaduna yesterday that the situation was more serious in the north, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to be sensitive to the plight of the people in the region. According to him, “while the north still lives under horrendous Boko Haram threats, the  situation  has been aggravated by threats of banditry,…

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INSECURITY RAVAGES NIGERIA: POLICE, ARMY PLAN JOINT OPERATIONS

Again, military blames Libya, Niger, others for killings in North •Police need military support to tackle banditry – Mba, Force PRO John Alechenu, Femi makinde, Mudiaga Affe and Olaleye Aluko The leadership of the Armed Forces and the Nigerian Police Force have met and agreed to launch a special joint operation to rout bandits and other criminal elements currently terrorising residents of the country. The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, confirmed this on Saturday, saying the armed forces and the police authorities had identified gaps in their efforts and resolved to address those issues…

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A NATION TORN BY INTERNAL STRIFE

FIRST, it was outgoing Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, who, unambiguously, declared he had been overwhelmed by  ‘bandits,’ notwithstanding being the Chief Security Officer of his domain. After what has become a regular run to the Presidency to lament the turning of his territory to a graveyard, the governor again said the bandits had more fire power than security personnel deployed to restore sanity. In the outgoing week, presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, also sounded perplexed by the sizzling reports of security challenges in the country. Exacerbated by perceived…

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BLAMING TRADITIONAL RULERS FOR INSECURITY AMOUNTS TO FAILURE- BALARABE MUSA TELLS FG

By Dirisu Yakubu The worsening security situation in some parts of the country, particularly in Zamfara state, North-West  Nigeria, has in the past few weeks fetched the nation local and international opprobrium. Almost on a daily basis, gunmen whose identity remained a subject of conjecture, continue to maim and kill. Unlike members of the Boko Haram that premised their violent campaign against the values of western education, secular justice and democracy; perpetrators of the current killings have been fingered in many things including cattle rustling, kidnapping for ransom, armed robbery…

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SEE THE NEW WAYS LAWMAKERS HAVE ADOPTED TO BEAT KIDNAPPERS, ROBBERS

Members of the National Assembly have devised new security measures to stay safe, Saturday PUNCH can report. Among other measures, the lawmakers have abandoned their official numbers plates, which show that they are members of the  National Assembly. Those who spoke with one of our correspondents said they were afraid of kidnappers. They said had also stopped making their movements known to people, including their aides and domestic workers. They said that their departures, arrivals and destinations were only known to those they trusted. The lawmakers, who spoke to Saturday PUNCH, were however…

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PIRACY IN NIGERIA’S WATERWAYS REDUCE BY 36% IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2019 – REPORT

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo Piracy attacks off Nigeria’s coast fell to 14 in the first quarter from 22 a year ago after the navy improved its response to incidents, the International Maritime Bureau said. “These results confirm the Nigerian navy’s increased efforts to actively respond to reported incidents by dispatching patrol boats,” the London-based body that tracks attacks on sea vessels said. “Despite these efforts, Nigerian waters remain risky for vessels, especially the port of Lagos where four incidents have been reported.” The Gulf of Guinea retained its notoriety for piracy with…

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NORTHERN ELDERS ATTACK BUHARI OVER INSECURITY UP NORTH

By Soni Daniel Key northern leaders on Thursday converged on Zaria, in Kaduna State, and reviewed the security situation in Nigeria, with a damning verdict that the federal government has not done enough to checkmate the spate of killings and destruction of property across the land. Cross section of Party Faithfuls during the meeting of the PDP Northern Elders and Leaders Caucus at the Adamu Maina Waziri Hall, Ajuji Hotel, Apo, Abuja. The elders also frowned at what they considered as unjustified silence of the administration over rising threats to…

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