IGP QUESTÍONS CAPACITY OF SOME COMMISSIONERS OF POLICE OVER INSECURITY IN THEIR STATES

The Acting Inspector- General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has accused some Command Commissioners of “inappropriate response to threats of crimes in their jurisdictions”, saying “the current security realities in the country have made this trend intolerable.” He, however, commended the efforts of many other CPs, whose commitment to duty had culminated in the “moderation” of crimes within their commands. The IGP made the observation yesterday at a strategic meeting with senior officers from the rank of CP and above, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. This, according to the…

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REPS GIVE PRESIDENT 48HOURS TO ADDRESS NIGERIANS ON THE SPATE OF KILLINGS

The House of Representatives has given President Muhammadu Buhari 48 hours to address the nation over the spate of killings in the country. This was part of the resolutions reached by lawmakers in the House when the matter came up during Thursday’s plenary. They agreed that the President should address them and the nation regarding the attacks on communities in Benue, Zamfara, Kaduna, and other states where many people were killed and several others displaced. Should the President fail to respond to the request, the lawmakers resolved to conclude with…

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AGAIN, BUHARI MEETS SERVICE CHIEFS

From right: Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali; Services Chiefs and Inspector General of Police during their meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja yesterday. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding a closed door meeting with the service chiefs. The meeting started around 11:00am on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Daily Trust learnt. However, Daily Trust could not independently confirmed the purpose of the meeting. Details later…

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BANDITS HAVE TAKEN OVER KATSINA, BUHARI’S HOME STATE GOVERNOR CRIES OUT

Some parts of Katsina State have been taken over by bandits and kidnappers, Governor Aminu Masari told the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu yesterday. “These bandits strike at will, maim at will, destroy lives and property at will,” Masari, who spoke through his deputy Mannir Yakubu, told the police boss. “In other parts of the state, we also have kidnappers who not only take people on the road but in the comfort of their homes,” he added, citing the “unfortunate incidence of the governor’s in-law who was…

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DEFENCE MINISTERS REVEALS HOW INTELLIGENCE EXPOSED THOSE BEHIND VIOLENCE UP NORTH

By Samuel Ogundipe The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, on Tuesday said fresh intelligence had exposed the complicity of some “highly-placed traditional rulers” in the ongoing killings of Nigerians across the northern parts of the country. Deadly attacks blamed on “bandits” have increased in north west states of Zamfara, Sokoto, and Katsina, with hundreds killed in recent months. In the north east, attacks by the insurgent group Boko Haram have continued, affecting mostly Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. The widespread killings by rampaging armed bandits had prompted a surge in…

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MANY KILLED AS VIGILANTE AND BANDITS BATTLE IN KATSINA

36 others in Ebonyi, Rivers, Imo, Anambra Many people have been killed in a clash between vigilantes and bandits in Tsamiyar Jino village in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State. While locals said 36 people were killed in the clash, the police said only 14 people died – seven bandits and seven members of the civilian JTF also known here as Yan Sakai (volunteers). The clash, which took place Sunday, started when some vigilantes killed a suspected bandit identified as Baban Kusa at the village market. “This prompted the…

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MORE THAN 100 KILLED IN NIGERIA IN A WEEK OF VIOLENT ORGY

Map of Nigeria. Photo/Globalsecurity Dozens of people have been killed in four Nigerian states, security officials and local sources said Tuesday, bringing the toll from a week of sporadic clashes to more than 100. The violence coincides with chronic insecurity in the country’s northeast, where 2,000 people were evacuated on Tuesday ahead of an expected government operation against Boko Haram jihadists. In the southeastern state of Rivers, eight people were killed early Monday when armed men attacked the village of Emohua in the Ogoni region, said local chief Sunny Odum.…

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AGAIN, GUNMEN KILL 20 PERSONS IN FRESH ATTACK IN KADUNA

John Shiklam in Kaduna No fewer than 20 people have been killed in a fresh attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Anguwan Aku village, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Several others were said to have sustained injuries from gunshots. The incident, according to a resident of the community, took place at 7 a.m. yesterday. He said the attackers were dressed in military uniform and were armed with AK47 rifles, machetes and sticks and were communicating with one another in Fulani language. According to him, the invaders started shooting…

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POLITICIANS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF NIGERIA’S POROUS BORDERS TO STOCKPILE ARMS- SECURITY EXPERT

A member of American Society of Industrial Security, Mr. Jackson Lekan Ojo, on Monday said there were more porous boarders in the Northern part of Nigeria, as he posited that those boarders threaten Nigerian national security. Ojo insisted that the high degree of proliferation of small arms and light weapons, which continued to exacerbate insurgency and banditry in some parts of the country could be traced to porous boarders. Ojo made the assertion in a telephone interview with DAILY POST, while reacting to spate of killings by bandits and insurgents…

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FORMER APC SPOKESMAN ASKS BUHARI TO ACCOUNT FOR 1BIL DOLLAR SECURITY FUND

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, on Sunday challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to account for the $1bn he allegedly withdrew from the Excess Crude Account to fight insecurity. He said the call became necessary in view of the increasing spate of killings, banditry and kidnapping across the country. Frank made the call in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. He said the looting of public funds that had so far characterised the current administration was responsible for persistent…

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