INSECURITY: 6 SOUTH SOUTH GOVERNORS SET UP COMMITTEE TO WORK OUT MODALITIES FOR JOINT SECURITY OUTFIT

 Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt   A committee to work out the framework for the establishment of a Southsouth security outfit has been constituted by the six governors of the zone. Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, who disclosed this in Port Harcourt on Monday, accused the former Service Chiefs and the Police of playing politics with the security situation in the country. The governor also faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that the security situation in the country had improved since 2015, saying  even his party, the All Progressives Congress   (APC) said…

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ONLY GOD CAN END INSECURITY SAYS BUHARI’S AIDE ADESINA

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says Nigerians who fail to commit the security situation into the hands of God could be guilty of indirectly prolonging the war against insurgency. Adesina said this in an article on Thursday titled, ‘The Decent for the Indecent, the Just for the Unjust’. The President’s aide noted that a short viral video showed a soldier and four others singing that victory is from God alone. Adesina, however, said many Nigerians had failed to understand that…

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BUHARI REMAINS CLUELESS AS CRIMINALS OVERRUN NIGERIA- PUNCH EDITORIAL

IF anyone still doubted that criminals have overrun parts of Nigeria, the audacious bandits that stormed Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, on December 11 and ferried away over 300 boys erased all such illusion. The kidnapping was spectacular in itself; the fact that the terrorists struck in a town a mere two hours’ drive from Daura, where the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was vacationing, demonstrated the brutish and nasty conditions into which the country has sunk, the helplessness of the leadership and rising power of non-state actors.…

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GANDUJE LAMENTS KILLING OF 16 KANO INDIGENES ON ABUJA- KADUNA HIGHWAY

Governor Ganduje of Kano State has expressed shock over the killing of 16 Dambatta indigenes by gunmen while on the Abuja-Kaduna highway. The governor also commiserated with the families of the deceased, the people of Dambatta local government area and Kano State in general. “We were shocked with the bad news of the death of 16 Dambatta indigenes on Abuja-Kaduna highway, they were travelling from Abuja to Kano, and were killed during an attack from unidentified gunmen. The news is devastating and frustrating.” “May Allah accept their martyrdom and may…

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NASS SET FOR SHOWDOWN WITH BUHARI OVER SERVICE CHIEFS TENURE

The refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to re­place the service chiefs de­spite repeated calls by the National Assembly and oth­er eminent Nigerians will be the major point of dis­cussion when the president meets with the House of Representatives on Thurs­day, Daily Independent has gathered. The lawmakers said they are ready to confront the president over the continued stay of the service chiefs, who they said lacked ideas on how to tackle the rising insecurity in the country. The lawmakers, who were disturbed by the worsening insecurity in the country, last…

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SERVICE CHIEFS WANT TO LEAVE BUT BUHARI HAS REFUSED TO OKAY THEIR RETIREMENT – FAYEMI

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Sunday said some of the current Service Chiefs are desirous of retiring but have refused to do because President Muhammadu Buhari who appointed them have refused to give them directives. Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Sunday Politics’, Fayemi, who advocated for the renewal of leadership in the top military echelon said that “the morale of those who should have been in the leadership positions in our security architecture is at the lowest ebb because our…

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KIDNAPPERS NOW GO FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE TO ABDUCT VICTIMS UP NORTH -SULTAN OF SOKOTO

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Jamaatu Nasril Islam, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has condemned the incessant killings by bandits in the Northern part of the country. Abubakar, who is leader of Nigerian Muslims, made this known on Thursday at the 4th quarter 2020 meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council in Abuja. According to the monarch, bandits now went into houses to kidnap people. He said both the Nigerian and state governments must wake up to their responsibilities of protecting the lives and property of Nigerians. He said,…

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3 KILLED AS BANDITS TAKE OVERBABUJA-KADUNA, ZARIA FUNTUA ROADS

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna Hours after they were repelled and prevented by security operatives from kidnapping travelers, bandits, on Tuesday descended on Maigiginya community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. They killed two persons and injured two others. The latest attack came barely eight days after armed bandits killed two persons and kidnapped many, including nine ABU students on the ever-busy Kaduna-Abuja Highway. It also came a day after gunmen struck on Monday night, killing a driver and causing accidents where many were injured. But, security operatives were…

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12 KILLED IN KADUNA AS BANDITS ATTACK COMMUNITY

FILE: Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai ‌ Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna Some bandits have attacked Albasi village in Sabon Brinin in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State and killed eleven persons. The bandits were said to have stormed the village on Monday afternoon and shot indiscriminately at the villagers as they escaped into the forest. Also, on Sunday, bandits invaded another village, Maraban Kajuru, killing one person while abducting two. This was as the Kaduna State Government said on Monday that eight students of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,…

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1 SHOT AS KIDNAPPERS OPERATE ALONG ABUJA-KADUNA EXPRESSWAY, SEE PICS

Reports from Kaduna states that a kidnapping operation occurred along the Abuja Kaduna Expressway today. The raid reportedly occurred at Akilubu, After Doka Community in Kachia Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Footage shows cars stopped along the highway and a man shot by the kidnappers as well-meaning individuals try to save the man. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seZbF1QVY9Q  

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