Friday, September 20, 2019

Tag "Insecurity"

    Gbajabiamila: I’ll report service chiefs to Buhari for ignoring my invitation

Gbajabiamila: I’ll report service chiefs to Buhari for ignoring my invitation

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says he will report the service chiefs to President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to honour an invitation to a meeting on security. The service chiefs were absent at the meeting scheduled to take place at the National Assembly Complex on Friday. Other security officers including, Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police; Yusuf Bichi, director-general of [...]

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    After deal with Masari, bandits release 30 persons in Katsina

After deal with Masari, bandits release 30 persons in Katsina

Suspected bandits have released 30 persons in Katsina in a prisoner-swap deal with the state government.Aminu Masari, governor of the state, received the kidnap victims on Saturday.Eight of the victims are from Kankara local government area while 18 are from Shimfida in Jibiya local government council of the state.The released persons were brought to Katsina state government house by one [...]

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    Aisha Buhari: Women in military are psychologically oppressed

Aisha Buhari: Women in military are psychologically oppressed

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, says the Nigerian armed forces has psychologically oppressed military women by limiting their participation in the fight against insecurity.She said this during the opening ceremony of the defence headquarters maiden annual conference on women peace and security at the National Defence College, Abuja, on Thursday.She said some of the challenges being faced by [...]

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    ICRC president: Insecurity making it difficult to provide humanitarian services in north-east

ICRC president: Insecurity making it difficult to provide humanitarian services in north-east

Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), says insecurity in the north-east is making it difficult to provide humanitarian services in the region. Speaking with journalists in Lagos, Maurer said the north-east is prone to different epidemic owing to the danger of the bad health situation being witnessed in the area.He said the huge gap in health [...]

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    Red Cross: 22,000 people missing in Nigeria — highest in the world

Red Cross: 22,000 people missing in Nigeria — highest in the world

At least 22,000 Nigerians have been reported as missing in Boko Haram-related attacks, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).In a statement on Thursday, ICRC said the figure is the highest number of missing persons it has registered.The ICRC said “nearly 60 percent” of those missing were minors at the time they went missing."Every parent's worst nightmare [...]

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    To boost peace, WANEP establishes radio programmes in 7 states

To boost peace, WANEP establishes radio programmes in 7 states

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), a leading regional peacebuilding organisation, has established peace project in seven states in the country.In a statement on Thursday, Bridget Osakwe, national coordinator, WANEP-Nigeria, lamented the prevalence of insecurity in the country.She said the efforts of the government must be complemented as "the Boko Haram insurgency, farmers-herders clashes, militancy, secessionist movements, land disputes, [...]

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    Police to tackle insecurity in south-west with special forces

Police to tackle insecurity in south-west with special forces

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, has approved the deployment of special forces to support the crime-fighting initiative of south-west governors.Adamu made this known at the south-west geopolitical zone security summit in Ibadan, Oyo state, on Monday.Governors of the south-west states, traditional rulers, and other stakeholders were among those in attendance.Adamu said the forces, which would be commanded by a commissioner [...]

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    PDP national youth leader kidnapped on his farm in Enugu

PDP national youth leader kidnapped on his farm in Enugu

Some gunmen have kidnapped Udeh Okoye, national youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He was on his farm at Ohumagu, Agbaogwugwu area of Enugu state on Monday, when he was kidnapped at gunpoint.Ebere Amaraizu, Enugu state police spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable on Tuesday.''The unfortunate incident happened around his farm in Ohumagu. His abductors are believed to be wearing [...]

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    ‘Our wives and daughters are being raped’ — Katsina cleric laments bandit attacks

‘Our wives and daughters are being raped’ — Katsina cleric laments bandit attacks

Sabiu Jibia, an Islamic cleric in Katsina state, has lamented atrocities committed by bandits during attacks on people of the state.According to PRNigeria, Jibia, who is also the imam in Jibia local government, said wives and children in the state have become victims of rape perpetuated by bandits.The cleric also lamented the desertion of villages and farmlands as well as the [...]

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    Scroll Report to organise conference on insecurity, corruption

Scroll Report to organise conference on insecurity, corruption

Scroll Report, an online media platform, will hold  a day conference on insecurity and corruption.The conference themed “Fighting Corruption and Insecurity: The Way Forward” will take place at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday morning.In a statement on Tuesday, Janet Afolabi, publisher of Scroll Report, said the conference is meant "to assess the fight against corruption and the prevailing security situation [...]

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    Report: South-west governors finalise plans to float regional security outfit

Report: South-west governors finalise plans to float regional security outfit

Governors from the south-west states have obtained an approval from the office of the national security adviser (NSA) to set up a regional security outfit.According to The Nation, the approval will birth a joint task force code-named Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) to tackle insecurity in the region.The six governors met twice in June at Ibadan, Oyo state capital, [...]

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    ‘Nigerians may fight back one day’ —  Akinyemi speaks on state of the nation

‘Nigerians may fight back one day’ — Akinyemi speaks on state of the nation

Bolaji Akinyemi, former minister of external affairs, says Nigerians may fight back if the government continues "to oppress" the people.Akinyemi, who spoke in an interview with Nigerian Tribune, was commenting on the readiness of the country for state and community policing.A presidential panel had recommended the establishment of state police to tackle the rising insecurity in the country.Akinyemi said the "time [...]

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    Boko Haram sets 73 houses ablaze in Borno

Boko Haram sets 73 houses ablaze in Borno

The Boko Haram sect burnt at least 73 houses and 28 shops in Borno within the last seven days, according to the state government.In his remark, Zulum assured residents and community leaders affected ‎by the attack of immediate reconstruction of houses destroyed.He said the destroyed properties will be replaced by modern houses.The governor said he received assurances from President Muhammadu [...]

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    EXTRA: Teenager ‘kidnaps self in Jos, demands N500,000 ransom’

EXTRA: Teenager ‘kidnaps self in Jos, demands N500,000 ransom’

The Plateau state police command has arrested a 15-year-old boy for allegedly staging his own kidnap and demanding a ransom of N500,000.The boy, who was paraded in Jos, the state capital, on Thursday, told journalists that he initiated the plan with his friends in order to purchase clothes and celebrate his graduation.“I was the one who initiated the plan and [...]

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    Ogun gov: We’re considering death penalty for kidnappers

Ogun gov: We’re considering death penalty for kidnappers

Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, says his administration is considering death penalty for kidnappers.The governor made this known hours after there were reports of fresh kidnappings in the state.Abdulasis Sanni, the son of the chief imam of Ode Omi, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun waterside, was abducted on Monday morning."We're considering death penalty for kidnappers in Ogun [...]

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    Police: We’ve arrested over 100 robbery suspects on Mile2-Badagry expressway

Police: We’ve arrested over 100 robbery suspects on Mile2-Badagry expressway

The Lagos state police command says not less than 100 armed robbery suspects have been arrested on the Mile 2-Badagry expressway this year.“It is not possible for anyone to commit a crime and the police will look the other way; no matter who you are, you will be arrested if you commit a crime,’’ he said.“No one is above the [...]

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