Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tag "Insecurity"

    Masari: We won’t allow insecurity in north-west deteriorate

Masari: We won’t allow insecurity in north-west deteriorate

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, says the government will not allow the insecurity in the north-west and north-central escalate to the status of insurgency in the north-east. Masari gave the assurance on Wednesday while speaking to journalists after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. According to him, only 30 police officers provide security for 100 villages in the state. “Currently the military is [...]

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    El-Rufai: Kaduna has spent N16bn on security in five years

El-Rufai: Kaduna has spent N16bn on security in five years

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the state government has spent about N16 billion on security in the last five years. According to NAN, el-Rufai spoke at a meeting with the state council of emirs and chiefs on Tuesday. The high level of insecurity in Kaduna has been a source of concern to the government and residents. In July, at least 50 [...]

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    Governors: Attack on Zulum shows we are all vulnerable

Governors: Attack on Zulum shows we are all vulnerable

The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) says the recent attack on the convoy of Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, shows how vulnerable Nigeria has become. In a letter of solidarity to the governor, the forum said it will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the rising insecurity in the nation. Suspected members of the Boko Haram insurgent group attacked Zulum’s convoy when he [...]

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    ‘Don’t allow people resort to self-help’ — CAN asks FG to address insecurity

‘Don’t allow people resort to self-help’ — CAN asks FG to address insecurity

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to step up efforts to address insecurity. Ayokunle, in a statement by Adebayo Oladeji, his special assistant on media and communications, said the ongoing crisis in southern Kaduna has clearly shown Nigeria "as a nation that is at war against enemies of the state". He warned that [...]

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    Insecurity has made Nigeria unattractive to investors, says Gbajabiamila

Insecurity has made Nigeria unattractive to investors, says Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says the current state of insecurity in the country has made Nigeria uninhabitable for citizens and unattractive to investors. Speaking on Saturday at the public presentation of the updated legislative agenda of the house of representatives tagged 'our contract with Nigerians', Gbajabiamila said the war against insurgents has contributed to the many difficulties [...]

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    El-Rufai: Southern Kaduna attacks have ethnic, religious colourations

El-Rufai: Southern Kaduna attacks have ethnic, religious colourations

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the incessant killings in the southern part of the state are usually given ethnic and religious colourations. In a statement issued on Friday by Muyiwa Adekeye, the governor's spokesman, el-Rufai said while such attacks are referred to as crime in other northern states, the attacks and reprisals are described differently in southern Kaduna, as they [...]

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    Senate asks service chiefs to resign over insecurity

Senate asks service chiefs to resign over insecurity

The senate has asked the service chiefs to step aside. The resolution of the upper legislative chamber followed a motion sponsored by Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south and chairman of the committee on army. Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff; Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff; Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, and Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, chief of naval staff, are [...]

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    Police: How kidnappers killed doctor, his son and friend after receiving N7.5m ransom

Police: How kidnappers killed doctor, his son and friend after receiving N7.5m ransom

The Nigeria police force says it arrested two suspects in connection with the kidnap and death of Audu Benedict, a medical doctor. Benedict, 70, was kidnapped alongside Iramon, his son, aged 32; and Samaila Akenjinba, his associate, aged 30; while travelling from Takum in Taraba state to Abuja on March 10, 2019. For several months, the abducted persons were in captivity despite [...]

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    Obasanjo: Nigeria won’t make any progress if not restructured

Obasanjo: Nigeria won’t make any progress if not restructured

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria will not make any progress if the country is not restructured. Obasanjo, who spoke on Friday at the year’s edition of the Sobo Sowemimo annual lecture organised by Abeokuta Club, said insecurity is one issue common to all regions and no part of the country is safe from the menace. He said the way forward is restructuring, [...]

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    Northern governors meet security heads over banditry in the region

Northern governors meet security heads over banditry in the region

Governors of the northern states on Tuesday met with security heads over the rising insecurity in the region. During the meeting chaired by the national security adviser, the governors discussed ways of ending the incessant killings in the north. According to Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, the governors will continue to fight bandits who have “refused” to subscribe to their peace [...]

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    Buhari to service chiefs: Your excuses will no longer be tolerated

Buhari to service chiefs: Your excuses will no longer be tolerated

President Muhammadu Buhari has told the services chiefs that their best is not good enough as regards the security challenges in the country. Buhari said this during a meeting with security heads at the presidential villa on Thursday. The president said excuses will no longer be tolerated and that he expects them to live up to expectations going forward. Addressing state house correspondents at [...]

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    Buhari meets service chiefs — amid protests against killings

Buhari meets service chiefs — amid protests against killings

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with the nation’s service chiefs. Buhari is meeting with the security heads inside the presidential villa alongside some presidential aides. Also present at the meeting alongside the heads of the army, the navy and the air force is Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff. The meeting is taking place amid calls on the president to address Nigeria’s [...]

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    Banditry: Buhari approves joint military, police operation in north-west

Banditry: Buhari approves joint military, police operation in north-west

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a joint operation involving the military and police force to tackle banditry in the north-west region. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. Shehu, who called for calm in the state and other parts of the north-west region, said "Operation Accord", which was launched three weeks ago, would be improved with the deployment [...]

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    Protesters storm Katsina govt house, ask Masari to step down

Protesters storm Katsina govt house, ask Masari to step down

Some youth in Katsina state have protested the incessant attacks and killings of residents by bandits. The youth, under the aegis of Collation of Northern Groups, lamented the frequent attacks by bandits. The protest comes a week after a billboard bearing the picture of President Muhammadu Buhari and Aminu Masari, governor of the state, was burnt by protesters in Yantumaki town, Danmusa [...]

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    Falana demands immediate arrest of soldiers who killed policemen over Wadume

Falana demands immediate arrest of soldiers who killed policemen over Wadume

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has demanded the arrest and prosecution of soldiers who killed policemen during the arrest of Hamisu Bala, a suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume, in Taraba state. On August 6, 2019, policemen attached to the intelligence response team of the force, who arrested Wadume were shot dead by soldiers. Three policemen and two civilians were killed during [...]

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    Doctor killed and burnt in Zamfara

Doctor killed and burnt in Zamfara

The Zamfara state police command says it has commenced investigation into the death of Enoch Okpara, a medical doctor, who was killed and burnt by unknown assailants. Okpara was a consultant obstetrics/gynaecologist who worked at the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau. The doctor was found dead at his residence in Mareri area of Gusau, the state capital, on Saturday. Shehu Mohammed, the police public [...]

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