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We Will Deal With Banditry, Insurgency – Buhari

We Will Deal With Banditry, Insurgency – Buhari

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John Madaki President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said there will be no softening of the ongoing measures aimed at tackling insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other criminals constituting a threat to innocent citizens across the country. The President gave the warning through his Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, during a security meeting of the Northern State Governor’s Forum and traditional rulers in Kaduna State. President Buhari admitted that the country is battling with different dimensions of security challenges, but added that he has asked the new Service Chiefs to devise new strategies that will end the ugly situation. Meanwhile, the Northern Governors have resolved to partner with the Federal Government and their Southern counterparts in tackling the c...
Police Parade 48 Suspects For Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Cattle Rustling

Police Parade 48 Suspects For Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Cattle Rustling

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Ibrahim Musa The Nigeria Police Force has paraded 48 suspects arrested for various crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, cybercrime, and cattle rustling. Parading the suspects in Abuja, police spokesman Mr. Frank Mba said the suspects – comprising 47 males and one female – were arrested in different parts of the country at different times. Some of the suspects include Aliyu Suleiman, who is 26-year-old and the leader of an armed robbery gang responsible for the attack and collection of a rifle from two police officers around Abuja. Another gang allegedly led by Yusuf Abubakar specialises in kidnapping and was responsible for the kidnap of Mohammed Bashir Bappe, a member of the Taraba State House of Assembly. Mr. Mba, while advising Nigerians to be wary of the antics...
Shekau Claims Responsibility For Maiduguri Bombing

Shekau Claims Responsibility For Maiduguri Bombing

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Ndanusa Ndume Boko Haram Commander Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s bombing of Maiduguri. At least ten persons were killed during the attack which was carried out with rocket launchers, according to witnesses. Another 50 persons sustained injuries, Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum said. “I am truly elated with this milestone achievement by our fighters,” Shekau said in a video that has gone viral in the social media.. He also denied that his farm was taken over and boasted that he had successfully established an Islamic caliphate. “Don’t count yourself a Muslim simply because you pray the salat and give in charity,” he said. “No! So long as you embrace Western values you are not one of us. We will not be on the same page until you truly sub...
Insecurity: Northern Governors, Traditional Rulers Meet In Kaduna

Insecurity: Northern Governors, Traditional Rulers Meet In Kaduna

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John Madaki Governors of the nineteen Northern States, Traditional Rulers, and Security Chiefs are meeting in Kaduna today to discuss the alarming rise in security threats and other socioeconomic problems in the region. The meeting which is taking place at the Kaduna state government house comes barely two weeks after governors of the Northwest zone held a similar meeting with the service Chiefs and the National Security Adviser to discuss ways to address the issue of banditry and kidnapping bedeviling the zone. Among the governors attending today’s meeting are those of Kebbi, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Kano, Katsina, Plateau, as well as the deputy Governors of Bauchi, Kogi, Zamfara, Benue, and Niger states. Also in attendance is the Chief of Staff to the president,...
Tears, Tributes As Crew Members Of Ill-Fated NAF Plane Are Buried

Tears, Tributes As Crew Members Of Ill-Fated NAF Plane Are Buried

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Ibrahim Musa Family and friends of the seven officers who died in the Nigeria Air Force Plane (NAF) plane crash could not hold back their tears at the burial ceremony. The event which was held on Thursday at the national military cemetery in Abuja saw an outpour of emotion from both the young and old as the bodies of the late officers were lowered into the graves amidst tears and wailing. In an emotion-laden voice, the Chief of the Air Staff Oladayo Amao saluted the supreme sacrifice of the young officers. He said the loss of the officers must spur all Nigerians to unite in the fight against terrorism, kidnapping, banditry, and all forms of crimes in the country. Nigeria Airforce posted on Twitter @NigAirForce the obituary of the officers The Chaplain of the Nigerian...
Buhari Meets Newly Confirmed EFCC Chairman

Buhari Meets Newly Confirmed EFCC Chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with the newly confirmed Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa. They met behind closed-door at the Statehouse in Abuja. The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, joined in the meeting minutes after it commenced. Though the agenda of the meeting was not confirmed, the discourse is not unconnected with Bawa’s mandate as the new EFCC boss. On Wednesday, February 24, the Nigerian Senate confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). while appearing before the lawmakers, Bawa said his performance as EFCC boss will pave new paths to governance for young Nigerians. He said, “I am going t...
No Support From FG On Rescue Of Kagara Students, Gov Bello Laments

No Support From FG On Rescue Of Kagara Students, Gov Bello Laments

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Felix Fadeke Governor Abubakar Bello has lamented the lack of support from the Federal Government in the rescue efforts of 41 persons abducted from Government Science Secondary School Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of the state.  The governor lamented that there is no ‘Federal presence’ in the state or Federal efforts to secure the rescue of the 27 students and 14 others abducted from the school. Bello said this on Thursday while receiving the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu who was in the state to commiserate with him on the abduction. “At the moment, we do not feel any Federal presence here. The Inspector-General of Police sent us four mobile units but we are to shoulder the financial responsibilities. So, where is the support? There is no support fr...
“Rochas is an hypocrite who should be jailed”- Mad Man Spits Fire

“Rochas is an hypocrite who should be jailed”- Mad Man Spits Fire

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Johnson Emilade A middle aged man, appearing to be mentally unstable has described former Imo state governor,Rochas Okorocha as an "hypocrite", accusing him of trying to sabotage the efforts of the incumbent government. The man who was without a shirt and had leave branches locked in his dread was seen lashing out at Okorocha in a video that went viral online. He was videoed by a road user stuck in traffic along Wedra road, complaining about the unwholesome traffic situation that has brought movement to standstill in the area. He was quoted as saying "The Wedra road has been under construction for over seven months with no headway" blaming the Suncity construction company for what he described as a "an erratic, bottlenecked traffic" ensuing from the unpalatable situation. ...
Road User Kills Policeman While Trying To Escape From LATSMA Officials (Video)

Road User Kills Policeman While Trying To Escape From LATSMA Officials (Video)

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Johnson Emilade The continuous struggle between roads users and law enforcement agencies on major roads has created more chaotic scenes than any other accidental deaths and injuries. One of such scene was recorded in a video that went viral on social media, Showing a defiant road user refusing to submit himself for arrest after being waved down by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), alongside men of the Nigerian Police Force. While attempting to drive off his Hunda SUV Jeep from the scene, he accidentally knocked the police man off the bridge,with the lifeless body laying helplessly on the other side of the cliff. This avoidable accident and many other more brutal ones have been the end product of the menace of some law enforcement agents and t...
Lagos Govt To Close Third Mainland Bridge On February 26

Lagos Govt To Close Third Mainland Bridge On February 26

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Lawal Ogunsanya The Lagos State Government has announced that there will be a total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge from midnight of Friday, February 26 till midnight of Saturday, February 27. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, says the 24-hour closure would enable the contractors move the equipment used during the rehabilitation process off the bridge completely to allow both the Oworonshoki and Adeniji bound lanes to open fully to traffic. He explained that the closure was necessary having completed the replacement of the 12 expansion joints and to demobilise the superstructure of the bridge. Oladeinde urged motorists to use alternative routes. Read the full statement below. Third Mainland Bridge: LASG To Shut Bridge For 24hours F...