Southern governors demand State Police

…Say it’s the only solution to insecurity Governors of southern Nigeria under the umbrella of Southern Governors Forum (SGF) have demanded for the creation of State Police, noting that it is the only solution to the country’s security challenges bedevilling the country. The Ondo State governor and chairman of the Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, made the Southern governors demand known during their meeting in Asaba, Delta State, in an issued statement yesterday. According to him, the devolution of powers is the surest path to progress. The governors and key stakeholders have…

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Transport Ministry to tackle rail insecurity with technology, community-policing

The Federal Government is to deploy modern technology and rapid response by relevant security agencies in tackling rail insecurity. The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, who made this known when he visited the United Nation (UN)’s Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, at the UN’s Headquarters complex in New York, USA, said the decision was reached after studying several submissions and recommendations presented to him on tackling the menace. The Minister is a lead speaker on ‘Financing Nigeria’s Power and Transport Infrastructure’ at the Nigerian International Economic Partnership forum, at St. Regis…

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2023: Applications for escorts flood Police Commands, as politicians fear political killings

The gun attack on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah last week has from all indications sent shivers down the spines of politicians across the country. Recall that the gunmen, suspected to be hired assassin, had last week attacked Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, at Enugwu-Ukwu community, in Njikoka local government area in Anambra State. Ubah represents Anambra-South senatorial district in the National Assembly. The gruesome attack caused the death of five persons in his convoy, including two policemen and three aides. Following the unrestricted manner the assassins smoothly carried out the heinous ambush on…

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NNPC Pipelines Contract: Niger-Delta militants at war

…Asari Dokubo, others oppose Tompolo The dust raised by the NNPCL N4.5 billion annual pipeline surveillance contract awarded to former leader of Movement for the Emancipation of Niger-Delta, (MEND), Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, may not have settled down but it has effectively torn the militants in the oil rich region apart. Obviously rattled by how the Federal Government sensationally mentioned Tompolo as the sole supervisor of the pipeline security deal, another leading Niger Delta freedom fighter, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, sounding crestfallen and certainly dejected wondered why his comrade…

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Kaduna: Bandits kidnap 40 worshippers, demand N200m ransom – SOKAPU 

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, (SOKAPU), has alleged that over 40 people, including members of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Movement, in Bayan-Kasuwa Quarters, of Kasuwan-Magani, Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, have been abducted by terrorists. The union, in a statement by its National President, Dr. Awemi Maisamari, issued to newsmen in Kaduna, yesterday, said the bandits had reached out to families and were demanding N200m before the abductees could regain their freedom. According to SOKAPU, the incidents took place on September 12 and 13, at Kasuwan-Magani area…

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Plateau: Masquerades invade church, flog pastor

…Worshippers run helter-skelter Masquerades yesterday disrupted a church service in Shikal village of Langtang-South local government council of Plateau State. According to reports, they flogged the Pastor and worshippers, who ran helter-skelter before vandalising properties belonging to the church. A village source, who spoke to newsmen on the incident, informed that the masquerades invaded the church while the service was on-going. He added that they proceeded to beat everyone on sight that scampered to safety, before destroying chairs and other items.

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Insecurity: Al-Mustapha breaks down in tears, saying some people want to destroy Nigeria 

A former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the Late General Sani Abacha, Hamza al-Mustapha on Saturday, broke down in tears over the issue of insecurity in Nigeria. Al-Mustapha, who is the presidential candidate of Action Alliance, (AA), went emotional when he received a coalition of northern Christian women at his residence, in Abuja. According to him, “What Nigeria wants now is leadership. We have to get out of where we are; and people will come and use the name of religion to say: ‘because he is a Muslim, he cannot…

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National Security Concerns: North-East Govs. decry rising kidnapping, banditry

The North-East Governors’ Forum, (NEGF), has lamented the rampant and widespread issue of banditry and kidnapping in the country. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, stated this yesterday in Gombe, while declaring open the seventh edition of its meeting, which was held in Gombe. The NEGF, comprising the six governors of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States, met in Gombe to deliberate on the issues affecting the sub-region and the country. Gov. Zulum said both the Federal and State governments should…

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Borno: Boko Haram chief executioner who ‘killed ‘1,000’ surrenders to troops

A counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, has revealed that a Boko Haram commander and the terrorist group’s executioner, Bashir Bulabuduwaye, has reportedly surrendered to troops of the Nigerian army in Borno.  Bulabuduwaye was allegedly the Boko Haram’s chief executioner who slaughtered all abducted persons condemned by the group. According to Makama, an Intelligence officer told him that Bulabuduwaye was known to be an official who carries out a sentence of death on condemned persons, captured military men and civilians when the Late Abubakar Shekau…

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Army Chief assures of improved security in days ahead

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has reassured that the state of security in the country will see more improvement in the coming days. Yahaya said this at the closing of the 2022 Chief of Army Staff Third Quarter Conference, on Friday in Abuja. He urged all commanders to ensure prompt implementation of the decisions and directives issued during the conference as they relate with their commands. The COAS challenged them to decisively and quickly defeat the adversaries in all theatres of operations given the improved support…

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