CAN declares 3 days prayers against killings, banditry, others

The Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), has declared three days of prayers against insecurity and other problems in the land. CAN’s National General Secretary, Daramola Joseph, announced this in a circular addressed to the leadership of the Christian body at various levels. He explained that the leadership of the association considered the prayers important for God’s mercy and intervention in the continued killings, banditry, terrorism, and other problems facing the country. Noting that the prayers were scheduled to hold between May 28 and 30, Joseph hinted that all local churches…

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Insecurity: Daura Emirate suspends Sallah durbar

The Katsina Emirate Council has said it would not hold the usual Sallah Durbar during the forthcoming Eid el-Fitr to mourn victims of the recent bandit attack in some communities in the State. The Emirates Information Officer, Ibrahim Bindawa, disclosed this in a statement yesterday in Katsina, the State capital. The Emirate, in the statement, said it has suspended all celebrations for the upcoming Eid el-Fitr, a.k.a Sallah, to commiserate with victims of bandits attack in some communities and other insecurity in the State and the nation at large. The…

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Rivers: IPOB gunmen attack police stations, kill seven officers

Armed men, suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and the Eastern Security Network (ESN), have reportedly attacked two Police stations, a checkpoint and killed seven Police officers in Rivers State. This tragic incident was confirmed yesterday by the State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni. According to the PPRO, the attack occurred on Friday night at two police stations and a checkpoint, adding that vehicles belonging to the Rivers Command were also set ablaze. It was gathered that the gunmen who came in two vans, first…

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Insecurity: Schools shut down in FCT as bandits arrive in border town

Despite assurances by the Police authorities that Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is safe, private schools in Bwari area council of the FCT yesterday hurriedly shut down their activities over the fear of possible attack by kidnappers. According to reports, some schools hurriedly sent their students home when news got to them over 200 unidentified men suspected to be bandits were dropped by a truck in Sabon-Wuse area of Niger State, a border town with Bwari, Abuja. According to intelligence, some private schools closed their schools with instructions to…

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Reps to FG: “Suspend national census over insecurity”

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to suspend the planned national census over Nigeria’s security challenges. This call was made by the federal lawmakers at Tuesday’s plenary session. According to the green chamber, the census scheduled for this year should be put on hold until the country’s security situation improves. The lawmakers also invited the chairman of the National Population Commission, (NPC), Nasir Kwarra, to appear before them over the feasibility of conducting the census in the face of insecurity. The resolution followed the adoption of…

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Insecurity: ECOWAS issues security warning to staff

“Intelligence reports warn of plans by undesirable elements to infiltrate various parts of the country, particularly state capitals, including the Federal Capital Territory.”   The ECOWAS Commission has issued a security alert to its staff, urging them to reduce engagements that will require being outdoors and avoid casual outings after work hours. The advisory came against the backdrop of worsening insecurity in the nation.  The security alert is dated April 28, 2021, and signed by the ECOWAS Commissioner for General Administration and Conference, Vafolay M. Tulay. The ECOWAS Advisory was…

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“There maybe serious insecurity if States, LGAs don’t get allocation in May” – Gov Masari

Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has warned that the insecurity in the country may be escalated if the Federation Account Allocation Committee, (FAAC), fails to share allocations to state and local governments in May. Masari, who addressed State House reporters in Abuja on Thursday after meeting with the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, was responding to the alarm by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), that States might get less from the Federation Account next month owing to the huge petrol subsidy payment. The…

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“Buhari is focused, Nigeria’s problems extraordinary” – U.S. declares

…Says it is committed to helping country solve its  security threats The United States government says Nigeria’s security crises are “extraordinary”, but that President Muhammadu Buhari is “very focused on” them. This was made known by US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken while speaking during a virtual roundtable with some African journalists. Blinken said his country is in “absolute solidarity” with Nigeria in resolving the security threats. Recall that Nigeria had witnessed more than ten security incidents on Monday as killings and attacks continued across the country. In the North,…

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Insecurity: Ebonyi native doctors to register with Govt, Police

Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, has directed all native doctors and traditional medicine dealers in the state to register with the State government and the Police within seven days. Umahi gave the directive on Wednesday, after the weekly State security council meeting in Abakaliki, the State capital. The governor said there would be an executive order to this effect and anyone caught doing otherwise would be arrested and prosecuted. He also directed that all wake-keeps and other social activities in the State must end by 6 p.m., charging Council chairmen…

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Insurgency: “Seek foreign aid and recruit mercenaries”, Buba Galadima urges FG

A prominent politician and former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Buba Galadima, has admonished the federal government to recruit mercenaries to assist Nigerian troops in fighting insurgency. This advice was given by Galadima when he featured on a television programme yesterday. Galadima said Nigeria has become extremely vulnerable and may witness more violent attacks if the morale of the Nigerian military is not boosted. He added that Nigeria lost “a good chance of seeking foreign help” when the president refused to attend the burial of the late President Idris Deby…

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