Insecurity: Northerners in fear as IPOB kills 8 Nigeriens in Imo

Fear among northerners living in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has heightened following the killing of eight Niger Republic indigenes (Nigeriens) by members of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB). According to reports, the attack occurred on Monday, when the assailants attacked a building at Orogwe, Owerri, occupied by mainly Hausa migrants from Nigeria and the Niger Republic. The northerners said the building was attacked because IPOB assumed all of them living in the area to be migrants from the North, not knowing that the victims were foreigners. They…

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Worsening Insecurity: ‘Buhari can proceed on leave, allow someone else rule Nigeria’ – Kadaria Ahmed

Nigerian journalist and Chief Executive Officer of RadioNow, Kadaria Ahmed, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to proceed on sick leave and allow somebody to run the affairs of the country, due the deteriorating security challenges. Ahmed has been in the news for describing a recent BBC documentary on Zamfara banditry as “irresponsible reporting”. In an opinion article published last week, Ahmed said the BBC documentary fell below the best practices of journalism, and was against public interest. She said the BBC Africa Eye may be charged with aiding terrorism…

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Insecurity: Kaduna, Benue Borno, top unsafe States – Report

…As terrorists kill 7,222, abduct 3,823 in seven months  Terrorists, bandits and other assailants have killed 7,222 persons and kidnapped 3,823 individuals in the country between January, 1 and July 29, 2022, according to data from the Nigeria Security Report, published by Beacon Consulting – a security risk management and intelligence consulting company. Borno State, the stronghold of Boko Haram terrorists, recorded the highest deaths of 163 people within the period under review, while Benue State, which appeared the most hounded State in the Middle-Belt, came second with 90 fatalities.…

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Insecurity: CSO threatens protest, gives Buhari 2-week ultimatum to sack Monguno

A civil society organisation (CSO), The Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA), has threatened to “occupy the office” of the National Security Adviser (NSA) if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to sack him. The group had earlier asked the NSA, Babagana Monguno, to resign over the insecurity in the country. On Sunday, a Senator representing Niger-East, Sani Musa, also criticised the NSA for not being the first to inform President Buhari of a threat by bandits to kidnap him. In a statement issued on Monday, signed by the AYA spokesman, Mohammed Danlami, the…

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Insecurity may soon consume Nigeria – Sultan

…As 20 drown trying to escape bandits in Sokoto  The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Alhaji (Dr.) Sa’ad Abubakar, has warned that the rising insecurity in Nigeria may consume the nation if urgent steps are not taken by the Federal Government and other stakeholders involved in the management of the country, to rescue the situation.  The Sultan, who spoke at a valedictory dinner in honour of the immediate-past President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Samson Ayokunle Olasupo, in Abuja, said that insecurity has touched everybody irrespective of…

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Escalating Insecurity: Nigerians tired, gravitating towards self-help ― NSA Monguno 

The National Security Council is working on new strategies to curtail the worsening insecurity in the country as it observed that Nigerians are tired and gravitating towards self-help. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), stated this while briefing correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday. Joined by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali, he noted that the country is in a difficult situation, saying that the President is aware of the people’s…

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Worsening Insecurity: ‘Buhari-Must-Go’ Senators demand sack of President, stage walk-out

Some senators from the opposition political parties at the National Assembly yesterday walked out of the Red Chamber in protest at the worsening insecurity situation in the country. The senators walked out on the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, after he allegedly refused the Minority Leader, Senator Philip Aduda, to allow them to lead the motion on the impeachment of the President. It was learnt that some lawmakers that were displeased with the worsening security situation in the country had threatened to impeach the President.  The Senators from the opposition parties have…

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Insecurity: Terrorists planning to attack Lagos, FCT, Buhari’s State, 2 others  – NSCDC

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have raised the alarm over a possible planned attack on the home-state of President Muhammadu Buhari, Katsina as well as Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), among others. These were contained in a leaked report, titled: “Re: Heightened plots by terrorists to stage coordinated attacks in parts of the country” and signed by the Deputy Commandant-General Controller in-charge of Operations, DD Mungadi,   addressed to all its Commands, dated July 25. The NSCDC stated that from the intelligence it gathered, Boko Haram and Islamic…

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Worsening Insecurity: “Sooner or later, Buhari can be kidnapped” – Buba Galadima

A former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Buba Galadima, has warned the Nigerian leader that the terrorists threatening to kidnap him (Buhari) can take true to their word. In a recent interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa service, Galadima warned that if terrorists can have access to break Kuje Custodial Centre, Buhari himself is not safe. “If care is not taken, sooner or later Buhari too can be kidnapped considering the way security issues are ignored. The only option available now is to either continue praying or arm…

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Insecurity: FG considers suspending boarding in rural schools

The Federal Ministry of Education said it is taking measures to ensure the nation’s schools are safe and conducive for learning and other activities. This is just as the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Andrew Adejo, disclosed that it is trying to adopt some specific safety measures that include abolishing boarding schools in rural areas for the meantime owing to insecurity. Adejo gave the hint in his address at the opening of the 81st plenary meeting of the Joint Consultative Committee on Education, which was held in Yola, the Adamawa State capital,…

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