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Joint Military Taskforce base not deserted, say Gov. Bello

Joint Military Taskforce base not deserted, say Gov. BelloBy Rita IliyaThe Government of Niger State has assured the communities of Bassa, Zumba and others in the local government areas of Shiroro and Munya besieged by bandits that the bases of the Joint Military Task Force in the region have not been deserted. . The state government statement comes amid fears that the task force’s camps have been deserted and that security agents have left communities after the recent invasion of the military base in Allawa in which six soldiers and a mobile policeman were killed. Niger’s Governor Abubakar Bello, who denounced the deadly attack and murder, urged communities to remain calm as security agents pulled back to change their strategy and did not completely abandon them. “The military evacuated the corpses of the valiant officers who died in face-off with the bandits and who withdrew for a while to review their strategy. They have neither left nor abandoned […]

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Army enjoins journalists to protect national interests

Army enjoins journalists to protect national interestsBy Ahmed Abba The commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, sector 2, brig.-general. Adamu Nura, called on reporters to prioritize Nigeria’s national interest in their reporting. Nura made the appeal on Friday while welcoming members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), who paid him a courtesy visit to Damaturu. “The national interest is more important than any other interest, including the public interest; because when you protect the national interest, the public interest will automatically be covered, ”he said. He therefore urged journalists to always cooperate with security agencies, to protect the national interest in their reporting and to avoid any form of publicity to terrorists. “Safety is everyone’s business, without safety nothing can be achieved.” he said. He added that the sector was ready to build the capacity of journalists within its jurisdiction, in order to have a smooth relationship and effective coverage. Nura added that her doors were […]

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Buhari cautioned Christians and Muslims on Billiri crisis in Gombe

Buhari cautioned Christians and Muslims on Billiri crisis in GombePresident Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday warned Christians and Muslims against using violence to voice their grievances. Buhari issued the warning while expressing “great shock and deep concern” at the outbreak of violence in Gombe State. The crisis erupted following a dispute over the selection of Mai Tangale (Billiri chiefdom title) in the state. Responding to the development, Buhari called for maximum restraint to avoid escalation. In a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the president said: “I am seriously disturbed by the outbreak of violence in Gombe State and call on the parties involved to exercise the utmost restraint to avoid the climbing. “The easy recourse to violence is unacceptable because there are sufficient means to resolve disputes amicably without threatening law and order. “In a circle of violence, there are no winners, except losers,” advising Muslims and Christians “to avoid the temptation to use violence to express their grievances.” […]

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NDLEA detects Bags of Compressed cannabis sativa in Abuja Estate, Port Harcourt

NDLEA detects Bags of Compressed cannabis sativa in Abuja Estate, Port HarcourtThe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has uncovered a warehouse of compressed cannabis sativa in Abuja Estate of Port Harcourt metropolis, Rivers State. Based on a tip off, officers of the Agency stormed the cannabis warehouse in the early hours of Saturday 20th February, 2021 and recovered 23 bags of compressed blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 621 kilograms and 0.029kg of cocaine. After evacuating the exhibits, the officers proceeded to Slaughter area of Trans Amadi, in Port Harcourt metropolis where they also recovered 0.006kg of heroin and 0.048kg of methamphetamine. The seized cannabis sativa has been estimated to have a street value of over ₦17 million. According to the Commander, Rivers state Command of NDLEA, Rachael Shelleng, three male suspects were apprehended in connection to the seizures and taken into custody for further investigation. She stated that both Abuja Estate and Slaughter areas of Port Harcourt have been identified […]

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FG set to ensure safe release of abducted students in Kagara school

FG set to ensure safe release of abducted students in Kagara schoolFederal Government says measures are already in place to ensure the safe release of the abducted students, some staff and members of their families in Government Science College Kagara. The Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this when he led the Federal Government delegation to the State for a first hand information of what had happened. Alhaji Mohammed who noticed that the State government has already swung into action, endorsed the steps taken and stressed that Federal Government will not surrender its sovereignty to criminals but reassured the people of the State in particular and Nigeria in general that no stone will be left unturned to ensure the safety of all. The Security Adviser in his remarks Babagana Monguno said both kinetic and non kinetic approach will be used to secure the release of the students and others adding that there will be a confluence of efforts both […]

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Airstrikes neutralise more bandits in Kaduna

Airstrikes neutralise more bandits in KadunaBy Mohammed Tijjani Kaduna State Government, on Monday, said airstrikes have successfully neutralised bandits in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun Local Government Areas. Mr Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, announced the operations via a press statement issued in Kaduna. He said that the Air Force conducted armed reconnaissance over Sabon Birnin, Rikau, Kaya, Kerawa, Galadimawa, Fatika, Kidandan, Saulawa, Dogon Dawa, Ngade Allah, Kuduru, Yadi, Damari, Takama, Sabuwa and Ungwar Yako. Other areas affected are the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road, Birnin Gwari town, Chikun, Igabi and Giwa local government areas. The commissioner said the successes were achieved based on the operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, adding that Rikau was observed to be active with bandits. “The locations were engaged accordingly with several bandits neutralised. “Similarly, about three kilometres south-east of Saulawa, bandits were seen fleeing from the air raid with herds of cattle. “They were engaged and […]

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