Tag: Banditry

Banditry Will Never End in Nigeria – Wike
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Banditry Will Never End in Nigeria – Wike

Governor Nyeson Wike of Rivers State has said that banditry will pose a hard nut to be cracked in Nigeria since the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government has continued to politicise security. Wike in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, government have plunged the security challenged states into a high banditry scale that may never end. He alleged that the federal government ignored River State when the state solicited assistance to combat the rising spate of insecurity in 2015, claiming they wanted to make the state ungovernable. Wike said, "They didn't send special forces to Rivers as they're sending to other states now. They refused to support me because they didn't want the state to be gove...
Refrain From Divisive Comments, Lai Mohammed Tells Politicians
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Refrain From Divisive Comments, Lai Mohammed Tells Politicians

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has asked political and religious leaders to restrain from divisive comments. Mohammed also called on citizens to resist any calculated attempt to cause division and instability in the country. He disclosed this while speaking on a radio programme monitored by NAN. The minister said the country’s security challenges are surmountable, urging the citizens to refrain from statements and rhetorics that could exacerbate the situation. He said, “We are calling on all Nigerians to resist any agenda by anybody to threaten the unity and peaceful coexistence in the country.” “We have always lived together peacefully for long as Hausas, Yorubas, Ibos, Fulanis and so on, and we have always resolved our differences amicably. “l want t...