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Insecurity Will End in 2022- President Buhari
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Insecurity Will End in 2022- President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi that he will end insecurity in the country before the year ends. See Also: Tinubu Urges APC to Do More Ahead of 2023 Elections The president who was represented by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, spoke at the 2022 Olojo Festival as it culminated on Saturday. The President said, “We must be vigilant, we must not leave the work of security for our security agencies alone, else, there will be problem. All of us must be concerned about security. The government will play its part, and I want to assure you that the little areas where we are encountering security challenges, we will overcome them before the end of 2022." “We must work together with security agencies to win the challenges of i...
Gunmen Hijack Commercial Vehicle, Abduct Passengers in Rivers
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Gunmen Hijack Commercial Vehicle, Abduct Passengers in Rivers

A commercial vehicle boarded by five passengers has been hijacked by unknown gunmen on the Emohua-Kalabari axis of the East-West Road in Rivers State. See Also: Gunmen Kidnap Four Catholic Sisters In Imo According to the Daily Post, The intercepted vehicle and the passengers were taken by the gunmen to an unknown destination. Reports confirm that the vehicle was boarded by passengers on Saturday around 8 pm, however, the vehicle was later hijacked and the driver released by the gunmen. The Rivers State Police Command is yet to issue a statement on the incident. While condemning the attack on road users, the Chairman of Rivers state civil society organization, Eneefa Georgewill, called for sufficient security on the road and if the four local chairmen of LGA fail to do s...
Six Kidnapped Victims Rescued by Military Troops in Kaduna
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Six Kidnapped Victims Rescued by Military Troops in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government announces that six kidnapped victims have been rescued by troops of the Nigerian Army during a clearance patrol. See Also: Troops Foil ISWAP Attack At Special Forces’ School, Kill 7 Terrorists In Yobe In a statement by the State Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, it was revealed that six hostages were rescued when clearance patrols were conducted around the Kangon Kadi general area in Chikun Local Government Area. The statement further revealed that the bandits responsible fled as they could not withstand the firepower of the Military troops after attacking the location of the bandits which is around the Kangon Kadi forest, Labi, and the Udawa river. According to the statement, Kaduna State Governor, Nas...
Atiku Condemns the Assault on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s Convoy
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Atiku Condemns the Assault on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s Convoy

The Presidential candidate of the peoples' democratic party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has condemned the assault on the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah. See Also: PDP Demands Court to Disqualify Kwara Governor for Certificate Forgery The Presidential aspirant sent a message of condolence via his Facebook page to the family of those killed and injured in the attack. “I share my sympathy with the Distinguished Senator." “May the souls of the departed rest in peace." “We’ve got work to do to ensure that safety and security return to our dear country”, Atiku posted. According to reports, the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah was attacked in a community called Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State. Although the casualty of the attack is unknown, th...
Suspended Construction on Eastern Rail Line, FG States Reasons
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Suspended Construction on Eastern Rail Line, FG States Reasons

Minister of Transport, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, revealed on Saturday why construction on the eastern rail line had been suspended. He noted that the contractors of the China Civil Engineering and Construction Company CCEC were forced to suspend work on the rail line due to insecurity and vandalisation of the rail infrastructure. See Also: NRC Postpones Resumption Of Abuja -Kaduna Train Services The Minister during an inspection tour of the project in Port Harcourt said the workers of CCEC had been attacked along Abia State. Sambo called on the media and judiciary to help unmask and prosecute the perpetrators to serve as an example to others. He also debunked news claiming the Federal Government had diverted funds meant for the railway construction for other projects which led...
Insecurity: Melaye Challenges Keyamo To Drive To Kaduna Without Security
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Insecurity: Melaye Challenges Keyamo To Drive To Kaduna Without Security

Senator Dino Melaye, the spokesperson of the Atiku presidential campaign, has dared Festus Keyamo, the All Progressives Congress, APC, campaign council spokesman, to travel from Abuja to Kaduna by road without his security detail. Keyamo had in a pre-recorded interview broadcast by Channel Television boasted how he could drive alone from Abuja to Kaduna. Reacting, Melaye during an interview on Trust Television dared Keyamo to carry out his claim. He said “I challenge Keyamo to carry his car and start his journey to Kaduna from Zuba ( Abuja). No police escort and no convoy following him. “He should drive even by 6am from Abuja to Kaduna. I challenge him to do it. “Or drive from here to Delta where he comes from without police escort or any backup since he said the road i...
Why Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Will Not Resume Now – FG
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Why Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Will Not Resume Now – FG

The Federal Government has said that it would be insensitive to the families of abducted passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train to resume service while some passengers that were abducted by terrorists during the March 28 train attack remain captive. According to FG, efforts are underway to deploy technology to prevent future attacks by terrorists. These were disclosed by the Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo, while briefing State House Correspondents after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Minister said that the government is considering deploying the DSS-approved system utilized by the Kano State Government to frustrate terrorist activities in the vast Falgore forest. Recall that terrorists had on March 28, 20...
Insecurity: We Will Kill Everything We See In the Bush – Orji Kalu
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Insecurity: We Will Kill Everything We See In the Bush – Orji Kalu

The Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Kalu, has will invite the military to comb bushes in Abia State and kill those making the State insecure. The Senator stated this during his visit to the Umunneochi Local Government Area of the State as part of his ward assessment tour in his Abia North constituency. His speech was captured in a clip he posted on his Facebook page. He said, “What is happening in Abia is not acceptable to me. We will comb the bush in Umunneochi Local Government Area; we will comb the bush in Ohafia Local Government Area, and we will comb the bush in Arochukwu and Bende Local Government Areas. “I am warning everybody, do not allow your children to live in the bush. Anything they (military) see in the bush, they will destroy.” According to Kalu, ...
Why Ban IPOB, Leave Miyetti Allah? Soyinka Questions FG
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Why Ban IPOB, Leave Miyetti Allah? Soyinka Questions FG

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka has quizzed the handling of the farmer-herder clashes by the Federal Government. Soyinka in an interview with Channels Television questioned why the government was yet to ban the cattle group, Miyetti Allah, while it was quick to proscribe the Indigenous People of Biafra, seeking the secession of the South-East from Nigeria.   The literary icon said, “My temperament does not accept that anyone should chase me out of my God-given earth. So, it’s a temperamental thing as well. See Also: Insecurity: Ondo Govt Offers N50k Reward To Residents “The idea that you can unleash terror on me because you want my little patch of territory or you want my soul, that is, you want to subjugate me, you want to turn me into a slave. Well, I would sort that out fi...
Gunmen Kidnap Four Catholic Sisters In Imo
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Gunmen Kidnap Four Catholic Sisters In Imo

Gunmen abducted four Catholic Reverend Sisters on Sunday along the Okigwe-Umulolo area of the expressway. Their abduction was confirmed in a statement released by The Sister of Jesus The Saviour congregation. The Secretary-General of the congregation, Sister Zita Ihedoro, solicited for prayers from the faithful for their safe and quick release. Among the Sisters kidnapped are Johannes Nwodo, Christabel Echemazu, Liberata Mbamalu and Benita Agu. The statement read, “Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it is with great pain that we bring to your notice the kidnapping of four of our sisters mentioned above. See Also: Gunmen Kidnap Catholic Priest, Seminarian Near Checkpoint, Demand N50m “The sad event of their abduction occurred around Okigwe-Umulolo area this morning ...