Tag: Insecurity

Two Bombers Allegedly Killed In Imo Oil Firm Blast
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Two Bombers Allegedly Killed In Imo Oil Firm Blast

NPF Two persons have been confirmed dead after an explosive device went off at an oil firm in Imo State. The incident happened on Wednesday at Addax Oil Company in Izombe community of Oguta Local Government Area. Less than two weeks ago, an explosion at an illegal refinery site at Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area killed about 150 people. A local source told our correspondent that the two victims of the blast were suspected terrorists, who attempted to bomb the oil company but detonated the bomb which exploded and killed them. The source said that anti-bomb operatives of the state police command had arrived at the scene in a bid to detect any explosive devices planted around the oil firm. Read Also: Ex-Imo Governor, Ihedioha Asks Nigerian Government To Probe Over 100 De...
Hoodlums Kill Three, Loot Hospitals in Darfur – MSF
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Hoodlums Kill Three, Loot Hospitals in Darfur – MSF

At least three people have been killed following a hospital raid in Kreneik area in the Sudanese region of Darfur, medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has said. The hospital´s pharmacy was also looted, it said in a statement. The victims included two medical workers. MSF teams were not present at the facility at the time of the attack, the charity added. The MSF says a second raid was staged at El Geneina Teaching Hospital, in West Darfur’s capital city, with Médecins Sans Frontières Read Also: Senegal: Health Workers Strike Over Death of Pregnant Woman shooting taking place inside the facility, including the emergency room. One hospital staff was killed, and health workers, including those from MSF, were evacuated. “We are shocked by these attacks and...
Killings: ‘If I Were Buhari, I Would Have Resigned’ – Wike
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Killings: ‘If I Were Buhari, I Would Have Resigned’ – Wike

Nyesom Wike Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday, in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State, said any government that cannot protect the lives and property of its citizens does not deserve to be in power. Wike, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stated this while in the state to canvass support of both delegates and party’s stalwarts. Not comfortable with the alleged manner the All Progressives Congress (APC), under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, is currently handling the security challenges bedeviling the country, Wike said he would have resigned if he was the president. According to him, “I would have resigned if I were President Buhari. I would have addressed Nigerians and tell them that I have tried my bes...
‘Abuja-Kaduna Train Bombed To Teach El-Rufai Lesson’
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‘Abuja-Kaduna Train Bombed To Teach El-Rufai Lesson’

Train A relation of one of the abducted passengers of the bombed Abuja- Kaduna train has explained the bandits claimed they targeted Kaduna State to teach Governor Nasir El-rufai some lessons. Dr. Abdulkarim Attached, a relation of an 85-year – old woman who was abducted in the train quoted the bandits as saying “the State Governor has been running his mouth and that was why they came to his doorstep.” Read Also: Insecurity: Sack NSA, Defence Minister, Reps Charge Buhari “This is just the beginning,” he said the bandits told him. Dr. Attah, who said he also has a sister among those abducted, claimed that the bandits have spoken with him 11 times during when they gave reasons for their actions. Source: https://thenationonlineng.net/abuja-kaduna-train-bombed-to-teach-el-ru...
Hiding Under The Umbrella Of Insecurity By Femi Adesina
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Hiding Under The Umbrella Of Insecurity By Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina Security is everything, nobody can dispute that. You have to be alive to enjoy every other thing government is providing; roads, rail, bridges, airports, food security, in fact, everything. That is why whenever you hear President Muhammadu Buhari talk of the priorities of his administration for the country, he starts with security, stressing that before you can efficiently manage an organization, town, city, or country, you first have to secure it. He then proceeds to talk about reviving the economy, and fighting corruption. But security is always number one. Does Nigeria have security challenges? Severe ones. I’ve always said it, while adding that the government was taking up the gauntlet. Two weeks ago, after the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train by terrorists, I...
Imo: INEC Reacts As Gunmen Kill Staff, Says Two Others Missing
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Imo: INEC Reacts As Gunmen Kill Staff, Says Two Others Missing

INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the Continuous Voter Registration Exercise (CVR) in Ihitte Uboma Local Government Area of Imo State. Reports say that Mr. Nwokorie Anthony, staff of the INEC, involved in the ongoing CVR exercise, was shot dead by unknown gunmen at Nkwo Ihitte (PU 004) in Amakohia Ward (RA 02) of Ihitte Uboma Local Government Area of Imo State. The commission, in a statement signed by Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, stated that the incident had been reported to security agencies, to bring those responsible to justice. INEC confirmed that two of its staff are still missing following the attack. Read also: Train Attack: Security Agencies Negotiating...
Insecurity: Sack NSA, Defence Minister, Reps Charge Buhari
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Insecurity: Sack NSA, Defence Minister, Reps Charge Buhari

House of Representatives One week after a marathon meeting with leaders of Nigeria’s security team, the House of Representatives, yesterday, lamented rising insecurity in several parts of the country, especially Kaduna, Benue, Taraba and Plateau states. The lawmakers took turns to criticise the action and inaction of President Muhammadu Buhari, restating their earlier call for a declaration of emergency on security. While some called for the sacking or resignation of the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.) and the Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd.), others called for the shutdown of the National Assembly, partly blaming the parliament for not doing enough in its oversight of the executive arm. This is coming a day after the Northern...
Buhari Reacts As Terrorists Kill Over 100 In Plateau
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Buhari Reacts As Terrorists Kill Over 100 In Plateau

Gunmen President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of over 100 residents of Plateau State by a terrorist group, describing the incident as heinous. Reports earlier emerged that gunmen killed at least 142 persons in fresh attacks on communities in Wase and Kanam Local Government Areas of the state. The incident occurred on Sunday in Kukawa, Gyambawu, Dungur, Kyaram, Yelwa, Dadda, Wanka, Shuwaka, Gwammadaji, and Dadin Kowa communities in the local government. Reacting, the president, in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu said the perpetrators should not be allowed to escape justice. Read Also: Train Attack: Security Agencies Negotiating With Terrorists On Abductees, Says NRC “They should not be spared or forgiven,” directed the President. He also ordere...
Insecurity: Northern Elders Ask Buhari To Resign
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Insecurity: Northern Elders Ask Buhari To Resign

President Buhari The Northern Elders Forum on Tuesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari, to resign for failing to provide security in the country. The forum made the demand in a statement by its spokesperson, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed. It said it was disappointing that after nearly seven years of being in office, Buhari still has no answers to security challenges across the country. The statement read, “The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari does not appear to have answers to the challenges of security to which we are exposed. “We cannot continue to live and die under the dictates of killers, kidnappers, rapists and sundry criminal groups that have deprived us of our rights to live in peace and security. Read Also: Why We Haven’t Declared Bandit Leaders Wanted –Mili...
Why We Haven’t Declared Bandit Leaders Wanted –Military
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Why We Haven’t Declared Bandit Leaders Wanted –Military

Military The military has said it is working on the process of declaring leaders of terrorists and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists wanted. The Senate on February 21, 2022, urged the Federal Government to urgently declare all known leaders of terrorists wanted. Asked why the military had yet to declare terrorists and ISWAP leaders wanted and make their names and images public, as done in the case of Abubakar Shekau and other Boko Haram fighters, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Benard Onyeuko, said the process was being reviewed. He added that their names and pictures would be released to the public soon. Read Also: Insecurity: Buhari’s Govt Overwhelmed – Obasanjo He said, “We are working on it. The process is being reviewed. So...