Sack of Service Chiefs Will Demoralize Nation’s Armed Forces — CSOs

Sack of Service Chiefs will demoralize nation’s armed forces — CSOs

A conglomerate of sixteen Civil Society Organizations on Saturday described the call by a fraction of the Northern Elders and some politicians for the sack of Service Chiefs as an attempt at demoralizing the nation’s armed forces and its leadership who are currently engaged in tackling series of insurgencies and internal security challenges. The coalition which comprises of Campaign Against Impunity; Centre for Human & Socio-economic Right; Igbo Assembly Youth; Frontline Economy & Social Research Centre among others, said that the country needs to be wary of fifth columnist and…

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Bishop Kukah Advises Buhari, Says Nigeria Is literally A Pool Of Blood

Bishop Kukah Advises Buhari, Says Nigeria Is literally A Pool Of Blood

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to look inward into Nigeria’s problem and find a lasting solution to it. This is just as he called on the President to reset the clock before it is too late, adding that “Nigeria is literally a pool of blood.” Kukah made the appeal in his thirty-minute speech to commemorate the 6oth anniversary of the country. Kukah who took the time to explain in detail the existence of Nigeria and the problem therein queried the independence…

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Rehabilitation Of Repentant Boko Haram Members Is Part Of Achievements-Buhari Said

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President Muhammadu Buhari has listed the controversial rehabilitation and reintegration of repentant Boko Haram members into the society as part of the achievements of his administration. The President in his closing remarks at the ministerial retreat listed the policy alongside the Second Niger Bridge, N2.3Trillion Economic Sustainability Plan, and the responses of the government to the COVID19 pandemic as part of the successes of the administration. “We have also worked to address emergent cases of insecurity and insurgency in the country with innovative approaches such as “Operation Safe Corridor,” which…

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FG: Security Agencies On Red Alert As Boko Haram Lays Siege

Security Agencies On Red Alert

Security agencies in the country have been put on red alert following an intelligence report that the Boko Haram sect might have begun to lay siege on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The report stated that Boko Haram has established camps in and around the FCT, a development that constitutes serious security concern to the seat of power. The report is contained in an internal memo issued by the Comptroller Enforcement of the Nigerian Customs Service, H.A. Sabo on behalf of the Deputy Comptroller General Enforcement, Investigation, and Inspection,…

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Over 1,100 Villagers Killed By Bandits In Northern Nigeria In 2020

human right watchdog

At least 1,126 people in rural villages in northern Nigeria were killed by bandits between January and July 2020. Human rights watchdog group, Amnesty International, published a report on Monday, August 24 accusing Nigerian authorities of leaving rural communities at the mercy of the gunmen. The region has for months been terrorized by bandits who invade communities to abduct for ransom, and kill residents, while also destroying property.

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Resolving The Southern Kaduna Crisis – Thisday

Kaduna crises

…The government must find an enduring solution to the carnage in Southern Kaduna For no rational justification, unbridled violence and blood-letting have in recent years defined the character of Southern Kaduna. That mindless waste of precious human lives and property has become the signature tune of an environment that was once a melting pot of well over 56 nationalities is troubling. Scores of people have been killed in attacks and reprisal attacks in no fewer than five local government areas of Southern Kaduna in the last two months. Dozens of…

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Boko Haram: Northern Governors Seek Probe Into Mailafia Allegations

Northern Goveror's forum

The Northern Governors’ Forum on Wednesday urged security agencies to investigate the allegation by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, that “…one of the northern governors is the Commander of Boko Haram in Nigeria”. A statement in Jos, the state capital, by Dr. Mukut Simon Macham, the Director of Press and Communication Affairs to the Chairman of the forum and Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong, said the NGF was concerned about Mailafia’s weighty allegation, which must be thoroughly investigated. The statement…

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Mailafia Insists Northern Governor Leads Boko Haram After DSS Grill

Dr Obadiah Mailafia

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has said he would not retract his statement that a northern governor is the leader of Boko Haram. Mailafia spoke with journalists shortly after he was released by the Department of State Services (DSS), which grilled him for more than six hours at their Jos, Plateau State office. He said there was no need for him to retract anything. Mailafia was invited by the  DSS on Wednesday following an interview he granted to an Abuja radio…

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Buhari Denies Absorbing Repentant Boko Haram Members Into Armed Forces

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The Presidency has debunked the fake news circulating that the Muhammadu Buhari administration is absorbing repentant Boko Haram terrorists into the Nigerian military. In a statement on Wednesday by the president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu denied the report emphatically. “It is important for the public to know that nobody has ever been absorbed into the military from the de-radicalized Boko Haram and there is no such plan for their absorption. “None of the 601 former Boko Haram members who voluntarily laid down their arms, and have recently graduated from the Federal…

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