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Stop Issuing Warnings To Bandits In English, Shehu Sani Mocks Buhari
Shehu Sani, a former Senator, has taunted President Muhammadu Buhari over the frequent attacks by bandits. Usually after such attacks, the president issues warnings to the armed men through Garba Shehu, his spokesman.
But in what clearly looked like mockery, Sani asked the presidency to issue such warnings in a local language since the ones issued in English have been ineffective.
“All warnings issued to the Bandits should be made in the local language they can understand. Warning them in English is so far futile.” he tweeted.
Ortom Stops Amnesty For Criminals
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, at the weekend, said his administration would no longer negotiate with or grant amnesty to criminals under any guise.
Ortom spoke in Anyiin in Logo Local Government Area at the burial of Dr Terkura Suswam, the slain elder brother of a former governor of the state, Senator Gabriel Suswam. Dr Suswam was killed at his country home in Anyiin, alongside his aide, Solomon Tarnor. The burial of both men held together.
The governor said his administration, through the State Security Council, had declared total war on the assailants and other criminal elements in both Sankera and other parts of the state. He stressed that no matter how long it would take, the criminals would be defeated.
We’ll Ensure Safe Return Of Abducted Students — Kaduna Government
The Kaduna State Government on Sunday said it was focused on ensuring the safe return of the 39 students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Igabi Local Government Area.
Daily Trust reports that the students, comprising of 23 females and 16 males are still in captivity with the bandits demanding N500 million for their release.
The state government, through the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Sunday said it acknowledged the efforts of security agencies in the recent rescue of 180 students of the college.
Over 300 Students Rescued As Bandits Break Into Another School In Kaduna
Bandits have attacked Government Science Secondary School, Ikara in Kaduna State. The armed men invaded the school in the early hours of Sunday but their plot to abduct students was foiled by the military, according to Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs.
Aruwan confirmed that all 307 students of the school are safe. “The Kaduna State Government has called this briefing to address you on some recent events with respect to the security situation in the State. Between the late hours of Saturday night and the early hours of today, suspected bandits stormed the Government Science Secondary School, Ikara, Ikara Local Government Area, in an attempt to kidnap students. Fortunately, the students utilized the security warning system in place, and were thus able to alert security forces in the area.
“The security forces comprising the troops of the Nigerian Army, Police and some security volunteers moved swiftly to the school and engaged the bandits, forcing them to flee. The attempted kidnap was foiled,” he said.
Asari Dokubo, Ex-Militant Leader, Dares Buhari, Proclaims Biafra Govt
A former militant leader, Asari Dokubo, has dared President Muhammadu Buhari by proclaiming a Biafran government.
In a statement on Sunday, Dokubo declared himself as the leader of the new Biafra defacto Customary Government (BCG).
In the statement which one Uche Mefor, BCG’s Head of Information and Communications, signed on his behalf, the former militant leader named those who would serve as leaders of BCG.
Lawan To Igbo: Grab Opportunity To Be At Centre Of Nigerian Politics
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has urged the Igbo to seize the opportunity provided by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to gravitate to the centre of the Nigerian politics.
Lawan spoke yesterday at a thanksgiving which held at Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri in Imo State, to commemorate the first anniversary of Governor Hope Uzodimma.
Lawan, according to a statement by his spokesman, Ola Awoniyi, said Uzodimma had achieved so much in one year because he had taken the politics beyond the southeast but to the centre.
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