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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Wednesday, 28 April, 2021 Edition)

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State

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Gunmen Kill 6 In Attack On Benue IDP Camp

Gunmen early hours of Tuesday killed six people in an attack on a camp for internally displaced people in Abagena, along Makurdi-Lafia highway in Benue state. Many people were injured.

Residents of the camp for displaced people have fled in droves.

Vehicles coming and going out of Makurdi have been unable to proceed on account of bonfires on the road.

Violent Attacks: Northern Coalition Warns UK To Stop Protecting IPOB

Following several attacks in the South East region and other parts of the country, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has warned the international community, especially the British government to stop covering the leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Daily Trust reports that there have been several attacks on security agents across the South East and South South of the country.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday by the spokesman of CNG, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the Northern coalition said the United Kingdom has continued to accommodate the IPOB leader despite his atrocities.

Insecurity: Buhari Seeks US Help, Wants AFRICOM Relocated To Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appealed to the international community to support Nigeria and the sub-region in tackling growing security challenges to avoid spillovers. President Buhari made the appeal in a virtual meeting with the US Secretary of State, Mr Anthony Blinken.

Nigeria is in the spotlight over rising security challenges in all parts of the country including terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and agitations for secession.

Though President Buhari did not give details on the nature of support Nigeria and other African countries need to address their security challenges, he nonetheless urged the United States to reconsider relocating the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Stuttgart, Germany, to Africa, nearer the Theatre of Operation. President Buhari said AFRICOM, which partners with countries to counter transnational threats should be relocated to Africa to strengthen ongoing efforts to check the security situation.

No Partnership Will Resolve Nigeria’s Security Situation – UK

The British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, has described Nigeria’s security situation as massively complex.

He said no partnership would resolve the multiplicity of the country’s problems, whether it is Boko Haram insurgency or a number of other issues.

Duddridge was fielding questions from newsmen in Abuja yesterday during his courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama. “The situation is massively complex and no partnership is going to resolve the multiplicity of problems whether it is Boko Haram or a number of other issues,” Duddridge said.

People In Govt Sabotaging Security Agencies – Borno Elders Forum’s Dean

The dean, Borno Elders’ Forum, Prof. Khalifa Dikwa, has alleged that some people in government are sabotaging the nation’s security agencies, saying that is why the Boko Haram insurgency is yet to end.

Dikwa, while featuring on Channel’s Politics Today Monday night, said the government had the option to buy weapons from other countries if others were unwilling to sell. He stressed on investments in technology for the military to win the anti-terrorism war

“Mr. President should be able to know what is happening to our satellite bay. Can our satellite give area imagery to our military? Can our Air Force use our own satellite without any intervention? If we do not have one, then we can go to any country to borrow space in satellite. Technology is very important. Our military can still do it if the technology is there. Why is it that there are people within the system who are sabotaging the technology? Technology I mean, for our military, we should have helicopters that can see at night and so on.”

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