Insecurity: “Nigeria under siege by terrorists, bandits, criminal gangs” – NBA writes Tinubu

The Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) has expressed fear that Nigeria is under siege by terrorists, bandits and criminal gangs, describing the growing state of insecurity in the country as happening in ‘alarming proportions’. In its letter dated 14th February, 2024, titled: ‘State of the Nation’, which was signed by Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, the president of NBA, and directed to President Bola Tinubu, the association wondered which part of Nigeria was still under the control of the Federal Government. “The entire country is under siege by terrorists, bandits, and criminal gangs.…

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Escalating Insecurity: “Terrorists have declared war on Nigeria; daring President Tinubu” – Stakeholders  

In recent weeks, Abuja, the nation’s federal capital, has witnessed a surge in terrorist activities, which according to stakeholders, is seriously undermining President Bola Tinubu’s administration. With bold abductions and killings, the terrorists, spreading from North-East, North-West, and North-Central geo-political zones, are creating fear nationwide. An Analyst, Bulama Bukarti, recently highlighted Abuja’s alarming situation, citing over 200 deaths or abductions in the last three months. The terrorists, driven by financial gains, exploit ransom funds to acquire more weapons, posing a significant threat. Recent high-profile incidents include the abduction of residents,…

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Retired Army General links terror financiers to plane crash that killed ex-CoS, Ibrahim Attahiru

A former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army, Gen. Danjuma Ali-Keffi (rtd), has alleged that former Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash may have been set up and eliminated. Ali-Keffi, who made the appeal in a published interview at the weekend, alleged that Attahiru, under whom he served as GOC, and 11 other military officers, died in a “suspicious” military crash in Kaduna on 21 May 2021, claiming that the crash was linked to terror sponsors in the country.…

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Insecurity: CSO demands resignation Of CDS, Defence Minister

A Civil Society Organisation, (CSO), Oduduwa Development Initiative (ODI), has called for total overhaul of the security apparatus in Nigeria, in view of the increasing insecurity challenges plaguing the country. National President of ODI, Ambassador Akinyele Olasumbo, who stated this yesterday at a media briefing in Abuja, urged President Bola Tinubu, to sack Chief of Defence and the two Ministers of Defence for their failure and incompetence to secure lives and property of Nigerians. Olasumbo, who lamented the increasing rate of kidnappings across the country, particularly in the Federal Capital…

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“Military retirees may become tools for criminals if left hungry” – NDA Alumni warn

Some alumni of the Nigerian Defence Academy, (NDA), who are members of 35 Regular Course, has cautioned the Federal Government and the military authorities not to neglect retired personnel of the Armed Forces. The retired military officers, who also demanded the review of the Armed Forces Pension Act, specifically said the abandonment of retirees from security agencies could pose a danger to the country basically because of the skills they had acquired while in service. Speaking through the immediate-past president of the association at the 40th anniversary of the course…

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FCT: Kidnappers demand N30m ransom for abducted Nigerian Army Estate victims

Kidnappers who attacked the Nigerian Army estate in Kurudu, Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have demanded a ransom of over N30 million for the release of a lawyer, Barrister Cyril Adikwu’s wife and two of his in-laws. According to reports, the abduction took place on Thursday, around 10:00 pm. Adikwu, who managed to escape during the invasion at his residence on the estate, revealed that he is in direct communication with the kidnappers, who have set a specific timeframe for the payment of the ransom. Recounting how it…

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Worsening Insecurity: Anxiety in FCT, as multinationals, embassies plan relocating to Lagos – Source

Several multinational companies and embassies are contemplating relocating from Abuja to Lagos due to escalating incidents of kidnappings and growing insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), a concerned northerner, Hidima, has alleged Hidima, a Doctor of Philosophy, shared this information on his verified X account, yesterday. This comes amid a noticeable trend, with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently announcing its intention to transfer some of its departments from Abuja to Lagos State.   The decision, as stated by a CBN official, aims to decongest the apex bank’s head…

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Insecurity: NADECO laments spate of killings, kidnappings

A pro-democracy group, the National Democratic Coalition, (NADECO), has expressed displeasure over the spates of kidnappings, killings and religious persecution in Nigeria. The group disclosed this yesterday, in an issued statement, signed by its Chairman, Professor Mondy Gold. The Professor urged President Bola Tinubu to urgently halt the trend and not to allow the country to become a killing field under his watch. He further said, “NADECO strongly asserts that the arrival of President Tinubu was facilitated by a fundamentally flawed process. Regardless of personal opinions, his presence is deemed…

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“Lack of political will responsible for pervasive insecurity in Northern Nigeria” – CNG

The Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG), has blamed lack of political will on the part of government and capacity to effectively contain the security challenges as being responsible for pervasive and incessant security challenges bedevilling the Northern Nigeria. The CNG’s National Coordinator, Comrade Jamilu Aliyu Charanchi,, who stated this at a media briefing yesterday in Abuja, lamented that over the years that the Northern region has become a breeding ground for insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and various other criminal activities. Charanchi noted that lack of political will has created a vacuum,…

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Insecurity: Afenifere identifies State Policing, Restructuring, security agencies’ commitment as panacea

The Yoruba socio-cultural and political group, Afenifere, has identified the  panacea to kidnapping, arson and other criminalities across the country. According to Afenifere, the steps to take for combating the kidnapping and terrorism threatening to over-run the country are within the ambit of the stakeholders “if they are sincerely ready to stop the deadly menace”. According to a statement issued by the group’s National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, Afenifere was emphatic in saying that the stakeholders have what it takes to put an end to “or at least drastically…

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