TERRORISM /CRIME

Call Your Members To Order, We Can’t Be Friends With Armed Herders – CAN Tells Miyyeti Allah

Call Your Members To Order, We Can’t Be Friends With Armed Herders – CAN Tells Miyyeti Allah

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Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, to call its members accused of brutal killings and other crimes to order, saying their actions were creating enmity for the Fulani ethnic group. CAN President, Rev Samson Ayokunle, made the call at a media briefing in Abuja last night. Ayokunle, who noted that the last three years had been tough in terms of insecurity, also urged the Federal Government to treat the letter by former President Olusegun Obasanjo with seriousness because of the issues raised in it. He said: “The last three years have been fierce in terms of insecurity that our members have to face all over the country, many churches were affected, up till now. The newly elected Vice President of CAN,
Obasanjo Doesn’t Mean Well For Nigeria, Arrest Him Now – Miyetti Allah

Obasanjo Doesn’t Mean Well For Nigeria, Arrest Him Now – Miyetti Allah

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The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has called for the arrest of former President Olusegun Obasanjo over comments he made in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. In the letter dated July 15, Obasanjo asked the president to take decisive action on insecurity, saying the situation could degenerate into a full-blown crisis if not tackled appropriately. Obasanjo said rather than “hammer” the farmer-herder crisis, the impression is that the government of Buhari is treating it with kid gloves. But in an interview with PUNCH, Alhassan Saleh, national secretary of Miyetti Alla Hore,asked Obasanjo to offer any information he has in order to solve the security crisis. “The fact that there is insecurity, I don’t think the Fulani are responsible for it. The narrative that we a
Miyetti Allah Speaks, Condemns killing Of Fasoranti’s Daughter,

Miyetti Allah Speaks, Condemns killing Of Fasoranti’s Daughter,

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MiYetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has condemned and distanced itself from the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. A statement issued by Mr Baba Ngelzarma, the National Secretary of the association on Saturday, in Abuja, said MACBAN commiserated with Fasoranti on the death of his daughter. He said the deceased was reportedly shot on Friday along the Kajola-Ore road in Ondo State by those the police described as armed robbers. Ngelzarma said “the association expresses our sincere heartfelt condolence to the family of the deceased”. He added that the association was shocked on how a section of the media in collaboration with elements in the country is using the opportunity to fuel cr
We May Go Offensive Over Herdsmen Killings In Yoruba Land – Gani Adams Warns

We May Go Offensive Over Herdsmen Killings In Yoruba Land – Gani Adams Warns

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The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has warned that the region may go offensive over the killing of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti. Adams, who is the leader of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), described Olakunrin’s killing by suspected herdsmen in Ondo State as one too many “by Fulanis who are invading the South West in their numbers and perpetrating atrocities”. In a statement by his media assistant, Kehinde Aderemi, on Saturday, the Aare Onakakanfo said the Yoruba race was not at a loss as to what to do to put a complete stop to the atrocities of the Fulani herdsmen. He said Yoruba people are not paper tigers and dogs who can only bark without biting, adding: “We only want the whole world to know what has been do
JUST IN: VP Osinbajo Clarifies The Air Over His Statement On Kidnapping, Insecurity

JUST IN: VP Osinbajo Clarifies The Air Over His Statement On Kidnapping, Insecurity

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Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the Federal Government was working closely with the State Governments in its efforts to rid the country of kidnappings. Osinbajo, while addressing some Nigerians in New York, was quoted as saying that the ongoing insecurity in the country particularly kidnapping and banditry were being exaggerated. But his Spokesperson, Laolu Akande, told DAILY POST that this was the central message Osinbajo was conveying in New York at a Town hall meeting with the Nigerian community. In an exclusive chat with Ali Adoyi on Wednesday, Akande said he had seen some of the misleading reports and the subsequent reactions of some group including a faction of Afenifere. He said that the current wave of the menace in the country will yi...
Gov. Wike Stops Amnesty Program In Rivers As Criminals Refused To Repent

Gov. Wike Stops Amnesty Program In Rivers As Criminals Refused To Repent

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the state will no longer operate an amnesty programme. The governor said this when he received the Ekpeye Traditional Rulers from Ahoada East and Ahoada West Local Government Areas at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday. Wike said some cultists or criminals who turn in their arms still go back to committing the crime after being granted amnesty, hence the reason for his decision. He said: “I am being very careful about Vigilante Groups in all the Local Government Areas because of what OSPAC is doing. They are now going beyond their boundaries. “We will reintegrate OSPAC into the State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency. Anyone who wants to support the security structure should join the State
Declare Miyatti Allah a Terrorist Group Now – Igbo Congress, Blast Buhari And Service Chiefs

Declare Miyatti Allah a Terrorist Group Now – Igbo Congress, Blast Buhari And Service Chiefs

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A socio-political organization with branches in all Igbo speaking states, the Igbo National Council, INC, has berated the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government of Nigeria over its poor handling of the security challenges ravaging parts of the country. Comrade Chilos Godsent, National President of the group, in a statement signed and made available to newsmen on Tuesday morning, came hard on the Buhari-led administration and heads of security agencies over the way “they were pampering the terrorist group called Miyetti Allah”. According to the statement, “With recent inflammatory statements and hate speeches credited to the leadership of the Miyetti Allah, against the Igbo race in Nigeria since the formal inauguration swearing-in of President Muhammadu Buhari for his
Don’t Rely Entirely On Social Media Reports On Nigeria’s Security Situation – Osinbajo

Don’t Rely Entirely On Social Media Reports On Nigeria’s Security Situation – Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians in the Diaspora not to rely entirely on social media reports on the security challenges facing the country. Speaking at a townhall meeting in New York on Sunday evening, Osinbajo said the social media “tends to be hysterical about practically everything”. The vice president spoke in response to several questions and comments on the security situation back home. Many members of the audience had taken turns to express concern about the reported spate of killings and kidnapping back home, and wanted to know what the government is doing to address the situation. He said, “With respect to general kidnapping which we have seen in parts of the country, again, this is not entirely new. “In fact, some of the kidnapping stories you
Bandits Kill 3 Brothers In Katsina As They Strike Again

Bandits Kill 3 Brothers In Katsina As They Strike Again

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Three men from the same mother were on Saturday morning killed by bandits in Zaka village, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State. Their corpses were brought to the palace of the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumin Kabir, later in the evening. The aged mother of the victims accompanied the corpses to the palace. Palace officials advised the sympathisers, who came with the corpses in two buses, to return the corpses to the village for burial. The spokesman for the Katsina Emirate Council, Mallam Iro Bindawa, advised them to ask the district head of the village to write to the palace, detailing the circumstances surrounding the incident. Bindawa said, “The emir sympathised with them and advised that the corpses be taken to the village for burial.” The spokesman for th
Nigeria Air force gives new date on recruitment exercise

Nigeria Air force gives new date on recruitment exercise

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The Nigerian Air Force has rescheduled its 2019 trades/non-trades men and women zonal recruitment exercise, earlier scheduled for 9-23 March 2019. This was disclosed in a statement by its spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola. Commodore Daramola said the exercise will now take place from 16-30 March 2019. He also urged applicants not to make payments for the recruitment exercise, adding that it was free. The statement read: “Nigerian Air Force has rescheduled its 2019 trades/non-trades men and women zonal recruitment exercise earlier scheduled for 9-23 March 2019 “The exercise will now take place from 16-30 March 2019. “Applicants are reminded that the exercise is free of charge and without any form of gratification during the processes. “Applicants ar
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