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#ENDSARS Protest: Resign honorably for gross incompetence LAWSAN tells IG

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#ENDSARS Protest: Resign honorably for gross incompetence LAWSAN tells IG

Law Students’ Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) have asked the inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu to honorably resign his position as he has proven to be incompetent having stood aloof while the police turned Nigeria into a killing field.

They also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack him for the killing of harmless civilians who pose no threat to the security operatives during the #EndSARS protest across the country.

National President, Law Students’ Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) President, Blessing Abumere spoke at press conference in Abuja when he issued 24 hours ultimatum to the National Assembly and President, Muhammadu Buhari to effect the sack of the IGP.

He said the pronouncement of disbandment of SARS by the IG is like paying lipservice to a matter that is of grave consequence. “We advise him in his own interest to resign because he is not capable of managing the police force.

“We are already protesting against a situation that is bad and these peaceful protesters who are not armed with even the smallest of Items like stones and woods, are being brutalised, some of them are being killed, maimed by the same police we are complaining about. “He said it means that the police has regrouped, conspired to unleash mayhem on the people who are calling for the disbandment of the unit. 
“This matter is capable of breeding even civil war in this country, If the IG has not been able to ensure sanity within the police, if he has allowed the police to go ‘pigodi pigidi’ on the street killing people and students in this country it means the IG is incompetent, incapable of directing and controlling the police. 
The president said those who embarked on the protest were only exercising their rights to peaceful protest to register their grievances and get the attention of government to act appropriately.
Abumere indicated the association is also seeking justice for her member who was assaulted by the security agency and raped in the cause of the unjustifiable arrest by policemen.
“The crescendo to the End SARS protest was the arrest, detention, molestation, intimidation humiliation, dehumanization and rape of Treasure Nduka, a student of the Nigerian Law School, Abuja campus. 
“Treasure was arrested in Ojuelegba, Lagos along with very many other Nigerians across the Nation.
“Although most of those arrested have been released, many lives have been lost,” he stated.

According to the President, the association will invoke the citizens’ power in the constitution to ensure that the President’s complies with the demand of the people.
He said the IGP must take responsibility for failing to rein his men along side democratic ethos in securing the safety of peaceful protesters, as against the assault meted out to them by policemen under the instruction of the IGP.
His words: “This has demonstrated gross violation of human rights, abuse of office and professional incompetence of the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu.
“Section 14(2)(a) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) posits and instructs that Sovereignty belongs to the people of Nigeria from whom Government through the constitution derives all its powers and authority.
“We hereby direct the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adamu to resign immediately for his incompetence. 
“If he refuses to do same immediately, we direct the National Assembly to remove him from office within the next 2 hours.
“If the National Assembly refuses to do this within the next 3 hours after this release, we order President Muhammadu Buhari to sack and remove from office the IGP Abubakar Adamu for gross incompetence, an act which is capable of leading to a breach of National Security.

“President Muhammadu Buhari should appoint an acting IGP among the most senior Police Officers who shall release and revive all arrested and killed protesters, pay damages to them and their families, and put a permanent end to the menace of these unscrupulous elements operating under the cover of the Police Force.
“We are ready to deploy all instrumentalities and principalities of the law to solve this problem if nothing is done immediately.

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Kagara: Excitement over freedom for abducted pupils and staff cut short by another attack

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Kagara: Excitement over freedom for abducted pupils and staff cut short by another attack

The joy and excitement that heralded the freedom of abducted students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara, whom were released by their captors was cut short hours after they were released as scores of others have been kidnapped in fresh attacks.

The new wave of attacks was visited on the town and adjoining villages in Rafi Local Government Area of the state.
About four persons were on Saturday reportedly killed in the new wave of attack while at least 26 others were abducted.
Gov. Abubkara Sani-Bello of Niger on Saturday earler received 38 students and staff that regained freedom

On February 17th, 2021, 27 students, 12 staff and 12 members of a family in the school were abducted by gunmen.

Bello, while receiving the victims, disclosed that 38 students and staff of the school were released by the abductors

“I am happy to announce this afternoon the rescue of the 38 abducted students at about 4 a.m. All rescued victims are here, though one is in the hospital suffering from excessive exhaustion.

” They are being medically checked and will be monitored for a few days before they are reunited with their families,” he said..

The governor said one of the victims is receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Minna. He said that the release of the abductees was made through the joint efforts of security personnel, traditional leaders and stakeholders.

He said that the State Government would look into the cause of the dastardly act toward finding a lasting solution to the problem.

Bello said the abductees who had suffered tremendous torture in the hands of the bandits, would soon be reunited with their loved ones.

As if it was a swapping game, gunmen again attacked Kagara, abduct 26 people just fews hours after the release of 38 kidnapped persons in Kagara Niger State in the town and adjoining villages in Rafi Local Government Area

It was gathered that eight persons were kidnapped in Kundu and 11 others in nearby Gunna district.
The sources explained further that the four persons killed were from Karako, a neighbouring village where seven persons are still missing.
The bandits were reported to have rustled many cows in the affected villages.
A chief Imam named Ibrahim Ruvo, at Madaka village was reportedly kidnapped.

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Lawan expresses outrage over abduction of Zamfara secondary oschool girls

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The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, expressed sadness and outrageover the attack on Friday on Government Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State where hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted.

Lawan said the incident happening while efforts were still being made to rescue those abducted just over a week ago at another secondary school in Kagara, Niger State.

The Senate President said the recurrent attacks on schools and other acts of banditry call for intense soul searching on how the nation arrived at this sorry pass and how to cage the monster of violent crimes in Nigeria.

Lawan expressed his sympathy for the abducted schoolgirls and urged the authorities at all levels to work together to ensure their immediate rescue.

The Senate President also reiterated his call on the state authorities to accord priority to securing schools and other locations now seen as soft targets by savage criminals.

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Buhari tells Gumi, FG will not succumb to amnesty for bandits, criminals

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President Muhammadu Buhari may have disappointed the proponents of amnesty for criminals and bandits as solution to insecurity.

He rather warned that his government would deal decisively with all forms of criminality in the country.

The President spoke while declaring open a joint security meeting of the Northern State Governors’ Forum, Northern Traditional Rulers Council and delegation from the Federal Government.
Buhari’s position on the issue is coming at a time Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi tried to woo the federal government to grant amnesty to bandits.

Gumi had explained that granting amnesty to bandits was better than engaging them in what he termed “operation fire-for-fire.”

He had also pointed out that amnesty to bandits would help calm down the tense insecurity situation.

Hiwever, Speaking through his chief ofIbrahim Gambari, Buhari said he has directed the security chief to evolve new strategy on how to deal with all forms of criminalities.

He said: “I must appreciate the efforts of the 19 Northern States Governors’ Forum for their contribution towards national growth and development, especially in this challenging period in our nation’s being where certain fundamental corporate existence needs to be frankly deliberated upon and actionable resolutions reached.

“At the same time, we are confronting the various dimensions of security challenges that continue to slow down the emancipation of our people from poverty and economic deprivation.
“The Government shall continue to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals who constitute a threat to innocent citizens across the country.”

“Criminals are criminals and should be dealt with accordingly, without resorting to ethnic profiling. I have already tasked the new Service Chiefs to devise new strategies that will end this ugly situation where the lives of our people continue to be threatened by hoodlums and criminals.”

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