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Kogi security Trust Fund targets N460m for interventions

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Kogi security Trust Fund targets N460m for interventions

By Aisha Audu

Kogi State Security Trust Fund, is to generate four hundred and sixty million naira for interventions in some critical needs of Security Agencies operating in the State come year 2021.

The Executive Chairman, Kogi State Security Trust Fund, Hon. Teina Abdulmalik, disclosed this, during the budget defense of the 2021 appropriation Bill at the State House of Assembly in Lokoja.
Hon.Teina, enumerated some achievements of the Trust Fund and year 2021 proposals which includes Establishment of logistics base, Establishment of Local Hunters bases across the 21 Local Governments, Procurement of Helicopter, Drones and Trackers, Procurement of security gadgets for all security Operatives in the State, Procurement of patrol vehicles, among others.
The Chairman, thanked Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello, for his commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and property of residents in the State.
Teina called on private and corporate individuals to support the efforts of the State Government in ensuring the security of the State is watertight.
He pointed out that good security system of any state will enhance trust among individuals, communities and ethnic groups, thereby creating an avenue for economic growth and investment.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman, House committee on security, peace and Vigilante, Hon Bello Abdullahi Balogun, assured that, the committee will approve appreciable budgetry provisions that will enhance effective service delivery in the security sub -sector of the State.
Hon. Bello, encouraged the Trust Fund, to enhance synergy among the various security chiefs in the State in implementing the security policies of the State Government.

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Sponsors of banditry, kidnapping, insurgency should be exposed without delay -Senate

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Sponsors of banditry, kidnapping, insurgency should be exposed without delay -Senate 

Nigerians should not hesitate to expose the sponsors of banditry, kidnapping and insurgency across the country, Senate challenges Nigerians.

The upper legislative chamber lamented that insurgency in the North East and banditry across the country has become a thriving industry. 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan,  in a remark after the confirmation of the new Service Chiefs, said some persons were benefiting from the atrocities adding that they were frustrating moves to bring them to an end

To this end, the upper legislative chamber also gave marching orders to the newly-appointed Service Chiefs to go after insurgents and bandits. It said everything must be done to restore law and order to the country.

The new Service Chiefs are Major-General LEO Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.

They replaced former Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. 

The Service Chiefs were screened last week by a joint committee on Defence. During the screening, they outlined how they would tackle insecurity and restore law and order to every part of the country.

Speaking after the confirmation, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said: “This is becoming an industry and people are benefiting from it. We need to fight this insurgency until we defeat them. 

“A situation where bandits come into a school and kidnap over 300 students is unacceptable. We need to device a means to safeguard our institutions. We need to take the fight to bandits. 

“Nigeria is going through a difficult period and we must work together. There must an interagency cooperation for us to win this fight. Air Force needs to provide air support to ground troops.”

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Rescue of 317 Jangebe School girls: Zamfara APC expresses gratitude to Buhari

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Rescue of 317 Jangebe School girls: Zamfara APC expresses gratitude to  Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Zanfara State chapter has expressed profound gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Government and good people of Zamfara State for the safe rescue of the Jangebe teenage students.
This was contained in a Statement issued  by Chairman, APC Caretaker Committee
Zamfara State, Lawal M. Liman and made available to the NationalUpdate in Abuja on Tuesday.
The statement reads in part, “We rejoice with  President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, Security agencies, government and good people of the state especially parents and guardians of the abductees.

The party congratulated the students and their families for regaining their freedom after being held in captivity for four days in a traumatized condition in the hands of criminals who are working  against the innocent and  peace loving people of Zamfara State and the entire country.

While appreciating the efforts of the Security agencies in their collective efforts to curtail the menace of Banditry, Cattle Rustling, Kidnapping, illegal mining and other forms of criminalities, the party wishes to call on government and security agencies to come up with solid plans for Schools protection in order not to jeopardize the girl child education and to ensure total stoppage of criminal activities in the State and country in general.

The Party also appealed to the General Public to be fervent in prayers seeking divine intervention to avert all the security challenges bedeviling the progress of the state.

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Boko Haram regroups in three local governments in Nasarawa, says gov Sule

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Boko Haram regroups in three local governments in Nasarawa, says gov Sule

From Daniel Abel, Lafia

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has said that some Boko Haram terrorists who were dislodged from Toto local government have now regrouped in some communities in Karu, Nasarawa and Awe local governments.

The Governor stated this on Monday at an expanded security meeting held at the government house along Shendam road Lafia

Sule noted that some of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists who were dislodged from Toto local government have now regrouped in Bakyanu, Gidan rai, Panada, Pahashar Biarh, Ambaka all in Nasarawa, Karu and Wamba local governments respectively.

Sule also noted that the unrest in some places in the south west of Ondo, and Oyo has led to the influx of unknown herdsmen in Doma, Karu, Awe local governments.

The governor also said that as parts of efforts to curb the abduction of school children, the state government has detailed army patrol to carry out surveillance in all the boarding schools across the state.

He however called on security operatives in the state to take proactive steps in protecting all school children in the state so as not to give room for what happened in Niger, Zamfara and Borno to repeat it self in the state.

Governor Sule thanked president Muhammad Buhari for sending the police special squad that had been deployed to places like Gitata, Ambaka, Look areas to curtail activities of bandits and the terrorists operating in those areas.

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