Ortom: Bandits have killed 100 men in Benue
Speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom said that bandits had killed over 100 security agents across the state over the last couple of years.
“Security agencies in Benue state, more than 100 of them,” Ortom said. “DSS, Police, Army, and civil defence, more than 100 of them have been killed in Benue state, in course of their trying to keep peace, restore peace in our country. So, this is a challenge.”
He asserted that every Nigerian is burdened with the duty to protect the country, its next generation, and its territorial integrity at all times, regardless of their socio-political standings.
The governor warned against Nigerians saying all is well with the country, saying that it was hypocritical. He also asserted that a cabal had hijacked the presidency from Muhammadu Buhari.
“I have always been frank with Mr President every time I have the opportunity to discuss with him,” said Ortom. “Today, the whole country will have seen that there is no other way to escape the insecurity that is going on.”
“Except we have ranching in this country because those people who are deceiving in this nation, about open grazing, they are not being sincere and most of the people around are just there to support the presidency and allow foreign herdsmen from Niger, Mali, Senegal, Cameroon from all over the place from even Ghana, from where they were chased away to come and take over Nigeria.”
Source: Politics Nigeria/ Dailypost
Uhuru sacks Commissioner-General of Prisons Ogalo after escape of 3 terror convicts
President Uhuru Kenyatta has fired the Commissioner-General of the Kenya Prisons, Wycliffe Ogalo.
In a statement, the President appointed Brigadier (Rtd) John Kibaso Warioba as his replacement.
“His Excellency the President has today appointed and witnessed the swearing-in of Brigadier (Rtd) John Kibaso Warioba as the Commissioner-General of the Kenya Prisons Service,” the statement said.
“It is also notified that His Excellency the President had earlier today revoked with immediate effect the appointment of Mr Wycliffe Ogalo as the Commissioner-General of Kenya.”
Ogalo’s sacking comes days after three terror convicts escaped from the Kamiti Maximum Security Prison.
Earlier, the President held a crisis meeting at State House with top Interior Ministry officials and prisons bosses, over the recent jailbreak.
Uhuru directed Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and all security formations to take all necessary action and pursue the Kamiti escapees with all available resources. He called on state investigative agencies to bring every person that is found culpable to full account.
“The State Department of Correctional Services has similarly been directed to sanction disciplinary action against all Kenya Prisons Service personnel who were on duty when the security breaches occurred; which action shall include redeployment and/or immediate suspension of all affected officers.”
Uhuru asked Kenyans to be vigilant and give information that may lead to the arrest of the three escaped convicts.
The escapees are: Musharraf Abdalla Akhulunga alia Zarkarawi, Mohammed Ali Abikar and Joseph Juma Odhiambo alia Yusuf.
Prison authorities said the three who were being held at Block A, which holds some of the most dreaded criminals “escaped” on Sunday night at about 1 am.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has placed Sh60 million bounty on their heads.
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on Monday said preliminary investigations suggested the escape was abetted by laxity and incompetence.
Seven wardens at the Kamiti Maximum Prison have so far been arrested following the escape.