The Morning Report: Military Operation Might Have Helped Some Chibok Girls Escape, Why I Presented Yar’Adua For Presidential Election Despite His Kidney Transplant – Obasanjo, Why Buratai, Others Failed – Gov Wike

Military Operation Might Have Helped Some Chibok Girls Escape – Irabor
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Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff, on Sunday, stated that Chibok girls were not in the custody of the military.

The CDS, however, said those who recently escaped might have benefited from ongoing raids in Borno and the Lake Chad region.

Operation Tura Takai Bango, the first offensive in 2021, had eliminated many Boko Haram and ISWAP commanders and fighters…READ MORE>>>

 

Why Buratai, Others Failed – Gov Wike
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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Wike said the security chiefs did not do well because they lost focus and delved into politics.

“Instead of concentrating on the security of the nation, the service chiefs were very much involved in politics,” Wike said on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

The Rivers Governor, therefore, called on the newly appointed service chiefs to shun politics and avoid the path of their predecessors…READ MORE>>>

 

Buhari Govt Should Ban Herdsmen Movement From North To Southern Nigeria – Ganduje
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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called for the ban of herdsmen and cattle movement from the North to the Southern part of Nigeria.

Ganduje explained that the ban would put an end to the frequent clash between herdsmen and farmers in the country.

He made the call during a launch between governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State over the weekend…READ MORE>>>

 

Aisha Yesufu Spits Fire As Nnamdi Kanu’s Esn Attacks Fulani Herdsmen, Kills Cows
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Aisha Yesufu, a Nigerian activist, has fumed over the reported chasing out of Fulani herdsmen and killing of dozens of cows by the Nnamdi Kanu’s Eastern Security Network, ESN.

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, shared the news of the security outfit’s invasion of the camp of the herdsmen in Isiukwuato, Abia State.

In a video shared by the IPOB leader, the ESN operatives were seen burning houses and cows allegedly belonging to the Fulani herdsmen…READ MORE>>>

 

Nigerian Kidnap Ring, Child-porn Syndicate Busted
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The police on Sunday announced the arrest of five members of a kidnap ring.

The gang is specialised in the abduction of women and girls, who they sexually abuse and demand ransom from their families.

Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, in a statement said the suspects were arrested by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) amid rising cases of abduction…READ MORE>>>

 

Why I Presented Yar’Adua For Presidential Election Despite His Kidney Transplant – Obasanjo
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday said he knew that former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was ill, but had been certified medically fit before he emerged as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2007 general elections.

He said he got medical advice that Yar’Adua, who had a kidney transplant, was fit to run as President.

Obasanjo responded to questions in a virtual interview with a Nigerian historian and professor of African Studies, Toyin Falola…READ MORE>>>

 

Buhari Should Wake Up, Fight Banditry In His Backyard– Obasanjo
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says it is worrisome that banditry is happening in the north-west region of the country where the President Muhammadu Buhari hails from.

Obasanjo, therefore, asked the president to wake up and fight banditry and other sundry crimes, especially in the northern part of the country.

The ex-president, who spoke on Sunday in a virtual interview with academic and historian, Toyin Falola, said Buhari should start thinking of leaving an enduring legacy as president…READ MORE>>>

 

OPC Drums Up Support For Amotekun, Urges South East To Back ESN
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The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) at the weekend threw its weight behind the southwest security Network, better known as operation Amotekun, for its commitment to enhanced security in the region.
In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Oguntimehin, the group said with the recent efforts of Amotekun in Oyo and Osun states, there are hopes that the security challenges in the region will soon become a thing of the past.

Oguntimehin lauded the leaders of the group in the two states for their commitment towards ending the security scourge…READ MORE>>>