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Group demands arrest of AMAC chairman

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…over alleged plans to instigate crisis in the territory…

By Muhammad Tanimu

Abuja

A group in the nation’s capital Abuja, known as APC Conscience Forum, has called for the immediate arrest of Abuja Municipal Area Council Chairman Hon. Abdullahi Adamu over allegations that he has concluded plans to cause mayhem and instigate crisis if his sponsored and preferred candidate is not announced winner of the All Progressive Congress (APC) election that was conducted recently which was marred by irregularities in AMAC.

In a statement by the coordinator of the group, Comrade Joseph Jonah, said,”if the security agencies do not intervene we will do anything to secure and protect our members in self defense in order to also stop his (AMAC chairman) purported plans to mobilize thugs from neighboring state, Niger State and and Nasarawa state.

“In readiness for to unleash mayhem to party officials and stakeholders who supported the Candidature of Hon. Murtala Karshi emerged at the just concluded APC party primaries. We want to make it categorically clear that we will mobilise massively to repeal every plan by him to cause unnecessary crisis or attack in our communities” he said.

Comrade Jonah who raised the alarm yesterday, alleged that part of the plot of the AMAC Chairman and its supporters for the announcement was the mass production of fake army and police uniforms for use by thugs to deceive unsuspecting residents.

The group alleged that “these thugs would invade some strategic communities where supporters of the emerging candidate booths earmarked for the operation, with dangerous unleash mayhem sporadically and in the ensuing melee, with axes, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons.

The group said: “Our findings have shown that the level of insecurity that reached its peak in FCT was attributable to circulation of such dangerous weapons like guns, machetes and the likes which were distributed to political thugs by politicians and heartless self styled leaders in neighboring States.

“Our fear is that not only will the weapons be used to achieve his agenda, in the aftermath of the official announcement, the distributors of the dangerous weapons, may not be able to mop them up as the case in so many election in some States.p

“This alert has become necessary so as to enable you use your good office as the IGP, DSS, Civil Defense and others security agencies to stop these dubious plans.


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NSCDC dismisses viral video on ‘bandit personnel’

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has dismissed a viral video purporting that a member of the corps confessed to being a bandit.

The suspected bandit, Mr Abdullah Saidu, in the viral video called himself personnel of the Corps.

This is contained in a statement issued by the NSCDC Spokesperson, Mr Olusola Odumosu, in Abuja.

Newsmen report that Saidu was arrested in connection to a group of armed bandits terrorising some parts of Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi.

The spokesperson said that the NSCDC has set up a team to investigate the available records to confirm the authenticity of Saidu’s claims that he was the corps personnel.

“The general public shall be adequately briefed on subsequent findings.“Based on the aforementioned, the purported video where the alleged suspect openly confessed to the crime did not in any way give credence to or affirm his membership to the Corps.

“Experience has shown that criminals are fond of impersonating security operatives in order to divert attention, subvert investigation or get away with the crime,” he said.

Odumosu further noted that the NSCDC was saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and property amongst others.

“The Corps will not in any way condone any saboteur of national security or sponsorship of criminals.”He reiterated the Corps’ zeal to discharge its statutory mandates without compromise but with humility and integrity.

He said the NSCDC will continue to synergise with sister agencies to combat crimes in the country.

Source: (NAN)


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Federal government to incorporate NNPC board in six months

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President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday he had appointed a board for the NNPC and directed that it should be incorporated within six months, a move that could allow it to sell shares in the future.

The President signed the petroleum bill into law last month which has been in the works for nearly two decades, aiming to overhaul the sector and turn the state-owned oil company into a private firm.

The new oil law requires NNPC to be incorporated within six months, Buhari said in a statement, appointing Ifeanyi Ararume as NNPC chairman and its current Chief Executive Mele Kyari to lead the firm.

Kyari has said NNPC could consider an initial public offering (IPO) within three years. The incorporation could pave the way for NNPC to sell shares.

Buhari said last month that NNPC made its first profit in 44 years in 2020.

Source:(Global World News)


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Niger state becoming safe haven for fleeing Zamfara bandits

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Shiroro Local Government in Niger State has cried foul over the influx of bandits and terrorists fleeing Zamfara state.

The bandits/terrorists are identified by their masks and motorcycles, and their presence is causing fear and apprehension among the locals, spokesman of the local government, Salis M. Sabo disclosed in a statement.

Sabo said the bandits are believed to have flown from “Zamfara or other adjoining troubled states which the Niger State borders through Shiroro.

“The marauders have started showing their ugly faces in Galadiman Kogo, Zama, Magami, Maganda m, Paleli, Iburo, Chukuba, Dnasapa all in Shiroro Local Government.

“The military operation going on in Zamfara needs to be well coordinated and replicated in other States on Zamfara borders so as to save the vulnerable neighboours from bearing the brunt arising from the operation.

“The Coalition of Shiroro Associations (COSA) calls on the authorities concerned to swiftly intervene and listen to the cries of the people of Shiroro” Salis M Sabo said.


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