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Senator Gobir Said Foreign Soldiers Are Saving Nigerians From Bandits.

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Senator Gobir Said Foreign Soldiers Are Saving Nigerians From Bandits.

Senator Ibrahim Gobir, representative of Sokoto East in the Senate, claims as they have been abandoned to their fate by the military, his constituents are at the mercy of bandits.

On Tuesday while seconding the motion moved by Sabi Abdullahi, Deputy Chief Whip, on the order given by Major General Muhammadu Buhari, (retd.), President of Nigeria, to the military to flush bandits out of Zamfara State, Senator Gobir, made this claim.

The senator’s constituents now rely on Nigerien Soldiers for protection. This is according to Legislator.

“There is no protection for my people in the Sokoto East Senatorial District because of the incessant attacks by bandits.

“At least 300 people have either been killed or kidnapped in the last three months while over 5,780 cows valued at N2.5bn had been stolen i  his constituents.

“We are even appealing to the Federal Government through the Senate for reparation.

“We now rely on the Nigerien Army that is helping us since Nigerian soldiers have abandoned us.

“The situation is so bad that we only get help from the Niger Republic, not even from Nigeria.

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“We can’t be big for nothing and watch the Nigerien Army assist us.

“Whenever there is an attack and we call the Nigerian Army, they abandoned, didn’t come, patrol some meters and leave the people at the mercy of the bandits.

“However, immediately we inform the commandant of the Nigerien Army at a formation a few kilometers away, the officer will come with his troops and help Nigerians.

“When we call the Nigerian Army, whose personnel are in a few kilometers away, we won’t get an instant response but the Nigerien soldiers, who are in about five kilometers away, will quickly move in and ward off the intruders.

“At the moment, the Nigerians in Sokoto East are relocating to the Niger because they are no longer safe in Nigeria,” He said.

Abdullahi in the motion based on orders 42 and 52 of the Senate Standing Rules lamented the daily occurrence of banditry in Niger State which requires urgent intervention from the President.

However, the Senate commended Buhari for ordering the military to flush bandits out of Katsina State but asked him to expand the scope of the order to cover Zamfara,  Kaduna,  Niger, Sokoto and other states under bandit attacks.

The upper chamber also called on the military and police to increase their surveillance operations to check banditry.

 

 

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Customs Showcases Seized Smuggled Items Worth About N80m in DPV

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The Controller of Kano/Jigawa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service on Tuesday showcased seized smuggled items worth about 80 million naira in Duty Paid Value.

The seized items included 2 by 20 containers fully loaded with foreign vegetable oil, 1,608 kgs of foreign rice, three trucks containing 1,842 bags of expired fertilizers, 278 compressed blocks of cannibis sativa along with 113 bags of foreign sugar among others.

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Comptroller Ahmed Nasiru called on community leaders in the area to rise up to the challenge and cooperate with the Command to checkmate illegal activities within the community.

He also stressed on the need to further enlighten Nigerians, most especially the youth,  to consider lucrative areas such as agriculture as a proper way of making legitimate money.

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Fahim Saleh | Gokada Founder Murdered In His New York Apartment

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Fahim Saleh | Gokada Founder Murdered In His New York Apartment

Fahim Saleh, the founder of Gokada, has been brutally butchered in his home in New York City, according to the New York Times.

Police detectives in New York disclosed that Mr. Saleh’s body was found decapitated and divided with an electric saw.

His head, limbs, and torso were said to have been found in different parts of his home after whoever murdered him tried to clean up the crime scene.

The police also revealed that plastic bags were found on the scene of the murder, which they say could have been an effort to “clean up” evidence of the murder.

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The casualty was identified as 33 years old, Fahim Saleh, tech entrepreneur and Gokada founder who owned the apartment. His body was found by his sister, 3:30 pm New York time after she went to check on him after not hearing from him in 24 hours, calling the police immediately after finding the body.

Police also believe his sister’s arrival may have interrupted the evidence clean up, as the electric saw was still plugged in. Police are investigating it as a case of homicide.

Surveillance video showed Mr. Saleh entering the elevator with someone else in a black mask and suit, the person also follows Saleh as he enters his apartment, and a fight began between the two. Police say there is a second exit through a service entrance in the apartment.

Fahim Saleh | Gokada Founder Murdered In His New York Apartment

Fahim Saleh was born in Saudi Arabia to Bangladeshi parents before settling in New York with his family and started coding as a teenager. He founded PrankDial after graduating from Bentley University where he recorded his first success in tech.

He founded the bike hailing company Gokada, which began operations in Lagos 2 years ago. Gokada has raised $12.4 million according to Startup listing site Crunchbase.

Gokada had to reduce operations in Lagos after the February Okada ban. The Lagos Sate Government had banned okada services in Apapa LGA, Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Lagos Mainland LGA, Yaba LCDA, Surulere LGA, Itire-Ikate LCDA, Coker-Aguda LCDA,  Ikeja LGA, Onigbongbo LCDA, Ojodu LCDA, Eti-Osa LGA, Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA, Iru-Victoria Island LCDA, Lagos Island LGA and Lagos Island East LCDA.

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Why smuggling persists – Ogun Customs

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Why smuggling persists – Ogun Customs

Comptroller Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Ogun state Command 1 Michael Agbara, has attributed negligence of residents of border communities as the major reason for smuggling in the state.

Agbara, who spoke during a meeting with representatives of student communities in Ogun state at the command’s headquarters in Idi-Iroko border, Saturday, explained that many residents of the border communities in the state see the border as their resource control.

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The customs boss exonerated his men from the alleged killings of people in the border communities, explaining that smugglers usually mobilize themselves in large numbers to attack Customs officers in the line of duty.

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