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Service Chiefs, Defence Minister Visit Borno

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Service Chiefs, Defence Minister Visit Borno

The service chiefs on Friday visited the theatre command of operation in Hadin Kai, the Borno State capital. The delegation was led by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi.

The commander of the multinational joint task force and other service commanders were also on the ground to receive the delegation. The minister of Defence in his opening remarks said he was in Borno to get the operational brief from the headquarters of the theatre command.

He said that the commander in chief of the armed forces has provided all that is required to execute the war against insurgency and the banditry and other challenges the country faces.

‘‘We are making progress day in day out and I want to appreciate every member specially invited by the CDS so that we can put our heads together and see if new ideas can come and be able to finish up what we have started,” the minister added.

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“I think the success is not far away and with your determination and commitment I’m sure we’ll get out of the woods very soon.”

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VP Osinbajo Promises Nigeria’s Insecurity to be Over ‘In Due Course’

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VP Osinbajo Promises Nigeria’s Insecurity to be Over ‘In Due Course’

Responding to comments from members of the Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo promised in Abuja on Thursday that “a lot of the security challenges we experience in Nigeria today will be resolved in due course”.
“This country will be stronger and greater,” VP Osinbajo said.
“We must never relent in ensuring that we keep to the ideals of the country and we don’t lose sight of what we are trying to achieve here.”
The VP also used the opportunity to praise President Muhammadu Buhari, “The president has always remained steadfast and focused in resolving the problems of the country beginning with security”.
Osinbajo also called for the unity of Nigerians, regardless of their religious affiliations and ethnic backgrounds.

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“The unity of this country is important for all of the different ethnicities, religions, everybody. Whatever the group or ideology, unity is important for every one of us,” he continued.
“It is wrong for a country that is the largest economy in Africa and definitely going to be one of the largest economies in the world, to start thinking in terms of fragmenting itself.
“If you fragment, the problems are going to multiply, poverty will multiply.”

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NCOS Confirms Gunmen Attack on Jos Correctional Service

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NCOS Confirms Gunmen Attack on Jos Correctional Service

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has confirmed an attack on the Jos Correctional centre by gunmen on Sunday.

the National Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the service, Francis Enobore, confirmed the incident in a statement issued to newsmen in Jos.

According to Enobore, the gunmen invaded the prison yard at about 5:20 p.m. He said the Jos prison came under attack as gunmen, who pretended to be on a visit to the facility engaged the officials in a shootout at the gate, to gain access into the facility.

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It will be recalled that some inmates had earlier this year escaped from the facility that is situated in the heart of Jos City and were yet to be recaptured. The recent attack left yet to be ascertained number of persons dead and some inmates were said to have escaped, following the confusion that ensued although unconfirmed report has it that about five inmates were recaptured as they tried to escape.

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FG Says It Will Follow International Standards in Fighting Terrorism Across the country 

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The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, On Friday Said the Federal Government Will Follow International Standards in Fighting Banditry, Terrorism, And Other Criminal Activities in The Country.

Malami in A Statement by His Media Aide, By Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Reiterated The Federal Government’s Determination to Crush Banditry.

He Said the Government’s Commitment Has Remained Unwavering Following the Recent Court Ruling That Designated Bandits’ Groups as Terrorists’ Organisations.

According to Him, The Declaration of Bandits as Terrorists Is a Demonstration of the Determination of the Office of the Attorney-General of The Federation and Indeed the Federal Government in Doing Things in Accordance with The Rule of Law.

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