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Lamentation Of A Gov: Bandits Rape Women, Raid 10 Of Our 34 LGAs Every Day

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Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina has lamented the pathetic security situation in the state even as he asked the military to beef up security.

 

 

He said bandits raid 10 of the 34 Local Government Areas of the state on a daily basis.

 

 

Speaking when he received the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, at the Government House, Katsina, on Thursday, Masari said he is worried about the situation.

 

 

He said the military and other security agencies need logistics support and manpower to tackle banditry and other insecurity challenges.

 

 

The governor called on the security agencies to redouble their efforts so that military could go back to the barracks while the police assume their law enforcement responsibilities.

 

 

“We here in Katsina, if we say we are very happy, we are not being honest. We are disturbed with this issue of banditry accompanied with kidnapping, raping of innocent women, armed robbery on our highways.

 

 

“I want technology to be properly deployed to bring this banditry activities under control. We are not deceiving ourselves that we will eliminate criminality; it has never been done before, it cannot be done today rather can it be done tomorrow but we can bring it under control in such a way that it does not disturb the way of life of people as we are seeing today.

 

 

“10 out of 34 local governments in Katsina State are under severe bandits attacks daily. So, with that in mind, there is no way we can sleep. Our phones are permanently on to hear what is happening in local governments. Before breakfast, I am briefed about what happened last night. So General, we are not in a very comfortable situation but we thank God.”

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Yahaya appreciated the logistics support and cordial relationship the military enjoys from the government and people of Katsina.

 

 

He said he was in the state as part of his operational visit to the North West.

 

 

“I am here on operation visit to 8 division and formations and units under command, having assumed command of the Army in May. We all know the circumstances under which it happened when we lost our able COAS then, Maj. Gen Attahiru.

 

 

“As usual, after assuming Command, also go to the ground to see troops and interact and see what they are doing, to appreciate them and appreciate their challenges even though we know them, but there is always a difference when you interact one on one.

 

 

“I am here to appreciate and thank you, the troops always brief us on the tremendous support they are getting from you in terms of logistics, equipment and more particularly advice, as the chief security officer who knows it all and also feel the pinch.

 

 

“I most sincerely thank you for all that and to request Your Excellency not to rest in his continued support.

 

 

“We also bring with us more synergy and cooperation with other sister security agencies and even civil authorities where we integrate their knowledge and experience on the ground which are key to our activities,” he said.

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Breaking: EFCC Re-arrests Mompha For Alleged Money Laundering

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Operatives of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have re-arrested a suspected internet fraudster, Ismailia Mustapha, for laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities and retention of  alleged proceeds  of crime.
According to a statement made available to ThePage News Online, signed by Its Media Head, Wilson Uwujaren,
 Mompha was arrested on Monday, January 10, 2022.
 The suspect is currently standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited on an amended twenty two-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N32.9bn (Thirty-two Billion Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) brought against him by the EFCC.
It will be recalled that Mompha had earlier been arrested on October 18, 2019 at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport while boarding an Emirates Airline Flight to Dubai by the staff of the Nigeria Immigration Service, following a watch list by the EFCC.
 Mompha is alleged to have used his registered companies to receive illicit funds on behalf of “yahoo yahoo” boys from across the world in return for commission.
 The account of one of his companies, Ismalob Global Investment Limited Bank, a Bureau de Change Company, domiciled in Zenith Bank Plc, was allegedly used to launder funds derived from unlawful activities.
 Investigation has revealed a fraudulent transfer slip of $92, 412, 75 found in the suspect’s IPhone 8 device.
He will soon be charged to court.

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Nigeria To Conduct Digital Census In May 2022, NPC Reveals, As Bandits Kill Staff

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The Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Isa Kwarra, has disclosed that the commission will conduct the maiden digital population census in May 2022.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai, on Monday, he said the commission is ready to conduct the digital population census in the country.
According to him, “We are ready to give the country a first-ever digital census by May 2022.
“We have the map data in our system, androids which unlike the analogue era will make it very easy for a reliable and credible census.”
He also stressed the commission’s capacity to tackle insecurity in all the states of the federation during the census.
He observed that the aim of his visit was to create awareness of the forthcoming census and solicit the support of the government and the people of Kaduna State for the success of its activities.
“The commission has intensified efforts towards the forthcoming Population and Housing Census as we have already conducted Enumeration Area Demarcation exercise in 772 Local Government Area’s (LGA’s) across the 36 States and the FCT.
“The demarcation of the last two LGA’s will be completed in the next one month.
“In Kaduna state, only Birin Gwari LGA is remaining because of insecurity,” the NPC chairman said.
Responding, Governor Nasir El -Rufai said Kaduna needed an update of the census in the state to ensure that plans are done in line with the number of citizens.
“As the third most populated state in the country, Kaduna will work with the commission to ensure a successful census.
“Let me use this opportunity to express our condolence on behalf of the people of Kaduna state over the death of one of your staff who was killed by bandits.
“I want to assure you of the support and cooperation of the government and the citizens of the state to help ensure a smooth conduct of the next census exercise as our doors are open to any support required,” the governor said.

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Ladoja Absent As Olubadan-in-council Announces Lekan Balogun as Olubadan-designate

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The Olubadan-in-council has announced Chief Lekan Balogun as Olubadan-designate.

 

The Osi Balogun of Ibadan, High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday at Mapo Hall, in Ibadan, the state capital following his endorsement by 10 kingmakers.

 

According to Ajibola, the kingmakers resolved that Dr Balogun is next in line to ascend the throne of Olubadan according to the tradition.

 

 

He also debunks insinuations relating to the health and wellness of the new Olubadan-designate.

 

However, former governor Rashidi Ladoja, Osi Olubadan, was absent.

 

The Press Nigeria understands that Ibadan kingmakers are 11.

 

High Chiefs in attendance are Balogun Olubadan, Owolabi Olakulehin; Otun Balogun, Olufemi Olaifa; Ashipa Olubadan, Eddy Oyewole and Osi Balogun, Tajudeen Ajibola.

 

The others are Ekaarun Olubadan, Amidu Ajibade; Ashila Balogun Olubadan, Lateef Gbadamosi, Ekaarun Balogun, Kola Adegbola and Ekerin Olubadan Abiodun Kola-Daisi

 

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