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The Sophistication Of Boko Haram’s Attacks Is Beyond Illiterates – Kalu

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Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has clarified further, his assertion of a linkage between security agencies and the spate of bombings in the country.

Kalu said in a statement before a group of London based Nigerian businessmen and politicians at the Legal Institute, London, that he was concerned that his assertion about the complicity  of security agencies in the spate of bombings that have particularly targeted Igbo people in the Northern part of Nigeria has been misinterpreted and taken entirely out of context.

Mr. Oyekunle Oyewumi, his assistant in a statement clarifying Kalu’s position, said that it was illogical to believe that the Boko Haram operatives given their degree of illetracy could have the intellectual fibre to plan such sophisticated attacks as have been launched against Ndigbo.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Kalu’s position is that the security agencies should take a hard look at themselves and their modus operandi.

“They should be vigilant  in order to ensure that the purported bad eggs that have infiltrated the ranks of various branches of national security agencies are not the ones responsible for the unending atrocities.

“It is quite right that the searchlight must be beamed in every single direction, including the security outfit, without fear or favour, as we grapple with the nightmare of terrorism and bloody carnage in this country.”

“The sophistication that has characterised the planning, execution and the general top class logistical operations of the terrorists have left many questioning whether some rag-tag illiterate and untrained religious fundamentalists are truly capable of, and singularly responsible for, all the slaughter and destruction that has been associated with Boko Haram. In a democracy, it is not only permissible for citizens to question everything; it is our civic duty to do so.”

“Dr Kalu maintains that it is not really important to waste too much energy on who is or who is not responsible for bringing mass murder into the shops, buses, homes and churches of Ndigbo. No one or group of people should gain the capacity to murder Nigerians in their dozens on a weekly basis. If such capacity is attained, then the security agencies must be held accountable for failing to rise to the challenge, especially as far as intelligence gathering is concerned. That is the crux of the matter.

“The failure of the security agencies up to this point to gain the confidence of Igbos in terms of demonstrating true capacity and commitment to protect their lives and property is what lies at the heart of the matter. The practical results that we have seen do not match up to the considerable resources that the Federal Government has poured into the security departments.

“It is totally disheartening that the budgetary requirements for security is increasing in the same proportion as the Igbos are losing their lives and property. Nigerians cannot be expected to keep mute in the face of the infuriating illogicality whereby the more we spend the less security we get from the responsible agencies. This is the position that Dr Orji Uzor Kalu took and he stands by it.”

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  1. Benue News Online click here

    April 5, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Very Correct!

  2. victor

    April 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

    There some sense in what this man has said. I don’t think this guys have the intellectual prowess to plan such attack.

  3. Mat

    April 5, 2013 at 8:44 am

    They (bkharam) has defeated d nig military nd d fg is clueless nd rather pleadin wit bkharam for an amnasty

  4. apostle peter ossai

    April 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    orji uzor kalu is using the issue of boko haram to look for attention,i listened to his bbc interview and was ashamed of him as an ibo man , he is just a sellout and a saboutour, the ibos should beware of him

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

Also Read: Umahi Unhappy With PDP Because Atiku Picked Peter Obi – Wike

Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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