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Presidential Guards Brigade Commander Lauds Improved Security In FCT

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parade_985589396The Commander, Presidential Guards Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Emmanuel Atewe, on Friday attributed improved security situation in the FCT to the synergy between his command and sister security agencies.

Atewe spoke to State House correspondents shortly after decorating four newly promoted serving officers of the Guards Brigade with their new rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the Presidential Guards Brigade is a special unit of the military, specifically charged with the responsibility of the security of the president, the seat of government and its environ.

“We have done our utmost best to carry out our assignments as dictated by the law and of course with the help of other sister agencies.

“The Guards Brigade cannot carry out the security situation in Abuja and environs all alone.

“With the assistance of other security agencies, civilians and our friends, we find out that we have been able to do the little we have contributed to the security in Abuja environment”, he said.

Atewe added that the creation of the 176 Special Guards Battalion by President Goodluck Jonathan in October 2012 had contributed immensely to the improved security situation in the FCT.

He noted that the population explosion in the territory had made it mandatory for all security services to engage more men.

“As more people are moving to Abuja, all the security services require additional men to meet up with the current security challenges.

“The creation of 176 Special Guards Battalion contributed to the improved security of Abuja,’’ he said.

Atewe commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, for improved welfare of men and officers of the Army.

“You will also see that he is also all over the places going from operational areas encouraging the men and women who are fighting for the peace of this country.

“At all levels the moral of men is been enhanced by ensuring that all they required are provided in terms of their personal welfare, training and others”, he said.

NAN reports that during the decoration ceremony, Atewe charged the newly promoted officers to see their elevation as an additional responsibility and to always keep above board.

He also reminded them of the maxim of zero tolerant for indiscipline and insolence in the Guards Brigade.

Atewe said that with the new rank of Lieutenant Colonel, the officers had assumed the role of chief security officers that could be assigned with 700 and above officers of and men for any operation.

NAN reports that the promoted officers are Kingsley Inyang, 36, Ahmed Ahmadu, 38, Chukwuka Akaliho, 36, and Oseni Braimoh, 36, (NAN)

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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.

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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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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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.

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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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