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How I Plan To Reform Police Force – Abba

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IGP-Suleiman-AbbaThe Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has said he wants to reform the police and transform it into a scientific force in line with global trend.

Mr. Abba made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri on Sunday.

He said that he had also initiated series of campaign for attitudinal changes in the force as a prelude to the transformation.

“One of the tools that I am currently using in reforming the Nigeria Police is the attitudinal change”, he said. “But apart from that, I am also doing a lot to strengthen our intelligence led policing activities”.

He added that he looked “forward to a day when the police will be equipped enough to operate as a technological and scientific force in Nigeria”.

Mr. Abba commended the Federal Government for introducing the Police Reform Programme, which had helped in restoring the past glories of the force.

He assured that the police would continue to ensure protection of lives and properties in line with the dictate of the constitution.

“Let me assure Nigerians that we will continue to do everything possible to ensure the protection of lives and properties.

“The Federal Government has been implementing the police reform which has spread to the states, the Borno Government has started the process of implementing the reform agenda”, Mr. Abba said.

“We have received 40 vehicles purchased by Borno State from the proceeds of funds saved for the police reform.

“I call on other states to please key into this noble idea by allowing for the deduction of the one per cent of their allocations”.

He said that the idea was to bring about an all-round development in the police.

“Once the states key in to the reform, we will be able to concentrate on key areas in the reform at the federal level, while the state take care of other areas.

“The key areas include issues of communication, issues of transportation, particularly duty vehicles and many other issues including the building of schools”, Mr. Abba said.

He expressed optimism that the police would be equipped to provide better service to Nigerians in a very short while.

“I am sure when we have an equipped police force we will continue to serve you better”, he said.

The police chief also commended security agencies for the current victory in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.

“We have recorded positive results in recent times in the fight against the insurgents.

“We have recorded enough success to say that in the not too long future most of the violent crimes we are witnessing in Borno will be a thing of the past.

“I also want to commend our colleagues particularly the military as well as other law enforcement and security personnel who have been collaborating together to achieve this feat”, Mr. Abba said.

“I also condole and sympathise with the good people of Borno as well as other Nigerians who had suffered unnecessary loses in terms of lives and properties to activities of violent criminals”, he said.

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

Boko Haram

Nigeria has been ranked as the third most terrorized country in the world according to a 2020 report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The report which was released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria third only behind war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to the GTI report, Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram attacks in the period under review, witnessing her worst terrorist attack in 2019 in northeastern Borno State, where at least 70 people were killed and 10 others wounded when insurgents attacked at a funeral.

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“Over the past year, Boko Haram increased attacks on military targets, with deaths rising from 26 in 2018 to 148 in 2019,” the report said.

However, the report recognized that terror-related incidents in the country fell by 27% in the same period due to a significant reduction in violence attributed to killer herdsmen.

“This reduction occurred despite a small increase in deaths attributed to Boko Haram, which has been the most active terrorist group in the country over the past decade. Deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83 percent lower than at
their peak in 2014.”

 

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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

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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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