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Piracy And Other Related Crimes Have Reduced In The Niger Delta – Navy

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The Nigerian Navy, on Saturday, has claimed that piracy and other related crimes  have drastically reduced in the Niger Delta.

It attributed the success to what it described as a dedicated anti-piracy approach adopted by the Navy.

The Chief of Training and Operation of the Navy, Rear Admiral Adeyinka Osinowo, made this assertion while speaking with newsmen shortly after the Third Route March for personnel of the service in Abuja.

Osinowo noted that similar gains were made in the protection of onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities in the region.

According to him, the Navy had been receiving significant cooperation from other services in the ongoing campaign against crime in the area.

“What you have seen is the result of a number of concerted efforts ranging from the strategic level to the tactical level involving our men and gunboats in the creeks as well as offshore. We have significant cooperation from all the agencies.

“We have sharpened our skills as well as operational concepts. You are probably aware that we have derived a new concept, two-point management control . We have a dedicated anti- piracy operation also in the past two months.

“And all these have to a reasonable extent decimated the undesirable spate of attacks that we noticed in the early part of this year, and we have limited attacks within the onshore and of course, attacks on the oil and gas infrastructure offshore.

“As much as we are contending with those in the onshore area, we would also note that recent efforts among the services have demonstrated the fact that that will not be the case,” he said.

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Lekki Shooting: No One Can Explain Buhari’s Silence, Says Kukah

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Lekki Shooting: No One Can Explain Buhari’s Silence, Says Kukah

Bishop Kukah

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah has expressed surprise over President Muhammadu Buhari’s “continued silence” on the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos state.

Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Wednesday, the cleric said it is the responsibility of the president to communicate his feelings to citizens and set the country on a particular path.

He expressed that the situation will not end until President Buhari wakes up to the fact that there is a major crisis in the country.

Also Read: Deploying Soldiers Not The Answer, Buhari Should Address Nigerians – Afe Babalola

He expressed that the decision of the President to remain silent nor show concern is a culture of I-don’t-care.

According to Bishop Kukah: “Unfortunately for us, we have a President that seems almost unwilling to respond to the kind of reflexes that shows evidence that he is listening to wise counsel.

“I really cannot understand this. I feel totally helpless in the sense that I cannot find any reason and I don’t think any Nigerian in the right frame of mind can find a reason to why the president has remained so silent on this crisis,” he said.

Kukah said the apology rendered by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was to compensate for the president’s silence.

 

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Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: Osinbajo Breaks Silence

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Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: Vice President, Osinbajo Breaks Silence

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has finally broken his silence over the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos by soldiers on Tuesday night.

The Vice President condemned the killing of protesters at Lekki tollgate on Tuesday.

Osinbajo, in a tweet on Wednesday night, also mourned policemen who were killed during the protest.

Also Read: Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Explodes Over #LekkiMassacre Of #EndSARS Protesters

He promised that all victims will get justice and prayed against more tragedies.

He tweeted, “My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos and other states.

“I spoke to some of those in the hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them. I stand with Lagos and all other affected states in these trying times.

“We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all. “

 

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#EndSARS: Obaseki Gives Escaped Inmates 48hours To Return

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#EndSARS: Obaseki Gives Escaped Inmates 48hours To Return

Godwin Obaseki

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has given escapees from the Benin Medium Security Correctional Centre and Oko Medium Security Correctional Centre on Friday to return voluntarily or face the wrath of the law.

This warning is coming following Monday’s jailbreaks in the two centres by hoodlums.

According to the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) 1,993 inmates escaped from their facilities.

Mr Obaseki went on an assessment tour of the affected NCoS centres and the police stations that were burnt in Benin City by the hoodlums.

Also Read: Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

Speaking during the inspection, Obaseki expressed that the escapees should return or face the wrath of the law.

“We know some of the inmates have been released, but we appeal to all inmates who have escaped to come back on their own before the close of business on Friday.

“They should report themselves back as nothing will be done to them but failure to do that, we will come after them as we have their records.”

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