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Today's Headlines: Gen Irabor, Other Officers Meet Over Insecurity; No Nigerian In Afghanistan - FG

Gen Irabor, other officers meet over insecurity

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor says the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) is reviewing its operational engagements.

Irabor made the disclosure at the 6th edition of his security parley with military veterans in Asaba, Delta State.

The meeting, tagged “CDS Interactive Session with Retired Senior Military Officers in the South-South Geo-political zone,”/was attended by top retired officers.

The CDS said the consultation, which began in the South-West, has been impactful and will be continuous.

Irabor noted that the operations DELTA SAFE, in synergy with other internal security arrangement, are recording successes against illegal oil bunkering, piracy, among others.

No Nigerian in Afghanistan - FG

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The Federal Government has declared that there is no Nigerian in Afghanistan who needs evacuation, following the takeover of the country by the Taliban.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission explained that its findings indicated that no Nigerian national resided in the country.

Findings also indicate that Nigeria has no high commission or consulate in the Asian country.

Against the backdrop of the desperation by many foreigners as well as Afghans to leave the country, the NiDCOM spokesman, Abdul-rahman Balogun, told one of our correspondents on Friday that there was no record of any Nigerian citizen living in the country.

Tens of thousands of people have been flown out of the country since August 13, two days before the Taliban seized control of Kabul, the Afghanistan capital.

Several other countries have wound up their evacuation operations already ahead of US forces pulling out at the end of August.

Buhari Govt treating bandits worse than IPOB – Presidency

The Presidency on Saturday insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari has treated bandits worst than the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the president has done worst to AK-47 wielding bandits than IPOB.

He explained that the current government only proscribed IPOB, but gave a shoot-on-sight order against bandits.

Shehu, who spoke on BBC News Pidgin, was reacting to a question on why the Buhari’s administration has not outlawed bandits just as it proscribed IPOB.


Igboho committed no crime against Nigeria, release him, Soyinka tells Benin Republic

Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has appealed to the government of the Republic of Benin to free Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, currently in prison custody in the West African country.

Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Friday during an interactive session titled, “Sanctions on the loose: Chasing the gnat with a sledgehammer,” the elder statesman said the secessionist committed no known crime against Nigeria.

Men of the Department of State Services on July 1, 2021, raided the Ibadan, Oyo State home of the activist, killed two and arrested 12 of his aides.

Igboho later fled to the Republic of Benin where he was arrested alongside his wife on July 19, 2021, by the International Criminal Police Organisation at the Cadjehoun Airport in Cotonou on their way to Germany.

Plateau Assembly gives Lalong two weeks to restore peace

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The Plateau State House of Assembly yesterday told Governor Simon Lalong to find an immediate solution to the recurring killings in the state and restore peace accordingly.

It also asked the local governments, traditional rulers and community leaders to brace up and defend the people from further killings.

Announcing its decisions on the security crisis in the state, which was sparked by the August 14th murder of 22 travellers on Rukuba Road, Jos by some youths, the state assembly said it has given the governor two weeks to take action on its resolutions on security matters in the state and how to restore peace.

Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Mr. Dasun Peter, told reporters in Jos that the legislature wanted Governor Lalong to “come up with a statement defending us as a people and to bring back renewed commitment to the cause of Plateau.”

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