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President Buhari’s Security Chiefs, insecurity In The Northern Nigeria

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Abba Dukawa, Kano.

Nigerians were completely certain that Mr President as a retired General, a war veteran and only Army officer who Commanded three of the then four Divisions for the Nigeria Army, GOC Commanding, 2nd Mechanised Infantry Division, GOC, 3rd Armed Division and GOC, 4th Infantry Division. All these positions we are firmly relied that Mr president attained these positions on deserved not picked from ground and the experience is enough for him to tackle the security challenges before his administration.

Based on aforementioned records, voters in 2015 had great anticipation that Mr president positioned to deal decisively with all forms of threats to the nation. In one of his celebrated and tranding tweets during the electioneering campaign, he said the Nigerian government’s handling of the Boko Haram terrorist made the country and its military a laughing stocks and it was a big disgrace for the administration failed to deal with insurgents.

 

Nigerians have been complaining for six years that the current security chiefs has reached their limits and the needs for new one, but the President has been steadfast in support of them in spite there is no desirable results. We have witnessed how smaller African like Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad and the Niger Republic leaders acted when terrorist attack on military base by fired the country’s top security chiefs.

It is vividly understandable that the Buhari administration and its security apparatus are not on top of the situation because of lack of synergy among the service chiefs and security agencies. People in the northern part of the country are now completely at the mercy of armed gangs who roam towns and villages at will, wreaking havoc.

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Early this month, the Sultan of Sokoto and other well meaning Nigerians lamented the high rate of insecurity particularly in the north as the bandits are fast overrunning the region.

To be honest and likely the perpetrators behind the kidnapped of over more than 300 boys from Science Secondary School Kankara in Katsina State aimed at embarrassing President Buhari because the crime committed when Mr President was in his county home of Daura just 190 km drive from Kankara to Daura. Even though the kidnapped school boys regained their freedom and met Mr President.

The latest incident of abduction which evoked memories of victims parents and Nigerians about 275 students of Chibok Girls Secondary school in Borno State kidnapped by terrorists. 110 girls at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College Dapchi, Yobe State. But nearly all of the schoolgirls kidnapped by militants in the town of Dapchi were reunited with their families.

The abduction of students of Government Boys Science Secondary School in the Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State is an indication that the government and security agencies has not learnt from the unfortunate incidents of abduction girls from the Chibok and Dapchi.

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Early this month Boko Haram terrorists massacred over 45 farmers at Zabarmani in Borno, some ABU students along Kaduna and Abuja where armed bandits kidnapped. Bandits stormed communities in Faskari and killed more than 46 people. How comes this faceless and heartless criminals perpetrated this mass kidnapping.

The rising tide of insecurity across northern Nigeria comes amid the government’s faltering strategy to combat a decade long insurgency that has metastasized into one of the country most challenging after the countey’s bitter experience of the three-year civil war.

I believe strongly that the government and the citizens should evolve strategies in tackling the menace. It behooves on every Nigerian to rise to the occasion on supporting security agencies toward securing Nigeria. Every Nigerian is a major stakeholder and therefore owes it a duty to support Nigeria from the
quagmire of insecurity.

One of the greatest misfortune we have in the country lack intelligentsia
Sharing between security agencies and citizens. It is only in Nigeria some unpatriotic peoples are aiding crime one way or the other. Everybody is spoiling Nigeria in their own corners and in their own way and without any sense of remorse.

We want change But we don’t want to change and Nothing is wrong with Nigeria but almost everything is wrong with Nigeria. In the North villagers give information to Boko Haram, Kidnappers and bandits. In the South, families, friends protect drug dealers, yahoo boys. In higher places, senators bailed peoples with questionable characters like Maina and Nnamdi Kanu.

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A million questions need answers from Mr President: Are there no more competent people to step into the shoes of the service chiefs? Why expect a different result from doing the same thing every day? Why the president is still keeping the security chiefs whose tenures have expired?

Even though Kidnapping in the northern part of the country has escalated by exposing a great number of people to be avoidably kidnapped and die in a manner that history has never witnessed, Mr President, the current state of the security situation in the country has already necessitated the need for fresh hands to pilot the affairs of Nigeria military for better results.

Why the insecurity persisting across the country that President Buhari’s inability to listen to voice of reason has not helped matters and one finds it difficult to juxtapose the constitutional and primary responsibility of the government with the prevailing situation in the country under the watchful eyes of the president and state governors given the situation in which scores of people are being killed on a daily basis, hundreds kidnapped and hundreds have abandoned their homes.

Dukawa, a Public Affairs commentator. can be reached at
abbahydukawa@gmail.com

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CITAD Advocates Use of Technology in the fight against Insurgency

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Cigiya Citad Kano
CITAD Advocates Use of Technology in the fight against Insurgency
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Abba Dukawa, Kano.

The Executive Director Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) Engineer Y.Z Yau has said that Its seem like government and its security agencies failed to restore peace in the country, Instead, they seem to be in a debate among themselves as to who can offer the most ridiculous explanation of their failure.

According to him “we are all aware that insecurity across the country has made nowhere in Nigeria a safe place in the country as Kidnapping, banditry, secessionist violence have all become common place that peace is the only illusive constant.

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CITAD Lunching CIGIYA Android Application, To Enhance ICT Development  In Kano
Engineer Y.Z Yau made the observation in a press conference held at CITAD Kano office on Wednesday.

Explained that for the government to curtail the insecurity there is need for security agencies to increasing use of digital technology in term of intelligensia sharing among agencies to upfront merchants of violence in the country adding that reequipping our army and intelligence agencies who have been underequipped this approach will help in minimize the nation security challenge for quite long.

Saying if these criminals can wage a campaign of terror and violence using Technology and intelligence, this means that government’s’ counter insurgency must also turn to be based on intelligence, but we have not seen this in the way that army and other agencies are prosecuting the campaign against insurgents.

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Engineer Y.Z Yau added What government should do in adopting Technology and intelligence, need to develop, through consultation its Use of Technology for Counter Insurgency Plan and Strategy, Identity and address connectivity blind spots in the country, especially within environments where bandits and insurgents are operating

Cigiya Citad Kano

Cigiya Citad Kano

The statement further explain
developing a full characterisation of insurgents use of social media and track down their conversations using the identified markers and also need for internationally accepted standards, protocols for monitoring suspected insurgents
In doing these, government should not indiscriminately monitor citizens to trample and desecrate their right to digital privacy.

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People Don’t Get Over Their Problems By Running Away From Them. – Says Elempe Dele.

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Elempe Dele, Edo.
People Don't Get Over Their Problems By Running Away From Them. - Says Elempe Dele.
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People Don’t Get Over Their Problems By Running Away From Them. – Says Elempe Dele.

“To be careful about rhetorics from our leaders and even us concerning a looming civil war and or this country tilting towards a completely failed state is yet the best thing any patriot should do in an ideal situation.

However, the indices, statistics, and reality on ground must be looked at keenly so that we don’t try to wish away facts as if in them the truth of the sorry state we are will go away magically.

“I Stopped Prostitution When My Dad Showed Up As My Client”- Lady Narrates

People don’t get over their problems by running away from them, they face them squarely. In a country were over 100 people, including security operatives are either killed or Kidnapped on weekly basis cannot be said not to be at the verge of a civil strife of sort. In a country where each nationality is hoisting their flags and printing their own currencies in serious Secession bids cannot be said to be in a state of peace.

Elempe Dele, Edo.

Elempe Dele, Edo.

In a country where a quasi-state like Boko Haram and Bandits hold large swarth of the country as their caliphates, collecting taxes and recruiting the willing and unwilling, cannot be said to be tranquil.

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The misbegotten call those who tell it the way it is names of their own inventions, but they are those who live in lies and denials so we don’t really factor them into our candid national discussions. They are mostly small sects of blackmailers and gaslighted propagandists.

There is a simple curative lore to our problem; Buhari, who is totally absent, should resign from office with immediate effect and alacrity. He should handover to Prof. Osinbajo and let there be a convocation of a national conference to negotiate out our union.

The contraption does not seem to be working – since 1960, and it got worsened under General Buhari due to his nepotistic, tribalistic and religious tendencies. And on this basis, no united NIGERIA can be sort under him.

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Coupled with his ineptitude, clannishness, incompetence, ailment, absenteeism, he is not fit for the job, which he has never been fit for.

Nnamdi Kanu’s Audio Message Of IPOB, Incitement, Childish Which Lacks Intellectual Impetus. – Elempe

Nigeria is not a small sect of people where you oversee as a mujahedeen. NIGERIA is a vast multi-ethnic nationalities with different cultures, different religious and different resources. The people are generally rebelling against Buhari’s unforced failures.”

 

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Who Can Give Me Cooking Gas; Okay, Who Will?

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Who Can Give Me Cooking Gas; Okay, Who Will?

 

A sustainable energy security in Nigeria will require a deliberate effort by government to deal. It will require a leadership that keeps the citizenry at the heart of all policy framings and execution. God has, on His part, allowed the fortunes of nature to be prodigiously generous to us as a nation.

For instance, with a massive 187 trillion cubit feet of proven gas deposit, the nation stands as a prominent member of states endowed with abundant natural gas. We therefore have no business depleting our forests in search of firewoods and charcoal. Our gas-fired power stations equally have no business shutting down due to unavailability of gas.

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If gas is made available for domestic use, a lot of stress and dangers encountered in most rural homes would have been removed. Homes merely need to light their cookers whenever it’s time to prepare a meal. The day our nation succeeds in demystifying the secrets around gas – and in this case, gas for domestic uses, the world will stand still for us. As a matter of fact, we ought to start seeing at our enormous gas deposit as a national resource upon which solutions to many of our problems rests. This clearly is a matter of urgency.

Of course, it is not all gloom for the Nigerian liquefied natural gas. Mr President is doing a magnificent lot in trying to earn big dollars from gas. Although some consider it as an elitist project because some believe that the focus is not on our kitchens but on the other nations. It is difficult to disagree with mouthers of this concern given the challenges Nigerians perennially face accessing and enjoying what is theirs. But whether the philosophy of the project is elitist or populist, that our Country is pulling this off at this time is big news (reader may Google “Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano AKK” for more on this). And, frankly, this project is massive and cheering to the heart. It is a legacy project that a younger, vibrant and boundlessly ambitious successor should warm up to.

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Many believe that the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has eyes for youthful, resourceful and useful associates in governance that is indicative of what Nigerians are looking forward to. The attractions he holds for smart people offers a rich prospect for a well managed Nigerian energy mix. It is up to his admirers across the Country and around the world to stand strong and ensure he attains the golden fleece. They must resist the inducements peddled by corrupt billionaire agents of the power grabbing elites.

I ghọtara that kain thing, my brethren?

Oshaloto Tade Joseph

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