More Than 50 Gunmen Invade Nasarawa Government Building, Tie Down Security Operatives
No fewer than 50 gunmen invaded the Nasarawa State Local Government Service Commission, making away with a safe box full of valuables, and an AK-47 rifle belonging to an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Sun reports that the Permanent Secretary of the Commission, Rammatu Julde, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lafia, the state capital.
Julde said the gunmen stormed the premises in the early hours of Monday at 2am, gained access through the main gate linking the offices of the Local Government Commission and the Civil Service Commission, and operated without intervention by security agencies.
“They launched the attack in the early hours of Monday at exactly 2am. During the operation, they tied down two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps who were guarding the premises with a rope and collected one AK-47 rifle in their possession,” Julde reported.
Catholic Priest Kidnapped In Abia
Rev Fr Godfrey Mark Chimezie of St Theresa Catholic Church, Umuahia, Abia State, has been abducted.
He was kidnapped along Enyiukwu Road Ohokobe Afaraukwu community, Ibeku in Umuahia North LGA of Abia State.
Eye witnesses said the kidnappers intercepted the clergy who had just concluded a morning mass at St Gabriel ,Okpururie, Afaraukwu, forced him out of his Toyota Corolla into their jeep and sped away.
Chimezie, who hails from Enugu state, was ordained a priest earlier this year.
Gov Abiodun seeks collaboration with Navy to curb crime in riverine areas
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has called for collaboration with Nigeria Navy in combating the high rate of insecurity in riverine areas of the state.
The governor, who made the call when he received the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command; Rear Admiral Jason Gbassa, in Abeokuta, disclosed plans by his administration to have Nigeria Air Force base and a training school in the state.
While reiterating his administration’s continued support to all security agencies in the state, the state helmsman called for collaboration with Nigeria Navy in provision of security for the protection of lives and property in riverine areas of the state.
Recruit National Youth Service Members Into Military To Fight Boko Haram – Governor Fayemi Tells Buhari
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to recruit members of the National Youth Service Corps into the Nigerian military to tackle the insecurity ravaging the country.
He urged Buhari to equally turn NYSC camps into security training grounds to recruit the “able” graduates to join the military in order to curtail the insecurity in the country caused by Boko Haram terrorists, others.
According to NewsWirengr, Fayemi, who is also the Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, at an event, said, “With this, we can use the existing orientation camps to train able graduates to reflate the security personnel under a special arrangement that will be worked out.