Army, Police, NSCDC Show-of-Force Over Planned as a warning troublemakers across the nation
Security operatives are now displaying their bravado across the country as a warning to potential troublemakers.
Various youth, civil society, and pressure groups have protests planned on Saturday, June 12 nationwide Security agencies have declared that they won’t allow the protests to be hijacked by criminal elements
Men of the Nigeria Army, Police, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Thursday engaged in a show of force ahead of the proposed nationwide protest by some groups in commemoration of the annulled June 12 presidential election.
The Punch reports that the procession by the security operatives was held on the streets of Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
According to the report, security men in many trucks blowing sirens were seeing moving along some major streets in Osogbo early in the morning.
The men, who were fully armed, were reportedly sighted along major roads in the state, moving in a long convoy.
Reasons for the show of force When contacted, the spokesperson of Osun state police command and the NSCDC, Yemisi Opalola and Daniel Adigun, respectively, said the exercise was a ‘show of force’ to rein in those planning to foment trouble in the state.
The spokespersons noted that any attempt to foment trouble through the protests will be nipped in the bud.
Security on high alert nationwide Meanwhile, The Guardian reports that there is a tense atmosphere across most cities of the country in preparation for the June 12 celebrations.
According to the report, many public events billed for the day have been abruptly cancelled over fears of protests turning violent.
Recall that the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) declared Saturday, June 12 as the national day of peaceful protest.
Sunday Asefon, the association’s president, made this known in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state, on Tuesday, June 1.
According to the NANS president, the protest is to call on the government to act decisively towards addressing insecurity in schools and campuses.
The federal government had earlier declared Monday, June 14, as a public holiday to mark the 2021 democracy day celebration which falls on Saturday, June 12.
The disclosure was made by the minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola via a statement through a Facebook post on Thursday, June 10.
Aregbesola congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a united and prosperous nation. Source: Soccarnews Be the first to get hottest news . SIGN UP NOW! Check your email and confirm your subscription You are already subscribed to our newsletter! Check your inbox to be the first to know the hottest news
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Nigerian government in recent times – Hard-to-reach communities and in recent times, security operatives have been vulnerable to incessant violent attacks – Speaker Femi Gbajabimila has lamented that the country is in dire times because the situation is war-like
FCT, Abuja – The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the growing security crises across Nigeria can be likened to war.
Gbajabiaamila also warned that if the situation continues unabated, the country might just be living on borrowed time.
He, however, stated that recent recommendations by the parliament would be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for further action.
Speaker Gbajabiamila says the violence across the country is
The Speaker was referring to the recent Special Summit on National Security organised by the House of Representatives.
Makinde urges FG Speaking during the resumed plenary on Tuesday, June 8, The Punch quoted him as saying: “From Owerri in Imo state to Igangan in Oyo state; from Niger to Kaduna and across the states of the northeast, we are witnessing bloodshed and violence of the sort usually associated with war.
“These are trying times for all (of) our nation’s people. Families are in mourning; communities are under siege and even those who have thus far escaped the direct impact of the escalating violence cannot help but feel as if they are living on borrowed time. “We are reminded of the urgent need for coordinated and targeted action by governments at all levels to address this menace and save our nation.” Meanwhile, over 200 people were killed in violent attacks across Nigeria last week, as the insecurity across the country continues despite the efforts of security agencies.
According to Premium Times newspaper, no fewer than 137 people were abducted across the country last week.
The figures were gathered from newspaper reports and family members of victims.
In a related development, a total of 127 civil society groups on Friday, May 28 staged protests across Nigeria calling attention to the violence, lawlessness, and bloodletting that have taken over all parts of the country.
The groups urged the presidency to provide political and moral leadership for the security crisis and ensure governmental actions are humane in tandem with section 17 (2)(C) of the Nigerian Constitution.
At the Federal Capital Territory protests, Abuja, covered by Soccarnews.com, organisers of the processions, Joint Action Civil Society Coalition, called on the government to act fast.
Similarly, members of the Lagos state House of Assembly on Tuesday, May 18 asked President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation over issues relating to insecurity across the country. At the plenary monitored by Soccarnews.com, the House urged state governors to start restructuring in their states by implementing autonomy for state legislatures and judiciary.
The Lagos lawmakers also called on the National Assembly to amend the Act establishing the Nigeria Police Force for the creation of state police.
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