The Nigerian newspaper headlines for Wednesday, May 8, leads with the news that Mohammed Adamu, the inspector general of police, told the Senate that there is no adequate fund for the force to effectively police the country, among other stories.
Nigerian newspaper The Vanguard reports that there is little or nothing the police can do to curb the rising waves of insecurity in the country, due to the shortage of funds, inadequate equipment and personnel, the IG of Police, Mohammed Adamu, told senators.
The IGP, who was drilled for two and a half hours on the security situation in the country, told the lawmakers at a closed door session that the major problems confronting the Nigeria Police Force were shortage of funds, men and material required to carry out the job.
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Nigerian newspaper The Nation reports that President Muhammadu Buhari approached the United Nations (UN) for help in his battle to make the country safe for all.
He urged the world body and the international community to support the federal government in addressing the insecurity that has become a major concern to all.
The president decried the prevailing condition of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the various camps across the troubled states.
Buhari’s plea came on a day the UN poured cold water on Nigeria’s bid to take a permanent seat at the U.N. Security Council.
The Punch reports that the chairman of the northern elders forum, Prof Ango Abdullahi, has lamented the growing security challenges facing the country, saying President Buhari is not doing enough to salvage the situation.
The former vice-chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, was reacting to the presidency’s assertion that the kidnap of the district head of Daura, Buhari’s hometown in Katsina state, had shown the security agencies were not giving any town preferential treatment.
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