Bandits: Military, Police Under Intense Pressure As Osinbajo Issues Fresh Directive

Bandits: Military, Police Under Intense Pressure As Osinbajo Issues Fresh Directive

  • The spate of killings and kidnapping in the country has continued to question the efforts of the agencies in the country
  • Recently, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called out the military to double their efforts and be ahead of the game regarding bandits and terrorrists wreaking havoc in the country
  • Meanwhile, the Nigeria's second leader urged the security agencies in the country to be on alert and step up their game as lives are threatened on a daily basis

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged the Nigerian government to take steps that will put them ahead of terrorists and bandits wreaking havoc across the country, Channels TV reports.

He said the nation’s current security challenges and emerging threats require the military and other relevant stakeholders to be on the alert while also stepping up local production of armaments.

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Yemi Osinbajo, Nigerian Military, Police, federal government
Osinbajo tells the military, and police to be smart than bandits, terrorists. Photo credit: Professor Yemi Osinbajo
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Osinbajo speaks on insecurity

This was one of the highlights of Osinbajo’s response after receiving a presentation on “Defence Transformation and National Security: Strategic Options for Nigeria of the Future”, by the National Defence College Course 30 participants, late Wednesday during a virtual interaction.

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In a statement issued and signed by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, on Thursday, August 4, the vice president said:

“If you look at the challenges that we are facing and the nature of those challenges, it is evident that we need to be many steps ahead of non-state actors in particular who are perpetrators of this asymmetric warfare that we are experiencing.”

Meanwhile, Osinbajo also spoke about the need for transparency in the management of resources meant for the acquisition of hardware for the defence and security agencies.

Commending the course participants for their efforts in proposing innovations in the defence sector, Prof. Osinbajo emphasized the urgency of the local production of arms.

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He affirmed:

“One of the most critical areas is the question of local production of military hardware and I think it is low-hanging fruit when it comes to manufacturing some of the hardware that we will need. I think that there is a need, especially now to really look very closely at local production of our hardware, beginning with armament.”

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Anthony Ehilebo, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the party’s director of PDP New Media, has said that in a sane clime, Buhari should have resigned or be impeached by now.

Ehilebo while speaking exclusively with on the current state of insecurity across the country.

Recall that in one week, two guard brigades were attacked in Abuja. While one attack happened along the Bwari-Tasha road in Bwari area council, the second attack happened on Thursday night along the Zuba-Kaduna road, close to the Zuma rock.

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Fear grips Ushafa, Mpape communities over new security threat in Abuja

Meanwhile, the recent attack by gunmen in Abuja tells a lot about the threat posed against the lives and safety of the people in the area.

This development has created fear in major areas of the nation's capital, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

The matter arising not only affects FCT residents but travelers from different parts of the country that are now scared of traveling by road as gunmen are trying to take over Abuja.


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