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Adesina Admits Banditry, Kidnapping Started Under Buhari

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Adesina Admits Banditry, Kidnapping Started Under Buhari

Presidential media aide Femi Adesina has admitted that banditry and kidnapping started under his principal President Muhammadu Buhari.

“We met an insecure country, we went at it, and there was some stability, and after a while, it exploded again, and it became hydra-headed,” Mr Adesina told Channels TV on Monday. “Insurgency was the main problem then, but banditry, kidnapping, cultism, and all sorts of things came in. So, it’s a serious issue.”

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has been witnessing mass kidnapping of schoolchildren for ransom, wanton violence, including commando-style fatal raids on military and police facilities.

According to Mr Adesina, Mr Buhari’s regime has been making relentless efforts, and security has improved.

“The government is working at it seriously. There is progress, but some people want to mistake it for stagnancy,” the media aide said.

“Government is always a continuum. One government may do well in some areas and not do as well in some areas, and it will exit, and another government will continue.”

Despite the news of attacks making headlines daily, Mr Adesina asserted that Mr Buhari’s regime had made progress in securing the country, compared to former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

“Can you compare the security situation today, as dire as it is, with 2015? You dare not,” he said. “It was only insurgency then but the way bombs went off like firecrackers in all cities of the country, can you compare that to today?” he queried.

He further criticised Nigerians for describing the regime as a “complete failure.”

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“So, it will be disingenuous for you to say that there hasn’t been improvement in certain areas in security. There are certain areas where the delivery is high — higher than some other areas. But for anybody to say it’s a complete failure, that will not be true,” he insisted.

Mr Adesina, who initially claimed opponents and critics of the president played up insecurity to rubbish the regime, recently admitted that Nigeria has been passing through the most challenging times in the past 18 months.

“We have, indeed, passed through the most challenging of times in the past 18 months: security-wise, economically, socio-politically, and in many other ways,” Mr Adesina had said in an article published on his Facebook page. “Life has descended into the Hobbesian state of nature; nasty, brutish and short.”

 

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Police Teargas EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Tollgate

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Police Teargas EndSARS protesters At Lekki Tollgate

Some EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, were teargassed by the police on Wednesday.

The protesters, who gathered for the EndSARS memorial protest at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, were dispersed by men of the police force.

The demonstrators had gathered to call for justice for protesters who were allegedly shot dead on October 20, 2020

The EndSARS protests which were held in October 2020 were against the activities of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force accused of brutality.

READ ALSO: Pro-Buhari Protesters Say Nobody Died At Lekki Tollgate

However, on Wednesday the peaceful protest was disrupted by police officers who fired teargas at the youths.
The protesters scampered for safety as they chanted “EndSARS”.

 

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Pro-Buhari Protesters Say Nobody Died At Lekki Tollgate

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Protesters loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday converged on the Unity Fountain in Abuja, saying “nobody died at Lekki tollgate” in Lagos.

The protesters who were conveyed to the venue on a bus, held up placards stating,”#EndSarsProtest; Lekki shooting was a hoax”, and ”Nobody died at Lekki tollgate”.

On October 20, 2020, soldiers reportedly opened fire on protesters campaigning against police brutality at Lekki tollgate.

READ ALSO: No Massacre Of Lekki Protesters In 2020 – Mohammed

While some reports, including civil society groups say some protesters were killed in the attack, the federal government has disputed this account.

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Wednesday described the Lekki incident as a ”phantom massacre”.

Nigerians poured into the streets in Lagos, Abuja and other places on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protest.

 

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No Massacre Of Lekki Protesters In 2020 – Mohammed

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No Massacre Of Lekki Protesters In 20220 - Mohammed

A year after the EndSARS protest, Information Minister Lai Mohammed has insisted that there was no massacre of Nigerians at Lekki where the event held last year.

READ ALSO: Police Arrest Two At Lekki Tollgate As EndSARS Procession Holds

During a news conference in Abuja, Mohammed said that most of the claims of killings were false and misleading as most of those who made the claims of losing people were yet to show up and give evidence a year after such allegations.

 

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