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Governor Matawalle Wants State Of Emergency Declared On Insecurity

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Why I Stopped Negotiating With Bandits - Matawalle

Faced with the worsening incidence of violence in the country, Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle has called for a state of emergency to be declared on insecurity.

Matawalle made the call on Wednesday when he received the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara, Ali Janga, on a courtesy call in Gusau.

Matawalle insisted that declaring a state of emergency was the “only available avenue of ending the increasing security challenges at hand.”

In a statement issued by his media aide Zailani Bappa, the governor expressed concern over the ongoing attacks on communities in Zamfara and other states.

He told the visiting AIG that the current wave of insecurity was alarming and getting out of hand, thus the need to declare a state of emergency on security in the country.

“No one feels safe anymore, and the only way to return the country to the path of sanity is to act out of the box,” Mr Matawalle added.

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The governor commended Mr Buhari’s regime and security operatives in the country for their “commitment” to the fight against banditry.”

He insisted that “extra effort is required to contain the growing security problems that are mounting by the day.”

Governor Matawalle further pointed out, “The problem in Zamfara state is quite unique from those in other places and therefore requires very careful and constructive solutions to control it.”

He told the AIG that his administration had never faltered in its support to security operatives and would continue to do so to enable them to succeed.

Mr Janga, accompanied by the police commissioner in Zamfara, Ayuba Elkhana, lauded Mr Matawalle for his commitment to finding lasting solutions to the security problem in the state.

Mr Janga noted that without the support rendered by the state government, the entire work of the police in the state would have collapsed.

 

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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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Pro-Buhari Protesters Say Nobody Died At Lekki Tollgate

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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