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Monguno lists religious groups ‘backing terrorism’ in Nigeria

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National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.)

Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the National Security Adviser (NSA), has alleged that there are three religious organisations giving potency to the activities terrorists in Nigeria and other Sahel countries.

The NSA also said the adoption of propaganda videos by terrorist groups to project themselves as contending powers in the region, is a mere attempt to garner support from sympathisers, as they struggle to maintain relevance.

Monguno stated this at the 14th Workshop of the League of Ulamas, Preachers and Imams of Sahel countries in Abuja.

The NSA listed the groups as Jama’at Nasr al-Islam Wal Muslimin (JNIM), Islamic and Muslim Support Group (IMSG), and Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS).

According to him, “Terrorism and the rapid escalation of violent activities by militant Islamist groups in the Sahel since 2016 have been primarily driven by the Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS), which mainly operates in Mali and extends to Niger Republic and Burkina Faso.

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“It is bolstered by activities of groups such as Jama’at Nasr al-Islam Wal Muslimin (JNIM), the Islamic and Muslim Support Group (GSIM) and ISGS, which have continued to pose an imminent threat to the stability of the region.

“In Nigeria, Boko-Haram and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) dominate terrorist activities, especially in the North-Eastern part of the country.

“The situation in the Sahel has never been grimmer, extremist violence continues to spread; the number of internally displaced persons (IDPS) is growing; and food insecurity is affecting more people than ever before.”

The NSA appealed to Islamic preachers and Imams to deploy their vantage positions to canvas support for ongoing counter-terrorism operations, saying alliances between the clerics and security forces “should be the backbone to rebuilding our terrorism infested communities”.

He said the possibility of Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) creating an established caliphate to rival Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) countries has been checked, adding that “there’s no gun more powerful than enlightenment and education at the grass root level.”

The groups have not responded to his claim.

Daily Trust

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Man Mauled To Death By Dogs Belonging To A Church – Police

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The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) of Lagos Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday.

He also said the police have begun an investigation into the incident.

Hundeyin said that the younger brother of the victim reported the incident to the police in the Abule-Egba area of Lagos.

He said that on Tuesday at about 11:30pm, his elder brother was coming home and two German dogs came out from church premises and pounced on him.

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“The man said the dogs gave his elder brother several bites all over his body. The police immediately visited the scene of the incident by detectives led by the Divisional Crime Officer.

“On arrival, the dogs were not seen. The victim was said to be rushed to Orile Agege General Hospital for treatment by the family.

“On getting to the hospital, it was discovered that the victim has given up the ghost. Family forcefully removed the corpse for burial according to Muslim rite,” he said.

The PPRO, therefore, advised members of the public to always cage and vaccinate their dogs.

“You are liable for any damage caused by your pets,” he warned. (NAN)/Daily Trust

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BREAKING: NDLEA nabs ex-football with cocaine

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Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested an ex-footballer with cocaine at the Lagos air port.

Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi in tweet on his verified twitter handle shared a video of how an ex-footballer imported cocaine into Nigeria.

The Cocaine was concealed in a wooden frame and Babafemi tweeted : “Just imagine the time and energy it takes to conceal this when you know there’s no guarantee ⁦ @ndlea_nigeria
⁩ officers won’t unravel you. Another one busted at Lagos airport. Details coming shortly”

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Spokesperson of the agency said in a statement that the 33-year-old indigene of Arochukwu Local Government, Abia State was arrested on Monday 26th September 2022 after anti-narcotic officers discovered he concealed the illicit substance in the handles of his bags and padded the top edges of same with the class A drug.

During preliminary interview, Okafor disclosed that he was an ex-footballer with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH Enugu FC, where he played for four seasons before leaving for Sri Lanka in 2014.

He further stated that he moved to Brazil from Sri Lanka after playing for two seasons but could not advance his football career in Brazil due lack of official documents.

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Unknown gunmen abduct traditional ruler, wife, driver in Kwara

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Kwara State Police Command spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi

Unknown gunmen, on Saturday, kidnapped the traditional ruler of Owa Onire in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara- state, Oba AbdulRahaman Ifabiyi, his wife and driver were also abducted.

Kwara State Police Command spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi confirmed the development Sunday morning.
According to the PPRO, Police tactical teams with vigilantes and hunters were immediately dispatched to the area by the commissioner of police, CP Paul Odama.

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Mr Ajayi noted that the efforts of the teams led to the rescue of the abducted wife of the traditional ruler, however, she has been released to join her family.

The Image maker, said two suspects involved in the kidnap were arrested and helping the Command in her investigation.

He said efforts were going to rescue the traditional ruler and his driver.

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