The Carnage In Niger

1/25/2022 5:46:00 AM

The Carnage In Niger

The Carnage In Niger

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a major military offensive against terrorists raiding communities in Niger State. The order came on a day

ADVERTISEMENTThe prospect of securing Niger State is no small challenge due to its size. It is the largest state in Nigeria in terms of landmass with 76,363 square kilometres – it is larger than all the five states of South East rolled into one. Consequently, there are many ungoverned spaces that bandits and terrorists exploit to cause mayhem. The governor spoke of losing many forests to the terrorists.

As a newspaper, we are, however, pleased that the state is beginning to receive deserved attention from the Armed Forces. In one of his responses to these horrendous attacks, the president said that it was an act of desperation by bandits fleeing relentless pressure from military forces. That may be correct and it imposes on the commanders of the Niger operation the urgency to coordinate strategically so that the bandits are not just dislodged but not allowed to move to other regions to carry on with their gruesome activities. That is a real concern. Already, pockets of kidnapping incidents are rife along border communities that Niger shares with Abuja. Due to the military offensive on bandits in Zamfara, the epicentre of bandit terrorism has been shifting to western Katsina, to Birnin Gwari Area in southern Kaduna, to the Abuja-Kaduna expressway, to Shiroro/Rafi area of Niger State, to Zuru region in Kebbi and to Northern part of Sokoto. It was Governor Amina Masari of Katsina State who told a visiting federal government delegation in December that the security crisis in his state had been “exacerbated by the influx of bandits and criminals displaced by the defective manoeuvres of security personnel deployed for Operation Hadarin Daji in neighbouring Zamfara State”.

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Bandits Kill One, Abduct 15 Others In Niger StateBandits in their numbers have again stormed Rafi Local Government of Niger State, this time killing one person and abducting fifteen other villagers, mostly women. This is Nigeria. This is no more news. Human life is worthless and valueless in this country. Some people are cashing out already This is getting out of hand, I'm not sure we know the actual meaning of banditry.

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Pay us $3.4bn fine, Niger Delta fishermen tell Shell - Punch NewspapersThe most widely read newspaper in Nigeria Even if they give una that money it’s still won’t do nothing cause already killers re among you , the best is for them to single handedly fix ur community’s to be like Kuwait and Europe without ur people cos if your people still involve they would steal and alter development. Nigerians has shown over the years that they re all criminals and that it only outsider that can develop them while they just watch , observe to learn new life of transparency and orderliness! Your leaders today re using ur money to slap and beat you anyhow cause you all re foolish to allow poverty compromise and sell your right , your security agent and law maker re always going to be compromised cause they re all after money not their Neigbhorhood and future life.

Bandits Strike Again, Kill One, Abduct 15 Villagers in Niger CommunityLaleye Dipo in Minna Bandits have a again struck in Niger community killing one person and abducting 15 other villagers. It was learnt that the armed men stormed Batagari Village in the Maikujeri d… Is the Buhari government by any means treating these guys like the terrorist they really are? I believe he displays the zeal he used for ipob, Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho & civil rights & human rights protesters against these terrorist (bandits) they would constantly be on the run

The exasperated state governor complained that his earlier distress calls had not been promptly responded to.— a town in Shiroro LGA of the state.In a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer DSP Wasiu Abiodun on Monday said the arrests were made after the gang fight that occurred between the limawa and Ogbomosho youths.The armed men were said to have attacked Batagari Village in the Maikujeri District of the local government, riding on motorcycles.

Happily, the president has now ordered a military crackdown on the outlaws. ADVERTISEMENT The prospect of securing Niger State is no small challenge due to its size. The mother of two could not remember her exact age but looked quite young. It is the largest state in Nigeria in terms of landmass with 76,363 square kilometres – it is larger than all the five states of South East rolled into one. “Fourteen (14) suspects were arrested at the scene and normalcy was restored while in a follow-up raid on Saturday at about 4pm, eighteen (18) other suspects were arrested at Limawa, Unguwar-Daji, Unguwar-Sarki, Abayi-close and Kongila. Consequently, there are many ungoverned spaces that bandits and terrorists exploit to cause mayhem. Advertisement Azumi escaped to the IDP camp with two children but now has only one child with her. The governor spoke of losing many forests to the terrorists. More on Local.

As a newspaper, we are, however, pleased that the state is beginning to receive deserved attention from the Armed Forces. “After the thieves (bandits) invaded, we waited till night and ran into the bush, we stayed in the bush for over one month with nothing above our heads except trees,” she recounted.. In one of his responses to these horrendous attacks, the president said that it was an act of desperation by bandits fleeing relentless pressure from military forces. That may be correct and it imposes on the commanders of the Niger operation the urgency to coordinate strategically so that the bandits are not just dislodged but not allowed to move to other regions to carry on with their gruesome activities.” Advertisement Azumi said when the infant suddenly expelled watery stool and started to throw up, she thought it was the usual discomfort that occurs during teeth development. That is a real concern. Already, pockets of kidnapping incidents are rife along border communities that Niger shares with Abuja. He died and left all the drugs,” she lamented.

Due to the military offensive on bandits in Zamfara, the epicentre of bandit terrorism has been shifting to western Katsina, to Birnin Gwari Area in southern Kaduna, to the Abuja-Kaduna expressway, to Shiroro/Rafi area of Niger State, to Zuru region in Kebbi and to Northern part of Sokoto. It was Governor Amina Masari of Katsina State who told a visiting federal government delegation in December that the security crisis in his state had been “exacerbated by the influx of bandits and criminals displaced by the defective manoeuvres of security personnel deployed for Operation Hadarin Daji in neighbouring Zamfara State”. He explained that the camp has no medical capacity to handle such cases. As a newspaper, we do not see much gain in merely chasing terrorists from one place to another. Also of concern to this newspaper is the penchant by the federal government to publicise an impending military operation. We lost about three children to the disease. This removes the element of stealth and surprise, and allows the enemy to prepare or flee.

The military should know more, especially as it had often admitted that this is not conventional warfare. “The parents of the children told us that they complained of stomach pains and suddenly started running temperature. Invariably, with the federal government gazetting the court pronouncement of bandits as terrorists, the military should deploy its best arsenal, including the Super Tucano jets, to deliver a deadly blow on these terrorists. . It was so sudden that we could not even do anything, most of the medicines donated are not usually enough to treat even malaria cases.