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Insecurity in Nigeria: Buhari replies critics, lists “milestones”

Insecurity in Nigeria: Buhari replies critics, lists “milestones”

President Muhammad Buhari on Sunday reacted to reactions over his treatment of security in Nigeria.His response was contained in an announcement by a presidential representative, Femi Adesina.

Taking note of that the present occasions have seen incredible security challenges, it said Buhari-drove government isn’t leaving any stone unturned to reestablish mental soundness and quiet.

“For the records, underneath are a portion of the security activities taken among January and now, for the wellbeing and security of Nigerians:

“Activity Puff Adder (Nigeria Police), Operation HARBIN KUNAMA 3 (Nigerian Army) and Exercise Egwu Eke 3 (Nigerian Army) have all been propelled in 2019, to supplement the current Operations Sharan Daji (powered in 2016 by the Nigerian Army) and Diran Mikiya (moved 2018 by the Nigerian Air Force). These tasks are centered around handling banditry and liability in the North West of Nigeria.

“Activity HARBIN KUNAMA 3 was propelled on Apr 1, 2019, to guarantee the total thrashing of the crooks escaping military tasks in Zamfara and getting away into Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Niger, and the Sokoto States.

“Many hijackers and criminals have been captured or slaughtered since January, a few camps/alcoves decimated; and several prisoners safeguarded. In a fourteen day task in February (enduring from Feb 4 to Feb 14), 80 prisoners were liberated by the Nigerian Army, with 37 outlaws killed.

“Elevated bombardments of highwaymen’s camps have been escalated as of late. Another Air Force Base – the 271 Nigerian Air Force Detachment (271 NAF Det) – was appointed at Birinin Gwari in Kaduna State in May 2019, to supplement the 207 Quick Response Group (QRG) set up in Gusau, Zamfara State, in 2017.

“NIGERIA POLICE:

Between January 2019 and the first seven day stretch of May 2019, an aggregate of 270 presumed criminals, 275 speculated furnished looters, were captured and 105 grouped weapons in addition to an expansive reserve of ammo recouped by the Nigerian Police inside the conditions of the North West and North Central Nigeria.

“April 5-The Nigerian Police propelled ‘Activity Puff Adder’, a multi-organization procedure, as a team with the Nigerian Armed Forces and the Department of State Services (DSS), custom fitted towards freeing the Kaduna – Abuja Expressway, Kogi, Katsina, Niger and Zamfara conditions of all types of violations and guiltiness capturing, equipped burglary, steers stirring, among others.

“April 9-Police agents connected to ‘Task Puff Adder’ captured three infamous crooks associated with the seize of Channels Television’s staff, Mr. Friday Okeregbe-Hanniel Patrick, Abdulwahab Isah and Salisu Mohammed.

“April 10-Officers of the ‘Activity Puff Adder’ executed nine infamous crooks on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. 6 Ak47 Rifles, 1 Pump Action Gun, 1,206 Rounds of Ak47 Ammunition, 7 Magazines, 28 Cartridges, And 158 Expended Shells were recouped from the lawbreakers.

“April 16-Operatives connected to ‘Task Puff Adder’ captured one Mallam Salisu Abubakar, 48yrs old, a local of Dutsinma LGA, Katsina State. The Mallam is an admitted otherworldly dad of criminals threatening Abuja-Kaduna turnpike and parts of other North-West/North-Central states.

“Following the capture of the hijackers’ ‘otherworldly dad,’ Police investigators joined to ‘Activity Puff Adder,’ captured 18 famous ruffians and equipped burglars at various occasions and places the nation over. A sum of twenty-two (22) AK 47 rifles, five (5) privately manufactured guns and a store of live ammo were recuperated from the criminals.

“May 5-Operatives from ‘Activity Puff Adder’ safeguarded safe 27 abduct unfortunate casualties including 5 Chinese nationals. The Chinese residents who were prior abducted on Apr 15, 2019, in Bobi, Niger State, were securely and effectively safeguarded from a backwoods in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, following careful analytical endeavors, including both air and ground surveillance. Two of the hijackers passed on from wounds supported amid trade of firearm fire with the Police throughout the salvage mission. Twenty-two other seize exploited people were protected in Zamfara State and different pieces of the nation.

“NIGERIAN ARMY:

Jan 8 – The Army hailed off ‘Exercise EGWU EKE III’ in 8 Division Nigerian Army’s region of obligation at 1 Battalion, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.

“2 February-Troops of 8 Division of the Nigerian Army on ‘Exercise EGWU EKE III,’ related to other security offices recuperated dangerous weapons from crooks and political hooligans in Sokoto State. This has genuinely contributed tremendously to a tranquil security circumstance in the state.

“15 March-Troops of 72 Special Forces Makurdi, conveyed at Yelwata, in Guma LGA, which is a border town among Benue and Nasarawa states, while on watch along Yelwata-Kadarko street drew in outfitted burglars in a weapon fight, which brought about the end of one of the furnished looters, while others fled. The suspects were wearing a military desert disguise and looting drivers along the street.

“13 April-Troops leading ‘Activity Sharan Daji’ in Zamfara State murdered 23 highwaymen and captured 18 speculated witnesses, dairy cattle rustlers, ruffians and coordinations providers to outfitted lawbreakers in the state.

“20 April-Troops on Operation ‘HABIN KUNAMA III’, in light of believable knowledge about crooks’ developments in Kirsa and Sunke in Anka LGA, Zamfara State, proceeded with the leeway task into the hinterland to clear the scoundrels, capturing 18 witnesses and recouping arms and cruisers.

“22 April-Troops of 72 Special Forces (SF) Battalion Makurdi conveyed for inward security task in Katsina-Ala LGA, Benue State, turned away a horrendous conflict between two Tiv factions Shitile and Sykora in the early hours of that day. They killed five hired fighters, recouped arms and ammo.

“May 8-A watch group of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army struck a marauders’ cave at Gonna Nature East of Rijana and Karami ranch house in Chikun LGA, Kaduna State. The surrendered Kasarami ranch house was purportedly commandingly involved by hoodlums and had been utilized as a safe house and a spot where casualties of grabbing were kept.

“May 8-Troops on Exercise ‘HARBIN KUNAMA III’ captured a famous coordinations provider for desperados hunkering between Jibia-Batsari hub – one Marwana Abubakar was arrested at Kwashabawa town in Jibia LGA, Katsina State.

“May 8-Troops of 311 Artillery Regiment effectively directed a strike activity on a presumed office in Kontagora township, Niger State. Amid the assault, a few weapons were found and recuperated.

“NIGERIAN AIR FORCE:

19 January-The Nigerian Air Force conveyed a warrior airship, alongside help gear, and a unit of Special Forces (SF) staff to Sokoto to additionally support against banditry activities in Northwest Nigeria under ‘Task DIRAN MIKIYA.’ The arrangement is gone for increasing the value of the endeavors to manage the spate of frailty in individual pieces of Sokoto State and the fringe zones among Zamfara and Sokoto States.

“7 February-The Air Task Force (ATF) of ‘Activity DIRAN MIKIYA’ heightened the assault of outfitted criminals’ forts in Zamfara State and environs, after a few camps being utilized by the Marauders to dispatch charges against blameless regular people were distinguished.

“21 February-The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) gave a versatile Jet A-1 fuelling office to empower the refueling of NAF Helicopters that would work out of the 23 Quick Response Wing (23 QRW) Nguroje. This will additionally upgrade the security on the Mambilla Plateau.

“12 March-In continuations of endeavors to improve security in Kaduna State and its environs, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), working with other security offices, strengthened airborne observation over distinguished hotspots and flashpoints in the state while supporting its air watch along the Abuja-Kaduna Highway. A portion of the zones canvassed in the reconnaissance missions incorporates Gonin Gora, Kajuru, Kujama, Kasuwar Maganin and encompassing settlements.

“31 March-A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces (SF) Team working in Zamfara State effectively repulsed assaults by outfitted marauders who endeavored to attack Hayin Mahe and Hayin Kanawa Villages in Gusau Local Government Area.

“8 April-The Air Task Force (ATF) for ‘Activity DIRAN MIKIYA’ reestablished air hostile against outfitted marauders in Zamfara State and its environs. The air strikes are gone for flushing out the marauders from their refuges in Sububu, Rugu and Kagara Forests, among others while guaranteeing the security of the lives and properties of residents in Northwest Nigeria.

“9 April-The Air Task Force (ATF), ‘Activity DIRAN MIKIYA’ killed many equipped brigands in Sector 2 Area of Operation in Zamfara State and furthermore bolstered surface powers to move into the assaulted territories to clean up the escaping survivors and recuperate their weapons. A portion of the crooks fled over the outskirt into the Niger Republic.

“13 April-The Air Task Force (ATF) for ‘Activity DIRAN MIKIYA’ decimated some coordinations stores having a place with marauders at an area inside Kagara Forest, Zamfara State. A portion of the outfitted desperados who had fled their camps because of NAF’s prior air strikes had migrated some coordinations things, including fuel, cruisers and nearby arms-production hardware, to another area inside Kagara Forest.

“Apr 16 in light of reports that prominent equipped highwaymen were assembling around Rafi and Doka towns of Mada District in Gusau Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, which is under the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of the 207 Quick Response Group (207 QRG), a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces (SF) Team was dispatched to the zone to verify the 2 settlements.

President Muhammad Buhari on Sunday reacted to reactions over his treatment of security in Nigeria.

His response was contained in an announcement by a presidential representative, Femi Adesina.

Taking note of that the present occasions have seen incredible security challenges, it said Buhari-drove government isn’t leaving any stone unturned to reestablish mental soundness and quiet.

“For the records, underneath are a portion of the security activities taken among January and now, for the wellbeing and security of Nigerians:

“Activity Puff Adder (Nigeria Police), Operation HARBIN KUNAMA 3 (Nigerian Army) and Exercise Egwu Eke 3 (Nigerian Army) have all been propelled in 2019, to supplement the current Operations Sharan Daji (powered in 2016 by the Nigerian Army) and Diran Mikiya (moved 2018 by the Nigerian Air Force). These tasks are centered around handling banditry and liability in the North West of Nigeria.

“Activity HARBIN KUNAMA 3 was propelled on Apr 1, 2019, to guarantee the total thrashing of the crooks escaping military tasks in Zamfara and getting away into Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Niger, and the Sokoto States.

“Many hijackers and criminals have been captured or slaughtered since January, a few camps/alcoves decimated; and several prisoners safeguarded. In a fourteen day task in February (enduring from Feb 4 to Feb 14), 80 prisoners were liberated by the Nigerian Army, with 37 outlaws killed.

“Elevated bombardments of highwaymen’s camps have been escalated as of late. Another Air Force Base – the 271 Nigerian Air Force Detachment (271 NAF Det) – was appointed at Birinin Gwari in Kaduna State in May 2019, to supplement the 207 Quick Response Group (QRG) set up in Gusau, Zamfara State, in 2017.

“NIGERIA POLICE:

Between January 2019 and the first seven day stretch of May 2019, an aggregate of 270 presumed criminals, 275 speculated furnished looters, were captured and 105 grouped weapons in addition to an expansive reserve of ammo recouped by the Nigerian Police inside the conditions of the North West and North Central Nigeria.

“April 5-The Nigerian Police propelled ‘Activity Puff Adder’, a multi-organization procedure, as a team with the Nigerian Armed Forces and the Department of State Services (DSS), custom fitted towards freeing the Kaduna – Abuja Expressway, Kogi, Katsina, Niger and Zamfara conditions of all types of violations and guiltiness capturing, equipped burglary, steers stirring, among others.

“April 9-Police agents connected to ‘Task Puff Adder’ captured three infamous crooks associated with the seize of Channels Television’s staff, Mr. Friday Okeregbe-Hanniel Patrick, Abdulwahab Isah and Salisu Mohammed.

“April 10-Officers of the ‘Activity Puff Adder’ executed nine infamous crooks on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. 6 Ak47 Rifles, 1 Pump Action Gun, 1,206 Rounds of Ak47 Ammunition, 7 Magazines, 28 Cartridges, And 158 Expended Shells were recouped from the lawbreakers.

“April 16-Operatives connected to ‘Task Puff Adder’ captured one Mallam Salisu Abubakar, 48yrs old, a local of Dutsinma LGA, Katsina State. The Mallam is an admitted otherworldly dad of criminals threatening Abuja-Kaduna turnpike and parts of other North-West/North-Central states.

“Following the capture of the hijackers’ ‘otherworldly dad,’ Police investigators joined to ‘Activity Puff Adder,’ captured 18 famous ruffians and equipped burglars at various occasions and places the nation over. A sum of twenty-two (22) AK 47 rifles, five (5) privately manufactured guns and a store of live ammo were recuperated from the criminals.

“May 5-Operatives from ‘Activity Puff Adder’ safeguarded safe 27 abduct unfortunate casualties including 5 Chinese nationals. The Chinese residents who were prior abducted on Apr 15, 2019, in Bobi, Niger State, were securely and effectively safeguarded from a backwoods in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, following careful analytical endeavors, including both air and ground surveillance. Two of the hijackers passed on from wounds supported amid trade of firearm fire with the Police throughout the salvage mission. Twenty-two other seize exploited people were protected in Zamfara State and different pieces of the nation.

“NIGERIAN ARMY:

Jan 8 – The Army hailed off ‘Exercise EGWU EKE III’ in 8 Division Nigerian Army’s region of obligation at 1 Battalion, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.

“2 February-Troops of 8 Division of the Nigerian Army on ‘Exercise EGWU EKE III,’ related to other security offices recuperated dangerous weapons from crooks and political hooligans in Sokoto State. This has genuinely contributed tremendously to a tranquil security circumstance in the state.

“15 March-Troops of 72 Special Forces Makurdi, conveyed at Yelwata, in Guma LGA, which is a border town among Benue and Nasarawa states, while on watch along Yelwata-Kadarko street drew in outfitted burglars in a weapon fight, which brought about the end of one of the furnished looters, while others fled. The suspects were wearing a military desert disguise and looting drivers along the street.

“13 April-Troops leading ‘Activity Sharan Daji’ in Zamfara State murdered 23 highwaymen and captured 18 speculated witnesses, dairy cattle rustlers, ruffians and coordinations providers to outfitted lawbreakers in the state.

“20 April-Troops on Operation ‘HABIN KUNAMA III’, in light of believable knowledge about crooks’ developments in Kirsa and Sunke in Anka LGA, Zamfara State, proceeded with the leeway task into the hinterland to clear the scoundrels, capturing 18 witnesses and recouping arms and cruisers.

“22 April-Troops of 72 Special Forces (SF) Battalion Makurdi conveyed for inward security task in Katsina-Ala LGA, Benue State, turned away a horrendous conflict between two Tiv factions Shitile and Sykora in the early hours of that day. They killed five hired fighters, recouped arms and ammo.

“May 8-A watch group of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army struck a marauders’ cave at Gonna Nature East of Rijana and Karami ranch house in Chikun LGA, Kaduna State. The surrendered Kasarami ranch house was purportedly commandingly involved by hoodlums and had been utilized as a safe house and a spot where casualties of grabbing were kept.

“May 8-Troops on Exercise ‘HARBIN KUNAMA III’ captured a famous coordinations provider for desperados hunkering between Jibia-Batsari hub – one Marwana Abubakar was arrested at Kwashabawa town in Jibia LGA, Katsina State.

“May 8-Troops of 311 Artillery Regiment effectively directed a strike activity on a presumed office in Kontagora township, Niger State. Amid the assault, a few weapons were found and recuperated.

“NIGERIAN AIR FORCE:

19 January-The Nigerian Air Force conveyed a warrior airship, alongside help gear, and a unit of Special Forces (SF) staff to Sokoto to additionally support against banditry activities in Northwest Nigeria under ‘Task DIRAN MIKIYA.’ The arrangement is gone for increasing the value of the endeavors to manage the spate of frailty in individual pieces of Sokoto State and the fringe zones among Zamfara and Sokoto States.

“7 February-The Air Task Force (ATF) of ‘Activity DIRAN MIKIYA’ heightened the assault of outfitted criminals’ forts in Zamfara State and environs, after a few camps being utilized by the Marauders to dispatch charges against blameless regular people were distinguished.

“21 February-The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) gave a versatile Jet A-1 fuelling office to empower the refueling of NAF Helicopters that would work out of the 23 Quick Response Wing (23 QRW) Nguroje. This will additionally upgrade the security on the Mambilla Plateau.

“12 March-In continuations of endeavors to improve security in Kaduna State and its environs, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), working with other security offices, strengthened airborne observation over distinguished hotspots and flashpoints in the state while supporting its air watch along the Abuja-Kaduna Highway. A portion of the zones canvassed in the reconnaissance missions incorporates Gonin Gora, Kajuru, Kujama, Kasuwar Maganin and encompassing settlements.

“31 March-A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces (SF) Team working in Zamfara State effectively repulsed assaults by outfitted marauders who endeavored to attack Hayin Mahe and Hayin Kanawa Villages in Gusau Local Government Area.

“8 April-The Air Task Force (ATF) for ‘Activity DIRAN MIKIYA’ reestablished air hostile against outfitted marauders in Zamfara State and its environs. The air strikes are gone for flushing out the marauders from their refuges in Sububu, Rugu and Kagara Forests, among others while guaranteeing the security of the lives and properties of residents in Northwest Nigeria.

“9 April-The Air Task Force (ATF), ‘Activity DIRAN MIKIYA’ killed many equipped brigands in Sector 2 Area of Operation in Zamfara State and furthermore bolstered surface powers to move into the assaulted territories to clean up the escaping survivors and recuperate their weapons. A portion of the crooks fled over the outskirt into the Niger Republic.

“13 April-The Air Task Force (ATF) for ‘Activity DIRAN MIKIYA’ decimated some coordinations stores having a place with marauders at an area inside Kagara Forest, Zamfara State. A portion of the outfitted desperados who had fled their camps because of NAF’s prior air strikes had migrated some coordinations things, including fuel, cruisers and nearby arms-production hardware, to another area inside Kagara Forest.

“Apr 16 in light of reports that prominent equipped highwaymen were assembling around Rafi and Doka towns of Mada District in Gusau Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, which is under the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of the 207 Quick Response Group (207 QRG), a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces (SF) Team was dispatched to the zone to verify the 2 settlements.

 

“22 April-The Air Task Force (ATF) for ‘Activity DIRAN MIKIYA’ killed around ten outfitted brigands at Sububu Forest region in Zamfara State. This was accomplished while the ATF was reacting to a solicitation for close air support by ground troops of Sector 7 Area of Responsibility of Operation SHARAN DAJI, who had come into contact with outfitted scoundrels in Shinkafi Local Government Area (LGA).

“4 May-NAF charged the 271 Nigerian Air Force Detachment (271 NAF Det) at Birinin Gwari in Kaduna State. The Detachment was built up to fill in as help Base and a blocking power for troops in Operations DIRAN MIKIYA and SHARAN DAJI”.

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