As part of his contribution to the fight against insecurity in Nigeria, Nigerian business mogul, industrialist, and philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, on Friday paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Rabiu said the visit was aimed at updating the president and equally thanking him for creating what he described as “an enabling environment for business to thrive.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why his administration decided not to use maximum force to free the victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack which terrorists kept in captivity for up to five months. Speaking on Thursday, while meeting with representatives of the victims of the Kaduna train abduction at the State House, the President said the military jettisoned the use of lethal force so that innocent souls will not be killed. While condoling with families of the victims, President Buhari said that after the terrible and cowardly attack by the criminal elements on March 28, 2022, the nation had joined them to endure a period of difficulty and emotional pains. President Buhari however, gave an assurance that the remaining 31 victims in the custody of the terrorists will be rescued and join their families before long.
The Military High Command on Thursday disclosed that two additional ISWAP terrorists who perpetrated the gruesome massacre of over 40 worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo state, on June 5, 2022, have been arrested. The Director, Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Jimmy Akpor, in a statement on Thursday, said the suspects named Al-Qasim Idris and Abdulhaleem Idris, were apprehended at Omialafara (Omulafa), Ose LGA, Ondo State on Tuesday. Akpor said the arrests were made barely hours after the disclosure of the arrest of four of the terrorists behind the attack by the Chief of Defence State (CDS), Gen Lucky Irabor. He said the suspects were apprehended through the collaborative efforts of the military and personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Governor Nasir Elrufa’i of Kaduna state has written president Buhari that terrorists in his state are now running a parallel government and a ‘permanent operational Base’ as the region has become a hub for the men underworld. The information was sighted in a memo written by the Governor to Mr. President in July Memo warning that urgent steps have to be taken to frustrate them. The terrorist wing belonging to Ansaru al-Musulimina fi Bilad al-Sudan, but popularly called Ansaru was formally a rebel faction of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist that is believed to have relocated to Birnin Gwari forest, Kaduna state after a breakaway.
The disgraced Accountant General of the Federation, AGF, Ahmed Idris is seeking a plea bargain in his fraud case that he was alleged to have divert6ed N109 billion by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC. On July 22, 2022, the AGF was paraded in court by the EFCC on 14 count charges bordering on fraud alongside Godfrey Olusegun Akindele, Mohammad Kudu Usman, and a firm, Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange Limited. Accordingly, the defendants were granted bail in liberal terms.