The Federal Ministry of Aviation yesterday, expressed worry over plans to attack some airports across the country. Worried airport authorities have projected that owing to the recent escalating senseless attacks with special reference to those of Kaduna Airport by kidnappers during which members of staff of the Federal Airport Authority (FAAN) were abducted and the attacks on police stations in Owerri, other airports in the country may be targets of attacks by criminals. The Aviation Ministry had alerted FAAN over the necessitated tightening of security measures at airports. Though the security around airports has been beef up these concerns still prevail. The situation which has trended on social media was birth by a memo dated April 9, 2021, and signed by FAAN’s Deputy General Manager, Administration, and Logistics, S. M. MAMMA.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has denied reports that the United States allegedly placed him on a ‘terror watch list’ for alleged ties with the late Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf. He noted that he has been preaching against Boko Haram, its ideologies, doctrines, and practices for the past 15 years. Pantami, an Islamic cleric, was alleged in a viral report to have been a mentor to the founder of the militant Islamist group, who was killed in 2009 in the North-East.
The Agbajawo Advocacy for Yoruba People’s Rights, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group has slammed those agitating for secession from the country. The group made this known through a communiqué yesterday in Ado Ekiti at the end of its monthly meeting, saying those calling for Nigerian break-up are not part of them but trouble makers.
South-East Governors, including those of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo, Yesterday, unveiled a security outfit, Ebube Agu, to curtail the rising insecurity in the region. Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum, Dave Umahi, made the announcement on Sunday. Ebube Agu, with its headquarters in Enugu, is charged with the responsibility to coordinate all the activities of vigilantes in the Southeast, and to checkmate rising unrest in the region. It will also complement the efforts of federal security agencies in tackling the security challenges in the region. Ebube Agu, meaning fear of a lion in Ibo, is fashioned after the Southwest security outfit, Amotekun, launched early last year. The governors, in a communiqué issued in Owerri at the end of a meeting, asked the heads of security agencies in the zone to draw up a comprehensive list of their logistics and material needs that will enhance their efficiency in combating the security challenges in the zone, so that the governors could provide them.