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Lawmaker Seeks Improvement In Intelligence, Synergy At Grassroots

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Senator Biodun Olujimi, representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, has called for improvement in intelligent gathering apparatus to tackle the menace of insecurity, especially at the grassroots.
Olujimi made the call in a statement signed by Chief Sanya Atofarati, her Special Assistant on Media, in Ado-Ekiti yesterday.
She said it was important for the government to partner with local hunters in combating crimes such as the recent kidnapping in the state.
“In combing major forests that are vulnerable to harbouring criminals, the government must be ready to partner the locals, especially hunters and farmers who are familiar with these areas.
“People of the state are also encouraged to cooperate with relevant security agencies by providing adequate information and report on suspicious movements around them.
“We appealed to the APC-led government, both in the state and at the federal levels, to intensify efforts in ensuring that lives and properties of every citizen are protected,’’ the lawmaker added.
Olujimi, who called for more synergy among governments, security agencies and the locals, also felicitated with Alhaji Suleiman Akinbami, an Ekiti based businessman, who recently regained freedom from his abductors.
Akinbami was abducted at his filling station along Ado-Ijan road on Sunday.
But he regained freedom from his abductors on January17.

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Northern Senators’ Forum Seeks Lasting Solutions To Insecurity

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Chairman of the Northern Senators’ Forum, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, (APC-Sokoto) has called for lasting solutions to tackle the menace of insecurity in the country.
Wamakko made the call while briefing newsmen after the caucus’ closed-door session, held in Abuja, last Wednesday.
He said: “We must continue to find more solutions that can be applied to the security challenges.
“Of course, there are many ways of finding a solution. I know we are using the security outfit very well, but there are other ways of finding lasting solutions to the challenges, facing our country today.
“We are concerned as Nigerians and as northerners.
“This country has to be as free as possible, so that every Nigerian can move freely to do their normal businesses without any fear or security challenge, “he said.
He noted that at resumption on June 22, the forum would hold another meeting which would be aimed at strengthening the decisions taken so far.

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Reps Seek End To Abuses In Orphanages

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The House of Representatives has appealed to the Federal Government to end incessant abuses in orphanages across the country by the operators.
This followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. James Owolabi (APC-Lagos) at yesterday’s plenary in Abuja
Speaking on the motion, Owolabi said that many orphanages were not registered, making it impossible for the authorities to ascertain the actual number of children in their custody.
He said that the unregistered orphanages were also involved in illegal operations such as child trafficking and nocturnal abuse of children.
He said it was the responsibility of government to protect the lives and property of citizens including orphans.
The House therefore, urged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to collaborate with relevant agencies of government towards ending the abuse.
It mandated the committee on Women Affairs to ensure compliance.

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Ganduje Restates Commitment To Community Policing In Kano

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Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reiterated his commitment to continue partnering with stakeholders in the security sector to ensure the state is safe and peaceful.
Ganduje made this known when the Nigeria Police Force Community Policing Agenda, appointed him as its National Patron.
In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Abba Anwar in Kano, Ganduje said:”we have community policing at the village, ward , local government, emirates levels.
“We chose 16 young people from each of the 44 local governments areas of the state for constabulary training,” he said.
Responding, the National Secretary of the association, Amb. Ibrahim Aboki said that the governor was nominated for his efforts in strengthening community policing.
“This is a man of honesty, integrity and philanthropy, the able and amiable dynamic leader and a ”Goal Getter:
“The security champion, we are presenting to you, an award and a letter as a National Patron.
“We duly acknowledge your role in pioneering, promoting and consolidating all security formations, security agencies and special constabularies,” he said.

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