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LG Chairman Led Vigilante Group To Flush Out Bandits

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James Samuel

As the Niger state over the years has been seriously facing challenges of banditry and kidnapping, the chairman of Agaie Local Government area of Niger state has determined to lead vigilante group to comb the forest in the area.

The council chairman, retired Capt. Hassan Mohammed Baro stated this while donating ten motorcycles to the men of vigilante group and local hunters in the area for effectiveness security duty.

Capt. Hassan Baro said intelligence reports has shown that bandits do take advantage of tick vegetation area as their safe haven for evil operations, and that’s  what informed his decision to join in leading the vigilante group operation to comb the forest  from Baro umpire hill down to the border area of Lapai local government.

The Chairman however, solicits the cooperation of all well-meaning people and stakeholders in the area to join in tackles situation of insecurity.

He then urged the people of the area to be calm and prayerful

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Eid-el-Fitr: Buhari Asks Christians, Muslims To Jointly Pray Against Kidnapping, Banditry

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President Muhammadu Buhari in his Eid-el-Fitr message to Nigerians asked both Christians and Muslims to unite and jointly pray against tragic incidents of kidnapping and banditry.

He also called for practices that promote brotherhood and forgiveness noting that unity and solidarity among all citizens is imperative especially at this time when Nigeria is faced with multiple challenges.

This was disclosed in a statement signed on Wednesday by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

“On this blessed occasion, I wish that the Eid festival brings with it peace, safety, security, brotherhood, and love amongst all.

 “Unity and solidarity among all citizens, Muslims, and Christians are imperative especially at a time when our country is faced with multiple challenges which are surmountable only when we come together as one.

“It is important that we remember how we share, through our faiths, common bonds that should serve to unite us and not allow ourselves to succumb to those who seek to divide us, using our two great religions, for their own selfish advantages.

“We should jointly pray against the tragic incidents of kidnapping and banditry and the desperate quest for political power expressed through blackmail against the existence of our country as a united entity.

“We must resist the temptation to retreat into our communities. I urge our political and religious leaders as well as traditional rulers to encourage our citizens to turn towards one another in love and compassion,” the statement read in part.

President Buhari said further that it is noteworthy and delightful to see “Christians breaking fast and in some instances, extending goodwill and gifts to Muslim faithful during the Ramadan.”

He added that “This model also shone through with Muslim groups joining Christian festivities. These are practices that promote brotherhood and forgiveness.”

The President, therefore, urged Nigerians to continue to observe all COVID-19 prevention measures and celebrate responsibly during the holidays.

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