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Protesting youths block Kuje-Gwagwalada road over incessant kidnappings



Angry youths at Chukuku Community, on Thursday, barricaded the Kuje-Gwagwalada road during a protest over incessant kidnappings by bandits in the community.

It was gathered that, angry youths barricaded the road with inscriptions on placards “Government should provide security to Chukuku Community”.

The youths set tyres on fire on the busy road, insisting that government should provide adequate security to curb kidnappings being witnessed by the community regularly.

A resident, Mr Bulus Wodi said that over 10 people were kidnapped on Wednesday night in a four-hour operation by the bandits in the community.

He said that last week, four other people were also confirmed missing, while one person was killed on the spot before the bandits took away their victims, adding that security operatives came hours after the operation.

Wodi called on the government to provide adequate security in the community, adding that the situation was becoming worrisome to residents of the community.

NAN reports that vehicles have to be diverted through Kuje-Airport road to get to access Gwagwalada from Kuje.

The police also arrived at the scene and talked to the youths to sheath their sword as necessary steps had been taken to address the issue. 


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Wike, NSCDC Commandant To Lead GBV Awareness Walk Saturday



Joel Ajayi

The Minister Of Federal Capital Territory Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC, Dr. Ahmed Audi, and other dignitaries will on Saturday lead the awareness campaign against gender-based violence and all forms of violence against humanity.

The awareness walk campaign was born out of poor reportage of the GBV in the capital city and needs urgent attention.

The advocacy which will kick start from the Saturday 25th of November to the 10th of December.

Speaking during a meeting with On Air Personalities (OAPs), influencers, and media personalities on Thursday in Abuja ahead of the 16 days of activism against GBV with the theme “Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children’’ the pioneer Mandate Secretary for Women and Children Affairs in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mrs Adedayo Bejamins-Laniyi said FCT minister himself and other important personality in the country will lead the walk Ezenwo come Saturday.

She expressed her displeasure over the low or poor report of cases of gender-based violence in the Nigeria Capital city.

According to her, every one of the gender mainstreaming directions and objectives of the mandate for FCT women, adolescent girls, children, and PWDs within the classification of vulnerable groups is a targeted index for intervention and subvention.

“This will bring critical rescue to circumstances that have implicated their state of being and the rights of livelihood, life, safety, and security,’’ she said.

Benjamins-Olaniyi emphasized that the history of atrocities against women is a heist that brought about women having to bite, urging OAPs and reporters to always balance their reports as it concerns GBV.

She further explained that the 16 days of activism against GBV with the theme “Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children’’ will begin on Saturday.

“We are going to have a walk; dignitaries like the Minister of FCT, Mr Nyesom Wike, the Commandant of the NSCDC, and others will be leading the walk.

“Also, the distinguished Sen. Ireti Kingibe has come out with an incredible `Orange Nigeria Project’. She wanted all of us in the gender field to create a movement and to work together.

“So our `Orange FCT Cloud’ will be flowing into the Orange Nigeria Project of the FCT, and as we do this, it is a non-partisan, non-tribal, non-political, non-religious, and non-gender agenda.

“It is just a message,” she said.

2023 APC Senatorial Aspirant in FCT Mrs. Laniyi Urge’s media to step up their reporting of cases in FCT.

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