A ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) Chieftain and former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism in Niger State, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa has noted that the latest viral video of victims of the Kaduna-Abuja train attack is capable of creating an impression in minds of citizens that the Nigerian Army and other security agencies have no power to secure the release of the victims and other kidnapped victims across the country.
Reacting to a new viral video showing suspected members of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) torturing the remaining victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack, Vatsa in a statement described the video as a huge embarrassment not only to the government but the entire Nigerians home and in the diaspora.
The statement argued, “there is no country in the world where a government will watch and deliberately refuse to protect the lives of its citizens like the current situation in Nigeria”Terrorists Threaten To Kidnap Buhari, El-Rufai, Flog Abuja-Kaduna Train Victims In Fresh Video [Watch]
“It is unfortunate that this government that the Nigerian masses brought into power through their votes will create an impression in the minds of Nigerians that the Army and other security agencies have no power to secure the release of these train victims and other kidnapped victims across the country”.
The former APC publicity secretary in the state insisted that the terrorists are in Nigerian territory and the government can not tell Nigerians that it does not know where they are.
He also accused the President of always issuing political directives to security agencies through their heads without any action being taken.
The statement maintained, ” I think this is a deliberate plan to enrich a particular ethnic tribe through proceeds of crime and criminality. The government is refusing to go after them, rather Nigerians should go and pay ransom in millions to secure the release of their loved ones, an indirect way of empowering an ethnic tribe economically.”
“With these train victims still in captivity, do we still have a government in the country? This government has no moral justification to ask for Nigerians’ votes in 2023. It is not possible because what will you tell Nigerians when you go to campaign? when you go to ask for their votes?”.
It added, ”I want to appeal to the government of Nigeria, Kano and Benue States to rally around the families of Major-General Idris Garba whose entire family is still with the terrorists.”
General Garba who is from Niger, was a military administrator of Kano and Benue states”.
Zelensky Warns Of Nuclear Disaster In Russia-Ukraine War
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned of another nuclear disaster similar to that of Chernobyl in 1986.
On Thursday, Zelensky called Russia a “terrorist state” that is holding the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant hostage.
At Ukraine donor conference in Copenhagen, the leader said Russia is more dangerous than the Soviet Union which tried to hide the Chernobyl tragedy.
“No one needs new disasters. We must protect Europe from this threat”, Zelensky said.
The Ukrainian head reminded the world that Zaporizhzhya is not only the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, but also the third largest on earth.
Zelensdly said the response to Russia must be comprehensive, adding that his country needs the maximum amount of weapons and ammunition.
The conference was organized to deliberate on long-term support for military hardware and mine clearing.
A number of representatives from more than 20 countries, including several defence ministers, attended.
Denmark promised it would support Ukraine with a further €110 million for weapons, equipment and training.
Sierra Leone: 30 Policemen, Civilians Killed In protest Over High Cost Of Living
The protest in Sierra Leone over the high cost of living has claimed the lives of dozens of people.
The deceased include eight police officers and more than 21 civilians who took part in anti-government marches.
Thousands stormed the streets of the capital Freetown on Wednesday, protesting inflation and the harsh economic condition.
The government has declared a nationwide curfew in a bid to stop the massive protest from spreading.
Vice President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh made the announcement on a television broadcast.
Jalloh said it was high time the country returned to normalcy, adding that the authorities would no longer tolerate violence.
The military and the police have been drafted to strategic locations to forestall further demonstrations.
President Julius Maada Bio, who has been asked to leave power, said his administration has a responsibility to protect every citizen.
“What happened was unfortunate and will be fully investigated. I urge all Sierra Leoneans to be calm”, he tweeted.
Mastermind Of February Cell Break In Rivers Re-arrested
Operatives of Rivers State Command have re-arrested one Robinson Michael, who is alleged to have masterminded the cell break in Okirika Police Division in February, 2022.
The cell break led to the escape of Micheal and many others, 3 of which were high profile criminals.
Michael, who allegedly defiled an underaged girl escaped from the custody of Okirika Police Division 24 hours to the day he was to be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
DAILY POST gathered that the suspect has now been transferred to State CID for proper investigation and possibly prosecution.
The Public Relations officer of Rivers State Police command, SP, Grace Iringe Koko has also confirmed the rearrest of the suspect.
The police spokesperson said the arrest was made possible through the effort of Commissioner of Police, CP Friday Eboka.
News of his escape from custody broke after a complainant, Hezekiah Theophilus had raised alarm in February that a suspect in a defilement case he had reported to the Okirika Police Division had escaped alongside other suspected criminals.
The development attracted widespread condemnation from many quarters and the Commissioner of Police immediately ordered a thorough investigation into the incident.
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