Connect with us

Arewa

Insecurity: Kano government adopts native authority security system

Published

on

Following the rising insecurity challenges across major parts of the Northern Nigeria, coupled with kidnapping, banditry and others, the Kano State government has re-strategised by involving traditional institutions to ensure peace in the State.

The new security models, which is more of a native authority strategy, was adopted following an expanded security meeting held between the government and the Emirate Council at the State Africa House, Saturday.

Unveiling the new strategy, the Emir of Kano Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi, said the state included them in the security issues following the critical rise in security challenges in their neighbours.

“You are aware of the critical challenges of security problems in some of our neighbours and a wise man takes precaution before problems befall them”.

The Emir added, “a wise Hausa saying indicates that if you see your neighbour on fire, you quickly quench it with water before it spread to your doorstep”.

However, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi refused to speak on any issue relating to the forthcoming general elections, insisting that, “I will not comment on politics because you should leave that to politicians”.

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje brought the expanded security meetings at the Africa House with all the security personnel of DSS, Police, Military and Paramilitary in attendance.

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi has been advocating for the rebuffing of the security networking across the federation in order to curtail challenges facing the nation.

Recent political events where thugs were allowed to display dangerous weapons, which resulted in the killings and maiming of party supporters is another reason the Kano government calls for the expanded security meetings.

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi narrated that in the new concept, village wards, heads, District Heads, Ullamas and the Emirate Council would be involved fully in the protection of their communities.

Facebook Comments
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Arewa

Mutane 5 aka halaka a rikicin Benue – ‘yan sanda

Published

on

Yan sanda a jihar Benue sun tabbatar da kashe mutane 9 a wasu garuruwa dake karamar hukumar Katsina Ala ta jihar.

Mai magana da yawun rundunar yan sandan jihar, Catherine Anene ta ce rikicin da ya faru a Katsina Ala rikici ne wanda yake yawan faruwa a tsakanin kabilun Ikurav da Shitile .

“Rikicin ya faru a kauyuka uku. Babu dalilin kai harin saboda.An gudanar da ganawa a lokuta da dama tsakanin kabilun amma aka kasa cimma matsaya,”

Rahotanni sun bayyana cewa mayaka daga bangarorin kabilun biyu; Shitile da Ikurav sun kai ma juna hari da safiyar ranar Asabar har ta kai ga an samu asarar rayuka.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Arewa

World Humanitarian Day: 37 aid workers so far killed in Northeast Nigeria, says UN Office

Published

on

The Head of Office, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN OCHA, Mr. Peter Ekayu has stated that a total of 37 aid workers have lost their lives in service of humanity since the beginning of the conflict in northeast Nigeria.

Peter Ekayu stated this in a statement made available to newsmen as aid workers mark humanitarian day.

Mr. Perter also said that, over the years, too many innocent children, women and men had died in the violence, adding that, data showed that about 35,000 people had lost their lives in the conflict since 2009.

“These are 35,000 deaths too many. As we mark World Humanitarian Day to honour aid workers around the world and in Nigeria, who often risk their own lives to help save and improve that of others, I salute the courage and relentless commitment of not only colleagues and partners, but also affected people and families have shown over the years,” Peter said.

“in the past year, tragic events befell women humanitarians working in Nigeria. We are here to salute their commitment and recognize the sacrifices they and their families are making every day.

“Our efforts are not vain. Together, we are making a difference in the life of millions.These everyday heroes are working tirelessly to provide much-needed vital assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by the crisis in the states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

“UN staff, INGO and local NGO personnel, State emergency professionals, doctors, nurses, host community members, or simply fathers, mothers, neighbours… thousands of people are guided by their dedication to humanity. They are driven by the most noble cause of helping others.

“Today, we are paying special tribute to the women among them. Women are active in every aspect of humanitarian action: from negotiating access to people in need, to addressing deadly diseases such as measles and cholera. From reuniting separated children to ensuring people uprooted by natural disasters and conflict have shelter, access to clean water, healthcare, food and education.

“Women humanitarians bring a unique perspective to this work through their understanding of the specific needs and priority of girls and women.

“And women humanitarians extend our global humanitarian access in parts of the world by their ability to reach women and girls who might otherwise be out-of-reach and bring them the information, support and services they need.

“Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa and Hauwa Mohammed Liman. They were midwives with ICRC and were executed after being held in captivity by non-state armed groups for more than six months. Both aid workers were abducted from Rann town, Borno State in March 2018 along with a nurse from UNICEF who is still held in captivity.

“Faye Mooney. She was a British communications and learning specialist with the non-governmental organization Mercy Corps. She lost her life in an attack by gunmen in Kaduna State earlier this year.

“We are here together to honour them and their grieving families, relatives and children surviving them. As I stand before you today, my thoughts also go to the families of our colleagues who are still being held captive by armed groups.

“The UN and its humanitarian partners call for their immediate release and return to safety.

“My heart also goes out to the families of the thousands of civilians who have been similarly abducted and whose whereabouts are still unknown.

“Today, we are here together to remind the world that the humanitarian crisis hitting Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states is far from over.

“The less attention we pay to the crisis in the north-east, the more risks face our colleagues who are working in extremely volatile areas struck by violence and devastation.

“As respect for the laws of war weakens, aid workers are increasingly vulnerable, though they are more needed than ever before.” He added.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Arewa

President Buhari greets IBB at 78

Published

on

President Muhammadu Buhari has fecilitated with former president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on his 78th birthday.

In a message to the former Head of State, President Buhari said:

“On behalf of the Federal Executive Council, my family and all Nigerians, please accept my warm felicitations on your 78th birthday.

“On this special day of your life, the reminiscences of your courage and invaluable service to the army in protecting the sovereignty of the country come to the fore. Thank you for the role of statesman you are playing in the affairs the nation.

“As you age gracefully, the country will continue to look up to you for guidance and wisdom. May Allah continue to increase your health and grant you the strength to give your best to your family and the nation.”

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending

%d bloggers like this: