Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Govt adopts fresh options to tackle insecurity

19 July 2011

S’South leaders urge action on Boko Haram

Ringim denies being contacted over Abuja explosives

AS part of efforts to rise to the security challenges in the country, the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) has adopted fresh options even as the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Hafiz Ringim, disclosed yesterday that the police were not contacted by the military when the latter intercepted some explosives recently in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

Also, the South South Peoples Assembly (SSPA) has urged the Federal Government to urgently tackle the security challenges occasioned by the activities of the Boko Haram sect.

Addressing journalists at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, the police boss said the NSA, Gen. Owoye Azazi (rtd) was creating a synergy among security agencies in the country so that they could work together as one united family. He, however, admitted that the police high command was not contacted when some explosives were intercepted by the military recently in Abuja.

A group, Niger Delta Indigenous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC) yesterday warned members of Boko Haram against destabilising the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

In a statement yesterday by the President, Nelly Emma; Secretary, John Sailor and Public Relations Officer, Mukoro Stanley, the group condemned worsening security situation in the country, saying it was a calculated attempt to discredit the administration of President Jonathan.

The group accused a prominent royal father in the north for sponsoring members of Boko Haram in order to create crisis in the country, saying that any plot against President Jonathan by the North would be resisted.


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