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GOVERNOR UMARU BAGO PLEDGES IMPROVED SYNERGY WITH SECURITY AGENCIES

GOVERNOR UMARU BAGO PLEDGES IMPROVED SYNERGY WITH SECURITY AGENCIES

*** HOSTS COMMANDANT GENERAL, NSCDC

Niger State Governor Rt. Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago has re-affirmed his administration’s commitment to a more collaborative effort with security agencies to effectively tackle security challenges across the State.

Governor Bago stated this when he received the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi at the Niger State Lodge, Abuja.

He said he is determined to reach out to all security outfits to ensure security of lives and property as well as peace are maintained in the State.

The Governor appreciated the strides of the NSCDC in the State and that Government will continue to provide enabling environment for them to operate.

The Commandant General, NSCDC, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi said he was at the State Government Lodge to appreciate the efforts of Governor Bago in supporting the Command and restated the Command’s continued zeal in working in synergy with other security agencies in the fight against banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other twenty first centuary crimes.

He said the Command will do its best in carrying out operations in curtailing security threats in the state.

Dr. Abubakar Audi used the forum to symphatize with the Governor over the recent tragic incident which claimed lives and property of some security operatives in the State.

Bologi Ibrahim
Chief Press Secretary
to the Governor of Niger State
16/8/2023.

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INSECURITY: NIGER STATE GOVERNOR VISITS CHIEF OF AIR STAFF, CONDOLES WITH NIGERIAN AIR FORCE

INSECURITY: NIGER STATE GOVERNOR VISITS CHIEF OF AIR STAFF, CONDOLES WITH NIGERIAN AIR FORCE

*****CALLS FOR MORE PRESENCE OF ITS PERSONNEL AND FIGHTER JETS IN THE STATE

Niger State Governor, Rt. Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago has solicit the deployment of more Air Force personnel and Fighter jets to support ground troops in the fight against bandits and criminal elements in the State.

The Governor made the call when he paid a condolence visit to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Bala Abubakar at the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Abuja, over the helicopter crash that resulted in the loss of lives of its personnel in Shiroro local government area of the State.

He said the deployment of the Air Force personnel would help in having more rapid response to any security threat.

Governor Umaru Bago who described the helicopter crash as symphathetic, appreciated the efforts of the Nigerian Air Force in containing activities of terrorists and other criminal elements in the State.

Governor Bago assured the Nigerian Air Force of the State Government’s commitment to providing all the needed support saying, the Government is ready to provide accommodation and other facilities for personnel.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Bala Abubakar thanked the Governor for the visit and reiterated that the Nigerian Air Force will remain undaunted even in the face of challenges to deal with banditry and insurgency that have plagued the Northern Region.

Air Marshal Bala Abubakar also identified Government approach as key in addressing the Security challenges and called on Nigerians to support the Armed Forces through information sharing.

Bologi Ibrahim
Chief Press Secretary to Niger State Governor
15/8/2023.

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GOVERNOR UMARU BAGO SYMPATIZES WITH NIGERIAN AIR FORCE AS ITS HELICOPTER CRASHES IN CHUKUBA VILLAGE, NIGER STATE

GOVERNOR UMARU BAGO SYMPATIZES WITH NIGERIAN AIR FORCE AS ITS HELICOPTER CRASHES IN CHUKUBA VILLAGE, NIGER STATE

Niger State Governor Rt. Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago has extended his sympathy to the Nigerian Air Force over the crash of its MI-171 Helicopter in Chukuba community in Shiroro local government area of the State.

The Governor in a message by his Chief Press Secretary, Bologi Ibrahim, described the incident as shocking and worrisome.

While assuring the Nigerian Air Force of his administration’s readiness to support it and other security agencies in the fight against banditry and other forms of crime, Governor Umaru Bago encouraged them not to relent in sustaining the fight against criminalities.

The Nigerian Air Force MI-171 Helicopter was reported to have crashed around Chukuba village in Shiroro local government area of the state after it departed Zungeru Primary School enroute to Kaduna.

Efforts are said to be ongoing to rescue the crew and passengers on board the helicopter, while preliminary investigations are on to determine the likely cause of the crash.

Bologi Ibrahim
Chief Press Secretary
to the Governor of Niger State
14/8/2023.

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Bandits kidnap Catholic Priest, Seminarian in Niger

Bandits kidnap Catholic Priest, Seminarian in Niger

Lina TV, Minna

Unspecified number of Bandits have abducted a Catholic Priest and a Seminarian in Tafa local government area of Niger State.

The Priest, Fr. Paul Sanogo and Seminarian Melchoir who are Pastoral workers serving at St. Paul Catholic Church, Gyedna in Tafa LGA were abducted in the early hours of Thursday.

Making this known in a statement he signed, the Catholic Bishop of Minna Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Martin Igwe Uzoukwu urged faithful to pray for their release.

According to the Bishop, “I request for your prayers for Fr. Paul Sanogo and Seminarian Melchoir who were kidnapped by Bandits in the early hours of Thursday 3rd August, 2023 at the Priest residence in Gyedna”.

An eyewitness report has it that, the Bandits upon getting to Gyedna shot sporadically which caused panic in the community.

Confirming the incident, the Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun said Police tactical teams led by the DPO of Tafa Division had been dispatched to the scene.

He added that “however, the location of the church was discovered to be on the outskirt of the town, which is about an hour drive from Sabon-Wuse, and surrounded with mountains and forest, close to Kagarko are of Kaduna state.

“We advise other seminarians to relocate temporarily while investigation into the incident is ongoing with a view to rescuing the victims and arrest the perpetrators of the crime”.
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