FG Assures To End Terrorism, Farmers And Herdsmen Clashes

Buhari Hosts ECOWAS To Discuss GambiaNigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has assured that terrorism, farmers and herdsmen clashes in some parts of the country would soon be a thing of the past as the Federal Government is making frantic efforts to bring such security challenges to an end.

The President made the promise in Kaduna at a security and development summit organised by Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation.

President Buhari represented by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahaman Dambazau, said that the security agencies have been given the mandate to restore peace and security to parts of the country.

The gathering of the submit was to discuss about the Security and Development of Northern Nigeria.

Stakeholders at the conference fashioned out ways of addressing some of the security and economic challenges facing the northern region.

Speaking on behalf of the Governors, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state says his administration would resolve and rebuild the state ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency for the past eight years, noting that Borno would be looking different in the next six months to one year.

He added that the recent suicide bombings by the insurgents is nothing but a sign of weakness and cowardice, having been largely degraded by the Military and their stronghold captured completely.

Extolling the virtues of Sir Ahmadu Bello, the President’s representative commends the effort of the Nigerian Security Agencies in conflict resolution and mitigation which he notes is the key to economic prosperity.

Observers are of the opinion that the summit would not be a mere talk-shop, but one that would be able to come up with specific ideas to solve the various socio economic problems that are hindering the development of the region.

FG To Inaugurate Committee On Prison Reform

prisonThe Minister of Interior, Abdulrahaman Dambazau, says that a committee on the Reformation of Prisons will be soon inaugurated.

The Minister said that the development is part of efforts by the Federal Government to decongest and secure prison facilities across the country.

He made the disclosure on Monday during a meeting with the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, at the Government House in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria.

The Interior Minister said that the committee would come up with the ways of rehabilitating the prisons in line with global best practices.

He added that the Ministry of Interior would collaborate with the Kaduna State government on the decongestion and rehabilitation of the convict prison that was built over 100 years ago.

Mr Dambazau also promised to lead the ministry to partner with the state government to tackle the menace of cattle rustling, kidnapping and herdsmen attacks.

Governor El-Rufai on his part commended the support and contribution of the paramilitary agencies in the fight against crime in the state.

He further requested for the relocation of the Kaduna convict prison from its present location in the state capital to a more suitable place on the outskirts of the town.

The Governor hinted that his administration has been conducting periodic jail delivery and granting of amnesty to prisoners with minor offences, in order to decongest the prisons in the state.