Benue Police Challenge Farmers, Herdsmen On Agatu Peace Deal

Benue Police Challenge Farmers, Herdsmen On Agatu Peace Deal The Benue state police command has read the Riot Act to violent herdsmen and criminal elements among farmers in the state, warning them to desist from fomenting clashes in the year 2017.

This follows various complaints by residents who have are raising concerns over their safety as another farming season arrives, with memories of the clashes between herdsmen and farmers still fresh.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, handed down the order at a meeting convened to implement the peace agreement brokered between Agatu farmers and Fulani herdsmen by the governors of Benue and Nasarawa states.

Meanwhile, the governors had also approved the release of 30 million Naira, as part of contributions to the rebuilding of the region.

According to them, the donation was to help the residents of the state, after the destruction carried out by suspected herdsmen.

They also called on the Federal Government to halt the influx of foreign herdsmen into the country.

Ogun Customs Reads Riot Act To Smugglers

customsThe Ogun State Customs Area Command says five foreign nationals have been arrested, while six trucks of unprocessed woods felled illegally across forests in Ogun State and being transported to Benin Republic have been impounded.

The new Area Comptroller of Customs in Ogun State, Mr Waindu Multafu, made the disclosure while parading the seized goods neatly packed inside the trucks before journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The Customs said that smuggling of unprocessed wood remains a serious offense punishable under the Nigerian Law.

According to the new Area Comptroller, about 1,035 bags of rice have also been seized from smugglers across border towns in the state.

He, however, admonished genuine businessmen and women in the state to always patronize genuine Customs and licensed agents in their business dealing in order to improve government revenue for socio economic development.

Ambode Insists On Implementation Of Motorcycle Riders Prohibitions

Ambode Reads Riot Act To Motorcycle Riders, OthersThe Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has on Friday, read Riot Act to motorcycle and tricycle riders in the state to check increasing cases of crime.

Governor Ambode read the Riot Act due to the traffic gridlock and unusual increase in crime reported on major roads and highways especially on Apapa axis of the state, attributed to daily activities of petrol tankers in the area.

Arising from an emergency security meeting, Governor Ambode directed the full enforcement of the Lagos road traffic laws, especially as it concerns the restriction of motorcycle and tricycle operations.

The Governor said that the Council had made far reaching decisions at the meeting which he pointed out was in line with the commitment of his administration to ensuring security of lives and property, as well as the enforcing of the rule of law.

He, however, admonished residents of the state to see the last two months of the year as a period that  required vigilance and a change in attitude towards issues relating to crime and terrorism.

Shortly after assuming office, Governor Ambode led heads of security and traffic regulatory agencies to several traffic points within the metropolis, announcing measures to tackle the situation headlong.

Commercial motorcycle operators,  popularly called ‘Okada’, commercial buses and street hawkers, were seen returning to restricted roads. Their actions, had now led to increase in crime in the state, the government said.

Ogun State Political Parties Sign Peace Accord

peace accordPolitical parties and their candidates to various political offices have signed a peace accord hinged on the need for peace and order to reign supreme before, during and after the general elections to ensure a violence free general elections in Ogun State, south-west Nigeria.

Directing the affairs at the event held at the State Headquarters of the Police Command, the State Commissioner of Police (CP) Valentine Ntomchukwu read the riot act to erring political parties and their supporters saying it would not shy away from wielding the big stick against any act of violence

Political parties and their supporters who attended the peace accord signing also promised to abide by the laid down rules and regulations guiding peaceful conduct of the polls

The State Commissioner of Police said that Ogun State currently seemed to be enjoying relative peace as political parties and politicians do their acts to woo more voting public for eventual victory at the polls but there is the need to sustain the tempo and this signing of the peace accord by politicians may not be out of place after all.

One after another, candidates and representatives of political parties before police officials and other service chiefs took their turn to append their signature in what seemed an article of faith for a peaceful electioneering, before, during and after the elections.

Issues were raised by members of political parties as regards observed potential development that could trigger off violence among political parties as some parties alleged destruction of their candidate, posters and bill boards, a situation the CP said would not be treated with kid gloves.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa, who represented the State Governor, Sen Ibikunle Amosun, however, seized the opportunity to pledge the support of the State government to ensure peaceful and violence free general elections.

Aside the promises made, it is expected that stakeholders must jealously abide by the terms and conditions of this accord.

SSS Parades Fake Boko Haram Negotiators

boko haram inpostersThe Department of State Security  Service (SSS) has read the Riot act to all persons who are out to make merchandise of the Boko Haram insurgency through fake negotiations and subversive campaigns against the federal government.

Deputy Director, Public Relations of the Service, Marilyn Ogar read the Riot Act in Abuja while parading seven suspects who collected about six million naira from government negotiators under the disguise of being members of Boko Haram.

The service said the seven suspects are associates of an Australian self-styled negotiator, Steven Davis who purportedly indicted a former Chief of Army Staff and a former Governor of Borno state as sponsors of Boko Haram.