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FG Winning War Against Terrorists, Bandits – Lai Mohammed




Buhari Has Never Called Me To Close Any TV, Radio Station - Lai Mohmmed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government is winning the war against terrorism, banditry and other criminal activities in the country.

Mohammed said this on Tuesday at a press conference during a ceremony to mark the 2022 World Tourism Day in Calabar, Cross Rivers State.

The minister added that terrorists and bandits have been drastically flushed out of the  North East due to the government’s efforts in the war against terrorism and banditry.

He also expressed happiness that the renewed deployment of technology and the synergy between government security forces and private security companies have succeeded in the fight against oil bunkering.

He said: “I am bold to say here that in the last three months, even our worst critics will agree that the government has gotten the handle on security issues. In the area of insecurity, I want to assure you that the worst is over.

“It’s unfortunate that people who comment on insecurity fail to start from where we were in 2015 and where we are today.”

Amotekun Can’t Carry Automatic Weapons, Presidency Replies Akeredolu

The Presidency has said no individual or security outfit is allowed to carry an AK-47 rifle or any other automatic weapons.

Naija News reports that the spokesman to the President, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement on Tuesday while reacting to comments by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.

Recall that Akeredolu had accused the Federal Government of allowing the Kastina State security outfit to carry arms and denying operatives of the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun of the same opportunity.

The governor, however, promised to procure arms for Amotekun operatives if the government can allow a security outfit in Katsina to carry arms.

Reacting to the development, the Presidency said that no state has been given the approval to procure automatic weapons for its security outfit, adding that the possession of arms remains illegal in the country.

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It pointed out that only the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) can issue such authorization, upon proper clearance by President Muhammadu Buhari.