Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Jonathan Meets Boko Haram Amnesty Panel

President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo
 with members of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue
and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North

President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, met with members of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North.

President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo with members of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North
The Chairman of the committee, Karibu Turaki, said his team decided to call the meeting to ask President Jonathan the government’s position after speaking with different stakeholders and Boko Haram members.

“We feel that having interacted with most of the security agencies, we have come to the critical stage where we also need to hear what the government’s side is. That was what we came to discuss with Mr President,” he said.

KOLOMENTAL: 40 Mentally Ill People Escape From Psychiatric Hospital

Police have launched a manhunt for 40 mentally ill patients who overpowered guards to break out of hospital in Kenya.
 The patients, all men, escaped from Mathari Mental Hospital, Kenya’s biggest mental hospital, early on Sunday morning after forcing the doors open.
 The escapees were among 75 who broke out from a ward but the remainder 35 were unable to escape the hospital compound in Nairobi.
 Standard Media in Kenya reported that the patients had escaped after complaining that their medicine did not work.

Missing Woman Found 10 Years Later, Dead In Son’s Cupboard

The Imo State Police Command has recovered the body of a 78-year-old woman, Mrs. Lucy Osigweh, who was declared missing in 2003. 

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Katsina, disclosed yesterday that the woman’s lifeless body was found in a large cupboard inside a shrine located in her son’s private room. 

“The missing woman’s lifeless body was found in a village called Ezuru Umuagwu, Ejemekwuru, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State,” Katsina said. 

Fulani herdsmen kill over 50 mourners in Agatu, Benue state

Over 50 mourners were killed yesterday Sunday May 12th in Benue State by Fulani herdsmen who attacked them as they buried their dead. The herdsmen stormed Okpachanyi village in Agatu local government area of the state and opened fire on the mourners, killing at least 50 of them. Others escaped with serious injuries.
The mourners had gathered to bury two of the policemen killed last week Tuesday by Ombatse cult members in Nassarawa state. Anarchy in our land! 

Abuja based NGO sues Asari Dokubo over war threat

An Abuja based NGO called the Anti-Corruption Network is suing ex-militant leader, Asari Dokubo for treason over comments he made about going to war if President Jonathan is not re-elected in 2015.
The Executive Secretary of Anti-Corruption Network and former member of the House of Representatives, Dino Melaye, revealed this to journalists at a press conference held at the organisation’s headquarter in Abuja.
Melaye said: ”This morning, my lawyers instituted a case against Asari-Dokubo, that Nigeria will be made ungovernable if President Jonathan isn’t re-elected in 2015.”
Also, the National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has cautioned Dokubo to stop making these comments, saying it is wrong for anyone to make threats over election.

State of emergency : President Jonathan declares state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe

President Jonathan has declared an indefinite state of emergency in three Northern states, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, citing insecurity. He made the announcement in a nationwide live broadcast this evening. With this declaration, the president has given the military the authority to take over the security of the states, though all political office holders in the states would still continue in office.

President Jonathan said the efforts at dialogue with militants will continue but will take extra ordinary measures to maintain peace. He immediately ordered troops to be deployed to the states to arrest and detain suspected terrorists, take over of suspicious buildings, and detain persons suspected to be in possession of arms. On terrorism, he said:
"We will hunt them down, fish them out and bring them to justice. No matter what it takes, we will win this war against terror"
This action is so long overdue. Just wondering why Nassarawa wasn't included. 


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