At least seven suspected bandits have been killed by a combined team of Nigerian Army and Navy troops in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.
Samuel Aruwan the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security said the troops while on operations engaged the bandits in a fierce fire exchange around Ungwan Rimi Village in Kaso general area.
According to him at least seven bandits were confirmed killed while several others sustained injuries.
Items recovered from them include 153 rounds of ammunition, seven magazines, five motorcycle and mobile phones.
Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai has commended the leadership of the One division, Nigerian Army and the Nigerian school of Armament Technology for the success achieved during the operation.
The Nigerian Army and Nigeria police have called for calm over the crisis that erupted at the Ogijo area of Ogun State.
This was stressed when the two paid a condolence visit to the soldiers widow and also visited the scene Ogijo Police station in Ogun State.
Commander, 9 Brigade, the Commissioner of Police and the commander 174 Battalion Odogunyan in Ikorodu are here on the spot assessment of the aftermath of the crisis at the Ogijo Police Station in Ogun state.
Two police vans burnt
One car touched and an armoured personal carrier totally burnt
These are some of the collateral damages of the crisis
But most pathetic is the young widow left begin by the soldier who was said to have died after he was stabbed by a mobile policeman in the Wednesday attack.
So the convoy moved to the 174 Battalion Odogunyan.
At the commanders office he gave a brief on the report he got.
At the late soldier’s home his young widow was beside herself with grief.
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Speaking after another closed door meeting, the security agencies described the crisis as avoidable.
The alterations between the police and the soldiers started in in Ikorodu area of Lagos and the reprisal was what was seen at Ogijo in ogun state.
Though the two security agencies have agreed to put their differences aside, events in the coming days would show if their subordinates agree with this position.
Army Mushin Raid
Like a moving train the Nigerian Army says they wont stop raiding until Lagos is rid of hoodlums.
This is as they raid Onigbogbo and the mushin areas of the state.
While Nigerians were celebrating valentines day, the Nigerian Army in collaboration with the national drug law enforcement agency had plans for the night.
At about 9pm they set out for a raid targeting nooks and crannies of Onigbogbo and mushin. The outcome the Brigadier General says was impressive as over hundred suspects were arrested with various types of substances suspected to be illicit drugs.
He says its his superiors wish that Citizens in their area of responsibility sleep with their eyes closed as the general election approaches
Having touched some areas already in Lagos, the team says the state is large and the operations will continue.
PROTESTERS BLOCK IBAFO SECTION OF THE LAGOS/IBADAN EXPRESSWAY OVER NAIRA SCARCITY
Some residents of Ibafo in Obafemi Owode area of Ogun State have blocked the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway at Ibafo bus stop to protest the scarcity of the new Naira notes.
The protesters blocked both sides of the Expressway preventing vehicles to go out of Lagos and those coming from Ibadan and Sagamu axis from going into Lagos.
Eyewitness say, the protesters set up fire on the Expressway, lamenting that they are unable to get cash to get their daily needs.
A similar situation was also reported at Magboro and Ifo area of the state where youth blocked the popular Lagos/Abeokuta road, set up fire and disrupted the flow of traffic in the area.
OC.. The Chief of Defence Staff says no military can be professional in service delivery without adherence to discipline.General Lucky Irabor who was referring to a book titled Fundamentals of Military Laws and Practice explained that discipline is fundamental in effective soldiering.The Chief of Defence Staff also threw his weight behind the need for the review of the Armed Forces Armed, considering the dynamics of emerging threats.
For his part, a retired Major and Lawyer, Mike Kebonkwo explains portions of the Armed Forces Act that restrain a soldier on trial before a military court from getting a counsel of his choice need to be reviewed.