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Success of security operations is dependent on logistics support – Army General



Commandant of the Nigerian Army College of Logistics, Ojo, Lagos, Maj.-Gen. Martin Enendu, says success of security operations is dependent on the efficiency of logistics support.

Enendu made the assertion at the second distinguished lecture series organised by the School of Transport and Logistics, Lagos State University.

He said that success in security operations were only possible when unique and complementary capabilities were brought to bear at the right time and place.

“This requires a coherent and reliable integration of all resources by the right category of personnel to support the men executing such operations.

“In order to increase the speed of deployment and enhance service delivery by security forces during emergency situations, Nigeria can set up logistics outfits at the national level.

“Government can give them the mandate to coordinate all transportation assets and infrastructures and make them available to security forces in national interest,’’ he said.

He noted that transportation needed to operate efficiently and effectively in order to support national security requirements.

“Transportation will help to speed up mobilisation of security personnel and their equipment, especially in times of emergencies.

“Transportation infrastructure is also linked with accessibility, particularly for military operations,’’ Enendu stressed.

He noted that national security related to the survival and freedom of a nation and its citizens from all forms of threats.

He said government’s efforts in this regard were often supported by individuals and organisations that provided assistance that cut across wide spectrum of activities.

“Such efforts include intelligence sharing and provision of infrastructures and logistics support to security forces.

“Through these processes, nations have overcome various degrees of security threats.

“There is need for an improvement of awareness on the civic responsibilities of individuals and organisations to support security forces prosecuting national security operations,’’ Enendu said.

The theme of his lecture was: “Logistics support for national security operations: Role of the private and public sectors in perspective.’’

In his contribution, Prof. Charles Asenime, Dean, School of Transport and Logistics, LASU, said there was the need to synergies with the Nigerian Army College of Logistics to solve logistics problems in Nigeria.

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Nnamdi Kanu: Imo residents observe sit-at-home for IPOB leader’s trial



Residents of Imo State, especially Orlu town and Owerri municipal, on Tuesday, stayed indoors to observe the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in solidarity with its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who appeared in court today.

It was gathered that the state secretariat, motor parks, schools, banks, shops and markets across the major cities were all shut down.

Even the Imo State University junction, Government House Roundabout, Control Post Roundabout, Warehouse junction Roundabout, Ikenegbu, Mbari, Douglas, Okigwe Road, and Wethedral Roads, were scanty.

In Orlu, the ever-busy Banana junction and Okwudo junction were more like ghost towns.

A journalist, Mr Martin Nwoke, in Owerri North Local Government Area of the state, made a passionate appeal to the Federal Government to release Nnamdi Kanu.

He said Imolites and the people of southeast states were the ones suffering the heat of the order.

Nwoke said, “In this part of the world, everything we do here involves money. I am begging President Buhari to pity us and free Nnamdi Kanu.”

A lawyer, Barr. Emeka Obi, told our correspondent that he could not go to file a court process due to non-availability of transport, while children, who could not go to school, resorted to playing football on the streets at Akwakuma.

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Plateau monarch abducted



Barely three weeks after the kidnap of a paramount ruler in Plateau State, the military task force responsible for the maintenance of peace in the state, code-named Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has confirmed that gunmen have abducted HRH. Da Gyang Balak Gut, the Da Gwom Rwei of Vwang District of Jos South Local Government Area of the state.

The traditional ruler was kidnapped on Sunday night on his way home to Vom, a few metres from the gate of the National Institute For Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru in Jos South LGA.

Recalls that following the abduction of the Sum Pyem, Da Charles Mato Dakat, on the 26th December, 2021, before he was released five days later, the United Mwaghavul Lawyers Association (UMLA) had described the incident as not an attack on an individual, but on the entire traditional institution in Plateau State.

The lawyers equally had said it views the kidnapping of the royal father as not an isolated incident, “but the beginning of a well-orchestrated plan to intimidate and decapitate our treasured leaders in the state and the Middle Belt at large”.

While condemning the dastardly act, on behalf of UMLA, Barr. Philemon Daffi reminded the federal, state and local governments of their shared responsibility under the 1999 Constitution as amended.

Spokesman of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, who confirmed the incident, said, “Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) in conjunction with other security agencies are on trail of the kidnappers.

“God’s willing, the security agencies will soon close-up on the criminals”, he maintained.

Vwang District is where the famous National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Vom is situated in Plateau State.

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Suspected cultists arrested with female pant, charms in Delta



Police operatives attached to the Delta state police command raiders unit, have arrested twenty suspected cultists at a black spot in Ogarafe,  Oghara in Ethiope west LGA of the state.

Confirming the arrest to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Edafe Bright, said during the raid of the hot spot, a fabricated wooden gun, six hundred and forty-eight wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, one used female pant, various charms, one Knife, Sixteen bottles of codeine, ten packs of razlers, one Grinder used in grinding weeds and the sum of sixty-nine thousand (#69,000) were recovered from the suspect.

He said the suspect will be arraigned in court soon.

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