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The Benue Police Command has lost three of its officers who died on Thursday when unknown gunmen attacked the residence of the Katsina-Ala Local Government Chairman, Mr Alfred Atera.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Anene, who disclosed this in Makurdi, said the incident took place in the early hours of Thursday. Anene confirmed that the Local Government Chairman, Alfred Atera was not hurt in the incident and that investigation into the matter had already begun.
This attack will become the third attack on public officers in recent weeks. It will be recalled that the Edo State Head of Service was abducted last week ago by unknown gunmen in Edo state, with his driver losing his life.
Again, just on Monday, the younger sister to the majority leader of Oyo state House of Assembly was abducted by unknown gunmen who are demanding for N20, 000000 ransome.
Nigeria’s insecurity situation has deteriorated in the Northern part of Nigeria with Boko Haram, Herdsmen, and Bandits having field days.
President Buhari in his Christmas message has asked Nigerians to ‘trust them again’ in fixing Nigeria. While commenting on how to combat the security crisis in the country, noted that the situation is not as simplistic as those proffering solutions are seeing it, but said he would ensure to follow up with bringing the multi-faceted security crisis into the barest minimum.
Financial Times of London has on its editorial of December 22 edition, which alleged that Buhari is not in charge of the country, citing overwhelming insecurity involving kidnapping, killings and maiming in virtually all parts of the country.
According to Financial Times, Nigeria’s worsening insecurity indicates that the country is fast becoming a failed state.
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