Military squandered $15b on arms deals, CDD claims

According to him, the troops also recovered an AK-47 rifle, a truck, two motorcycles, four empty magazines and rounds of ammunition among others.

NORTHERN governors have expressed appreciation over the Federal Government’s approval to deploy the newly acquired Super Tucano fighter jets against bandits in parts of the country.

Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF), Simon Lalong of Plateau State, expressed appreciation on behalf of the governors after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

Lalong added that Northern states are happy with the tag of bandits as terrorists.

IN another development, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has condemned the recent killings in Zamfara State, describing the development as horrific and tragic.

The minister stated this, on Saturday, in Abuja following the invasion of five communities and killing of over 200 people in Anka and Bukkuyum local councils of Zamfara.

“This is horrific and tragic. Over 200 persons were buried today due to the invasion by bandits. We are very saddened by this incessant invasion and killings by bandits and we are worried about the displaced persons who are fleeing in their hundreds from their communities, especially the women and children,” she said.

“We sympathise with the government and people of Zamfara in this trying period and condole with the families of the dead. We pray for the repose of their souls and that peace returns to the state as soon as possible,” she said.

Source: Guardian

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