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Insecurity: ‘You’ve No Right To Defend Yourself’, Buhari Warns Nigerians Facing Attacks

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President Muhammadu Buhari has warned Nigerians against self-defence in the face of attacks, saying that they must wait for the government to do the needful instead of resorting to self-help.

Mr. Buhari stated this while reacting to the recent raids on communities by bandits in Katsina State at the weekend.

About 30 people were said to have been killed during the attack on Saturday. The police has reportedly made some arrests.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, quoting his principal said the president warned against self-help or revenge.

Mr Shehu in a statement on Sunday said the president advised that authorities should be allowed to investigate any security breach.

“No one in the country has a right to take laws into his hands by the way of self-help or revenge,” the president said.

“Local communities that catch bandits should hand over the suspects to law enforcement authorities instead of meting out capital punishment, leading to a cycle of revenge and counter revenge.

“The authorities must be allowed to investigate and deal with any breach that occurs. There is no place for violence in a decent society,” he added.

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  1. Solo

    February 16, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Why can we defence our self? While your administration fail to protect life and property of Nigerian which is your primary objective.

  2. Lawrence

    February 16, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    May God Almighty deliver Nigeria in the name of Jesus Christ.

  3. Don

    February 16, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    You are a big fool by making such speech while the so called collapse govt can’t secure the innocent comon people if this country, now you have finally proven to us that all the bandits and terrorists belong to you, how can you make such silly speech so bandits killed 30 innocent ppl should hand to police then few days later you give order to release them to continue killing? Shame on you idiot

    • ogunmola ojo

      February 17, 2020 at 12:39 am

      Mr DON You shall not lack sense and all what you desire
      , I love your comment

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BREAKING: Nigeria Records 10 New Cases Of Coronavirus, Total Now 224

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) on Sunday confirmed 10 new cases of coronavirus.

Six cases were confirmed in Lagos, two cases confirmed in the FCT, two in Edo.

Two new deaths have been recorded in Lagos and Edo State with 27 patients discharged.

As at 11:15 am 5th April there are 224 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.

Twenty-seven have been discharged with five deaths.

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Three Nigerians Die Of Coronavirus In US

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The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, has confirmed the death of three Nigerians from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United States.

Okoyen made the announcement in a statement in New York on Saturday evening.

He said one of them, a doctor from Abia, contracted the virus while on duty in New York, the epicentre of the pandemic in the U.S.

The envoy identified the second person as 25-year-old Bassey Offiong, a final year Chemical Engineering student of Western Michigan University whose case has been reported by the Nigerian media.

Okoyen said: “It is regrettable to announce that three Nigerians have died of COVID-19 in the United States of America.

“The first case was a 60-year-old lady, Hajia Laila Abubakar Ali of Kano descent, who died on March 25, while receiving treatment at the Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, New York.

“Secondly, 25-year-old Bassey Offiong from Calabar, a final year Chemical Engineering student of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, died on Saturday, March 28, at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

“Unfortunately, the last case was a medical practitioner, Dr Caleb Anya, from Ohafia in Abia State.

“He died while rendering service to humanity on the forefront of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic in New York on April 1.

“On behalf of the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York, I wish to extend our condolences to the families of the deceased Nigerians in this tragic circumstance.’’

The consul general saluted the sacrifice of medical personnel and other essential workers risking their lives on the frontline to save others.

“We are particularly very proud of Nigerian medical professionals in the USA who form part of the incredible workforce in the service of humanity at this time,’’ he added.

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BREAKING: Nigeria Records Five New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 214

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported five new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 214.

According to NCDC, “Five new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: three in Bauchi and two in the FCT, Abuja.

As at 10:10 pm 4th April there are 214 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty-five have been discharged with two deaths”

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