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Army Launches Operation Harbin Kunama 11 In Falgore Forest
Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai on Saturday in Kano
launched the Operation Harbin Kunama 11, at the dreaded Falgore Forest
to tackle cattle rustling, kidnapping and insurgency.

Buratai who
spoke briefly to journalists at Government House heading to Falgore
Forest in the company of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said the Army
remained determined in its resolve to terminate terrorism and other
violent crimes in the North and other parts of the country.

He
said the Army was not unaware of the fact that remnants of members of
Boko Haram who flee the North-East in the wake of intensive operation by
the soldiers who dislodged them, are now hiding in other parts of the
country, including places like the Falgore Forest.

Lt. Gen.
Buratai, however, said that he has extensively discussed with the state
Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on the way forward in terms of
security arrangement in Kano.

According to him, “the measures
adopted is to fast-track the issue of insurgency that have spread across
the country in which the Nigerian Army all necessary machinery to
achieve the success of the operation that is being conducted in various
states of the federation.”

He commended Governor Ganduje for his
continuous support to security agencies, especially the 3 Mechanized
Brigade, Kano where 16 Hilux vehicles were recently donated to improve
security operations in the state.

The Chief of Army Staff said
that due to the success recorded in the annihilation of Boko Haram in
the North-East which has dispersed the remnants of the terror-group to
other parts of the North, including Falgore and causing havoc and
criminal activities in the forest which necessitated the need for the
establishment of the operation in the forest.

In his remarks,
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje thanked the Army Chief and his entourage
for his visit and reiterated his administration’s commitment in
supporting the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue
of security in the country.

Ganduje said that since the
inception of President Buhari’s administration, the issue of terrorism
is now becoming history as the Army under the leadership of General
Buratai has dislodged the insurgents in the North-East and restored
peace in the region.

Akande responds to Military Claims On Coup Plot 
The Pioneer Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Chief
Adebisi Akande has faulted the claim by the military of consultation
with some of its officers to effect a change of government in Nigeria.

Speaking
with newsmen at the weekend in Iwo shortly after he presided over the
2017 Distinguished Role Model Award of The Wings Schools, Iwo in honour
of Late Ben Adisa Akinola, Akande said the military was being economical
with the truth.

According to him, it was absurd for the military
to lay such a claim while the perpetrators are still walking freely
adding that if actually something of such happened, the military would
have acted professionally.

Akande who blamed the political and
economic woes of the country on a lot of deficiencies in the Nigerian
constitution noted that the 1999 constitution had created unwarranted
challenges not only to Nigeria but to its federating components.

His
words: “Nigeria constitution (1999) which serves as a platform for
social economic inequality and now constitutes the major obstacle to
peace among various generating country.

“Those who wrote the
constitution did not realize that political denomination and subjugation
breed revolt, community disharmony and national insecurity.

The Kano state House of Assembly has suspended the probe of Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano

The Kano state anti-graft agency was investigating alleged misuse of N6 billion by Muhammadu Sanusi II’s Emirate Council


But Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission some
days ago dropped its probe into the financial dealings of the Emirate
council

The Kano state House of Assembly has suspended the probe of Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano.

Kabiru
Rurum, speaker of the Assembly, who announced this at plenary on Monday
May 22, said the action followed the intervention of some prominent
Nigerians, according to Cable news.

NAIJ.com gathered that Rurum
disclosed that Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, sent a letter
to the lawmakers to appeal that the exercise be put on hold.

Rurum said the governor’s letter listed some prominent Nigerians who had appealed to him to stop the probe.

The
list, according to the speaker, includes the acting President Yemi
Osinbajo, former heads of state Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami
Abubakar, Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar III, Aliko Dangote, and Aminu Dantata,
among others.

The Kano state anti-graft agency was investigating alleged misuse of N6 billion by Muhammadu Sanusi II’s Emirate Council.

Emir
Sanusi’s probe followed his comments in a Kaduna summit where he blamed
backwardness of the northern region on bad leadership and self
centredness.

NAIJ.com had previously reported that Rurum had
insisted that the House of Representatives has no right to intervene in
the ongoing investigation of Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of
Kano.

The Speaker said this in response to call of a House of
Representatives member, Aliyu Sani Madakin Gini (APC, Dala), urging the
House to intervene in the probe of the Emir by the
Kano Assembly.

NAIJ.ocm
also reported that the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption
Commission some days ago dropped its probe into the financial dealings
of the
Emirate council.

The development was revealed by the chairman of the Commission Muhyi Gado, who said the commission was suspending
the probe it started some days ago indefinitely.

In his letter, Governor Ganduje said he was calling for the investigation to be dropped
as a result of interventions by highly-placed personalities in the matter.

These personalities, according to the letter, include the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo;

party leaders; former heads of state Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar;

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar; and to businessmen and indigenes of the state, Aliko Dangote and Aminu Dantata.

Mr.
Ganduje said although he was reluctant to interfere in the activities
of the state’s legislative arm, he appealed to the lawmakers to “temper
justice with mercy” and allow peace prevail.

“Much as I recognize your independence as a separate arm of government and who has
right to investigate the emir, I am pleading with you to allow peace prevail”, he stated.

He said there had been a meeting in Kaduna over the matter “at the instance of some governors”.

“There
is no gain saying (the fact) that the Emir Muhammadu Sunusi ii has
admitted all his faults and mistakes and agreed to make
adjustment. I think at this juncture, we should allow peace as been achieved to continue”, the governor stated.

The House subsequently resolved to drop the probe.

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