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THE IMPUNITY ACTS OF SECURITY AGENTS IN EBIRALAND: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

I am writing this article to express my grievances, feelings, and displeasure over the status of a common Anebira on the scale of security agents in Nigeria and indeed Kogi state in particular.
I’m Salawudeen A. Abdulrahman, a student of politics, I was born and brought up in Ebiraland and I have witnessed several unjust security cracks down of innocent’s sons and daughters of Ebira since the creation of the state (Kogi) under various successive government.


By the grace of God I was also brought up to believe in the sanctity of human life, and I have lived the greater part of my life in the service to humanity. I dream humanity, I preach humanity and I talk humanity.
I must write this because a story that must be told never forgives silence. I am putting this down because history teaches us that evil triumph in any society when good men remain mute and hurdle.
I am writing this article because I know that the greater part of hell will be surely reserved to those wh…

Okene: Soldiers Killed Innocent Citizens, Not Boko Haram Members, Says Community Group

A community group in Okene, Kogi State, where the Nigerian Army on Friday night supposedly killed nine suspected members of the Boko Haram terror group, has sensationally announced that innocent civilians — not members of the dreaded sect — were killed.

The group also alleged that the gunmen who engaged soldiers in a duel were armed robbers, not Boko Haram members as claimed by the Army and certain media agencies (excluding THEWILL).

After Friday’s exchange of gunshots, Maj.-Gen. Alphonsus Chukwu, Brigade Commander in-charge of Chari Maigugeri Barracks in Lokoja had told newsmen in Okene that nine Boko Haram members, a soldier and an official of the State Security Service (SSS) died while three SSS officials were wounded. He said that a combined team of the Army, SSS and Police tracked the suspects to their hideout and invaded it, killing some of them while others escaped, and recovering items such as hand grenade, two pistols, improvised explosive devices and five magaz…