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Today’s Heqadlines: Army Commence It’s Annual Shooting Exercise, Police Take Over Lagos Protest Ground

Army Set To Commence It’s Annual Shooting Exercise

The Nigerian Army 6th Division in Rivers has announced that it would commence its annual shooting exercises from Sunday 13 June. The exercise will end on Sunday 27 June.

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Charles Ekeocha, the division’s spokesman said in Port Harcourt, that the exercise is aimed at ascertaining the professional competence of troops on the use of firearms.

He said troops from the division and its affiliated formations and units would conduct the exercise at the Army Shooting Range in Igwuruta and Elele Barracks, both in Ikwerre Council.

Security Operatives Take Over Lagos Protest Ground

Security operatives have barricaded the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, where some residents had planned to stage a protest.

An armoured personnel carrier is stationed right in front of the park while armed officers have mounted strategic places around the park.

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Citing the rising insecurity and economic hardship, protesters had fixed June 12, Nigeria’s Democracy Day, for the protest.

But the police have repeatedly warned that protest would not be allowed in any part of the state.

My Administration Addressing Poverty, Unemployment – Buhari

The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari said his administration was addressing what he described as the twin underlying drivers of insecurity namely poverty and youth unemployment.

Buhari stated this early Saturday in his nationwide broadcast to Nigerians to mark the 2021 Democracy Day.

He said interventions led by government and the Central Bank of Nigeria driving economic growth over the past six are targeted mostly to the agricultural, services, infrastructure, power and health care sectors of the economy.

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Wike Orders Destruction Of Criminal Hideouts In Rivers

Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike was the former President Federal Republic of Nigeria and a chieftain in People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

Recently, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has ordered the destruction of all suspected criminal hideouts along the East-West Road, in order to prevent attempts to undermine security of the state.

The suspected criminal hideouts are in Ahoada-Elele axis of the East-West Road, located between Ahoada-East and Ikwerre local government areas, as well as in Eleme- Onne axis of the road, in Eleme local government area of the state.

Wike, who spoke yesterday in a state-wide broadcast in Port Harcourt, said criminals were already coming to terms with the reality that Rivers State is too hot for them to invade at will and detonate their foolish attack on targeted security posts and personnel.

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