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Insecurity: Why US May Not Heed Buhari’s Call For Assistance — Falana
Politics

Insecurity: Why US May Not Heed Buhari’s Call For Assistance — Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, says the regime of the President. Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) may be giving false impression that the Joe Biden administration will send United States troops to defend Nigerians. The lawyer said rather than give the false impression, the Federal Government of Nigeria should embark on mass recruitment of military and police personnel, equip and motivate them to defend every part of the country. Falana stated this on Thursday in a paper he presented at a public lecture to mark the 80th birthday of an academic, Prof Omotoye Olorode, in Abuja. The paper was titled, ‘Labour And The Quest For Nigeria’s Development: Reflections And Prognosis On The Way Forward’. The PUNCH had earlier reported that Buhari on Tuesday sought foreign h...
Pentagon Confirms Three US Soldiers Killed In Niger Ambush
News

Pentagon Confirms Three US Soldiers Killed In Niger Ambush

Three US soldiers and one from another nation were killed when a joint US-Niger patrol was ambushed near the border with Mali in southwest Niger, the Pentagon confirmed on Thursday. The Pentagon said two other US soldiers were wounded in the attack which took place while they were assisting Nigerien counter-terror operations in the troubled area. The attack took place approximately 200km north of Niamey in southwest Niger, the US Africa Command said in a statement from its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. That put the attack on the border with Mali, where violent jihadist groups are known to operate. The slain soldiers were not identified, but media reports say they were Green Beret special forces in Niger to train local forces. The nationality of the fourth person killed...

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