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Buhari Govt Lists Crimes Peculiar To North East, South East, Others

The Federal Government has said the different regions of the country have experienced various crimes in the last seven and half years.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, stated this on Friday while presenting his ministry’s scorecard which covers August 2019 to May 2023, at the State House, Abuja.

During his presentation to State House correspondents, the minister listed the different forms of crimes prevalent or peculiar to the different regions of the country.

He said insurgency is peculiar to the North East, adding that Boko Haram terrorists became deadlier following their alliance with the Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP).

The minister said oil theft, illegal bunkering prevalent and other related acts of economic sabotage are prevalent in the South-South, while the South East is known for violent attacks on security formations and civilians.

He said: “The North-East, for instance, has a history of Boko Haram campaign against harmless citizens since 2009. These mindless terrorists subsequently sought an alliance with the Islamic State for West Africa Province.

“Security in the South-East came under severe threat, following violent attacks on security formations and civilians by militant Biafran separatists group.

“Unlike the South-East, the South-South region is relatively free from violent criminalities. However, there are isolated cases of kidnap for ransom and armed robbery, and it’s been dealt with by the police and other security agencies.

“A special task force against oil theft set up by the Inspector-General of Police is operating in the zone, to check illegal bunkering and related acts of economic sabotage.”

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