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Women hold rally in Abuja to support FG’s fight against terrorism

Abuja

Hundreds of women under the aegis of Coalition of Nigerian Women for Peace besieged the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday to support Federal Government’s efforts to end terrorism in the Northeast and other parts of the country.

They carried placards with inscriptions such as Boko Haram Is Gone Forever, We Thank PMB, Abuja Without Bomb and Boko Haram, among others, commended the present administration for restoring peace in the Northeast.

Convener of the group, Jaiyeola Mohammed, said in spite of threats by some persons four years ago, the will of God and the votes of Nigerians made President Buhari win the election and he became President at a time Nigerians could barely step out of their homes for fear of Boko Haram attacks.

“We recall clearly those dark days when no one felt safe even in Abuja.

The roads leading to major institutions were sealed-off to effectively convert most of the major roads into cul-de-sacs and two-way roads, which were originally dual carriages.

“The situation was so bad that those the citizens should look up to for protection cordoned themselves in with concrete barriers as they fear for their own lives from Boko Haram,” she stated.

However, Kogi State Governor, Yahaha Bello yesterday insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari who will fly the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag in the 2019 presidential election would get twice the number of votes he got in 2015.

He also disclosed that about 10 local councils in Kogi State have been sacked by flood, which has forced the government to set up nine Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps for affected residents of the council areas.

Speaking with State House Correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, he said he was at the State House to brief the President on the flood and security situations in Kogi.

Meanwhile, the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA) and a coalition of nine militant groups in the Niger Delta region yesterday supported President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid.

The endorsement was contained in an email statement issued by Mark Ezonebi, on behalf of other militants after their emergency meeting in the region.

The coalition argued that their endorsement of Buhari for a second term was borne out of the President’s integrity with regard to his fight against corruption in the country.

They maintained that corruption and bad leadership contributed to the under development of the Niger Delta and the country at large.

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