CALAMITY! FG Blames IPOB, Yoruba Nation Agigators, Bandits, ISWAP, Boko Haram For Food Scarcity


The federal government has blamed Boko Haram, ISWAP, bandits, the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) and agitators from the Yoruba nation for the increasing food shortages in Nigeria. Defense Minister Bashir Magashi says the proliferation of these groups is negatively impacting food security and adding a new dimension of threat to the country.


” Unfortunately, the spread of these threats continues to jeopardize not only national security and economic growth, but food security as well. ” Food security in particular has been affected by the resulting rise in food prices across the country, heralding a new dimension of threat, ” he said.


This is what Magashi said at the opening of a closed session for the Defense Advisor / Attaché Conference organized by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Abuja on Monday. He said the attacks by Boko Haram and ISWAP in the northeast and bandits and shepherds / militias in the northwest and center pose a serious threat to Nigeria.


According to him, the states of the south- south region are plagued by illegal oil shipments, piracy and militancy, while the south- east is being challenged by the secessionist activities of the IPOB. He added that the southwest region is also subject to secession, fueled by ethnic agitators and occasional tensions between shepherds and farmers. Magashi called for law enforcement agencies to work together to ” find innovative ways to identify and address these challenges” .


The minister said this was necessary to ” create an atmosphere conducive to economic activity to flourish and attract foreign direct investment” .

Also, the former boss of pensioners have been jailed for six years over corruption. The former head of the now defunct Pension Reform Task Force (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has been found guilty of money laundering.


At a meeting of the federal court in Abuja today, monday, it was found that Maina had stolen more than 2 billion naira from pensioners. He said most of the victims ” died without reaping the fruits of their labor” .


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