Date: December 30, 2018
Category: Security
Author: factscheck
Skills: Ongoing
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This age long problems that have claimed thousands of lives before 2015 have been receiving special attention despite some unfortunate deaths that still occurred after 2015.

  • Establishment of a 10-person Special Committee set up by the National Economic Council in January 2018 and headed by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to find a lasting solution to the problem.
  • Deployment of a Joint Military Intervention Force (JMIF), in Kanfanin Doka Village, Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State.
  • Establishment of a new Area Command and two additional Divisional Police Headquarters in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
  • Establishment by Nigerian Air Force of Quick Response Wings (QRW) in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States, and a Quick Response Group in Gusau, Zamfara State.NAF Special Forces have been deployed to all of these locations A NAF Forward Operating Base (FOB)will shortly be established in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State.
  • New Mobile Squadron in Takum, Taraba State established by Nigeria Police Force.
  • Nigerian Air Force has in last three years acquired/purchased 18 new aircrafts and reactivated 13 previously unserviceable ones.
  • Nigeria successfully paid on schedule for the Tucano Fighter Jets to be delivered in 2019/2020 after being denied access to the fighter jets during the last administration.
  • Six successful military operations and exercises across the country.
  • As a result of major arrests of leaders and operatives of crime syndicates across the country, (including the notorious Evans), kidnappings have drastically reduced.