A MEMBER of the House of Representatives, Zakariya Dauda Nyampa, has advocated for the enlistment of fresh graduates into the Nigeria army in place of the mandatory one-year National Youth Services Corps (NYSC) scheme.
The lawmaker who represents Michika/Madagali constituency of Adamawa state made the recommendation at a virtual meeting organized by a non-governmental organisation
According to reports, Nyampa said the military service should replace the mandatory one-year National Youth Services Corps (NYSC), adding that graduates who do not have the interest to serve as military personnel should be allowed to venture into other endeavours after the mandatory one-year training and service in the Nigerian army.
Meanwhile, lots of lives were saved and some herds of cattle recovered in Kaduna on Sunday, June 21, as the operatives of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) thwarted an attack by armed bandits along the Kwauya Tsamiya village.
This was disclosed in a statement released on Monday, June 22, by the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations at the Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche.
Reporting the attack repelled by the personnel of the 404 Force Protection Group (404 FPG), NAF Base Kaduna, Enenche explained that the bandits had raided the Fulani settlements and seized some herds of cattle at gun point.
A Rapid Response Force (RRF) team supported by NAF special forces and local vigilantes was In another report, a security expert and public affairs commentator, Terrence Kuanum, has attributed the incessant cases of violence and bandit attacks in parts of northern Nigeria to the activities of failed politicians. Ize-Iyamu betrayed us as consensus candidate
Reacting to the development, Ogiemwonyi Kuanum said these politicians are only focused on painting the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in a bad light.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Sunday, June 21, Kuanum said information available to him indicates that most of the cases of violence and banditry in northern Nigeria are politically motivated. He said these criminal activities are sponsored by those who contested and lost against the ruling party in recent elections.