Politicians funding bandits, others — Air Force boss
Daily Hint 31/7/2018
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has disclosed that bandits attacking Zamfara State and others are being funded by politicians.
He spoke in Bauchi weekend while commissioning Small Arms Shooting Range and personnel quarters at the Air Force Base.
￼“Some of these groups are being funded, supported and encouraged by certain unpatriotic Nigerians for self-centered political interests,” he said.
He said air operations in Zamfara and other places were being carefully organized, adding that personnel and assets would soon be deployed to support “Operation Sharan Daji”.
He said the NAF had deployed about 1,000 special forces and supported other security agencies against threats.
The Chief of Air Staff said 12 super aircraft were also expected to arrive from the United States.
Governor Mohammed Abubakar said the Bauchi said his administration was planning to hand over Lame Bura Forest to the Air force to establish an air range for its fighter aircraft pilots.
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Nigerian Army General Court Martial Dismisses and Sentenced a Soldier to 5 Years Imprisonment For Defiling 13 year Old Girl
Nigerian Army General Court Martial dismisses and sentences a soldier to 5 years imprisonment for defiling 13 year old girl
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army General Court Marital has dismissed and sentenced, Corporal Aliyu Yakubu to 5 years imprisonment for defiling and assaulting a 13 years old teenager, Inna Fatima Modu of Gomari ward of Bama, town of Bama local area of Borno state, who is now 15 year.
The accused person Corporal Aliyu Yakubu who spent 11 years in service was arraigned before the 7 Division General Court Martial on 13 July , 2020 for two court charges of defiling and assault .
The accused, Corporal Aliyu Yakubu was said to have on 1st July, 2018 in the early morning saw a 13 year old Inna Modu who was coming back from her sister’s house and dragged her to an uncompleted building near Bama Prison where he beat her and forcefully had canal knowledge of her, while she was shouting, he removed her veil and cover her mouth, smashed her head to wall and hit her head with broken blocks untill she became unconscious.
While delivering his judgement at the Officers Mess of Maimlari cantonment, Maiduguri on Wednesday, the President of court, Brigadier General, Arikpo Ekubi said ” this General court Martial is hereby sentenced you, Corporal Aliyu Yakubu with service Ba)2009/63/263 as follows,, court 1;, 5 years imprisonment, court 2 dismissal from service .This sentenced is subject confirmation of higher military authority. This case is hereby closed.”
” This court has found your action as betrayal to the trust and confidence entrust on you by the Nigerian Atmy to ensure dignity and respect of those you are emoloyed to protect. by defilling and assaulting her. Your action is capable of denting the image of Nigerian Army, he added.
Earlier in his summary at the court, the Judge Advocate, Captain Aminu Mairuwa said ” Corporal Aliyu Yakubu with service NA)2009/63/263 was arraigned before this honourable Court on 13 July 2929 for defiling and assaulting a 13 year old girl of Gomari area of Bana town on 1st July 2918″.
” The accused denied the two court charges arguing that on the said date he was in Maiduguri on a referral treatment to the Army Hospital Maiduguri and that he was referred in 30th, June 2018 as he went to the motor park to and wait for a vehicle but could not get a vehicle and had to wait for the next day to travel and was able to see a doctor on 2nd July, 2018, After examination and cross examination by both defense and prosecuting counsels he was found guilty of the charges”,he said.
The defense counsel, Barrister, Babagana Zannah while pleading with the court asked the court to consider the 11 year service to the Army, his family background and as first offender temper justice with mercy.
He said “right from the beginning of trail, my client denied the charges. We are going to appeal the case’.
Buratai Inspects Project At Army Camp Ngamdu
Buratai inspects project at Army Camp Ngamdu.
By Baba Saleh Damaturu
The Chief of Army Staff
Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai has Saturday inspected ongoing projects and facilities at Ngamdu army super camp.
Buratai said the visit was part of his continuation operational tour to the north east theater of Operation.
The Army chief was at Ngamdu today the 26 of September 2020, where he inspected ongoing construction and renovation projects as well as facilities in the camp.
He equally used the opportunity to assess the overall operational readiness of the camp.
“The Chief of Army staff was accompanied by the Chief of Training and Operations Army Maj Gen Nuhu Angbazo, the Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maj Gen Faruk Yahaiya, Chief of Military Intelligence Maj Gen SA Adebayo, Acting Provost Marshall Army Brig Gen Hussain Ahmed and Commander Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE Brig Gen OO Oluyede among other senior army officers”
Again ISWAP/Boko Haram Kidnapped Site Engineer, A Carpenter along Maiduguri, Damasak Road
Again ISWAP,/Boko Haram kidnapped site Engineer, A Carpenter along Maiduguri, Damasak Road
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
Again, members of the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP), Boko Haram fighters have again abducted two workers along Maiduguri-Damasak road, on their way to Damasak to construct shelter for the Nigerian refugees returning from Diffa province in Niger Republic back to their ancestral homes.
The two abductees in a separate video clips released by the insurgents, appealed to the Borno state Governor, Professor, Babagana Zulum and the state Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR), Engineer, Mustapha Gubio to come to their rescue.
“My name is lawan modu karsami
I worked with Nganzai LGA, I am a project Engineer attached to construction site of Shelter in Damasak, the project for Nigerian refugees returning back to Damasak. We were captured by the Khailafa army and we are now in hostage with them”, Modu Karsami said.
He appealed to the commissioner for RRR, Engr Mustapha Gubio and Governor Babagana Umara Zulum to cometheir rescue
Also speaking Ibrahim Musa while appealing to the government to come to his rescue said ” I am Ibrahim Musa a carpenter, we were captured by the Army of Khaliffa along Maiduguri-Damasak road on our way to Damasak to construct a shelter to the returning IDPs. “
” I appeal to the Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum and the commissioner of RRR to come to our rescue”, he added.
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