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Gov. Buni, Senate President Commiserate With Victims of Flooding in Yobe

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Gov. Buni, Senate president Commiserate with Victims of Flooding in Yobe

Daily Hint Damaturu 27/8/2029

His Excellency, Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state & The president of the Senate Dr. Ahmed Lawan, have expressed their sympathies with victims of flooding in Bade Local Government and ten other local government areas of the state.

During a visit to Chumbusko Village on the entrance to Tagali Village, one of the worst affected areas to commiserate with the flood victims, Governor Buni directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide prompt assistance to the victims within 24 hours.

Already, the SEMA Executive Secretary, Dr. Muhammad Goje, who said that up to 4000 households in 13 local government areas of the state have been affected by flooding, has revealed that 2000 households have so far been reached with bundles of roofing sheets, blankets, carpentry woods and nails, mats and mosquito nets, kettles, buckets, bags of rice, cooking oil, children wears and toiletries.

In keeping with the directive of the governor, more will be done to reach more of the flood victims, he said.

In his speech, Governor Buni urged the people to consider the disaster as a test from Almighty God “for whom thanks must be given at every situation”. He also urged them to continue to pray for the Almighty to bless the rainy season and make it very productive for the people.

H.E Governor Buni assured the people of Tagali and surrounding villages that an asphalted road will be built in the area to make it motorable and accessible so that people would be able to move in and out easily.

The Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan thanked Governor Buni for the prompt response to the flooding in the area, saying “we are confident in your leadership and your empathy for the people”.

Dr. Ahmad Lawan observed that siltation on the Kumadugu-Yobe River may have caused the river to overflow periodically, especially during heavy rains.

He promised that he will liaise with the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to ensure that the dredging of the Kumadugu-Yobe River, which was stopped at 50 percent from July last year, is carried on and completed.

The Senate President also pledged a cash donation of N10 million to help the victims cope with the disaster.

The Emir of Bade Alhaji Abubakar Umar Suleiman, who also spoke during the visit by the Senate President and Governor Buni, appealed to the Federal Government through the senate president to continue with the dredging of the river to save the area from further flooding.

 

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Buratai Inspects Project At Army Camp Ngamdu

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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”

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Again ISWAP/Boko Haram Kidnapped Site Engineer, A Carpenter along Maiduguri, Damasak Road

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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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Nigeria Army Mourns its Commander death as a result of Boko haram ambush

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Nigerian Army mourns its commander death as a result of Boko Haram ambush

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army and the Operation Lafiya Dole have lost a gallant commander in a Boko Haram ambushed after he led a successful clearance operation again at Boko Haram insurgents along Sabon Gari Wajirako axis in Damboa local government area of Borno state.

The Operation Lafiya Dole in a statement issued by ihe Deputy Director Army Public Relations ( DDAPR), spokesman, Col. Ado Isa said. “Operation LAFIYA DOLE wishes to intimate the general public of the demise of one of our gallant and finest war heroes Col DC Bako.”.

” It could be recalled that the professional, gallant senior officer who always led from the front and a patriotic Nigerian, led a patrol to clear Boko Haram Terrorists from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa when his patrol team entered an ambush at about 10 a.m Sunday 20 September 2020. Under his able leadership, the troops cleared the ambush resulting to the killing of scores of terrorists and recovery of weapons and equipment,” the statement added.

The Army said “Sadly however, he was wounded in action and immediately evacuated by the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE to the 7 Division Hospital at Maimalari Cantonment. The late senior officer was recuperating well after successful operation at the hospital, in good spirit and also said his prayers in the early hours of this morning before his sad passing on at the hospital. May Almighty Allah grant his soul eternal rest. Ameen. “

While comesurating with the bereaved family, the troops of the Operation Lafiya dole,, the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai on behalf of himself, gallant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and indeed well meaning Nigerians expressed heartfelt condolences to his esteemed family..

“We are most grateful for his contributions and sacrifices to the mother land. May God grant eternal rest to the gentle soul of Col DC Bako and the souls of all Nigerian Army officers and soldiers who paid the supreme prize in the defence of our father land,” General Buratai quoted to have said.

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