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Operation lafiya Dole inaugurates 2 court Marshal to discipline 20 personnels for negligence, cowardice, lackadaisical activities

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OPRRATION LAFIYA DOLE INNUGURATES 2 COURT MARTIALS TO DISCIPLINE 20 PERSONNEL’S FOR NEGLIGENCE, COWARDNESS, LACKADAISICSL ACTIVITIES

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

In other enforce desciplime within the theater, the Theater Command Operation Lafiya Dole has inaugurated two special Court Martials to trail 6 officers and 14 ither ranks who were found wanting in discharging their duties.

Inaugurating the courts at the Maimakari Containment on Friday, the theater Commander Operation Lafiya File Major General, Olusegun Adeniyi said “It I’s worrisome to observe the increasing cases of negligence, lackadaisical and cowardly activities of many of our personnel during Boko Haram terrorists offensive actions across the theater today. These unprofessional and disgraceful habits have led to the death of many of our gallant colleagues and these attitudes must not be allowed to continue, if we must retain our national prude”.

The theater commanef said ” the reason for the two doecusl Court Martial was to fast track the trail of the accused, as justice delayed is justice denied.

General Adeniyi said ” breaches of military discipline must be dealt with sppedly and frequently punished more severely than would be the case if civilian is engaged in such a conduct. Be that as it may, the military has its code of service Discipline to allow it meet it’s parculier disciplinary needs, therefore recourse to the ordinary criminal court would as a general rule , be inadequate to serve the disciplinary needs of the military”.

” As we all know the Court martial trail is a regimental and judicial exercise that may review, reduce or remove the right and previlages of any convicted service personnel. It is unique to the military and a tributary of criminal trail that flows in the sea of Nigerian criminal justices system”, the theater Commander added.

He therefore stressed that conduct of military trails under Armed Forces is to allow the Armed forces to deal with matters that pertains directly to the discipline, efficiency, morale of the military, adding that the safety and well being of Nigerians depends considerably on the willingness and readiness of of a force of men and women to defend against threats.

General Adeniyi further said that ” To maintain the Armed Forces in a state of readiness, the military must be in a position to enforce internal discipline effectively and efficiently. “.

While assuring the accused of fair hearing. The theater Command said ” May I conclude by the remarks of Late Justices Oputa of blessed memory that justice is not one way traffic, it is not for the accused only. Justice Justice is not even only two way traffic, it is really three way traffic, Justice for accused of heinous crime of murder justice for the victim. Whose blood is crying out for vengeance and finnsly justice for the society at large.”

 

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Labour suspends strike, as FG halts electricity hike for 2 weeks

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Labour suspends strike, as FG halts electricity hike for 2 weeks

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As a result of marathon meeting held and agreement reached between the federal government and the organised representatives of labour unions, the organised labour has suspended the nationwide strike action and protests billed to start today.
The meeting, which started at about 8:30 pm on Sunday and spilled over till Monday morning had Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo; Minister of State for Power, Godwin Jeddy-Agba and Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of the NNPC.
READ ALSO: Governors, labour meet to avert mass action
A communiqué, read by the minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, after the meeting, disclosed that government agreed to suspend electricity tariff hike for two weeks pending when a committee set up would examine the justifications for the new policy in view of the need for the validation of the basis for the new cost-reflective tariff as a result of the conflicting information from the fields which appeared different from the data presented to justify the new policy by NERC.
He, however, noted that total deregulation in the downstream sector remains, adding that palliatives would be offered to Nigerian workers to cushion the effects of burden.

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Baga ambush; ISWAP/Boko Haram Killed 8 Policemen, 3 CJTF Members Killed, 13 Others Injured

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Baga ambush; ISWAP/Boko Haram killed 8 policemen, 3 CJTF members killed, 13 others injured.

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Members of the Islamic State of West African Province ( ISWAP),/ Boko Haram terrorist have killed eight policemen, 3 soldiers 3,members of Civilian Joint Tasks Force (CJTF), while 13 others injured in an ambushed near Cross kauwa few kilometers away from the Famous Baga fish town.

The Borno state Police command while confirming the incident, in a statement issued by ithe commands Public Relations Officer (PPRO),, DSP Edet Okon said ‘On 25th September, 2020 at about 12PM, the security convoy who were heading to Baga in respect of Government’s effort to relocate indigenes of Baga to their ancestral home came under heavy gun attack by Armed Men suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists a few Kilometers from Cross Kauwa. The security convoy returned fire and successfully repelled the attack.”

The statement said ” in the ensuing gun fight however, casualties were recorded on both sides. Unfortunately, eight (8) Policemen and three (3) members of the Civilian Joint Task Force paid the supreme price. Thirteen (13) other persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to Hospital for treatment.”

The statement however, stated that the Commissioner of Police, Borno state Command CP Bello Makwashi assures members of the public that the Nigeria Police is determined to carry out its constitutional mandate of protecting lives and properties and will not relent in providing the needed security for the good citizens of Borno State at all times.

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Again, Boko haram ambushes Borno Government officials convoy near Baga

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Again, Boko Haram ambushes Borno government officials convoy near Baga

By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri

Again members of the Boko Haram insurgents have ambushed the convoy of the Borno state government officials on their way to Baga along Monguno Baga road, in preparatory for today Saturday 26th September, 2020 resettlements

“Five policemen, 3 soldiers and 6 members of the Civilian Joint Task force (CJTF) were said to been killed, while
several others were injured in the ambushed”, a security source who does not want his name in print said.

The government officials were on their way to Baga for the official resettlement of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS), who were scheduled to return to Baga today Saturday , 26th September, 2020 by the governor himself.

The Boko Haram insurgents were said to have ambushed the government official convoy including some returnees IDPs few kilometers way from Multi National Joint Task Force ( MNJTF) check point near Baga..

The insurgents were said to have fired several shots at the convoy, injuring the security operatives some of the IDPs and other travellers on the convoy. It was not clear whether if the insurgents killed or injured any of the returning IDPs.

It could be recalled that the Borno state governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum had recently inaugurated a committee for the resetlement of IDPs from Maiduguri and Monguno back to Baga, a town business community about 158 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capitol

At the time of filing this report no official statement from the Borno state government or the military.

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