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Take the fight to Boko Haram enclave, theatre commander, tells newly promoted Generals

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Take the fight to Boko Haram enclave, Theatre Commander, tells newly promoted generals

By Madu Mohammed ,Maiduguri

The theatre commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi has urged the newly decorated officers from the rank of colonel to Brigadier General to take fight to the Boko Haram terrorists enclaved in their Areas of Responsibility’.( AOR)

General Adeniyi tasked them to be humble and show empathy to soldiers, society and all Nigerians in discharging their duties.

The theatre commander who made the advised during the decoration of 13 newly promoted Brigadier Generals which held at the Maimalari Contonment Maiduguri on Tuesday said “when I assumed office I promised to take the fight to the Boko Haram. I therefore, urge you to take the fight to the Boko Haram in your Area of Responsibility (AOR). You are previlaged to attained the rank of General, you should put more efforts in taking the fight to the insurgents, so that they be forced to dialogue “, .

He saud “as newly promoted Brigadier Generals, you have join the club of Generals, I want you you to fear God in your dealing with your soldiers, society Nigeria and Nigerians.”

He also advised those who missed thus years promotion to take faith in God and that they would be promoted at God appointed time, .

General Adeniyi said ” I also urge our wives to continue to keep the home front and also pray for our victory over Boko Haram, so that we will go back home”.

Earlier speaking at the occasion, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Abdul Ibrahim said ” I welcome the newly promoted officers to the club of General. It is a great honour that the country has done to you.To whom much is given much is also expected. If you are task to go and occupy a territory, you should do so. As Nigerian Army will no longer tolerate you as a General “.

“I urge you to make those working under you to put more efforts in the fight against Boko Haram, so that we will completely wipe out the insurgency in the Northeast and the country at large and go back home”, he added.

Speaking on behalf of the newly promoted Generals, the Chief of Staff 7 Divisiin, Brigadier General Ifaanyi Otu saud ” we have taken all the advises given to us and we will do our best to see that Northeast and Nigeria in general is secured.”

He thsnked Almighty God for sparing their lives and making their promotion possible, President Muhsmmadu Buhari, Chief of Army Staff, Theatre Commander and the GOC for their mentoring and making their promotions a reality..

 

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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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