Nigerian military hands over 983 cleared Boko Haram suspects to Borno government
By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri
The Nigerian Military under Operation Lafiya Dole has handed over 983 ckeread Suspected Boko Haram members to the Borno state government for onward rehabilitation and reintegration back to the society.
While handing over the cleared suspected Boko Haram members to the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum at the Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri on Wednesday, the theatre Commander, Major General.Olusegun Adeniyi said ” today’s ceremony is significant not only to the people of Borno state but a step forward in our moves to defeat Boko Haram insurgency and restoration of peace in the Northeast”.
He said ” these 983 cleared Boko Haram suspects, have undergone joint interogation and clearing process and when found to be free from.Boko Haram activities will.be release, Among them 983 were male, while 5 female. We are handing over them to the Borno state government for rehabilitation and onward reintegration back to their communities”
* The Operation Lafiya Dole is ready at any time of the day to receive any repentant Boko Haram terrorist that is ready to disarmed. Let Shekau and Al Barnawi die alone, their dream of having caliphate will never be actualize,” he said.
” I want to assure the government and the people of Borno state that the military will continue to carry out it’s mandate without inflicting harm on any innocent on anybody. The Operation Lafiya Dole is always ready to release those in it’s detention, when found free from insurgents activities “, he added
General Adeniyi said ” I urge the Borno state government to initiate a rehabilitation programme for them, where they will be train in different skills, such as carpentry, tailoring, welding among other threads, so that they will be good members of the society, as they go back to their families.
” The Operation Lafiya Dole is always ready to receive surrendered and repentant Boko Haran insurgents. So that peace will be restored back to region. For those that are still in.detention you will still undergo same process and if found that you have nothing to do with Boko Haram you will be cleared and release”, the Theater Commander added.
Also speaking, the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum said ” I want to appreciate the military, police, NSCDC,, other sister security agencies, CJTF Hunters, and vigilantes
for your sacrifices and tireless efforts to ensure peace is restored back to the Northeast..
” Today’s ocassion is significant , because it will pave way for ending Boko Haram insurgency, those willing to surrender and dialogue with government, should do so., government is ready to dialogue with then. I urge the theater commander to continue to clear and release more of those not found guilty, he added.
The governor said “this occasion.signal.the bigining of peace in.Borno state.these 983 released suspects are not members of Boko Haram but suspected Boko Haram which were cleared. . So they should be accepted back to the society. The surrendered Boko Haram are currently receiving deradicalisation and training in Gombe state. “.
.He said ” the Borno state government through the ministry of Women Affairs and Social development will take them to Bulunkutu rehabilitation centers for rehabilitation, where they will be train in different skills. The Born o state government will take good care of them.”.
He explained that the Borno state government through the Federal Government Ooeration Safe Corridor iare ready to dialogue with any member of the insurgents that is ready to surrender.. The government is ever ready to dialogue with members of insurgents..
Speaking on behalf of the released suspected Boko Harsm suspects, name withheld thanked the military for releasing them and Borno state government for accepting them
” the military have been taking good care of us.. We thank the Army in.my my three years in detentuin they have taking good care of us. We thank them
Fuel, Electric hike, don’t take Nigerians for Granted, NANS tells FG
Fuel, Electricity hike, don’t take Nigerians for granted, NANS tells FG
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called in the federal government not to take Nigerians for granted as they protest the recent hike in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularity known as petrol and electricity tariff.
The NANs in a protests led by the zonal Coordinator of NANS Zone “C” Comrade Suleiman Muhammad Sarki in Maiduguri on Monday were at the NUJ Press Centre, holding placards with several inscriptions such as, ‘Government should not be sadistic and thinks less of its citizens”, The dead is dying again, ” Increase of fuel price is too daring,”among others and singing all kind of solidarity songs against what they described the hike as the highly erroneous action of government against citizens at the time the world is recovering from COVID 19.
Comrade Sarki said ” We call on government to stop pushing Nigerians to wall. This is too daring; stop killing the dead. The country and indeed the whole world are facing serious problem right now due to covid19 pandemic, such mistaken decision is just as adding salt to injury.”
“Instead of dealing with insecurity, we are taking actions that will further heighten insecurity. The hike in petrol pump price will lead to hikes in price of goods and services.”, The NANS added.
The Association therefore condemn the increase in petrol price and electricity tarrif by federal government and call for the immediate reversal.
” We are not out of COVID 19, a lot of citizens are loosing their jobs, people are getting poorer and more responsibility, school closure, young people are roaming the streets unemployed, therefore fuel hike at this time is shocking”, the NANs further stressed
Comrade Sarki said Nigerians have gave this administration under President Bihari so many excuses than any other government in the history of Nigeria and therefore, called on the Federal government not to take Nigerians for granted.
Set up Independent Panel to investigate Alleged Commercialization Counter Insurgency War – Group Tells FG
Set up independent
Panel to investigate alleged comeilaluzation counter insurgency war – group tells FG
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
A group called Borno Emirate Concerned Citizens Forum (BECCF) has appealed to the Federal Government to constitute an independent investigation panel to investigate the alleged commercialization of war against insurgency in the Northeast.
The group at a press briefing held at the NUJ Press Centre, Maiduguri yesterday and led by it’s Chairman, Zannah Hassan Boguma the group called on the Federal Government to constitute an independent investigative panel to investigate the commercialization of the war against insurgency in the Northeast.
The group said ” regarding the commercialization of the war against the terrirists, the Forum holds similar view with the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum. Because, once the fundermentals behind the formation of this Forum is a report by the district head of Baga that some miscreant among the security forces are engaged in all sort of bussiness, including farming and fishing business in the fringes of Lake Chad’.
“We strongly condemn and urge the Nigerian government to bring those responsible for the horrific crime to justice,” Boguma stressed.
“The recent developments in the state including abduction of innocent people, attacked on Governor’s Motorrcade, terrorising innocent people and shedding blood, constitutes a form of Injustice can never be tolerated by all well meaning individuals in the state , which viewed them as gross crime and sinful acts which undermining the peaceful circumstance of the people of Borno state”, Boguma added.
The group urged the people of Borno state to unite against those terrorising them and those who.permits the killing of non.contants without justification stressing that Islam has declared the spilling of blood and the destruction of.property as obsolute prohibition until the Day of Judgement.
” We urge all well meaning individuals and groups to desists from the culture of silence to denounce the terrorists act and their sponsors by revealing thieir secrets and exposing their lies. We believed that the conservative nature of our people has seriously made enemies within and outside to take chance to create havoc on our society, the group stressed.
The group further said ” the Armed Forces should take cue their counterparts in Tchad Republic. If the President of Tchad, Idriss Debby Itno and his soldiers cleared and annihilated Boko Haram Terrorists in 8 days in their territory Why is it taking Over 10 years (not ten days ) for the Nigerian Armed Forces?, Therefore, we suggest that the Chief of Army Staff Lt General Tukur Buratai should lead the war and fish out the terrorists”.
We are going to work with you to defeat our common enemy – Diffa Governor Assures Borno Governor
We are going to work with you to defeat our common enemy – Diffa Governor assures Borno Governor
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Niger authorities have assured Nigerian government that their country is going to work together with the Nigerian government to defeat Boko.Haram insurgents.
About 50 members of delegation of the government of Niger Republic were in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital to strengthen the diplomatic ties between the government and people of Borno state and their country and discuss security issues.
The delegation which was led by the Governor of Diffa province, Alhaji Isa Lamin has two deputy governors, prefes and traditional rulers discussed on security, security and humanitarian issues.
The Governor of Diffa, Alhaji Isa Lamin who led the delagation on a courtesy call to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state at the Government House, Maiduguri on Friday aassured that ” we are going to work together to defeat our common enemy, Boko Haram. Insurgency through collaboration and intelligence sharing. We hope and pray very soon we will defeat.our enemies and enjoy peace.”
The Governor of Diffa said ” we have been following what you have been doing with keen interest and we are happy with what you are doing. We are here to support and encourage you to do more”.
” This visit it a brotherhy visit, as people of Borno and Diffa shares common culture and religion. We were just seperated by artificial border. Your Excellency was in Diffa the other time that was why we say we must reciprocate the visit and strengthen our diplomatic ties”, Gov. Lamin said .
Responding, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state, said ” I want to appreciate the people and Government of Niger Republic despite your meagre resources you have catering for our Refugees taking Refuge in Diffa we are most greatful . The government of Borno state will do everything possible to support you”
” I want to assure you that the Borno state delegation will attend the festival you are organizing this year in December. I also want to assure you that we will complete the building we are constructing in Diffa before the occasion, he added.
He said ” Borno state and Diffa province are the same because we share both culture and religion and we had inter marriages. I am happy for the visit and assure you we will continue to strengthen our relationships”.
The Governor said the Borno state government is going to interface and discuss with the Nigerian Government on how best to relocate the state refugees from Diffa to Mallam fatori.
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