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Alleged fraud : Maiduguri Court Grant Aisha Wakil aka (Mama Boko Haram) Bail

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Alleged Fraud : Maiduguri Court grant Aisha Wakil aka (Mama Boko Haram) Bail

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri.

The Maiduguri High Court has granted bail to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Complete Care and Aid Foundation CCAF, Barr. Aisha Wakil, popularly known as (Mama Boko Haram) and three others for alleged defraud two companies the sum of 62 million naira.

The Economic Financial and Crime Commission (EFCC) arraigned the accused persons, Barrister Aisha Wakil over four on counts charges of cheating, dishonest induced and intent to defraud.

The court in its sitting presided by Justice Aisha Kumalia granted bail for N30 million naira,warning that failure of accused persons to appear before the ciurt will lead to revoke of the bail.

Justice Kumaliya granted bail to Aisha (Mama Boko Haram) in the sum of N30m with two sureties in like sum.

The accused persons include the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Complete Care and Aid Foundation CCAF, Barr. Aisha Wakil, CountyManager CCAF, Prince Lawal Shoyede, Programme Manager Tahiru Saidu Daura and current Programme Manager Kassim Musa Maiduguri and three others .

 

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Desist from selling and buying foodstuffs to Insurgents or face the full wrath of the law, General Ibrahim warns marketers

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Desist from selling or buying foodstuffs to insurgents. Or face the full wrath of the law, General Ibrahim warns marketers

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army has warned the general public, more especially unpatriotic marketers in the Baga road market to desist from selling or buying foodstuff to or from Boko Haram insurgents.

Speaking in an intervirw with newsmen duting a sanitation¬† exercise to mark the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL), where the troops of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army embarked on sanitation exercise to clean up some streets in Maiduguri. The GOC said “We have been fighting Boko Haram and we have been having success but along the line, we found out that some unpatriotic elements within the society are supporting the Boko Harsm by carrying foodstuffs to them.I just warn the marketers that they should desist, anybody found want will be force to faced the full wrath of the law”

He urged the marketer’s to always assist the military with useful information that will lead to arrest of Boko Haram members, as the insurgents usually come to the market to buy or sell foodstuff to the insurgents

‘ We thank you for participating with us in the sanitation exercise. I urge you to always cooperate with us by giving us useful information, we know the insurgent’s have been coming to this market to buy or sell foodstuff.. You should just inform the members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) whenever you see them or their collaborators.We should join hands to end this insurgency”, General Ibrahim solicited..

“What you are seen here today is our non kinetics method of counter insurgency and also to promote military Civil cooperation. That is why we came out to organised this clean up. Baga road market is one of the important market.. It is on the road to our headquarters, we feel necessary to contribute to the society.” General Ibrahim stressed.

He said “”tomorrow We are also going to have palliative distribution and medical outreach in Ngomari Costin area of Maiduguri metropolis.The Army is not all about sat”.

He commended the residents of the area for coming out enmasss to participate in theis sanitation exercise and urged them to continue to work with the military to make the society better.

 

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Insurgency; NEDC Presents 120 operational Vehicles to Armed Forces, Police, DSS, Others to Boost their Operations in the Northeast

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Insurgency, NEDC presents 120 operational vehicles to Armed Forces, Police, DSS. Others to boost their operations in the Northeast

By Madu Mohammed. Maiduguri

The North East Development Commission has presented 120 operational security vehicles, 18 ambulances to the Nigerian military and other security Operatives to boost their operations in the ongoing counter insurgency, as well as hospital.equipment to federal tertiary institutions in the Northeast.

Presenting the donations at ,an official launcing/handing Operational security vehicles to the Armed Forces, as well as handng over of ambulances/ medical equipment to FederalMedical instructions/medical centres in the Northeast region held at the Multipurpose Hall of the Government House. Maiduguri, on Thursday, the Managing Director of the NEDC Alhaji Goni Alkali said ” Army 10 Toyota Buffalo, 15 Toyota Pick up vehicles, 5 ambulances, Airfirce 25 Toyota pick up Vehicles 5 ambulances, Navy 10 puck up vehicles, police 30 pick up vehicles, DSS 10 puck up vehicles, NSCDC 10 pick up vehicles”.

While speaking at the occassion, the minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Developments. Hajiya Safiya Umar Faruq has said that destruction caused by over a decade of Boko Haram insurgency has cost the Northeast over 9.2 billion dollars.

” To achieved lasting peace there is need to take further step in Recovery and development of the region. The rebuilding of the region will cost over 9 billion dollars to achieve that we need collaborative efforts of all security operatives In the region and other stakeholders. The step taking by the NEDC to equipped the security operatives is commendable”, Hajiya Faruq added.

She said ” the success recorded by our security operatives need to be sustained. This is because the confidence of the people of the region boosted.and the donation of ambulances to our health institutions is also a step in the right direction

In his remarks, the Senate President, Sen. Ahmed Lawan said the budget of 18 billion allocated to NEDC in 2020 budget by the executive is grossly inadequate and appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to increase it.

The Senate President represented by Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume said ” the NEDC in the 2019 budget was allocated N38 billion, while the budget of N18 billion allocated to it in 2020 budget is crossly inadequate. We want to appeal to you ( minister of humanitarian Affairs) to take this message to President Buhari . we know the president has passionate and concerned to the plight of the Northeast”.

Senator Lawan also urged the Managing Director of the NEDC to collaborate with the state governors in the Northeast to develop the region and also appealed to the NEDC to pay the allowances of the members of the Civilian Joint Task force, hunters and vigilantees to reduced the burden on the state government of the six states in the region, as their budget cannot fund it ”

” I also want to spoeal to the ministry of humanitarian affairs to grant soecisl consideration to citizens of the Northeast in the N power scheme and the military to recruit the members of the CJTF into the military to hold ground ” Lawan added.

Also delivering his speech ,the Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum said the creation of the NEDC is one of the important tool in the fight against insurgency, stressing that the commission is not only providing humanitarian interventions but provide non kinetic force in the fight against insurgency. .

“Despite the recent renewed attack on our people, the Northeast is better than what it was before the coming of present administration of President Buhari, as 22 out of the 27 local government areas of the state were under insurgent’s control.”, Governor Zulum stressed.

He thanked the federal government and NEDC in.particular for the donation and assured that the governors of the six states in the region will continue to work with and support the military in the fight against insurgency and as well work with NEDC to develop the region.

Also speaking, the National Security Adviser General Babagana Monguno (rtd) said that “the resurgence of terrorists activities in the Northeast after several years of relative peace has put the military and other security outfits in the region in difficult situation for many reasons, and any assistance from any quarters of the Nigerian state. Such as what the Northeast Development Commission has embarked on today is welcome.”

” The promotion of stability in relations between the military and the civil populace in the Northeast is part of the mandate of the NEDC By demostrating confidence in the Armed forces and other security outfits through providing multi dimensional support to their efforts, in addition the commission’s collaboration with the office of the NSA in delivering the Deradicauatiin Rehabilitation and Reintegration Action plan. The NEDC is accelerating the pace for achieving peace in the region., without which it cannot implement the major part of the mandate for which it was established ” he added.

He said ” the significant of today’s event, therefore, must not be lost on us, amid all the speeches and protocol etc. The NEDC has demonstrated concern for the plight of all security Agencies and. I understand that even the tertiary health institutions in the region have not been left behind but the commission is doing is really for itself. The commission is boosting the capacity of stakeholders in the security and health sectors of the Northeast to.enable it implement its mandate”.

In his welcome address, the Managing Director of the NEDC, Alhaji Goni Alkali said ” the commission was established by President Buhari to fast track the development of the Northeast region following the devastation by the Boko Haram insurgency.”

“The function of the NEDC traverse Humanitarian Affairs, peace building, human capital Development, Early recovery and long term socio economic development, as well as coordination of interventions across the six state of the Northeast Region. Among the diverse function of the commission is coordination of Civil- military confidence building and stabilization measures and also activities that lie within the Civil-militaty interface, especially before,during and after Military and security operations”, the MD NEDC stated “.

LThe commission donated 120 operational vehicles to the Nigerian Army, Air force, Navy, Police, NSCDC to boost their efforts.in the fight against insurgency in the northeast as well as 18 ambulances, hospital beds and other equipment to the.8 Federal health institutions across the region for fight against Covid 19 and building materials to the victims of Auno attack.

While delivering his remarks,the Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum said the creation of the NEDC is one of the important tool in the fight against insurgency, stressing that the commission is not only providing humanitarian interventions but provide non kinetic force in the fight against insurgency. .

“Despite the recent renewed attack on our people, the Northeast is better than what it was before the coming of present administration of President Buhari, as 22 put the 27 local government areas of the state were under insurgent’s control.”, Governor Zulum stressed.

He thanked the federal government and NEDC in.particular for the donation and assured that the governors of the six states in the region will continue to work with and support the military in the fight against insurgency and as well work with NEDC to develop the region.

 

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Gubio attack; National Assembly Delegation Visits Maiduguri Promised to Work With Executive to End Insecurity

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Gubio attack, National Assembly delegation visits Maiduguri, promised to work with executive to end insecucrity

ByMadu Mohammed Mauduguri.

The leadership of the Natioonal Assembly has to work with the executive Arm of government to end the sge long Boko Haram insurgebcy Arned banditry and other criminal activities.

The Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi who led a seven-man Senate high powered delegation to Governent House, Maiduguri on Monday said they are in the state to commiserate with the government and people of Borno state over recent renewed attacks in the state.

He said “We will leave no stone unturned to make sure we support the Executive arm and provide the administration with all the necessary resources that are required to secure the nation and rid our people from insurgency and banditry “.

It could be recalled that the Senate last week, set up a high powered delegation under the leadership of the senate leader Yahaya Abdullahi to commiserate with people of Borno following an attack in Gubio local government which claimed over 80 nnocent lives.

The Senate Leader described the resurgence of attacks in the state and other parts of the country as unfortunate.and promised to join hand with executive arm to see to the end of security challenges

He acknowledged the relentless effort and commitment of Governor Babagana Zulum towards restoring lasting peace in the entire state, urged him to continue in that direction.

Repinding, the Borno state Governor Professor Babagana Zulum thanked the senate for identifyng with the giverment and peopke of Borno in this tailing moment .

Governor Zulum also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for stabilising the security situation in the state and north east in general, however observed that for the fight against insurgency to succeed, there is the need for the country to strengthen collaboration with neighbouring countries of Chad, Cameroon and Niger republics.

He also called for the recruitment of Civilian JTF, Hunters and Vigilantes into the military and other security agencies, increase number of troops in the theater and intensify military operations in the fringes of lake Chad and Sambisa forest.

He urged the National Assembly to increase budgetary allocation of the military to enable it effectively prosecute the war on terror.

 

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