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Gov. Zulum laments increasing Boko Haram attack on Askira-Uba, communities

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Gov.Zulum laments increasing Boko Haram attacks on Askira-Uba communities

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has lamented the increasing seria Boko Haraml attacks on towns and villages in Askira Uba local government area of the staye

The governor in a statement issued in Thursday by his Special Adviser on communications and strategy, Malam Isa Gusau, expressed concern over recent attacks by Boko Haram in some towns and villages of Askira-Uba local government area of the state.

The reaction follows Boko Haram’s attack on Chul village this week, after similar attacks on Rumirgo, Lassa, Mussa, Kufa and Gwandam all in Askira-Uba within the last three weeks.

Governor Zulum had raised concerns that whereas the insurgents appeared confined to the shores of the Lake Chad in northern Borno, they have been able to reach other parts of the state.

The statemrnt said: “Governor Babagana Umara Zulum is worried about the recent attacks by Boko Haram in Chul, Rumirgo, Lassa, Mussa, Kufa and Gwandam towns and villages in Askira-Uba local government area of Borno State.

Gusau saud “the Governor shares the pains with victims of these attacks and assured them of his administration’s continued effort in trying to address the security problem.”

“The Governor intends to visit Askira-Uba when he goes to Southern part of the state in the coming days. The Governor assures the affected people of government support and more importantly, his commitment to sustaining support for the military and other security agencies; to continuously mobilize and aggressively equip volunteers under the civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes in all communities,” Gudau added.

In this light, Gusau said the governor has since directed all local government authorities to regularly work with all security stakeholders in their respective councils for consistency review of security challenges and deployment of necessary but lawful measures to safeguard lives and property, being the most important duty of government.

He further said that in addition to taking measures at the state level, Governor Zulum will always accord authorities at the local government levels all the necessary support they require particularly on the security of citizens.

 

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Covid-19; Adamawa Government announces lockdown

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Covid-19: Adamawa Government announces lockdown

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa has announced two weeks lockdown of the state starting Tuesday midnight as part of measures to contain the spread of Convid-19 pandemic.

Fintiri made this known in a statement through his Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou.

Fintiri said the painful decision became necessary to save lives

“The Adamawa State Government has imposed a lockdown throughout the State in an effort to avoid the spread of Corona Virus disease for a period of 14 Days with effect from midnight Tuesday March 31st 2020.

“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri says though painful, the decision is necessary to save lives.

“Inter State travel restriction is also imposed as inter State and international borders with Cameroon are to remain shut during this period.

“The ban also affects tricycle, taxis and bus operators throughout the State.”

Fintiri lamented that the directive to workers on grade levels 1-14 to stay at home issued last was not adhered to in the first instance and therefore Government is left with no option than to impose the lockdown in the overall interest of the people as Covid-19 continues to spread with 111 reported cases in Nigeria so far.

“Social Activities such as Clubbing and Joints are banned, Markets are also hereby restricted, except for those selling food items, Pharmaceuticals, Filling Stations, while Banks are to provide skeletal services”.

The Government however emphasises on the need to ensure basic hygiene practices of hand washing, social distancing and avoiding crowded places.

Fintiri said that the measures were aimed at stemming the spread of a Corona Virus outbreak that has affected the economy, threatened public health care and killed more people than any other disease.

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Covid-19; Gov. Buni inspect Isolation centre

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Covid-19; Gov. Buni inspects Isolation center

By Daily Hint Damaturu

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni,  the executive Governor of Yobe state, today went on inspection tour of one of the Isolation Centres for the COVID-19 emergency treatment unit in the state.

The isolation center is designated and located at the State Special Hospital, also referred to as Sani Abatcha Specialists Hospital Damaturu.

His Excellency, Gov. Buni was taken round the facility by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Lawan Gana who is also the Co-Chair of the State Task Force Team on Corona virus covid-19

 

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Borno Government to ban passengers, vehicular movement into the state from Tuesday 31st 2020

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Borno Government to bans passengers, vehicular movenent into the state from Tuesday 31st March 2020

By Madu Mohammed, . Maiduguri

The Borno state government has announced the banned on passengers and vehicular movement into the state from all entry points of the state from Tuesday, March 31st 2020

Governor Babagana Zulum made the closure of the state in a statement signed by himself said ” all passengers and vehicular movement into the state are banned with effect from Tuesday 31st March. 2020. Except those bringing in food items, medications, fuel and other humanitarian goods”.

Governot Zulum.said the closure will last for two weeks in the first instance,

The verification exercise of the local government staff is hereby suspended for the next two weeks. All shops and organised business areas to provide hand washing stations and temperature monitoring and promote social distance
advises financial institutions and shops to provide hand sanitizers and temperature checking equipment at all operational points and maintain social distancing in crowded areas.,” the governor added.

The statement further directs civil servants from grade levels one to twelve to work from home, except those on essential services.and also suspends the ongoing verification exercise of pensioners in the state.

Prof. Zulum said ” all civil servants from.grade level 1 to 12 to work ftom home, except those on essential services such as health workers, water and borehole operators. Fire service. Security etc”

As from Tuesday 31st March, 2020 all banks operating in Maiduguri and organisation using biometric attendance equipment must provide hand washing stations and hand sanitizers at all operation point. Furthermore, banks to limit  numbers of customers in banking hall not more than 15 at a time and to activate all ATM points to function, the statement added

Zulum.while calling for calm.and intensified prayer’s assured thst Government has put in place, palliatives to cushion the hardship of vulnerable people.

 

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