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Fight against insurgency COAS elevates 5 soldiers for bravery, outstanding performance

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Fight against insurgency COAS elevates 5 soldiers for bravery outstanding performance

By Madu Mohammed,, Maiduguri

The Chief of Army Staff Lt General Tukur Buaratai has promoted five soldiers to the next ranks for distinguishing themselves in the fight against Boko Haram from various locations within the theater Operation Lafiya Dole.

The Chief of Army Staff made the announcement at the Nigerian Army West African Social Activities, (WASA) 2019 held at the Gwoza township’s stadium on Monday said “the holding of this event here in Gwoza is an indication that peace has return to the town”

the outgoing year is quite challenging, as well as rewarding. This so because the Nigerian Army is involved in numerous operations to secure the territorial integrity of Nigeria. in Operation Lafiya Dole, the change to the new concept of Super camps has been encouraging and yielding good results, General Buratai added.

The COAS said “Army in recognition of your successes is today honouring five soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole, a member Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and a hunter with Medals Award for their bravery and outstanding performance in the theater”.

Also Speaking the Borno state Governor, Professor Zulum gave a cash donation of N200,000 each to 7 award recipients and promised to double the allawances of the member of CJTF and hunter and urge them to continue.

This activities of WASA will foster unity and cooperation between the Nigerian Military and the host communities and also showcase our diverse culture. This administration will not relent in supporting the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole until peace is completely wiped out of the Northeast and Borno and country atlarge, ” the governor further stressed.

In his goodwill message, the chairman Senate committee on Army, Sen.Mohammed Ali Ndume said ” I want to use this opportunity to appeal to the Army to allow our people to go.back to Ashigashiya, Madubbe, Bitta, Ngoshe among other villages. So that our peoples to pick up the.0ieves of their lives “.

In his remarks, the House Committee on Army, Hon. Abdrrazsk Namdas said ” I appeal to the Chief of Army to organise more of such activities, as it wilil foster unity and cooperation between civilian military relations”.

He assured of the National Assembly support to end insurgency and called on the military tocontinue to work hard for full restoration of peace in the Northeast

In his welcome address. the Director Administration Army headquarters, Major General M Yusuf said ” the West Africa Social Activities ( WASA) is social activities aimed at bringing social and cultural activities to showcase the rich cultural heritage of our people and also foster Civil Military cooperation ”

 

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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.
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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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