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We are appealing to FG, Military not to evacuate the people of Minok, Jakana, as displacing means closing the only road – Gov. Zulum



We are appealing to FG, military not to evacuate the people of Minok, Jakana,, as displacing means closing the only road- Gov. Zulum

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has said the state government is against the evacuation and displacement of the people of Minok and Jaksna villages of the state over the alleged harbouring insurgents and ambush on the highway.

Governor Babagana Zulum who made the appeal in Minok on Tuesday, said ” the Borno state government is against the evacuation and displacement of the people of Jakana and Minok to Maiduguri “.

It could be recalled that the theater commander and the military authorities have been accusing the people of the villages along Maiduguri- Damaturu toad, more especially Minok and Jakana of harbouring Boko Haram and the attacks on the major roads.

” this morning I was told that the military are evacutung the residence of Minok and Jakana to IDPs camps in Maiduguri without informing the state government, NEMA, SEMA, Police and DSS that was why I am here today They are supposed to inform the government, so that we will prepared for that. I assured you nobody will evacuate you, I have spoke with the Chief of Amy staff”, the governor added.

He said ” since 2011 this road has never been closed but today the military are trying to evacuate the people of this town, which means closing the roads. This is the only road linking Maiduguri and other parts of the country, where are the million of people in Maiduguri going get foods? “.

While commending the military and other security agencies, the governor said “‘We are appealing to the Federal government and the military authorities not to evacuate them, we are going to support the military to end Boko Haram, they should deploy their men to search the town with a view to identity and arrest the terrorists”.

He therefore appealed to the people of the two villages to cooperate with the military and other security agencies and also called in them to pray for restoration of peace back to the state.

A resident of Minok. Ibrahim Bulama said ” we woke up this morning and saw the military gathering and searching us telling us that they are going park us to IDP camp in Maiduguri and burnt down our villages”.

” We have not harvest our farm produced and now they trying to evacuate us, leaving behind our produce to Boko Haram to harvest it,” he further stressed.


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Covid-19; Adamawa Government announces lockdown



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



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



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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