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Operation Lafiya Dole Organized end of Year/New year Party to Boost troops Morales

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Operation Lafiya Dole organised end of year/ new year party to boost troops morales

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Operation Lafiya Dole Theater Command has organized an end of year party for its troops to unwind and relax after the busy yeat fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the year 2019 and to bigins the year 2020.in good morales.

The theater Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi while declaring open the party, at the headquarters of the command yesterday said “you may wonder why we organise this end of year/new year party. First is to let our enemy Boko Haram know that they cannot deny us enjoying ourselves. Secondly is to sporecaites our troops who have been fighting insurgents through out 2019 and also ginger them to do more in 2020″.

we want to appreciate our soldier across the theater for their sacrifices to make the Northeast safe. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai is really behind you, President Buhari is strongly behind you, top military command in Abuja and all Nigerians are with you,” he added.

General Adeniyi said ” COAS and other military leadership in Abuja are working round the clock to ensure all what you need to fight this war are provided. I want to assured you that Nigerians are with you.. You are not alone in this war”.

I also want to use this medium to assured Nigerians that Boko Haram will not be allow to do what they want to achieve. It is just a dream we will not allow them to occupy an inch in Nigerian territory. We will do our best to safeguard this country. At this juncture let’s enjoy our party and make new friends”, he added.

Speaking on the recent attacks along Maiduguri- Jos road, the theater commander said ” this is a sign of weakness and cowardness, because they were defeated and sack out of their hideout that was why they resort to kidnapping and abducting passengers on the highway. We have restrategized their plans are already failed plans. Nigerian should not be intimidated, we are already on top of the situation “.

In his remarks, the Borno state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Usman Kadafur said ” the Borno state government will conitue to partner with the military and other security agencies until complete peace is restored back to the Northeast.”

” I am honoured to attend this party to appreacite and ginger our troops for securing the Northeast. For those that paid the supreme price, we prayer that God grant them Paradise and their families the firtitudes to bear the irreplaceable lost”, Alhaji Kadafur added.

Highlight of the occasion was the presentations of gift to officers and and soldiers who dedicated themselves. As well as dances, riddles and jokes and other performances.

 

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Labour suspends strike, as FG halts electricity hike for 2 weeks

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Labour suspends strike, as FG halts electricity hike for 2 weeks

By Daily Hint Abuja


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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