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People are dying on Maiduguri – Damaturu road, pls pay more attention Civil society group appeals President Buhari

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People are dying on Maiduguri- Damaturu road, pls pay more attention Civil society group appeals President Buhari

By Madu Mohsmmed, Maiduguri

A group under the umbrella of the Network for Civil Society Organizations Borno state chapter has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to expedite action to bring to end the over decade lingering insurgency in the Northeast, more especially the escalating security situation along Maiduguri- Damaturu highways and other places within the region.

Briefing newsmen at the NUJ Press centre Maiduguri on Tuesday the Executive Director of NECSOB, Ambassador Ahmed Shehu said ” of recent, the state of security has continue to detoriates in the region exposing the lives and properties into severe danger as well as leading to slaughtering, abduction and maming of defendless citizens along Damaturu-Maiduguri highway. Mountings of illegal roadblocks increase in the place of attack in towns and villages within, Borno. Yobe and Adamawa States”

” It is against this background that Civil society Network in the Northeast in general and Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states in particular wishes to draw the attention of President Buhari to expedite action in bringing to definite end the lingering security situations in the region”, the Network added.

Ambassador Shehu said though sons and daughters of the Northeast were appointed in different positions in the APC led administration of President Buhari but their presence did not translate to ending the dastardly act now or in near future, adding that much is still needed to be done in security strategy.

” we are demanding for the security of lives and properties of our citizens, you promised us security. We voted you for security and we are demanding for security. Mr. President, in case you are not property informed, it may interest you to know that of all the 7 highways that connect States in the region. Only one is safe and accessible to the common man and of recent, the safest Maiduguri Danaturu road has now became dead trap” , Shehu added.

The group therefore urged President Buhari to take special interest in scouring the lives of citizens which is the primary responsibility of any government as enshrined in the section 14(2)b of the 1999 constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria and also called on the Governor of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states , members of the National and state Assemblies to find a way of intervening by using all the available tools at their disposal and their oversight functions.

The Network for the civil society has in attendance members of the NBA, NLC, NMA, Student Union among other groups.

Responding, the theater commander Operation Lafiya Dole., Major General Olusegun Adeniyi said ” we have re-strategize,  the road is safe. any of you who have been plying Maiduguri Damaturu road will noticed heavy presence of Military, police , NSCDC, CJTF, hunters and vigilantes in the road “.

“The main reason that the insurgents have resort to attacking people on the highway is because we have destroyed all their hideouts. We have sent then out of their hideouts on the shires of Lake Chad basin and in the mandara mountain, as a result of that they are now resorting to their former crime of attacking soft targets, abducting and kidnaping motorists along Maiduguri-Damaturu road. Even this attempt will definite fail. We are on top of the situation”, the theater commander added.

General Adeniyi said ” tell Shekau and Albarbawi that their dream of establishing a political entity within Nigeria is already a failed dream. I want to assure all Nigerians that Maiduguri Damaturu road is safe. They are not going occupy an inche under my leadership as theater commander”.

He advised motorists to adhered to the timing of road closure from 6:00om to 8’00am because it is aimed at safeguarding their lives and property and also not to stop to any roadblock except at the recognized checkpoints in Auno, Jakana. Minok, Benesheik, Ngamdu. Kukareta and Damaturu towns and villages..

I also want to use this medium to call on Shekau. Albarnawi and their members that if they continue to come out on the Maiduguri- Damaturu road it will be their grave. Even yesterday I slept on the Maiduguri Damaturu road. Let them come we are ready for them.

 

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Buratai Inspects Project At Army Camp Ngamdu

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Buratai inspects project at Army Camp Ngamdu.

By Baba Saleh Damaturu

The Chief of Army Staff
Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai has Saturday inspected ongoing projects and facilities at Ngamdu army super camp.

Buratai said the visit was part of his continuation operational tour to the north east theater of Operation.

The Army chief was at Ngamdu today the 26 of September 2020, where he inspected ongoing construction and renovation projects as well as facilities in the camp.

He equally used the opportunity to assess the overall operational readiness of the camp.

“The Chief of Army staff was accompanied by the Chief of Training and Operations Army Maj Gen Nuhu Angbazo, the Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maj Gen Faruk Yahaiya, Chief of Military Intelligence Maj Gen SA Adebayo, Acting Provost Marshall Army Brig Gen Hussain Ahmed and Commander Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE Brig Gen OO Oluyede among other senior army officers”

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Again ISWAP/Boko Haram Kidnapped Site Engineer, A Carpenter along Maiduguri, Damasak Road

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Again ISWAP,/Boko Haram kidnapped site Engineer, A Carpenter along Maiduguri, Damasak Road

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Again, members of the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP), Boko Haram fighters have again abducted two workers along Maiduguri-Damasak road, on their way to Damasak to construct shelter for the Nigerian refugees returning from Diffa province in Niger Republic back to their ancestral homes.

The two abductees in a separate video clips released by the insurgents, appealed to the Borno state Governor, Professor, Babagana Zulum and the state Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR), Engineer, Mustapha Gubio to come to their rescue.

“My name is lawan modu karsami
I worked with Nganzai LGA, I am a project Engineer attached to construction site of Shelter in Damasak, the project for Nigerian refugees returning back to Damasak. We were captured by the Khailafa army and we are now in hostage with them”, Modu Karsami said.

He appealed to the commissioner for RRR, Engr Mustapha Gubio and Governor Babagana Umara Zulum to cometheir rescue

Also speaking Ibrahim Musa while appealing to the government to come to his rescue said ” I am Ibrahim Musa a carpenter, we were captured by the Army of Khaliffa along Maiduguri-Damasak road on our way to Damasak to construct a shelter to the returning IDPs. “

” I appeal to the Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum and the commissioner of RRR to come to our rescue”, he added.

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Nigeria Army Mourns its Commander death as a result of Boko haram ambush

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Nigerian Army mourns its commander death as a result of Boko Haram ambush

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army and the Operation Lafiya Dole have lost a gallant commander in a Boko Haram ambushed after he led a successful clearance operation again at Boko Haram insurgents along Sabon Gari Wajirako axis in Damboa local government area of Borno state.

The Operation Lafiya Dole in a statement issued by ihe Deputy Director Army Public Relations ( DDAPR), spokesman, Col. Ado Isa said. “Operation LAFIYA DOLE wishes to intimate the general public of the demise of one of our gallant and finest war heroes Col DC Bako.”.

” It could be recalled that the professional, gallant senior officer who always led from the front and a patriotic Nigerian, led a patrol to clear Boko Haram Terrorists from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa when his patrol team entered an ambush at about 10 a.m Sunday 20 September 2020. Under his able leadership, the troops cleared the ambush resulting to the killing of scores of terrorists and recovery of weapons and equipment,” the statement added.

The Army said “Sadly however, he was wounded in action and immediately evacuated by the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE to the 7 Division Hospital at Maimalari Cantonment. The late senior officer was recuperating well after successful operation at the hospital, in good spirit and also said his prayers in the early hours of this morning before his sad passing on at the hospital. May Almighty Allah grant his soul eternal rest. Ameen. “

While comesurating with the bereaved family, the troops of the Operation Lafiya dole,, the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai on behalf of himself, gallant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and indeed well meaning Nigerians expressed heartfelt condolences to his esteemed family..

“We are most grateful for his contributions and sacrifices to the mother land. May God grant eternal rest to the gentle soul of Col DC Bako and the souls of all Nigerian Army officers and soldiers who paid the supreme prize in the defence of our father land,” General Buratai quoted to have said.

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