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There is no Rift between the Military & Borno Government – Theater Commander

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There is no rift between the military and Borno government -Theater Commander

By Madu Mohammed . Maiduguri

The theater Commander Operation Lafiya Dole. major General Olusegun Adeniyi has refuted the rumour going round the social media and some online media that there is rift between the command and the Borno state government..

Addressing newsmen at a Press briefing held at the headquarters of the theater Command on Friday, the theater Commander Major General Olusegun Adeniyi said “there is no rift between the military and Borno state government. The military has good relationship between it and the state goverment”.

” the rumour going round that there is no good working relationship between the Military and the Borno state government is incorrect, false and baseless. The military and Borno state government are working closely. Even this morning I spoke with Governor Zulum and his commissioner for local government and Emirate Affairs “, General Adeniyi added.

The commander said ” for the military to win the war against Boko Haram it must work closely with all stakeholders. So we have been working closely with not only Borno state government but with Adamawa and Yobe states”.

” I am calling on the general public to disregard the rumour, it is baseless and incorrect aimed at sabotaging the war against Boko. Haram insurgents”, he explained.

On the reopening of Maiduguri- Damboa- Biu road. General Adeniyi said ” the road has been opened from Maiduguri to Biu. But we are moving without escorts unlike before base in the advised if Governor Zulum. We have our patrol vehicles. Police, CJT,F Vigilantes and hunters patroling the road to ensure safety of the motorists plying the road”.

While speaking on the Damasak attack, the theater commander said “yes the Boko Haram came in 14 gun trucks but we severely dealt with them . They came againg on Thursday morning for revenge and We gave them a heavy blow they came again in the evening we gave them resounding blow again”.

He said since the military adopted the concept of super camp, the Boko Haram insurgents have never had it easy, as whenever they came their troops dealt with them, adding that the concept is yielding the desire result.

 

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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.
READ ALSO: Governors, labour meet to avert mass action
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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