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Auno Insurgents Attack, Borno NBA appeals to FG to review the fight against Boko Haram insurgents



Auno insurgents attack’ Borno NBA appeals to FG to review the fight against Boko Haram insurgents

B Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Maiduguri Branch has appealed to the Federal Government and the military in particular to review its security architecture with a view to ending counter insurgency war in the Northeast.

Briefing journalists at the NBA House, Maiduguri on Friday, the NBA chairman Maiduguri branch., Barrister Mohammed Umar said ” we call on the Federal Government to review its security architecture with a view to ending the insurgency in the Northeast and the ouuntry at large.

While recognizing the sacrifices of the men who ultimately pay the supreme price in order to defend thier father land, the NBA chairman said ” the NBA is also calling on.the leadership of the Military to review its strategy of shorting off the Maiduguri Damaturu High way in the name of security cover, because it is doing more harm than good to our people”

He argued that the closure of the road is contrary to the provision of chapter IV of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) particularly section 41 which guarantees freedom of movement.

” This Auno attacked would have been abetted but the fact that the military strategy of closing the road by 5;00 pm, thereby denying access to our people In contravention of the provision of chapter (IV) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 1999 (as amended), particularly section 41 which guarantees freedom of movement has always resulted to causing of greater hardship than good ”

He said the road should have been allow from 6:00am to 10 ;00 pm, as obtainable in Yobe state,, so that people should not be trapped and expose to danger:, because commuters will only leave Damaturu when they know that they will enter Maiduguri before the curfew time or go back to Damaturu, stressing that the military should device a means of separating good citizens from.Boko Haram.

The NBA while condoling those that lost their lives in the attack, prayed that God in His infinate mercy grant their souls a peaceful rest and the families they left behind the fortitude to bear the irreparable lost., saying that ” we are devastated and shocked on how this innocent lives were brutally and fatally murdered in such a way that , they were burned down along with their property. ”

The NBA therefore condemned in strong terms, the barbaric, heinous and gruesome act on drivers, commuters and passerby in.Auno that led to the lost of lives and burning down of property worth millions of Naira by the dreaded members of Boko. Haram

He called on the general public to report to the security agencies nearest to them. Whenever that saw any suspicious movements or objects and the military to take with urgent seriousness any information given to them.


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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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