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Nigeria Army removes Gen. Adeniyi, as theater Commander

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Nigeria Army removes Gen Adeniyi, as theater Commander

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The theater Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi has been deployed from Operation Lafiya Dole theater command to Nigerian Army Resources Centre Abuja, as senior Research fellow, while Major General F Yahaya, General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Kaduna to takes over as the new theater Commander.

The deployment was contained in Nigerian Army statement signed by its Acting Durector Army Public Relations, (ADPR). Col. Sagir Musa said “while the erstwhile Special Adviser Nigerian Army University Biu Maj Gen CC Okonkwo now redeployed to STF Operation SAFE HAVEN Jos and appointed Commander, Maj Gen F Yahaya from Headquarters 1 Division Kaduna to Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE (OPLD) Maiduguri and appointed Commander, while Maj Gen Olusegun Adeniyi is redeployed from Headquarters Theatre Command OPLD Maiduguri to NARC as Senior Research Fellow, Maj Gen S Idris from Sector 2 OPLD Damaturu- Yobe State redeployed to DHQ Abuja and appointed Director Liaison.”

In the rekindle spirit of professionalism, the Nigerian Army has released the postings and appointments of some affected senior officers.. The posting which was approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai is a routine/normal exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency”, Col Musa added.

The Army in a statement said ” the major highlight of the posting includes – the posting and appointment of Maj Gen ACC Agundu from Special Task Force (STF) Operation SAFE HAVEN Jos to Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Abuja as Senior Research Fellow, Major General HI Bature from Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Defence Liaison Office National Assembly Abuja to Army Headquarters Department of Civil Military Affairs and appointed Chief of Civil-Military Affairs, Maj Gen UM Mohammed from Nigerian Army Property Limited (NAPL) to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff and appointed Special Adviser Nigerian Army University Biu/Deputy Chairman Board of Trustees NAPL,”,

While wishing all the officers well in their respective appointments, the Chief of Army Staff enjoins them to take their new responsibilities/appointments seriously and discharge all duties professionally with utmost loyalty to the Nation and the Service.

Others affected include – Maj General AA Adesope from Office of the Chief of Army Staff Directorate of Audit and Financial Management to NAPL and appointed Group Managing Director, Maj Gen MG Ali from Headquarters Theatre Command OPLD Maiduguri to Headquarters 4 Special Forces Command Doma, Nasarawa State as Commander while the erstwhile Chief of Civil-Military Affairs AHQ Abuja Maj Gen US Mohammed has been redeployed to 1 Division Kaduna and appointed General Officer Commanding,” the Acting Director further stressed.

The Chief of Army Staff, Major General, Lt General Tukur Buratsi said all the postings and appointments take effect from the 1st of April 2020.”

“Similarly, Brig Gen HI Daniel from the Defunct Army Special Forces Command Maiduguri to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command Minna and appointed Director Army Training Support, Brig Gen BE Onyeuko is to remain in DHQ Abuja as Acting Director Defence Media Operation, Brig Gen NM Jega from Training and Doctrine Command Minna to Infantry Corps Centre Jaji and appointed Chief of Staff, Brig Gen LA Araba from Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guaranty Abuja now redeployed to Sector 2 OPLD Damaturu, Yobe State as Ag Commander, Brig Gen VO Ita from DHQ, Abuja to Headquarters 402 Special Forces Brigade Azare and appointed Commander while Brig Gen JAL Jimoh from Sector 3 Artillery Brigade OPLD Monguno to Headquarters 31 Brigade Minna and appointed Commander and Brig Gen GTO Ajetunmobi has been redeployed from 31 Brigade Minna to Nigeria Army Welfare Limited by Guaranty, Abuja as Executive Director Operation,” the Army further stated.

According to the statement Others includes Brig Gen LG Lepdung from Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre Jaji to DHQ Abuja and appointed Deputy Director Procurement (Logistics), Brig Gen MO Ihanuwaze to remain in Office of the Chief of Army Staff Directorate of Audit and Financial Management as Acting Director, Brig Gen EC Obi – Osang from the defunct Headquarters 707 Special Forces’ Brigade Makurdi to Headquarters 401 Special Forces’ Brigade Makurdi as Commander while Brig Gen GM Muktar is redeployed from the Defunct Nigerian Army Amphibious Command OPLD Baga to Headquarters 403 Amphibious Brigade Baga and appointed Commander and Brig Gen JR Lar from Nigerian Army School of Artillery Kachia to Sector 3 Artillery Brigade OPLD Monguno as Commander among other posting

 

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Boko Haram; Nigeria Army lays foundation for the construction for 200 bed referal hospital to troops of operation Lafiya Dole

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Boko Haram; Nigerian Army lays foundation for the construction of 200 bed referral hospital to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole

By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri

For effective medical delivery to the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, as well the host community, the Nigerian Army laid the foundation for the construction of 200 bed capacity Nigerian Army Referal Hospital Maiduguri.

While laying the foundatiin of the hospital, at the Maimalari Contoment, Maidugri yesterday, the Borno state Governor Prof. Babagama Umara Zulum commended the gallantry of officers and men of the Nigerian Army for their efforts, sacrifices and doggedness in the ongoing fight against insurgency.

Gov. Zulum also commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai for the ultra modern reference hospital address the health challenges of soldiers injured in the ongoing counter insurgency operation in the Northeast.

The governor said the hospital when completed will adress the health need of the troops and also a morale boaster for the officers and men of Nigerian Army.

Represented by the Chief of Staff (COS) Government House Maiduguri, Dr. Babagama Wakil assured the Army of the Borno state government support to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

Earlier speaking. the.Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai said that the hospital was established as ultra modern Nigerian Army Reference Hospital with 200 bed capacity to support the army personnel and immediate community to reduce various health challenges facing the people and the state.

The COAS urged the general public to pray for the restoration of lasting peace in Nigeria, pointing out that the hospital will not only serve the medical service of the troops but the people of Borno state and the region in general.

He commended President Buhari, for this support and cooperation to the Nigerian Army and Borno state government for allocating the land for the construction of the NA Reference hospital at Maimalari Cantonment Maiduguri.

In his remarks. the Coordinator Special Projects, Nigerian Army, Major Gen. A. O. Kadiri said in line with the commitment of the Chief Army Staff to provide medical services to the troops and host communities

He said the hospital when completed will be of international standard, equipped with sophisticated medical equipment that address all the medical challenges.

In his vote of thanks, the Theater Commander , Operation Lafiya Dole, Major Gen. Farouk Yahaya said the ground breaking ceremony served as a monomental project for the Chief of Army staff

Gemeral.Farouk reiterated that the hospital was not only for the Nigerian Army but also for the public.

 

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Police in Borno Parades 22 yrs Old Man for Raping, 70 Others for Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Rape, Theft, Culpable homicide, Others

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police in Borno parades 22 yr old Man for raping, 70 others for kidnapping, Armed Robbery, rape, theft, culpable homicide,others.

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Nigerusn Police. Borno state Command has paraded 22 year, Usman Ibrahim for raoing an 8 year old girl and 70 other suspects for various offences ranging from kidnapping, rape, theft, culpable homicide, Armed robbery, habd drugs and illicit substances, fraud among other crimes.across the state.

Speaking at a Press bruefing held at the Command headquarters Maiduguri on Saturday Borno state commissioner of police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu, said the suspects were arrested across the state from January, 2020 to May, 2020.

Represented at thr briefibg by the command Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), DSP Edet Okon said ” the period under review, the following major achievements were
recorded by the Command.
A.KIDNAPPING – SEVEN (7) CASES:-
CASE 1: Culpable Homicide/Attempt to commit offence to wit
Kidnapping: Sometime in March, 2020 at night time, a group of armed men invaded the house of one Bukar Alhaji at Sokotouku village, Biu LGA in an attempt to kidnap him. When he resisted, he was shot death by the Kidnappers who immediately fled the scene. Two of the assailants were later traced and arrested in collaboration with the Biu Local hunters.Suspects: 1. Musa Modu of Sokotouku village 2.Abubakar Ibrahim Birmu Bush in Biu LGA.Exhibits: Three Cutlasses and three Handsets.”.

” CASE 2: Criminal Conspiracy and Kidnapping: 0n 07/04/2020, one
Mallam Mohameed Sani ‘M’ of Murna Village, Yobe State was arrested in Askira/Uba for the Kidnap of one Dija Sajo ‘F’ and one Aishatu Buba. The criminal would later murder Dija Sajo before Police, in collaboration with local hunters intervened to rescue Aishatu after a gun duel with the kidnappers. Efforts are ongoing to arrest four other accomplices which the suspect confessed to have partaken in the kidnap.Suspect: Mallam Mohammed Sani CASE 3: Criminal Conspiracy, Armed Robbery and Kidnapping:
Between 11/3/2020 and 2/5/2020, the under listed suspects were arrested
for the kidnap of One Mallam and one Buba (their surnames remain
unknown) at Nungu village in
Askira/Uba LGA.”, Okon added.

The command said “ARMED ROBBERY – 3 CASES CASE 1: Criminal Conspiracy and Robbery: Following a report of robbery of a tricycle with Reg. No. SHN 270 QA (Borno) and body no. R14 at Daldal Division by one Mohammed
Babakura on 12/5/2020 at about 1900hrs, investigation was ordered. And on 25/5/2020 at about 0630hrs, two culprits, one Mustapha Mohammed and one Makinta Babakura, were arrested by SARS operatives within the Maiduguri Metropolis. The robbed tricycle valued three hundred and fifty thousand naira (350,000) was recovered. Suspects: 1.Mustapha Mohammed 2.)Makinta Babakura 3.)Mohammed Wakil”

“CASE 2: Armed Robbery and Culpable Homicide: On 19/4/2020 at
about 2230hrs, one Yakubu Chiroma of Mafa LGA reported that the suspect, EX-PTE Aminu Ibrahim ‘M’ 24yrs attached to CIO Maimalari
Barracks Maiduguri, attacked his Son one Ilisha Yakubu ‘m’ 25yrs at kaleri area Maiduguri and forcefully collected his handset, thereafter he used his service rifle and shot him on his abdomen, as a result he sustained serious injuries. He was rushed to UMTH for treatment. In the course of treatment, he gave up the ghost and was certified dead by the Doctor. Suspect: EX-PTE Aminu Ibrahim ‘M’ 24yrs
Exhibit: One empty shell of 7.76mm ammuniti”, the police added.

He said ” A School Girl: On 22/05/2020 at about 1400hrs, one Marcus Madu reported at GRA police station that sometimes in the month of January 2020, one Yusuf Adamu alias, Dawa Malla ‘m’ 28yrs old, dragged his Junior Sister, a 14 year old girl into his room and had carnal knowledge of her, as a result, the victim became pregnant. The
suspect was eventually arrested and will be charged to court.”,

“Case 2: On 22/04/2020, at about 0900hrs, a report was logged at Biu
Police Station by one Hassan Chamalwa Kaku, that on 16/04/2020, the
suspect, Usman Ibrahim ‘m’ of Galtimari Ward Biu town, dragged his 8yrs old daughter into his room and forcefully had a carnal knowledge of her.
The suspect was therefore arrested and will be charged to court”, the police further stated.

On the sell and use of hard and ilicit drugs, the Police said “.On 23/05/2020, acting on a tip off, the RRS of the Command swooped on a building belonging to one Momodu Fantami ‘m’ of Bulabulin Ngamdu where about One Thousand One hundred and Ninety Four (1 ,194) parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp were
recovered. Suspect: Momodu Fantami ‘M’ Exhibit: 1194 Parcels of Indian hemp.
Case 2: On 27/5/2020 at about 1800hrs, the following suspect was
arrested for the offence of Criminal Conspiracy and being in possession of Ten (10) Drums and 500 litres of substances suspected to be
METHYLENE CHLORIDE, a prohibited and controlled substance.
Suspect: Kana Maina”, he added.

 

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Covid-19; Yobe the first state in Nigeria to test for Corona virus – Gov. Buni

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Covid-19; Yobe the first state in Nigeria to test for Corona virus -Gov. Buni

By Daily Hint Abuja

 

His Excellency,  Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state, in a represal response to the misguided utterance by Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General (DG) of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), that the governors of Cross River, Kogi, Nasarawa and Yobe, cannot hide the Covid-19 disease, Buni put the record straight that his state is the first in the country to send a sample of suspected patient to Abuja for test.

To be precise on the March 13 this year, the Yobe State Commissioner for Health, Dr Muhammad Lawan Gana had to allay fears over a suspected case when a consultant visiting the state from the United States, one Dr Umar, showed signs of infection. He was immediately isolated until his sample which was brought to Abuja was found to be negative.

Cross River, Kogi, Nasarawa and Yobe states are the only states in the federation as at yesterday with no reported case(s) of covid-19. Unfortunately, Nasarawa has fallen out of this enviable group as the state has a confirmed case today.

Dr Chikwe has said, “the governors cannot hide the disease” and that “eventually it will appear”, thereby “advising” them “to understand what is happening early than leave it till we start hearing stories of death”.

He further reiterated, “We are looking at the number of samples collected from these states. We are not satisfied with the number of samples collected.

“We need to test more, but to test more, we need to collect more and that collection part is the responsibility of states and their Public Health teams.

“We want to really encourage every state in Nigeria, you cannot hide this. Eventually, it will emerge. It is better we understand what is happening early than leave it till we start hearing stories of death. So, we are really encouraging the Public Health Teams in these states to push out their people that have Pneumonia, acute respiratory infections and others. There is absolutely no doubt about this. Please, collect samples and send them to us, let us test and know whether you have this thing circulating in your states and mount an appropriate response. If it is not there, it is not there, but we cannot know if we do not test”, she added

However, Governor Buni said that even though he is aware that “this thing can happen anywhere and to anybody”, but knows that “even in China, where the virus originated, not all provinces were affected” and assured of his government’s determination to do its best to protect the people living within the state from the disease.

The governor meanwhile has set up a Covid-19 response team under the Chairmanship of his deputy, Alhaji Idi barde Gubana, which is monitoring the state and the government has also set up isolation centers, procured ventilators and relevant drugs while massive awareness on personal hygiene, social distancing, wearing of masks and frequent washing of hands is ongoing all over the state.

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