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Six (6) Years anniversary of chibok girls, president Buhari, Zulum assured parents of chibok girls of their commitment to rescue, the rest of the remaining 112 school girls

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Six (6) years anniversary if Chibok girls, President Buhari, Zulum assured parents of Chibok girls of their commitment to rescue, the remaining 112 school girls

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state have assured the parents of the abducted Chibok girls that they are committed to secure the remaining 112 Chibok school girls that are still in captivity of the Boko Haram insurgents.

It could be recalled that exactly on April 14, 2014, Boko Haram Insurgents attacked a Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, the headquarters of Chibok local government area of Borno state and took away over 200 schoolgirls in their hostels, who were to write west African Secondary School Certificate Examination.SSCE, where 219 of them were held by the insurgents. Rescue efforts and largely mediated negotiations between the Buhari administration and the insurgents has led to the release of 107 in batches of 1 in May 2016; 21 in October, 2016 and 82 in January 2017 respectively, leaving 112 still their captivity.

Governor Zulum presented by a delegation of commissioners and a lawmaker,, was in Chibok on Tuesday during the sixth years Anniversary of the abduction of the schoolgirls, supported the agonizing parents, whose 112 daughters marked the sixth year since their abduction by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014. A prayer session was also held in Chibok.

The delegation includes the Commissioners of education, women affairs, poverty alleviation and the member, representing Chibok at Borno assembly, told the parents that President Buhari and Governor Zulum have empathy, hope and assurance, that the government is committed to rescue their remaining girls and also presented 500 bags of rice (25kg), 250 gallons of cooking oil and N5.6m cash as social support for parents of the 112 girls still held by Boko Haram. Majority of the parents are subsistent farmers, whose productivity has been affected by agony.
While m addressing the parents, the Borno state commissioner for education, Alhaji Bello Ayuba, told the parents and community members at Chibok, that being fathers of female children, that President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Zulum will never give up on the rescue of the remaining schoolgirls.

Governor Zulum, has asked us to inform you that in all his meetings with President Buhari, the President has consistently showed concern and commitment to rescue of the missing girls. The President and the Governor are fathers, with daughters. They know how you feel and they share your pains. They will never give up on the rescue of our daughters.o sane parent will give up on a missing child, ” Ayuba said

They are committed and by the grace of God, these girls will be rescued alive. The Governor sends his empathy, and as you all have seen in his activities and visits to Chibok, the Governor holds Chibok very dear to his heart. Let us remain hopeful and prayerful, while our leaders sustain their concerted efforts” Ayuba said.

Commissioner of Women Affairs, Zuwaira Gambo and that of poverty alleviation, Nuhu Clark, who hails from Chibok took turns to support and raise the spirits of the parents.

Responding on behalf of the parents,, Mr. Yakubu NKeki, said Parents of the 112 missing schoolgirls have lauded President Buhari and Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for their compassion towards them.

He said that Zulum’s interest in the development of Chibok and the rest of Borno is clear to everyone.

He stated that the parents are grateful to Presudent Buhari and the Governor, for theur show of concern, urging them to remain determined in trying to rescue the missing girls.

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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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