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Dissolve and probe the presidential committee on distribution of covid-19 palliative, Ndume urges president Buhari

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Dissolve and probe the Presidential committee on distribution of covid- 19 Palliative, Ndume urges President Buhari

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Senator Representing Borno South at National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume has urged President MUhamnadu Buhari to immediately dissolve and probe the COVID-19 palliative assistance distribution committee handled by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster management and Social Development to cushion the effect of Covid-19 lockdown and constitute a Special Task Force..

The Senator who disclosed this in an interactive with Journalists in his Maiduguri residence yesterday said “the distribution of cash transfer registered was a fabrication and full of fraud. The ministry lacks the capacity and structure to carryout the assignment”.

Senator Ndume who is also the chairman Senate Committee on Army said “It is surprising for a state like Borno which was faced with Boko Haram insurgency challenges has only 7,130 households with only 33,728 poor of poorest on the register compared to Zamfara state, where the minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk hails from, has 291,629 households with 1,, 341,153 poor of the poorest. This National Social Register of poor and vulnerable Households (PVHHs) distribution by states as at 31st March, 2020 is fake and concocted”.

” State like Ogun state according to the list doesn’t even have a poor, plateau and Nassarawa also have .a lion share of beneficiaries. If this distribution continues in this fraudulent manner is better not to have the disbursement at all “, the Senator added

He said ” the proposed Task Force should consist, the Police, Army, NSCDC, NGOs, CSO, CAN Izala. NJI, community leaders and Association as well as religous leaders to carry out door to door distribution to be chaired by the Governor of each state with members of the state and National Assembly as members”.

Ndume also frown at the claimed that the Federal government spent N617 billion on school feeding programme and called for the probe of the programme, so that Nigerians should know how their money were spent. He also kick against mortgaging the future of Nigeria through the proposed plan to borrow N500 billion by the Executive.

On the fight against insurgency, the Senator said ” with the relocation of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General Tukur Buratai to Borno, the recent deployment of Armoured Tankers and other arms and ammunition as well as the intensive operations carried out by the Chadian President and his troops, the Nigerian Army should work the talk and once and for all end this decade long insurgency.”.

While praying for the successful operation by the COAS and his troops, he called for the synergy and cooperation between the Army,, Air force, Navy, police and other security agancies and Also urged the people of the northeast to give useful information to the military for them to end the war.

“With the Clearence of the insurgents from the Lake Chad fringes,what left is to clear the Sambiza forest , Mandara mountain and parts of Alagarno forest, we know our troops can do it”, the Senator added.

 

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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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