Nigerian Military are poorly funded in face of War against insurgency, banditry, others- Sen Ndume
By Madu Mohammed . Maiduguri
The Former Leader of the Senate, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume said that the Nigerian Military are poorly funded of fight against in the face of Boko Haram insurgency, banditry among other crimes.
Senator Mohammed Ndume who is also the Senator Representing Borno South at the Notional Assembly disclosed this while interacting with newsmen in his Maiduguri residence yesterday said ” as at last Tuesday when I left Abujai no single kobo is release to the Military in 2020 budget, a part from the money released for recurrent expenditure. This is happening when Nigeria is executing war against insurgency in the Northeast and Armed banditry in the Northwest.”
” Nigeria is in a state of war but Federal government is not giving the Army and other security operatives the needed fund to fight the insurgents, banditry and other crime, As chairman Senate committee on Army I have been doing my best, I have being taliking but to no avail, no house will be safe if the country is not safe. So we have to take security issues with all seriousness’, he added.
On the relocation of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai to the Northeast, Senator Ndume said ” the relocation of the COAS to the Northeast has made a difference in the fight against insurgency,, because the hunter is now been hunt, they no longer attack Major town and even if they attack, they were been dealt with”.
He said ” I was told they attacked Auno, Munguno and Banki but they were severely dealt with by our troops. I hope his coming has made a difference, but more need to be done in the fringes of Lake Chad,, Sambisa forest and Mandara mountain so that they can be completely wiped out in the Northeast. ”
Senator Ndume also commended Governor Babagana Zulum for his commitment to resettle Internationally Displaced Persons, (IDPs) in the state, more especially those from my local government such as Ashigashiya Ngoshe and Kirawa. Since 2014 when insurgents dislodged people of kirawa, no civilian visited the town but last Friday governor zulum visited the town to asess level of damage SNF promised yo resettle people if Kirawa before the rainy season.
On.the effect of COVID 19, Ndume said there is need for sacrifices on the part of government official and the civil servants but many are still taliking of N30,00 when many states cannot pay N18,000 minimum wage, stressing that they have to be realistic and look inward by reducing their recurrent exoanditure in 2020 budget.
Buratai Inspects Project At Army Camp Ngamdu
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”
Again ISWAP/Boko Haram Kidnapped Site Engineer, A Carpenter along Maiduguri, Damasak Road
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.
Nigeria Army Mourns its Commander death as a result of Boko haram ambush
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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