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Desist from selling and buying foodstuffs to Insurgents or face the full wrath of the law, General Ibrahim warns marketers



Desist from selling or buying foodstuffs to insurgents. Or face the full wrath of the law, General Ibrahim warns marketers

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army has warned the general public, more especially unpatriotic marketers in the Baga road market to desist from selling or buying foodstuff to or from Boko Haram insurgents.

Speaking in an intervirw with newsmen duting a sanitation  exercise to mark the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL), where the troops of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army embarked on sanitation exercise to clean up some streets in Maiduguri. The GOC said “We have been fighting Boko Haram and we have been having success but along the line, we found out that some unpatriotic elements within the society are supporting the Boko Harsm by carrying foodstuffs to them.I just warn the marketers that they should desist, anybody found want will be force to faced the full wrath of the law”

He urged the marketer’s to always assist the military with useful information that will lead to arrest of Boko Haram members, as the insurgents usually come to the market to buy or sell foodstuff to the insurgents

‘ We thank you for participating with us in the sanitation exercise. I urge you to always cooperate with us by giving us useful information, we know the insurgent’s have been coming to this market to buy or sell foodstuff.. You should just inform the members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) whenever you see them or their collaborators.We should join hands to end this insurgency”, General Ibrahim solicited..

“What you are seen here today is our non kinetics method of counter insurgency and also to promote military Civil cooperation. That is why we came out to organised this clean up. Baga road market is one of the important market.. It is on the road to our headquarters, we feel necessary to contribute to the society.” General Ibrahim stressed.

He said “”tomorrow We are also going to have palliative distribution and medical outreach in Ngomari Costin area of Maiduguri metropolis.The Army is not all about sat”.

He commended the residents of the area for coming out enmasss to participate in theis sanitation exercise and urged them to continue to work with the military to make the society better.


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Police in Borno Parades Boko Haram logistics Supplier, 44 Others



Police in Borno parades Boko Haram logistics supplier, 44 others

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Police Command has on Wednesday paraded Boko Haram insurgents logistics supplier and 44 other suspects for various offences ranging from terrorism kidnapping, Armed ribbery,theft, cattle rusttling among others.

Addressing journalists at the Police headquarters , Maiduguri the Borno state Police command Public Relations Officer( PPRO) DSP Edet Okon said ” Act of terrorism on 11/03/2020 one Gioni Mallam Mutti of Muna Asheri area of Maiduguri was arrested by police for being a member of Boko Haram terrorists group . The suspect confessed that he was saddled with the responsibility of supplying essential and other logistics to the sect.”

DSP Okon saiid ” Items recovered from him includes, N250,000 cash meant for the purchase of foodstuffs and other essentials, 5 packet of Maggi cubes, 2 satchets of Dangote salt , 10 packets of Golden Penny Sugur, 5 packet of Dragon Sugar cube, 1 packet of Bus Maccoroni, 1 Solar panels and Soroda power kits , 2 rolls of IRS Spaghetti among others”.

He said ” on 03/07/2020 at about 20;00hrs the following persons were arrested for kidnapping of one Umara Garba of Timowa village in Askira uba local government area. The suspects escaped while the kidnappers were asleep and reported the matter which led to their arrest by the police.. the suspects Hammadu Abba, USA Mallam and Abdullahi and Usman Manu”.

The command further said 10 suspects were arrested for Armed Robbery, stressing that one Ibrahim Garba aka last, Adamu Ali, aka Bille and Adamu Abduurahaman aka Badda were arrested by the police for conspiring and robbing one Musa Iliya of N49,000, while armed with dangerous weapons on 03)07/2929. . Also one Musa Inuwa on18)04)2020 at about 23;49 hours robbed one Abdulrahim Umar of his tricyles while being transported to Miduusuku in Biu local government. The suspects repeatedly stabbed the rider before dispossing him out the tricycle..

“Abba Kaka shehu was arrested for criminal Intimidation and attempt to extort one Alhaji Bumar Mala of Twenty million . The suspect called and intimidate the aforementioned Alhaji that he was sent from Lagos to kidnap him”, the police added.

The PPRO said “On 07/06/2020 Mohammed Mustapha and Umar broke into the office of the Borno state Geographical Information System and made away with 40 and 50 inches plasma televisions, a stabilizer and big bag containing some documents . Investigations by the police led to the arrest of the aforementioned suspects who eventually confessed to the crime”

He said “a total of 45 suspects are to be paraded today and will all be charged to the court as soon as investigations are completed”

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We are No longer Safe, Shehu of Borno laments Attack on Governor Zulum



‘We are no longer safe , Shehu of Boroo laments attacked on Governor Zulum

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Shehu of Borno, Allhaji Abubakar Ibn Garbai Elkanemi has lamented the attacked on the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum, saying that leaders and citizens of Borno State are no longer safe.

The Shehu, in response to the attack on the convoy of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum made the lamentation in Maiduguri yesterday when he paid traditional sallah homage on the Governor at the Government House.

“If a convoy of such highly placed person in the State will be attacked, I repeat, nobody is safe. The matter is getting worse, I urge everyone to raise up our hands to seek for Allah’s intervention.”,he added.

It could be recalled, the Governor’s convoy was last Wednesday attacked at Baga town in Kukawa local government area during an assessment visit to the area.

: “Your Excellency, we are not happy about what has happened in Baga the other time, it is very unfortunate and great pity. If the convoy of the whole Chief Security Officer of the state will be attacked, then wallahi nobody is safe, because he is the number one citizen of the state, he is the Chief Security Officer of the State.”, the Royal father, during his homage on the governor, said

The royal father, who also spoke on COVID-19 pandemic, urged Borno citizens to continue to adhere strictly to all preventive protocols advocated by health experts.

Also speaking on the environment, the Shehu lamented on the high rate at which tree was cut in the state, urging the state government to take urgent steps in mitigating this dangerous act before it leads to a serious environmental problem.

He called for the reintroduction of tree planting which was a regular practice in the past.

While appreciating the Shehu for the visit, Governor Zulum assured him of Government’s readiness to address the issues raised by him.


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IRC MSF strongly condemned the execution of 5 humanitarian workers in Borno



IRC MSF strongly condemned execution of 5 humanitarian workers in Borno

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Internal Rescue Committee (IRC) and Medicines Sans Frintiete (MSF) have strongly condemned the execution of its aid worker, Mr. Luka Filibus and four others humanitarian workers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state

The International Rescue Committee, (IRC) in a statement issued in Maiduguri and made available to newsmen on Thursday said “the IRC strongly condemns the senseless execution of our colleague, Luka Filibus, and his fellow humanitarian captives. We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by this news. Luka and his family were forced to flee their home, and he was still compelled to alleviate the suffering of children”.

“We condemn this barbaric treatment and demand the immediate return of his remains to his family. The killing of aid workers is a violation of international law. Aid workers must never be a target”, the statement added.

The IRC said Luka dedicated his life to protecting children and to help lessen their trauma in the face of crisis, adding that his colleagues in Nigeria will continue to remember him always with a smile on his face.

“We grieve with Luka’s family and will do everything we can to support them through this challenging time.”, the statement further stressed.

Similarly, the Medicine Sans Frintieres/Doctors without Borders has strongly condemned the gruesome killing of five humanitarian aid workers in Borno state.

The MSF in a statement issued by its spokesman, Abdulkaeem Yakubu said ” we at the MSF are devastated by “this terrible news”says Dr . Christos Christou,the International President of the MSF., ” we stand in solidarity and send our deepest condolence to the families, friends and colleagues of those killed in these brutal attack”.

The MSF said ” the attack against aid workers deprived people on need of humanitarian assistance, including access to clean water., food and healthcare. In the Northeast where conflict has raged for more than a decade and the humanitarian crisis has been aggravated by the COVID 19 pandemic,. More than 10 millions people are estimated to be in need of urgent assistance. ”

“MSF condemns all form of violence against humanitarian aid workers and Humanitarian assistance. In strangest possible terms. MSF urges all parties to the conflict must ensure that populations in need have safe and unhindered access to urgent and lifesaving assistance”, the statement added.


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