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73 houses 28 shops destroyed by insurgents in konduga

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73 HOUSES 28 SHOPS DESTROYED BY INSURGENTS IN KONDUGA

BY Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor. babàgana Umara Zulum have ordered the immediate rebuilding of the three villages of .Koduga local government

Briefing thv Governor, the Chairman the state emergency management agency (SEMA), Hajiya Yabawa Kol9 said. a total of 73 households and ‎28 shops were set ablaze by Boko Haram insurgents in three villages of Konduga local government area following Thursday night’s attack.

The Governor who returned to Maiduguri on Friday night few hours after one-on-one security meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari went on an impact assessment visit to affected villages in Konduga. He returned to Maiduguri on Friday night,

In Borri, one of the three villages torched by the insurgents, Professor Zulum was informed by chairman of SEMA, Hajiya Yabawa Kolo that around 8pm of August 22, the insurgents attacked and set ablaze 17 households and 4 shops in Borri and in Wanori village, 34 households and 18 shops were also set ablaze while 22 households and 6 shops were torched in Kaleri-Abdule village. The figures added up to 73 households and 28 shops, the agency’s boss said.

The Governor went round to see things before meeting residents and community leaders affected ‎by the attack.

Professor Zulum promised immediate reconstruction of homes. Modern houses will replace those destroyed, he said. More important, the Governor said, were the assurances from President Buhari previous day with respect to concerted efforts by the federal government to enhance security in Borno State.

The governor also held discussions with youth volunteers under the Civilian JTF who help with community policing. The volunteers told the Governor they were short of patrol vehicles and the Governor immediately offered them two brand new patrol vehicles.

Gov. Zulum was accompanied by top government officials who include stake-holders from the affected villages in Konduga.

 

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28 Boko Haram insurgents killed, as military repelled attack on Gujba

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28 Boko Haram insurgents killed, as military repelled attack on Gujba

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

No fewer than 28 members of Boko Haram terrorists were killed while several others escaped with bullet wounds when the troops of newly launched Operation Tura Takai Bango successfully repelled Boko Haram attack on Gujba town of Yobe state.

The Army in a statement issued by the
Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General
BENARD ONYEUKO said “troops of the newly launched Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO a subsidiary Operation of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East continue to obliterate elements of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) criminals with uncommon ferocity”.

General ONYEUKO said “In the aftermath of the decisive encounter, 28 Boko Haram Terrorists were neutralized while few others are believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds. In the same vein, one Boko Haram Gun Truck was destroyed with its occupants while another Gun Truck was captured from the fleeing criminals. Other equipment captured from the criminals include; 2 Anti Aircraft Guns, 13 AK 47 Rifles, 4 extra magazines and a Vulcanizing Machine.”

” Latest encounter with the marauding Boko Haram criminals occurred on 9 January 2021 at Gujba LGA of Yobe State where the Gallant troops identified and encycled a Boko Haram criminals Ambush site. The troops from HQ Sector 2 who were led by the Commander Sector 2 and later reinforced by troops from 27 TF Bde Buni Gari and Special Forces Training School Buni Yadi tactically outmanoeuvred the criminals and engaged them with superior fire power resulting in high casualty on the terrorists.”, The statement said.

The Army however regrettably, said one gallant soldier paid the supreme price while one other soldier was wounded during the encounter, adding that wounded soldier have been evacuated to a military medical facility and is responding positively to treatment.

“The renewed onslaught against the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals by the dogged troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO is indicative of the end of all criminal elements within the North East. The troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO are highly commended for their dedication and determination in flushing out remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts. They are also encouraged not to relent but build on the successes recorded.”, the further stated.

The statement therefore, assured the entire populace of the North East
region of the Nigerian Army’s renewed vigour and determination to crush the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals from their enclaves in this zone.

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2 petitioners sued Nigerian Army, General Buratai,7 Division GOC for N100 Million damage over illegal detention

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2 petitioners sued Nigerian Army, General Buratai,7 Division GOC for N100 million damage over illegal detention,

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Two pettitoners , Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu Damakosu and Sabo Yahaya have sued the General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Abdul Ibrahim, The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buaratai , The Nigerian Army and The Hon. Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Federal Republic of Nigeria have been before the Federal High Court in Maiduguri for unlawful detention and violation of their fundamental Human Right.

In suit No. FHC/MU/CS/1/2021 in the matter of Application by Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu Damakosu and Sabo Yahaya for the enforcement of their fundamental Human Rights pursuant to Section 46(3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

The petitioners are seeking a declaration that the continued detention of the Applicants at the detention cell of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maimalari Cantonment,Maiduguri from the 24th of November, 2020 till date without being brought before a competent Court and tried by a Competent Court is unconstitutional, unlawful, illegal, null and void.

An order compelling the Respondents to either arraign the Applicants before a competent court of Law to immediately discharge the Applicants from unlawful detention forthwith.

Payment of damages in the sum of One Hundred Million Naira, written Apology and any further orders as the Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.

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Boko Haram insurgents landmine killed 7 Hunters on patrol in Borno

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Boko Haram insurgents landmine killed 7 Hunters on patrol in Borno

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

No fewer than 7 hunters were killed, while 16 others were injured when they matched Improvised Explosive Device (IED) suspected to be planted by Boko Haram insurgents during patrol along Sambiza forest in Borno state

Seven of the hunters were said to have died instantly, while 16 others sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital ( UMTH).

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The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum who arrived Maiduguri immediately rushed to the hospital where sympathized with 6 hunters who are still receiving.treatment as a result of injuries sustained as result of Boko Haram landmines attack.

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The hunters were on patrol after receiving an alert from a near by village that Boko Haram insurgents rustled cattle from the village

While briefing the governor, the Borno state Commissioner of Sports and youths Empowerment, Hon. Sainna Buba said, 11 out of the 16 injured hunters have been discharged after receiving treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

Governor Zulum arrived Maiduguri from Abuja on Saturday after attending a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and Director General of NEMA, Air Vice Marshall Muhammadu Muhammad (Rtd).

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