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Federal high court orders Nigeria Army to produce 2 detained complaints before it

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Federal High Court orders Nigerian Army to produce 2 detained complaint before it

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Justice Jude Dagat of the Federal High Court sitting in Maiduguri has ordered that Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu Damasoku and Sabo Yahaya, applicants in a law suit for the enforcement of their Fundamental Rights be produced before the Court on Thursday February 4, 2021 for an accelerated hearing on their matter.

The Matter of Fundamental Rights enforcement was brought pursuant to Section 46(3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between the applicants and (1) The General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Nigerian Army, (2) The Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, (3) The Nigerian Army and (4) Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Federal Republic of Nigeria seeking relief on five grounds.

The reliefs sought are: a declaration that the continued detention of Applicants at the detention cell of the 7 Division of Nigerian Army, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri from 24th of November 2020 till date without being brought before a Competent Court and tried by the 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 or to immediately discharge the Applicants from unlawful detention forthwith and Damages in the sum of 100,000,000.00(One hundred million Naira).

Other reliefs sought are Written Apology and for such further or other as the Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.

The Applicants are seeking the reliefs on the ground that the arrest and detention by the Respondents without charging them to a Competent Jurisdiction violate the Applicants Right of dignity of human person and Right of personal liberty as guaranteed by section 34 and 35 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ( as amended).

That the said arrest and detention of the Applicants is not in accordance with any procedure permitted by law and not justifiable in any circumstances stated under the constitution.

Citing facts in support, the Applicants said they are Nigerian citizens and resident in Damaturu, Yobe within the jurisdiction of the Court, that the Applicants were arrested within Maiduguri locality on 24th of November 2020. The applicants have not been arraigned before any Court of Competent Jurisdiction.

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Service Chiefs Arrived Maiduguri in Preparation to President Buhari Visit to Borno

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Service chiefs arrived Maiduguri in preparation to President Buhar’ visit to Borno

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Chief of Defense Staff (CDS),General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Arny Staff ( COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya,, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal, Isiaka Anao Chief of Naval , (CNS), Auwal Gambo Staff, Rear Admiral and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba Alkali were in Maiduguri to discuss security situation in the Northeast. in preparation to the President Muhammadu Buhari visit to Borno

On arrrival of the service Chiefs they proceeded straight to the headquarters Joint Tasks force Operation Hadin Kai where they went into closed door meeting that lasted for over 2 hours.

The President during the visit is expected to address the troops of Northeast Joint Task Force, Operation Hadin Kai at the Maimalari Cantonment

Speaking in an interview with newsmen shortly after the close door meeting, the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor said assured Nigerians that the military is determined to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

The reason why we are here to re-strategize and address the problems facing the troops

Chief of Defence Staff led Service Chiefs and Inspector General of Police to headquarters Theatre Command ahead of President Buhari’s visit.

The CDS said their visit to the Theatre is to strategize and address the security problems facing the people of the Northeast and the entire country, adding that ,the greatest challenge before the military and other security agencies is how to restore peace in the entire region, and stressed the need for collaborative effort to end the crisis.

In welcome address, before the close door session,, the acting Theatre Commander Joint Taskforce Operation Hadin Kai Major General Felix Omoigui said that the Theatre had recorded numerous success which led to economic activities to thrive in many liberated areas of the northeast.

The Chief of Defence Staff was accompanied on the visit by Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouq Yahaya, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Auwal Gambo, Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali, Chief of Defence Intelligence, Principal Staff Officers from Defence and Service Headquarters.

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Just in: Former Special Adviser to president Jonathan, Ali Gulak Assassinated

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Just in: Former special adviser to president Jonathan, Ali Gulak assassinated

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Former special adviser to president Goodluck Jonathan on politics, Ali Gulak has reportedly been assassinated by unknown gunmen in Owerri, the capital of IMO State.

Confirming the sad incident to our reporter, a former classmate of the slain politician who is also a PDP stalwart in Adamawa State, Dr. Umar Ardo said, “I just confirmed the sad and gruesome murder of my friend and classmate, the former special adviser political to president Goodluck Jonathan.”

According to Ardo, Gulak was assassinated in the night by yet to be identified gunmen in Owerri.

Gulak was a one time speaker of Adamawa State house of assembly and former special assistant to the vice president.

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Army Confirms Death of COAS, General Attahiru in Kaduna Plane Crash

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Army confirms death of COAS, General Attaihiru in Kaduna plane crash

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army has on Fruday confirmed the death of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General Ibrahim Atahiru who died in a plane crash in Kaduna .

The Army in a statement signed by its Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, said.

Army Confirms death of COAS, Lt. Gen Attahiru in Plane Crash,he said ” the Nigerian Army regrets to announce the passing away of its Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru . The sad event occurred following an air crash in Kaduna which also claimed the lives of 10 other officers including the crew”

The statement said “the COAS was en-route Kaduna from Abuja on Friday, 21 May, 2021 when the unfortunate incident happened.”

“Details of the sad incident and burial arrangements will be communicated soon”, General yerima added.

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