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Fight against Boko Haram insurgents is a must win war– Gen. Biu




By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri 21/7/2019

The General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army. Manor General, Abdulmalik Bulama Biu has said that the war against Boko Haram insurgents is must win War., as Borno Northeast and the nation deserve go live in peace.

General Abdulmalik Biu this disclosed on Saturday while speaking during a Grand Reception in.his Honour Over his accekerated Ptomotion from Brigadier General to Major General held at the Command Guest House, Maiduguri

” we are not going to be detracted by the activities of Boko Haram terrorist and their collaboration, this war is a must win war , as Borno deserved peace, Northeast deserved peace and Nigeria at large deserve peace,” he added.

General Biu “I call on the Boko Haram members to give peace a chance and lay down their arms and come bacj hime, so that they be retergrated back to the society, as there is msny opportunites for them. They can aspira to become what they want to become. They can even aspire to become President of this country”

He said people of Borno state and the Northeast have suffered a lot as a result of this insurgency and urged the the insurgents to see reason abd lay down their arms and come back to the society, as accirding to him. there is no development without peace.

He apporecited God Almighty for sparing his live and for the elevations and thanked President Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, General Buratai for recognising what they are doing and promised to do more until peace is completely restored back to the Northeast, as every elevation come with its responsibility.

In his goodwill message, the Borno state Governor, Professor, Babagana Umara said the and that the accelerated promotion of General Biu did not come to them as a suptised because of the commitment and hardworking of the General .

Governor Umara who was represented by represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Umar Usman Kadafur said ” the people and government of Borno state remsins greatlful and indebted for the Nigerian military for bring peace back to the state and our heart will continue to be with those that paid their supreme price to ensure that peace come back to our land”

“This elevation is a clear indication your efforts in the fight against insurgency is yielding the desire result but you should also know that every promotion comes with additional responsibility, I therefore urge you to do.ire,” the governor added.

Also speaking, the theater Commander Operation Lafiya Dole , Major General Benson Akinroluyo said ” I am proud that the President and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratsi are happy with what we are doing within the theater, because both Lt General Adeosun, and General Biu achieve theses feet’s as a result of their contributions within the theater.

He urged General Biu and other Officers and men of the theater to do more so that they will finish the job and go back to their barracks.


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Gov. Zulum Commend Troops For Neutralizing 25 ISWAP Fighters, Recovered Gun Trucks



Gov. zulum commend troops for neutralizing 25 ISWAP Fighters, recovered Gun Trucks

By Madu Mohammed, , Maiduguri

The Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has commended the troop of Operation Hadin Kai of the Nigerian Army for successfully neutralizing 25 members of Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP and Boko Haram insurgents and destroyed dozens of gun trucks on Monday evening in Chabbal along Maiduguri-Gubio road.

Governor Zulum in a statement issued by his spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau,, described the military’s success in upturning an ambush planned by the insurgents as very commendable, urging the troops to sustain recent gains over the insurgents.

The Governor “I am happy to have confirmed from multiple sources that our gallant troops under the 7 Division Garrison of Operation Hadin Kai have, once again, successfully dislodged at least 25 fighters of ISWAP/Boko Haram alongside several gun trucks on Monday evening around Chabbal. I highly commend all troops and anyone who contributed to that victory.”

“The government and good people of Borno State are proud of our troops and we will continue to accord them all the support they require from us.”, Governor Zulum was quoted in the statement.

He further said “we must continue to combine both military and persuasive approach in our shared determination to end the insurgency as soon as this can happen”,

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Gov. Buni Approves 65 Years As Retirement Age For Teachers



Gov. Buni Approves 65 Years As Retirement Age For Teachers

By Usman Bello, Damaturu

His excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, The executive Governor of Yobe state, has approved the revised retirement age for Teachers from 60 years to 65 years and length of service year from 35 to 40 years respectively whichsoever come first.

This was contained in a press statement signed by Alhassan Sule Mamudo, information officer, office of the head of civil service, Yobe State.

According to him, “It should however be noted that the reversed retirement Age/years of Service is not automatic as officers will be required to demonstrate fitness after medical examination and those found to be unfit will be advised to retire accordingly”.

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Gov. Zulum Warns Political Thugs in Borno To Desist From Constituting Nuisance Or Face Jail Term



Gov. Zulum warns political thugs in Borno to desist from constituting nuisance or risks jail term

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has warned all political thugs popularly known as ECOMOG in the state to desist from constituting nuisance to politicians and public figures at Airport, shopping complexes, wedding, naming funeral places and mosques or risk to go to jail.

Governor Babagana Zulum read the act in Monday while addressing the political thugs at the Multipurpose Hall of the Government House, Maiduguri, said ” we have noticed in recent times you have been constituting nuisance at the Airport, shopping complexes, mosques, wedding, and naming ceremonies, as well as funeral places.. We are warning you to desist or face the wrath if the law.. Anybody will be arrested

” I am directing the police, DSS and the NSCDC to arrest any political thug and prosecute him. We are not going to tolerate this. Any politician that is supporting or funding this thugs is not going to enjoy my support come 2023., we will deny him ticket to run any political office “, Zulum added.

He said ” I know must of you have political godfathers, some even go as far as Abuja disturbing politicians and constituting nuisance. We are not going to accept this. Must of you have personally benefited from cars and cash from me, for you to start business But have continued to disturbed people. Are you the only citizens of the state? I repeat I am not going to support any Senator, House of Representative, Assembly member or commissioner who gives you Money”.

” It is the ECOMOG and the Boko Haram that threw the state in the insecurity we are facing. . I know you all, we will deal with anybody committing crime,” he stated.

A member representing Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) at the National Assembly, Hon. Kadiri Rahis frowned at the ways and manner political thugs are denying politician and other community leaders a breathing space in their houses and other place, describing it as unacceptable

Also in his remarks, the Borno state Attorney General and commissioner of justice, Barrister Kakashehu Lawan also warned the political thugs, saying that ” my files are always ready to prosecute any of you found wanting”.

Earlier speaking, the Borno state commissioner of police, CP Abdu Umar said ” available information at our disposals indicates that you have been constituting nuisance at wedding, naming ceremonies places as well as mosques and funeral places .. We are warning you to desist .Anybody found in this town will be arrested and forced to face the law, no matter how powerful his godfather is. We are going to deploy our men everywhere to arrest anybody found disturbing public peace’ “..

Also in his remarks, the state Director State Service (DSS), Mannir Mustapha said ” we are warning you, anybody found engaging in criminal act will be arrested and severely dealt with.”

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