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Increase funding to the Armed force, Police, and other security agencies, northeast security summit urges FG

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Increase funding to the Armed Force, Police, others security agrncies, northeast security summit urges FG

By Madu MohammedI, Maiduguri

The stakeholders at the Northeast Security Summit urged the Federal Government to urgently increase the funding of the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Nigerian Police and other security agencies involved in the fight again insurgency and other crimes in the Northeast.

The partucipsnts in a 14 point communique at the End of the One Day Security Summit held at the Multipurpose Hall of the Government House, Maiduguri yesterday and read by tGovernor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state said ” after an exhaustive brainstorming the session, the arrived at, the summit notes with deep sense of appreciation, the roles and sacrifices of the Nigerian military. The Nigerian Police. and other security agencies involved in the fight against insurgency in the Northeast zone and urges them to continue to do more in the service to their fatherland ”

” That the summit call in the Federal government to urgently increase the funding of the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Nigerian Police and other security agencies involved in the fight again insurgency and other crimes in the Northeast.. There is also need for the Northeast Development Commission to assist the Governors of the Northeast, the Police and other Security agencies in providing more logistics and support for fighting the insurgency and insecurity in the zone”, the communiqué said.

The participants notes “that efforts need to be made by the Federal Government to to dredge the canal of the Lake Chad so that the Military and other security agencies can fight the insurgents in the bid to end insurgency, as the military and other security boats can only operate and fight where there is water. That military operations at the fringed of the Lake Chad which is currently harbouring ithe remnant of Boko Haram insurgents need to be intensified and sustained”.

The Summit further encourage the governments at all level to engagage in dialogue with the insurgents so that those who may want to repent and exits insurgency can do so easily. Police as part of their constitutional mandate of protecting lives and property, should take proactive measure to check drug abuse., banditry, kidnapping. Etc using modern technologies and other gadgets.

” that the Police should come up with modalities for informally linking up the operations of the Civilian JTF with that of the police, under the community policing model, while the state government should provide the necessary funding for such collaboration. All the security agencies are enjoined to take the fight against terrorism to the corridor of the insurgents and do everything to end the insurgency in the Northeast, ” the participants further stressed.

The communique further said ” that state Governments should work with the security agencies to create access for farmers to go back to their farms so that ecomic activities can resume.border security should be enhanced by deliberately engaging other neighboring countries and states in the matters of security “.

” Deliberate efforts should be made by the state governments, the Northeast Development Commission and the police leadership to acquire modern crime fighting technology for the police and other security agencies to enable them deploy same in fight against insurgency and other crimes”, the participants further said.

The Communique also said ” deliberate efforts should be made to encourage strong intelligence sharing between the traditional rulers, other stakeholders and security agencies. There us also need for the traditional rulers to be consulted in the recruitment of vigilantes and hunters who would assist the security agencies to check insecurity situations in the Northeast Zone.

The Summit was attended by the six Governors if the Northeast Geopolitical zone, members of the National and Staes Assembly from the Northeast zone, the Inspector General of Police, top military and police personnel and other security chiefs, Royal fathers, Head of Departments and Agencies, NGOs, Clubs and Associations among others.

 

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Troops of operation safe haven intercepts three hundred and seventy rounds of ammunition in Jos

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TROOPS OF OPERATION SAFE HAVEN INTERCEPTS THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION IN JOS

By David Pam, Jos

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) today Thursday 16 September 2021 intercepted 2 suspects with 370 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition was concealed in a Toyota Pathfinder car with registration number Plateau LGT 772 JN.

Luck ran out of the suspect when the driver of the car attempted to maneuvre the military check point located at Werreng along road Barkin Ladi – Jos in Plateau state. Unfortunately for the suspects, their car hit the barricade at the check point which resulted in the death of one of the suspects.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects Sergeant Azi Jonathan, a 30-year old serving police traffic warden drove the vehicle and Mr Nengak Daniel, a 60 year old were intercepted by the troops during stop and search operation at a checkpoint. The body of the deceased suspect have been handed over to the Police Divisional Headquarters at Barkin Ladi while the other suspect is undergoing further interrogation.

Other items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Pathfinder car, a cash sum of Two Hundred and Five Thousand, Seventy Naira (N205, 070.00) only, one empty case of ammunition, one Dagger, a torchlight and 3 Techno phones. Others are; national identity card, 3 wraps of a substance suspected to be cannabis and a bag containing clothing materials.

The Commander OPSH, Major General Ibrahim Ali while commending the troops for their vigilance has reiterated the determination of his command to flush out criminal elements on the Plateau and environs. He urged law abiding citizens to continue with their normal daily activities as troops are working round the clock to ensure crime free society. The Commander further enjoined members of the public not to relent in supporting security agencies with credible information to stem criminal activities in the state.

You are please requested to disseminate this information to the general public through your medium. Thank you for your usual cooperation.

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Eid-El-Kabir: General Yahaya Celebrates With Wounded Troops of operation Hadin Kai in Maiduguri

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EID-El-Kabir: General Yahaya celebrates with wounded troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Maiduguri

By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt General, Faruk Yahaya has commended the troops of Operation Hadin Kai Northeast and other operations across the country for their gallantry and sacrifices in enduring the country is safe and secured.

Lt General Faruk Yahaya made the commendation while speaking at the 2021 Eid El Kabir COAS Sallah luncheon with the wounded troops of Operation Hadin Kai yesterday at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri said *​I am delighted to felicitate with all officers, soldiers, civilian staff of the Nigerian Army and their families on the occasion of Eid-El-Kabir 2021 Celebration. “

“.​No doubt the Nation is faced with myriads of security challenges. The Nigerian Army has so far lived up to expectations and will continue to remain focussed in tackling these challenges. I therefore wish to specifically recognise and appreciate the immense sacrifices of our troops in Operations HADIN KAI, HADARIN DAJI, THUNDER STRIKE, WHIRL STROKE and all other operations the Nigerian Army is engaged both in the Country and abroad. Let me use this opportunity to once again pay special tributes to our colleagues who have paid the supreme price in the defence of our Fatherland. May their gentle souls rest in peace, ameen.”, the COAS stated.

He said ” I wish to first of all, express my sincere gratitude to the Almighty God for His mercies, protection and guidance over us while discharging our obligations to Nigeria. The Eid-El-Kabir Festival brings a special reminder for us as it highlights the virtues of loyalty, obedience and sacrifice which are also the hallmark of professional soldiering. The Eid Festival therefore provides a unique opportunity for us to reflect and redouble our efforts towards fulfilling our constitutional roles of defeating our adversaries and defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria.”

He further said when he assumed office, he promised to promote merit, applaud gallantry, celebrate excellence and honour the heroes, adding that spirit that he conferred the COAS Commendation Award to some deserving officers and soldiers on Tuesday 6 July to 21 July during the NADCEL 2021.

While charging the troops to remain apolitical, the COAS said . I shall continue to appreciate and applaud competence, diligence and dedicated service. As I will reward excellence and achievements, I will not hesitate to punish indiscipline, indolence, negligence and all untoward acts. In line with my vision to have “A Professional Nigerian Army Ready to accomplish Assigned Missions within a Joint Environment in Defence of Nigeria”, it is my resolve to focus on the core values of the NA which include Loyalty, Courage, Integrity and Selfless Service. I will also see to our return to the cherished customs, ethics and traditions of the Nigerian Army. While not compromising our investment in the officer cadres, I am particularly concerned with the development of individual soldier as well as empowering the Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) and the Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) so that they can play their roles effectively as a bridge between the officers and soldiers. “.

“.​It is important to reiterate at this point that the welfare of my officers, soldiers and their families will continue to receive adequate attention under my watch. Our hospital facilities and services are being improved upon and I am ever determined to ensure the healthcare of personnel and their families both within and outside the Country. Those wounded in action will be adequately treated and their requirements such as wheelchairs, prosthesis and other special vocational training will be provided. To our colleagues who have paid the supreme price, we shall continue to do our best to ensure the comfort of their families, through prompt payment of all their entitlements, including medical bills and school sponsorship of their children.”, He further stressed.

He also said ” I approved the issue of Hilux vehicles as official cars to RSMs beginning with AHQ and AHQ Garison RSMs; and this will cascade down the ladder to the battalion RSMs in due course. Similarly, I have authorised the construction of befitting tied down accommodation for RSMs and renovation of such existing structures to demonstrate my commitment in this endeavour. The overall aim is to develop the individual soldier, provide him with relevant skills, competences and good leadership by his NCOs and SNCOs who he will aspire to emulate. I appreciate and commend you all, our gallant officers and soldiers, as I also urge you all to keep up the good works, ensure synergy with other Services, security agencies and all stakeholders. I urge you all to remain apolitical, continue to discharge your duties professionally in the defence of the Fatherland and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Together, in unison we shall succeed.”

While expressing his sincere gratitude of the Nigerian Army to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for his continuous and untiring support and strategic guidance to the Nigerian Army, he pledge the unalloyed loyalty of the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In his remarks the Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum commended the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian military for their sacrifices and role in ensuring peace return to the state and the Northeast and also donated the sum of N10 million to the sick and wounded troops of the Operation Hadin Kai.

” Let me use this opportunity to commend the troops of Operation Hadin Kai for your sacrifices. I also assured you that the Borno state will continue to partner with the military to secure our land”, Zulum added.

In ensuring the peace and stability of its citizenry, , Governor Zulum said ” the Borno state government will do everything to support the military in bringing to an end the Boko Haram insurgency…I assured you of the civilian populace support, cooperatiion and prayers, so that together we will end this madness”.

In his votes of thanks, the Deputy Theater Commander Operation Hadin Kai, Northeast , Major General Ibrahim Jalo said this years Eid-El-kabir is unique because it is the first Sallah the COAS is celebrating as the Army chief. . Your presence here to celebrate with us indicates the love and concern you have for the troops of this theater””.

He also on behalf of the COAS, thanked and appreciated the media for reporting the activities of the theater in last months that he has been in the theater.

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President Buhari Arrives Borno on one day state visit

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President Buhari arrives Borno on one day state visit

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari has landed, Maiduguri, Air force Base at exact 9:45 am this morning for one day working visit to the state to asses security situation in the Northeast and commission some projects

The President was received by the Borno state Governor ,Prof. Babagana Zulum along side his Yobe counterpart Governor and the ruling All progressive congress (APC) National chairman Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and Honourable members of the National and state Assemblies, members of the state Executive Council, as well as other officials of the Federal and state government.

The president was in Borno last in 12 February 2020 when he came to commemorate with the people and Government of Borno state over the Auno attack.

On arriving the Presiddent proceeded to Government Technical College Njimtilo and Borno state University, where he commissioned some projects.

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