MILITARY DESTROYED SMOKE FISH, HIDE & SKIN SEIZED BOKO HARAM SUPPLIERS
By Madu Mohammed. Maiduguri
In its efforts to blocked sources of funding to Boko Harsm insurgents and also serve as deterrent to others. The Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed four vehicles loaded with smoke fish concealed in beans husk and hide and skin seized from suspected insurgents supplies and conaivance. along Gsmboru- Ngsla road of Borno state..
While destroying the seized items, in Maiduguri on Friday, the Theater Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General, Olusegun Adeniyi said ” the Boko Haram insurgents used fishing and fish business to fund their activities. In the Northeast .”
General Adeniyi said the vehicles were interceped by the men of the Nigerian Security and civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), along Gsmboru Ngala axis, adding that the transaction was to fund Boko Harsm insurgents activities.
” I appeal to Nigerisns, more espeially members of the NURTW not to allow your members or people to be used in in supporting the sctiviyes of Boko Haram. As anybody found warning will treated as Boko Haram”, the theater Commander added.
He further said ” if you allow your vehicle to be use in carrying fish to Boko Haam, we will destroyed both the the finish and the vehicles.. If you denied Insurgents sources of funding its means Boko is finished. .
He said “the insurgents run illegal economy thriugh fish and fishing activities to fund their activities and unpatriotic Nigerisns who want to make mony from everything goes to their camos and buy fish from them. The ban on the sales and transportation of fish still remains until Boko Haram are denied free of action or to funds to carryout their activities.”
” you see insurgents with 20 vehicles and bigins to wonder how they get fuel or money to fuel their vehicles. It is some unpatriotic Nigerian that support their activities through selling and buying their products and even supply the with petroleum products”_ the commander added.
He said the suspects will be charged o court after the completion of investigations to serve as deterrent to others.
Our correspondents learnt from reliable source that the Boko Haram insurgents collect taxes from people that engaged in fishing actibitied at the fringes of the Lake chad Basin.
Earlier briefing the press, Assistant Commander NSCDC, Mr. lenge Orong said ” our men inter g cepted the suspects along Gamboru Ngala Maiduguri road with smoke fish, hide and skin concealed in.beans husk to beat security checks but thank God our men were able to detect and atest them.”
He further said they usually concealed the banned fishi and smuggled ihrough Cameroon. Gsmboru Ngala and some time even burst out in Tarabs or cross river yo avoid been arrested.
The event was carried out under the watchful eyes of heavy security from the military. Police and NSCDC.
Army recruitment: zulum approves N12,8M support for 641 Borno candidates
Army recruitment: Zulum approves N12.8m support for 641 Borno candidates
By Madu Mohammed,, Maiduguri
Governor, Babagana Zulum of Borno state has approved N12.8m as support for 641 candidates currently at their final stage of exercises to qualify for recruitment into the Nigerian Army’s 81 regular intake for 2021.
Governor Zulum , while addressing the candidates at Maimalari barracks in Maiduguri .yesterday announced the support to the candidates.
The Governor who was received at the barracks by the theatre commander of operation Hadin Kai, Major General Christopher Musa. urged all the candidates, many of whom hailed from the 27 local government areas of Borno state to be good ambassadors of the state.
“I commend your patriotism for choosing to enlist into the Army. However, as citizens of Borno, I advise that you should be good ambassadors of our State. Under no circumstances should you behave wrongly anywhere outside. Insha’ Allah, we shall provide the needed support to all of you” Zulum said.
The Governor, in addition to his release of N12.8m also approved N15,000 monthly to support each of the 641 candidates during the last stage of the recruitment exercises.
The 641 candidates, each of whom is to get N20, 000, were those who passed different stages of medical and fitness tests and soon to leave for final military fitness exercises at Falgore Game Reserve in Kano from where successful candidates will be recruited into the army.
Successful candidates from across the country are expected to proceed to the Nigerian Army Depot in Zaria for other stages of their recruitment training.
IGP Alkali’s wife Empowers 500 Widows of Slain Policemen, others in Borno
IGP Alkali’s wife empowers 500 widows of slain policemen , others in Borno
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), has empowered 500 widows of policemen that were killed as a result of Boko Haram insurgency and other vulnerable wives of less privileged policemen in Borno state.
Speaking In an intereiew with journalists shortly after the empowerment exercise, which held at the Barwee Hotel, Maiduguri on Friday, the President of POWA who is also wife of the Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Hajiya Hajara Usman Alkali said ” we are targeting 500 widows of policemen that were killed by insurgents in Borno state and other vulnerable women of policemen, you can see i personally distributed these items to over 200 women before you called me for the interview. We are going to give out to 500 women mostly widows”.
- We have been to Lagos, Porthacourt, and today we are here in Maiduguri. Each state we go, we empowered the widows with grinding machines, Fridges, mattresses and food items. We are going also monitor the beneficiaries, after six month, we are going send a delegation from our national secretariat in Abuja and anybody that saved money from what we are giving them today will be given more empowerment, we have a microfinance bank, we will empower them”, she further stressed.
While addressing the widows and members of the POWA earlier, Hajiya Hajara Alkali said * I am here to see you and encouraged you to support our husbands, so that they will support the IGP to succeed in discharging their duties. The new POWA is anchored on three pillars of education, health and welfare. I want you to be disciplined , because without discipline we cannot succeed.”.
She called on the wives of the policemen to wake up from slumber and support their husbands by engaging in businesses to support their families, adding that they should use their times properly by engaging in small businesses that will help their families rather than engaged in gossiping.
Earlier in her welcome address, Barrister Zara Yakubu said ” Borno state which is the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency, the insurgency has claimed the lives of 265 policemen since 2009 which made many women and children to became widows and orphans”.
While commending the wife of the 21st indigenous IGP, she said ” you are the fist wife of the IGP ever to visit Borno to show love and concern to the police family. Indeed you have demonstrated that you are truly a caring mother”.
The president of the POWA has also presented an awards of excellence to the CSP Hadiza Musa and SP Mary Stephen for distinguishing themselves.
Speaking in an interview, one of the beneficiaries, Mrs Bola Mshelia said ” I lack words to express my gratitude to her, God has sent her to torch my life and my children. Since i lost my husband to Boko Haram in 2015 I have not benefited from any assistance. So I lack words to thank her
” This gesture will in no small measure help me to take care of my 4 children. I even lost my 27 year old daughter. Since than i have not had any happy moment as today. May Allah reward her abundantly”, she burst in tears.
Gov. Zulum calls for unity and prayers for restoration of complete peace, as Muslim faithful celebrate peacefully in Borno
Governor Zulum calls for unity and prayers for restoration of complete peace, as Muslim faithfuls celebrate peacefully in Borno
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
Governor Babagana Zulum, Senator Kashim Shettima, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, Sen. Abubakar Kyari,the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Garbai Elkanemi, Inspector General of Police, IGP, Baba Alkali were among thousands of Muslim faithfuls that observed 2 Rakaat, Eid-El-Kabir Prayer at the Ramat Square, Maiduguri the Borno state capital
Delivering his sermon shortly after the two Rakaat Prayers, the Imam Idaini of Borno, Iman Saleh prayed for the full restoration of peace back to the state and country at large.
” I call upon you all to emulate the virtues of our father Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) for their sacrifices and service to humanity. I also enjoin you to assist the needy members of the society”, the Imam added.
The governor in his Sallah message at the Government House, Maiduguri on Tuesday called on the Borno people to unite irrespective of their tribe, religion or party affiliations to move the state forward.
Governor Zulum who spoke through, the Senator representing Borno south at the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Ndume said ” we call on all Borno citizens to use this festivity to pray for the restoration of complete peace back to the state. So that our people will go back to their farms.”
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