Nigerian military hands over 983 cleared Boko Haram suspects to Borno government
By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri
The Nigerian Military under Operation Lafiya Dole has handed over 983 ckeread Suspected Boko Haram members to the Borno state government for onward rehabilitation and reintegration back to the society.
While handing over the cleared suspected Boko Haram members to the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum at the Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri on Wednesday, the theatre Commander, Major General.Olusegun Adeniyi said ” today’s ceremony is significant not only to the people of Borno state but a step forward in our moves to defeat Boko Haram insurgency and restoration of peace in the Northeast”.
He said ” these 983 cleared Boko Haram suspects, have undergone joint interogation and clearing process and when found to be free from.Boko Haram activities will.be release, Among them 983 were male, while 5 female. We are handing over them to the Borno state government for rehabilitation and onward reintegration back to their communities”
* The Operation Lafiya Dole is ready at any time of the day to receive any repentant Boko Haram terrorist that is ready to disarmed. Let Shekau and Al Barnawi die alone, their dream of having caliphate will never be actualize,” he said.
” I want to assure the government and the people of Borno state that the military will continue to carry out it’s mandate without inflicting harm on any innocent on anybody. The Operation Lafiya Dole is always ready to release those in it’s detention, when found free from insurgents activities “, he added
General Adeniyi said ” I urge the Borno state government to initiate a rehabilitation programme for them, where they will be train in different skills, such as carpentry, tailoring, welding among other threads, so that they will be good members of the society, as they go back to their families.
” The Operation Lafiya Dole is always ready to receive surrendered and repentant Boko Haran insurgents. So that peace will be restored back to region. For those that are still in.detention you will still undergo same process and if found that you have nothing to do with Boko Haram you will be cleared and release”, the Theater Commander added.
Also speaking, the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum said ” I want to appreciate the military, police, NSCDC,, other sister security agencies, CJTF Hunters, and vigilantes
for your sacrifices and tireless efforts to ensure peace is restored back to the Northeast..
” Today’s ocassion is significant , because it will pave way for ending Boko Haram insurgency, those willing to surrender and dialogue with government, should do so., government is ready to dialogue with then. I urge the theater commander to continue to clear and release more of those not found guilty, he added.
The governor said “this occasion.signal.the bigining of peace in.Borno state.these 983 released suspects are not members of Boko Haram but suspected Boko Haram which were cleared. . So they should be accepted back to the society. The surrendered Boko Haram are currently receiving deradicalisation and training in Gombe state. “.
.He said ” the Borno state government through the ministry of Women Affairs and Social development will take them to Bulunkutu rehabilitation centers for rehabilitation, where they will be train in different skills. The Born o state government will take good care of them.”.
He explained that the Borno state government through the Federal Government Ooeration Safe Corridor iare ready to dialogue with any member of the insurgents that is ready to surrender.. The government is ever ready to dialogue with members of insurgents..
Speaking on behalf of the released suspected Boko Harsm suspects, name withheld thanked the military for releasing them and Borno state government for accepting them
” the military have been taking good care of us.. We thank the Army in.my my three years in detentuin they have taking good care of us. We thank them
Kano State police command Diary, 19/10/2021
KANO STATE POLICE COMMAND DIARY
19TH OCTOBER, 2021
ARREST OF SUSPECTED FUEL SUPPLIERS TO BANDITS
… As Five (5) Jerri cans of PMS are recovered, CP S. S. Dikko, fsi urged the Good People of Kano State to be Security Conscious
On the 15/10/2021 at about 1230 hours, team of Policemen led by CSP Abubakar Hamma while on intelligence-led patrol at Fagge LGA, Kano State intercepted two (2) J5 Motor Vehicles loaded with Food Stuffs. On stop and search, five (5) Jerri cans of 25 liters each filled with PMS concealed inside an empty sack of sugar were recovered from one of the vehicles. Similarly, two suspects were arrested namely, one Musbahu Rabi’u, ‘m’, 31 years old, of Jibiya LGA, Katsina State and the driver of the J5 Motor vehicle, one Jamilu Abdullahi, ‘m’, 37 years old of Jibiya, Katsina State.
2. On preliminary investigation, Jamilu confessed that, he once came to Kano from Katsina and bought PMS in Jerricans and transported it to Jibiya, Katsina State where he sold it at higher rate. He also confessed that, he was arrested while trying to transport the PMS for the second time. The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command has ordered for discreet investigation, after which the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.
3. The Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi better known as “Nagari-Nakowa” urge the good people of the State to be watchful of their immediate environment and report any suspicion and incidences to the nearest Police Station. He also called on Petroleum Filling Station Operators in the State to desist from selling PMS to unknown buyers in large quantities in Jerry cans and report any suspicious buyers to the nearest Police Station. Rigorous patrol and raids of criminal hideouts and black spots will continue throughout the State, and the Command will sustain the tempo in ensuring safety of lives and properties.
In case of emergency the Command can be contacted via
08032419754, 08123821575, 08076091271
Or log in to the “NPF Rescue Me” Application available on Play Store.
DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, ANIPR,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For:- Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command.
International Day For Girl, Child 2021
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE GIRL CHILD 2021
Empowered Girls Grow Up To be Empowered Women
By Aisha Adamu, Maiduguri
The future will be incomplete without the girl child, according to Malala Yousafzai all girls have equal rights to education, opportunities, protection, love, care and affection.
This is why UMMINRASHIDA CARE FOUNDATION(URCF-NIG) Brings forth to you a girl under its empowerment scheme to celebrate this day(International Day for the Girl Child 2021).
18years Old Halima Mustapha Wakil is a teenager from a less privileged idle home with a passion for education but cannot even get access to 3 Square meal not to talk of the interest she has in education.
Currently, Halima is undergoing training in Fashion design while awaiting her SSCE result under the sponsorship/intervention of URCF-NIG with a Trainer Nasiru popularly known as Rabiu along with Oga Hotel of Mairi Ward.
Until URCF-NIG intervention, poor Halima resides in Mairi Layin Elka of Mairi Ward Jere Local Government, who then could spend 48 to 50hrs without a meal.
On behalf of Halima, URCF-NIG Team and other less privileged girls across the globe we wish you a peaceful celebration of this year’s IDGC2021: Digital Generation, Our Generation.
Halima has this to say: “Indeed Girl Child needs to be empowered for the betterment of the next generation to come, for empowering women means empowering the society”
WHO Organises Workshop to Journalists in Borno on Covid-19
WHO organises workshop to working journalists in Borno on COVID-19, 7 other killer diseases,
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
In its efforts to curb increasing cases of COVID 19 and other 7 killer.diseases the World Health Organization (WHO) has organised a one day workshop for working journalists in Borno state on Infection Prevention and control against of killer diseases..
The seven killer disease Cholera, Measles,, Malaria,, Hepatitis, Lassa fever,, yellow fever, and Covid-19
In his welcome address, the WHO Emergency Manager, Dr Richard Lako said Borno state case is unique, because it is already faced with humanitarian crisis Chimera, Missile, Vaccine drive polio and now Covid-19, hence the need to intensify awareness campaign.
“Base on this, there is need for people
to be well inform about these diseases,, their symptoms and how to protect yourselves,, your families, communities and the state at large”, he added.
Dr. Lako called on the general public to own their health, as Heath is a personal responsibility, family, community and state responsibilities and urged the media to produce programs and write up that will enlighten the general public on need to prevent themselves in terms of emergencies.
He said ” the objectives of the workshop is to interact and to impact, share knowledge, with a view to make the general public understand the nature symptoms and trends of these diseases and the role of risks communication in the risks management, prevention and control”
In his paper presentation titled ” comprehension review of COVID -19, Cholera, Measles, Polio, in Nigeria and Borno state Surveillance Officer WHO, Dr, Ndahi Danladi said it is unfortunate that the country still record’s vaccine drive polio virus cases and the cases are mostly recorded in the North where there is resistances against polio vaccine.
” Borno is one of the states that has been recording high cases of vaccine drive polio cases and there is also need to imbibe hand washing culture and other non pharmaceutical measures in curbing the rising cases of COVID 19 and other 7 killer diseases”, he added.
He said the cases of cholera in Gwoza local government area was traced to have connection with contaminated water source, and called for proper water hygiene and prevention to curb the spread of the diseases.
Also in his paper “the role of Data in interpreting risks Communication, Mr Juge Moses said media is at the centre of every risks prevention and control, because media plays a great role in making people to change attitude and take preventive measures.”.
Meanwhile, in a related development, the WHO has also Flagg off awareness campaign on 7 killers diseases at the Madinatu Internally Displayed Persons (IDP) CMOS and others IDPs camps within the Maiduguri Metropolitan councils.
The Madinatu Camp which houses over 22,000 IDPs is of the largest IDP camps in Borno state.
Speaking on the campaign, the WHO Emergency Manager, Dr Richard Lako said the house to house campaign was to enlighten people against 7 killer diseases which includes Vaccine drive Polio, Cholera, Yellow fever, Measles, Hepatitis, Malaria and COVID-19.
He said for effective prevention and control of these diseases that was the reason why they’re taking the campaign to the IDPs who are considered too vulnerable to those diseases.
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