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Operation safe corridor army, hands over 151 ex- Boko Haram insurgents to BOSG




By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri  22/7/2019

As parts of the deradicalization process and peace building of the Federal Government. he Nigerian Army through presidential Initiative “Operation Safe Corridor” has handed over 151 deradicalised Boko Haram members to the Borno state government for onward reintergration back to the society.

The habd over was done after they undergoes intensive 17 months of deredicalization process and training in.various skills .

While handing over the 151 former insurgents on Monday at the Youth Rehabilitation Centre, Maiduguri, the chairman of the Safe Corridor, the chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olunisekin said “the safe corridor is a Federal Government initiative of President Muhammadu Buhari to give opportunity all Boko Haram members to repent and surrender, so that they will be deradicalized and integrated back the society. I urge other Boko Haram members out there to emulate them and come back home as government and the society are ready to accept them.”

Represented by the Coordinator Operation Safe Corridor, Major General, Bamidele Shafa said “today we are handing over 151 former Boko Haram members who denounced their membership and vulunterrily surrendered to the military, and undergoes 52 weeks deradicaluzation process and trading and now good citizens ready for onward reintegration back to the community “,

He said ” the 151 Ex Boko Haram members who consists of 132 adults, 19 tenaers, while one gave up the ghorrst, as s result of health challenges,went through several training and deradicalizarion proces, which includes, psychotherapy , drugs counseling,as well as training such as tailoring, cosmetology. Catering. Barbing, welding among others ”

” I therefore urge the general public to find space in their heart and embrace them, forgive and forhet, so that they reintegration back to the society, as they have now change a new leaf and are ready to be intergrated to the society,” Olunisekin said.

Receiving the freed repentant insurgents, the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagsba Zulum directed the traditional rulers to ensure that they acceoted back to the society without stigmatization, humiliation or infringing on their right.

The governor who was represented by his Deputy, Alhsji Umar Usman Kadafur said “I also directed the state ministry for Poverty Alleviation to draw up plans and assistet our repentant brothers with grant to start up their businesses in the various treats they were”.

While addressing the former Boko Haram members, Prof. Zulum said ” I assured that you are not going to be intimidated, humiliated or your intrigue on your right. I have directed traditional rulers to ensure that you are protected.”

” I therefore, urge others members of Boko Haram insurgents out there in bushes to emulate you and laydown their arms by surreering to the military, we are the government is ready to rmbrace you and take care of you ,as there is ample opportunities waiting them. “, the governor added.

Speaking on behalf of the repentant Book Haram insurgents’ Kyari Alhsji Mustapha appreciated the Federal Government for giving them the opportunity to repeant and the deradicalication and the training they recieved and Borno state government for receiving them and the care and assured that they will be a law abiding citizens.

“We thank the Federal government for this opportunity, because we were treated with globe kits, we undegoes psychotherapy drugs, counselling, and training in various treats such as tailoring, welding, Carpentaria, catering barbing among other.

“We also appeal to the Borno state government to assist us with starter pack to establish our business and even train others , as many of us have families, while others need to go.back to school ” Kyari added.


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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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