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Our Troops Have Not Withdrew, We Are In Control In Gubio, Magumeri — Gen. Adeniyi

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OUR TROOPS HAVE NOT WITHDREW WE ARE IN CONTROL IN GUBIO, MAGUMERI — GEN. ADENIYI

By Madu Mohammed. Maiduguri

The theater commander Operation Lafiya Dole. Major Genera Olusegun Adeniyi said contrary to claims that their troops have withdrew from their locations access the theater and that Boko Haram has taken over Magumeri and Gubio, explaining thst they have change their mode of operations and that their troops are still on control in Magumeri and Gubio towns.

The theater commander who took journalists round Magumeri, Gubio and Jakana town yesterday said “where are the Boko Haram we are here in Gubio town and we past through Magumeri, motorists are plying the road and you can see our troops and normal.businesses are going on in the two towns.. It is some politicians and some so call security experts that sat in the4 comfort of their offices were making false claims.”

” We have change our means of operations, we have adopted new concept of Super camps and operating on wheels, unlike in the past where insurgents will just come and attack our formations and carted away ammunations. We will not continue that way” he added.

He said ” operating on wheels will give us the opportunity to respond to emergencies and re_enforcements to destress calls from our troops among others”.

Addressing the troops in Gubio, the theater commander. Major General, Olusegun Adeniyi said” ” let finish the fight and go back to our barracks. Nigeria is our’s we should keep Nigeria together. We know it is sad that you are here come rain or sun shine but not be deterred. We must work hard to ensure that Boko Harsm is defeated. I know you can do it and God is with us. ”

Also speaking in Jakana, the Garrison Commander 7 Division, Brig. Gen. Sunday Ighiomhia said ” we new have a nrw concept of super camp, we are operating on.wheels, patrols and respond to emergencies. ”

He said ” our troops are very ready and determined to fight to finish the war, with these new strategy our troops will by the Grace of God end insurgency. I assured the residents of the northeast that we have not withdrew and that they they are safe . our troops are on.ground”.

Our correspondent who was in Gubio and Msgumeri towns reports that normal business activities were going on and military were seen in strategic location in the two towns and their environs to ensure the security of residents ”

Our correspondent reports that right from Maiduguri motorists were seen plying the road, especially commercial drivers with perssengers up to Gubio .

Speaking in an interview, a Gubio resident Buksr Mala said the insurgents came in.four vehicles attacked the town but they are not going leave Gubio, as they don’t have any other place than Gubio.

He said ” we must resist any moves by the Boko Haram to send us away from our ancestral home.. You can see normal businesses is going on here. We are duprise to hear on radio that Gubio is in the hands of Boko Haram.”

A member of Civilian Joint Taskforce Ibrahim Usmsn said ” the insurgents came about 5;00am on Thursday until Friday 5;00am and abducted two of their members and slaughtered one.. We are not going to be dettered. We will fight until we won the war”.

 

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28 Boko Haram insurgents killed, as military repelled attack on Gujba

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28 Boko Haram insurgents killed, as military repelled attack on Gujba

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

No fewer than 28 members of Boko Haram terrorists were killed while several others escaped with bullet wounds when the troops of newly launched Operation Tura Takai Bango successfully repelled Boko Haram attack on Gujba town of Yobe state.

The Army in a statement issued by the
Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General
BENARD ONYEUKO said “troops of the newly launched Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO a subsidiary Operation of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East continue to obliterate elements of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) criminals with uncommon ferocity”.

General ONYEUKO said “In the aftermath of the decisive encounter, 28 Boko Haram Terrorists were neutralized while few others are believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds. In the same vein, one Boko Haram Gun Truck was destroyed with its occupants while another Gun Truck was captured from the fleeing criminals. Other equipment captured from the criminals include; 2 Anti Aircraft Guns, 13 AK 47 Rifles, 4 extra magazines and a Vulcanizing Machine.”

” Latest encounter with the marauding Boko Haram criminals occurred on 9 January 2021 at Gujba LGA of Yobe State where the Gallant troops identified and encycled a Boko Haram criminals Ambush site. The troops from HQ Sector 2 who were led by the Commander Sector 2 and later reinforced by troops from 27 TF Bde Buni Gari and Special Forces Training School Buni Yadi tactically outmanoeuvred the criminals and engaged them with superior fire power resulting in high casualty on the terrorists.”, The statement said.

The Army however regrettably, said one gallant soldier paid the supreme price while one other soldier was wounded during the encounter, adding that wounded soldier have been evacuated to a military medical facility and is responding positively to treatment.

“The renewed onslaught against the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals by the dogged troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO is indicative of the end of all criminal elements within the North East. The troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO are highly commended for their dedication and determination in flushing out remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts. They are also encouraged not to relent but build on the successes recorded.”, the further stated.

The statement therefore, assured the entire populace of the North East
region of the Nigerian Army’s renewed vigour and determination to crush the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals from their enclaves in this zone.

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2 petitioners sued Nigerian Army, General Buratai,7 Division GOC for N100 Million damage over illegal detention

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2 petitioners sued Nigerian Army, General Buratai,7 Division GOC for N100 million damage over illegal detention,

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Two pettitoners , Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu Damakosu and Sabo Yahaya have sued the General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Abdul Ibrahim, The Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buaratai , The Nigerian Army and The Hon. Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Federal Republic of Nigeria have been before the Federal High Court in Maiduguri for unlawful detention and violation of their fundamental Human Right.

In suit No. FHC/MU/CS/1/2021 in the matter of Application by Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu Damakosu and Sabo Yahaya for the enforcement of their fundamental Human Rights pursuant to Section 46(3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

The petitioners are seeking a declaration that the continued detention of the Applicants at the detention cell of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maimalari Cantonment,Maiduguri from the 24th of November, 2020 till date without being brought before a competent Court and tried by a Competent Court is unconstitutional, unlawful, illegal, null and void.

An order compelling the Respondents to either arraign the Applicants before a competent court of Law to immediately discharge the Applicants from unlawful detention forthwith.

Payment of damages in the sum of One Hundred Million Naira, written Apology and any further orders as the Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.

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Boko Haram insurgents landmine killed 7 Hunters on patrol in Borno

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Boko Haram insurgents landmine killed 7 Hunters on patrol in Borno

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

No fewer than 7 hunters were killed, while 16 others were injured when they matched Improvised Explosive Device (IED) suspected to be planted by Boko Haram insurgents during patrol along Sambiza forest in Borno state

Seven of the hunters were said to have died instantly, while 16 others sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital ( UMTH).

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The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum who arrived Maiduguri immediately rushed to the hospital where sympathized with 6 hunters who are still receiving.treatment as a result of injuries sustained as result of Boko Haram landmines attack.

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The hunters were on patrol after receiving an alert from a near by village that Boko Haram insurgents rustled cattle from the village

While briefing the governor, the Borno state Commissioner of Sports and youths Empowerment, Hon. Sainna Buba said, 11 out of the 16 injured hunters have been discharged after receiving treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

Governor Zulum arrived Maiduguri from Abuja on Saturday after attending a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and Director General of NEMA, Air Vice Marshall Muhammadu Muhammad (Rtd).

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