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Surrendered Insurgents: CDD, OSIWA, Hold One Day Dialogue On Need For Reconciliation With Repentant Boko Haram

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Surrendered Insurgents: CDD, OSIWA hold one day dialogue on need for reconciliation with repentant Boko Haram

By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri

As part of reconciliation efforts the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) have organized a one Day Dialogue with the Boko Haram affected communities on the need to accept and reintegrate members of repentant Boko Haram back to their communities in ongoing post insurgency resettlement and reintegration process

Speaking at one Dialogue held at the Malaysia Hall of the Ramat polytechnic, Maiduguri on Thursday, the Director General CDD, , Idayat Hassan said ” this meeting is part of our transitional justice program being implemented by the CDD and funded by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) . It aimed at dialogue with communities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, in terms of sensitizing the communities on the need to promote and foster reconciliation through dialogue and the need to accepting the repentant Boko Haram members, as part of our process of reconciliation. “

The Director General represented by Prof Mala Mustapha, said ” the essence of this meeting is to enlighten and sensitize the community members that some of these insurgents were forcefully conscripted into the ranks of the Boko Haram and the need for reconciliation. Right now, the CDD in collaboration with the state ministry of Women Affairs, we are working on framework decumbent ,which will assist the state government in setting a panel that will bring members of the society and the repentant Boko Haram and the need to engaged in interaction that will foster forgiveness and peace building “.

“It is also aimed at fostering the relationship between the security agencies that were engaged in the counter insurgency and the community members . You could remember, , at the beginning, as a result of the dynamics of the crisis, which is not a conventional war we know, the military could not distinguish who is Boko Haram or members of the community and that has led to massive violation of Human Right which led to mistrust and gap between the members of the community and the security agencies “.he added

The DG said ” it is part of our mandate and responsibility is to in this meeting ensure and promote cordial and harmonious working relationship between the community members and the security operatives on one and secondly dialogue with the community members on how we can enlighten and sensitize the community on the need to accept the repentant Boko Haram members, as parts our way toward sustainable peace,”

He called on the state and non state actors to assist the victims with some compensation and assistance that will make the victims to accept the relevant Boko Haram, as well as train and support the repentant Boko Haram members.
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Earlier speaking, the representative of the Operation Safe Corridor, Alhaji Audu Bayo said ” ” the Operation Safe Corridor is an Federal Governments initiative to accept Boko Haram fighters that are willing to repaint so that peace will return back to our communities , we should accept and forgive them for sustainable peace. We should understand that some of them were forcefully conscripted in to the rank of the insurgents.”.

  • * All of us, on daily basis offend God and we seek for forgiveness and ,if we want to be forgiven, we should learn to forgive others for sustainable peace to reign ” he , said.

Also in sparking, the representative of the Ulamas (Islamic Scholars), Sheik Gambo Kyari said that as Ulamas they have been preaching on the need to accept and forgive the repentant Boko Haram for lasting peace to be achieved. .

” Even Prophet Muhammad (SAW) during his time had to forgive those who offend him, including the person who killed his uncle. Sayyudina Hamza So it is part of the Islamic teaching to forgive and forget for sustainable peace “, he added.

A participated, Dame Elizabeth Dilibe said ” as a Catholic and Christian Bible has taught us the need to forgive those who offend us., but it is also necessary for those who offend in thus case Boko Haram members to also seek fir forgiveness from the victims to show that they really agreed that they have offended and shown remorse. “

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Borno Governor Canvases For Improve Renumeration of Military Personnel

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Borno Governor Canvases For improve Renumeration of Military Personnel

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has urged the Federal Government to increase the welfare and renumeration to the personnel of the Nigerian military for their sacrifices and the fight against insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other crimes in Nigeria.

Governor Zulum who made the call while speaking at the End of year Thanksgiving and launch in honour of the promotion of the GOC 7 Division to the rank of Major General, held at the 7 Division, headquarters, Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri yesterday said personnel of the Nigerian Military deserved to be well remunerated for their sacrifices and commitment to keep united and secured Nation.

He said officers and personnel of the military and other security establishment deserve to be supported and encouraged and described their duties as tough ones, hence the need for not only support by states, for increase in their entitlements, when the economy permits such considerations by the Federal Government.

Governor Zulum while commending the role of the military in peace building role that led to the safe resettlement of about 18 communities across Borno., assured of his administration’s continued support to the military.

He said as peace gradually returns to the state, more communities will be safely resettled, while some major roads, such as Maiduguri-Damboa road would be opened for the safe use of motorists.

Governor Zulum congratulated the acting GOC and other recently promoted military officers, saying the people of Borno share the good moment and are happy with it .

Speaking at the occasion, the Theater Commander Northeast Operation Had in Kai, Major General, Christopher Musa thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs for approving the promotion of over 140 officers within the theater. This is the first time in the history of the theater that 3 Brigadier General were promoted to Major Generals, 1 AVM and 22 brigadier generals and from other officers.”.

He said ” these promotion need to be reciprocated by more efforts and commitment and those that were not promoted should do more to get promotion by the end of this year. We have put more efforts, this insurgency must end this year”.

In his remarks, the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Major General, Abdukwahab Eyitayo said ” the, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana has been support the military without request, stressing that Zulum on many occasions, offers logistics and other support to the Nigerian Army, to enhance the fight against Boko Haram,.

“Severally without being prompted, you (Governor Zulum) come to our aide to support us (the Army) even logistics wise. Through your persistence and unrelenting cooperation and assistance, you (Governor Zulum) have one way or the other, turned the spirit of the soldiers into fighting machines” General Eyitayo said.

The GOC requested Governor Zulum to convey the gratitude of his officers to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff for identifying and promoting deserving soldiers involved with the fight against Boko Haram in Borno State, which he indicated, was highly encouraging.

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You’re Doing Well But Not Withstanding, Wake Up From Your Slumber, As ISWAP Are Collecting Taxes, Mounting Checkpoints, Zulum Tells Military

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You’re Doing Well But Not Withstanding, Wake Up From Your Slumber, As ISWAP Are Collecting Taxes, Mounting Checkpoints,, Zulum Tells Military

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor Prof. Babagana Zulum has commended the military for their successes but not withstanding the military have to wake up from its slumber as members of Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP were mounting checkpoints, collecting taxes and conducted a weeding ceremony in Mandaragrau, town of Biu local government areas, where they came with over 300 motorcycles.

Governor Zulum said though relative is gradually returning to the Northeast but but the military need to redoubled their efforts by on the military to going after the members of the Islamic State IISWAP as they increasingly regrouping in the southern and Northern parts of the state.

Governor Babagana Zulum who made the call when members of the Senate Committee on Army paid him a courtesy call at the Government House Maiduguri on Wednesday said ” peace is gradually returning to the state. We have to commend the military for that but one thing is that they need to do more in nipping in bud the Increasing number of ISWAP in Southern Borno and some parts of the North “.

” I had a security reports the ISWAP mounting checkpoints and collecting taxes from people. They even recently had a weeding ceremony in Mabdaragrau, where many of them came on over 300 motorcycles. Our military have to so something “, he further lamented.

” Though the Boko Haram members are surrendering enmeshed. As i am talking to you, we have over 24,0000 surrendered Boko Haram out of which 5,000 are active fighters. For sustainable peace to be attained, we have to put more efforts to nip in bud the Increasing number of ISWAP, before they get out of hand. This group are more Intelligent, more sophisticated and have more funding”, Zulum added.

The Governor said ” I commended the military for their success but thus will not stop us from pointing out where there is problem. One issue with our military, once they recorded some success, they became relaxed. They have wake up from their slumber and deal decisively with the ISWAP”

He also called for increased capital expenditure to the Military as situation where recurrent expenditure is more than the capital will not mean well for the nation, and urged the National Assembly to do something and change the scenario.

Earlier, the Chairman Senate Committee on Army Senator Mohammed Ndume said they were in the state as part of oversight function to see things dir themselves .

While at the Theater Command Northeast Operation Hadin Kai, Major General m, Christopher Musa said ” we thank you for the visit, on our part, the military, we will continue to do our Best to ensure that the insurgency is brought to an end in Borno state and the Northeast in General “.

Speaking after a closed door with the theater Commander and other principal officers of the command, that lasted for over an hour, Senator Ali dune said their visit to the theater is basically to see things for themselves and know their challenges., stressing that they deliberated on how to Increased funding to the Army and Armed forces in general.

” Nigeria is in a war situation and the Army and Armed Forces need to be well funded. We at the National Assembly will continue to canvassed for more funding until the Armed forces are well funded. The current theater Commander is doing well, we hope and pray that the insurgency will end under your leadership “, he added.

The committee were also at the headquarters of the Division of the Nigerian Army and were received by the GOC, Major General, Abdulwab Eyitayo and other principal officers of the Division, were they had a closed door meeting before proceeding to the 7 Division Hospital and Human services.

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You’re Doing Well, But Not Withstanding, Wake Up From Your Slumber, As ISWAP Are Collecting Taxes, Mounting Checkpoints, Zulum Tells Military

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You’re doing well, but not withstanding, wake up from.your slumber, as ISWAP are collecting taxes, mounting checkpoints,, Zulum tells military

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor Prof. Babagana Zulum has commended the military for their successes but not withstanding the military have to wake up from its slumber as members of Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP were mounting checkpoints, collecting taxes and conducted a weeding ceremony in Mandaragrau, town of Biu local government areas, where they came with over 300 motorcycles.

Governor Zulum said though relative is gradually returning to the Northeast but but the military need to redoubled their efforts by going after the members of the Islamic State ISWAP as they’re increasingly regrouping in the southern and Northern parts of the state.

Governor Babagana Zulum who made the call when members of the Senate Committee on Army paid him a courtesy call at the Government House Maiduguri on Wednesday said ” peace is gradually returning to the state. We have to commend the military for that but one thing is that they need to do more in nipping in bud the Increasing number of ISWAP in Southern Borno and some parts of the North “.

” I had a security reports the ISWAP mounting checkpoints and collecting taxes from people. They even recently had a weeding ceremony in Mandaragrau, where many of them came on over 300 motorcycles. Our military have to so something “, he further lamented.

” Though the Boko Haram members are surrendering ennead . As i am talking to you, we have over 24,0000 surrendered Boko Haram out of which 5,000 are active fighters. For sustainable peace to be attained, we have to put more efforts to nip in bud the Increasing number of ISWAP, before they get out of hand. This group are more Intelligent, more sophisticated and have more funding”, Zulum added.

The Governor said ” I commended the military for their success but thus will not stop us from pointing out where there is problem. One issue with our military, once they recorded some success, they became relaxed. They have wake up from their slumber and deal decisively with the ISWAP”

He also called for increased capital expenditure to the Military as situation where recurrent expenditure is more than the capital will not mean well for the nation, and urged the National Assembly to do something and change the scenario.

Earlier, the Chairman Senate Committee on Army Senator Mohammed Ndume said they were in the state as part of oversight function to see things dir themselves .

While at the Theater Command Northeast Operation Hadin Kai, Major General m, Christopher Musa said ” we thank you for the visit, on our part, the military, we will continue to do our Best to ensure that the insurgency is brought to an end in Borno state and the Northeast in General “.

Speaking after a closed door with the theater Commander and other principal officers of the command, that lasted for over an hour, Senator Ali dune said their visit to the theater is basically to see things for themselves and know their challenges., stressing that they deliberated on how to Increased funding to the Army and Armed forces in general.

” Nigeria is in a war situation and the Army and Armed Forces need to be well funded. We at the National Assembly will continue to canvassed for more funding until the Armed forces are well funded. The current theater Commander is doing well, we hope and pray that the insurgency will end under your leadership “, he added.

The committee were also at the headquarters of the Division of the Nigerian Army and were received by the GOC, Major General, Abdulwab Eyitayo and other principal officers of the Division, were they had a closed door meeting before proceeding to the 7 Division Hospital and Human services.

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