Showing posts with label North. Show all posts
Showing posts with label North. Show all posts

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Bring Back Our Girls (BBOGs) headed by Oby Ezekwesili suspects the government invitation to tour Sambisa Forest

Oby Ezekwesili

The support group known as Bring Back Our Girls, (BBOGs), headed by Mrs Oby Ezekwesili has communicated its doubt at the invitation reached out to the gathering by the Federal Government on an excursion to Sambisa Forest looking for the supposed missing Chibok school girls.

The Federal Government had composed a letter of welcome asking for agents of the gathering to be a part of a military operational flight to Sambisa Forest looking for the missing Chibok school girls.

The welcome letter was dated January 11, and marked by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and tended to the convener of the gathering, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili.

The letter, which was made accessible to media houses, yesterday requested that the BBOG assign three individuals from the gathering to be a part of a guided outing planned for January 16, in acknowledgment of what it depicted as the steadfast duty of the gathering to the arrival of the hijacked Chibok young ladies.

As indicated by the letter,“The trip being planned by the military will see the Ministers of Defence and Information, the Chief of Air Staff and Chief of Army Staff joining the invited BBOG members and a select group of journalists.

“They will first go to the Nigerian Air Force Command Centre in Yola to witness firsthand the efforts being made to search for the girls by NAF and then join the day and night sorties with the NAF to the Sambisa Forest.

“Please note that due to limited seats on the search plane, only two of the invited BBOG members will join the NAF sorties. After the sorties, the team will return to Yola for bidding by the NAF on their daily search for the girls as well as all those who have been abducted by Boko Haram.

“Departure is scheduled for 8:30a.m. at the Air Force wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Monday the January 17, 2017, ” the letter reads in part.

The government expressed that the trek would benefit the BBOG the chance to witness and better comprehend the endeavours being made to secure the freedom of the young ladies and different casualties of Boko Haram terrorists.

Be that as it may, the gathering in its answer dated January 13, raised doubt on the desperation of the outing at short notice and the way that the Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, had just few days prior blamed the gathering for taking part in "social advocacy terrorism".

The gathering's letter marked by Oby Ezewkesili, stated that the government owned News Agency of Nigeria broadly detailed through the mass media that amid a visit to the armed force headquarters by a specific group which was attended to by the Chief of Army Staff, our organisation was assaulted for taking part in social advocacy terrorism. It is astounding that the said visit happened under forty eight hours before our group got your letter requesting that we go in the company of the same Chief of Army Staff to Sambisa Forest.

The gathering said “we demand therefore that ahead of the pre-tour meeting, the Chief of Army Staff retracts and apologizes for endorsing such slanderous attacks against our movement.”

Friday, 30 December 2016

Court sentences son of a former district head to death by hanging


One Mu’ammar Tukur who happened to be the son of ex-District Head of Bakori has been given a death sentence by hanging by a Katsina State High Court after being convicted of committing murder when he stabbed one Shafir Muktar to death.

Justice Abbas Bawale in judgment stated that the prosecution which is being headed by Mr Aminu Garba successfully established the case of the alleged murder beyond reasonable doubt. This is because five witnesses along with other relevant exhibits were presented to prove their point, as being needed by law including the victim’s death, cause of the death and intention behind the act.

The incident happened April 21 2008 when a fight broke out between the convict and some of the witnesses presented by the prosecution at a viewing centre.

It was stated by the judge that attempt made by the defence counsel to dispute the evidence of the prosecution were all fruitless, when he argued that the metallic material used to commit the crime was not displayed before the court.

According to the judge, the convict ran away between 2008 and 2013, but was apprehended during his mother’s burial at the grave yard.

Speaking further, the judge held that the plea for leniency could not be heard due to some legal constraints as enshrined by law, and suggested for such plea to be forwarded to the state governor. And said an appeal could be made within the space of 90 days.
The judge also said the plea for leniency could not be entertained because the court’s discretion was blocked by law and directed that the plea should be sent to the state governor.

He advised the defence to file its appeal within 90 days.

Boko Haram debunks Federal Government's victory in Sambisa Forest


There is a confusion trailing the victory of the gallant Nigerian Army against Boka Haram insurgents in Sambisa Forest.

Barely few days after the Nigerian government declared total eradication of the supposed last stronghold of the insurgents, the mysterious leader of the insurgents Abubakar Shekau resurfaced in a fresh video on Thursday debunking the alleged claim by the Nigerian government under the leadership of President Buhari saying they have been completed annihilated.

“We are safe. We have not been flushed out of anywhere. And tactics and strategies cannot reveal our location except if Allah wills by his decree,” Shekau said in the 25-minute video, flanked by masked armed fighters.

“You should not be telling lies to the people,” he said, referring to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who said on Christmas Eve that the extremist group had been defeated and driven away from the forest, its last known bastion.

“If you indeed crushed us, how can you see me like this? How many times have you killed us in your bogus death?” he asked.

Though the location the video was shot was not made clear, nevertheless, Shekau speaking both Hausa and Arabic claimed that the video was shot on Christmas Day.

Recall in September how the said Shekau showed himself in a video clip debunking all the claimed credited to the military that he had been seriously wounded during a major onslaught.

During his appearance, he vowed to continue the long battle with the Nigerian government unless Islamic state was imposed in northern Nigeria.

“Our aim is to establish an Islamic Caliphate and we have our own Caliphate, we are not part of Nigeria.”

President Buhari in an announcement said a months-long military invasion Sambisa Forest brought about the final defeat of Boko Haram insurgents in their last stronghold.

The claim and counter claim by the government and the insurgents somehow makes independent authentication of the government’s announcements about the successful invasion difficult.

In addition, different attacks from various locations is now making the said victory questionable, even though the military have been having upper hand in the battle.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

French national who helps in fixing Boko Haram warfare equipment arrested

Boko Haram

Investigations made so far signifies that the foreigner (white man) that was apprehended by the Nigerian Army in Sambisa Forest is an expert who gives assistance to the insurgents by unlocking and repairing Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) as well as other warfare machineries.

The identity of the arrested ‘white man’ according to investigation is a French national. And that it was along Bama axis of Sambisa Forest.

Though the account did not reveal the full identity of the French national, because the Nigerian government is being very cautious of some diplomatic treaties.

“He was arrested along the Bama axis of the Sambisa forest and agreed to give vital information provided he would be spared.

“I learnt that he is from France but authorities do not want to make his real identity known for diplomatic reasons. They don’t want to jeopardize the success recorded, ” the Soldier said.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Buhari's government releases over 1271 Boko Haram suspects in Northern Nigeria

Boko Haram suspects released

In as much as nobody wants innocent children and women to be incarcerated for crime they know nothing about, the way in which the Burhari led government is releasing even those the public identifies as masterminds behind various terrorist acts is so alarming.

Former President Goodluck in a bid to end Islamic insurgency, made a lot of arrest of people who were caught in the act aiding and abetting terrorism. Which the Army then also confirmed with some evidences at the time of their arrests.

But it is so amazing that ever since President Buhari came into power there has been little or no arrest of any of these terrorists, rather, Buhari’s regime has been releasing all members of the Boko Haram terrorists who were in detention. Even those who committed murder in certain northern states have been tactically set free by the law court which is expected to protect innocent citizens. Recent one was the purported killers of a Christian lady in northern Nigeria.

As if that was not enough, the military have claimed that so far, about 1271 detainees have been set free after clearing them of any link with the Boko Haram terrorists group. So one wonders how most of the evidences they displayed when these people were arrested came about.

Information regarding the release of the suspected Boko Haram members was made known by Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, during a forum organised for the reintegration of children related with armed group in Maiduguri

“The Nigerian Army gives utmost priority to the rights of detainees especially women and children.

“We always try to fast track investigation to determine their fate, while those found innocent were released with out delay,” he said.

Ezugwu added:” Consequently, between February and October this year we have had five releases.

“In February 135 persons comprising mainly women and children were released, 204 were released in May, while the remaining three releases were carried out in September and October”.

He said that the army had also improved on the provision of welfare for the detainees.

“As part of the military high command care for the vulnerable persons under our protective custody.

“We have identified areas needing attention including feeding, health care, decongestion of cells, respect for detainees rights, sanitation and personal hygiene, ” Ezugwu said.

He said children and vulnerable persons were fed three times daily with balanced diet.

“We always provide meat or fish in every meal and drinks every Sunday for them.

“If fact, some of those released would have preferred to remain with us if they had the choice rather than move to IDPs camps,” he said.

Ezugwu commended the organisers of the forum, saying the event was timely.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Deadly attack by Boko Haram terrorists kills an officer and four other soldiers of the Nigerian Army in Borno State

Army colonel die in Boko Haram attack

A deadly attack by some suspected members of the Boko Haram Islamic terrorists last Friday in Borno State has resulted to the untimely death of one officer and four soldiers of the Nigeria army

According to press statement released by the Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman other soldiers’ sustained injuries in the attack. Though the military gallantly engaged the terrorists in a bid to repel the attack, which resulted to the death of 14 of them terrorists.

The statement reads, ”Unfortunately, we lost an officer and 4 soldiers, while 4 other soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries during the encounter. One of those killed in action, was Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali, the Commanding Officer of 272 Task Force Tank Battalion.

”It would be recalled that because of the late senior officer’s exceptional bravery and gallantry, he was given an accelerated promotion from the rank of Major to Lieutenant Colonel and was decorated by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai at Gamboru Ngala on 9th September, 2015 during an operational visit.

”So far, the troops have recovered 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), 7 AK-47 rifles and a large quantity of ammunition. Mopping up and exploitation are ongoing,” Usman disclosed.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Tears as Boko Haram launch deadly attack against Nigerian troops

Boko Haram attack Army base

Deadly attack from Boko Haram members against the Nigerian Army has resulted to the disappearance of some of the nation’s gallant soldiers. The attack occurred at a border town with Niger Republic known as Gashigar.

According to the Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, while addressing pressmen lamented that the federal troops did everything possible overcome the insurgents, but all efforts made by them were futile.

“In the process, 13 soldiers’ sustained injuries while some are still missing in action,” he said. All soldiers were sustained various degree of wounds are being given urgent medical attention, while frantic steps are being taken to ensure all missing soldiers are located and saved from where ever they are.

Accordingly, the military have empowered troops to annihilate all Boko Haram insurgents.

Monday, 26 September 2016

40-year-old Deaf and deaf man charged to court for raping a 6-year-old baby in Yobe State, Nigeria

How heartless people can be to their fellow human beings, not minding even their own pity state. This came as the a 40-year-old deaf and dumb man identified as Shaaibu Dandadi of Yobe State in Nigerian s3xually molested a 6-month-old baby in Potiskum.

The NSCDC commandant, who condemned the expanding instances of s3xual assault, foulness and breach of trust in the state, stressed that medicinal report showed that the baby got her private part ruptured down to her rear-end, which could result in the baby having difficulties in passing wastes.

Though it was further said that the infant was experiencing therapeutic treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

He further stressed that the command had charged a few suspects to court for flouting segments 283, 285 and 312 of the Penal Code.

He said, “The case no: YBS/PT/CMCII/091c/2016 suffered setback due to lack of a sign language expert at the court to communicate with the deaf and dumb suspect.” He also state that similar assault cases were additionally recorded in Damaturu, with the suspects charged in a Magistrates' Court in Damaturu.

Fari said the command captured and charged numerous individuals for claimed criminal plot and criminal rupture of trust in Damaturu, Potiskum and Nangere.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Boko Haram threatens to kidnap President Buhari

Boko Haram

Though the authenticity of the threat by the Islamic terrorist group (Boko Haram)  in the North-east of Nigeria to kidnap President Buhari is not yet ascertained, however sometimes people who have failed their subjects mastermind their death or kidnap in order to buy cheap public sympathy as a cover up to their misdeeds in order to distract the masses from holding them responsible for stewardship. 

Just like the famous Chibok girls issue that up till now, some Nigerians are still wandering if it was a game plan by certain influential individuals to use in getting to power and take control of the Nation's affairs, as the true story of those girls is yet to be known.

The Islamic terrorists have released a new video stating their commitment to bring the Nigerian nation aground

According to the video, the insurgents branded President Buhari  as infidel and said “This is our eid prayer from us and by the support of our leader Imam Abubakar Al-Shekau, we are extending our greetings to our people and fighters.

“Message to the infidels and the leader of the entire infidels (kafir) who is the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, that he should know we are very strong and doing very good.

“By the will of Allah under the leadership of our leader (Shekau), we will capture Buhari with our hands.”

Thursday, 8 September 2016

KANO: Alhassan jailed for raping under aged boys after enticing them with N100 each

One Alhassan Musa, a 28-year-old was summoned on Wednesday in a Magistrates' Court sitting at Audu Bako Secretariat, Kano, for allegedly raping nine under-age boys.

Musa of Gwammaja Layin Jirgi, Kano, was accused of unnatural offense, as opposed to Section 284 of the Penal Code.

Prosecutor Suleiman Danladi had told the court that guardians of two of the manhandled minors, Ahmed Musbahu and Fatihu Hibbu, together reported the matter on July 24.

According to Danladi on July 18, the suspect baited the nine minors between the ages of 11 and 12 to pollute them at particular times.

He said “Your Worship, from our investigation, the accused lured the minor into his Shop at Gwammaja Layin Jirgi Quarters to have unlawful sex with each of them through their anus.

“He had his way at different occasions to perform the unlawful carnal knowledge of the children by offering them N100”.
Nevertheless the accused individual argued not liable to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, be that as it may, remanded the accused in jail, and suspended the case till Sept. 29 for notice.

Monday, 5 September 2016

A 40-year-old Shaaibu Yakubu raped and destroyed a 6-months-old baby's intestines

40-year-old man raped 6-months old baby

A 40-year-old Shaaibu Yakubu, who is a deaf teacher in Potiskum, Yobe State, has professedly defiled a 6-month-old baby girl.

The educator was said to have been apprehended on September 1, for assaulting the minor until her digestion tracts (intestines) got devastated.

Reports which drifted on twitter throughout the weekend under the hashtag #JusticeForHajara, had it that the offender purportedly admitted to his wrongdoing and is being granted bail.

Then, the Commandant of Nigeria Security and Defense Corps, NSCDC, Muhammad Gidado Fari, was cited to have said Yakubu Abdullahi, was caught by men of the NSCDC for purportedly raping the infant in the Potiskum territory of Yobe state, noticing that the deaf instructor professedly schemed with his 10-year-old student, who conveyed the infant to him from her neighbor's home and he raped her.

According to Fari despite the fact that Abdullahi denied the claim, the 10-year-old pupil distinguished him in a crowd picture of staff and students taken in the school, including that the suspected attacker was captured after a non-governmental association, National Council of Women Society, NCWS, reported the circumstance to the corps.

Fari however expressed that the matter had been accounted for to the state's Ministry of Justice for indictment as the case required an expert in gesture based communication to decipher.

Further speaking, the President of NCWS, Halima Kyari Joda, on her Twitter handle said the infant was taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for examination and appropriate treatment.

A few Nigerians on the online networking have crushed the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, for supposedly allowing bail to the suspected rapist.

When the news got to Nigerians that the police had granted the alleged rapist bail to move freely, they took a swipe at the entire Nigerian Police Force for such a step.

A few Nigerians on the online networking responded to the development.

See response underneath…
@hrykanu231: “This man should have been stoned to death for this gross act, but if it is talking about one God that cannot fight for himself. Some people will shout blasphemy…lord luggard ur rest won’t be peaceful.”

@ring7: “Mallam,claiming to be deaf….the parent should call him on 3D in the via llage to abort the man’s lfy. Na them. Their trademark is on display here. Next level na 9months pregnant women, comot their pikin and rape am. That is where they are heading to, even the deaf among them are still that wicked.”

@midolian: “The criminal has been released?”

@nnachukz: “If this man was burnt alive, some wld come here to shout “jungle justice”..Now he has been handed over to the police and treated like a jungle king. Since the day I was born till now, I still havnt seen any usefulness of the Nigerian police. Why do we even have them?”

@Diddyydiva: “God!! This is so unfair. Northerners are just so demonic. Shame on the Nigeria Police force.”

@GenBloodykiIler: “how did i ended up sharing one country with these useless uncircumcised bastards from the north.”

@JUSTbuchi: “I really wonder how a guy would see countless big ass babes roaming the streets of naija and would still prefer raping a six month old baby. And the suspect was later released by the Nigerian police, now this is funny.”

Monday, 15 August 2016

Northerners engage a British firm in a desperate move to find oil in the region

Northern Nigerian oil exploration

In a desperate move to be counted among oil producing states despite the falling oil price globally, report has it that the nineteen Norther state in Nigeria have pulled resources together to appoint a British company to carry out the exploration of crude oil in the region.

Mallam Bashir Dalhatu who is the Chairman, Norther Nigeria Development Company, jointly owned by the 19 norther state governments said at the weekend that the company had launched its prospect for oil and gas in the Northern region (Lake Chad and Benue basins).

This revelation was made when the company’s board and management visited Kastina State governor, Aminu Masari.

According his statement: “We have engaged a British company that is already working in the Lake Chad region and from Niger and Chad side in the same area with us and we have been meeting with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in order to put efforts together.

“The Federal Government has also re-emphasised to us, during those meetings, its total support for exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in the North-East of the country.”

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Buhari has failed Nigerians fantastically - Hussaini Mairiga

Buhari disappoints Nigerians

Gradually, the bitter truth other members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) have refused to tell Nigerians are gradually being told by some patriotic citizens of the nation, who have put their lives on the line to protect our hard earned democracy.

The latest is coming from a on the chieftain of the party, who is also a chairman of the party in Kano State, Hussaini Mairiga, when he called President a total failure for his inability to deliver the dividends of democracy for the past one year that he has been in power.

While speaking with journalists in Kano, he said “from the looks of things President Buhari has betrayed the confidence of the Nigerian masses who voted for him massively into power.”

He lamented that, the reality is now very obvious that so many family members in Nigeria cannot make boast of a square meal ever since this administration came into power. While others have because shame abandoned their entire family to take cover elsewhere.

He cited an instance where a bag of rice now sell for as high as N16,000, as if that is not enough, the prices of other essential commodities are also on the increase daily. Lamenting how surprisingly it is to see such sharp increase in prices at a time when the ordinary man cannot even afford the least meal on his table.

The APC leader also stated with dismay that virtually all the presidential aids including Ministers none ever told the president the truth about the realities on ground.

Thus, used the medium to remind the President of the various campaign promises he made to Nigerians, and that the level of poverty is inexplicable in the land.

The APC Chairman advised the president to stop deceiving Nigerians that the nation had no money whereas on monthly basis the federal and states governments continued to enjoy boost in their allocations.

He also warned that if crucial steps were not taken to address the current situation in the country, Nigerians would soon begin to die of hunger on the streets.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Northern Youth Leaders Assembly threatens Buhari's critics

Northern Youths Assembly

A group known as the Northern Youth Leaders Assembly (NYLA) have made a declaration stating that President Buhari has performed enormously in putting Nigeria on the path to progress. They also threatened that they will no more accept further attack of any kind, which may also include media the media, which helped him to propagate his propaganda in the run up to the general election on Buhari and his family members.

This threat was issued in statement signed by the group’s Chairman, Yakubu Danlami and the Secretary, Kwuanu Terrence, saying they are no more ready to accept any ‘insult’ to the family and members of the president’s cabinet, and further threatening to mobilize “resources to take on anyone who think they can use their image as a chess pawn in the game playing out in the media.”

“We warn that the north will no longer tolerate any further attack on the image, family and character of President Muhammadu Buhari in his quest to make Nigeria a better place for all. We take particular exception to our Service Chiefs, security personnel and their families being harassed needlessly and we will not hesitate to mobilize our resources to take on anyone who think they can use their image as a chess pawn in the game playing out in the media.”

The group believed that political and public office holders in this current regime are being demonised and proscribed on account of what they stand for, thus making a particular reference to the rebirth of separatist movements and militant groups in the southern part of the country to harass the Buhari Presidency.

They maintained that some of those behind these abnormalities have publicly declared that they are doing it to express their ethnic discontent, warning that this does not bode well for the country’s quest for ‘one Nigeria’.

Meanwhile, the youths have decided set up a media team responsible for countering propaganda against the north. The media team, according to them, will regularly highlight the President’s contributions to Nigeria’s democracy.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Kogi prison loses 13 inmates to jailbreak

Kogi State prison

Thirteen detainees got away in new escape recorded at Koton Karfe jail in Kogi in the early hours of Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) discovered that the occurrence happened at around 7a.m. at the point when the detainees strongly cut down the wall of the jail.

The all male jail office which was introduced in 2014 has the ability to suit 180 detainees.

In any case, NAN assembled that it was housing 263 detainees as at when the escape occurred on Saturday.

It was additionally assembled that one of the got away detainees was re-captured very quickly by security operators.

This is the third escape recorded in Koton Karfe as the old jail office saw comparable escapes in 2010 and 2013.

In past escapes 132 detainees got away from the jail as majority of them were anticipating trials.

It was accumulated that Comptroller–General of the Nigeria Prison Service quickly sent a delegate to Koton Karfe to survey the circumstance.

The State's Controller of Prison, Mr Musa Maza, who might have revealed more insight into the occurrence, did not pick a few calls made to his cell phone line. 

Friday, 29 July 2016

PDP flays court judgment, says convention must hold as planned

PDP convention

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in disarray as the he Caretaker Committee headed by Senator Ahmed Markafi ignores the Appeal Court judgement stopping it from organising any convention as scheduled.

While making their position known, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the party, Dr. Walid Jibrin stated that “We are yet to see any judgement suspending the national convention. Whichever way it is, if we decide ‎to appeal and we are given accelerated hearing, nothing will stop the convention.”

Monday, 18 July 2016


Buhari frees Boko Haram

Suspected Boko Haram member numbering 249 and their collaborators have been released today by the Joint Interrogation task force after the Chief of Army Staff in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

 An analysis of the released terrorist reveal that 203 of them were from 18 LGAs of Borno State, while 44 were from other States which includes Adamawa, Jigawa, Lagos, Oyo and Yobe. While two  were said to be from Cameroon.

The suspected terrorists were handed over to the Government of Borno State via the Commissioner for Local Government, HON. USMAN ZANNA by the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu.

While the foreigners among them were handed over to the Nigerian Immigration Service.

Friday, 15 July 2016



The Nigerian Army, operating under the 118 Task Force Battalion of the 7th Brigade successfully ambushed and defeated the devilish Boko Haram terrorists and retrieved high calibre munitions from the insurgents on Thursday.

According to the Army spokesman, the soldiers successfully took over one Buffalo Land Cruiser gun truck mounted with an Anti-Aircraft gun, 1,600 rounds of 12.7mm Armour Piercing Incendiary (API) ammunitions, 563 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition for General Purpose Machine Guns and 57 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, after a brief shoot out with the outlawed Islamic group.

According to Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, most of the insurgents were taken unaware by the ambush attack and abandoned their vehicles and logistic supplies and escaped with bullet wounds.
The spokesman’s speech reads:
“Following reliable information about movement of remnants of suspected Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 118 Task Force Battalion, 7 Brigade, laid an ambush for the terrorists today morning”, he said.

“The troops laid the ambush about 3 kilometres away from Goneri town, South West of Kukawa Local Government Area, where they encountered the unsuspecting terrorists in 2 gun trucks and on motorcycles and engaged them. An unconfirmed number of the terrorists escaped with gun shot wounds abandoning 1 Buffalo Land Cruiser gun truck mounted with an Anti-Aircraft gun, 1,600 rounds of 12.7mm Armour Piercing Incendiary (API) ammunitions, 563 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition for General Purpose Machine Guns and 57 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.

“The troops further recovered 1 motorcycle, 7 jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and Automotive Gasoline Oil (AGO), a pair of Nigerien Army uniform, 2 Cameroonian telecommunication service providers SIM cards, as well as a pair of the Boko Haram terrorists Special Forces uniform. They also recovered 1 Samsung Galaxy Tablet and assorted drugs and such as Climax Oxytocin, Tetracyclic HC1 Ointment, Drips and Springe, amongst others.

“Consolidating on this success, the troops are further exploiting the situation while troops of 157 Task Force Battalion are blocking likely escape routes of remnants of the terrorists in Mile 90, Yoyo, Barwati and Kekeno villages”.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016


Nigerian Army

Another success for the Nigerian Army as they engaged and killed dozens of Boko Haram members in a serious gun battle Tuesday.

The insurgents met their death as they tried to attack a military base in Kangarwa, Borno State.

Though, it was reported that the military overpowered them, two soldiers lost their lives in the attack.

Due to their dislodgement from Sambisa, the insurgents recently made Kangarwa their stronghold.

This attack by the insurgents came after the Chief of Defence Staff visited the area on Thursday to appreciate the gallant soldiers after the Army recaptured the town.

According to the Army spokesman, Sani Usman: “Troops of 119 Task Force Battalion stationed in Kangarwa northern Borno State, have successfully repelled an attack by Boko Haram terrorists Tuesday evening. The attack which started at about 6.30pm, was successfully repelled after about 3 hours of exchange of heavy gunfire that inflicted tremendous casualty on the terrorists. Unfortunately, 2 of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price, while 7 were wounded in action. Due to poor visibility, the number of terrorists killed could not be ascertained for now.”

It was also reported that the corpses of the gallant soldiers who lost their lives and those wounded are being evacuated even as mop up operation is being carried out. He also went further to say that support from the Nigerian and Chadian Air Force fighter jets made the battle a success.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016


Fulani killers

The Nigerian Police, Benue State Command has stated that number death in the recent attack by Fulani men from May 30 and June 20 2016 was not 81.

According to the Police spokesperson, ASP Moses Yamu through the Facebook page of the Police Headquarters, they said only 22 death and not 81 occurred.

Okay, let us assume it was 22, yet one cannot imagine how under Buhari’s regime the death of 22 as they said will be taken so casually that they had to use the adjective “only”, whereas, in a civilised society, the death of one citizen gives everyone serious concern, not to talk of 22 as the police claimed.

President Buhari is always quick to condemn killings in other countries, yet up till now, he has not make any concrete move to bring this evil act by these insurgents who disguise as herdsmen to an end, rather, he is pushing for the establishment of grazing reserve in the country against the wish of the owners of those lands through legislators loyal to him.