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Buhari Reassures Parents of Abducted Schoolgirls

President Muhammadu Buhari today visited Dapchi in Yobe state, where 110 schoolgirls were stolen by Boko Haram gunmen on 19 February.

He visited the town after  meeting with stakeholders in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State.

In Dapchi, Buhari reassured parents of the abducted schoolgirls that the Federal Government will not rest on its oars, until their wards are safely brought back home.

The President, who was accompanied by Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, said he had directed full scale aerial surveillance and investigation to ensure that the girls were returned safely.

“I have read the full report of what happened in Dapchi. As I received the report, I was saddened and I am praying that God will continue to console you,” he said.

President Buhari also said that government will ensure that the Boko Haram menace is totally brought to an end.

“Boko Haram was in control of many local councils in Borno and some parts of Yobe State before we came. Now it has resorted to using young girls for suicide missions in mosques, churches and motor parks.

“We will not spare their members. We will ensure that Boko Haram meets its waterloo. By the will of God, I have directed the police and reinforced them, and the army and air force to keep searching until the children are returned alive,” he said.

Governor Gaidam had promised that the state government would continue to provide all the necessary support to security agencies to enable them embark on a successful search and rescue of the girls.

In her remarks, the Principal of the Government Girls’ Science/Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, Mrs Adama Abdulkarim, said some gunmen stormed the school premises and started shooting at about 7.00pm on February 20, 2018.

“We had a roll call and realised 110 girls were missing; out of 906 girls, we had 796,” she explained.

A representative of the parents, Alhaji Bashir Manzo, appealed to the Federal Government to do all within its means for the safe return of the girls.

Source: NAN


Suspected Boko Haram insurgents attack Yobe village

Suspected members of Boko Haram sect on Tuesday  attacked Sasawa village in Damaturu Local Government Area of Yobe.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Abdulmaliki Sumonu, confirmed to newsmen that the village was attacked on Tuesday night.

“The attack happened on Tuesday night; we are still working on the details,” Summonu said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the attack came after a long time of relative peace enjoyed across the state.

Most people displaced by the insurgency had returned to their communities and engaged in agricultural activities to boost their resettlement and rehabilitation.


Foundation visits Chibok boy after successful surgery


Boko Haram’s child victim, Ali Ahmadu, has survived a corrective surgery in Dubai after being in the Intensive Care Unit for 48 hours.

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees Igho Sanomi and members of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation, who sponsored the surgery, were still at his bed side.

READ MORE: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/foundation-visits-chibok-boy-after-successful-surgery.html



Amnesty International in a fresh tally of civilians killed by Boko Haram said at least 381 were killed since April 2017 in Cameroon and Nigeria amid a spike in suicide bombings

The group said the casbhualties were more than double the previous five months, according to a report released on Tuesday.

According to data collected by the organization, a sharp rise in civilian deaths in the Far North region of Cameroon and the Nigerian states of Borno and Adamawa has been driven by the armed group’s increased use of suicide bombers – often using women and girls who are forced to carry explosives into crowded areas.

“Boko Haram is once again committing war crimes on a huge scale, exemplified by the depravity of forcing young girls to carry explosives with the sole intention of killing as many people as they possibly can,” said Alioune Tine, Amnesty International’s Director for West and Central Africa.

“This wave of shocking Boko Haram violence, propelled by a sharp rise in suicide bombings, highlights the urgent need for protection and assistance for millions of civilians in the Lake Chad region. Governments in Nigeria, Cameroon and beyond must take swift action to protect them from this campaign of terror.”


Boko Haram attacks will continue, as northeast difficult to police, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that it is difficult to police the northeast.

The vice president also stated that attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents would continue because the region is a vast area.

His spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement, quoted him as saying this during the Eid-al-adha lunch held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

According to Osinbajo, the northeast is equivalent of the whole of the United Kingdom plus Denmark or Switzerland.

He said: “I was speaking to the UK Foreign Minister a few days ago and I explained to him how it is so difficult to police the northeast. I said that this northeast that you speak about, over the past two years, we have managed to ensure that Boko Haram does not hold any territory, but there are still opportunistic attacks here and there.

“So, I explained to the Foreign Minister that we are still going to experience these attacks because of the vast area that we are dealing with. I said that the northeast is equivalent of the whole of the United Kingdom plus Denmark or Switzerland. So, we are dealing with a vast country.

“I have seen the vast farmlands of Kebbi, Jigawa and Kano. The other day we were in Taraba, a place that is already producing vegetables, cucumbers, peppers and supplying the major supermarkets in Lagos, Abuja and Kaduna that used to import these vegetables. Just five hectares of greenhouse in Taraba state is producing the needs of all the major supermarkets in Abuja, Kaduna and Lagos states.

“An Israeli farmer who works in one of those greenhouses, on getting to Jalingo for the first time and seeing the beautiful hills, sent a message to his wife saying, “We are close to heaven”. But by the time he got to Mambilla and got to the plateau, he sent another message and said, ‘We are now in heaven!’

“This is a country that has all of what other countries and people will spend money and other resources to go in search of, all of the tourism resources that people will spend money and get visas to go and see.

“This lunch this afternoon is how God wants us to be, to eat together, live together, work together and build that nation that God had in mind. I know that most of us here understand that plan of God for us. I certainly look forward to that country.”

Source: Dailytrust


NG ARMYThe Nigerian Army on Thursday said that it killed 10 Boko Haram insurgents in a clearance operations in Marte Local Government Area of Borno.

A statement issued in Maiduguri by Col. Timothy Atigha, the spokesman of the 8 Task Force Division, said the troops also recovered bicycles and cows from the insurgents.

He also said that the troops launched two separate attacks against the insurgents at Maza, Danari and Mowo villages of Marte and Monguno Local Government Areas.
Atigha said that the troops recovered 10 bicycles, carts and food items.

He disclosed that the insurgents had resorted to bicycles and carts as means of transportation due to the intensified offensive of the military against the insurgents.



Seven people has been confirmed the dead by the Adamawa State Government, in an early morning attack on Midlu village of Vapura ward in Madagali Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday.


Malam Ahmad Sajoh, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, confirmed the disheartening news to newsmen in Yola.

He stated that the insurgents attacked the village and killed six people while one of the attackers was also killed.

They (insurgents) attacked around 2 a.m. killing six people while one of them was killed by hunters.

Soldiers and hunters have dislodged them from the area, Sajoh said.

Meanwhile, the councillor representing the ward in Madagali  Local Government Council, Mr Bulus Dauda, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  that his people had vacated the area.