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Army kill three Boko Haram militants in Borno

The Nigerian Army says it’s troops killed three Boko Haram cattle rustlers at Mairari village in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno.

Col. Timothy Antigha, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 8 Task Force Division, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Maiduguri.

Antigha said that the troops on Sunday ambushed the insurgents cattle rustling syndicate while trying to cross into Maiduguri.

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Army kills 2 Boko Haram insurgents in Bama

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops had killed two Boko Haram insurgents at Mayanti village of Bama Local Government Council of Borno State.

Lt. Col. Kingsley Samuel, the Deputy Director Army wasPublic Rations, 7 Division, said in Maiguri the troops had ambushed a group of insurgents while trying to cross into the Sambisa Forest.

He explained that the troops neutralised two insurgents while many others escaped with gunshot wounds, adding that some food items were also recovered from the insurgents.

“The Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE resolve to rout out the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.

“MST yielded yet another result with the troops successfully ambushed unsuspecting terrorists at about 10: 45 p.m. on Friday, 6th October 2017.

“The insurgents were attempting to cross into Sambisa Forest from Mayanti village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

“The troops sprung the ambush on the terrorists and neutralised two of them, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds. The troops also recovered two bags of maize from the ambush site.

“The MST has been a potent deadly mobile lethal force engaging and neutralising the insurgents in several staging areas”.

NAN

10 INSURGENTS KILLED AND COWS RECOVERED.

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.

NAN

Nigerian Army Frees 257 Boko Haram Detainees

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, who received the rescued persons from the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Leo Irabor, during Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Maiduguri, said the military has made this year’s occasion unique after the fall of Sambisa Forest.


The Nigerian Army on Thursday freed 257 suspected Boko Haram detainees, according to an announcement made by the military at the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Maiduguri on Sunday.

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, who received the rescued persons from the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Leo Irabor, during Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Maiduguri, said the military has made this year’s occasion unique after the fall of Sambisa Forest.

Mr. Irabor said the freed detainees have no links with Boko Haram after several investigations were carried out by security agencies.

“The 257 Boko Haram detainees have been screened and found to be innocent. The Army Day celebrations have afforded us the opportunity to free them to mark the occasion,” Mr. Irabor said.

While responding, Mr. Shettima, represented by his deputy , Mamman Durkwa, paid tribute to the fallen heroes, who he said paid the supreme price for the unity of the nation.

“We must be committed to ensure that the labors of our heroes past are not in vain. I commend the Nigerian military and other security agencies for wiping out terrorists from Sambisa Forest. In fact, it makes this year’s remembrance ceremony unique,” Mr. Durkwa said.

Nigerian troops and Commander visit Kuda community in Adamawa after Boko Haram attack

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Sahara Reporters, New York

Governor Kashim Shettima accuses UNICEF, 126 NGO’s of failing to provide services to IDPs

– Governor Kashim Shettima accuses UNICEF and 126 other NGO’s of failing to justify the funds they claim to be expending on persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency

– Shettima says most of the NGOs are using funds released to them for servicing only their overheads and personnel costs

– The governor says of the 126 NGOs that have mobilised to the state, only about eight are actually providing humanitarian services to the displaced persons

Boko Haram: Borno governor 'sacks' UNICEF, 126 other NGOs

Governor Kashim Shettima has said only about eight NGOs were actually providing humanitarian services to the displaced persons in Borno state.

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has told all United Nations agencies, including UNICEF, and 126 other nongovernmental organisations to leave the state for allegedly failing to provide service to victims of Boko Haram.

Governor Shettima accused the NGO’s of failing to justify the funds they claim to be expending on persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency.

The governor said most of the NGOs were using funds released to them for servicing only their overheads and personnel costs, Premium Times reports.

“We have the list of all NGOs operating in this state; apart from the officially functioning NGOs,”

“Some of the United Nations agencies are doing their best in their own way of doing things; but to me I am not satisfied.”

He accused the UN agencies of being in the habit of using large portion of the money meant for providing for IDPs to fund their logistic needs.

He said the UN system would announce millions of dollars as intervention for victims of Boko Haram, but more than half of what was released would end up being used for recurrent spending of the humanitarian agencies.

“The huge chunk of what they are budgeting for Borno goes to service their overheads. I, as a governor don’t ride in bullet proof cars; but they spend more than $50, 000 buying bullet proof cars for themselves.

“They will construct five toilets in Gwoza and fly in helicopters more than seven times to inspect the toilets,” he said.

Mr. Shettima said he was fed-up hearing the UN’s rhetoric and had decided to take tackle his problems on his own.

He noted that of the 126 NGOs that have mobilised to the state, only about eight were actually providing humanitarian services to the displaced persons.

“The World Food Programme is doing a very good job,” he said.

“The ICRC is doing a very good job. We also appreciate the efforts of the Norwegian Refugee Council and the Danish Refugee council. The International Organisation for Migration is doing a good job. The UNHCR is also doing a good job.

“Apart from these eight NGOs, the rest of them are merely existing. I have a list of 126 NGOs in Borno state.

“But we hardly know what the UN agencies are doing. We only see them in some white flashy bullet proof jeeps; apart from that, we hardly see their visible impacts. But particularly the UNICEF, considering the huge quantum of funds at their disposal, they are not really trying.”

In another development, the Department of State Services (DSS) says it has recorded major successes against criminal gangs, kidnap syndicates and terrorist elements across the country.

The agency says the successes have further degraded the capability of these elements to operate in the county.

A statement issued by Tony Opuiyo on behalf of the agency, made available to Naij.com, noted that on 1st January, 2017, at Mutum Biyu in Gassol LGA, Taraba State, suspects identified as Bale Kolomi Grema and Kolomi Adba-Aji were arrested in a mosque after they had fled Marte, Borno State, where they were involved in Boko Haram terrorist activities.

Chibok girls: FG invites BBOG to Sambisa Forest

– FG invites BBOG to Sambisa Forest to have first-hand information on the efforts being made by the Nigerian Army to rescue the missing Chibok girls

– The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, asks the BBOG to nominate three of its members to join the guided trip to the forest on Monday, 16 Jan. 2017

– The ministers of defence and information as well the chief of air staff will also be joining the invited BBOG members and a select group of journalists on the trip

Chibok girls: FG invites BBOG to Sambisa Forest

The BBOG have continued to campaign for the rescue of Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents.

The federal government has invited members of the Bring Our Girls Back (BBOG) to join in the search for the missing Chibok girls in the Sambisa Forest.

The government said the invitation to the group is to enable the campaigners have a first-hand information on the efforts being made by the Nigerian Army to rescue the missing girls.

The Nation reports that the invitation to the BBOG was contained in a January 11, 2016 letter, signed by the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and addressed to Mrs Oby Ezekwesili the convener of the group.

In the letter, the minster asked the BBOG to nominate three of its members to join on the guided trip to the forest on Monday, January 16, 2017 in recognition of the unwavering commitment of the group to the release of the girls.

The invitation letter reads: “Let me congratulate you most sincerely for the continuing interest of your group, Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), in the fate of the Chibok girls, including those who have regained freedom and those who remain in captivity.

“In recognition of your unwavering commitment to the freedom of the girls who remain in captivity, you are invited to nominate three of the BBOG members to join you on a guided trip to the North-East on Monday, 16 Jan. 2017.

“The trip, being planned by the military, will see the Ministers of Defence and Information as well the Chief of Air Staff joining the invited BBOG members and a select group of journalists, first to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Command Centre in Yola to witness first-hand the efforts being made to search for the girls by the 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 planes; only two of the invited BBOG members will join the NAF sorties.”

But the BBOG was yet to officially respond to the government’s offer as at press time on Saturday, January 14.

Meanwhile, Troops arrest fleeing Boko Haram terrorists with 100 motorcycles

This was disclosed by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the director army public relations, on Thursday, January 12.

According to Bri-Gen Usman, the fleeing terrorists were arrested on Wednesday afternoon at Madaki village in Biu local government area, Borno state by troops of 27 Task Force Brigade stationed in Bara.