Troops Capture Top Boko Haram Commanders In Borno

In yet another successful covert operation, the combined troops of 26 Task Force Brigade, 21 Special Armoured Brigade and elements of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), while acting on a piece of intelligence, conducted a sting operation against some Boko Haram criminals hibernating around Pulka general area of Gwoza LGA, Borno State on 20th October 2019. The operation led to the arrest of 16 active Boko Haram members. Preliminary investigation reveals that some of the arrested suspects participated in the heinous attack on Pulka and Gwoza including the barbaric execution of some Nigeria Police personnel sometime ago.

It is heart-warming to mention that 2 of the arrested Boko Haram criminals have been on the Nigerian Army most wanted Boko Haram list earlier published on Serials 41 and 90. The arrested suspects are: Lawan Abubakar Umar Garliga and Bayaga Manye ( on serial 41 and 90 respectively of the Nigerian Army most wanted Boko Haram list), Alhaji Umaru (a Boko Haram Logistics Supplier), Goni Agwala (Boko Haram Logistics supplier), Momodu Shetene (Boko Haram Logistics Supplier and bicycles repairer), Hassan Audu (Boko Haram Logistic Supplier), Usman Manye AKA Yega ( Boko Haram Logistics supplier ), Ali Lawan (Boko Haram Logistics supplier) and Modu Mallum (Boko Haram Logistics supplier). Others are, Modu Abubakar Jugudum, Bulama Ali, Umar Usman, Mustapha Alhaji Mele (Boko Haram Rifle man and vulcanizer), Abor Lassan, Mallum Ari and Mala Bala.

Following the massive success recorded by the troops during the sting operation, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has commended the Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maj Gen Olusegun Adeniyi as well as the officers and men of Operation LAFIYA DOLE for this commendable feat in service of their fatherland. He also enjoined them to continue to sustain the pressure on the criminals and ensure there is no hiding place for them and their collaborators.

You are kindly requested to disseminate above information to the general public for awareness. Thank you for your usual cooperation.

Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator
21 October 2019

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Deal Decisively With Criminals, Respect Human Rights, As Chief of Army Staff Addresses Troops in Zamfara Today

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has once again directed troops fighting bandits, marauders and other criminals in Zamfara, katsina and Sokoto States among others to deal decisively with all criminal elements in their areas of operations.

General TY Buratai made the charge while addressing the troops at the Headquarters 1 Brigade in Gusau, Zamfara State.

He commended the troops for their commitment and professional disposition at sustaining and consolidating on the ongoing peace deal in the state and urged them to maintain aggressive posture against unrepentant bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers.

He used the opportunity to reiterate the combat readiness and resolve of the Nigerian Army to protect the lives and property of all law abiding Nigerians. He further enjoined the troops to remain disciplined, committed, dedicated and absolutely loyal to constituted authority at all times.

General Buratai reiterated his charge to the troops to always adhere to the Nigerian Army’s extant Rules of Engagement and Code of Conduct during operations and training exercises, as human rights violations by any personnel will never be condoned. According to him, – “No officer or soldier should take laws into his/her hands, innocent civilians must be protected at all times, rights abuses will never be encouraged, condoned or go unpunished”.

He assured the troops of the commitment of the Army under his leadership to their welfare and that of their families. He further informed the troops of the speedy completion of the numerous ongoing residential and office accommodations, water projects and provision of medical facilities in the newly established barracks in Gusau and others in the newly formed units and formations across the country.

While in Gusau, the COAS inspected ongoing projects in the barracks and visited Wounded In Action soldiers at the Federal Medical Centre Gusau. He was the day before, on 6 October 2019 visited the Zamfara State Governor Bello Mutawalle in Government House Gusau to thank him for the interventions in the Army Barracks Gusau where water and electrification projects are being executed by the state government.

Acting Director Army Public Relations
7 October 2019

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FG To Expedite Reconstruction Of North East Communities – Osinbajo

Following the signing into law of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) Act, the rebuilding of communities devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East will receive priority attention in the Next Level of the Buhari administration, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday at the Palace of the Shehu of Borno, His Eminence, Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, during his visit to Borno State where he commissioned some projects executed by the State government.

According to the Vice President, “the concerns over the rebuilding of the North-East remain possibly the most important challenge that we have as a government and we want to assure you that it remains on the front burner of the Federal Government.

“Recently Mr. President signed into law the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) Act. We now have a law which backs the vehicle for the renewed development and rehabilitation of the North-East.

“And with the commitment of those who have been appointed to run the affairs of the NEDC, we are bound to see a great deal of improvement in the pace of rehabilitation and construction of the North-East, especially Borno which is the worst hit by the insurgency.

“Your eminence can be at rest that we will do our very best and continue to give all of our support and help to rebuild Borno.”

The Vice President also commended the leadership of Governor Kashim Shettima and his commitment to the welfare of the people despite challenges posed by the insurgency.

He said “the commissioning of works completed by the government of Kashim Shettima is a tribute to his dedication to the people of the state and to the most worthy cause of all, which is the cause of humanity.

“He has demonstrated that empathy and the sort of commitment that we want to see in our leaders all over this country.

“President Buhari has frequently commented about the good fortune of the people of Borno State, that they have a governor such as himself (Shettima) at a time of the greatest challenges that the state has been confronted with. And I am sure he has laid a solid foundation for his successor in office to do even better.”

Earlier, Governor Shettima thanked the Vice President for his concern for the people of Borno which, according to him, had been demonstrated by his frequent visits to the state and the construction of a school for children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency.

On his part, the Shehu of Borno, His Eminence, Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, thanked the Vice President for the visit and appealed more slots to be allotted to indigenes of the state in recruitment into Federal agencies and parastatals.

Some of the projects commissioned by the Vice President during the visit include the reconstructed Ibrahim Damcida Primary School, the newly constructed GSM Complex, the Asheik Jarma Primary School, the dualised Damboa road, the reconstructed Usman Gaji Galtimari Estate, the Maryam Abacha Women & Children Hospital, and a new complex at Government College, all in Maiduguri metropolis.

Prof. Osinbajo also visited and interacted with children at the Learning Centre – a school built for children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency under the North East Children’s Trust.

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EU Commends Nigeria On Deradicalization Of Ex-Boko Haram Terrorists

The European Union has commended the Gombe state government, Nigerian Army and officials of “operation safe corridor” on its deradicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration Programme of boko haram terrorists.

According to its Ambassador in Nigeria, Ketil Karslen the Programme would go a long way in tackling the insurgency in the north east and guarantee education for its youth.

The E.U. envoy want in the north east to look at the deradicalization Programme of the Nigerian Army and to understand the peculiarities on the war against insurgent groups in the north east.

Officials of “operation safe corridor” say they have concluded plans to reintegrate one hundred and fifty-four ex-combatants into the communities with the conclusion of the deradicalization Programme.

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Air Force Strikes Boko Haram In Lake Chad

The Nigerian Air Force said on Monday that it has launched successful air strikes on Boko Haram terrorists at the fringes of Lake Chad, destroying their structures in the process.

Its spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said in a statement that the attacks were carried out after intelligence reports indicated their presence in the area.

Air Commodore Daramola said :”The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ vehicle and some logistics infrastructure at Tumbun Sale and Tumbun Allura on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.

“The operation was conducted on 8 March 2019 on the heels of intelligence reports indicating the presence of ISWAP fighters along with some vehicles and logistics support items well camouflaged under the dense vegetation within the settlements.

“Accordingly, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet, supported by an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, was dispatched to attack the terrorists’ hideouts in successive strikes resulting in damage to several structures as well as the destruction of one of the terrorists’ vehicles, which was seen engulfed in flames.

“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the Northeast. “

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Air Force Strikes Boko-Haram In Damasak

The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, has repelled an attack
on a military base in Damasak, Borno State, by the Iswap faction of Boko Haram terrorists.

An assessment video showed that several gun trucks belonging to the terrorists were destroyed in the air strikes in the location north of Borno State.

The attacks were executed whilst providing close air support for the ground troops at Damasak who were in pursuit of the terrorists after they had attempted to attack their location.

The Nigerian Air Force MI-35m helicopter gunship engaged the group of terrorists’ gun trucks in successive waves of attacks as they retreated, destroying and immobilizing some of them, and killing several of the terrorists.

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Chief Of Air Staff Abubakar Tasks Airforce To Wipe Out Boko Haram Terrorists

Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has asked his men to deal harder and effective punches, against the remaining elements of the Boko Haram insurgency, in the North East.

The Air Chief said this when he commissioned a crew room for the air task force, in Maiduguri.

Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar told officers and men, that he has always sought to evolve strategies that would enable the service, adequately project air power, to effectively and efficiently deal with prevalent security threats.

One of those strategies is also to ensure that personnel welfare is given priority.

He said he is happy with the performances so far, and urged the men not to relent.

“I reassure you of our support…national economic realities permit. ”

The crew room building which houses a briefing room, library, a computer room, a pilots life-support room and bedrooms for pilots on standby among others, was formally commissioned by former Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Al-Amin Daggash.

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U.S. Designates Boko Haram, ISIS ‘Entities Of Particular Concern’

The United States has announced the designation of the Boko Haram terrorist group as an entity “of particular concern”.

The U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in a statement, designated Boko Haram alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), al-Qa’ida and al-Shabab.

Pompeo also designated Saudi Arabia, Iran, Burma, North Korea, among “countries of particular concern”, while Comoros, Russia, and Uzbekistan were placed on “special watch list”.

“On November 28, 2018, I designated Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, as Countries of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for having engaged in or tolerated ‘systematic, ongoing, (and) egregious violations of religious freedom.

“I also placed Comoros, Russia, and Uzbekistan on a Special Watch List for governments that have engaged in or tolerated ‘severe violations of religious freedom.

“Finally, I designated al-Nusra Front, al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qa’ida, al-Shabab, Boko Haram, the Houthis, ISIS, ISIS-Khorasan, and the Taliban as Entities of Particular Concern,” Pompeo said.

The U.S. top diplomat regretted that in far too many places across the globe, individuals continue to face harassment, arrests, or even death for simply living their lives in accordance with their beliefs.

Pompeo said: “The United States will not stand by as spectators in the face of such oppression.

“Protecting and promoting international religious freedom is a top foreign policy priority of the Trump Administration.

“In July, I hosted the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, which brought together some 85 like-minded governments and more than 400 civil society organisations to harness global attention and motivate forceful action to advance respect for the human right of religious freedom”.

According to him, safeguarding religious freedom is vital to ensuring peace, stability, and prosperity.

“These designations are aimed at improving the lives of individuals and the broader success of their societies.

“I recognise that several designated countries are working to improve their respect for religious freedom; I welcome such initiatives and look forward to continuing the dialogue.

“The United States remains committed to working with governments, civil society organisations, and religious leaders to advance religious freedom around the world,” Pompeo said.

The Boko Haram terrorist activities have claimed thousands of people’s lives, and affected millions of families, leaving behind huge humanitarian crises, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

“The humanitarian crisis in North East Nigeria that has spilled into neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger, is one of the most severe in the world today.

“In North East Nigeria, 10 years of conflict has left more than seven million people in dire need of help in the three worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

“About 1.8 million people are internally displaced. People need food, water, shelter and health services,” the UN agency said.


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You Are Better Trained Than Boko Haram, Buratai Tells Special Forces

The Nigerian Army has challenged its Special Forces to prove that they have better training and tactics than terrorists by making the difference and positive impact in the ongoing counter-terrorism operations.

The Chief of Army of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, gave the charge in Maiduguri on Sunday, while addressing the Armed Forces Special Forces and Army Strike Group deployed in the North-East.

“You are selected specially and deployed here in the North East. You are given special training and that is why you are called Special Forces.

“I am here to tell you that you have a great job to do and you must do it properly.

“You are deployed in the North-East to make a difference because of your special training. If there will be any challenge in terms of capacity, I believe you will fill that gap and you have all it takes to do that.

“If you apply the training that you are given, we all have cause to be proud to belong the armed forces of our great country,’’ Buratai said.

He warned them against exhibiting cowardice, saying “we do not have time for the chicken-hearted, the cowards.

“You all must brace up and be brave. We have done the greatest job so far in the North-East; the greatest in terms of degrading the terrorists.

“We are better trained, better equipped. We know tactics better than them and what is remaining for us is to dominate everywhere and dominate our areas of responsibilities.

“We must dominate the whole of the North-East.’’

He added: “Terrorists must no longer be allowed the freedom to move about and commit heinous crime and escape.

“They must be dealt with squarely. We must say no to their vain and invalid threats.”

“Henceforth, there should be no dull moment in our operations. There should be no gap, but make a difference,’’ he concluded.

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How Buhari Failed, Fighting Boko Haram: Facts And Figures, By @JeSuisNaija

Are Nigerians less safer today from deadly insurgency than they were before change of government in 2015? Let’s find out by reviewing key findings of unbiased global reports, which includes Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

References shall include but not limited to:
1. CSIS|Patterns in Global Terrorism:1970-2016
2. Sixth Report on Violence (2016),
3. Global Terrorism Index (2012 – 2017) 4. Amnesty Int’l (1999 – 2017)
5. Open Doors (2016)
6. UN – Counter Terrorism Implementation Taskforce (2018)

Asides violence history of herdsmen referred to as Fulani Militants that has spanned more than two decades, advent of Boko haram which peaked in 2014 in Nigeria introduced grievous dimensions to insurgency, as explicitly documented by Global Terrorism Index, Sydney, Australia.

While Global Terrorism Index (GTI) of 2012 – 2014 share close similarities in trends and distribution of violent occurrence in Nigeria, there’s a remarkable difference in 2016, as published in 2017. Pitching the 2016 reports against that of 2014 is damning illustrative.

Globally, terrorists’ activities increased by 80percent in 2014 to its highest recorded level. The largest ever year-on-year. Five countries, Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria accounted for 78percent of the entire global attacks. Nigeria ranked number 2.

Boko haram overtaking ISIL in 2014 to become the most deadly terrorist group in the world, accounted for terrorism deaths increase by 314% in Nigeria, representing 6,644 lives. ISIL was responsible for 6,073. Buhari wasn’t Nigeria’s President in 2014.

Iraq and Nigeria accounted for 53percent of world-wide deaths in 2014, with Nigeria having an unprecedented singular highest global increase. Let’s clap for Jonathan, ki e de fun PDP ni atewo.

Nigeria experienced the biggest yearly deterioration in terrorism combat in 2014. There were 5,662 more people killed from terrorism in 2014 than in 2013. In 2013 Boko haram killed only 1,595. This was d year of Banex Plaza bombing in Abuja. See

Similarly, Fulani militants (killer herdsmen) killed 1,229 people in 2014, as against the 63 it killed in 2013. Pastors who use the pulpit to bear false witness that Buhari started Fulani Herdsmen as an Islamic agenda to wipe out Christianity needs to beg God for forgiveness.

According to GTI, 2015 figures of insurgent attacks in Nigeria showed transitional moderate decline. Sixth Report on Violence (2016) also showed the monthly statistics trend for 2015:
January – 1,926
February – 2,561
March – 1,674
July – 1,978
December – 1,326

2017 GTI results showed death caused by terrorism dropped by 13% between 2015 & 2016. Nigeria, which recorded highest global increase in 2014 has the highest global decrease in 2016 with 3,100 fewer people killed compared to 2015, representing 80% reduction.

Most international terrorism reports converged concurrently with 2017 GTI Results on Nigeria and it’s @HQNigerianArmy and @NigAirForce
efforts that, “Nigeria recorded its second consecutive year of reduction with 63% drop to 1,832 deaths from 7,512 killed in 2014” under PDP.

The success of @AsoRock were painted in glowing colours for 2016 stating: “Nigeria saw the biggest decrease in deaths from terrorism in 2016. Deaths dropped by 63% from 4,940 in 2015 to 1,832. This is a further decline from the peak in 2014 when over 7,512 people were killed.

Many international reputable sources stated Boko haram killed over 12,000 people in Nigeria through coordinated attacks between 2013 and 2015. However, the figure dropped steeply to 762 deaths in 2016. This significant decrease coincided with successful @AsoRock actions.

Fellow Nigerians, the rude shocker and most beautiful part of my findings is @MBuhari Military Spending for 2016, when it achieved global most significant reduction of terrorism, is lesser than d spending in 2014 when Nigeria broke world record with d highest terrorism deaths.

So basically, the more PDP increased Nigeria’s military spendings, the more Boko haram killed more people and was planting its flag in new territories within sovereign Nigeria. It was apparent where the money went. It was also apparent nobody was fighting Boko haram. Shame!!

If you are still in doubt why there’s so much poverty today, look at Defence Expenditure Percent of GDP from 2008 – 2014, and 2016 when the military achieved a lot:
2008 – 14.38
2009 – 15.47
2010 – 16.66
2011 – 17.36
2012 – 14.06
2013 – 13.38
2014 – 12.61
2015 – 11.11
2016 – 9.99

Apart from weapons contract $500Million awarded to Arthur Eze and Tompolo’s Warships supply to NIMASA, international media was awash with how SEI signed up for Nigeria six Mi-24 & Mi-35 helicopters from Dolarian for $25m each, which normal value was $5m each as stated in a court.

Some of us are asking why Buhari is doing things close to election period. The government started its first year 2015/2016 immediately curtailing Boko haram. It entered its second phase 2016/2017 battling recession. This 2018. When is he supposed to start #TraderMoni Eyin abunu?

In our recent past as a people, there was a president that hides inside Aso Rock on October 1 independence day, out of fear for Boko haram. My heart leapt when i saw the @NigAirForce air display on October 1, 2018 which i saw last as a child.

As @MBuhari is fighting Boko haram, he is building military infrastructure to a state of pride. @NigAirForce announced in June this year that @MBuhari has bought 18 aircrafts for it between 2015-2018, just 3yrs! But all some of you know is to open mouth like “na my dog kill aam.”

How is @MBuhari doing almost 35% less military spending than previous govts and he’s achieving better results? @HQNigerianArmy stated unknowingly to us, d Army is manufacturing the weapons its using in the N-East locally. @NigAirForce is also reviving its old aircrafts same way.

On herdsmen @NigAirForce is opening Quick Response Wing across middle belt, asides @HQNigerianArmy FOBs. Yet @MBuhari is bailing out states for salaries. He’s paying pension. He’s building Fx reserves, roads, rails. If we miss it in 2019, our children will meet d suffering. Bye!



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Boko Haram: How To Uphold Ethics In Security Reportage, By Ayobami Akanji

If journalists want long term credibility in their profession, they should go in that direction. Have more respect for readers. ~ Julian Assange

On April 14 2018, Ahmad Salkida – a freelance journalist, broke the internet with a 26-tweet thread, which itemized the status, according to him – of the pending 113 abducted Chibok Girls, still in captivity with the Boko Haram insurgents, claiming that only “15” are alive.

This trended worldwide, across social media and traditional media, with various national and international newspapers carrying screaming headlines on the day parents of the girls were savoring the anguish of not seeing their daughters in the last four years. Salkida noted, with a wave of his hand, that some have been married off, killed in friendly fire, are slaves to the insurgents, etc. Only to come forth two days after and correct his earlier tweets – saying that 30 of the girls are now alive, such inconsistency is dangerously alarming.

Without taking the anguish of the parents into consideration, the tireless efforts, of government – plus risk embarked upon by our security personnel who are totally committed to bringing back the girls safe and alive. It is safe to say, Salkida took the very unethical path of a journalist in this reportage that borders solemnly on preserving National Security. He sometimes, as key security analysts argue, his tweets “ reads like the state of the union address by the insurgents”

This warrants us to ask if the freelancer journalist is caught between two

The case of James Rosen is a pointer to the State going the extra mile to safeguard the nation. The Department of Justice (DOJ) got a secret warrant to access his email and retrieve information deemed National Security risk. No one should be an aider, abetter or co-conspirator with insurgents who are hell-bent on destroying the Nation and pose threats to the peace and stability of our regional allies – by giving them their oxygen “publicity”.

The carnage brought by actions of this misplaced insurgency should warrant the cooperation of all and sundry in sharing the rightful intelligence with the appropriate authorities, and less space given to the insurgents, who thrive on fake news to bolster their dwarf importance. The freelancer should stop barking up the wrong tree. It has been established that Salkida bites off more than he can chew and aligns that with a vague besmear of his person.

It is important to mention the existence of a blurry line between media freedom and National Security. Journalists as the representatives of the fourth estate of the realm are to guard against possible harms from unauthorized disclosures of information which are potentially harmful. It is the duty of a journalist to know which information (s) to be
shared publicly and what truly should remain secret in the interest of National Security. There is a need for a clear understanding that peace and development can only take place when there is security, and we can’t have freedom where the state is non-existent.

Unfortunately, we have a Presidential aspirant who uses his online platform – which can be described as a guerrilla hub – to disseminate fake news in the guise of discrediting a government he wants to replace. To achieve this sinister motive, his platform which is not an oasis in the desert, claimed blatantly that “BH Captures Damasak 24 hours after Buratai’s Visit.” weeks back. This was a tissue of lies from the deepest pit of hell, as OWN troops led by the Chief of Army Staff repelled the attack and inflicted maximum damages on the insurgents. It is a known rule on the streets that one shouldn’t get high on
his own supply.

Nevertheless, ethical journalism should be upheld religiously by those in the craft of news-making and ensure that facts are cross-checked before disseminating them for consumption. A strive for accuracy, not clicks or re-tweets is important when putting out information with the aim of avoiding harm on the general populace.

We remember with nostalgia, the glorious days of journalism; how bad a topic was more or less a determinant for how furious your punishment will be. We remember the powerful pen of Dele Giwa, the unmatched prose of Dan Agbese, the almost photographic memory of Ben Lawrence, coherent viewpoint of Garba Shehu, well scripted editorials of Dare Babarinsa, the creative madness of Femi Adesina and many more. We remember how true these men were to the ethics defining their profession, how they won’t, for any price or ego, compromise their standards nor would they drag their profession into murky waters of being nonplussed. Sadly, what we are seeing today is parallel to the above quote by Assange.

These days, falsehood is almost prophetic as people who still cling to the crumbs of yesterday’s bazaar that was wiped away by the new Sheriff in town are united in their desperate bid to see anything bad about him. So glued they are in their pedestrian attempt to feel good about a man they feel bad about, that they suspend their sense of thoughts in a buffer and allow their emotions the freedom to roam about the other side of the city.

However, it is poignant to highlight the transparency adopted by the security agencies in updating Nigerians on activities of the Armed Forces in the Theatre of Operation. We salute the Nigerian Air Force who, strategically brief Nigerians about the amount of air sorties, Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) conducted, the mission of such operations which are either; providing support for offensive/clearance, conducting independent air operations, degrading the enemy, etc.

Obviously government and media leaders need to create a convergence of communication were they both can share concerns among one another with the view of understanding each other’s perspective without compromising National Security.

President Buhari, as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has been consistent in his desire to have the abducted girls rescued alive, he restates this all the time: “There will be no rest till the last girl, whether from Chibok or Dapchi, is released”, he posits. We experienced the swift response of government in rescuing the Dapchi girls, same is ongoing for the remainder of the Chibok girls and the lone Dapchi girl in captivity.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Akanji is a security analyst and writes from Abuja

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Army Repels Boko Haram Attack In Borno Community

The Nigerian Army inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram insurgents when they attempted attack on the military location in  Katarko community in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

The army spokesman, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu in a statement on Thursday said the troops immediately swung into action following a tip off and pushed the terrorists backward with superior fire power.

He, however, said some of the terrorists escaped into nearby bushes but efforts were on to get them, adding that the troops were currently embarking on clearance patrol in the area.

Chukwu urged Yobe residents in general and Katarko in particular, to go about their legitimate businesses and report any suspicious activities or movement in their area to the law enforcement agents for prompt action.


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