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Army Nabs Boko Haram Suppliers in Borno State

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Boko Haram Suppliers in Borno State has been Captured – Nigeria Army Disclose

The Nigerian Army said yesterday that it has arrested boko haram suppliers of logistics such as petrol and drugs to members of the Boko Haram sect in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Stock Photo- Nigerian Army On Patrol - Boko Haram Suppliers Nabbed

Stock Photo- Nigerian Army On Patrol – Boko Haram Suppliers Nabbed

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The acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brig-Gen Bulama Biu who disclosed this while reacting to the ban imposed on the supply of firewood and charcoal in the state noted that the Boko Haram logistics supply syndicates were arrested among loggers and charcoal dealers.

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He hinted that intelligence report indicated that some dealers in Maiduguri were hiding under the guise of firewood trade to aid the insurgents. Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri, Biu said, “Some of them are errand boys of the Boko Haram insurgents.

They hide food items, drugs, petrol and other items beneath their trucks, and supply them to the terrorists. “We also found out that some of them are running businesses on behalf of the Boko Haram insurgents.

They go deep into the forest where ordinary people cannot venture to cut down trees, burn and produce charcoal.

“This could not be possible except they are in agreement with the insurgents. We arrested some of them and they made quite revealing testimonies. We shall fish them out to put an end to their nefarious activities”.

He stated that the military had allowed suppliers from other states such as Oyo, Kano, Katsina, Niger and Kaduna to supply their goods under strict supervision of the command.

He called on the people to support the military and other security agencies to end insurgency as well as protect lives and property.

On his part, the chairman, Borno chapter of Firewood Sellers Association of Nigeria, Malam Maidugu Ali, expressed dismay over the development.

Expressing the association’s shock at the allegation by the military authorities, Ali said the union had engaged members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) to support the military in the screening of its members before allowing them entry into Maiduguri.

He also stated that the union had adopted measures to screen vehicles conveying firewood or charcoal to Maiduguri to check suspicious activities among its members.

Ali disclosed that more than 60 members of the association were killed by the Boko Haram insurgents in the past 10 years.

He said, “Three years ago we also recorded an incident when the insurgents’ hijacked one of our trucks and used it for suicide bomb attack. Both the driver and his boy were killed during the incident. “We are also victims of insurgency; we are strict in the registration of new members. Any prospective person must produce two sureties before he is enrolled and engage in firewood trade”.

SOURCE: Leadership

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Kaduna Govt Suspends Schools Resumption Indefinitely Over Banditry

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Kaduna Govt Suspends Schools Resumption Indefinitely Over Banditry

The Kaduna State government has suspended the resumption of schools across local governments of the state until further notice.

Addressing a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday, Governor Nasir El-Rufai explained that the government took the decision due to the ongoing aggressive military operation against bandits in most parts of the state.

He informed the meeting attended by members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), as well as professional and community-based associations that the operation was aimed at flushing bandits out from their hideouts.

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Governor El-Rufai added that the government was committed to protecting vulnerable children from being attacked by fleeing bandits who were already feeling the superior firepower of the military.

He revealed that the military has deployed more troops to the state for the operation and warned the residents to be vigilant and mindful of unknown faces in their midst, saying fleeing bandits might infiltrate their communities.

This is coming even as reports show that bandits on Monday kidnapped the traditional ruler of Jaba kingdom in kaduna state, 80-year old kpop Ham, Dr. Danladi Gyet Maude.

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Police Condemn Lynching of Three Alleged Armed Robbers In Imo

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Police Condemn Lynching of Three Alleged Armed Robbers In Imo

The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Abutu Yaro, has condemned the lynching of three alleged armed robbers by some angry mob in the state on Saturday.

Yaro disclosed this in a statement issued by the state Police Command’s Spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam on Sunday in Owerri.

He said it was against the law for anybody or a group of persons to carry out jungle justice against suspected criminals.

According to Yaro, suspects should be taken to the police station for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

Recall that three armed men were caught on Saturday in Umuna Orlu Local Government Area of Imo, allegedly robbing some traders and were set ablaze by an angry mob.

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The robbers were said to have been beaten, tied and set ablaze before the Police patrol team arrived at the scene and efforts made to arrest the perpetrators proved abortive as they all ran away on sighting the Police.

The Commissioner while condemning the barbaric act, advised members of the public and communities alike to always hand over suspects to the police for proper investigations and prosecution instead of taking the laws into their hands.

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Mixed Reactions Greet Release of 28 Bethel Baptist High School Students

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Mixed Reactions Greet Release of 28 Bethel Baptist High School Students

There were mixed reactions as bandits released 28 of the 118 remaining students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna, on Sunday.

The students were kidnapped in the early hours of July 5, 2021 around 2am at the school premises along the Kaduna-Kachia highway, Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

The students released by the bandits had spent 20 days in their abductees’ den.

Three of the students were reported to have escaped from the bandits, and up until the Sunday release, 118 students had been with the bandits, with a ransom of N60m being demanded by their abductors.

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The Proprietor of the school, who is also the President, Kaduna Baptist Conference, Reverend Ishaya Jangado, broke the news to parents of the students who had besieged the school premises on Sunday.

Jangado, while addressing the parents, said the bandits had agreed to be releasing the remaining students in batches.
He begged the distraught parents to remain calm and be faithful as, according to him, “the good Lord that started the work would complete it.”

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