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NSCDC Commissions Female Antiterrorist Strike Force

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NSCDC Commissions Female Antiterrorist Strike Force

The Commandant General of the Nigeria security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi has assured Nigerians that the corps will do all that is needed to ensure the protection of lives and critical national assets.

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He emphasized this at the commissioning of female special antiterrorists strike force in Abuja.
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Senate Finally Confirms Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff

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Senate Finally Confirms Farouk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff

The Senate has finally confirmed the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff.

The Red Chamber took the decision on Tuesday after the consideration of the report of its joint committee on Defence and Army, led by senators Aliyu Wamakko and Ali Ndume.

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, had on June 2, referred the request of President Muhammadu Buhari for Yahaya’s confirmation to the committee.

The Defence Committee, which is chaired by Wamakko, was mandated to be the lead panel to screen the newly appointed Army chief.

Until his appointment, Yayaha was the Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai, the counter-insurgency operation in the North-East.

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Yahaya replaced Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, who died in a plane crash with ten other military officers while on an official trip to Kaduna State last month.

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Gov. Buni Commiserates with Victims of Gujba Attack

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Gov. Buni Commiserates with Victims of Gujba Attack

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala-Buni, on Friday commiserated with the families of the victims of terrorists’ attack that happened in Gujba Local Government Area, of the state.

Mala-Buni, in a statement by his Director General of Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed in Damaturu, described the victims as heroes who laid their lives in the defense of their country.

“The government and people of Yobe State commiserate with the families of the brave security men who lost their lives in the attack. The sacrifice made by these brave heroes shall never be in vain,” Governor Buni said.

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Speaking further, the governor assured the people of the state of his administration’s commitment to always work together with security agencies to safeguard lives and property of the citizenry.

Insurgents had on Thursday attacked a construction site, gunning down two police officers and an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, before burning down the heavy-duty machines on the site.

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Kebbi Attack: Army Confirms Death of Student, Free Other Students, Teachers

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Kebbi Attack: Army Confirms Death of Student, Free Other Students, Teachers

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of a student of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi.

In a statement, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations said so far, two teachers and five students have been freed. The rescue followed an encounter with the abductors in the early hours of Friday.

Nwachukwu said troops trailed them from Yauri through Riyao to Sombo community, where the kidnappers had split into two groups. One conveyed the abducted students, while the other conveyed rustled cattle.

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Ground forces and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) intercepted the groups at about 2.30 am and engaged them in a gun fire. The battle led to the release of the teachers and students as well as the recovery of 800 cattle rustled by the bandits.

Sadly, a casualty was recorded during the exchange. A female student was found to have died due to exhaustion. “The rescued teachers and students will be handed over to the Kebbi State Government”, Nwachukwu added.

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