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Boko Haram Kill 40 In Yobe state

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Boko Haram Kill 40 In Yobe state

By: Bodunrin kayode

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have killed about 40 people at Gurokayeya village of Gaidam council area of Yobe State.

Out of this figure about 20 were slaughtered directly by suspected insurgents on Monday, while 20 others lost their lives due to improvised explosive devices (IED) planted on their trail when they came to attend the funeral of their kins on Tuesday.

Police spokesman Abdulkadir Dingus told this reporter that the first 20 residents were killed by the insurgents in reprisal attacks for refusal to pay their harvest tax to the insurgents.

“The insurgents stormed the village between 5 and 6pm, called out the residents, gathered them at the village square and opened fire on them abruptly. Over 17 people died on the spot on Monday, while others were wounded and rushed to the hospital.

“The other set of 20 residents who lost their lives were among those who drove from Gaidam and neighbouring communities to the affected village for the burial of the the first batch of 20, on Tuesday.

“When returning home, their vehicle drove over an explosive device planted by the insurgents on their trail; 10 of them died on the spot while another 10 died at the Primary Health Center (PHC) where they were rushed to after the accident in Gaidam due to massive bleeding.” Said the source.

Spokesman, of the Police command in Yobe Dungus Abdulkarim, who confirmed the two incidents to newsmen today said that the combined network of security operatives were already at the sight trying to get to the bottom of the matter.”

The insurgents had stormed Gurokayaye village at about 11pm on Monday, and opened fire on residents resulting in the killing of the Village Head and about 20 others.

“Two of those who sustained severe injuries are now receiving treatment at the Gaidam PHC and two others are now at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital, Damaturu,” he further explained.

“At about 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 31, the people, who had converged on the village for the burial of those killed, drove over a landmine, and 20 people died as a result,” the Yobe Police spokesman revealed.

He described the community as a stronghold of Boko Haram insurgents, disclosing that troops have even demarcated the area as ‘No-go area’ due to the background to the incidents, remarking that theses attacks were reprisal attacks by the suspected insurgents.

“You know, this is harvest time, and the insurgents are used to going round the farming communities, collecting levies adding that “recently they stormed Tarmuwa axis of the State in their tax collection spree to exploit people further.”

Abdulkarim went on: “Following an information revealed by the locals, security agents stormed the locality and engaged the unsuspecting insurgents in a serious gunfire exchange, as a result of which two of the gunmen were killed and four were arrested, as many escaped with wounds.

“So, in reprisal, the insurgents descended on Gurokayaye village of Gaidam LGA where they killed the people with impunity.”

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Internal Security: NSCDC Takes Delivery of Gadgets to Enhance Surveillance

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Internal Security: NSCDC Takes Delivery of Gadgets to Enhance Surveillance

By: Michael Mike

The nation’s internal security has received a boost with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday took delivery of three drones and 100 highly profiled self-configured walkie-talkies from international partners.

Commandant General of NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi who received the gadgets on behalf of the Corps in his office, thanked Equipping the Needy Initiative (ETNI) and its partner for the kind gesture.

The Commandant General further reiterated that ETNI has demonstrated through their donation that security is a collaborative effort.

He said: “Our partners in their previous visit promised partnership and true to their words, they have come to fulfil that promise today, it shows that they just don’t do the talk they work the talk.”

Audi also gave the assurance that the gadgets donated will be optimally utilized, stating that “anything being given has been given as a trust and the communication centre so promised will serve as a command and control centre where we will harness our national operations. The Corps is in charge of liberated areas and provides safety and security to IDP camps.”

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Equipping the Needy Initiative, Dr Benedict Aliku in the company of some passionate citizens of the United States who are also security experts and consultants, in his address said that their donation is a testament to their commitment to supporting the NSCDC, with the firm belief that security is a collective responsibility and their resolve to play their part effectively.

Aliku maintained that the organisation will explore other areas for more collaboration, hence the intention to leverage on the NSCDC Act for future endeavours.

He said: “One such initiative as we leverage on the NSCDC Act 2003 as amended 2007 is to embark on IDP shelter projects for the needy in five states of Kaduna, Benue, Kogi, and Nasarawa, and will be managed by the NSCDC.”

He also added the construction of a Communication Command Centre that will be domiciled at the National Headquarters of NSCDC will coordinate surveillance across the nation.

Another high point was the presentation of the award to the Commandant General in recognition of his unwavering commitment to combating crime and ensuring the safety of the people of Nigeria.

The Commandant in charge of the Counter Terrorism Unit, Edike Akpan, thanked the Commandant General and partners of the Corps for beefing up the unit to meet international best practices and assured of the unit’s readiness to utilize the facility well.

The passionate United States citizens present were Judd Saul, International Director ETNI, Steve Fisher- US Adversary Board, Doug Bouton- US journalist and Mark Danner- Security consultant.

The delegation later moved to the proposed site for the construction of the Counter-terrorism Response and Communication Centre.

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Again, NAF airstrikes destroy ISWAP ‘logistic facility’ eliminate fighters in Borno

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Again, NAF airstrikes destroy ISWAP ‘logistic facility’ eliminate fighters in Borno

By: Zagazola Makama

The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralized some fighters of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in airstrikes on their locations in Dure in the Timbuktu Triangle, Borno State.

The attacks were carried out under subsidiary Operation Desert Sanity III by the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai on Thursday January 18, 2024.

Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama that the air interdiction missions were executed on the heels of credible intelligence reports indicating terrorists’ activities in the area.

The sources said that the terrorists’ logistics structure and fighters were neutralized during the air strikes.

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NASPRI INAUGURATES FIRST QUARTER 2024 COURSES

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NASPRI INAUGURATES FIRST QUARTER 2024 COURSES

By: Our Reporter

The Acting Commandant Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI), Lieutenant Colonel Adamu Ngulde has inaugurated the 1st Quarter Courses 2024 comprising of Young Officers’ Course (YOC), A3 Photography and A3 Video Operations Courses at the school auditorium in Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment Giri Abuja.

In his inaugural speech, Lt Col Ngulde while expressing satisfaction over the improved standard of training in the school and therefore urged the students to seize the opportunity to acquire the much desired knowledge on the basics of Public Relations. He further cautioned them on the negative usage of Social Media by personnel. He also added that the school will continue to sensitize students on Defence Social Media Policies.

He however thanked the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Taoreed Lagbaja for his commitment to the Directorate and NASPRI which has placed them in better position to discharge it’s functions without any form of hindrance. He also thanked the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla for continuous subscription of NASPRI courses,

Earlier, the Ag Senior Instructor of the school Captain Everest Ochienta implored the students to settle down and engage themselves with the academic task ahead as expectations are very huge. He further reminded the students that extra curricular activities such as morning PT, evening games, 3.5 Km race and field training exercises code named Ex-Mulkin Kai and Ex-Commentary will come their way sooner than expected as academic requirement before graduation.

He concluded by expressing NASPRI’s readiness to deliver on its mandate of imparting the required knowledge in line with the COAS command philosophy “To Transform the Nigerian Army into a Well-trained, Equipped and Highly Motivated Force Towards Achieving Our Constitutional Responsibilities Within a Joint Environment”.

Highlight of the event witnessed the inauguration of the students and photographs.

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