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Chibok Girls: PDP condemns swap deal with Boko Haram

Opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concern over the swap deal reportedly carried out by the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari secure the freedom of the girls suspected to have been kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group. In a statement made by the National Publicity Secretary of National Caretaker Committee of the party, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, it said that the capture of the girls by insurgents in 2014 traumatised the entire nation. According to it, the abduction and detention of the girls in the last three years had brought extreme pain and suffering to their families, the country and people of goodwill across​ the world. “What is, however, of great concern is the price paid to secure the release of the girls. “According to reports, the girls were released in exchange for the release of suspected Boko Haram terrorists being held by the government. “If that is the Case, we say it’s a heavy price to pay and an unusual one at that,” the party stated. It said that it did not think that exchanging the innocent girls for hardened criminals like the terrorists was the right approach. It pointed out that the implication of the “exchange’’ was the released had escaped justice. “By releasing the arrested terrorists, all the efforts made by security agencies to bring them to book have come to nothing and a setback for the war on insurgency. “Their release is tantamount to releasing terrorists) to resume their war against society. “Many of them can find their ways back to the terrorists’ camps from where they can unleash terror against the country. “Others who are allowed to roam freely in society can become veritable recruiting agents and purveyors of suicide bombing and urban terrorism.” It believed that with such exchange, the Boko Haram terrorists had been emboldened to continue their terror and kidnapping of innocent people. According to the PDP, the terrorists will continue with their tactics believing that they can always use it to blackmail the government to release their members and to extract other concessions. It stressed that the piece-meal release of the girls meant that the terrorists wanted to extract more concessions from the government and at the end, prolong the insurgency. “The release of the girls will increase the agony and high expectancy of the remaining girls still in custody of the terrorists and their families who will be wondering why they have not been as lucky. “It therefore would have been better to ensure the release of all the girls at once.” It said that negotiations were in clear violation of generally accepted international principle of “never negotiate with terrorists”. It stated that the international principle was sound and logical because negotiation with the terrorists only fueled their urge to continue with their heinous crimes. “However, we recognize the concern of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the earliest release of the Chibok girls for domestic and international considerations. “Equally, we are very concerned about the safe return of the girls to their families at the earliest possible time, and will continue to disagree that negotiating with the terrorists is the right approach to achieving the objective. “Meanwhile, we rejoice with the girls and their families and hope that their remaining colleagues will join them in freedom in no distant future.”

DSS arrests 35 high-profile Boko Haram terrorists in Ekiti, Bauchi and Kano

Image result for Department of State ServicesReports have it that Department of State Services, DSS, began operations that led to the arrest of 35 high-profile Boko Haram terrorists. The arrest was made known in a statement signed by Mr. Tony Opuiyo on behalf of the DSS.

On 20th March, a joint operation by the military and DSS led to the arrest of Adenoyi Abduslam, a Boko Haram kingpin, in Ado-Ekiti.
Abdusalam was caught with an AK-47 while making arrangements for the kidnap of high-level targets in Ekiti. Other suspected Boko Haram terrorists have also been nabbed in Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Kogi states among others, Sahara Reporters reveals.

On 17th March, in Lafia, Nasarawa State, the DSS caught 29-year old Usman Ladan Rawa (a.k.a Mr. X), a Boko Haram member. It was discovered that he rented an apartment for notorious terrorist Abdullahi Isa, with a view to establishing a base for terrorism, kidnapping and robbery around Abuja, Minna and adjoining communities. On 15 March, Nasiru Sani (aka Osama), a top Boko Haram commander who escaped from prison in 2010, was arrested in Bauchi. On that same day, Adamu Jibrin, who operated with the pseudonym Dantata Sule was arrested at Jeka-da-Fari Market, Gombe State. Jibrin allegedly operated as a middleman for Boko Haram members and their commanders, especially a Boko Haram member identified as Kanumbu. The suspect was said to have admitted being a member of the sect.

Sahara Reporters gave the names of the suspected terrorists arrested, the dates on which they were arrested and where they were nabbed. Read the rest of their report below:

Between 1 and 2 March, at Ngalda in Fika Local Government Area of Yobe State and Nagazi in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State, the DSS rounded up Abdulazeez Umaru and Nuhu Usman aka Okadigbo respectively. Umaru, who confessed his membership of Boko Haram, was arrested with the assistance of a local vigilante group. Preliminary investigations, according to the statement, revealed Usman’s participation many attacks in Kogi State.

On 2 February, the DSS said it arrested one Suleiman Yahaya, who had been on the wanted list of security agencies. Yahaya was arrested during a raid in Potiskum Local Government Area of Yobe State for participation in a string of terrorist attacks around Borno and Yobe states. Five days later in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State, officers of the service picked up Mohammed Isyaka (aka Maikwano) for his complicity in Boko Haram attacks in the North East. On 9 February, at Ayingba in Kogi State, the trio of Uwais Abubakar, Abdullahi Umaru and Mukhtar Suleman, all Boko Haram terrorists, were arrested by the DSS tactical team. According to the statement, the suspects were actively involved in series of attacks on select targets, including Federal Polytechnic, Idah; Kogi State University and the newly constructed Kogi State Revenue House, Lokoja.

Ali Bukar and Mustapha Umar were equally arrested on 17 March in Kano. One Abdullahi Isah, an indigene of Isari in Yobe State, was arrested in Lafia for gun-running to raise funds for Boko Haram operations.  Eleven days later, the DSS nabbed a Boko Haram commander and food supplier, Ibrahim Fulata and his associates, Shamsudeen Aliyu, Zaharadeen Ibrahim and Suleiman Abubakar at Zaria Clinic, Dustsen Tanshi area of Bauchi.

In Nasarawa, Kaduna State, Ibrahim Sule and Bello Shehu, suspected abductors of two German nationals Dr. Peter Breuning and Johannes Brehinger, were arrested.

In Umuahia, Abia State on 9 February, two suspected kidnappers, Tochukwu Prince Johnson and Madubuike Christopher Iromaka were arrested for allegedly threatening to abduct two businessmen. Also on 12 February, Saidu Musa, described as a notorious bandit, was busted in Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. He was found in possession of a pump action gun and 23 cartridges kept in his car.

Yet another suspected kidnapper, Ashiru Abubakar, was picked up at Maraban Jos Junction in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The DSS described him as a member of the gang that abducted 11 travelers along Kaduna-Abuja Road. The DSS also busted kidnappers in Kaduna, Kogi, and Plateau states. They included Bingel Mohammed, Kabiru Lawal, Dahiru Lawal and Shagari Usman.

On February 24, at Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State, the DSS picked up Abubakar Mohammed aka Baba Dogo, who is identified as a notorious kidnapper/cattle rustler. The same day in Ankpa Kogi State, suspected kidnapper, Mallam Idris Baba, 30, was shot dead while trying to evade arrest.

In Wudil Local Government Area of Kano State, the DSS said it arrested Ahmed Muhammed, a high- profile Boko Haram terrorist, who kept custody of persons abducted by sect members. One Yusuf Hayatudeen, the service disclosed, was arrested for terrorism at Oziokutu Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State for the threat to bomb a radio station in nearby Okene.

See what Boko Haram did to Nigeria Soldiers in an attack yesterday

It has been reported that the troops attached to the 121 Task Force Battalion killed 20 Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday, November 26th. The troops were escorting local government officials including the Caretaker committee chairman of Gwoza Local Government Council, Hon. Saeed Salisu Sambo and travellers from Pulka to Maiduguri when the terrorists abushed the convoy.They fired shots at the troops and officials, detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs). However, the troops successfully repelled the attack. Six soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries.

The council boss took to his Facebook page to recount the incident.

What he wrote below:

“Alhamdulillah, we thank Almighty The Exalted One for sparing our lives from the ambush of the BH. We scaled this attack with the help of our gallant Nigerian Army Soldiers of 121 Task Force Battalion Pulka, who were escorting me and my entourage from Pulka to Maiduguri. The incident happen at about 5km into Bama town 10am after living Nguro-Soye.

The insurgent detonated an IED and followed by sporadic gun shoot which was repelled by the gallant soldiers which i can’t deny to comment this gallantry work of the duo Patrol Commanders of the 121BN i.e (Capt. S. Suleiman and Lt. N. Ayuba). In the event of the ambush, six (6) soldiers sustain degrees of injuries, and more than twenty of heinous actors (BH) were killed by the rocket launcher as i vividly saw them them running away, as the military engage them in response. The officers injured were Sgt Onu Oga, Cpl Jonah Inji, Lcpl Dauda Isa, Lcpl Lawal Yahaya, Cpl Oku Sunday, Pte Austin Matthew and re presently receiving medical attention at Brig. Maimalari Barracks Hospital. We wish them immediate recovery, and to see them back to their working in the soonest possible time. Ameen”

Why Shettima presented N10m to Lt. Col. Ali’s family who died in B’Haram fight

Shettima presents N10m to widow, children of Lt. Col. AliBorno State Governor Kashim Shettima yesterday presented N10million cheque to Samira, widow of army commander, Lt. Col Abu Ali killed in Malam-Fatori, headquarters of Abadam local government area in northern part of Borno State on November 4.

Ali was commanding officer of 272 Task Force Tank Battalion until he was killed with some soldiers following an ambush by Boko Haram fighters.

Shettima visited the family’s residence of the late Ali at UnguwarSarki in Kaduna where he met with the commander’s widow, three children and surviving mother.

Army spokesman Isa Gusaudisclosed these in a statement yesterday.

The governor instructed the N10million should be shared with N2m to the aged mother of the commander, N2m to the widow and N2m to each of the children in a fixed deposit.

He said: “The late Lt. Col. Muhammad Abu Ali gave Borno everything.

“He worked hard in leading troops to recover many communities and at the end he paid the supreme price by giving his life for us.

“The least we can do to him as government and people of Borno State is to not only pray for the repose of his soul but also to support those who depended on him for their livelihood.

“I am concerned about his immediate family .This money cannot replace his life. No amount can replace human life.”

Continuing, Shettima said: “We only want to support his family in the ways we can as humans. Please let us know if you need any more help.

“We will stand by this family and the families of our fallen heroes.

“I think one of the things that should console this family is the legacy the commanding officer left behind.”

Photo: See freed Chibok Girls by B’Haram

On Thursday, Boko Haram freed 21 Chibok girls. Vise versa,  the Federal Government also freed some top Boko Haram commanders.

The photo above shows the some Chibok Girls meeting Vice President, Osinbajo.

 

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(War Against Insurgency) I Know Exactly Where Shekau Is Hiding- Chadian President @Richard

According to Cameroonian investigative journalist, Chief Bissong Etahoben, the President of Chad, Idriss Deby said he knows where exactly Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau is hiding. He’s quoted to have said this at a press conference with the president of Niger, Issoufou.

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