• Eight police men dead
  • The Governor of Bormo State, Prof Babagana Zulum has lamented the killing of eight Policemen and three members of Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF), who were ambushed in Kukawa Local Government Area on Friday. Zulum lamentation is contained in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Strategies, Malam Isa Gusau, in Maiduguri on Saturday. The Governor said that two convoys; one belonging to the governor and other conveying members of a Committee on Baga Reconstruction had safely passed the Maiduguri-Baga route previous days before the third convoy of security men was ambushed. Zulum was in Baga from Thursday to Friday as part of the efforts to resettle the people back to their community after displacement by Boko Haram insurgents. According to him, the visit to Baga was “aimed at cutting Boko Haram’s long use of the commercial town as main transit for undertaking major fishing trade and tax administration, from which the insurgents fund their murderous activities’’. “Baga, Borno’s largest fishing community in the shores of the Lake Chad with water ways to neighbouring countries is considered strategic to Boko Haram’s operation,’’ the governor said. Zulum was saddened by the unfortunate carnage and shared the grief of families of the 11 priceless heroes “to whom Borno shall remain grateful for their commitment and sacrifices’’. The Governor prays for the repose of their souls and urges all stakeholders to remain committed to the ongoing peace building efforts. He said people must continue to keep hope alive “even in the face of tribulations’’. He also believed that with sustained efforts and prayers, Borno will eventually regain peace. “The situation facing us is a tough one but we must choose between doing something, which gives us some hope, and doing nothing, which will leave us more vulnerable to Boko Haram’s ultimate wish to takeover Borno and bring it under their sovereign brutal administration.’’ The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that the governor attended Jumma’at prayer in Baga town with thousands of people. He was accompanied by Sen. Abubakar Kyari, (Borno North), House of Representatives members representing Marte, Monguno, Nganzai, Mohammed Tahir-Monguno and that of Mobbar, Kukawa, Guzamala, Abadam federal constituencies, Bukar Kareto among others.
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  • dsourse on 28 Sep '20 - 06:00pm
    nice update keep it up
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  • ifeco on 28 Sep '20 - 04:56pm
    may there souls rest in peace
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  • rejoice on 28 Sep '20 - 06:19pm
    thanks for the information
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  • prince.nso on 28 Sep '20 - 06:47pm
    May their gentle souls rest in peace amen
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  • umohjoseph on 09 Oct '20 - 04:43pm
    Thanks for the update
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  • umohjoseph on 09 Oct '20 - 04:43pm
    Thanks for the update
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  • arin70 on 18 Oct '20 - 10:04pm
    Thanks for the information
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  • arin70 on 18 Oct '20 - 10:04pm
    Thanks for the information
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  • lineyard on 28 Sep '20 - 08:24pm
    nice information
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  • sunday081 on 29 Sep '20 - 01:51am
    thanks for the update
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  • mmadu on 29 Sep '20 - 03:20am
    may their soul rest on.
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  • thompsonm4 on 29 Sep '20 - 04:18am
    insecurity everywhere
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  • chiderajohnpaul on 12 Oct '20 - 10:08am
    Thanks for the update
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