Mr. Ransome-Kuti, his Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel G.A. Suru, commanding Officers of the 134 and 174 Battalions, Lieutenant Colonel Haruna and Major Aliyu, were arrested for failing to repel Boko Haram attack on the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in Baga. The senior officers were held at the officers' mess of the 21 Armoured Brigade, while being asked to account for the weapons they lost to the insurgent group.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Hassan Umar had embarked on the trip to celebrate the victory of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 general elections. Umar, who spoke to newsmen in Ilorin, reminded youths of the need to shun violence while channelling their energy toward promoting the country's democratic process. Umar, who began his journey from Lagos on Friday, expressed the hope to reach his destination before May 29.
BORNO State Governor, Kashim Shettima, has said that Boko Haram insurgents deliberately rape girls and women with the intention of getting them pregnant, so they would give birth to future insurgents as successors of their violent struggles in the North East of Nigeria. "Now, the problem is that these children could go to the streets unattended to.
Giving this indication in Lagos, Executive Director, UNFPA, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, also disclosed that in the last one year, the organization had taken deliveries of over 16,000 pregnancies in the troubled North East part of the country. Osotimehin, while giving update of the response to the rehabilitation of the rescued women and children, said the organization, in anticipation of the magnitude of the problem on hand, had put in place a formidable team in collaboration with the Federal and state governments, to first restore the dignity of the girls, who, he said, are facing severe psychosocial trauma.
Giving an update on the war against the insurgents, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, disclosed that troops destroyed seven more terrorist camps and made several seizures while also freeing another batch of 25 hostages. "The gallant troops also rescued 25 women and children. Unfortunately, one soldier paid the supreme price while 5 others sustained various degrees of injuries. The battle continues till all the terrorists are either killed or captured."
More than one thousand Primary School Classrooms in Borno State were destroyed by Boko Haram Insurgents. pic.twitter.com/Pfj7 ...
The Nigerian military on Monday began the court martial of Brigadier General, Enitan Ransome-Kuti, and four other senior officers, allegedly responsible for the loss of Baga in Borno State, to Boko Haram terrorists in January. After their arrests, the senior officers were held at the officers' mess of the 21 Armored Brigade, and were required to account for the weapons lost to the extremists.
A Nigerian from Borno state, Mallam Hassan Umar, who has embarked on an unprecedented walk from Lagos to Maiduguri, has arrived Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. Umar, who spoke to newsmen in Ilorin, reminded youths of the need to shun violence while channelling their energy toward promoting the country's democratic process. Umar, who began his journey from Lagos on Friday, expressed the hope to reach his destination before May 29.
Officials of the union said the action was in compliance with a directive from their national headquarters. The strike is to address the lapses on the side of the government. "The association wishes to bring to the notice of the public that the fragile peace in the health sector is being rocked today. The federal government has approved the payment of the skipping with an official backing from the office of the Head of Service of the Federation in December 2013.
The troops of the Nigerian Army repelled an ambush by the Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday night. Investigations revealed that the insurgents ambushed the troops while they were on their way to Sambisa Forest to reinforce military presence in the area. It was learnt that the troops, who belong to the 81 Battalion of the Nigerians Army, Ibadan, were ordered to move from their location in Sector 8, Maiduguri, when they ran into the ambush.
Governors Present; Front row L-R; Nassarawa Alh Tanko Al-Makura; Kwara Alh AbdulFattah Ahmed; Kano Alh Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje; National Chairman APC; Chief John Odigie Oyegun; VICE President Prof Yemi Osinbajo; President Elect; General Muhammadu Buhari; Imo Governor Owelle Rocharles Okorocha; Speaker and Sokoto Governor Elect; Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal; Kebbi Governor; Elect Senator Abubakar Baguda Atiku and Deputy Governor Elect; Nigeri; Back Row; Borno Governor; Alh Kashim Shettima; Adamawa Senator Muhammad Bundow Jubrilla; Kaduna State Governor Elect; Mallam Nasir El-Rufai; Osun Governor Ogbeni Raufi Aregbesola; Bauchi State Governor Mohammad Abubakar; Plateau State Governor Elect; Mr. Simon Lalong and former Governor of Ekiti State Dr. Kayode Fayemi when the President Elect meet his Governors at the Defence to kick starts the new government as MAy 29 approaches.
Receiving the houses keys, cash donation and other food items, the Emir of Arugungu, Alhaji Mohammed Mera commended the commission over the gesture adding that the gesture would help the affected people to commence their business and settle down. Speaking to newsmen, one of the beneficiaries, Alhaji Abdulahi Auta thanked the commission, emir and the local government for their commitment toward their success at home.