Summary SUSPECTED members of the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, Wednesday afternoon overran the Nigerian Mobile Police Force Training Camp (MPFTC) in Borno State, where they torched several buildings and other training facilities before fleeing towards Gwoza town, which they have occupied for the past 15 days. Jonathan, who was represented by Vice President Namadi Sambo at the National Productivity Day celebration and conferment of National Productivity Order of Merit Award yesterday in Abuja, called on Nigerians to continue to support security agencies in the fight against terrorism in the country. "I want to appeal to all Nigerians to always support the government and the security agencies in their determined effort to rid the country of these agents of retrogression," he said. .
Summary Gwoza town has been lost to the Boko Haram insurgents, who invaded a well-known Nigerian Police training college in the Borno town. Another source disclosed that numerous trainees were either killed or seriously injured by the militants who carried out the assault. "Those who survived the attack had to run to the mountains nearby," said the source.
Summary GOVERNOR Kashim Shettima of Borno State Thursday directed the state's Agriculture Transformation Committee to distribute 50 tons (1,000 bags) of processed wheat, maize and assorted drugs to victims of Boko Haram attack stranded at the Cameroonian border town of Banki. The residents, according to military sources, are faced with shortage of food items because of last Saturday's closure of borders by the Cameroonian foreign affairs over the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Summary The sect men arrived the town in armored cars and. dozens of motorcycles and launched an attack leaving. Scores of trainees at the academy dead while many managed.
Summary Boko Haram terrorists are still carrying out their deadly attacks, killings innocent Nigerians. Credible security sources said the militants, who were over 100, stormed the police college with five armored tanks that they had earlier seized from Nigerian soldiers, who had failed several times in their bid to chase members of the terrorist group from Gwoza over the last two weeks. The college had five units of police officers in training at the time of the attack.
Summary Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, a witness in Borno state has told the BBC. In recent weeks, the militants have been moving from their rural camps and taking over substantial towns. The militants have been in control of Gwoza, which had a population of about 50,000, since the beginning of August.
Summary Former deputy gubernatorial candidate of the defunct African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Borno State, Umar Usman Kirmi, said yesterday that the defection of former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP will not change the political landscape of the state. Kirmi said Sheriff's defection has rather attracted more sympathy and patronage for the APC in Borno State. "In the almost 15 years that the PDP has controlled the Federal Government, there is nothing positive that was done to the people of Borno State.
Summary YOLA--The Senator representing Borno Southern Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, has said Nigerian security operatives have been at the receiving end in fight against insurgency in Nigeria, especially in the North East. The Senator who spoke in Yola, yesterday, during a visit to Madagali, Mubi, Uba Askira, Gulak, Bui and Gombe, alongside Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, to console indigenes of Borno State taken refuge in the internally displaced refugee camps in these areas. "The fact of the matter is that as at now the Nigerian security agents on the receiving end and we are at the losing end", the Senator lamented.
Summary The deep sorrow still rooted in the hearts of Private Peter Msughter Abagi's family four months after he died fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State can only be imagined. It was only periods that he went for operations in the bush that we didn't connect." Sadly, the woman recalled that the last chat between them was on April 14 when her daughter-in-law, who relocated from Ibadan to the family home in Aliade due to the prolonged absence of her husband, gave birth to a baby girl.
Summary Angry residents of Biu in Borno State are set to give the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima a bad welcome to the area. Shehu Usman, ina phone chat with DailyPost said the governor was coming to tell the people more lies. "The last time Governor Kashim Shettima was in Biu, he promised us heaven on earth, but nothing came out of it. He has neglected the people of southern Borno; we are not going to support him; that is why we beat up 'Wapanka' to send a massage to the governor that he is not welcome in Biu".
Summary Borno State coalition for women's right groups, last week, expressed willingness to mobilise thousands of women to embark on a voluntary search and rescue mission into the Sambisa forest, to secure the release of the abducted girls. The women, under the auspices of BAOBAB Women's Right, said they were ready to storm the hide-out of the Boko Haram insurgents where the abducted girls were believed to have being held hostage.
Summary The raid occurred just as the Presidency assured Nigerians that the nation's Armed Forces had the capacity and capability to crush the Boko Haram insurgency in the country but was taking precautionary measures to avoid heavy civilian causality. Meanwhile, while assuring that nation's armed forces had the strength combat the insurgency, the presidency disclosed that the military was currently taking delivery of heavy military wares with the plan to move strategically against the insurgency. This is coming as the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga has decried the media coverage of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and the Boko Haram insurgency, giving the impression that the insurgents and Ebola Virus has taken over the entire country.