Troops of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence corps (NSCDC), yesterday, stormed the creeks of Bayelsa State in search of the fleeing suspected bombers of a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Ikienghenbiri community, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area. The suspects were said to have fled the community following the Sunday's attack on Agip's Tebidaba-Brass pipeline that passed through the area.
One of the of parents, Lawan Hannah who is the secretary of the Parents Association of the Abducted Girls from Chibok, said the army ought to have brought the rescued girl to Chibok for identification before releasing her name and photograph to the public. According to Haruna Mutali, a community leader in Chibok, their background checks have revealed that this second returnee, Miss Serah Luka, was an SSS 1 learner at GSS Chibok, who was abducted by the insurgents in her home in Madagali.
Hoses Tsambido, chairman of the Chibok Community in the capital Abuja, confirmed the discovery but did not provide details. Borno state governor Kashim Shettima told reporters Ali was on her way to the state capital, Maiduguri. Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman confirmed the girl's rescue, although he gave a different name -- Falmata Mbalala -- and said she was found by troops in Baale, near Damboa.
Amina Ali Mkeki, one of the Chibok girls infamously kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 has been rescued near Sambisa Forest, government sources and activists have told MPX @metropolexpress. The development, the Nigerian military said in a text message by Col. SK Usman to MPX @metropolexpress that "Falmata Mbalala" was rescued by Nigerian troops.
Amina Ali Mkeki, one of the Chibok girls infamously kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 has been rescued near Sambisa Forest, government sources and activists have told SaharaReporters. Amina was found in the Kulakeita area in the company of her Boko Haram husband, and was immediately rescued by vigilantes who handed her over to Nigerian troops in Damboa.
Nigerian troops of 1 Brigade of the Nigerian Army operating under the auspices of Operation MESA in Zamfara State have cleared cattle rustlers and armed bandits from their camp. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said that the troops had on Tuesday raided the suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits' camp at Yan Mangu forest, near Dandindin village, Maru Local Government Area (LGA) of the State.
Militants seeking a fairer share of revenue for locals in the oil-rich southern delta have resumed attacks on oil facilities, creating a fresh security headache for President Muhammadu Buhari. That saw output slump from about 1.9 million barrels per day (bpd) to under 1.7 million bpd -- the lowest since 1994 -- with suggestions pipeline sabotage and leaks has cut production further.
The Nigerian military have again staged a major attack in Oporoza community in the Gabaramatu Kingdom of Delta State in search of a group which calls itself the Niger Delta Avengers. The group, which has claimed responsibility for some of the attacks on major installations in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, has come under intense scrutiny of the Nigerian military and efforts are being made to put their activities to check.
"The injured had since been evacuated to the hospital while troops and security agents have intensified patrol within the general area." According to him, Ezugwu commiserated with the affected community and reminded them of their civic responsibility to arrest or report suspected persons who usually reconnoitre their domain before carrying out suicide attacks and reassure them of the military and security agencies' commitment to their safety and security.
A press statement issued by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the army spokesperson and obtained by NAIJ.com, reads: "Troops of 223 Battalion, 1 Brigade Nigerian Army have averted another attack on Dansadau town by suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits yesterday Wednesday 4th May 2016. The troops who were on patrol were alerted by well meaning individuals on seeing the bandits. One of the huts burnt down by the Nigerian troops after the raid. Some of the ammunitions recovered by the troops after the raid. Some of the huts burnt down by the Nigerian troops during the attack. "The patrol team laid an ambush for the suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits who came in large numbers on motorcycles fully armed.
A statement issued on Tuesday, May 3 by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the spokesperson of the Nigerian army, reads: "troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army have intensify clearance operations against cattle rustlers and armed bandits in Kaduna and Zamfara States, north western Nigeria. Within the last four days, they have killed 2 notorious cattle rustlers that were suspected to have killed 7 innocents persons in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State. "They also arrested 5 declared wanted armed bandits and recovered arms and ammunitions from them and thereafter destroyed their camps.
According to Premium Times , the bodies were believed to be those of Shiite Muslims killed and secretly buried by troops in December. A report by Sahara Reporters had earlier indicated that the military planned to exhume and take away bodies of some of the hundreds of Shiites, who were shot dead in a confrontation with the army.