Buratai blows hot over killing of officer, 2 soldiers in Borno
Head of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai, said the passing of three military workforces on Monday in Borno State was a “reminder” for the military to advance strategize to overcome psychological militants.
Buratai expressed this at the internment of Lt.- Col. Ibrahim Aminu, Cpl. Jibril Ahmadu and Lance Cpl. Tijjani Mohammed, at the Maimalari Cantonment Cemetery in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
NAN reports that Aminu, the Commanding Officer, 145 Task Force Battalion and the two fighters kicked the bucket on Monday while, amid watch, their vehicle kept running over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by Boko Haram agitators. The gadget detonated.
The episode happened at Mauli-Borgozo pivot in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno.
Responding, Buratai said “this risk, IEDs, is genuine however we are taking all measures to guarantee that we counter it.
“The test that we are having in the North-East has dependably been the foe activity, either through experience or Improvised Explosive Device being detonated on our troops, and the present internment is one of those episodes that include IED.
“This is a circumstance that will expect us to be watchful consistently and to guarantee that we shield ourselves from this danger of the IEDs.”
He portrayed the demise of the officer and troopers as “profoundly shocking and deplorable”.
“Today, it is with the overwhelming heart that we cover our associates who paid the preeminent penance in the course of obligation.
“It is an extraordinary misfortune; we will miss them.
“Give me a chance to pay my sympathies to the groups of the late lieutenant-colonel and two warriors, and surely we all – officers and men of Operation Lafiya Dole and Nigerian armed force,” Buratai regretted.
In the meantime, the Control and Command Center of the Operation Lafiya Dole had on Monday revealed a gadget to counter IEDs, as a component of the measures to handle the test.
The gadget, a cushioned roller upheld by plate, weighing around 280 kilograms and joined to the substantial truck, is fit for recognizing and securely exploding IED.
What’s more, on the off chance that the gadget goes off, the plate ensures the vehicle and troops.
At the revealing in Maiduguri, Buratai guaranteed that separated from the roller, Nigerian Army Manufacturing Company was building up a comparative gadget which would be mass delivered “when we get it right.”
He said that the gadget, when created, would be utilized to counter the risk of IED.
On general security in the North-East, the military boss said that the circumstance was improving, yet communicated stress over the psychological oppressors’ versatility.
As indicated by him regardless they move around causing devastation and some of the time assaulting military areas.
He energized troops to sit and manage the fear-based oppressors, who he depicted as “criminal components keen on destabilizing the nation and make life hard for the natives”.
“We ought not to enable them to triumph over us.
“This ought to never be permitted to occur, and in this way, we should ensure that we manage them unequivocally and to do that, we should stay alert, aware of our condition and should be careful all occasions.
“What is required currently is simply watchfulness.
“We should guarantee that every single suspicious development in and around areas are accounted for or moves are made and capture made. This will help us in this task,” he said.
Buratai said that endeavors were being made to acquire required hardware and stages for the progressing tasks, including very soon, the first set of dispatch would be conveyed to the military.
He said that the gear would incredibly address a portion of the holes saw in tasks.
He unveiled that the military was taking “some solid and definitive measures” to checkmate the exercises of the “Boko Haram jihadists”.
The COAS encouraged natives, particularly Borno and Yobe states individuals, to be persistent with whatever means being taken to contain the fear-based oppressors.
“There might be a few burdens; it is for the benefit of us all, individuals of Borno and Yobe, and for sure, all Nigerians,” he said.
Buhari approves new appointment
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.
Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel
The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.
The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”
He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.
Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.
He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.
“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”
He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.
“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”
Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”
He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.
We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths
After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.
While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.
The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.
“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.
“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.
“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.
“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.
“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.
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