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Change Your Tactics , Attack Boko Haram In Hideouts – Zulum

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Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno State, has asked the Nigerian Army to attack Boko Haram hideouts if it intends to end the insurgency in the North-East.
The region has been plagued by violent extremism since 2009 and the situation has continued to escalate under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Zulum, who has been attacked at least three times by the terrorists in less than a month, also said all heads of military commands must be competent if the war must be won.
Babagana Zulum
He made the comment in Borno on Tuesday while speaking at a conference.
The governor said, “We must also have the courage to tell each other the common truth and be critical of the troops’ operations when things go wrong.
“As part of the ten-point agenda of this administration, the Borno State Government shall sustain its role as a stakeholder in supporting the activities of the Nigerian Army, through the provision of all the needed support and morale-boosting mechanism to all the security agencies to end the fight against Boko Haram crisis.
“In this direction, I wish to ask the Nigerian Army to change the war narratives all together in order to end the crisis.
“Attack, they say, is the best form of defence.
“The Nigerian Army must have to take the war to all the hideouts of Boko Haram.
“You should not wait and give the terrorists an opportunity for the first attack. You should as a matter of policy, embark on critical clearance operation after successful execution of attacks.
“The Nigerian Army must also embark on confidence-building and confidence sharing mechanism with the communities and civil authorities they find themselves, so as to expose the terrorists, their collaborators and sponsors.”
He called on Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, to deploy only commanders loyal and competent to man locations.
“Sir, in appraising the performance of the Nigerian Army, there is a need to look at the critical issues of competence, dedication and doggedness of officers and men of the Nigerian armed forces.
“Let me re-emphasise the need for having competent and dedicated officers to head the military commands; because from my little observation, it is noted that all the locations headed by competent and dedicated officers hardly fall into the hands of the insurgents. Therefore we have to weigh the importance of loyalty and competence, which is very important,” he said.

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Boko Haram kills pregnant woman, five others in Borno attack

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A pregnant woman and five others have been killed in Damboa , Borno State , following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents .
In the attack , which reportedly took place on Sunday , seven other persons were also injured .
However, troops of the Nigerian Army equally killed a number of the insurgents .
According to community members , the insurgents stormed the town in seven gun trucks and 12 motorbikes and headed straight to the army base.
“ It was our market day , villagers went to the market . As we were preparing to return to our homes, we heard cars passing ; then shortly , we heard gunshots from the army base.
“ The army engaged the insurgents for hours after which the Boko Haram fighters ran away . The people that were killed were people coming back from the market , they ran into the attack . Six civilians were killed, one pregnant woman , one Almajiri and four other men ,” a resident said .
According to the resident , the insurgents regrouped and returned to the army base in the early hours of Tuesday but the army repelled them .
The spokesman for Operation Lafiya Dole , Col . Ado Isa , could not be reached as his phone lines failed to connect.
But men of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Damboa confirmed the attack , stating that 22 insurgents were killed while five soldiers paid the supreme price .

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N50m Bounty: ‘Wanted Stanley Mgbere Is Not Our Member’ – IPOB Tells Governor Wike

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images 2020 10 28T093535.862 N50m Bounty: 'Wanted Stanley Mgbere Is Not Our Member' - IPOB Tells Governor Wike

Ipob has claimed Stanley Mgbere he is not their member I pray he comes out of this alive.
IPOB warned Wike
There is no such name as ‘Stanley Mgbere’ within the ranks of IPOB. If Wike want to take out his political opponents, he must not tag IPOB into such atrocity.

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NAF bombs bandits’ location in Kaduna

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The land and air components of Operation Thunder Strike have neutralised scores of armed bandits during a joint offensive operation on identified bandits ’ camps in the Yadi and Kufai Shantu areas of Giwa Local Government Area , Kaduna State.
The operation was executed on Saturday on the heels of credible human intelligence reports as well as series of aerial surveillance missions that led to the identification of the hideouts of a notorious bandits ’ leader and his fighters .
A statement on Sunday by the Coordinator , Defence Media Operations, Maj . Gen . John Enenche , said the first wave of the airstrikes involved seven Nigerian Air Force aircraft which undertook 12 missions and a total of 23 sorties.
The operation which commenced at dawn targeted a cluster of huts housing notorious bandits ’ leader , Buhari Halilu .
The statement titled , ‘Operation Thunder Strike : Land and air components clear bandits ’ location in Kaduna State , neutralise scores of bandits at Yadi,’ said the attack aircraft destroyed some of the target structures and neutralised several bandits .
Enenche said the second wave of attacks which targeted the bandits ’ hideout at Kufai Shantu , was aimed at incapacitating the hoodlums at the location to reduce resistance to the ground troops advance towards Yadi .
The statement read, “ Following the air component’ s fixing efforts at Kufai Shantu , the land component, supported by an attack helicopter , successfully assaulted Halilu ’s hideout at Yadi, clearing two of three objectives.
“ The ground troops subsequently fought through fierce resistance from bandits hiding under the foliage at the third objective and eventually overpowered the criminals , eliminating several of them .”
It further explained that the air component provided effective support to the ground troops during all phases of the operation .
The military high command commended the troops for their professionalism and urged them to remain resolute in the conduct of operations to eradicate bandits .

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