The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has stated that the war against Boko Haram could not be won by military might due to series of indoctrination that have been carried out in the north for more than two decades. Buratai said that only 25 per cent of the war falls within the ambit of the military. The rest, according to him, is for the civil populace to handle. He made these declarations yesterday in Lagos during the 2020 Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Security Meets Business Dialogue. Buratai stated that: “We are fighting the mind. So, can the military fight the mind of the people? That is not the job of the military. Psychological operation is government- driven. Facility to reach the minds of the people is within the precinct
Unhappy with the level of insecurity in the North-East, a House of Representatives member from Borno State, Ahmadu Jaha has threatened to resign as a lawmaker. Jaha, who represents Damboa/Gwoza/Chibok, made the threat during Tuesday plenary of the Reps members. He accused the military in the troubled region of not doing enough, saying that they were busy creating super camps to protect themselves. He said because of the development that innocent civilians were always exposed to attacks by Boko Haram terrorists. According to him, soldiers rather than take the battle to the camp of the enemy only relax in the super camps and wait until Boko Haram attacks before coming to repel them. He said it was necessary that the security chiefs were sacked over supposed failure...
The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Istifanus Gyang, has called on his colleagues to reject the bill seeking to establish an agency for the rehabilitation and reintegration of repentant Boko Haram insurgents and bandits. The lawmaker equally said the bill, which was mentioned and has passed first reading is not only uncalled for but “assaults the sensibility of Nigerians in view of the fact that most of the victims and communities affected by insurgency, banditry and violent attacks are still languishing from neglect and lack of the much needed government attention and intervention despite repeated calls”. Gyang disclosed this through his Special Adviser Media and Protocol, Musa Ibrahim Ashoms in Jos, the Plateau State Capital, saying the propose
???????????????????????????????????? The Federal Government of Nigeria has responded to a recent report by the Amnesty international about killing and burning of houses by the military. The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) had recently accused Amnesty International (AI) of a campaign of calumny targeting the Nigerian Military and deliberately supporting the callous acts of terrorism perpetrated by Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP). Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed warned that Amnesty International not to cast themselves in the league of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists. Amnesty International Nigeria had earlier slammed the federal government for failing to inves...
A bill seeking to establish an agency for rehabilitation of repentant insurgents has passed first reading at the senate. The short title of the bill reads: “National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of repentant insurgents in Nigeria”. The bill is sponsored by Ibrahim Gaidam, senator representing Yobe east. The proposed law was introduced after Nelson Ayewoh, clerk of the senate, read the short title of the bill on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday. There were mixed reactions from senators after Ovie Omo-Agege, deputy senate president, hit the gavel approving the bill for first reading. The federal government has been criticised for releasing some “repentant” Boko Haram insurgents. About 1,400 s
The Nigerian troops have killed three top commanders of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram terrorists in parts of Borno State. Intelligence sources told PRNigeria that the combined aerial bombing and ground assault on Wednesday left several terrorists wounded. The particular Operation Lafiya Dole raid has forced insurgents to flee Baga town. The commanders were eliminated in the air attack carried out on Kirta and Wulga camps of the terrorists. They include the new appointed Naval commander of the ISWAP, Abubakar Dangurmai; Amir Malik, a Buduma by tribe and a war commander, who led foot soldiers to different battles with Nigerian troops; Malam Mohammad, a Shuwa Arab by tribe from Kala Balge town, also a commander who holds t...
Boko Haram has attacked Korongilum, a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state. The group stormed the community around 6pm, shooting sporadically and setting many houses on fire, TheCable said. An eyewitness opined that “People were just returning to their houses from the farm when the insurgents came in. “They came in through Forfor, and our people are running for safety as we speak.” Details later:
Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district has reacted as bandits burnt no fewer than 10 persons and other valuables in Kaduna State. DAILY POST had reported that 10 members of a family were burnt to death by bandits who invaded Bakali village in Fatika District, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Reacting, Shehu Sani while condemning the attack on his Twitter page said Nigerians are living in perpetual fear. According to him, Nigeria is in a ceaseless funeral. He said, “The report that bandits locked, burned and roasted 16 people alive in Giwa lg, Kaduna state is tragic and condemnable. We live in times of perpetual fear and serial mourning. “The nation is tragically in a ceaseless funeral; As the tears of one family dr
Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabimila, Speaker, House of Representatives, has queried the United States ambassador to Nigeria on the status of the Tucano jets paid for by the Nigerian government to help combat insurgency and other security challenges in the country. Gbajabimila inquired while hosting Mary Leonard, the US Ambassador to Nigeria in Abuja yesterday. Gbajabimila stated that Nigerians are worried about the lingering insecurity and are looking up to the United States of America for assistance. Gbajabiamila also commended the US Government for its decision to repatriate over $300m Abacha loot. He said; “What is America doing to assist Nigeria defeat insurgency? Is the outcome of the Layee Act affecting the way international organizations operate? What i
The Coalition of Concerned Northern Youths, CCNY, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to honourably resign as Nigeria’s President, adding that he has failed woefully. The Coalition, in a statement signed by its National Convener, Muhammed Ishaq and made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday, cited the President’s lack of the will power to tackle the security challenges facing the country. This call by the youths Coalition followed a similar call by the Ango Abdullahi-led Northern Elders Forum, NEF, which had at the weekend declared the administration of President Buhari a total failure. The group said it had warned Nigerians that Buhari has nothing to offer to them, adding that the President has failed to tackle insecurity and improve the economy. NEF said Buhari-le