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Nigerian Army Quietly Buries Soldiers Reportedly Killed In Another Boko Haram Ambush



The unnamed soldiers were buried at the military cemetery located in the Maimalari Barracks of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army in Maiduguri. 

Nigerian soldiers buried

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai and other officers in Borno State 

The Nigerian Army on Saturday buried three soldiers reportedly killed in a recent ambush by suspected members of Boko Haram.

The unnamed soldiers were buried at the military cemetery located in the Maimalari Barracks of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army in Maiduguri.

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, was reportedly at the funeral that quietly took place on Saturday morning.

Journalists were not invited to cover the funeral.

The three soldiers were buried four days after a Brigade Commander, Dahiru Bako, who died after an ambush along Biu-Damboa road, was laid to rest at the same cemetery.

Sources said the three soldiers also died in an ambush along Biu- Damboa road.

It is not clear if the three deaths were related to the ambush on the late Bako. The army has not spoken on what happened to the soldiers with the slain colonel when his vehicle was attacked.

A statement issued on Monday by the spokesman of Operation Lafiya Dole Theater Command, Maiduguri, Ado Isa, only mentioned Mr Bako’s death.

Mr Isa, a colonel in the Nigeria Army, could not be reached at the time of filing this report.

A WhatsApp message sent to him at about 10:56 a.m, seeking information about the said funeral was not replied.

The burial took place barely 24 hours after Boko Haram attacked a convoy of some Borno government officials along Monguno-Baga road.

Three soldiers, eight policemen and four operatives of the Civilian-JTF were killed during the Friday attack.

The corpses are yet to be buried at the time of filing this report.



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FG announces zamfara a restricted air space



FG announces Zamfara a restricted air space, orders huge military deployment.

The Nigerian government has forced a restricted air space in Zamfara as a feature of endeavors to handle the security challenges in the state.

As indicated by The Cable, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno uncovered on Tuesday, March 2, that President Muhammadu Buhari has restricted mining exercises in Zamfara to stop the rising instability.

He said the president had requested the service of protection to convey a huge military and insight resources for reestablish routineness in the state. The Nation detailed that they requested the military to recover all regions heavily influenced by desperados, radicals.

Monguno said:

“We can no longer avoid to lose lives while operating within the legalities. We are not going to blackmailed . The government has the responsibility to assert its will.

“Citizens can reside wherever they want to reside . Anybody who is a criminal should be brought to book.”

The security adviser stated that the president also warned against ethnic profiling.Zamfara state has recorded a few assaults by bandits.The new incident included the grabbing of many young ladies from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Talatu-Mafara nearby government zone of the state.

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Igboho promises a protest if his accounts are not released



Self-acclaimed political dissident, Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise called Sunday Igboho, on Tuesday, blamed the Federal Government for freezing his financial assets, following his assault on the fulani herdsmen in Oyo State.

Igboho, who addressed Vanguard, affirmed that all his financial asset have been frozen by the Federal Government since certain individuals were gathering donations.

Nonetheless, Igboho said he had no hands in the said donations, cautioning that his records should be released to dodge protest by young people across the South-West area.

His words: “They have frozen my bank accounts because I am fighting a just course.

I know Yoruba people are behind me.“I will not relent. I must achieve my aims by putting an end to criminalities in Yorubaland.

“If they refuse to release my accounts, there will be serious protests across the South-West.

“Yes, the Yoruba are living in fear. They are afraid that the killer-herdsmen might attack them.

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IGP adamu retires



Adamu enrolled in the Police Force on February 2, 1986.

The IGP who will turn 60 on September 17, was appointed IGP in January 2019. He has gone through two years in office.

Three Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and 10 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) are additionally due for retirement with him today.

It is accepted that there is a mission to broaden Adamu’s residency.

However, some have contended against such expansion, since it would negate the arrangements of the Police Act 2020 that fixes the retirement of cops at 60 years old or 35 years of administration.

Section 18(8) of the new Act states: “Every police officer shall, on recruitment or appointment, serve in the Nigeria Police Force for 35 years or until the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier.”

The Act provides for a tenure of four years for the Inspector General of Police.

Section 7, subsection 2 of the Act provides that: “The person to be appointed as Inspector General of Police shall be a senior police officer not below the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police with the requisite academic qualification of not less than a first degree or its equivalent, in addition to professional or management experience.”

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