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

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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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Source: PREMIUM TIMES

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Obasanjo congratulates Biden on winning the election

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Olusegun Obasanjo congratulated the president elect Joe Biden on his election win .

The previous president said Biden’s triumph additionally had a great impact globally . Obasanjo asked Biden to reestablish the qualities America is known for all around the world Obasanjo in an assertion acquired by Legit.ng on Saturday, November 7 portrayed Biden’s success as a triumph of good over evil.

He said the triumph of the Democratic up-and-comer isn’t only a success for the individuals of America alone, yet in addition a triumph for the vast majority of the world.

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The previous president encouraged the duly elected president to reestablish trust in the part of America as an advertiser of world harmony, security, dependability, and progress.

He said:

I felicitate with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris as the first female Vice-President of the U.S. We in Africa are proud of her success. The first African-American President of the U.S., Barrack Obama, has Kenyan DNA in him and I am reasonably sure that the first African-American female Vice President-Elect of the U.S. will have some Nigerian DNA in her as most of those taken to the Caribbean from Africa went from Nigeria of today.”

Then, the US president-elect, Joe Biden has vowed to be the president for all Americans if they decided in favor of him.

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International Criminal Court (ICC) to Probe into #EndSARS Extra-judicial killings

The ICC set to conduct preliminary examination with regards to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country.

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The ICC set to conduct preliminary examination with regards to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country.

According to BBC, ICC confirmed that the office of prosecutor has received information on alleged crime. In a statement they made it known that the focus of the preliminary examination is to “assess whether the legal criteria for opening an investigation under the Rome Statute are met”, and the findings of their will be made public.

The #EndSARS protests have seen no less than 50 deaths of the country’s citizens; at least 5 soldiers and 10 policemen have also been reported dead during massive 2-week protests which sadly came to a grand ending on the night of November 20th where peaceful #EndSARS protesters where gunned to death at the Lekki tollgate.

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Lagos Concession Company (LCC) Submits Footage of Lekki Shootings to Judicial Panel of Inquiry, Claims Cameras Were Not Tampered With

LCC claim the cameras tampered with were PTZ not CCTV cameras

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Administrators of the lekki tollgate in Lagos express, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), state the camera at the toll gate quit working at 8pm on Tuesday, October 20, the day troopers purportedly started shooting at #EndSARS dissidents.

Abayomi Omomuwa, Managing Director of LCC, made the case while showing up before the Lagos State Judicial Panel Of Inquiry set up to test the Lekki shootings, just as objections of denials of basic liberties against individuals from the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Omomuwa, who submitted film from the day, additionally affirmed the cameras that were taken out presently before the shooting, were plate number acknowledgment cameras.

As per him, the other camera, a pan–tilt–zoom camera (PTZ camera) likewise exists is as yet unblemished.

We never under any circumstance altered the reconnaissance camera until about 8pm, when it was messed with and quit recording, Omomuwa made known.

He added that the fire episode at Ikoyi Bridge affected the CCTV cameras and it quit recording.

When asked to clarify for what valid reason the lights at the toll gate were killed, he demanded that the organization conformed to the time limit and requested that staff leave in adherence with the mandate of the state government.

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