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Boko Haram top commander arrested and their warehouse discovered

Nigerian Soldiers have hailed their Chadian counterparts as the Chadian army launched an assault on boko haram. The assault took place around lake chad, led by Chadian president, Idris Deby and resulted in the arrest of Boko Haram top commander and a weapons warehouse. 

The Nigeria Army are also described as a formidable force just like the Chadian soldiers, and strongly depends on military hierarchy that issues command which mean they cannot advance without authorization and clearance.

But the chad president led by example by leading the squad that initiated the assault, which boosted their morale to conquer the terrorist group.

Also, it is rumored that the implications of this success recorded by Chad are that the terrorists will flee to Nigeria since she’s considered their safe haven and the remnants of the terrorist will strive to survive by looking for weak villages to loot and also kidnap young people as recruits.

The international community will also likely see this Chadian success as an indication that Nigeria may not have been honest in the fight against this terrorist group and may shift their support towards Chad.

But this is goodnews, given that this terrorists have made the North of Nigeria a living hell and would be a respite for Northerners go about their activities without fear any longer.

Is this the beginning of the end of Boko Haram in Nigeria?

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Nigerian Army arrest officers who threatened to rape and infect Warri women with HIV

Nigerian Army arrest officers who threatened to rape and infect Warri women with HIV

The Nigerian Army says it has arrested two of its soldiers who threatened to rape and infect women in Warri, Delta State, with HIV in retaliation for the alleged killing of their colleague on Thursday April 2nd.

Nigerian Army arrest officers who threatened to rape and infect Warri women with HIV

Recall that youths of Ugbuwangue community in Warri attacked a soldier who allegedly killed a youth leader, Joseph Pessu, while enforcing the stay at home order of the state government.

The soldiers in anger made a video in which they threatened to rape the mothers, wives and daughters of the youths and infect them with HIV.

Speaking in Pidgin, one of the soldiers said

“Warri people, una don buy job o. Una kill soldier ba? Your mothers, I will make sure I f..k your mothers skin to skin without condom.  I will make sure she carry HIV, your daughters will carry HIV, your wives will carry HIV. You get mind to kill soldier ba? Dan ubanku.”  

While reacting to the viral video, the Nigerian Army in a statement released, said the men were arrested at 9 Brigade, Ikeja Military Cantonment, Lagos.

The statement reads

“Soldiers in a viral video using uncouth and uncivilised language purportedly threatening to molest women in Warri, Delta State, were arrested at 9 Brigade, Ikeja Military Cantonment, Lagos State, today 3 April, 2020 and further investigation is ongoing. The general public should be assured that the investigations will be swift and fair in accordance with applicable military laws. 

“The outcome of the investigations will determine the most appropriate disciplinary measures that can be taken in the circumstances. The Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate that it would not tolerate any form of irresponsibility and indiscipline on the part of any of its personnel.”

Recall that the Delta state government while reacting to the viral video, said it was fake, concocted and created by disgruntled elements bent on pitching the people against the state government.

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Nigerian soldier dies in accident two weeks after his wedding

Nigerian soldier dies in accident two weeks after his wedding

A Nigerian soldier has been confirmed dead after being involved in an accident which occurred two weeks after he walked down the aisle with his wife, Ivie. 

Gabriel Osemudiamen who got married to his wife on November 16, died after his car which developed a fault plunged into a river in Warri, Delta State on Monday December 2. 

Nigerian soldier dies in accident two weeks after his wedding

Friends, family and loved ones have already taken to social media to pen down tributes to him. 

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Soldiers and Navy officers will now wear Nigeria made uniforms and here’s why

The Army and Navy will now sew their uniforms at home and patronize local fabric manufacturers and here’s why.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai during a function (Punch)
President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai during a function (Punch)

As part of efforts to revive the Cotton, Textiles and Garment (CTG) sector in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has issued Executive Order 003 which mandates all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to source their textile needs locally.

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, told Service Chiefs and heads of paramilitary agencies this week that “we have the mandate of Mr. President to ensure that all uniformed services and theatre wears in hospitals and medical facilities be sourced locally from the Nigerian CTG sector.”

Enforcing the order

To ensure the enforcement of the presidential order, “the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has been notified to enforce compliance among MDAs”, the CBN Governor said.

CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele says the textile industry can revive Nigeria's ailing economy (Guardian)

CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele says the textile industry can revive Nigeria’s ailing economy (Guardian)

Emefiele added that the CBN will “work out payment terms that fit budget releases for uniforms for various organisations.

“Our model in achieving this presidential directive is to facilitate long term contracts (five years or more) with our textile and garment factories to produce uniforms for our armed forces and uniform services using local fabrics and textile materials. 

“We are not naive of the fact that the nature of your jobs will warrant special quality and security around the production of your wares. My team will work with your nominees toward ensuring requisite quality and security associated with your uniforms. 

“Your nominees will also join our team to inspect the various textiles and garment factories to ensure their readiness to be engaged on long term contracts to forestall breaches,” he added.

Reviving the Nigerian economy through textile

Emefiele said the local textile industry “has the capacity to transform Nigeria’s rural economy and revive the textile and garment industries by creating over two million jobs, improve internal revenue across the three tiers of government, and reduce $4 billion import bill incurred annually on textile and apparel.”

Emefiele and Buhari have settled on the textile industry as key to unlocking the nation's economy (Presidency)

Emefiele and Buhari have settled on the textile industry as key to unlocking the nation’s economy (Presidency)

He said the CTG sector “has the potential to safeguard and earn foreign exchange and ultimately accelerate industrial development by making Nigeria a global player in the textile and apparel sectors.

“We analyzed the huge potentials that exist in the sector, identified the challenges militating against the sector’s contribution to Nigeria’s growth and development and presented quick wins for reviving the sector. Crucial to this resolve is the call for patriotism and the need to support local manufacturers of textile through patronage by MDAs as entrenched in Executive Order 003″.

According to Emefiele, “Mr. President has directed full compliance with this Order as it will help in addressing the pressure on our foreign reserves through demands for forex for the importation of textile and clothing materials.

“Based on the CBN’s interactions with stakeholders, it was revealed that MDAs have not made any significant order for uniforms or clothing materials from Nigerian textile manufacturers and garment companies”.

Army Chief Tukur Buratai and his men would now wear uniforms made from locally manufactured fabrics (The Nation)

Army Chief Tukur Buratai and his men would now wear uniforms made from locally manufactured fabrics (The Nation)

Nigeria’s textile industry, like everything else, collapsed in the 1980s as crude oil took center stage as driver of the nation’s economy and number one foreign exchange earner.

Local fashion designers have been playing their parts in reviving what has been a moribund local fabric sector, but their efforts have amounted to drops in the ocean at best. 

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Buratai inaugurates Army Peacekeeping Centre BoT

He said the aim was to promote professionalism in peacekeeping missions.

Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai
Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai
Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai has inaugurated a five man Board of Trustees of the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre in Jaji, Kaduna State.

 He said the aim was to promote professionalism in peacekeeping missions.

Buratai disclosed on Thursday that the Peacekeeping centre was established to harness the lessons learnt from Nigeria’s experiences in peace support operations over the years and build the capacity of the Principal Staff Officers.

He said the decision was underscored by the need to conform to global trend, reposition the centre to better support Nigeria’s growing efforts at global peace, as well as create the right conditions for the centre to collaborate more effectively with partners globally.

According to him, the Board of Trustees will act on behalf of Army Headquarters to pilot the affairs of the centre for an initial period of four years.

Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai has inaugurated a five man Board of Trustees of the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre [Twitter/@HQNigerianArmy]

Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai has inaugurated a five man Board of Trustees of the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre [Twitter/@HQNigerianArmy]

“The enormous responsibilities of transforming the centre to an international institution and galvanising partners support for this purpose, necessitates that eminent personalities with internationally recognised reputation are appointed as members of the board,” he said.

He further explained that due consideration was given to their experience, reputation and connection with the UN and other relevant organisations.

“After due consultations, the centre proposed a 5-member BoT to be headed by Gen. Martin Luther Agwai (rtd).

“Other members include: Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari, Mrs Halima Ahmed (ECOWAS), Maj. Gen. O T Ethan (rtd), Commandant MLAILPKC, Maj. Gen. Abubakar Tarfa and the Director Peacekeeping Operation as the secretary,” he said.

Earlier, in his opening remarks, the Commandant of the centre, Maj-Gen. Abubakar Tarfa said its responsibility is to provide quality training for troops earmarked for Peace support operations and individual members of the Armed Forces, police, paramilitary and selected civilians for possible United Nations, African Union and ECOWAS engagements.

Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai has inaugurated a five man Board of Trustees of the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre [Twitter/@HQNigerianArmy]

Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai has inaugurated a five man Board of Trustees of the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre [Twitter/@HQNigerianArmy]

Tarfa said the centre had prepared the military for contemporary multidimensional peacekeeping environment which had become more dynamic and complex.

“The center was renamed Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and peacekeeping Centre to reposition it for greater benefits from its foreign partners.

”The centre had trained over 87, 000 personnel with requisite support of the army headquarters,” he said.

In his remarks, the BoT Chairman, Gen Martin Luther Agwai (rtd.) commended the foresight of the COAS for inaugurating the board with people of repute.

Agwai who promised that the board would keep to the terms of reference, said the working relationship between the centre and the partners would be sustained.

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Graphic Photo: Angry youths burn police station in Imo over alleged killing of young man by trigger-happy policeman

Irate youths on Monday set ablaze a police station in Obowo Local Government Area, after a trigger-happy police officer shot an unarmed young man, Ikenna Ukachi.   After killing the young man, the policeman abandoned his rifle and fled before the mob could get to him.  The killing of the 25-year-old man triggered a massive outrage in the hitherto peaceful community.  

Graphic Photo: Angry youths burn police station in Imo over alleged killing of young man by trigger-happy policeman

  In a spontaneous reaction, the youth marched on the Otoko Police Division to express their grievances. 
This attracted other angry members of the community which led to a mob action that resulted in the burning of the police division.  

Graphic Photo: Angry youths burn police station in Imo over alleged killing of young man by trigger-happy policeman

According to reports, the young man was shot and killed by the policeman at the EDS Plaza in Umuokeh, Obowo. 
The angry youths blocked the roads passing through their community and leading to the police division with bonfires. On sighting the angry mob, officers and men at the Otoko Police Division fled their duty post for safety. 
The angry youths then ransacked the police division, carted away firearms and set it ablaze. 

Graphic Photo: Angry youths burn police station in Imo over alleged killing of young man by trigger-happy policeman

  The state Police Commissioner, Rabiu Ladodo, who confirmed the incident said that only about 30 per cent of the division was affected by the fire before it was put out.

The commissioner promised that he was working with the community leaders to recover arms and ammunition carted away from the police division.

“The trigger-happy policeman understands the gravity of his offence and had fled. He has been declared wanted and I have directed that he should be hunted down and arrested. He must face the full weight of the law. We have spread our dragnet, it is just a matter of time and he will be in custody.” he said.
Meanwhile, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, on Tuesday afternoon visited the community. The Governor after visiting the Divisional Police Headquarters in Obowo which was set ablaze by the youths, also paid a visit to the bereaved family in Umuebea, Umuoke Obowo.  While consoling the family, the governor assured that the trigger happy policeman will be brought to book.   

Graphic Photo: Angry youths burn police station in Imo over alleged killing of young man by trigger-happy policeman

  He charged the Commissioner of police in the state to fish out the cop, while urging them to ensure that all those who took the laws into their hands are apprehended.   He assured the deceased family that the Government will stand by them and support them at this trying period. He prayed God to grant the soul of Ikenna eternal rest.   The Governor was accompanied by the Deputy Governor, Hon. (Engr) Gerald Irona, the Imo State CP, Ibrahim Ladodo, the Chairman Council of Tradition Rulers, Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri, the Special Adviser Security, Mr Raymond Nkemdirim, among other Government functionaries.   

Graphic Photo: Angry youths burn police station in Imo over alleged killing of young man by trigger-happy policeman

  The Chief of Staff, Chief Chris Okewulonu alongside other leaders of the area were on hand to receive the Governor.

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Update: Fake soldier who attacked Baba Fryo has been caught

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, veteran artist, Friday Igweh otherwise known as Baba Fryo, shared photographs of his bloodstained face after he was assaulted by fake soldiers in Lagos state. 

Veteran musician, Baba Fryo shares bloody photos of his face says,

Read here. 

In a new update on his Instagram page, Baba Fryo, uncovered that one of the fake soldiers that assaulted him has been captured. 

Sharing the picture of the guilty party in cuff, Baba Fryo wrote;

”This is one of the unknown fake soldiers that deliberately beat up our living legend Babafryo Igweh yesterday without a reason,
People need to be very careful these days as there so are many Babylonians posing as soldiers.
I am very proud of the Nigerian Army and OC MP ojo Cantonment Capt. A.S ATUNWA for his effective investigations and action taking in this matter.
We give thanks to the most high God .
The picture below is the picture of the very fake soldier.he has been arrested by the military police ojo cantonment his name is Muhammed ishaq.
Thank you Nigerian Army ojo cantonment.