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Nigerian Army Deploys more Equipment to North-East

General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff

Nigerian Army Deploys more Equipment to North-East

The Chief of Army Staff
Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has for some days now been in the North East theatre of operation where he visited troops at the Frontline.

The latest was his visit to troops of Forward Operation Base at Buratai, Borno State today the 21st of May 2019, where he interacted with the soldiers and urged them to remain focused and committed to bringing terrorism to an end.

During his address to the troops, General TY Buratai assured them that more equipment will be inducted into the mission areas to boost their efforts in the war against terrorism and other assorted insecurities in Nigeria.

He used the opportunity to assure them (troops) of his total commitment to their welfare and that of their families.

He charged them to strictly adhere to the extant Rules of Engagement and Code of Conduct which guide their activities while on internal Security duty.

The Chief of Training and Operations Major General Lamidi Adeosun, Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE Major General Benson Akinroluyo and Provost Marshal Army Brigadier General H Ahmed among other senior officers were in the entourage of the Chief of Army Staff.

SAGIR MUSA
Colonel
Acting Director Army Public Relations
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Staff Quarters at Nigerian Army University Commissioned

Commissioning of first phase of the Nigerian Army University Biu intermediate Staff’ Quaters of 20 x 3 bedroom bungalows was done by the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai today the 21st of May 2019.

The beautifully constructed and finished accommodation is also marvelously furnished.

The COAS used the opportunity to lay the foundation of the recently approved junior staff quarters.

Currently, ten (10) units of four (4) bedrooms terrace duplexes for senior staff of the Nigerian Army University are under construction.

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Chairman of Biu LGA, Emir of Biu, Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Chief of Training and Operations Army, Chief of Administration Army among other senior military and Civilian VIPs were present at the event.

SAGIR MUSA
Colonel
Acting Director Army Public Relations

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Bandits shoot young girl in the breast, kill three men in Sokoto

Bandits shoot young girl in the breast, kill three men in Sokoto

Suspected bandits attacked Katsira Tsauna village in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state on Saturday August 14, killing three young men.

 

Three women were said to have sustained gun shots wounds during the attack which took place around 5:00pm. One of the women was shot in the breast.

 

According to witness accounts, the attackers came to Katsira village on five motorcycles and started shooting sporadically.

“They killed three young men and injured three ladies who are now in the hospital,” one of the witnesses said.

”If not for the quick response of the Army drafted not too far from the area, the number of the casualty would have been more than this.”

 

Another account said the bandits had carted away cattle before the arrival of the Army.

 

The spokesman of the Sokoto Police Command, Muhammadu Sadiq, confirmed the attack but said information at his disposal was very scanty.

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Unknown gunmen kill village head in Plateau State

Unknown gunmen kill village head in Plateau State

Unknown gunmen, on Sunday night, attacked the palace of the Village Head of Kadunu, Muhammad Bayero in Langai District of Plateau’s Mangu local government area and killed him.

 

Daily Trust gathered that the village head, who goes by the title Rit Kadunu, was shot dead around 8:10 pm while another person in the palace was hit by a stray bullet in the leg.

 

Unknown gunmen kill village head in Plateau State

 

Confirming the incident, a former Commissioner of Trade, Commerce and Industry in Plateau State, Hon. Yakubu Idi Usman said the Rit was buried according to Islamic rites on Monday morning.

 

Hon. Usman told Daily Trust that there was a high probability that the village head was a target of assassination because he sustained several gunshot wounds.

“I have just returned from the funeral prayer,” said Usman, who also confirmed that the Police had visited the palace and taken the necessary evidence and statements.

 

He described the incident as tragic and said the Rit was like a brother to him and losing him at this time was a huge loss for the people of Mangu LGA and Plateau State.

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41-year-old-woman who gave birth to quadruplets after 15 years of marriage, begs Bauchi Governor for a job to enable her to cater for the babies

41-year-old-woman who gave birth to quadruplets after 15 years of marriage, begs Bauchi Governor for a job to enable her to cater for the babies

41- year- old Mrs Nyarum Luka Bot Balewa who recently was delivered of quadruplets after waiting for 15 years without a child, has cried out to Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed to come to the aid of her family by offering her employment to enable her to cater for the babies.

 

Mrs Balewa, who is a graduate of College of Health Technology, Ningi, Bauchi State, was delivered of three girls and a boy on July 3, 2019, at Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State.

 

Speaking with Journalists, Mrs Balewa lamented that although the babies have brought so much joy to her and her husband after waiting for 15 years, taking care of them has been difficult.

“To take care of these babies is not easy. My husband is no longer working. He is now retired. We have other children with us who are in school. It is not going to be easy. What I am saying is that if it is possible, I am appealing to the state government to give me employment. I have a Diploma in Environmental health. If it is possible to let them employ me so that I can help my husband”

 

Her husband, Luka Bot Balewa, who retired as a staff of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi last year, said taking care of the quadruplets since their arrival has been a difficult task to the family. 

“It has not been easy. You can imagine that the babies are taking NAN milk. We were buying the smallest one at N2, 500 but of recent we are buying it at N2,150. In a day they consume one tin. It means that in a day apart from the mother’s milk, they consume a tin of NAN milk every day, N2, 150. if you begin to count per day and the mother will eat well. It has not been easy for the mother” said Balewa who claimed that he is yet to receive his benefits.

 

The father of the quadruplets appealed to the state Governor and other well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid.

“Let me say that as many as God will touch their hearts to be of assistance to us, they are welcome. God has been so faithful. A lot of people have advised me to meet with the Wife of the Governor, Some advised that I should write but I don’t want this thing to look as if I am begging but truly, I am not finding it easy. Even if it were to be only one child that will be complemented with NAN milk, it is not going to be easy to talk less of four. If only the NAN tin milk will be taken care of, I will thank God. Whatever the government feels that he can do in order to assist in away is welcome”.

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