5 insurgents killed in Borno By Boko Haram Troops

 

Troops of the twenty one Special Armoured Brigade deployed operative LAFIYA DOLE, during a joint trans-border operation with troops of the Cameroonian Defense Forces, killed 5 Boko Haram terrorists within the border villages of Yabiri Kote and Bula Dadobe of Bama authorities space Borno State.
The joint operations, tagged: “Operation RAINBOW fifteen” that was conducted from Saturday 15 – Sunday sixteen Sept 2018, came on the heels of the invention of makeshift bases, established by the terrorists in Yabiri Kote and Bula Dadode from wherever they launched attacks on villages in Cameroon and Nigeria.
A statement by Bigadier General Lone-Star State Chukwu, Director Army publicity same, throughout the joint trans- border operations, the gallant troops recovered some things from the terrorists.
“The things include: three American state forty seven rifles, 2 impermanent device ( IED) Shells, One fit impermanent device (IED) Belt, 2 motorcycles, Eight bicycles, impermanent device (IED) Vest, and One Boko Haram flag.
“The trans-border operations have with success cleared the insurgents from the overall space of Kote river.
“Members of the overall public area unit suggested to report any suspicious movements or activities to the enforcement agents for prompt action,” the statement additional.

Return soldiers to barracks, send SARS to fight Boko Haram – Group tells Buhari


A pressure group, “Every Nigerian Do Something Positive Development Initiative” has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari Government to redeploy the Police to curb terror attacks by Boko Haram and herdsmen in the country.
NAN reports that the group made the call during a peaceful protest it held at the entrance to the National Assembly on Tuesday in Abuja.

Specifically, it called for the deployment of State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) personnel and those currently assigned as bodyguards to wealthy people, to secure the lives and property of the masses.
The Leader, Dr Perry Brimah, a popular social commentator, also called for the return of military to the barracks, saying they had no constitutional role replacing the police because the latter were currently engaged in bodyguard duties.
He urged for immediate decentralisation amendments to create state police and restore regionalism.
No official of the national assembly was around to address the protesters as the lawmakers were currently on a three-week recess.

However, policemen were around, monitoring the protest.
Leader of the police team, who declined identity, the police were ensuring that the protesters maintained peace.
He told NAN that the group was not violent and had been told that lawmakers were on break.
The protesters carried placards with inscriptions as “Justice is on its head”, “Justice for 33 victims of Offa robbery” and “Stop looting by Police.”

Boko Haram kills Nigerian Army Commanding Officer in Sambisa forest


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Lieutenant-Colonel AE Mamudu, one of the commanding officers of the Nigerian Army Strike Force Group, was on Thursday, killed by a vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device in Sambisa ‎Forest.
SaharaReporters reports that Lieutenant-Colonel Mamudu was killed along with a young Naval officer while on patrol for Operation Deep Punch 11. ‎
Mamudu, described as a fearless fighter, hailed from Kogi state.
Military sources at the defense headquarters say this is his second time of his coming to Northeast. He was first posted to Borno in 2015.
He was posted there last year from the Nigerian Army HQ department of training and operations (DATOPS).

DSS DG, Daura reveals why govt negotiated with Boko Haram


Lawal Daura, Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), has given insight into why government negotiated with Boko Haram for the release of abducted lecturers of the University of Maiduguri and 10 women from captivity.
 
Daura disclosed that negotiating with the terrorist group was the “safest” way to rescue those abducted.
Lawal Daura, Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), has given insight into why government negotiated with Boko Haram for the release of abducted lecturers of the University of Maiduguri and 10 women from captivity.
 
Daura disclosed that negotiating with the terrorist group was the “safest” way to rescue those abducted.
 
 
According to Daura, “We choose the path of negotiation because it was considered as the safest because any forceful attempt to rescue the victims could endanger their lives,.
 
“These negotiations took several months and the Department of State Services with the support of the external elements of the group in diaspora and support from friendly countries and liaising with International Community of the Red Cross, made the rescue possible.
 
“The process was slow due to the problem of dealing with two different groups based in different locations at the same time. In addition, the negotiations took place mostly outside the country, though subsequently finalised in the theater of operations.
 
“The negotiations were mainly centred on an attempt at conflict mitigation which include the fate of arrested members of the insurgent groups especially, accepting to free by government those found not to be culpable in any criminal action.
 
Also, possible cessation of hostilities especially the attacks with IEDs on innocent civilians, worship centers, schools and other public places in return for temporary stoppage of air strikes by helicopter gunships