Posted By: OLAJIDE OMOJOLOMOJU
. President hasn’t contradicted any strategic rule
A strategy and innovation postgraduate student of the University of Oxford, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim, has advised former military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, to make his memo on security concern, specifically on the Boko Haram insurgency, confidential to President Muhammadu Buhari in the future.
Ibrahim, who said Buhari has not contradicted any strategic rule of engagement, pointed out that the President’s brief to Nigerians, creating hope to end the seemingly intractable Boko Haram crisis, was perfectly within acceptable global strategic standard.
He added that the strategic drivers in the security challenge were not revealed by the President to the public, stressing that “the military orchestrated conductors in the Boko Haram insurgency, the military architects, and the military chess masters were not put in the open by President Buhari.” Read More →
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Barely 48 hours after they attacked Mainok town in Borno state, which left over 30 persons dead and most part of the village burnt, Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday returned to attack villagers returning to count their losses.
Commuting along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway was halted again for the fourth time in a week, as security operatives battle to prevent Eidel Fitri holiday travelers from driving into an ambush by the insurgents.
Villagers reported 15 persons killed on Tuesday night as Boko Haram fighters carried on days of attacks on the only safe route linking other parts of the country with Maiduguri, the birth place of the Boko Haram insurgency. Read More →
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By Augustine Adah – Lagos
The appointment of new service chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, following the sack of the former officers did not come to many Nigerians as a surprise. The newly-appointed service chiefs were expected to take the fight against Boko Haram as a major task of their assignment in the new government led by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Since President Buhari took over the mantle of leadership in Abuja, there has been a spike in the activities of the militant group, Boko Haram. Churches, Mosques, markets and other public places have been bombed by the terrorists with scores of citizens killed. For Buhari, who has made cracking down on Boko Haram insurgency his number one priority, these bombings may have been quite embarrassing.The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been mocking the president and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, over the growing activities of the group which was reported to have killed more than 500 Nigerians between May and July this year. Though the President and APC has reacted to the allegation describing the renewed attacks as the desperation of a drowning group, Buhari’s latest attempt may be aimed at giving a new direction to the fight against insurgency which the former service chiefs were alleged to have compromised. Read More →
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By Henry Umoru & Joseph Erunke, with agency reports
ABUJA—Following the appointment of new service chiefs on Monday by President Muhammadu Buhari, military sources have confided in Vanguard that about 25 Major Generals may proceed on retirement when the Senate confirms the new appointments.
Indications also emerged, yesterday, in Abuja that President Buhari’s forthcoming trip to the United States of America this month for extensive bilateral, economic and financial discussions with US President Barrack Obama, the need to engage his hosts about the terrorism challenges as well as Nigeria’s military capability to tackle the menace conclusively, necessitated the sack of the service chiefs last Monday. Read More →
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President Muhammadu Buhari’s current slow approach to governance is affecting the prosecution of the war against extremist group, Boko Haram, in the north east, findings by PREMIUM TIMES have shown.
Officials in the administration and some retired security and military experts who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES, expressed the view that the decision by the president to allow uncertainty surround the tenures of the service chiefs and the National Security Adviser he inherited from the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, is greatly affecting the war. Read More →
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Muslims across the country have kicked against heightened searches conducted on women wearing Islamic dresses by security men.
Muslims who spoke to SUNDAY PUNCH this weekend cautioned security agencies against frisking Muslim women dressed in hijab and burka, adding that such an action would amount to profiling them.
Wikipedia describes the hijab as a “veil that covers the head and chest, which is often worn by Muslim women beyond the age of puberty in the presence of adult males outside of their immediate family as a form of modest attire.”
Other dresses worn by Muslim women as a religious duty are the niqab, which only leaves the area around the eyes open and the burka which is a dress that covers all parts of the body leaving just a mesh over the eyes. Read More →
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The Boko Haram bombers have hit Jos in Plateau state, again.
Right in the middle of service, a bomb blast ripped through an ECWA Church in Tudunwada, Angwan Yashi, near the Federal Secretariat, in Jos.
Casualty figures may be high.
Last week, two bombs, believed planted by Boko Haram exploded in the city, killing 44 people.
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