Fintiri, Ndume specific fear as Boko Haram kills six, burns church buildings
No fewer than six individuals have been killed and homes razed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in a group close to Chibok city in Borno State.
The assault was reported to have been carried at about 5pm on the eve of Christmas.
The insurgents have been mentioned to have stormed the village in a bid to raid Piyemi, a group 10 kilometres from Chibok city within the southern a part of the state.
It was learnt that the residents have been pressured to flee the city into the mountainous areas because the invading terrorists looted meals objects and burnt homes amidst sporadic shootings.
Fintiri, Ndume condemn assaults
In the meantime, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has expressed fear over an assault on Garkida city within the Gombi Native Authorities Space of the state by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on the eve of Christmas.
Fintiri, in an announcement issued by his Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou, on Friday in Yola, mentioned the assault triggered the demise of two civilians, together with a five-year-old, the New Company of Nigeria reported on Friday
Whereas additionally condemning the assault, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Military, Senator Ali Ndume, commiserated with the households of the deceased and in addition urged the army to be proactive reasonably than reacting after the deeds had been finished.
Ndume additionally sympathised with the non secular leaders whose church buildings have been destroyed through the incident and urged them to proceed to hope for lasting peace within the nation.
He mentioned, “It’s extremely unlucky that the insurgents struck once more on Christmas Eve and killed 5 individuals in Pemi.”
In the meantime, the Chief of Air Employees, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has assured Nigerians that the Nigerian Air Drive would safe the nation, saying its personnel would neither relent nor relaxation on their laurels till the safety of lives and property of Nigerians was assured.
10 die in Kwara accident
In the meantime, the Federal Street Security Corps, Kwara State Command, on Friday confirmed that at the least 10 individuals misplaced their lives in a a number of highway accident that occurred alongside Idofian–Ilorin Street.
The Sector Commander, Jonathan Owoade, informed our correspondent in Ilorin on Friday that the deadly crash was on account of Velocity Restrict Violation and Flawed Overtaking.
Owoade mentioned the crash, which occurred on the Unilorin Sugar Analysis Institute, concerned a business Nissan Vanette bus and a Honda Accord. He identified that 27 individuals have been concerned within the accident.
He added, “It’s one other unhappy incident on the Idofian–Ilorin Street axis; 27 individuals have been concerned, sadly 10 individuals misplaced their lives, 9 of which have been burnt past recognition, whereas 16 individuals sustained varied levels of accidents and one different particular person was rescued unharmed.”
The sector commander mentioned the injured individuals have been taken to the hospital by the corps’ response workforce from the FRSC, police and NSCDC, whereas the corpses had been taken to the College of Ilorin Educating Hospital.
He urged motorists to drive rigorously and be certain that their autos are in good situation.
Abubakar gave this promise on Christmas Day in Maiduguri whereas internet hosting the troops of the Air Job Drive of Operation Lafiya Dole to a luncheon on the NAF Base in Maiduguri.
In a associated improvement, the Defence Headquarters mentioned the troops of Operation Whirl Stroke foiled an assault on passengers touring from Bayelsa State to Jos, Plateau State, on the Markudi-Lafiya Street on Thursday.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Main Normal. John Enenche, in an announcement on Friday, mentioned the operation was to make sure a peaceable Yuletide season.
Enenche mentioned that the criminals mounted an unlawful check-point on the highway the place they stopped the business autos to rob the commuters, NAN reported on friday.
He acknowledged that the troops intervened promptly with superior firepower and compelled the criminals to flee in disarray.
He mentioned that troops thereafter supplied armed escort for the commuters from the scene to Lafiya to allow them to proceed on their journey.
Enenche additional mentioned that troops deployed at Zaki Biam and Ukum killed two suspected bandits who attacked Dyom village in Borokiyo Council Ward of the Ukum Native Authorities Space of Benue.
He mentioned that the troops adopted the bandits in a pursuit after a misery name from the group on their actions, killing two whereas others escaped with gunshot wounds.
He added that through the encounter, troops recovered some arms and ammunition and a bike.
“The army excessive command commends the troops for his or her efforts and additional encourages them to stay dedicated to the course. Troops proceed to take care of routine and confidence constructing patrols within the zone,” Enenche mentioned.
The coordinator additionally mentioned two suspected bandits voluntarily surrendered to the troops of Hadarin Daji at Magami space of Zamfara on Thursday.
He mentioned the surrendered suspects additional took troops to a bush the place they’d buried a few of their weapons and submitted the weapons.
Enenche additionally introduced that troops recovered two AK-47 rifles, 45 rounds of seven.62mm particular ammunition, one cutlass and one knife.
He mentioned the troops killed one suspected bandit in a clearance operation on bandits’ hideouts at Pauwa/Zango rocks and environs on December 23, including that their hideouts had been cleared and demolished.
He additionally mentioned two bandits have been arrested, in the midst of the operation, and handed over to the suitable prosecuting company for additional motion.
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