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Boko Haram: Soldier killed, many injured as troops repel attack on Madagali

Troops of 143 Battalion, 28, Task Force Brigade, Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Madagali, Adamawa State had on Saturday, dealt a big blow to Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) following an attempted attack by the terrorists to infiltrate the camp late evening.

Colonel Ado Isa, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Sector 1 of the Operation Lafia Dole in a statement indicated that, the terrorists stormed the location in gun trucks and met their Waterloo through stiff resistance coupled with massive firepower from the troops and inflicted serious casualty on the terrorists and their equipment.

According to him, the troops in their effort successfully held their ground, disorganised the terrorists who later lost momentum and retreated in disarray.

He added that during the encounter, the resilient troops neutralised many insurgents, captured 1 alive while several others scampered for their lives and fled with gunshot wounds.

“The gallant troops recovered 5 AK47 rifles, 4 magazines, 1 handheld grenade, 13 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 45 rounds of anti-aircraft gun ammunition. Also recovered are 2 mobile phones and 1 sony camcorder camera from the BHTs.

“Sadly, 1 soldier and a civilian paid the supreme sacrifice while 5 others sustained injuries and are receiving medical attention. The Acting General Officer Commanding(GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army and Commander Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu while commending their doggedness and gallantry, also commiserates with the families of the fallen heroes with firm assurance that their sacrifices will not be in vain,” Colonel Isa said.

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Boko Haram ta hallaka mutum 11 a Maiduguri

'Yan sanadan kwantar da tarzoma a Najeriya

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‘Yan sanda a birnin Maiduguri a jihar Borno a Najeriya sun tabbatar da cewa kungiyar Boko Haram ta hallaka mutane 11 da kuma raunata wasu 15.

Wani shugaban kungiyar mayakan sa-kai ya bayyana cewa an kai harin ne da nufin dakatar da mutane zuwa rumfunan zabe.

Harin ya faru ne da safiyar Asabar a kudancin birnin, inda mayakan suka bude wuta, wasu ‘yan kunar bakin-wake kuma suka tarwatsa kansu da bama-bamai.

A yau ne aka shirya gudanar da zaben shugaban kasa da na ‘yan majalisar dokokin kasar, sai dai an dage zaben zuwa mako mai zuwa sa’o’i kadan kafin a fara kada kuri’a.

Aikace-aikacen ‘yan ta’adda ya tilasta wa mutane da dama barin muhallansu a Borno, al’amarin da ya jawo hukumar zabe ta kirkiri rumfunan zabe a sansanonin ‘yan gudn hijira.

Ko a ranar Laraba da ta gabata ‘yan Boko Haram sun far wa ayarin motocin gwamnan Borno, inda suka kashe mutum uku.

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What Dino Melaye said about INEC’s postponement of elections

Senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has reacted to the postponement of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Recall that early Saturday, INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu said the presidential election was shifted to February 23, while the governorship was rescheduled for March 9.

He blamed the shift in date on problems of logistics.

Reacting, at a press briefing in his native Aiyetoro-Gbede, the Senator described the postponement as part of the grand plan by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

He said: “The postponement is just a confirmation of already designed rigging of the APC.

“We shouted that they were planning to rig the elections; we shouted that the Attorney-General of the Federation (Abubakar Malami, SAN) wrote INEC; we shouted that the National Security Adviser (Babagana Monguno) wrote the President.”

He went further to allege that President Muhammadu Buhari had planned to announce the postponement of the polls himself in a nationwide broadcast on Thursday but was dissuaded from doing so because he lacked the necessary powers.

However, Melaye added that “the postponement of the polls is the postponement of the evil day. Nigerians have decided they are leaving the land of ‘Egypt’ for the ‘promised land.’”

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Boko Haram: 6 killed in Maiduguri

Two suspected members of Boko Haram militants, early Saturday opened fire on worshipers close to a Mosque at Gwazari (Angwa Baba Ali) around Jidari Polo general area in Maiduguri metropolis killing 4 persons, while several others sustained injuries.

DAILY POST reports that earlier and in the eve of Friday, a suicide bomber killed himself and one other person.

Residents of Polo area told DAILY POST that with six corpses were recovered after the attacks.

It could be recalled that there have been rumour of possible Boko Haram incursion during the presidential and National Assembly elections in the northeast Nigeria.

Security agencies are yet to react to the development.

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