Borno Govt Delegation Visits Parents Of Chibok Girls, Donates N5.6m

The delegation presented food items and cash to the parents.

 

A delegation of commissioners and a lawmaker, sent by the Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Tuesday, visited parents of the Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram exactly six years ago.

The delegation which included the commissioners of education, women affairs, poverty alleviation and the member, representing Chibok at the Borno assembly, delivered Governor Zulum’s message of empathy, hope and assurance.

They also presented the families with 500 bags of rice (25kg), 250 gallons of cooking oil and a sum of N5.6million as social support.

The state Commissioner for Education, Bello Ayuba, assured the parents and members of the community that President Muhammadu Buhari and the governor will never give up on the rescue of the remaining schoolgirls.

Ayuba said, “Governor Zulum has asked us to inform you that in all his meetings with President Buhari, the President has consistently shown concern and commitment to the rescue of the missing girls.

“The President and the Governor are fathers, with daughters. They know how you feel and they share your pains. They will never give up on the rescue of our daughters. No sane parent will give up on a missing child. They are committed and by the grace of God, these girls will be rescued alive.

“The Governor sends his empathy, and as you all have seen in his activities and visits to Chibok, the Governor holds Chibok very dear to his heart. Let us remain hopeful and prayerful, while our leaders sustain their concerted efforts.”

Commissioner of Women Affairs, Zuwaira Gambo, and that of Poverty Alleviation, Nuhu Clark, who hails from Chibok took turns to support and encourage the parents.

Boko Haram insurgents had on April 14, 2014, attacked a Government Secondary School in Chibok and taken away over 200 schoolgirls from their hostels. The girls were just about to write the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination.

A total of 219 of them were held by the insurgents, out of which 107 regained freedom after various rescue efforts and largely mediated negotiations between the Buhari administration and the insurgents.

Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Chibok Village, Burn Houses

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Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Kwarangilim village in Borno State.

The assailants were said to have invaded the village in Chibok Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday.

According to local sources, the invaders struck in the evening, announcing their arrival with gunshots.

They also set houses ablaze while villagers were forced to escape to nearby bushes as the attack lasted for hours.

Although it has yet to be ascertained why the attack was carried out, Channels Television gathered that part of the insurgents’ mission was to loot food items from the village.

It is also hard to determine if there are casualties from the attack.

Meanwhile, troops of the 28 Task Force Brigade and the 117 Battalion of the Nigerian Army deployed in Chibok have since arrived in Kwarangilim to restore calm.

The village is located about five kilometres to the Chibok Local Government headquarters.

Auno Killing: Army’s Failure Led To Death Of 30 Travellers, Says Lawmaker

 

The lawmaker representing Chibok, Damboa and Gwoza, Ahmahdu Usman Jaha, has accused the Nigerian Army of negligence and complacency in securing the country.

According to Jaha, it was the failure on their path to carry out their duties that led to the killing of 30 persons in Auno, Borno State.

“Failure or inability on the part of the Nigerian Army to have a constructive listening of intelligence gathering from the DSS and other relevant informants in the community led to this attack,” he said on Wednesday at the floor of the House.

He further stated that despite receiving fillers that there was a potential attack and some of the insurgents had been sighted hours before the attack, “nobody cared to do anything”.

Jaha said the situation was a national issue and if he could give his life for peace to be restored in the northeast, he would do so, as he cannot bear to watch the continued tragedy.


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“I’ve said without fear of any contradiction that I am ready to give out my life if those in the northeast can live in peace,” he said.

“The most painful thing on earth is for you to stay in your comfort zone while your constituents are dying like animals.

“So, Mr Speaker, as far as I’m concerned, this is a national issue. It happened today in Borno but only God knows where next it will happen in the 36 states of the federation because of negligence or complacency on the part of our security operatives”.

Borno Governor Confirms Six Killed After Boko Haram Attacked Chibok

A file photo of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum.

 

 

No fewer than six persons were killed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Kwaragilim village in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State on Christmas Eve.

Two women were also feared kidnapped while three persons were reportedly injured in the attack.

The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, confirmed the incident on Christmas Day during a meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Uba.

“it is unfortunate that Boko Haram insurgents attacked Kwaragilim village of Chibok Local Government Area where six people were killed and three injured”.

The Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation in the state, Nuhu Clark, also addressed party faithful at the gathering.

He said the three injured persons have been taken to the General Hospital in Chibok and were responding to treatment.

Six Killed, Two Women Abducted Near Chibok

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No fewer than six persons were killed, when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Kwaragilim village of Chibok local government area of Borno State on Christmas Eve.

Two women were also reportedly kidnapped while three persons were injured in the attack.

The Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum confirmed the incidence on Christmas Day during a political meeting in Uba.

While addressing APC stakeholders, Zulum said “it is unfortunate that Boko Haram insurgents attacked Kwaragilim village of Chibok local government area where 6 people were killed, 3 injured”.

The Borno state commissioner for Poverty Alleviation, Nuhu Clark said all the three injured persons are responding to treatment at the Chibok General Hospital.

PHOTOS: BBOG Marks 2,000 Days Of Chibok Abduction

A photo combination of shoes bearing the names of abducted girls displayed in Abuja to mark the 2,000 days of the Chibok abduction in Borno State on October 5, 2019. Photos – Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

 

It is 2,000 days already since 276 schoolgirls were abducted from their hostel at the Government Girls’ Secondary School Chibok, Borno State.

Fifty-seven girls, however, escaped within days of the abduction which took place on April 14, 2014, while 219 remained in captivity.

Five years later, an additional 107 girls returned – four of them as a result of Nigerian Military interventions, 21 released in October 2016 after negotiations with their captors, and a further 82 set free by the terrorist group in May 2017.

But 112 of the schoolgirls have yet to return.

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To mark the day, members of the Bring Back Our Girls Group (BBOG) held another sit out in Abuja, demanding the intervention of the Federal Government for the girls’ release.

Shoes bearing names of the abducted girls were used to draw the attention of the government and the international community to the plight of the girls, as well as all other abducted persons, including Leah Sharibu who was abducted in February 2018 in Yobe State.

See photos below:

 

Shoes bearing the names of abducted girls displayed in Abuja to mark the 2,000 days of the Chibok abduction in Borno State on October 5, 2019. Photos – Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

 

Chibok Parent Insists 49 Towns Are Occupied By Boko Haram, Adesina Reacts

 

A Chibok Parent, John Bassa, has stated that at least 49 towns in the north east, are still being occupied by Boko Haram insurgents.

He said this on Tuesday during a town hall organized by Channels to assess the performance of the Muhammadu Buhari administration in the last four years.

Bassa who stated that 44 of his relations who were Boko Haram commanders had been killed, and at least 50, were still “active and high-ranking officers of Boko Haram” controlling some territories, maintained that many towns are currently empty as a result of the insurgence.

When asked: “Are you saying that Boko Haram is still in control of some territories in the northeast, from where they plan and execute these attacks – he responded by saying “of course”.

He went further to explain that “out of 52 towns in Gwoza, its only three right now that you can freely live within. (that is, Limankara, Gwoza town and Pulka).

“Gwoza town was liberated by our former President Goodluck, one week before election then in 2015 and the new administration liberated Limankara and Pulka so, 49 towns are still empty with nobody apart from the Boko Haram.

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“They are the ones enjoying those areas and you dare not go there”.

In response, the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the idea of “infestation and actually controlling a place” are two different things.

Although he sympathised with Mr Bassa for the loss of his relatives who were Boko Haram commanders, Mr Adesina noted that – “that in itself shows that the government is not taking the situation lying low. It is taking the battle to Boko Haram and it is eliminating those who are behind it”.

He insisted that under the previous administration, insecurity was at an all-time-high and cannot be compared to the current times.

“What we saw as at 2015, was that Boko Haram was sitting on the traditional stools of some emirs.

“The emirs had fled and the Boko Haram members were the ones using the palace and controlling the places, Local Govt Chairmen had fled, they were sitting in the offices, they were collecting taxes and tolls and that is not the situation as at today.

“They are prevalent in certain areas does not mean they are the law,” he said.

Borno Police Confirms Boko Haram Attack In Chibok

 

The Borno State Police command has confirmed an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok Local Government Area.

Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, who confirmed the attack said the force is still gathering facts about the incident which occurred on Thursday evening.

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Eyewitnesses also told Channels Television that the suspected insurgents attacked Gatamwarwa ward, riding on motorcycles around 5:00 pm through Askira, shooting sporadically and leaving many villagers scampering for safety.

It is, however, yet to be clear if there were any casualties.

Details later…

One Killed As Boko Haram Raids, Burns Houses In Chibok

Suspected Terrorists Attack Borno Town, Reportedly Cart Away Gun Trucks

One person was killed and many houses burnt on Sunday night when suspected Boko Haram terrorists launched an attack in remote Thlaimakalama village, Borno State.

Thlaimakalama village is barely thirty kilometers away from Chibok Local Government Area.

Local sources disclosed to journalists that no fewer than six houses were burnt, while one person was killed in the attack.

This attack comes barely two months after the insurgents attacked Mifa, also in Chibok, killing the village head.

Boko Haram Attacks Chibok Community In Borno

19 Feared Killed, 40 Houses Razed As Boko Haram Attack Borno Village

 

Suspected members of the Boko Haram Sect have attacked Mife Village, a community in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State.

The attack on the community comes four years a similar attack led to the abduction of over 200 school girls.

The incident which occurred on Monday night claimed the life of the village head Bila Vwa and one other person who is yet to be identified.

According to a statement from the State Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, the terrorists numbering about 50, invaded Mife village, in Chibok LGA  and killed two persons.

The statement also adds that over 30 houses were reportedly burnt and about 40 bicycles carted away by the hoodlums.

However, normalcy has been restored in the area while investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Police Arrest Eight Suspected Kidnappers Of Chibok Schoolgirls

suspected kidnappers paraded by the men of the Inspector General’s Intelligence Response team in Borno

 

Eight persons suspected to have taken part in the kidnap of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls in Borno state have been paraded by the Nigerian Police in Maiduguri, the state capital.

The eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists who are among 22 persons paraded, were said to have been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General’s Intelligence Response Team (IGP’s IRT) in Borno, Adamawa and other adjoining communities.

The suspects are alleged to have masterminded over 50 suicide bomb attacks within Maiduguri and Adamawa.

They (suspects) also launched several other attacks leading to the death of thousands of Nigerians.

The students of the Government Girls Secondary school in Chibok were captured by the members of the terrorist group on April 14, 2014, an incident that triggered international outrage and campaign for the rescue of the schoolgirls.

So far, 112 of the girls have regained their freedom, mainly following negotiations between the Federal Government and representatives of the terrorist group.