President Buhari Commends Aminu Dantata’s Philantropy

Buhari, DantataPresident Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Kano-based businessman, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, for his numerous philanthropic gestures.

This particularly regarding the lying-in-ward, inclusive of amenity rooms and the recent Intensive Care Unit, built and equipped to international standards, all situated at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala, Kano State.

In a letter of commendation dated July 15, 2016, President Buhari said, “These gestures are practical demonstrations of your deep seated concern for the well-being of Nigerians. You are, indeed, a source of hope and inspiration for the nation.”

President Buhari expressed the profound gratitude of the government and people of Nigeria to Alhaji Dantata, for his “significant contributions to national unity and national renewal,”

He also prayed Allah would bless him in his business endeavors.

Gaidam Condemns Damaturu Attack, Orders Immediate Free Medical Care To Victims

gaidamThe Yobe State Governor, Mr Ibrahim Gaidam, on Wednesday condemned the bomb attack which killed 17 people in Damaturu, the state capital.

A statement issued by the Director of Press to the Governor, Mr Abdullahi Bego, also said the governor has ordered immediate free medical care for those who sustained injuries in the attacks.

“While praying for the repose of the souls of those killed, the Governor has ordered immediate and free medical care for those who sustained injuries in the attacks” the statement read.

The statement added that “treatment has already commenced for injured victims at the Sani Abatcha Specialist Hospital, Damaturu while three of the 11 injured victims have been referred to the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala Kano for further medical care at government expense.

“The Governor remains confident that despite these barbaric and unjustified suicide attacks, the Boko Haram insurgency will come to an end soon in view of the all-hands-on-deck approach adopted by the Federal Government”

The statement further urges Yobe residents not to relent in their exemplary support and cooperation with security agents and called on them to continue to pray for the full restoration of peace and security in the state.

‘Waste No Time In Ending Attacks’, Borno Residents Tell Buhari

Military in Borno StateThe residents of Borno State are appealing to the government of Muhammadu Buhari to waste no time in ending the incessant attacks in the state by the Boko Haram terrorists.

The members of the terrorist group on Sunday carried out an attack on Moru-Moru market in the Gamboru area near Maiduguri, the state capital, killing at least one person.

For three consecutive days, there have been attacks at different locations in the state.

Although, no group claimed responsibility for the attacks, the Boko Haram sect is largely suspected.

Despite the strong statements of President Muhammadu Buhari about his resolve to end the activities of the group, the terrorists have sustained attacks on communities in Borno State, where they have been confined by Nigerian troops.

Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, bears the marks of fierce fighting and the scars from the senseless killings still remains. A reason the residents want the new administration to address the challenge of insecurity in the state.

They also mentioned other areas they want the new administration to give priority attention, with great expectations from the State Governor, which he is mindful of.

And being the first time that the north-east Nigerian state would be having the same political affiliation with the central government, the people are optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari would deal decisively with the insurgents.


Explosion Rips Through Borno Market, Four Injured

Borno Four people have been seriously injured in a bomb blast at the Moru-Moru market in the Gamboru area near Maiduguri the Borno State capital.

The bomb attack comes barely 24 hours after a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Maiduguri.

Our correspondent in Maiduguri, Blessing Tunoh reports that the explosion is believed to have been caused by a concealed improvised explosive device.

The explosion reportedly emanated from a bagful of coal where where an IED was planted by an unknown person.

All four victims are traders in the market where the blast occurred and they were rushed to a hospital where they are said to be receiving treatment.

Normalcy has since returned to the area and other traders in the market have been carrying on with their normal activities.

Parts of the town have also been deserted as residents have kept off the streets for fears of further attacks.

Some residents have, however, expressed hope that President Buhari’s pronouncement concerning the security of Borno State would start yielding results within few days.

This is the fourth incident in three days. The first one happened in Hawul LGA in the early hours of May 29  – Democracy Day – and another in the night of the same day.

Early on Saturday soldiers had repelled an attack by the Boko Haram sect as they attempted to invade Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The insurgents are reported to have approached Maiduguri through Dala, a suburb of the town but could not gain entrance because of the military troops stationed there.