23 Vehicles Burnt As Fire Guts Mechanic Village In Agidingbi

fireThe spate of fire outbreaks in Lagos has just got another incident added to its list, as an inferno overnight gutted a mechanic village in the Agidingbi axis of the state.

A total of 23 vehicles, generators, computers and gas cylinders were torched, raising eyebrows over the issue of safety in areas with high concentration of combustible items.

The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), in reaction to the incident, said sensitization on safety measures is on the rise, to curb fire outbreaks in the state.

Recently, a fire incident that occurred around Lawanson area in the state claimed at least five lives.

 

Nigerian Troops Uncover IED Making Factory In Borno

ied-making-factoryTroops of the 25 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Friday discovered and destroyed an Improvised Explosives  Device(IED) making factory in Borno State.

It is another feat achieved by military personnel combing Sandia, Kokakowa, Miyati and Nyaleri villages, along Maiduguri-Bulabulin-Damboa road, in Damboa Local Government Area in the north-east Nigerian for members of the Boko Haram sect terrorising the area.

According to the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, “three terrorists were arrested comprising an ‘Ameer’, a high contact and a foot soldier”.

He also stated that other items discovered from the suspects include a Peugeot pick-up van, foodstuffs,10-KVA Lister generator, gas cylinders, borehole pumping machine, three bags of maize, one bag of millet and 13 empty ago jerry-cans.

The joint operation between the brigade and Nigerian Air Force who provided air cover and tracking, was part of the determined effort by the military to rout out terrorists in the general area, and open more roads hitherto held by the terrorists for public usage.

It was also part of the renewed effort and vigour on the part of Nigerian troops to meet up with the set dateline that had turned the tide and momentum of the battle against the Boko haram terrorists.

Colonel Usman also expressed confidence that the troops were on high morale and very excited with their accomplishments.

In a related development, troops have made substantial progress in an advance to reclaim and destroy terrorists held areas within Gamboru Ngala general area.

Recently, the Nigerian Air Force Intercepted and destroyed two trailers suspected to be carrying logistics support to members of the Boko Haram sect.