Chibok Girls Rescue: Wahab Stresses Need To Follow Every Lead

Garba Wahab, Chibok girlsFormer Chief of Army Administration, Major General Garba Wahab (Rtd), has stressed the need to follow every lead in the search for the missing Chibok girls.

General Wahab made the emphasis on Tuesday while calling for synergy among those making efforts to rescue the over 200 secondary school girls abducted from their school’s dormitory in Chibok community of Borno State, northeast Nigeria.

A Firm Commitment

“No information should be left unfollowed. All leads should be followed and to do that, there must be a firm commitment from everybody and everybody must be under one command,” he stressed.

The retired senior army officer highlighted that the insurgents had two advantages, saying that the military should leverage on them.

“We need to understand that Boko Haram has two advantages; one, time.

“Any terrorist organisation has the advantage of time on its side, the government does not and two, they know that we are not too sure of the figure we are actually looking for.

“So they play on those two advantages they have (and) we need to narrow down the advantages so that we’ll move on,” he said.

A Single Umbrella

The former GOC, One Division pointed out that above all, the security agencies “must work as one under a single umbrella”.

General Wahab urged the military to put the released video showing the missing girls in a proper perspective.

“The video could have been shot a long time ago.

“It could be a reaction to the fact that Albarnawi had now been made the leader of Boko Haram in Nigeria by ISIS,” said the former Director of Army Operations on Sunrise Daily.

Kaduna Attacks: Army Vows To Fish Out Culprits

Army, KadunaThe Nigerian Army has vowed to fish out those behind the attacks on three villages in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The General Officer Commanding, One Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, stated this on Friday during his visit to the villages, attacked by gunmen state in northwest Nigeria.

He assured the residents of their safety, stressing that the Army personnel would be stationed in the area for some time until normalcy returns.

Eleven persons were killed and several others sustained injuries in a coordinated attack that lasted several hours in Gada Biyu, Akwa’a and Angwan Anjoo villages in Godogodo town.

Lasting Solutions

Residents of the villages have fled their homes for fear of fresh attacks they claimed were being carried out by some Fulani herdsmen.

One of the villagers, Monday Adamu, told Channels Television that the continual and systematic killing of Southern Kaduna people through attacks without government intervention is condemnable and unacceptable.

The attacks follow a series of attacks since 2011 on villages in the southern part of Kaduna State that have claimed many lives and destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.

Since the latest incident occurred, the displaced villagers have been taking refuge in neighbouring communities.

Beyond the presence of military and Police officials, the natives urged the government to find lasting solutions to the lingering crisis between the locals and Fulani herdsmen.

Army Arrest Two For Oil Theft In Kaduna

Two suspects who specialize in illegal oil bunkering and oil pipeline vandalization along the Kaduna-Abuja axis have been arrested by troops from One Division of the Nigerian Army, internal security force.

The suspects were arrested at Sabon Gida village, Kaduna south local government area, about 6KM off old Kaduna-Abuja toll gate on the 21st of March, 2013.

Parading the suspects before journalists at One Division strike force base in Kaduna, Commander 41 Division engineers; Brigadier-Ggeneral Tagbo Ude, said the suspects; Usman Umar and Aliyu Musa were caught while pumping diesel from an oil pipeline in into four stationed tankers.

He said the troop seized the four petrol tankers with two of them already loaded with 12,300 litres and 39,500 litres of diesel respectively.

He added that the remaining suspects still at large took to their heels during the raid.

Other items discovered by the troop include three generators, one drilling machine, welding appliances and assorted tanker keys.

The suspects were later handed over to the Kaduna state command of the Nigeria Police Force for further investigation.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of criminal investigation, Yahaya Bello said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.