PDP Mourns Borno Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha

Zannah  MustaphaThe Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the PDP family nationwide, condoles with the government and people of Borno state over the death of the Deputy Governor of the state, Zannah Mustapha.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Saturday, said the party was shocked by the sudden death of the deputy

The PDP commiserated with Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, the Mustapha family, the people of Borno State and the All Progressives Congress (APC) family for the loss, while praying God to grant the departed eternal rest.

Borno Government Holds Talks With Military Over Command Relocation

BornoThe spate of bombings in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital has not dampened the hope of residents that insurgency in the region would soon be history.

The government of Borno State, North-east Nigeria, has been holding talks with military authorities over the relocation of Army Command Center to the state.

According to Borno State Deputy Governor, Zannah Mustapha, plans had been concluded to receive and support the Command Center in its quest to flush out insurgents from the region, as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Suspected terrorists had killed Seven people and injured eight others in a bomb explosion late Wednesday night, at a military check-point in Maiduguri.

Mr Mustapha expressed that the renewed attack by the terrorists was in response to the Presidency’s pronouncement concerning the state.

He assured the people in the state of government’s resolve to collaborate with relevant agencies to end the carnage.

Boko Haram Recaptures Marte, Borno

Boko Haram takes over Marte in BornoBoko Haram militants have once again struck in Borno State, capturing the town of Marte. 

Reports say the terrorists, who fled from their base in Sambisa Forest, as offensive heightened in the area, have regrouped in Marte.

The Deputy Governor of Borno State, Zannah Mustapha, confirmed the recapture of the town by Boko Haram.

He also alleged that 600 women and girls had been dispatched by the terrorists, as suicide bombers, with the aim of causing multiple explosions in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

The Deputy Governor, who had to cut short his official engagements in Abuja to attend to the situation in the State,  said residents must be patient with the security agencies in spite of the attendant hardships caused by the dusk to dawn curfew.

There was an attack on Kayamla village on Wednesday. The attackers launched the offensive through an area called “Cashew Plantation” behind Giwa Barracks, the headquarters of the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army.

The attack by the insurgents and subsequent bombardment by the military had resulted to an earlier 24 hour curfew declaration, which was later relaxed to 12 noon to 5:00pm.

Counter-terrorism operations have continued in the north-east. The military had pushed out the terrorists from Adamawa and Yobe States, with concentration now on the Sambisa Forest in Borno State, a major stronghold of the terrorists.