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‘Boko Haram Has Not Been Defeated’ — Borno Residents Write Buhari

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Residents of Borno say they have lost confidence in the military over the lingering Boko Haram crisis.

In an open letter signed by Hassan Boguma, a traditional ruler, the residents accused the military of not doing enough, saying Boko Haram now attacks without any countermeasure.

The letter comes after Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, blamed the military over recent attacks on Gubio and Magumeri local government areas in the state.

While addressing state house correspondents at the weekend, the governor had said the establishment of “super camps” had made it easy for the insurgents to storm communities without any resistance.

“The attempts by Boko Haram to intimidate and attack communities in the state and the actions of our soldiers in the frontline has made us lose confidence in the recent military’s performance in protecting not only the vulnerable citizens but even the territorial boundaries of the nation,” the letter read.

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“Your Excellency, while lauding the efforts of the N/Army for their gallantry in other parts of the state, much is needed to be done in areas around MMC and Jere and in recent attacks on Nganzai, Gajiganna, Gubio, Magumeri, Amurwa, Kalali Abdul, Wanori and yesterday, Dalori villages. The incessant and daring attacks by BHT is becoming a source of great concern to citizens living in the two local governments and five villages simultaneously attacked for three days without any countermeasures or even a response to distress calls from the locals.

“A country’s armed forces were supposed to be a proud and patriotic defenders of both the nation’s territories and its citizens, but our today’s men of the armed forces were either overwhelmed by the desire to amass wealth by all means and, on the blood of the innocent Nigerian citizens, or have been compromised by theories of conspiracy and collaboration by deserting their formations in the face of attacks by the insurgents.”

The residents said the present crop of soldiers on the frontline are not ready to fight, as in most cases they do not pursue the insurgents.

They also accused military commanders of turning the war theatre into a milking cow.

Although the government had always maintained that it has technically defeated the insurgents, residents told the president that he is being fed with false information on the situation at the war theatre.

“You are either fed with false information, or raising hopes of technical defeat of the BH which is far from the truth,” the letter further read.

“The recent systematic attacks on Gubio a strategic battalion and forcing them to withdraw is not only a shame but a slap on the face of our armed forces and a smack of mockery and abuse on the strength and professionalism of our armed forces which was once a formidable force in the Africa.

“Patriotism being the hallmark of all military operations is near absent, in most cases men that were lacking in experiences of war tactics were posted a seeming guerrilla like operations. The special forces that would have dealt with the peculiarities of insurgency were not properly involved in the operation and munitions that could have been used were not on ground to confront the monster head on.”

Instead of taking the offensive to the insurgents, residents said troops were confined to their trenches, waiting to be attacked.

They argued that the continued reports of repels and foiling of attacks were never a war strategy that is intended to end.

According to them, there are many questions to be asked in the face of the recent actions of the military in the operation as there is a seeming case of sabotage, collaboration and negligence seen in most of the recent attacks.

At the time the letter was written, residents said all military formations have been withdrawn from all their strategic locations and this action has made the remaining communities more vulnerable to attacks.

They added that this action had also emboldened confidence of the insurgents to daily attack and ransack communities that were unprotected due to the lack of military presence.

In what it called “super camp”, the army had dissolved its formations in some Borno villages into larger camps where safety of troops are guaranteed and can strategically advance on the insurgents.

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NDA Expels Cadets For Misconduct

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Some cadets have been expelled by the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Friday, January 24 over misconduct.

This was disclosed by the NDA’s spokesperson, Major Abubakar Abdullahi in a statement made available to newsmen.

The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) was established on 5 February 1964 in response to the defence needs of independent Nigeria to train officers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Before then, the institution was known as the Royal Military Forces Training College (RMFTC). After independence in 1960, it became known as the Nigerian Military Training College.

Major Abdullahi disclosed that the military academy conducts periodic dossier reviews to address cadets’ disciplinary cases.

The statement read in parts;

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“The recently concluded dossier review resulted in the relegation and withdrawal of some cadets found wanting in discipline and general misconduct. This is in line with the NDA’s continued demonstration of its commitment to produce quality officers for the Nigerian Armed Forces and to ensure that discipline is preserved.

“The exercise which is in line with provisions of the cadets’ hand book on discipline and General Administration 2018 (revised) and Armed Forces Act CAP A20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 aims to achieve the mission of the academy to provide each officer cadet the requisite knowledge, skills and values necessary to meet the requirements of a military officer through military training, academic excellence and character development.”

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Leah Sharibu Allegedly Gives Birth In Boko Haram’s Captivity

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Leah Sharibu has allegedly given birth to a son fathered by a top Boko Haram commander.

According to Sahara Reporters, Leah, the Christian girl who was kidnapped along with other schoolgirls but was not released with the others because she refused to renounce Christianity, allegedly gave birth to a baby boy weeks ago.

She was reportedly forced by the terror group to convert to Islam before being married off to a top Boko Haram commander, the publication claims.

The forced marriage has now allegedly produced a son.

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‘Anytime I Peel Banana, I Get Erection’ — Nigerian Man Laments

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A distraught 21-year-old Nigerian student has cried out over what started happening to him since last year.

The young man who wrote to popular online love doctor, Joro Olumofin and pleaded to be kept anonymous narrated that he gets erection anytime he eats banana, and not only that; his buttocks also gets wet.

Apparently worried, he wants to know if what is happening to him is normal or if he is simply gay.

See screenshot of his message to Joro below…

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