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Military Recapture 17 Borno Towns, Villages

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army_2Troops deployed in Borno State by the Federal Government under the State of Emergency declared by President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, have recaptured 17 towns and villages allegedly controlled by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.

The troops, which started arriving the state on Tuesday night headed straight for the communities where the insurgents had allegedly removed the National Flag and hoisted theirs and engaged them in a series of gun battle.

The communities which were identified as Boko Haram safe havens and have been taken over by the troops are New Marte, Kirenuwa, Zabamari, Zambiza Forest, Mafa, Baga, Bama, Banki, Woloji, Gulumba, Gamboru-Ngala, Damasak, Malam Fatori, Abadam, Gashigar, Kukawa, Monguno, among others.

Although the top military echelon is silent on the strength of the troops deployed in Borno, Information Nigeria learnt that it ranged from 4,000 to 10,000.

The Joint Task Force (JTF) spokesman in Maiduguri, Lt-Col. Sagir Musa, said that “the troops were special squads from the Defence Headquarters on special assignment and have their separate officers who can speak on their mission in the state.

He said: “The troops cannot expose their plans or strategies on how to flush out the insurgents from their hideouts. This is a security matter that cannot be disclosed to the media.”

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7 Comments

  1. Abubakar

    May 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    If really these towns and villages were known to be under the control of Boko Haram, what stopped our security apparatus from flushing them out silently a long time ago without giving the operation an international exposure and fanfare, as being done now?

    • tos

      May 18, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      what is Boko haram member doing with computer? mind you this is a product of boko

  2. Vwaire

    May 18, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I jst luv these
    Kaki-Men. Hunt down those insurgents. God Bless Nigeria.

  3. anonymous

    May 18, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Am enjoying this please.I mean this is interesting.they ẇ̤ΐℓℓ be flushed out of the country very soon.u (boko harams)get that into ur empty skulls

  4. Elijah David

    May 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    What exactly were The JTF doing when this town were being captured???

  5. perry winco

    May 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Kudos to jtf….please we are expecting more good news….

  6. goddy

    May 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    May God watch over you all, both men frm DHQ $ JTF. U wil al return hom to b wit ur famly in Jesus name. Amen

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants

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Amotekun: Oyo releases list of successful applicants

Amotekun Operation vehicles

The Oyo State Government has released the list of successful applicants for Amotekun Corps in the State.

The process of documentation for successful applicants is billed to commence on Tuesday at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education.

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This was contained in a statement made available by the State Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju on Saturday.

He indicated that all candidates are to check their names at their various local government headquarters or online through the Oyo State job portal.

 

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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack
Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has commiserated with families of victims of the attack on citizens of Gidan Goga community by armed bandits.

The Governor assured that what is happening in terms of banditry attacks is not a security lapse but a momentary hiccup that will not be allowed to last.

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He said the attack further exposed the desperation of the bandits who are experiencing heavy pressure from the offensive launched by security operatives in recent times.

“I want to assure our law obedient citizens of Zamfara State that the experience we are undergoing will not last. The bandits are experiencing our sustained pressure which they have reacted through cowardly and desperate attacks on innocent citizens,” Matawalle observed.

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First celebrity Limited Edition Smartphone in Sub Sahara Africa: Davido Special Edition of Infinix NOTE 8

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Over the last few weeks, Infinix has floated its candy before the eyes of tech enthusiast intensifying their craving for the soon to be released device. Through several social media posts, Infinix has hinted on the imminent release of the NOTE 8 and we all can’t wait for the device to hit the shelves.

Although the proposed date for the launch in its initial teaser videos and banners have passed without
any launch, we have reasons to believe that the launch will take place sometimes this month.

However, here’s a more interesting news. Infinix is set to be the first smart phone company in sub Sahara Africa to launch a limited edition device with a celebrity. A special edition of the NOTE 8 will be released alongside the primal version of the NOTE 8 and the NOTE 8i. The special edition is  signed by Infinix’s brand ambassador David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

The available stock for the special Davido-signed edition is limited. However, interested shoppers can
get one for themselves at exclusive SLOT outlets nationwide and on their website Here. Exciting free
gifts are also available if you’re among the lucky few to buy this device while stocks last.

The Infinix NOTE 8 is targeted at the mid-to-high-end market segment and it comes with several
interesting features. The device on-boards a super-fast processor – the MediaTek Helio G80
processor, which supports ultra-fast gaming speed, stable graphics in-game, easy multi-tasking as
well as an all-round optimal performance.

The device also sports six cameras in total. It comes with a dual selfie camera which is cut out from its
super-wide 6.95inches screen. On the back, the NOTE 8 crams a 64MP super night shot camera for
amazing night shot photographs and other photography needs.

Many of Infinix loyalists and smartphone enthusiasts are already clearing their carts and lining up in
preparation for the launch of the Infinix NOTE 8. Now that there’s a special Davido edition in sight, the
queue might just be doubling up.

To stay ahead of interested shoppers and ensure that you’re one of the first to get your hands on this
special edition of the NOTE 8, follow Infinix on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @Infinixnigeria.

You can also join their community of young and vibrant fans on XClub via the app on your Infinix
device or click on this link to download the app if you’re a non Infinix user.

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