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Boko Haram: Gov. Shettima Pleads With Fleeing Borno Elders To Return Home

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Kashim-Shettima-BornoThe Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima has appealed to fleeing members of the Borno Elders Forum (BOEF) to return, despite the ongoing security challenges in rebuilding the state.

Shettima made the call yesterday in Maiduguri, the state capital while distributing relief materials donated by the Forum for victims of Boko Haram attacks in Maiduguri metropolis.

Since the activities of insurgents in the north-east state grounded activities to a halt, coupled with the state of emergency declared by President Goodluck Jonathan last month to restore law and order, residents of Maiduguri have fled the state in droves in fear for their lives.

However, according to the governor, the fleeing elders must return home to assist government chart a new course for the rapid development of the state.

“We know that some of the elders have remained in Maiduguri inspite of the numerous happenings. But some others could not withstand the pressures of the insurgency and they left along with members of their families to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory,” he said.

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  1. Gregor Ojay Abolo

    June 29, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Boko Notes.
    In the acrimony of Boko Haram, the people stand at the threshold perching vicariously between the nadir of despairing anarchy and the beacon of civilization. They look up and onto when they will march firmly with strong strides crushing the heart of fear with their feet. For Fight, Fear , or Flight, is frightening , not fanciful at all and it certainly does not a rosy picture present.
    Change has to happen at a point in time. Hardened positions and rigid myopia leads to the abyss of destruction.
    Boko Haram is not immune. Religion ,presented upside down ultimately becomes an escape from reality and the false picture presented, used to blind the people, keep them dumb, ignorant and pacified, propelling them with doctrines to act at sub human level will eventually crumble with pain so deep when it comes into contact with reality. Killing in the name of God is the real axis of evil. And this seemingly unlimited reservoir of religious hatred and closet bigotry will not stand! We must tear it down. This intransigient stronghold must be pulled down. The power of primitive passion must go down.

    Maiduguri! You must severe your links with Boko Haram. It doesn’t empower you. Difficult, yes! But can be done. Deliver your broken ties with boko in considerable ease and grace.
    Bornu and Yobe! Make the effort to be loved. Never steep your feet in never ending hate. And have nights of peace.
    Join hands across the aisle of religious /political differences with JTF and deliver smiles, love and prosperity to your people. There is neither liberty nor safety in boko haram.

    Your Excellency the President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan , never let the little guy go down.
    Never let them see you sweat.
    Will you let Fat Cat eat up the fish and spit out the bones?
    No Way!!
    If the strong won’t protect the weak ,who will?
    If not here, where?
    If not now, when?
    If not you, who?
    On the tortuous terrain of trouble, there shall be no catwalk of success
    For it’s a battle of the mind,
    Bordering on the bizarre!
    But the savour of freedom has a ring of hallo and a certain aroma that enchants.
    God is on our side as a people. Nigeria’s people! Master the process and scale further up! Make Boko Haram hit pay dirt. If Shekau is in the sky, push him down without a parachute!
    On ground? Make him search the clear blue skies, not for the new Moon to declare a Fast or Sallah ,but for invisible Drones. Let the farce of an Imam Shekau come to grief. Let him know the heartburn that comes with stoking the awesomeness of the vastness of a Commander In Chief of The Armed Forces Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria, born by the waters, raised in WAR..ri!
    We shall have our snark and in this delicious irony, let’s see who is chuckling.
    Before we have our Cause Celebre, we must retrieve our Lost Frontier, speaking a litany of hope rather than a litany of terror, you must swiftly end the current climate of their hostility and suspicion, piercing the toga of religious intolerance and ethnic hatred.
    You got shiiit to do and it’s not pretty.

    Lion of the forests in the Mangrove and the Savannah . Shark of the Atlantic Sea that i see . Crocodile of the Niger River and it’s creeks. Fish of the Nun that flows ebulliently and gracefully with the river Ase into the Niger .
    Smoke out, shake up,shell out, shoot Shekau for disturbing the fisherman of the Chad who must fend for his daughters.
    Chase him beyond the sahel of Mali to the sand dunes, hills and mountains of northern Algeria.
    Lion! You will never eat grass! If Shekau is a gazelle, outrun and outpace him, you must!
    Let your feet be nimble and swift.
    This is a battle you must win! You cannot afford to loose the battle of the mind where the issues of hate and love are formed .
    You are Ebele! Don’t be softhearted this time with the troubler of the farmer of Nguru and the herdsman of Damaturu. The yoke of Yobe must die! The people must be free to live in peace and dignity. Shehu must reside in his regal palace. The Kanemi of peace must be at rest.
    The chimes of the bells of Catholic must co-exist with the sound of the muezzin at the break of dawn.
    It is a basic right, wholesome and inalienable! It is the elixir of the drumbeat of exhilarating freedom!
    So MuBARRACK, grandson of the chief of nKenya, in the valley of the Rift and beyond, where and about the hills and plains the Masai graze their cattle beyond the coast near Madiba Country would not look in to heed a certain call, and lend a helping hand? Leave him and let him go, Jonathan! You are more illustrious! Your cousin, the great grandson of the Princess that was made warrior Queen of beauty. He sits atop the royal stool of Zazzau! Your grandfather shouts, ‘Ozidi’.
    There is a message! Be Audacious in Hope! You can make it! YES WE CAN! Can Shekau until he submits. Mosque and Church and Shrine must be separate from our Constitution!
    Whatever it takes, do it!
    We stand with you! Amandla!
    Goodluck to Obama. You are Goodluck Jonathan. ♧

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

Boko Haram

Nigeria has been ranked as the third most terrorized country in the world according to a 2020 report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The report which was released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria third only behind war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to the GTI report, Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram attacks in the period under review, witnessing her worst terrorist attack in 2019 in northeastern Borno State, where at least 70 people were killed and 10 others wounded when insurgents attacked at a funeral.

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“Over the past year, Boko Haram increased attacks on military targets, with deaths rising from 26 in 2018 to 148 in 2019,” the report said.

However, the report recognized that terror-related incidents in the country fell by 27% in the same period due to a significant reduction in violence attributed to killer herdsmen.

“This reduction occurred despite a small increase in deaths attributed to Boko Haram, which has been the most active terrorist group in the country over the past decade. Deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83 percent lower than at
their peak in 2014.”

 

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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