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Boko Haram Weekend Killing Spree Leaves At Least 40 Dead In Borno Villages

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MEDICAL PERSONNEL OF THE MULTINATIONAL JOINT TASK FORCE (MNJTF) TREATING CIVILIANS INJURED BY BOKO HARAM IN DAWASHI VILLAGE, KUKAWA LGA OF BORNO STATE

MEDICAL PERSONNEL OF THE MULTINATIONAL JOINT TASK FORCE (MNJTF) TREATING CIVILIANS INJURED BY BOKO HARAM IN DAWASHI VILLAGE, KUKAWA LGA OF BORNO STATE

At least 43 people have been killed in separate incidents by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Kaga and Kukawa local government areas of Borno State over the weekend, locals and security sources say.

In the bloodbath on Friday and Saturday, 23 people were killed in Mainok and 20 in Dawashi when the Islamist sect members launched reprisal attacks against the Volunteer Vigilance Youths Group (VVYG), popularly called ‘Civilian JTF,’ which has helped in tracking and hunting down insurgents since the declaration of a state of emergency.

Many more were also injured in the attack, some of them with life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Confirming the deaths in Dawashi, the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) based in Kukawa disclosed that the incident occurred when Boko Haram gunmen opened fire on vigilantes who stormed the village in search of insurgents.

“According to an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity, a group of Civilian Joint Task Force from Maiduguri stormed the village Dawashi in search of Boko Haram members when the suspected sect members came armed and fired sporadic shots that killed over twenty innocent civilians while a dozen secured serious gunshot injury,” MNJTF spokesman Lt. Haruna Sani said in a statement emailed to journalists yesterday.

“The victims are mostly fishermen and traders who pursue their legitimate business in the area. As at the time of compiling this report, the (surviving) victims were still lying within the premises of MNJTF Field Ambulance receiving medical treatment from the injury sustained during the attack.

“Meanwhile, heavily armed Quick Reaction Group from MNJTF had been deployed to ensure the safety of lives and property in the area. The general area of Dawashi, Daban Masara and Malan Karanti are known to be suspected Boko Haram infested areas.”

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5 Comments

  1. Open screet

    July 29, 2013 at 10:12 am

    It obvious that this country is not safe for the ordinary citizens,, why not divide this country lets see if peace will rain.

  2. sunny

    July 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    A day will come that this so called boko haram will be powerless

  3. sunny

    July 29, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    A day will come that this so called boko haram will be powerless and they will all be captured

  4. sunny

    July 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    A day will come that this so called boko haram will be powerless and they will all be captured by the special grace of GOD

  5. idoko

    July 30, 2013 at 10:44 am

    so now civilan jtf ar better dan trainee army?dat army ll not known deir whereabouth but civilan ll know exactly where they are.pls next time u know deir base do tell army don’t go on ur own.

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants
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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