Maiduguri, Borno State — Yesterday, December 9, a group of insurgents attacked motorists along Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu Road. The unknown gunmen abducted the drivers, and set ablaze two trucks loaded with oranges and a Toyota Hilux truck.
The incident happened not far away from Limanti/Bullabulin Ngarwa communities, where, recently, Boko Haram conducted a series of deadly road attacks.
The previous day, suspected Boko Haram terrorists ambushed motorists along Gwoza-Firgi-Ngurosoya Federal Highway in Borno State. Five passengers were murdered in the course of the assault.
It is worth noting that the sect members conducted the attack on the same day the National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), had initiated a new approach and a change of tactics in fighting Boko Haram terrorism.
According to the motorist who managed to escape the attack, Mallam Musa Usman, the incident took place at about 9 a.m.
He said a number of terrorists were seen driving from their enclave in the Sambisa Game Forest to the highway; on getting to the highway, they barricaded the road and blocked other vehicles.
“I have to thank God for sparing my life with two of my children, whom I was taking to Biu for the Christmas holiday after finishing their examinations last week,” he said.
Usman added that upon reaching the scene, he saw the terrorists ordering the abducted drivers into their vehicles.
“We nearly fell into the hands of terrorists. But, as God would have it, I saw unusual movements along the road, just some few metres to the scene, and I immediately put my vehicle on reverse gear, before making U-turn back to Maiduguri.”
“They set ablaze three vehicles including a truck loaded with oranges,” he said.
He remembered encountering two security check-points before almost falling into the hands of the Boko Haram members.
Another eyewitness, Mallam Salisu Yahaya, who was on his way from Biu to Maiduguri, accounted: “When we reached the place, we discovered that three vehicles were burning, but nobody was there.
“When our driver manoeuvred his way to pass through the road, we couldn’t see anyone there”.
“After passing the scene, our driver stopped at a small village near the place of the attack to find out from the villagers whether the road was safe. But we were told that some Boko Haram terrorists from Sambisa forests this morning [yesterday] barricaded the road in a nearby bush unleashing terror on motorists.”
Army sources confirmed the incident, but failed to provide further details. Spokesman of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Colonel Mohammed Dole, promised to issue a statement on the matter as soon as the division finished compiling its report on the issue.
Meanwhile, the Presidency may have initiated a new approach and a change of tactics in fighting terrorism, saying it had realised that military operations alone cannot stop the menace of terrorism.
Dasuki, who made the disclosure at the Strategic Communications workshop held at the National Defence College, yesterday, said “a robust public diplomacy,” which would involve every facet of the society, including aggressive mass media participation, is to be put in place to tackle the menace.
Pretty Lady Who Recently Got Married Dies During Child Birth
A beautiful Ghanaian lady simply known as Nadia has lost her during childbirth months after tying the knot in a glamorous wedding ceremony earlier this year.
Ghanaian social media activist, Inusah Kate Gyamfua broke the sad news via his personal Facebook page.
It was learnt that the baby survived and has been kept in an incubator.
Hundreds of comments and reactions poured in over the post as many social media users were shocked by the news of such a fresh marriage ending in an abrupt sorrowful end.
Gyamfua shared her photo with the caption;
Baby in incubator
Such a Painful Death
See the post below;
“Marrying Adesua is the second best decision I made in my adult life” – Banky W
Banky W and Adesua Etomi-Wellington are marking their third wedding anniversary today and the couple left sweet posts on Instagram.
The singer shared a video from their wedding and spoke of their love journey.
3 years ago, Susu and I made the decision to love each other forever. But the only reason forever is even possible, is because we made the decision to make God our foundation. And while a foundation is the part of the house that people don’t see, it’s by far the most important.
Because you can fix cracks in the walls, refurbish the rooms and repaint the halls, but you can’t get the foundation wrong if you want any chance of the house standing at all. The structural integrity of a house requires a foundation that is built to last.
I recently heard a Pastor say that love can’t keep a marriage going… he said it takes God and commitment. I think maybe he had a bit of a misunderstanding of what love really means. Because… well, God IS love. And love is commitment. Without both, it certainly isn’t love and it definitely won’t work. People sometimes think Susu led me to God. But it’s not true. God led me to Susu. And He has kept us through it all.
Marrying @adesuaetomi is the 2nd best decision I made in my adult life. The best was re-dedicating my life to Christ.
Susu, I am thankful for you, and grateful to you. You are everything I want and much more than I deserve. You mean the world to me and I intend to spend the rest of my life proving it. I love you now more than ever.
3 years down, I’m looking forward to forever.
I love you. Happy Anniversary Shuga.
#BAAD2017 #BAAD2020 #BAADforever
“Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud…It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
– 1 Cor 13:4..8
“… and the rains descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.”
– Matt 7:26
Adesua shared the same video on Instagram and told Banky that apart from Jesus, he is the light of her life.
Three years? Seems like yesterday. Seems like forever.
Three years with my bestie.
Everyone knows you’re my husband but today I want to thank you for being my best friend.
The most attentive, loving, funny, caring, inspiring friend I have ever had.
I thought I knew how to love but omo, you have schooled me.
I never knew it was possible to be with someone this long and not have it be riddled with tons of fights. I’m glad for our low voiced intense conversations. Lol
You don’t make me feel crazy, I don’t have to yell before I’m heard. I don’t have to worry. I don’t second guess how you feel about me. I know I’m valued, as I should be.
Thank you bubz, for just being a correct human being. For the heart that you have. For being quick to be sorry when you’re wrong (whispers…even when you’re not. Lol) (I do the same sha)
For not putting your ego before us. For giving me a home that’s my safe haven. I’m grateful for the home we have built. I always look forward to coming home and it takes a lot to even get me out of the house. Lol.
God has done the most marvellous things these past 3 years. May he continue to be the 3rd cord in this threefold cord. As long as he lives and he shields and we keep him part of our lives, we will never be easily broken.
Apart from Jesus, you are def the light of my life.
May that light continue to shine brighter and brighter.
You, my darling are a force to be reckoned with and the world will remember your name.
@bankywellington I love you doesn’t seem to suffice anymore but I’ll say it anyway. I love you with every fibre of my being. Let’s do this till we’re old and grey and maybe in heaven too?
Fans Of Yemi Alade Mocks Tiwa Savage For Not Making Grammy Awards Nominees
Fans of Yemi Alade mocks Tiwa Savage for not making Grammy Awards nominees.
A Twitter page @YemiNews wrote;
“The moment Tiwa savage went to submit sulia album for world best album at the #Grammys”
— yemi alade news🇳🇬 (@YemiNews) November 24, 2020
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