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CDS, COAS Deny Soldiers Killed In Action Are Buried In Mass Graves

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NIGERIA DARFUR SACRIFICESThe military high command has denied insinuations that soldiers, who died in action at the theatre of war in the North East, were being buried in mass graves.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Alex Badeh and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, debunked the claim while fielding questions from journalists at a press briefing organized by the Minister of Defence, Lt-Gen. Aliyu Gusau (retd), on the 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration in Abuja on Tuesday.

Badeh, who spoke first on the issue raised by journalists that the military had not been giving celebrated burials to those killed in battle, said that the claim was untrue.

He, however, passed the microphone to Gen. Minimah, as the head of the Nigerian Army.

“…Now let me hand over the microphone to the Chief of Army Staff. He will talk the little bit I know on this burial issue, because I know why that question came. There are insinuations that we bury people in mass graves which is not true”, the Chief of Defence Staff said.

The COAS, Minimah, said that soldiers who got killed in battle, were given befitting burial with full military honours in military cemeteries nearest to the field of operations in line with the policy of the Nigerian Army, which he said has been in existence for a long time.

The Army Chief explained that the military had also ensured that the families of fallen soldiers especially their next-of-kin were invited to attend such burials.

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  1. Peace Maker

    October 18, 2014 at 8:38 am

    The military authority should know that its C-in-C has been the one confusing the military’s rank and file.
    BH’s lack of weapons and funds replenishment from GEJ has enhanced victory for the Nigerian and Cameroon soldiers.
    Oritjeshafor’s plane belongs to GEJ. Its failures in SA has brought BH to a standstill which has made a ceasefire compelling because of shortages of weapons and funds.
    If SA hurriedly returns the $15m, it could be used by GEJ to acquire weapons for BH elsewhere to continue it’s terrorist action. SA shld be told to please hold the money for a little while so that the Nigerian military could consolidate on the ceasefire.
    It’s therefore compelling in the interest of natural justice to release the accused soldiers…and not drag our exalted military institution into the whole foolishness surrounding BH.
    May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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

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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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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