The Defence Headquarters said yesterday that the end of insurgency in Nigeria is in sight and that all known camps of insurgents on Nigerian territory have been dislodged.
The Acting Director, Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar, spoke yesterday in Abuja when he visited Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Mr. Ima Niboro.
Abubakar said the military will continue to dominate the insurgents’ hideouts in the North East so that the Boko Haram menace would end soon.
“We, for the past weeks, have been in the North East to ensure that we do all what we can as military personnel to quell the activities of these insurgents.
“So far so good as I’m speaking with you the major hideouts and the major camps of the militants are no more.
“They are in disarray now, the central command of the terrorists, the center of gravity is no more with them so are scattered all over the place.
“So, what they resort to doing now is one of the characteristics of insurgency where they identify sub-targets to attack it.
“So the issue of suicide bombing here and there is not in any way bravery but is a sign of decline in their activities.
“They are now very weak and we will maintain that level of momentum so that they will not regroup again”.
Abubakar said that information was one of the weapons of the Boko Haram insurgents and that they capitalised on it to instil fear on citizens and to portray their successes even when they have been conquered.
“Insurgency strives on information because it is the oxygen of terrorists, they live by it and survive on it”, he said.
Abubakar identified the media as important partners in the fight against insurgency and sought media partnership to help in moving the nation forward.
“Since I assumed command, I felt that I should go round, meet key stakeholders and talk about how to move this nation forward.
“The essence is to seek the partnership and have a synergy between the military and the civilians.
“So, I am here to seek collaboration on information dissemination and control.
“And we in the military have identified the media as one of the most important components to partner with in the fight against insurgents.
“The military alone cannot do it, there must be joint efforts of military and civilian components. Let them know we are all stakeholders in moving our country forward”.
Responding, Niboro commended the efforts of the military and assured it of the agency’s support in ensuring that the aim of ending Boko Haram soon was achieved.
He also expressed joy that the “initial period of surprise” on the nation was over because the military had taken charge of the situation by destroying the insurgents’ camps.
Niboro, however, urged media blackout on Boko Haram activities, advising that it should wield its powers with a greater sense of responsibility.
He said that as long as the media keeps using sensational headlines, the insurgents would have a reason to continue.
“We are helping Boko Haram with our headlines, if we stop those headlines, Boko Haram will fizzle out because there’s no incentive.
“The Nigerian media must wield its immense power with all so tremendous sense of responsibility because it is the lives of our people that are at stake.
“We must help the government succeed and how can we help the government succeed if we celebrate the wickedness of terrorists on the front pages of our newspapers and on the screens of our television sets”.
Niboro expressed confidence in the ability of the Nigerian Armed Forces to end insurgency, urging for greater public support for the ongoing counter-insurgency operation.
He also advocated the formulation of a national strategy to incorporate the military, police, civil populace and all other stakeholders in the country to help end the menace in Nigeria.
Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff
Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.
The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.
This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.
TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities
The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.
The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.
Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.
The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.
The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.
BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying
A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.
The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.
Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.
The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.
Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.
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