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Policeman Shot By Soldier In Clash Over Relief Materials In Borno

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THERE was tension at Borno State Government House and its environs, following shootout between military and police personnel in the premises.It was gathered that a soldier allegedly shot a police officer in the foot near the Deputy Governor’s office, venue of the distribution of relief materials for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Maiduguri.

Though details of the incident were still sketchy at press time, Army and police authorities have assured that everything was under control.

A statement issued by the military and police authorities read as follows: “In the morning hours of today (yesterday), there was an unfortunate fracas between a soldier and a policeman around the office of the Deputy Governor over a disagreement, which led to the unfortunate shooting of a policeman on his foot.

“The policeman is responding to treatment and has been visited by the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General LEO Irabor, and the Commissioner of Police, Borno State Command, Aminchi Baraya, both of whom went together to sympathise with the policeman.

The issue

“By way of background from the Permanent Secretary, Government House and Security, Mr Ahmed Sanda, the Borno State Government had on Sunday, June 19, began the distribution of rice to internally displaced persons living in the host communities of Maiduguri and Jere metropolis.

“The distribution was meant to take place at 28 wards of the two local government areas. Unfortunately, when the exercise was launched in old Maiduguri ward for Jere Local Government Area and at Shehuri north ward for Maiduguri on Sunday, hoodlums overpowered the committee in both instances and made away with many bags of the rice meant for the displaced persons.

“As a result, officials tasked with the distribution shifted the exercise to two premises around the office of the Deputy Governor outside the Government House in order to ensure security of the food items while beneficiaries were identified and issued with allocation notes to give them access to the distribution centres. “The exercise had gone smoothly since Sunday with some wards covered, until the unfortunate development today, Thursday (yesterday).

Authorities caution officers

“The Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force in Maiduguri jointly condemn this unfortunate incident, which was quickly brought under full control within minutes. “The Army and the Police are jointly investigating the cause of the fracas with a view to ensuring that anyone found culpable amongst the security men are made to face disciplinary measures in line with laid down rules of the Nigerian Armed Forces. Findings and measures taken will be brought to public knowledge as soon as possible.

“The Army and the Police operating in Borno assure the general public that they will continue to collaborate and work together towards their ongoing counter-insurgency and civil security efforts that have led to the emerging peace in Borno State. “The Army and the Police commands in Borno State call on all personnel to exercise restraint in the cause of their duties and should strive to respect one another and work together to secure innocent citizens and maintain peace.”

Source: Vanguard

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Buhari Will Come Up With Solutions In Few Hours -Major General Babagana Monguno

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It has been reported that the National Security, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd), on Thursday said the President Muhammadu Buhari, would come up with solutions to the ongoing violence erupting in parts of the country ”in the next few hours”.

Babagana Monguno Says Buhari Is Coming Up With Solutions

According to Punch, May Babagana did not disclose the solutions, he said they would communicate to parties concerned.

Mongunu revealed this in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the National Security presided over the President.

The NSA also did not disclose whether the President will announce the solutions through a national broadcast.

He said,

“The President himself, I have just left his office, is also going to deal with these issues in a specific manner apart from what has just taken place in council.

I believe in the next couple of hours, Mr President will come up with certain solutions that will be agreeable to the entire federation.”

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She wrote;

“They are threatening me! Guys the people where I live are getting calls that I should stop posting about these things.

Please if anything happens to me, just know that it wasn’t ordinary. I’m not posting things that aren’t happening or things that others are not already posting”.

She further mentioned that her location is currently off, and she isn’t home, so no one can trace where she is.

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Hoodlums attack Nnewi police station, release motocycles impounded by police

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The station was also set on fire.

A video of the hoodlums celebrating after releasing the motorcyles has circulated on social media.

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