The security challenges facing the country which has caused great loss to the country may not have gotten to this terrible level now if these unlawful groups were tackled immediately it was noticed that they were becoming dangerous to the society. Recall that in the northern region, bandits, Boko Haram, ISWAP, and other terror groups have unleashed mayhem on the residents of the region.
On the Wednesday edition of the Journalists' Hangout, Babajide shared his thoughts on the repentant Boko Haram members, who recently surrendered to the Nigerian Government. Here's what Babajide Kolade-Otitoju said: "The goverment is planning a de-radicalization program for repentant Boko Haram members, but there are people in the IDP camps, who have been subjected to a life of misery by Boko Haram.
The Nigerian Armed Forces comprising of the army, navy and air force have been in a serious war with terrorists and bandits over the past few years. The intense efforts of the Nigerian military in combatting the insurgents have however claimed the lives of innocent civilians and soldiers due to some mistakes on the part of the Nigerian Air Force.
Professor Babangana Zulum, Governor of Borno State, the epicentre of Boko Haram attacks(Photo Credit: The Citizens) At the last count well over 3000 so-called repentant Boko haram fighters have been given amnesty, taken through a deradicalization programme and reintegrated into the society. If you add those that have been given amnesty just a few days ago, then that number could be over 4000.
One disturbing thing about ISWAP and Boko Haram sect in Nigeria is the usage of young children as jihadists. This article would expose you to three (3) ways ISWAP and Boko Haram recruits children as terrorists. 1. Internally Displaced Person (IDP) Camps These terror groups are known to recruit young, naive and uneducated children who are easily brainwashed. These days, ISWAP factions are exploiting the susceptibility in the Borno IDP camps to recruit young boys who they train as fighters. These children are
How Dala Inland Dry Port Built By PMB In Kano Will Decongest Lagos Ports & Provide Job For Nigerians
Following endless construction activities at the site by the contractors, the Inland Dry Port (IDP) being built by the Buhari administration at Dala in Kano is getting set to be completed and commissioned at the end of November 2021. This port when commissioned will decongest Lagos Ports which are over-congested.
The northeastern region of the country has become a serious source of security concerns due to the unlawful and heinous activities of Boko Haram insurgents. These insurgents have caused serious mayhem on residents of most states in the northeastern region of the country. Most residents of the region now leave in IDP camps due to fear and anxiety caused by the attacks of the insurgents.
A Punch newspaper report this morning indicated that the government of Borno State is planning to reintegrate over 1000 ‘repentant' Boko Haram terrorists into society. Quite understandably, the plan has generated a lot of negative reactions and opposition from Nigerians of all walks of life. Nigerians residing in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps are particularly miffed by the government's plan.
It is sad and terrible to see citizens of Afghanistan flee their own country with nothing only for them to save their dear lives as Taliban takes over their country. Taliban fighters are currently occupying the Afghanistan Presidential Palace after they were able to take control of the capital city of Kabul.
For more than a decade, the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist organisation has been actively carrying out multiple attacks on civilians and security personnel across the country. Ever since the group emerged, significant economic sabotage and underdevelopment have been recorded especially in the northeastern region of the country.
The Nigeria military has been waging an internecine war against the Boko Haram terrorists for years. Often, governments, in dealing with violent agitations and civil disobedience by citizens, deploy both ‘carrot’ and ‘stick’ to bring such ugly situations to an end. The Nigerian military has employed the same measures in dealing with Boko Haram terrorists by combining the ‘Operation Safe Corridor’ policy with military offensives.
Recently, Nigerians have been inundated with several media reports revealing how some Boko haram terrorists in their thousands have been surrendering to the Nigerian government. This move which has been noticed in the past, had been met with stiff opposition by a cross-section of Nigerians and also, from some inhabitants of the IDP camps who are direct victims of the insurgents.
Governor Samuel Ortom criticized the ongoing displacement of citizens across Benue on Monday, claiming that the condition of individuals living in IDP camps has given him sexual problems. Mr Ortom remarked at a public event near Makurdi that President Buhari and Special Affairs Minister George Akume have refused to defend him in his battle with killer herders, instead conspiring against the residents of Benue.
On Friday, Governor of Borno State Prof.Babagana Zulum met with President Muhammadu Buhari. Following a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja, Zulum declared that all IDP camps in Maiduguri will be closed by December 31. He said that the decision to close the camps in Maiduguri was influenced by the state's recent improvement in security.The government, he claims, has decided to close the camps in order to allow the displaced people to return to their ancestral homes.
The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has disclosed that his government would shut down all Internally Displaced Persons(IDP) camps in Maiduguri, latest December 31, 2021. He made this known while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
No fewer than 25 Nigerian troops have lost their lives after the dreaded Islamic State West African Province, ISWP, ambushed them.The terrorist group was said to have ambushed the troops during a patrol operation in Borno State. It was gathered that the group attacked the troops on September 16, 2021, during a patrol to flush out criminal elements in Monguno.
A 28-year-old mother of 4 children, Zara Mohammed, has narrated her ordeal in an Internally Displaced Person's Camp (IDP camp) located in the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja). TVC News gathered that Zara has resided in the IDP camp for over 8 years after she fled Borno State.
Samuel Ortom, the executive governor of Benue State, has said that the increase in the population of Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, due to worsening security situations in the North persistently agitate his mind. Ortom noted that he is robbed of his sleep when he remembers the people in the IDP camps, who were forced out of their homes by terrorists.
Just recently, it has been gathered from a reliable source; that the Borno State Government says that it will close all internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps located within Maiduguri, by December 31. This was made known when the Executive Governor of the state Babagana Zulum was addressing the State House correspondents at the end of a closed-door meeting with President Buhari on Friday.
Today's Headlines: Educate indigenes-Buhari tells Ogoni leaders, Borno to shut down all IDP camps Dec
Educate indigenes-Buhari tells Ogoni leaders Photo Credit: Punch Newspaper The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), has urged the leaders of Ogoni land to sensitise indigenes on the value of protecting national assets like pipelines and other oil installations. Buhari, who received the Ogoni leaders at the State House in Abuja on Friday, stated that wilful damages to such assets usually create more havoc on their environment and hamper development in the area.