Boko Haram : Military deserves commendation, not criticism- BMO

Buhari Media Organization (BMO) yesterday commended the
authorities for ensuring that Boko Haram insurgency did not degenerate
to what it was in 2013/2014.

This, it says, is contrary to the created by opposition
elements that the insurgents have had more successes under President
Muhammadu Buhari administration.

BMO said in a statement yesterday in Abuja, by the Chairman, Niyi
Akinsiju and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, that the army deserves accolades from every patriotic Nigerian rather than condemnation.

It added that: “We had a situation where the insurgents had firm
control of 20 out of 27 local government areas between 2013 and 2014,
during which, according to Borno state Governor Kashim Shettima, the
state suffered its worst times.

“The insurgents were then known to have carved out an Islamic
Caliphate that covered three North-Eastern states and opted to use
Gwoza, the biggest town under its control, with a population of
265,000, as the capital.

“Boko Haram was so audacious that it targeted churches in various
states on three Sundays in a row as well as launched bomb and gun
attacks on the Kano Central Mosque, killing no fewer than 120 people.

“This is just part of the security situation that the insurgents
created before 2015 that has now been reduced to hit-and run attacks
on outposts

“In all these, the rank and file deserves praises for degrading the insurgent’s fighting ability even as the faction loyal
to ISWAP has now stepped up its attempt to hold territory as a result
of the much-publicised deadline handed down by the parent terror
group.

BMO also hailed the Buhari administration for showing political will
in ensuring that the troops on the front lines get the required
support, rather than being distracted by the upcoming elections.

Kebbi PDP scribe defects to APC 

By Kabiru Dogon Daji

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Kebbi state chapter has suffered
another setback as the state secretary of the party; Hon. Muhammed
Zaure Sakaba decamped to All Progressives Congress (APC) alongside his
teeming supporters.

Receiving the decampees at the government house premises yesterday,
the Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu described the former PDP
secretary as a politician to reckon with, a grassroots mobiliser who
had put in a number of years in the political arena.

He said Zaure has just made a u-turn back to his original base where
he belongs adding that: “You are once more welcome back to your fold
and you should be rest assured that you will be given equal
opportunity like every other member to have a say and contribute your
quota towards the success of the party in the next coming general
elections.

Senator Atiku further urged all and sundry wishing to join the party
to do so as the doors are still open, adding that the APC led
administration of the state has made impact on the lives of the
generality of the citizens devoid of any political inclination or
sectional differences.

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