Military cases killing ISWAP pioneer, Bako, 37 others

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The military high command has said that troops battling terrorists militants in the North East have killed the new head of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), Malam Bako, and 37 terrorists.

Acting Director, Defense Media Operations, Brig-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, said yesterday that Bako, who succeeded Abu Al-Barnawi as head of ISWAP, was gunned somewhere around troops over the span of its tasks over the most recent fourteen days.

Onyeuko additionally said that 11 criminal components, including terrorists militants, their witnesses and coordinations providers, were captured inside the period under audit.

He clarified that between October 15 and 28, 2021, a sum of 1,199 terrorists oppressors and their families, including 114 grown-up guys, 312 grown-up females and 773 kids, given up to the soldiers at various areas in the North East.

WITH the new terrorist attack on the Abuja-Kaduna railway, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) under the aegis of Nigeria Union of Railway Workers (NUR) and Senior Staff Association, Nigerian Railway Branch, has encouraged that the Federal Government to provide security on trains, just as the group and travelers.

Tending to the press conference, yesterday, President-General of NUR, Innocent Ajiji, and his Senior Staff Association partner, Aliyu Mainasara, said the planned assault on the Abuja–Kaduna traveler train was not simply a fear monger assault on the aggregate sensibilities and inner voice of a country yet in addition a bold assault against humankind.

While condemning the act, the unions said it became extremely rational to question the safety of the rail transport system in Nigeria.

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BISHOP David Abioye of the Living Faith Church has called for concerted efforts towards addressing the security challenge in the country.

Abioye, who was the guest speaker at the 11th National Prayer Breakfast 2021 organised by the Fellowship of Christian Legislators, yesterday, in Abuja, urged the people to speak up.

“We must speak up in the face of crisis. Crisis time is not silence time because if you don’t speak up, the crisis will continue. Individuals must operate in faith to quell the crisis,” he said.

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