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JUST IN: 3 Soldiers and Colonel Died In A Boko Haram Ambush -Army

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The Nigerian Army has verified the murder of an Army Colonel and a Captain in an attack on the border of nations of Borno / Yobe by Boko Haram rebels.

In a message, the Deputy Director of Army Public affairs, in control of the northeastern 212 Battalion, Col Ado Isa said the accident occurred when the soldiers were in hot pursuit of terrorist groups who came to assault a military base.

He said the ambush also murdered three troops, while the defense minister, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, exchanged words with the fallen heroes ‘ relatives.

The Army General said:

“Troops of 212 Battalion deployed at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Jakana, on Wednesday 17Th July 2019 dealt with and neutralised unconfirmed number of Boko Haram/ISWAP Terrorists when they woefully attempted to infiltrate their base in dire need for logistics.

“The terrorists came at about 1845 hours in 7 Gun Trucks and fought fiercely to infiltrate the camp, but the attack was thwarted with heavy fire and bombardment by the gallant and patriotic troops who were vigilant and battle-ready.

“The terrorists couldn’t bear the firepower any longer after losing a significant number of both equipment and personnel in an exchange of fire.

“They lost initiative and withdrew in disarray along the Benisheikh – Damaturu axis, – abandoning a damaged utility Gun truck which was earmarked to convey looted items.

“Troops immediately followed in hot pursuit and the following items were captured:

1 x Anti Aircraft Gun

2 x Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Tubes

2 x AK 47 Rifles

15 x Machine Gun rounds

“Sadly, a Colonel and a Captain, as well as 3 soldiers on transit from Maiduguri to Damaturu, run into an ambush staged by the routed/fleeing terrorists from the Jakana axis which led to their unfortunate death.

“The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai while commiserating with the families of the fallen heroes reiterated that “Personnel of the Nigerian Army will never be deterred in the ongoing noble and patriotic fight against terrorism and insurgency in the North East”.

“He further commended the efforts of the entire troops in the theatre and charged them to remain focus, highly committed and professional in the discharge of their constitutional roles.

“The sacrifices of the fallen heroes in the ongoing fight against terrorism and insurgency is no doubt painful to all, but that will further spur us to do more to ensure that our country remains secured, peaceful and free from terrorist activities for the overall interest of the nation.”

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Buhari Inagurates FEC, Allocates Portfolios to Ministers

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Buhari on Nigerian Youths

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Federal Executive Council and swear-in ministers-designates.

See the full list below:

1.Dr. Ikechukwu Ogah (Abia State) -Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development

  1. Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa State) -Minister of the Federal Capital Territory

  2. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom State)- Minister of Niger Delta

  3. Chris Ngige (Anambra State)- Minister of Labour and Employment

  4. Sharon Ikeazor (Anambra State) Minister of State Environment

  5. Adamu Adamu (Bauchi State) Minister of Education

7 Ambassador Maryam Katagun (Bauchi State) State

  1. Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa State) Minister of State, Petroleum under the President

  2. George Akume (Benue State) Inter

10.Mustapha Baba Shehuri (Borno State) Minister of State, Agric and Rural Development

  1. Goddy Jedy Agba (Cross River State) -Minister of State, Power

12.Festus Keyamo (Delta State) -Minister of State, Niger Delta

  1. Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi State) -Minister of Science and Technology

  2. Osagie Ehanire (Edo State) -Minister of Health

15.Clement Ike (Edo State)

  1. Richard Adeniyi Adebayo (Ekiti State) -Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology

  2. Geoffrey Onyeama (Enugu State) -Minister of Foreign Affairs

18.Ali Isa Pantami (Gombe State) -Minister of Communications

  1. Emeka Nwajiuba (Imo State) -Minister of State, Education

  2. Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa State) -Minister of Water Resources

  3. Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna State) -Minister of Finance

22.Muhammad Mahmood (Kaduna State) -Minister of Environment

23.Sabo Nanono (Kano State) -Minister of Agriculture and Development

24.Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Kano State) -Minister of Defence

25.Hadi Sirika (Katsina State) -Minister of Aviation

26.Abubakar Malami (Kebbi State)

27.Ramatu Tijjani (Kogi State)

  1. Lai Mohammed (Kwara State)

29.Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara State) -Minister of State Transportation

30.Babatunde Fashola (Lagos State) -Minister of Works and Housing

31.Adeleke Mamora (Lagos State) -Minister of State, Health

  1. Mohammed H. Abdullahi (Nasarawa State) Minister of State, Science

  2. Zubair Dada (Niger State) foreign AFfairs

  3. Olamilekan Adegbite (Ogun State)minsters of mines and steel dele

  4. Tayo Alasoadura (Ondo State)

  5. Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State), Minister of interior

  6. Sunday Dare (Oyo State) Minister of youths and sports

38.Paulen Talen (Plateau State) Minister of women affairs

  1. Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers State) Transportation

  2. Maigarai Dingyadi (Sokoto State) police affairs

  3. Sale Mamman (Taraba State) Minister of power

  4. Abubakar D. Aliyu (Yobe State) Minister of State housing

  5. Sadiya Umar Faruk (Zamfara State), Minister of humanitarian affair

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BREAKING: Ighalo’s strike wins Bronze for Super Eagles

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria has won a bronze medal at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt after beating the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia by 1-0.

Nigeria won their Tunisian counterpart via a third-minute strike by Odion Ighalo.

This is Nigeria’s 8th bronze medal in the competition they had participated in 18th time and they had entered the semi-final 15 times.

More to come.

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