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Troops decimate terrorists, recover weapons in Boko Haram’s failed attack

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The gallant troops of Sector 3 Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) in Monguno local government area of Northern Borno senatorial district has last Sunday, 15th January 2023 decimated scores of suspected Boko Haram terrorists in a failed attempt to infiltrate their base.

This is coming barely one week after Governor Babagana Zulum stormed the council area in continuation of his campaign train for the second term.

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Troops continued to display acts of bravery, doggedness and resilience in denying the members of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) and their Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) counterpart freedom of movement and actions, but due to lack of telecommunication network, delayed information on the attack, not until Captain Babatunde Zubairu,

Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations Sector 3 Operation HADIN KAI AND MULTINATIONAL JOINT TASK FORCE in a press statement issued to our Correspondent on Thursday night revealed the encounter.

His statement reads: “Following credible intelligence reports on the activities of terrorists, own troops in conjunction with the Hybrid Forces swiftly and professionally responded to an infiltration attempt by Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists along the Bakassi Response Area in Monguno town where 2 of the terrorists were neutralized while some fled in total disarray with severe gunshot wounds.

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” One AK 47 rifle with 2 loaded magazines were captured along with several items which include mobile phones and 5 newly acquired terrorist motorcycles.

“Similarly, 5 suspected members of the terrorists were apprehended and taken to the Sector Headquarters. However, while conducting preliminary investigations on the suspects, it was discovered that they were not connected with the terrorists but victims that were unfortunately found within the vicinity of the firefight between their own troops and members of the terrorists.

“In compliance and adherence to the International Humanitarian Law as well as international best practices on armed conflicts, the troops professionally profiled the suspects and thereafter handed them over in good health and sound minds to their respective families and authority.

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“The Commander Sector 3 OPHK/MNJTF, Major General Abdulsalam Abubakar commended the troops for their professionalism and competence in the fight against the insurgents as well as their tactfulness in handling the suspects.

“He, therefore, uses the medium to solicit for more collaborations and support from members of the host community while wishing all Nigerian troops a Happy Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration.”

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NBC Slams TVC, Arise TV N2m Fine For Broadcast Violation

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By Gloria Ikibah

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission NBC, has sanctioned Television Continental (TVC) and Arise television stations for breaching sections of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

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According to a letter by the Director General of the Commission, Barabe Shehu Ilelah, the television houses are to pay a fine of N2m each.

The letter reads in part: “The penalty shall be paid within two weeks of the receipt of this letter or sanction shall be graduated.

“The broadcaster shall ensure that its presenters handle programme with professionalism and sound judgement, to ensure that it does not lose focus or lead to unfair treatment of any person or institution.

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“Broadcasting shall promote human dignity; therefore, hate speech is prohibited. The Broadcaster shall not transmit any programme, programme promotion, community service announcement or station identity, which is likely, in any circumstance, to provoke or perpetuate in a reasonable person, intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule against a person or groups of people because of age, colour, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability race, religion or political leaning”.

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SAD! Customer Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a commercial bank in Agbor, Delta State.

According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

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Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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Angry Customers Attack Wema Bank in Ibadan For Inability To Withdraw Money+VIDEO

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A group of angry protesters have attacked Wema Bank Plc at the Ibadan the Oyo State capital.

Naijablitznews.com reports that this is amid the Protest of scarcity of the new naira notes and fuel in Ibadan

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Naijablitznews.co recalled that residents of Ibadan had taken to the streets in protest against the hardship triggered by the naira notes swap and the hike in fuel price.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) late last year introduced newly-designed N200, N500, and N1,000 notes and gave a January 31st deadline to phase out the old notes. The deadline was later extended by ten days following the outcry by Nigerians over the policy.

Despite the extension, the new notes are scarce and Nigerians are finding it difficult to get the old ones.

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Also, in several parts of the country, the pump price of fuel has increased with people buying the product for as high as N500 per litre. Long queues have also resurfaced in many places.

People are Fed Up with the situation forcing some residents to take to the streets, demanding that the authorities urgently address the situation.

The roads leading to the Iwo area of Ibadan were deserted as the protesters barricaded them. They were also burnfires on the road and reports suggest that a commercial bank was attacked in the process.

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