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Update: Police arrest three CJTF members over murder of teacher in Maiduguri

The Borno State Police Command has arrested three Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF) members for allegedly killing a teacher, Babagana Ahmed Gaidam. NAN reported that the 42-year-old headmaster of Asheikh Jarma Mega School, at Bulumkuttu Abuja, in Maiduguri, was stabbed to death at his residence at 3am on Monday October 12.

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Two jailed Six Months For False Information

The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today. July 30. 2021 securcd the conviction of the duo of Tijani Haruna and Abdullahi Ahmed to six months imprisonment before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court.

Maiduguri on separate one-count amended charge of giving false information to operatives of the Commission.

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‘I go talk’ ooo… Borno Governor suspends French NGO over shooting training at Maiduguri hotel

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has directed the immediate suspension of ACTED, an international Non-Governmental Organization (iNGO) following discovery that the humanitarian organisation was using a hotel in Maiduguri for training some persons on shooting.

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Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, who announced the Governor’s directive, said the French iNGO was found using toy guns and simulators in training exercises at a hotel located off circular road in Maiduguri on Saturday, June 26. 

Gusau explained that residents near the hotel had reported to officials that they were hearing sounds of gunshots from the hotel, following which government officials reported the matter to GRA Divisional Police Headquarters which oversees the hotel’s location. The police found some toy pistols at the hotel while two trainers, both Nigerians, were at the police station with investigation going on.

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The statement said pending the outcome of police investigation, Governor Zulum has directed sealing of the hotel and suspension of ACTED from any humanitarian activity in Borno State.

Gusau noted that Governor Zulum acknowledges and deeply appreciates the roles of credible iNGOs which have been providing critical humanitarian interventions in different parts of Borno. He assured them of government’s continued cooperation and support while also upholding obedience to prevailing laws, policies and rules guiding all activities and actions across the state. 

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“E don shock them” : as Borno State Commissioner for Health queries college provost for suspending students over Buhari’s welcome.

Borno state Commissioner for Health and Human services, Julian Bitrus, has issued a query to the provost, College of Nursing and midwifery, Rukaiya Shettima Mustapha, for suspending some students under the claim, that that they failed to join others, in welcoming President Buhari on June 17 in Maiduguri.

The Commissioner, described the provost as being mischievous against Borno State Government, because she acted on her own, without recourse to any official at her supervising ministry and without any directives from anyone in the state government.

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In the query with reference number MOH/PER/752 V.I and dated Friday, June 25, the commissioner demanded that the provost responds within 48 hours, to advance compelling reasons why a disciplinary action should not be meted against her.

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The commissioner said while Borno has about eight state owned tertiary institutions, it was curious that only at the college of nursing and midwifery, that students were suspended, including with signed letters addressed to them, in apparent effort to embarrass the state government

The commissioner said, even though it is a normal practice that students join in welcoming visiting Presidents all over Nigeria, such acts are voluntary. More so that students constitute far less than thousand of residents who freely trooped out to welcome the President in all parts of Maiduguri.



The commissioner explained that it was unbelievable to the ministry, when news came about the action taken by the provost, and hence, the ministry took time to investigate and confirm the act before issuing a query.

The commissioner was concerned that the provost may have simply used the president’s visit to get at some students she may have had issues with.



Juliana noted that, Heads of States and Presidents have been visiting Borno since 1976, and students do join in welcoming them, and no one ever expected 100% compliance in any public mobilization.



The commissioner further said, that if any issue involving students was to be raised, how come it was not the Borno State University, which the President Commissioned or schools around projects Commissioned by the President.