Wednesday, April 23, 2014

IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE ... THIS MAN SHOULD BE FORCED TO REVEAL WHAT HE KNOWS : I’m Ready To Expose Sponsors Of Boko Haram – Adamawa Clairvoyant ... LeadershipNews

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A popular clairvoyant in Adamawa State, Alhaji Alhassan Mohammed Goni, a.k.a. AMG, has threatened to expose the sponsors of Boko Haram insurgency if  the group does not suspend the current bloodletting and hostilities in the country within two weeks.
The spiritualist expressed sympathy for President Goodluck Jonathan, saying the president is a good man and those that are targeting his administration will fail woefully.
He said having been disturbed by the bloodletting and seemingly inexorable hostilities by the group, he deemed it fit to come forward, and warned that if those behind Boko Haram fail to change their ways, he will soon expose them.
Goni added that among those sponsoring Boko Haram activities are top politicians and traditional rulers  with the sole aim of causing confusion in the country.
He said he was aware of the various nocturnal meetings held by the sect before launching attacks but was not able to curtail their attacks as he had not been permitted to do so.
“My vision always tells me whenever the Boko Haram are about to launch attacks but I was always incapacitated to stop them because I was not given express permission by the authorities to do so; but through my intervention, the intensity of the attacks is minimal”, he said.
Goni said though the present administration is facing security challenges, the president will weather the storm because he means well for the country.
He condemned the recent bombing in Abuja and urged government to take more security measures like mounting of CCTV cameras.
He called for the probe of the Chinese company handling the installation of CCTV cameras in Abuja, adding that the contract should be revoked and handed over to a more competent company.
Goni also called for more attention to agriculture as a major source of employment opportunity and the need for local government autonomy to fast track grassroots empowerment.
“Government should also look at ways of giving employment to civilian JTF in the armed forces, police and other para military organizations so that they can continue to actively contribute their quota in protecting their father land”,  Goni said.

A CALL TO SIT UP : Borno women blast Jonathan over abducted schoolgirls ... PunchNews

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Women in Borno State have  accused President Goodluck Jonathan of not doing enough to secure the release of the over 200  girls  abducted from the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok by Boko Haram insurgents.
The women, who at a news conference in Maiduguri, vowed to go into the Sambisa forest in search of the schoolgirls, said if Jonathan’s child had been abducted, the story would have been different.
They wondered why security agents had not been able to locate and free the girls more than a week after they were forcibly taken away from their hostel in the school.
“Is the President telling us that the lives of over 200 girls abducted  and taken  into  the bush more than  a week ago are  not important?” they asked journalists at the conference.
The women, drawn from a coalition of women associations in the state, said they were “ready to go into the   forest to appeal to the Boko Haram insurgents to release our children to us.”
The forest is a large expanse of land near Cameroon where most of the   attacks by the Boko Haram are launched.
The leader of the women, Prof. Hauwa Abdu Biu, said they were only waiting to be led into the forest by security operatives to bring back the girls to their homes.
Biu said had the parents who went into the forest earlier been given security shield, the girls would have by now been reunited with their families.
 ‘What stopped the security men on the ground from giving security back-up to the parents to go further into the bush?” she asked.
Biu said  the  abduction of  the  girls  did not only amount  to a  violation of  their   rights,  it was also  a crime against humanity.
She added, “Women in Borno State condemn in totality such acts of violence as attacks on schools deny children their rights to learn in a safe environment, thereby jeopardising their future.
“Such acts are inhuman and affect efforts to enhance girl, child education and development in the state and the country at large.”
The women, who wore black gowns and headties, also condemned “all other attacks in the form of bomb blasts and serial killings all over the country and commiserated with the families of all those who lost their lives during the unfortunate incidents.”
They called on Boko Haram to urgently   release all those in its custody, including the girls, and embrace dialogue.
The women also assured the insurgents of “our motherly support towards rehabilitating them when the need arises.”
Shortly after the news conference, one of the parents of the abducted schoolgirls alleged that he had been informed that their daughters were in the process of being forcibly married to some of their abductors.
The parent also complained that all they kept hearing from the government were mere promises of getting their daughters back.
He said, “The story we are hearing is not palatable at all. We heard they have grouped the girls – the mature ones and the little ones.
 “We leant that the   mature ones would be moving into a different camp where they would be forcibly married. But we do not know the fate of those they believe are immature.”
The parent, who did   not want his name in print, added, “This news has made me sadder as my daughter is 19 years old. She is among the mature ones.”
He said that himself and other parents who went into the Sambisa forest, had to turn back when they were informed that the insurgents could  kill all of them.
The parent argued  that if  they  had been given security back-up,  they would have reached  the camps of the insurgents in the forest and plead for the release of their children.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has described the girls’ abduction as a national tragedy.
The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, said after the Wednesday Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja, that the President and other top government officials had been going through anguish since the incident occurred.
Stating that nobody in his widest imagination would ever believe that such a thing could happen in Nigeria, Maku added that how to rescue the girls was currently the first priority of government.
He said, “That young girls of school age could be abducted in our country in 2014 is a national tragedy. It is unimaginable, nobody even in our widest imagination would think that a group of people under whatever guise would take hostage of young girls who were in their school to take exams.
“This is indeed very painful. The President and all of us   have been going through a lot of anguish. It is almost like a story out of this world. It goes to show the level of depravity and lack of human feeling that is going on in this country.
“The security forces are still on the heels of the kidnappers and every effort is being made but unfortunately, we are not fighting a standing army.”
In Lagos, the Chairman, House of Representatives  Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Dabiri-Erewa called on Jonathan to apologise to the families and victims of the Nyanya bombing and  those of  the abducted girls.
The lawmaker, who noted that   there was no compassion in governance   anymore, wondered why Jonathan had to attend a political rally in Kano a day after the Nyanya bomb blast claimed many lives.
She described the President’s visit to Kano “to sing and dance” after the blast and on a day the   girls were abducted   as “insensitive, callous, preposterous and very annoying.”
She also noted in a statement on Wednesday that the Federal Government’s strategy for ending the    insurgency in the country had failed and advised that   foreign assistance be sought.
The lawmaker   said, “There are Nigerian experts on security in the Diaspora that could be contacted or consulted by the government for assistance.
“The recent bombing in Nyanya, an outskirt of the Federal Capital Territory, and the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Borno State have shown that efforts by the nation’s security agencies are not working effectively.
“The fight against terrorism has yet to curb the insurgency   in Nigeria and such huge security challenge cannot be allowed to continue.
“Nigeria needs assistance, even from security experts across the globe who must not necessarily be Nigerians.”

FOR THE RECORDS ... STATE HOUSE RELEASE : PRESIDENT JONATHAN APPLAUDS GENERAL BUHARI’S PATRIOTIC CALL FOR NATIONAL UNITY AGAINST TERRORISM ... Reuben Abati


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan commends General Muhammadu Buhari for his very statesman-like views on  terrorism and insecurity  in Nigeria as expressed in his article which was published by the media over the past two days.
President Jonathan believes that the position taken by General Buhari is that of a true patriot, respected former Head of State, revered elder statesman and nationalist.
The President welcomes General Buhari’s call on all Nigerians to remain steadfast and work in unity to overcome terrorists and other merchants of death who currently threaten national security.
President Jonathan fully shares General Buhari’s view that a minority must never be allowed to “bring the nation to its knees through terror”.
He has noted General Buhari’s recommendation that the nation’s counter-terrorism strategies be further fine-tuned and welcomes his kind offer of support and co-operation in dealing with the challenge of terrorism.
The President assures General Buhari of his Administration’s sincere commitment and dedication to the successful prosecution of the fight against terrorism and all other threats to national security.
He further assures the General of his preparedness to work with him and all other patriotic Nigerians, irrespective of their political affiliations, to strengthen national security and end the scourge of terrorism.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
April 23, 2014
- See more at: http://www.reubenabati.com.ng/---PRESIDENT-JONATHAN-APPLAUDS-GENERAL.html#sthash.foQS8ctO.dpuf
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan commends General Muhammadu Buhari for his very statesman-like views on  terrorism and insecurity  in Nigeria as expressed in his article which was published by the media over the past two days.
President Jonathan believes that the position taken by General Buhari is that of a true patriot, respected former Head of State, revered elder statesman and nationalist.
The President welcomes General Buhari’s call on all Nigerians to remain steadfast and work in unity to overcome terrorists and other merchants of death who currently threaten national security.
President Jonathan fully shares General Buhari’s view that a minority must never be allowed to “bring the nation to its knees through terror”.
He has noted General Buhari’s recommendation that the nation’s counter-terrorism strategies be further fine-tuned and welcomes his kind offer of support and co-operation in dealing with the challenge of terrorism.
The President assures General Buhari of his Administration’s sincere commitment and dedication to the successful prosecution of the fight against terrorism and all other threats to national security.
He further assures the General of his preparedness to work with him and all other patriotic Nigerians, irrespective of their political affiliations, to strengthen national security and end the scourge of terrorism.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
April 23, 2014


President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan commends General Muhammadu Buhari for his very statesman-like views on  terrorism and insecurity  in Nigeria as expressed in his article which was published by the media over the past two days.
President Jonathan believes that the position taken by General Buhari is that of a true patriot, respected former Head of State, revered elder statesman and nationalist.
The President welcomes General Buhari’s call on all Nigerians to remain steadfast and work in unity to overcome terrorists and other merchants of death who currently threaten national security.
President Jonathan fully shares General Buhari’s view that a minority must never be allowed to “bring the nation to its knees through terror”.
He has noted General Buhari’s recommendation that the nation’s counter-terrorism strategies be further fine-tuned and welcomes his kind offer of support and co-operation in dealing with the challenge of terrorism.
The President assures General Buhari of his Administration’s sincere commitment and dedication to the successful prosecution of the fight against terrorism and all other threats to national security.
He further assures the General of his preparedness to work with him and all other patriotic Nigerians, irrespective of their political affiliations, to strengthen national security and end the scourge of terrorism.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
April 23, 2014
- See more at: http://www.reubenabati.com.ng/---PRESIDENT-JONATHAN-APPLAUDS-GENERAL.html#sthash.foQS8ctO.dpuf

A HUSBAND FROM THE PITS OF HELL : Domestic Violence-- Ogun State APC Chieftain Stabs Wife For Not Attending Party With Him ... SEE PHOTOS HERE (Viewer Discretion) ... Agbo's Blog

 
The case of violence against women, seems to be the latest pride among men. The latest is the story of Bashorun Bayo Awosanya, a strong ogun-state APC chieftain and close ally of the state governor, who was involved in domestic violence with his wife, that almost resulted in the loss of life, but for the timely intervention of the gate-man.
The incident occurred at his sagamu GRA residence, around 8.30pm on the 20th of April 2014 (easter sunday). According to close sources, trouble started upon his returning angrily from a house-warming party. He accused his wife of not attending the party with him and before the wife could give a meaningful excuse, he pounced on her and started beating her blue and black as has been his regular act. Sensing danger, the wife made for an escape through the staircase, where he caught up with her, and started hitting her head on the glass railings, and strangulating her.
The wife is currently receiving treatment in the hospital, thanks to the quick and smart move of the gate-man who raised an alarm,




AS THE BATTLE TO ROUTE THE TERRORISTS RAGES ON: Arrested armed men confess to membership of terrorist group in Taraba ... Meet captured Fulani herdsmen who confessed to being Boko Haram members ... SEE PHOTOS OF THE CRIMINALS ALONG WITH MILITARY STATEMENT HERE


These are the faces of some of the people causing terror in Nigeria. These 17 men you see above are Fulani Herdsmen who were recently captured by the military. They were part of the group that terrorized residents in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara recently. They also took part in the recent killing of hundreds of people and burning of houses in Wukari, Taraba state. After their capture, they confessed to being members of the Boko Haram sect.

The military released the pic above and a statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade. Find it below...

“A group of terrorists operating under the guise of herdsmen from a camp in the outskirt of Wukari have been arrested, while others died after an attack on military check point at Gindin Dorowa, a suburb of Wukari in Taraba State”. Continue...

Other members of the group were sighted in the course of air surveillance and later trailed to their camp where they engaged the troops in a battle.
The terrorists were clad in the usual pattern of dress of their counterparts operating in Borno and Yobe States”.“One of the apprehended armed men confessed that he had been fighting for the terrorist group in Borno State and was recently brought to Wukari area in furtherance of their mission”.“Assorted arms and ammunition were recovered from them.
Meanwhile, the curfew imposed on Wukari and its environs is expected to be relaxed as normalcy returns to the town. Troops have maintained patrol of the area while a house-to-house search for arms is ongoing”.“In another development, troops on patrol of the Lake Chad Islands have made some arrests”.“Among those arrested was a boat operator who ferries terrorists across the Lake Chad while another confessed to being a supplier of hard drugs to the terrorist groups in the area.
In the meantime, the search for the abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok is also being intensified”.

WHERE ARE THESE PEOPLE HEADED? Beyonce Worshipper Found Dead After Sacrificing Self To Singer ... SEE VIDEO FOOTAGE ADVERTISING THE CHURCH HERE ... TheNewsNerd

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Taniya Hattersfield, 23, of College Park, GA was found dead Tuesday morning of self-inflicted stab wounds to the chest.  Taniya Hattersfield was what appears to be a new member of the National Church of Bey, an organization based on the religion called Beyism.  The religion was founded to worship the R&B superstar Beyoncé Knowles and boasts hundreds of members that call themselves Divine Divas and even view Beyoncé’s music as sacred text.
The body of Hattersfield was found in a pool of blood in the basement of the family home surrounded by hundreds of candles and a suicide note stuffed in her pants pocket.  She lay at the steps of a homemade shrine to Beyoncé.
The exact details of the suicide note were not revealed, but police did indicate that Hattersfield took her own life as a sacrifice to Beyoncé at the request of the National Church of Bey.  We were able to speak with the family of Hattersfield.  Her mother had this shocking response:  “She was crazy,” her mother said, “Plum f-ckin’ crazy!  You can’t be nothin’ but crazy to take your life over some lightskin b***h that sings. I mean, I know that’s my daughter, but I’m just keepin’ it real.”
Hattersfield’s father was less vulgar, but equally shocking.  “I don’t even consider that my daughter. My sperm don’t make crazy b****s that worships singers,” the father said, “just because her mama and I had a good time one Friday night don’t make her my daughter.”
Rage has increased over the National Church of Bey that has gotten a lot of press coverage over the last week or so.  Many people have called for Beyoncé to speak out against the new religion.  However, there has been no word from Bey’s camp as of yet.
Meanwhile, Taniya Hattersfield’s body has yet to be claimed by any family members.  It currently sits in the hospital morgue waiting for a proper burial. If her body is not claimed, Taniya may eventually be laid to rest in a Potter’s Field, a cemetery typical for homeless people that have no known families to claim them.

AND THE THREATS CONTINUE? : Stop Search Or We Kill Abducted Girls, Insurgents Warn ... LeadershipNews

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This is not the best of times for the parents of the abducted final year students of the Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok, Borno State, as suspected members of the Boko Haram have threatened to kill the parents and the students if the parents and soldiers continue with their search in Sambisa Forest, according to a report carried by the Hausa Service of the Voice of America (VOA).
One of the parents told the VOA that “we are seriously disturbed about the abduction of the innocent children. We, the parents, have decided to raise some money to fuel 150 motorbikes to enter the forest in search of our daughters.”
Parents of some of the abducted girls have headed into the forest in a desperate search for their daughters. One of the fathers told the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that he was willing to die in the forest in an attempt to free his daughter.
A group of parents have raised money to buy fuel and water and have moved into the forest with a local vigilante group to search for the girls.
The Nigerian Air Force, the Nigerian Army, the police, vigilante groups and volunteers are all involved in the search for the schoolgirls.
The school principal, Asabe Kwambura, and parents of the abducted girls had disclosed that the missing girls were 234 in number.
“We are calling on the government to do everything possible to track these people and save our daughters from them. They should not allow our daughters’ dreams to be shattered by these murderers.
“They took away our daughters and our nieces and we fear for their safety in the hands of these merciless people that take delight in killing and destruction,” one parent said.

25 killed in another Wukari community
Gunmen yesterday launched an attack on Ndo-Yaku Village of Wukari local government area of Taraba State, killing 25 persons and burning down houses, according to local sources.
The attackers, who were said to be wearing military uniforms, stormed the village which is a few kilometres away from the administrative headquarters of the council at about 9am.
Former president of the Jukun Youth of Vision, Wukari, Mr.  Luka Agbu, alleged that the attack was launched by hired mercenaries who are hell-bent on reducing the population of the Jukuns.
He said, “We don’t know what the Jukuns have done because it is only the Jukuns that they concentrate on, and as I am talking to you now, apart from the killings, several houses have been burnt down completely.”
According to him, the gunmen attacked the village and other villages that were previously attacked with General Multipurpose Machine Guns (GMPGs), easily overpowering the security personnel in the area.
He appealed to the federal government and state authorities to deploy more security presence to the community to contain the situation.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Joseph Kwaji, confirmed the attack, saying howeve, that he was yet to be briefed by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) from the area.

Bauchi Govt Evacuates 255 Students From School
Meanwhile, Bauchi State Ministry of Education has evacuated 255 female students from Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS), Yan, in Shira Local Government Area and has taken them to the state capital, Bauchi, following a recent attack by unknown gunmen at the school, according to a report by the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Gunmen had attacked Yana town on Sunday morning and set ablaze the staff quarters of GGSS, Yana.
The gunmen were said to have invaded the town with sophisticated weapons and explosive devices and reportedly burnt the school staff quarters, but no student was hurt during the attack as the school is closed for break, leaving the final year students in the school.
The hurried evacuation of the female final year students might not be unconnected with security lapses in the town and the abduction of over 230 final year students from GGSS, Chibok, Borno State by the Boko Haram sect.
Although, Bauchi State is one of the restive states in the northeast that is not affected by the emergency rule in the region, it has come under attacks in the recent time.

Boko Haram will not defeat us – Gov. Shettima
Meanwhile, the Borno State governor Kashim Shettima has declared that the Boko Haram insurgents will not emerge victorious in their continued killing and maiming of innocent Nigerians.
Shettima stated this yesterday this while speaking with journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, following the recent attack and abduction of hundreds of female students at GGSC, Chibok.
The governor said: “They can burn our physical infrastructure, but they cannot destroy our souls. We are going to survive and rebuild our lives because truth will always triumph over falsehood.”
According to him, Boko Haram is an ideology built on falsehood which cannot stand the test of time.
Shettima also described the abduction of the students as a national tragedy.
“The abduction of innocent girls is also a trial from God, and we will overcome it soon.Our hearts go to the parents of the abducted girls, because it is a tragedy that has befallen all of us,” he added.
Shettima expressed optimism that the girls would soon be rescued by security agents.
He said, “Security agents are working very hard to rescue the girls. Hopefully the girls will be rescued in a very short while,” he said.

More troops deployed to Wukari – Taraba Ag. Gov
Acting Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Garba Umar, has said that 50 additional soldiers have been deployed from Adamawa State to Wukari in Taraba State, in an effort to tackle the wave of communal clashes in the area.
Communal clashes have engulfed the area since April 15 leading to the death of at least 24 people.
Umar who revealed this at a news conference in Jalingo yesterday said the soldiers would complement the troops already on ground.
He directed that the Takum General Hospital, which was closed down due to security reasons, be re-opened so that victims of the recent violent attacks in area could receive treatment.
The acting governor sympathised with four women who were delivered of their babies at the Mutum-Biyu refugee camp and promised that government would render free treatment to every victim of the attacks in the area.
Umar announced that the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed in the area had been relaxed and would be in force from noon to 6am.
According to him, 29 trailers loaded with relief materials had been sent to Takum, Wukari, Gassol and Ibi areas to minimise the sufferings of the people occasioned by the attacks.
Umar reiterated that his government had taken proactive measures to deal with the security challenges, saying that security issues were too sensitive to be politicised.
“We remain committed to the security and wellbeing of the public. Unfortunately some people are using this security challenge to have political gains. Security of our dear state is too sensitive to play politics with,” he said. (NAN)

Kaduna Christians, Muslims Tasked Over Unity, Tolerance
A member of the Jema’a Emirate Council in Kaduna State, Zannan Jema’a, Alhaji Dankeke Mato, has urged Christians and Muslims to imbibe tolerance and live in unity in order to allow peace reign supreme in the society.
Mato also admonished the adherents of Islam and Christianity to avoid religious rivalry and ethnicity, adding that peace is the responsibility of all.
Addressing journalists in Kaduna yesterday, Mato said: “We in Kaduna State in the past lived in peace with one another other without discriminating on religious or tribal basis. So I think we should go back to that era when peace was the order of the day. I call on our people to respect one another’s faith.”
According to him, Northern Nigeria used to be the most peaceful part of the country but today the story is different.
He therefore appealed to the people in the state to disregard rumour mongers, and called on youths in the state not to involve themselves in social vices.
Mato further called on the people to support the administration of Governor Ramalan Yero who is always committed to promoting peace and understanding between Christians and Muslims in the state.