Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Subuloye Eyitayo known as DJ major is a Disc jockey signed to Phix and Play Nation, He is the Official Dj of University of Abuja and have held down various events in Lagos, Abuja, Minna, Benin,
Saturday, November 22, 2014
The 50 parties possess an aggregate $111bn wealth. Nigerian Aliko Dangote tops the list, with a $21.6bn fortune.
Orji Uzor Kalu, Tony Elumelu, Mike Adenuga, Jim Ovia, Femi Otedola, Theophilus Danjuma, and several others are also listed, while Isabel dos Santos of Angola and Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria happen to be the only two women to have made the list.
Check out the full list here.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
One woman who could not hold her frustration and anger, Preye Dressman, said the whole thing was deceitful.
"We came from our communities since 5 a.m.; I have not eaten and stayed under sun
According to Vanguard report, The police in Anambra State are interrogating a man to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a seven-month pregnant woman during a marathon sex bout with him in Onitsha.
The man (names withheld), according to a police source, had allegedly taken the deceased to an undisclosed hotel in Onitsha, only for the hotel staff to discover that the woman was dead in the morning.
The incident, the source said, occurred on Tuesday when the man allegedly checked into the hotel with the heavily pregnant woman, only to find out in the morning that his partner could not wake up on Wednesday morning.
A resident’s account
- Weekend Magazine: How did your family and friends respond when you said you wanted to become a politician?
My mum said ‘no way’. I told her to pray for me and she said she wasn’t going to, so I told her I’d pray for myself. Some cousins of mine in Calabar then called her and told her to encourage me, that what I
When a Jihad starts, they don’t stop, Boko Haram Will Not Negotiate With Anybody – Pastor Oritsejafor
“What I know from what some very devout Muslims have told me is that when a Jihad starts, they don’t stop. The Jihad has to be completed. They either die or they achieve their goal. And the goal is to Islamize Nigeria,” said Oritsejafor in an interview with Vanguard.
“We have to face reality. The problem is real. Boko Haram will not negotiate with anybody. It’s a waste of time, energy and effort. They may end up talking with some people. But the problem is there are people who are still killing people and raising up their flags every day in different places. This is the reality on ground. Let’s stop the deception. Let’s stop the games. What is happening is real. People are being killed on a daily basis. So what ceasefire?” he asked.
He reminded Nigerians that leader of the sect Abubakar Shekau had at
by Dr. Peregrino Brimah
We are receiving urgent reports from the people of Adamawa state that the Nigerian Inspector General of Police has ordered the hunter and vigilante forces who were en-route Gombi to battle Boko Haram to return to Yola, capital of Adamwa for the new so-called "screening." This as Boko Haram terrorists have been reported advancing towards Yola through Song, the last stop before hitting the capital of Adamawa.
It is beyond denial that the Nigerian government and heads of security services of the nation are the sponsors and supporters of Boko Haram. We reported Thursday that as soon as the Ibn Fadlallah hunters and vigilante's had scored significant victories against the terrorists, routing them out of occupied Maiha and Mubi, the Nigerian Jonathan government ordered the IGP Suleiman Abba to announce a so-called new screening of vigilantes in Nigeria [http://ends.ng/?p=1586]. This was deliberate and desperate attempt to hamper the brave patriotic volunteers who were bailing out the nation's northeast from the hands of unrelenting terror.
As we speak, Boko Haram is being allowed to regain grounds in Adamawa state as the Goodluck Jonathan government is directly inhibiting the People's Resistance Forces.
We call on all Nigerians to rise up against this direct demonstration of terror against the people. We call on all Nigerians in leadership positions to utilize all means in their disposal to stop the Jonathan persecution of the brave young men, hunters, vigilantes, army soldiers and Civilian-JTF sacrificing their lives to rid the nation of terror. Nigerians must not sit back and watch their government terrorize and destroy the nation.
We call on all international rights organizations to witness the war for terror being orchestrated on Nigerians by the Jonathan administration. The same administration that declared a unilateral cessation of fire to enable Boko Haram terrorists regroup and launch successful attacks on the people, occupying dozens of local governments while the nation’s well financed army, headed by billions of dollars-corrupt army chiefs ordered the army to fold their arms and watch. Nigerians need all instruments of justice to be applied against this tyrant administration that is hell bent on destroying the nation’s northern farming capital.
Dr. Peregrino Brimah
http://ENDS.ng [Every Nigerian Do Something]
Email: email@example.com Twitter: @EveryNigerian
Awash in the great tide of politics, we must not forget why politics can be a noble endeavor. It leads to governance. When done correctly, governance can reform a nation and improve the lot of the people. In the hands of the ignorant and the mean, governance cast abundant misfortune upon a nation and upon the welfare of its citizens.
This commentary concerns governance and policy more than it does politics. I offer it to generate debate on an important economic issue. No matter who is in power, we must do whatever is in
Friday, November 14, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The 26 years old Qing Kao decided to show up to his groom as an old lady to prank him and to know what would be his reaction.
Chien felt bad to see the looks of his fiancee and was not happy with the prank.
Witnesses said that Chien told his fiancee Kao to wash off the make up on his face, but Kao refuses to do it. And she said that if her boyfriend loved him after 50 years, it should be okay with him to take photos. They were arguing in the street and by passers were looking at them. Then Chien realized that their debate is going nowhere, so he decided to leave and abandoned Kao.
If you were this groom, what will you do? Will you also call the wedding off? Or you will accept whatever your bride looks like, if she will show up 50 years older?
Meanwhile, Arnold's divorce from ex-wife Maria Shriver is in its final stages and according to reports, should be settled by Christmas. The couple was able to reach an 'amicable' agreement over the division of their vast $400 million fortune – almost three and a half years after it emerged Arnold had fathered a son with the family's Latina maid, Mildred Baena.
He said he began to like all her pictures and was surprised when Sonia also started liking his own instagram pics. He eventually left her a comment asking where they'd go from there. After flirting for a little while, they exchanged BB pins and Sonia eventually came down to Nigeria to see him.The rest is history!!!
'One of the world's most wanted terrorists Samantha Lewthwaite who fought as part of a Ukrainian battalion has been killed by a volunteer sniper.
According to our information, the White Widow fought on the side of Ukrainian volunteer battalion Aidar as a sniper. She was killed by 'a volunteer sniper who came to
fight at the Lugansk front from Russia. The Russian sniper who killed the British terrorist now has a price of nearly one million dollars on his head from Ukrainian special services.' DailyMail, however notes that the extraordinary unconfirmed claim came amid a welter of propaganda from Moscow and Kiev over the Ukrainian crisis. And there are suspicions that the claim that Lewthwaite is dead could be an attempt by Russia to bolster its anti-terrorism credentials at a time when it is controversially massing armour and troops in Ukraine.
Reports last month claimed Lewthwaite - a former soldier's daughter - joined Islamic State earlier this year and became one of the most powerful women in the network. Born in Northern Ireland and schooled in Aylesbury, she was not previously linked to Ukraine.
Lewthwaite was married to 7/7 suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay, 19, a Jamaican-born Yorkshireman, and allegedly left Britain in 2009 before being linked to atrocities in Africa.
She was also responsible for training a special team of female suicide bombers in Syria, it was alleged. Lewthwaite allegedly trained and mentored British converts who volunteered to fight for the IS. The 7/7 attack on the London transport network on 7 July 2005 killed 52 people.
"Please help us appeal to the government to give our military the right weapons to defend this nation. A lot of innocent people have died to defend you and I. I really want all Nigerians to celebrate this young, gallant, combatant Nigerian Army officer. Rest in the bossom of the Lord "Area"' a friend said
May his soul rest in peace…Amen.
According to Co-Chairman of the group, Prof. Innocent Ujah, the committee had recommended to the Federal Government an experimental drug known as T705, for use to treat the disease. According to him, the committee had also advised the government to approve the commencement of clinical trials on some of the experimental vaccines.
"We have virtually looked at the experimental drugs and vaccines; it is only one that we have recommended to the Federal Government and that is T705.
"And then we have the experimental vaccines – the Chinese type and then the Canadian type and then of course there is the one that was brought in by CDC.
"We have recommended to government that we need to commence clinical trials on any one of them," he said.
Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu had inaugurated the Treatment Research Group(TRG) for Ebola Virus Disease(EVD) in the country, earlier in the year, as the virus outbreak hit Nigeria. Although the country has been declare Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation, authorities agree that in as much as the virus exists in any part of the world, no country is safe.
Ujah therefore promised that the country would follow a road map designed by the group of experts in its search for the prevention or cure of the disease.
"We have about 35 of those who claim they can either cure or prevent Ebola; and what we are doing now is cataloging those claims and then later verify; it is not something that we can rush into otherwise we will have problems.
"We don't want a situation where any of the claimants will be accusing us of being bias, so when we do that we go to the next level.
"So our road map is to, using the clinical trials, study the experimental drugs and vaccines that are available and we do this in partnership with other countries.
"The truth is that once you are doing a clinical trial, it takes a long time; the issue is that you go through the protocol; you must establish the protocol otherwise tomorrow we will have legal issues," he said.
Ujah dismissed the insinuations that Nigeria lacked the capacity to handle research on Ebola treatment or prevention, saying that the country was blessed with abundance of talents in the sector. He however decried government's poor commitment to research, noting that Nigerian scientists were committed to research.
"It is very expensive to undertake research, research requires a lot of investment in terms of money, material and man, you have to train people, you have to have the material but there is no serious commitment to research in Nigeria that is the truth.
"And the answer I give to those who say what is the breakthrough in Nigeria, I say what is your investment in Nigeria, because you must invest to take something from it but I am happy that the Federal Government is considering reserving some fund for health research.
"The implication is that even though we have the manpower we are not maximally utilise the manpower that we have, now Ebola has shown us that we have to look inward," he said.
"Jonathan has the right to present himself for election just as the Constitution gives Nigerians equal right to elect or reject him," a statement by the party's National Secretary, Mr Olukayode Ajulo said.
The party also faulted allegations that Boko Haram was created by the government to cause destabilization and shift focus from 2015 general elections.
According to the LP, Boko Haram had existed even before the Jonathan administration. The party therefore described "such unfounded allegation," as myopic, and a way of "to trying to score cheap political points with an issue that threatens the corporate existence of the country."
The governor, who spoke at the six years anniversary celebration of his governorship, in Benin City, said Jonathan's loss will start from Edo, to Rivers, Delta, and even his own Bayelsa State.
"When President Jonathan was here in September to launch the South-South rally of the PDP, he was reported as saying that Edo State will fall to PDP. He went on to say that Rivers will fall to PDP. Look at the word he used 'fall.' I want to put him on notice that Edo State is not an enemy territory to be felled by an Armed Forces and the Commander-in-Chief must not target Edo for falling, Edo will stand and march on. On the contrary, APC will defeat the President in Bayelsa State.
"APC will defeat PDP in Rivers State. APC will defeat PDP in Cross River State. APC will defeat PDP in Delta State. APC will continue to bury PDP in Edo State.
"What is the score card of the PDP in Edo State and in Nigeria?" he asked.
"The PDP has commissioned the resurfacing of Ofusu to Benin in a period of 16 years. That is all PDP has to show in Edo State over a period of 16 years," he said, despite the fact that the PDP-led federal government controls 52.8 per cent of the Federal allocation.
"So I ask the President, with all due respect, what his party the PDP has done in Edo State. This afternoon, I want to remind you of those powerful statements made by the Edionwere of Benin Kingdom, Chief Edebiri who said that this generation of Edo people will never again vote for anybody who carries an umbrella that is torn. In 2011, the President scored 96 per cent in this state. Let him show us the 96 per cent contribution of development from PDP. All we see is PDP appropriating federal money in the name of SURE-P, which is SURE-Fraud," Oshiomole lamented.
"By the special grace of God, by February next year, we will not vote on the basis of tribalism. we will vote on the basis of who provides power. For 16 years PDP keep promising power but it is clearly power to their stomach. As long as PDP is in power, Nigerian people will be out of power. For as long as PDP has power, Nigerian people will never have power," he said.
Tinubu, who spoke at a rally in Edo State, to commemorate Governor Adams Oshiomole's six years in office, said that by declaring to run for re-election on Tuesday, Jonathan danced on the graves of the dead students.
"Jonathan is stepping on the blood of Nigerian children and dancing on their graves by declaring yesterday (Tuesday). A wise President will stay in the villa and declare his intention to run in the memory of those children.
"He said he will not step on the blood of anybody to be re-elected but he is dancing on their blood," the former governor of Lagos State said.
Speaking further, Tinubu slammed Jonathan for not being able to stop Boko Haram insurgents from encroaching on Nigeria's territory, as the terrorist continue taking over towns in the north. He said the honourable thing for any president who has been as ineffective as Jonathan was to resign.
"No leadership of any nation will sit idle and watch any part of its own territory being taken away by the so-called insurgents," he said.
"Mubi is the second largest commercial town in Adamawa state, if it has been taken by the insurgents, then this President should resign. If a military barrack equipped with our weapon to fight the insurgents, the armoury was abandoned and the soldiers fled, leaving the weapons for the insurgents under your watch, and you said you want to run again? No, God forbids! If you refuse to go, we will sweep you away," he vows.
Tinubu however warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against collaborating with the PDP to rig the 2015 elections.
Tambuwal, who a spoke at rally organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to celebrate Governor Adams Oshiomole's six years in Edo State, noted that the "the system we have in place today is malfunctioning," and advised Nigerians to change to one that works.
"The government at the centre has failed in several ways and when you have a system that is not working, what do you do? You change to a better system that will deliver. The objective is to deliver good roads, provide security, enhance development in this country.
"What we have at the moment is a cabal that has hijacked the instrument of authority of the Nigerian people and we will do everything humanly possible come May 2015 to ensure that they are out of the villa," he said.
Pointing out why the people of Edo should vote for APC in the coming elections, Tambuwal reminded them of PDPD's failed promises.
"When they came here last time, they said you should vote for him that he is from the South-South. But what have the people of the South-South benefited from this presidency in the last few years?
"When he came, he rode on the sentiment of being a minority, what have the minorities of Nigeria have to show in the last four years?
"Don't be deceived again. All of us have been deceived before when we were persuaded that we needed to have this personality in government for some reasons. But it has been proven beyond reasonable doubt that he has not provided good governance. All of us must agree that what we need in Nigeria is good governance and whoever can provide that should be the leader of this country not minding where he is from," Tambuwal said.
Dignitaries present at the rally include National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun; National leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Chief Audu Ogbeh, former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Others are Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State; Governor Rotimi Amaechi, who was represented by his deputy; former governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva; former governor of Ekiti State, Niyi Adebayo; Senator Chris Ngige; Chief Segun Oni, former governor of Ekiti State; APC national and state Assembly members; representatives of the Oba of Benin among others.
Ironically, the declaration took place at the Eagle Square, Abuja, a venue for most national ceremonies that the Jonathan administration had in the past years avoided due to security reason.
The event, which also held under tight security, was condemned by the All Progressives Congress which had argued that it should have been solemn considering the fact that the nation was grieving over the bombing incident that killed 50 schoolchildren and teachers by Boko Haram a day earlier.
Funny enough, at the declaration ceremony, President Jonathan admitted that corruption remained a stain on his administration but promised to eradicate the menace in all sectors of the economy.
Jonathan vowed that he would bring to justice those who perpetrate corruption in his government. He also promised not to victimise anybody who criticised him and his administration.
The President said, "We must continue to hold the tempo all high in our country. I am proud to say that there are no political prisoners in Nigeria today.
"No Nigerian has been driven into exile; no one, and I repeat no one will be driven into exile.
"It is in furtherance of a peaceful participatory and inclusive democracy that I signed the Freedom of Information Bill into law to expand the frontiers of our fundamental freedom.
"Let me reaffirm that under the Jonathan Presidency, your views, no matter how freely expressed, will not send you to prison or to exile.
"I am convinced that I have served my part with Nigerians and it's now time to look into the future. With your tremendous support, we have collectively done so much in the last three and a half years.
"But to take our country to the next level, there is still more work to be done.
"History has shown that the path of honour of a true leader is not to walk away from his people in the face of challenges. We must stand together in adversary and overcome the threat to our development. We must defend our future."
A female suicide bomber on Wednesday afternoon detonated a bomb at the Federal College of Education in the Kontagora district of Niger State, in another desperate bid to cause mass casualties.
Sources say only the lady who carried the bomb died in the attack and some students sustained injuries.
But according to a lecturer of the federal college of education, Andrew Randa, who witnessed the very sad incident, he was said to have counted at least three bodies on the way to his office.
We await the official report of casualty(ies) from the police and other relevant bodies.
The President of Chad, Idriss Deby, a two decade dictator and military war lord with exhibited links to the terrorist group and a Nigerian ex-governor implicated as a terror sponsor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff were allegedly behind this 12th hour, pre re-election campaign, ceasefire deal initiated at a private meeting held in N'Djamena this September, with the duo and Nigeria's President in attendance. With hopes raised, after initially denying the connection, the Nigerian government admitted to this purpose of the meeting.
It is now painfully known that the so-called ceasefire deal was a mere ploy to allow Boko Haram gain the upper hand and devastate and conquer large chunks of the nation's helpless northeast. While the Jonathan-led Nigerian government's army, under the command of the defense chief, Air Marshal Alex Badeh who had just promised to equip civilians in the northeast to defend themselves and finish off Boko Haram, rather ordered the army to stand down; Boko Haram regrouped, re-equipped and swept across the northeast adding the top half of Adamawa state to their enlarging new independent 'country.'
Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians were affected, with thousands displaced or enslaved and thousands more killed. The French were said to also be party to this fraudulent peace-deal.
The Nigerian government is yet to officially declare the unilateral declaration of a cessation of fire, over. The Jonathan government is yet to explain to Nigeria and the World how and why they made such a monumental blunder if it can be so mildly put. And no top official has been resigned for their responsibility in such a high level security failure with devastating effects to the sovereignty and security of Nigeria and protection of life, property and territory of the people.
This lack of admittance and responsibility for such "error," weeks after its fruitation has been bitterly experienced in lives and hope losses for thousands, indicts the Nigerian President once again, for unacceptable incompetence, carelessness, nonchalance and reckless irresponsibility. Rather than apologize and retire those culpable, the Nigerian President was spotted Tuesday declaring his intention to run for a further four years in Aso rock onto of the eight he has already spent at the apex of power.
The implications of Nigeria's recent error in the war on terror are frightening. Boko Haram has now thoroughly embedded within towns and local governments across the northeast. They have secured years worth of food and supplies and stolen trailer loads of explosives from a cement factory in addition to obtaining heaps of new ammunition and military vehicles from barracks' they captured.
Boko Haram is not invincible by any means but, the process of dislodging the urban embedded terrorists is now going to be long, hard and devastating. If Boko Haram is ever to be expelled, bombs will drop like rain across Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and whatever new States they have captured by the time sensible action is initiated. Millions of Nigerians will die or be at risk of death. Life and the economy of the entire northeast will be all but extinguished. It is a sad day for anyone who understands the situation update courtesy of this ceasefire blunder and has empathy on the people of the north and nation.
We are talking of a war like has been in Afghanistan, Syria; like was used to defeat Gaddafi and destroy Libya. The type of war in Iraq. Every day that passes with continued government inaction takes Nigeria closer to either permanently losing its territory to the new Boko Haram terror nation to be annexed perhaps by its friends in francophone Chad, or to a recovery war that will leave millions dead and at risk of death.
Dr. Peregrino Brimah
http://ENDS.ng [Every Nigerian Do Something]
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @EveryNigerian
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I came across this awesome article HERE and I thought I should share after a brief argument with my friends about the right age to get married.
I am not married though... but soon.. lol. Anyway, this beautiful piece was written by some blogger called Matt Walsh.
Stating that the decay in societal norms in Nigeria is assuming alarming dimension, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, said his office would take it as a responsibility to correct the trend.
Okupe threatened to "forcefully train" those whose parents failed to take out time to train while growing up with a view to correcting the alleged decay.
Writing on Twitter, Okupe argued that although he is a grandfather, the "rascality" being displayed by Jonathan's critics "is not restricted to any particular age group."
The presidential aide insisted that being a social critic does not give those always lampooning Jonathan the leeway to abuse and malign the President's character.
"Being a critic is no licence to insult and abuse government officials; most especially the President of the nation. Criticism is different.
"But when you say the President is an idiot, a drunkard and so forth, you no longer deserve any respect. Yorubas say children that are not trained at home must be forcefully trained by outsiders. It is our cultural obligation.
"President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is an anointed leader, an active, focused performer favoured by God and loved by the genuine silent Nigerian majority," Okupe argued on Twitter.
Noting that he wished that the critics of the Jonathan-led Federal Government could communicate their resentments about his administration without insults, the presidential aide added that some parents had failed to bring up their children responsibly.
Okupe boasted having nine children and raising them to become responsible adults.
"I have never hustled for bread all my life. I was born into wealth and I have always lived in comfort from successful enterprises. I also have nine children. Many of them are better educated and cultured and are moving on successfully in life," he added.
Meanwhile, many online commentators have accused Okupe of double standard with the way and manner he was preaching mannerism and basic home training via social media.
The respondents, many of who are youths, stated that the presidential aide had been a bad example for the younger generation.
Lagos based online commentator, Rama Yakubu, accused Okupe of representing mediocrity, arguing that he would never pray to grow up to be like him.
According to Yakubu, the hallmark of Okupe as the President's spokesman, which must never be emulated by young Nigerians, is his use of gutter language and insults in public communications.
"I reject growing up to be like Okupe. I'll be a disgrace to my generation if I do that," Yakubu said
A Lagos-based engineer, Murphy Ayodeji, argued that rather than take to social media to educate the youth, Okupe should look inwards and turn away from his bad ways.
Ayodeji said the presidential aide did not possess any of such qualities a forward looking young Nigerian could take after to move the country to greater heights.
"I just don't know what people expect from Okupe. He needs to satisfy his pay master. His share of national cake is at stake. The Yorubas call the likes of Okupe 'onijekuje'- that is 'shameless gluttons'.
"He is not one of the respectable Yorubas. Okupe is nothing but a confused soul. He simply has no political future after what he currently enjoys," he wrote on Twitter.
For Olaniyan Ismail, Okupe should extend mutual respect to Nigerians from whose taxes his salaries and allowances are being paid.
Describing the presidential aide as one of the sycophants telling Jonathan he's the best President Nigeria ever had, Ismail added, "Okupe is a proselytise who frequently makes noise to cover up the failure of the government he is serving. He has since lost my respect. "
"In 2015 I will be the president of the country," Okorocha declared to loud cheers from broom-wielding members of the All Progressives Congress at a rally attended by prominent members of the party in the South-East.
The governor, who spoke in Igbo and English languages, said his emergence as the country's president after the 2015 polls would surprise many, particularly the ruling Peoples Democratic Party.
Okorocha, whose speech was punctuated with exclamations of "my people, my people," said the APC presidential ticket was never zoned to the North.
He said, "Three months ago when I said I want to be president they asked, 'Can an Igboman be president'?
"But now when they count those contesting for president they will first count Rochas Okorocha, before Buhari, Atiku Abubakar and Kwankwaso. When they said they have zoned the presidency to the North, I asked, "When was the meeting held?"
"Now we have zoned it to Igboland. In 2015, there will be a turnaround in the fortunes of Ndigbo."
Recalling the suicide bombing at a school in Yobe State earlier on Monday, in which several students died, Okorocha said that the PDP had failed God.
He said Igbo had been neglected by President Goodluck Jonathan such that no Igbo man is currently occupying any prominent position in the country.
He also accused prominent Igbo PDP politicians of not caring about the well being of Igbo.
"They only know themselves; they don't care about Igbo. APC is an emergency party for a new Nigeria; I would not have joined APC if PDP was doing well. We will defeat PDP in 2015," he declared.
Okorocha stressed that he had the resources to realise his ambition, noting that he was richer than his rivals in the PDP.
Less than 24 hours after killing innocent students in Potiskum and releasing video of their grand master preaching in their captured towns, the dreaded Boko Haram sect has captured Maiha, another big town in the country, thus increasing their stronghold on Nigeria's territory. What a shame!
Maiha town is the administrative headquarters of Maiha Local Government of Adamawa State and it has been overrun by Boko Haram insurgents.
Maiha town is about 25 kilometres from Mubi town that was earlier captured by the same terrorists.
Fleeing residents of the captured town said they saw many soldiers running away from the area, with some of them begging the fleeing residents to give them a ride in their cars.
Even before the town fell under the control of the Boko Haram insurgents, it had been rendered a ghost of its self as commercial and social activities were paralyzed as a result of mass exodus of people from the town occasioned by annexation of Mubi.
"The insurgents started trooping into the town around 6pm and started firing shots into the area as soldiers, who had advanced to the area in their bid to recapture Mubi, started running away, allowing the insurgents to capture the town," a resident, Mr John Paul, told LEADERSHIP.
Another fleeing resident, Mr Mahmud Garba, said some of the fleeing soldiers had begged him to assist them with civilian clothes in order not to be spotted by the insurgents.
"The fleeing soldiers asked us to give them our clothes so that they can camouflage and escape from the area safely as some of them had discarded their weapons in the bush. A lot of the discarded weapons are currently lying in the bush," Garba said.
Garba noted that, "The insurgents did not encounter any challenge as they stormed the town in APCs and Toyota Hilux vans, firing shots into different directions as they chanted songs of victory. Many of the residents fled into the bush. Some of them are feared killed by stray bullets. The insurgents also hoisted their flags in strategic places in the town."