Boko Haram Weakened In Nigeria, Preying On Soft Targets, Says President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Boko Haram terrorist group was fragmented and weakened.

Buhari said despite efforts of the armed forces against the insurgents, they remain active and are “preying on soft targets”.

The President made the comment while speaking at the third edition of Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit on Saturday.

He, however, called on the Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit to provide concrete support to help defeat terrorism and insurgency in Africa.

Buhari expressed delight that the summit convened by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has given due consideration to the issue of terrorism, while also focusing on development and infrastructure in Africa.

He said, “Another area this partnership must focus on is the global challenge of climate change which is impacting us in Nigeria, Turkey, across Africa and indeed across the world.

‘‘It has become a catalyst for conflict through food insecurity, drying up of lakes; loss of livelihood and youth migration, among others.

“The trend is the same around the world where communities are overwhelmed by forest fires, rising sea levels, flood, drought, and desertification.

‘I want to seize this opportunity to appeal for support for initiatives such as Africa’s Great Green Wall on Environment and Land Management, which is designed to fight the effects of climate change and desertification in Africa.

‘‘The initiative aims to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land in the 11 countries of the Sahel-Sahara strip, capture 250 million tons of carbon and, create 10 million green jobs by 2030.”

On the global Coronavirus pandemic, President Buhari urged nations to follow the example of Africa-Turkey cooperation, which emphasises solidarity and support in tackling the challenge.
Source – Sahara Reporters



Nigerian Troops Neutralise Scores Of Bandits, Injure Many In Sokoto

A joint military taskforce has neutralised scores of bandits operating within Isah Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

This is as the military’s taskforce operations launched attacks in the bandits’s camps.

The bandits led by Bello Turji were left scampering for safety in the wake of the raid that saw many of them killed, while others received various degrees of injuries during the gun battle, Daily Post reports.

Sources in the army said the military onslaught was led by the General Officer Commanding 8th Division, Nigeria Army Headquarters, Sokoto, Major General Uwem Bassey.

It was learnt that two villages within Isa Local Gvernment Area, Satiru and Katanga, suffered series of attacks from bandits, which resulted to the death of many community members in the axis.

It was gathered that the military operatives, however, stormed the bandits’ hideouts between Thursday and Friday, killing many of the terrorists in the local government area.

Sources said that some of the bandits, who survived the gun battle, were seen running away from their enclave to the outskirts of Bafarawa Village.
Source – Sahara Reporters



Actor Adedimeji Lateef marries Adebimpe Oyebade

Nigerian actor, Adedimeji Lateef, on Saturday tied the knot with a fellow Nollywood star, Adebimpe Oyebade.

The duo took to their respective Instagram pages to share pictures from the wedding.

Sharing a picture of herself and her husband, the actress wrote, “Today I marry my best friend.”

The actor also wrote, “The grace of the Almighty is sufficient. Today I marry my best friend.”

Source: News Direct