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Insurgency: 10% of Borno Residents Missing, says Zulum

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Governor Babagana Zulum yesterday lamented that the where about percent of Borno State’s population is unknown as a result of insurgency.

Going by the last national census in 2006 which put the state’s population at 4.2 million, 420, 000 of the residents are ‘missing.’

Zulum added that Boko Haram has since 2009 when it came into ing killed 100,000 people and left 50,000 as orphans and widows.

He calls for a quick end to the insurgency in the Northeast, saying many of the insurgents were ‘producing’ a generation of AK-47- carrying children that are potential threats to society.

The governor, who also said he had been attacked 50 times by Boko Haram we named the rehabilitation of surrendered insurgents. But he states that his administration would offer a ‘di ’ to those still in the bushes to give up their arms.

Zulum disclosed these to reporters during her meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The governor said he discuss the surrendering of 2,600 insurgents, including those between ages 11 and 12, with Buhari.

He explained that among those that surrendered were innocent people who were forcefully posted by Boko Haram.

His words: “I came to brief Mr. President over the ongoing surrender by insurgents. I think, to mend to the greater majority of people of Borno State, this is a very good development.

”In the last 12 years, thousands of lives have been lost; people have completely lost their means of livelihood. We have a total number of over 50,000 orphans and widows, these are official figures. The unofficial figures are higher.

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FRSC Warns Against Night Travelling Over Insecurity, Bad Roads.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised against traveling by night, citing the deplorable state of most federal roads and increasing insecurity across the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) says the FRSC Sector Commander in Kogi, Solomon Agure, made the assertions in a statement on Monday in Lokoja.

Canvassing against overspeeding, Mr. Agure said no good road experience could come out of speeding, overloading, use of phone while driving, use of mechanically deficient vehicles, failure to use a seatbelt, and safety crash helmet, and several other road use infractions.

Mr. Agure said arrangements had been made for the commencement of 2021’s Ember Months and Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Campaign in Kogi.

He said that the campaign would be carried out under the theme: “Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travels And Enjoy Quality Road Experience”, and that the safety corps would be on the lookout to enforce strict compliance to laws and orders on the highways.

Mr. Agure said there would be high visibility of the corps on the roads across the state toward achieving the goals of the operation from now till the middle of January 2022.

He said that the command was planning to deploy over 800 personnel, 20 patrol vehicles, four ambulances, and heavy tow trucks for control of traffic.

“It aims at ensuring route lining, clear obstruction and responds to distress calls for all to have maximum road use experience during and after the p, period,” he said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Update Facebook, WhatsApp, And Instagram Creak Back To Life After Unprecedented Outage.

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Users were unable to access Facebook and Instagram late on Monday evening, but many still faced problems on WhatsApp.

Facebook has issued an apology for the outage which impacted the social media giant, along with Instagram and WhatsApp, for several hours late on Monday.

Facebook Engineering said in a statement on Twitter: “To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry.

“We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.”
The platforms had confirmed on Twitter they were aware of issues and worked to resolve them after thousands of people reported outages shortly before 5 pm on 5 days.

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