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NYSC To Redeploy Corpers Sent to Violent Northern States

Published July 5, 2012 by luchidotcom

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has given in and and will now be re-posting those 14, 850 corps members sent to volatile Northern states.

According to Punch, it has directed the affected corps members to report at the NYSC headquarters for redeployment to states considered safe.

“A statement by the Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-General Nnamdi Okore-Affia, in Abuja on Wednesday, directed corps members posted to Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Kano and Kaduna states to immediately report to the NYSC headquarters for redeployment. This came barely 24 hours after an earlier insistence by the NYSC that corps members posted to the affected areas must first report to camp before requests for redeployment could be considered.

“Okore-Affia has also directed all those deployed in Yobe and Borno states to report to new orientation camps in Nasarawa and Benue states respectively.”

Text of statement:

This is to inform all prospective corps members deployed to Yobe and Borno states for the 2012 Batch ‘B’ Orientation Course to note the following: “Yobe State prospective corps members will now hold their orientation course at the Nasarawa State NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Keffi, Keffi LGA, and not as stated on their call-up letters. “Borno State prospective corps members will undertake their orientation programme at the Benue State NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp at Wanume, Tarka LGA, and not as stated on their call-up letters. “Date: Thursday 26th July-Thursday 16th August, 2012, as earlier published.

In addition, all 2012 Batch ‘B’ prospective corps members deployed to Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Kano and Kaduna states who have collected their call-up letters but are yet to report in camp should immediately report at the NYSC Directorate Headquarters, Abuja for redeployment.

Via Ynaija


Eight Killed, 24 Injured in Maiduguri Twin Bomb Blasts

Published June 9, 2012 by luchidotcom

A twin-bomb blast yesterday rocked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital killing eight persons including two policemen, four civilians and two bombers, even as 24 others sustained various degrees of injuries. One of the devastating explosions occurred at the police headquarters in the city.

The first Improvised Explosive Device, IED, which was concealed in a bag kept and hidden under a public shed, exploded around 6:00 am along the main road linking the junction of the Gidan Dambe ward with the metropolis, killing the suspected bomber.
The military Joint Task Force, JTF, Field Operations Commander, Colonel Victor Ebhaleme confirmed the early morning incident .

here was an explosion in an area of Maiduguri this morning and our men were immediately deployed to the area,” Col Ebhaleme told newsmen, adding that, “We found a man we believe to be a member of terrorist group, dismembered by the explosion.
“Preliminary investigation has shown that he was killed when he was trying to plant the device.”

However, some residents said: “a resident known to be a drug addict, named Dalwa, tried to open the concealed bag to see what was inside it. The device exploded and killed him on the spot. His body was blown into pieces. But he was not a member of terrorist group.”

The second explosion which occurred at 11:26am was masterminded by a suspected car suicide bomber who in his attempt to gain entry into the state police command, hit the main gate of the police headquarters. The car then exploded, killing the suicide bomber, a police Inspector,  a Traffic Warden and four civilians with several other policemen and passers-by sustaining various degrees of injuries, while the armoured tank which was stationed at the gate was turned upside down by vibrations from  the blast.
Yesterday’s attack at the police headquarters on Damaturu road, directly oppositeGovernmentSecondary School inMaiduguri was the second time by a suicide bomber. The first  occurred on August 15, last year, but he was however shot before detonating the bomb after gaining entry into headquarters. The Borno State Police Commissioner, Mr. Bala Hassan confirmed that a suicide bomber who wanted to gain entry into the headquarters with his vehicle hit the police main gate, where two policemen and a civilian were killed including the suicide bomber, while several others sustained injuries and were taken to various hospitals for treatment.

But a highly placed  source at the state Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri said they received six dead bodies, while 16 others who were seriously injured were currently receiving treatment.
Also, at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH, a source said they received eight other people who were seriously injured in the police headquarters’ suicide bombing, adding that ‘’they are presently receiving treatment.’’

It was gathered that immediately after the Police suicide bomb attack, heavy gun fire engulfed the volatile city as the whole Maiduguri remained at standstill, as there was no vehicular movements for about three hours, a situation that prevented some Muslim faithful performing their usual Friday Jumat prayers.

Vanguard News

Black Sunday:Twin Tragedy as Suicide Bomber Attacks Bauchi,Plane Crash in Lagos

Published June 3, 2012 by luchidotcom

It couldn’t have been any worse for the nation.

At about 11am today,a suicide bomber attacked Living Faith chapel,Bauchi.
13 persons have been confirmed dead while about 30 injured as at
the time of this report.

While the nation was reeling from the blow of this news came another report.

Dana Air, Lines crashes into a two storeyed building just few minutes to landing in Lagos international Airport.It had 147 people on board,including passengers and crew.

Meanwhile, a spokeman for the airline, Mr Tony Usidamen, said that 147 people were on board the plane, 139 of them passengers.

It is not yet clear what caused the plain crash as at the time of this report.

Investigations have begun into the cause of the air crash.

Mean while the President has declared 3days mourning for the departed souls and have ordered that the country’s flag be flown at half mast.