CALM has returned to Maiduguri after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked a settlement around Bale Shuwa in Jere LGA of Borno state Saturday evening.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA confirmed that one disabled person was killed in the suprised attack which sent residents of nearby polo, Didari, Giwa Barracks and environs scampering into Maiduguri for their lives.
After combing the area after first light by the military, NEMA said that several houses were burnt down by the insurgents who actually came in to cart away foodstuffs for the build up of their stocks which is needed to rebuild with the resurfacing of Shekau in a recent on line video.
NEMA said that the insurgents succeeded in carting away two hundred cows and well over three hundred sheep and goats in one flock taken to their hideout.
Several residents were injured during the sudden stampede while displaced victims have been provided with first aid.
Humanitarian needs assessment is being conducted to enable the mobilization of immediate relief assistance to the latest set of people to join the camp of IDPs following the burning down of their homes.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has appointed Brigadier General Ifiok Obot as Deputy Vice Chancellor for the newly established Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) while several officers have been redeployed.
Those affected in the redeployment include; The theatre commander operation lafia Dole, Major General Abba Dikko who moves to the Department of Civil-Military Affairs as the Chief, Major General Jamil Sarham to remain in Headquarters 6 Division as the General Officer Commanding/Land Component Commander, Major General Nuhu Angbazo now moves to Headquarters 3 Division as the GOC while Major General Akinroluyo takes over as Theatre commander in Lafia Dole.
Others are Major General Victor Ezugwu from Depot Nigerian Army to Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO), Major General Adeyemi Adetayo from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) to Department of Army Standard and Evaluation as Director Procurement and Projects.
Also affected in the redeployment are Brigadier General Olufemi Dada from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) as Director Combat Development, Brigadier General Solomon Udounwa redeployed to Defence Headquarters as Deputy Director Campaign planning, Brigadier General Adekunle Adesope from Department of Army Standard and Evaluation to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff as Acting Director in the Directorate of Audit and Financial Management, Brigadier General Caleb Dalhatu moves from Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre to Headquarters 81 Division Garrison as Commander, Brigadier General Abdu Hassan redeployed from Headquarters 2 Brigade to Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre as Chief of Staff (COS).
Also Brigadier General Kabir Mukhtar moves from Headquarters 81 Division Garrison to the Department of Army Administration as Acting Director Manpower, Brigadier General Nasiru Jega redeployed to Headquarters 2 Brigade as Commander, Brigadier General Sani Mohammed moves from Department of Administration to Depot Nigerian Army as Acting Commandant, Brigadier General Kevin Aligbe is to remain in Headquarters 16 Brigade as Commander, Colonel Adamu Nura from Headquarters 21 Special Armour Brigade to Nigerian Army Armour School as Chief Instructor
Colonel Louis Lepdung redeployed from 25 Task Force Brigade to Infantry Corps Centre as Deputy Director Research and Development, Colonel Kingsley Umoh from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) to Defence Headquarters as Assistant Director Defence Information while Colonel Kayode Ogunsanya moves from the 3 Division Army Public Relations to Defence Headquarters Garrison Army Public Relations as Deputy Director Army Public Relations.