Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ukraine SITREP September 20, 23:34 UTC/Zulu: War or Peace?

[Quick note: I want to begin this SITREP with a correction to something which I mentioned in the last SITREP abouy General Bezler: even though his signature did appear to figure on the infamous statement of the four commanders declaring their loyalty to "General" Korsun, the information that he had been arrested is, according to sources qualified as "solid" by Colonel Cassad, not true. 


3 Afghan Officers Go Missing in US Shopping Mall: Reports

Three military officers from Afghanistan have gone missing in the United States, ABC TV network has reported. The officers came to the United States on September 11 to take part in joint military exercise at Cape Code military base in Massachusetts and were last seen at the Cape Cod Shopping Mall late on Saturday. The TV channel cited a US Central Command official as saying that the men do not present any danger to the society.

US, Other Countries to Provide Ukraine With Non-Lethal Weapon: Poroshenko

Ukraine will receive non-lethal weapons from the United States and several other countries, which will help the country to strengthen its defense, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.
"We have to get and got everything we need: intelligence, radar, surveillance and other types of defense equipment, which will allow us to increase the effectiveness of our weapons dozens of times, upgrade it and do everything possible to ensure that the efficiency of our weapons is much better and it is not only from the side of the United States, " Poroshenko told Ukrainian TV channels on Sunday evening.

Boko Haram: Shekau impersonator killed by Nigerian troops?

The Nigerian military may have recorded a major victory in the war against Boko Haram as the man suspected to be mimicking late Abubakar Shekau in recent videos from the sect, may have been killed during the September 17th battle in Konduga, Borno state.

A senior military source said "it is getting more certain that the terrorists' commander who has been mimicking Shekau in those videos is the one killed in Konduga on September 17."

Sources at the image making company of the Nigerian government, PRNigeria, say the death of the man believed to be the leader of the group is responsible for the scattering of the sect members in different independent locations in neighboring countries.

Katsina Gov. reportedly orders student detained for criticizing him on Facebook

A student of the National Open University of Nigeria, Abdulmalik Sa’idu, has been languishing in a police cell for over 20 days on the orders of the Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, for posting details of an alleged fertilizer scam in the state on his Facebook wall, Premium Times reports
This was disclosed to Premium Times by Mr. Sa’idu’s family and lawyer. Abdulmalik was first invited to the Katsina Government House on August 28 by a phone caller who claimed he had a message for him. But when Abdulmalik arrived at the governor’s office, he was promptly arrested, handcuffed and taken to Batagarawa Police Station just outside the state capital, Katsina, and detained on the orders of Mr. Shema’s aide-de-camp, Shehu Koko, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP.

Former head of state, IBB reportedly hospitalized in Germany!

According with Sahara Reporters, former Head of state, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida popularly called IBB happens to be in a hospital in German. He was reportedly rushed to Germany about 10 days ago from his hilltop mansion in Minna, Niger State. SR reports that the former military head of state who's 73 years of age is severely ill and that his ailment pertains to a chronic back ailment which is why he earlier had surgery in Germany.

Photo: The Carter Pedestrian bridge needs urgent renovation !

The Lagos state or federal government is repairing the Eko Bridge which cracked recently. Now it's time to let them  take a close look at the Carter Pedestrian Bridge. It needs urgent renovation while the bridge is deteriorating. There is a feeling it might collaspse as there're loads of cracks on it.

Press Release Ban on police road-blocks/check-points still in force - IG of police

Find the press release below..

The Inspector-General of Police, Acting IGP Suleiman Abba, has stated unequivocally that the order banning the setting up of Police road-blocks nationwide is still strictly in force. In a directive issued to all Commands and Formations of the Force, the IGP warned that all semblances of Police road-blocks and permanent check-points reportedly re-emerging in some parts of the country, especially in the South-East, South-South and South-West geo-political zones of Nigeria should immediately be dismantled.

#FreeOurSoldiers: The 12 soldiers sentenced to death deserve to die - Ex-generals

While the rest of us are begging for leniency, some retired senior military officers say the 12 soldiers sentenced to death last week for attacking their GOC at their barracks in Maiduguri, deserve to die.

Speaking with Sunday Punch, the ex-generals said it's necessary for the military to maintain its age-long rules on discipline, hailed the judgement and said it must be carried out. A former Commandant of the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Brig.-Gen. Williams Obene (retd.), said,
“I commend the boldness of the Army authorities to follow the terms and conditions of service – the extant laws that established the armed forces, particularly the Army– and for trying to uphold discipline at the highest level. When politicians and highly influential Nigerians interfere in the daily administration of the military, things become difficult. That situation is very prevalent under democracy.”


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