Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Maiduguri residents pleased with deployment of troops

28 April 2014, 15:29

Maiduguri-  Some residents of Maiduguri on Sunday commended the Federal Government over the deployment of troops to Borno.

A  civil servant, Jonathan Abu, said the security situation in Maiduguri had improved, adding that residents were now free to move around unlike before.

Abu said the military,  in conjunction with the Civilian JTF,  had succeeded in driving the insurgents from the city centre.

"There is peace now in Maiduguri as we go about our daily business without any harassment or intimidation; we thank the Federal Government for deploying the troops," he said.

A  trader, John Anoke,  said the security agencies had  been doing their best to return peace to the troubled area.

Anoke, who said he had lived in Maiduguri for 15 years, noted  that since the military came, the bombings and attacks  had been brought under control.

On her part, Fulfilment Akachukwu,  said that the military had restored normalcy to the Borno capital.

"We are happy with the military as they are really doing their best for Maiduguri and Borno State,” she said.

A member of the NYSC, Vincent Shebayam, said it was a privilege for him to serve in Maiduguri.

Shebayam said that  though it was not easy at first when he was posted to the Borno capital,  but he was now at ease with his environment.

"When we first came, there was a little bit of  challenge concerning security, but now we are happy that the situation has improved and things are changing.

"The security men are trying their best based on what we are seeing and the information we are given; there is peace in Maiduguri unlike before,” he said.

President Goodluck Jonathan had on May 14 2013 declared a state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

The president also  ordered more troops to be deployed in  the area  while emergency rule was extended by six months in November, 2013.


For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...