From Molly Kilete, Abuja
THE Nigerian Air Force (NAF), yesterday said its fighter jets on internal security operations in the North East, on Monday bombarded another logistics base belonging to the Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.
The camp, suspected to be a fuel dump, located at Kangarawa in northern part of Borno State, was destroyed by NAF F-7Ni fighter jet.
NAF, in a statement issued by its director, Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, said “the scale of accompanying inferno and multi explosions seen from the footage of the air strike, suggests that the location, possibly, houses a fuel or ammunition dump”.
Famuyiwa said the strike constituted another major setback for the insurgents, while providing tangible evidence of many of the recent successes recorded by the air component of Operation Lafiya Dole.
...Insurgents ‘plan to eliminate Geography teachers’
A report released by the Human Rights Watch has revealed how Boko Haram is singling out Geography teachers in its campaign against Western education.
Teachers of the subject are being targeted because their lessons contradict Boko Haram’s worldview on how the earth was created.
The sect believes that the earth is flat rather than spherical, and that rainfall is caused not by evaporation but by God’s divine will.
The 86-page report titled: ‘They Set the Classrooms on Fire: Attacks on Education in Northeast Nigeria’, documents brutal assaults on schools, students, and teachers since 2009.
“Boko Haram insurgents have shown particular distaste for certain subjects like Geography and Science… Teachers of these subjects are targeted,” the report indicated.
One of such attacks took place at the Mafoni Government Day Secondary School, Maiduguri, in September 2012.
Gunmen had invaded the school, killing Anjili Mala, the Geography teacher.
A witness told Human Rights Watch that it was only Mala who was killed in the attack.
Based on interviews with more than 200 teachers, students, parents and school officials, the report also revealed that more than 910 schools have been destroyed, while at least 1,500 more have closed down
Police recruitment: IDPs beg Okiro, IGP for special consideration
From Magnus Eze, Abuja
INTERNALLY Displaced Persons (IDPs) yesterday appealed to the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the Inspector General of Police, to give special consideration to them in the on-going police recruitment exercise.
The leadership of the IDPs in the Durumi Camp, Area 1, Abuja in separate letters to the chairman of PSC, Mr. Mike Okiro and IGP, Solomon Arase, said they have about 700 able bodied youth, who are jobless and desirous of joining the police.
The letter, exclusively, obtained by Daily Sun in Abuja, indicated that 96 of them possess Hihger National Diploma (HND), National Certificate of Education (NCE) and Ordinary National Diploma (OND) qualifications while about 500 others have Ordinary Level Certificate.