THIS WEEK’S REPORTS FROM OUR COLUMNISTS
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The Nigerian Army in coordination with the Nigerian Air-Force and troops from the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) continues to bombard Boko Haram hideouts in the northeast as impeccable sources reveal that soldiers successfully coordinated ground and aerial strike on the terrorists killing at least 150.
On Friday, it was revealed that the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists are on the run. Sources revealed that the Jihadist’s convoy was spotted at about 10.30 pm local time escaping from their recently destroyed camps.
Sources say they were seen carrying along with them, women, children and wounded fighters.
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The United States of America says it is disappointed with the role played by some political actors in Edo State in the build-up to the upcoming gubernatorial election. The US also expressed concerns over reports of interference by security forces in the state’s political matters.
In a statement released by the US embassy on Friday, August 7, the country said it is monitoring the political developments ahead of off-cycle elections in the country.
Below is a copy of the statement released by the US embassy.
The United States Supports Democratic Process where the Will of Nigerian People is reflected in Results
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As long-time friends of Nigeria, we continue to follow political developments ahead of off-cycle elections in the country. The United States supports a democratic process where the will of the Nigerian people is reflected in the results, and does not favour any party or candidate.
We are concerned with reports of the deteriorating political climate in Edo State and are disappointed with the role played by some political actors in the state. We are especially concerned with allegations of interference by security forces in political matters, which we will continue to monitor closely in the run up to gubernatorial elections in the state in September.
As we approach the 2020 off-cycle elections in Edo and Ondo, we urge all stakeholders to work towards a free, fair, transparent, and peaceful process. We encourage all stakeholders, including INEC, political parties, and the security services, to continue to improve the electoral process.
We look to Nigeria as an important leader on the African continent. As a democratic partner of Nigeria, the United States remains committed to working together to achieve our mutual goals of peace and prosperity for the citizens of both our countries.