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Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Nobody: 12:33pm On Sep 28, 2013
Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF



Borno state government yesterday took the battle to end the four years Boko Haram crisis, as it flagged off an orientation exercise for 800 youth vigilante members, popularly called Civilian JTF, that have been in the vanguard of hunting down members of the outlawed sect.
Flagging off the exercise, tagged Borno Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), Governor Kashim Shettima said that government was gradually setting a stage by training volunteer youths, popularly called Civilian JTF, in partnership with the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) towards ensuring effective state policing.

Shettima said government regarded the youth volunteers, now BOYES, as the greatest assets of Borno because of their zeal and commitment towards ensuring the immediate return of peace in the state.

He explained that the aim of the BOYES is to “ensure our youths discover or rediscover their potentials, enhance these potentials with necessary skills, indoctrinate them into having a better organised love for their fatherland, make them conscious of what goes within and around them, train them to be conscious of the security of wider civilian population without taking laws into their hands so that they can lawfully help in policing their own communities.”

Continuing further, he said: “I am assuring you that, after this batch, we would again train another set of 800 youth and would continue so as to make sure that they are adequately compensated for their sacrifice for the peace of Borno state.

Speaking on behalf of the youth volunteers, Yusuf Garba expressed gratitude to the governor for his support to Borno youths, adding that since their camping at the NYSC camp, they have witnessed tremendous changes in their behavioural attitude in comparison to their old life style.

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Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Freeanijoo(m): 12:40pm On Sep 28, 2013
I hope the governor's son is among them? Nonsense that is how the former governor started now we have bokoharam to contend with, Borno is doomed.

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Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by DisGuy: 12:43pm On Sep 28, 2013
thought there was no government in borno--- emergency rule uh?
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by shininglite(m): 12:51pm On Sep 28, 2013
Wat potential do dey wana discover? I dare say dat no top government official son is involved. Dis bois wud jst die fighting for wat dey dnt know angry
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by cashkid18(m): 12:51pm On Sep 28, 2013
gud move..bt lets hope dt they wont turn to another militants afta bh meant hv bin dealt wit to unleach mayem on nigerians afta 2015 general elections
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by malc619(m): 1:29pm On Sep 28, 2013
Another set of islamic militants...

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Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Marotzke(m): 2:37pm On Sep 28, 2013
Borno sai Kashim!. Yerwa Sai Kashim! BOYES will surely maintain peace in Borno. Youths whom without any training or orientation drove away the dreaded Boko Haram from the streets of Maiduguri. Now with proper training, discipline and motivation they can only do more. Remember that these youth achieved the feat of ridding Maiduguri metropolitan and Jere of Islamists within 2months. something the JTF with all the resources at their disposal could not do in years. For those uncomfortable. with the notion of BOYES, it is understandable. It is the same trepidation that Nigerians have about quasi militias like KAI, OYES, BAKASSI BOYS, HISBAH. Boyes was formed to counter a formidable internationally acclaimed terrorist organization, instead of congratulating the Governor, people are being negative.

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Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by DisGuy: 1:18pm On Sep 29, 2013
being negative?

these corpers/ unemployed youths are effectively being sent to do police/military work! no training, no weapons no guidelines--just dungarees
How are you so sure they wont be hassling local motorist and traders?

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Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by kekakuz(m): 1:38pm On Sep 29, 2013
borno to sacrifice 800 youths for boko aram.


am the only one seeing it this way?

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Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Intrepid1(m): 1:39pm On Sep 29, 2013
Who's the short fellow in the picture? Their mascot?

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Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Nobody: 1:39pm On Sep 29, 2013
I hope they are not planning on arming them? Else it would be a major disaster.
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by TUNEX89(m): 1:39pm On Sep 29, 2013
Lobatan !
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Nobody: 1:39pm On Sep 29, 2013
"BOYES" sounds like "boko boys". Change the name to some m without "BO" and the rest of it.
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Fiona111: 1:40pm On Sep 29, 2013
I wish them good luck in their fight..........
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Nobody: 1:41pm On Sep 29, 2013
Tank God I didn't comment angry
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Ptoocool(m): 1:44pm On Sep 29, 2013
Wetin ï dey c so,,
No b Akin dey dat lyn abi na Pawpaw??

#rubbing moi eyes..
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by namdyz(m): 1:48pm On Sep 29, 2013
Noted!
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by okelarine: 1:48pm On Sep 29, 2013
Hmmm, na wah ooh
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by aijazNija: 1:51pm On Sep 29, 2013
I am really touched, it is just like volunteering to fight the devil. I wish them BEST!
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by osazee12(m): 1:53pm On Sep 29, 2013
Is that a midget standing next to the civil defense lady?
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Ayotricks(m): 1:56pm On Sep 29, 2013
I knw talk o
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Nikapetrelli(f): 1:56pm On Sep 29, 2013
Datz gud for them
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Godwinsilas(m): 1:57pm On Sep 29, 2013
Good for them.
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Brymo: 1:57pm On Sep 29, 2013
R we sure dise r nt future BH?
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by misterjosh(m): 1:58pm On Sep 29, 2013
Intrepid!:
Who's the short fellow in the picture? Their mascot?
I noticed d lil fella too
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by kabba7(m): 1:59pm On Sep 29, 2013
Why is the Nigerian system so cruel? Sending youths to their immineth death knowing that each ĄЙd̶̲̥̅̊ every military person has been sufficiently weakened as the ATM machine nick named JTF has since ran out of cash no thanks to Mr. Jonathan ĄЙd̶̲̥̅̊ his gang of looting governors & minister,advisers etc they now want to send Borno youths to the grave yards .
Let no junkie say What has Ebele got to do with this nonsence because it carries his signature!!

Allah ya isha
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by In2systemsTech(m): 2:03pm On Sep 29, 2013
Good move... It takes an insider to remove an inside wound... They will be able to achieve a lot with the assistance of the JTF
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Godjone(m): 2:05pm On Sep 29, 2013
Somtıng ıs mıssıng here! Wunt they be armed? Abı dey won carry bare hand fıght thıs bad guys? Oya go buy arm for them fast fast
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by SBJoji(m): 2:05pm On Sep 29, 2013
I pray it shall be well, long live our dearest state
Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by adejodan(m): 2:07pm On Sep 29, 2013
Why are they associating and using the NYSC permanent orientation ground? It will now seem as if it's a collaboration between Borno State Govt and NYSC which will make the terrorists target corpers. They should pleas take it easy because that was the groung I stood for my POP in 2010. #BornoHomeOfPeace undecided

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Re: Borno Trains 800 Youths For Civilian JTF by Nobody: 2:12pm On Sep 29, 2013
kabba7: Why is the Nigerian system so cruel? Sending youths to their immineth death knowing that each ĄЙd̶̲̥̅̊ every military person has been sufficiently weakened as the ATM machine nick named JTF has since ran out of cash no thanks to Mr. Jonathan ĄЙd̶̲̥̅̊ his gang of looting governors & minister,advisers etc they now want to send Borno youths to the grave yards .
Let no junkie say What has Ebele got to do with this nonsence because it carries his signature!!

Allah ya isha

The information available on BOYES is actually pretty scant. Depending on which source you believe, this paramilitary outfit is either an initiative geared toward the rehabilitation of "civilian jtf" or, alternatively, taking the fight to Boko Haram. I am confused, to be honest.


Meanwhile, Shettima while flagging of the exercise, tagged: Borno Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), Shettima said government was gradually setting a stage by training volunteer youths in collaboration with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) towards ensuring a comprehensive state policing.

The governor, who commended the youths for their effort in bringing back peace to the state capital, Maiduguri, said: “The aim of the BOYES is to ensure our youth discover or rediscover their potentials, enhance these potentials with necessary skills, indoctrinate them into having a better organised love for their fatherland, make them conscious of what goes within and around them, train them to be conscious of the security of wider civilian population without taking laws into their hands so that they can lawfully help in policing their own communities."

“These youth have demonstrated extra-ordinary courage and love for Borno State. They are like soldiers who return from the war front and should be integrated into the larger society. We are training them to be conscious of the security situation around them. We are training about 632 in the first batch and after their training we would ensure that they are properly engaged.”
This Day


In an effort to tackle unemployment and reduce crimes in Borno State, Governor Kashim Shettima has declared automatic employment for all the vigilante youths under training with the state high- powered committee on youth rehabilitation and orientation headed by the deputy governor, Alhaji zanna umar Mustapha, yesterday in Maiduguri.

Governor Shettima made the declaration when he sworn in the 800 unemployed youths drafted from the existing Civilian JTF in the state, for special training by the security operatives in collaboration with the NYSC officials and NDLEA including the military and paramilitary officials selected from various security operatives in the state for a 3-week period vigorous training.
Leadership Newspaper


The Borno State Government yesterday flagged off orientation programme for 800 youth vigilantes popularly known as civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) who are helping security agencies to hunt for Boko Haram members.

The youths are mostly from Maiduguri, Jere and Biu which have been worst affected by the insurgency.

Governor Kashim Shettima who flagged off the programme named Borno Youths Empowerment Scheme (BOYES) in Maiduguri applauded their efforts as laudable in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents.

The governor said: “Today we gathered to start what I will call the implementation of an all-inclusive blueprint that is aimed at transforming our youths into becoming more productive. By bringing together this first batch of 800 youths drawn from about 10 units within Jere, Metropolitan and 50 each from Biu, Bama, Damboa Konguga, Kaga local government areas.’’
Daily Trust


Civilian JTF

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