An IS-linked terrorist attack has killed at least 31 members of a military patrol guarding an arsenal in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno. At the same time, the attackers seized a base and looted weapons.Fighters from the Islamic State’s West African Province, in about 20 vehicles, attacked the convoy on Sunday in the town of Mainak, on the outskirts of the regional capital, Maiduguri, killing the soldiers.
Many soldiers and civilians have died in Nigeria this year due to increased insecurity. Just a month ago, 30 army members were killed in four attacks by Islamic extremists in the country’s northeast. Source: AFP
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A teacher from a private university placed an order to buy a mobile phone at the online trading platform Daraj. He paid Rs 42,000 through credit card. Five days later, Daraj informed them that they could not deliver the mobile phone. The paid money will be returned after 10-12 days, said Daraj. During the high price of onions, another buyer ordered 5 kg of onions on another online platform. After 15 days it was informed that they will not be able to give that onion. It took several more days to return the money.
Another name for cheating is Falguni Shop.com. It is taking money from the consumers by promising to deliver various products in a short time at very low prices. In most cases, they are not giving any product to the paid consumer. The cycle of this online shop is returning the original money after about two-three months. In this way, the cycle is illegally holding the money of the customers. A buyer named Akhtaruzzaman paid Rs 39,600 to buy a laptop in December last year. This buyer is informed that the scheduled original product will be delivered within one month. It is further informed that if the product cannot be delivered, the market price of the product will be paid. But after about two months, the consumer did not get his product. When I called the hotline from time to time, a man named Pavel, the managing director of Falguni Shop.com, said that the product would not be given, the money paid would be refunded. Although they were supposed to return the market value, they did not pay any extra money for more than two months. Online shoppers say that the image of all online platforms in Bangladesh including Daraj and Evali is the same. There is no accountability anywhere. Even in the established companies, there are always allegations of counterfeit products. With many online product orders waiting day after day, delivery is not matching. Customers have to wait like crows for pilgrimage by depositing money. Trying to find out your order is not available. Call after customer care, but do not respond. Even if there is a response, the answer comes like a spoken word. There have even been recent incidents where a customer has been beaten up for going to Evali’s office to inquire about an order.
Analysts say that in developed countries, online shopping is not deducted before product delivery. When ordering, a certain amount of credit card money is withheld, then the money is deducted during product delivery. The same procedure is followed for payment of international hotel-motel reservations. The same procedure needs to be followed for online shopping in Bangladesh. It can reduce the arbitrariness of the companies and the suffering of the people. Abdul Wahed Tamal, general secretary of the Ecommerce Association of Bangladesh (ECAB), told Bangladesh Pratidin that the Ministry of Commerce has issued a digital commerce policy in the form of a notification. But there is still a draft of the standard operating procedure. It is still in process. As a result there is no goodline. So everyone is running in free style. The sooner the government gives direction, the sooner the situation will improve.