Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Adamawa

    Boko Haram raids Adamawa villages — 5th attack in two weeks

Boko Haram raids Adamawa villages — 5th attack in two weeks

Boko Haram insurgents on Monday attacked and razed Muduvu and Nyibango villages in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state.The attack is coming few days after similar ones in Ghumbili and Mildu villages of the council.Yusuf Muhammed, chairman of Madagali local government council, told NAN that the attacks lasted between 11pm and 12 midnight.He said the recent attack was the [...]

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    Boko Haram’s new tactic is to ‘disguise as epileptic patients to blow up people’

Boko Haram’s new tactic is to ‘disguise as epileptic patients to blow up people’

The Adamawa state government says Boko Haram insurgents have deployed a tactic of pretending to be epileptic patients to blow up unsuspecting people who rush at them to render assistance.Speaking with journalists on Sunday, Ahmad Sajoh, the state's commissioner for information, said the government had begun awareness campaigns so that residents of the state do not fall victims to the [...]

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    Explosion kills two children in Adamawa

Explosion kills two children in Adamawa

Two children lost their lives while five others were injured in an explosion in Fadaman-Rake village, Adamawa state, on Thursday.According to NAN, Haliru Lala, chairman of Hong local government, on Friday confirmed the incident.He said that some children playing by the roadside were given a polythene bag containing explosives, which was later detonated by an unknown person passing by in a car."In [...]

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    EXTRA: Butchers’ election causes meat scarcity in Yola

EXTRA: Butchers’ election causes meat scarcity in Yola

Many households in Yola, Adamawa state capital, faced scarcity of fresh meat within the weekend as butchers abandoned abattoirs to elect officers for their union.According to NAN, the butchers abandoned the abattoirs and trooped to Lamido Cinema, Yola, venue of the election.More than 150 cattle, goats and sheep are slaughter daily at the Yola abattoir, which was deserted.One of the [...]

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    Israeli embassy offers scholarship to children in Adamawa IDP camps

Israeli embassy offers scholarship to children in Adamawa IDP camps

The Israeli embassy in Nigeria has offered academic scholarship to some of the children in internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Adamawa state.Tony Obiechina, the embassy's senior media and political officer, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.He said the scholarship will be extended to the 225 kids participating in the ongoing football competition in the camp.Obiechina said the [...]

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    Girls are sexually harassed at Adamawa checkpoint, lawmaker cries out

Girls are sexually harassed at Adamawa checkpoint, lawmaker cries out

Abdulrahman Abubakar, a member of the house of representatives, (Adamawa-APC), on Tuesday, alleged that security personnel at checkpoints in the north-east sexually harass girls under the guise of conducting checks.Abubakar made the allegation while moving a motion on the need to investigate the activities of security personnel at the checkpoint along the Yola-Girei road in Adamawa.He said the checkpoint was [...]

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    15 killed as truck conveying cows plunges into river in Adamawa

15 killed as truck conveying cows plunges into river in Adamawa

At least fifteen persons lost their lives when a truck conveying cows and passengers lost control and fell into a river in Adamawa state.Adegoke Adetunji, Adamawa sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed this to NAN, saying the incident happened on Sunday.Adetunji said before the arrival of the FRSC, the victims had been evacuated to the Federal [...]

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    Court jails Ngilari, ex-Adamawa gov, gives him option of selecting prison

Court jails Ngilari, ex-Adamawa gov, gives him option of selecting prison

A Yola high court on Monday sentenced James Ngilari, former governor of Adamawa state, to five years in prison without the option of fine.Nathan Musa, the presiding judge, said Ngilari would serve the sentence in the prison of his choice in the country “but for now he should start with Yola prison.”Ngilari was found guilty of the corruption charge filed [...]

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    Mubi Polytechnic recovering from Boko Haram attack, admits 4,600 students

Mubi Polytechnic recovering from Boko Haram attack, admits 4,600 students

The Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa is steadily recovering from the Boko Haram attack of 30 months ago.The institution has matriculated 4,600 students for its 2016/2017 academic session. [...]

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    HURRAY! NYSC orientation back in Adamawa after 3-year break

HURRAY! NYSC orientation back in Adamawa after 3-year break

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has resumed orientation of corp members in Adamawa state, after a three-year suspension caused by the Boko Haram insurgency.The last orientation was held in Adamawa in March 2013.Speaking to Tuesday in Yola, Mohammed Abubakar, state coordinator of NYSC, said 2, 500 corps members were deployed to the state.“Registration of corp members started this Tuesday [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ in fresh bomb blast in Adamawa

‘Many killed’ in fresh bomb blast in Adamawa

Several people have been killed in an early-morning bomb blast in Madagali town in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state.A witness, who simply identified himself as Baba, said the blast occurred near a checkpoint at the entrance of the town.“We heard three blasts near the checkpoint where people gathered to be screened before entering the town as you know [...]

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    2 missing policemen found dead

2 missing policemen found dead

The Adamawa state command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that the two mobile policemen declared missing on Sunday following an attack on three villages in Demsa local government area of the state have been found dead.Othman Abubakar, the command’s spokesman, told NAN in Yola on Monday that the men were found drowned in a river.“They were found dead; [...]

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    Three female suicide bombers shot dead in Adamawa

Three female suicide bombers shot dead in Adamawa

Three suspected female suicide bombers were on Wednesday killed before they could enter a market in Gulak, headquarters of Madagali local government in Adamawa state.Yusuf Mohammed, chairman of the local government, confirmed the development, saying vigilantes sighted the suspected bombers from a distance.He said the vigilantes, who were on patrol around the Bakin Dutse area, ordered the suspects to stop, but [...]

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    Army ‘repels’ Boko Haram attack in Adamawa

Army ‘repels’ Boko Haram attack in Adamawa

The Nigerian army on Tuesday said its men repelled an early-morning attack by fleeing Boko Haram insurgents on Dar village in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state.Yusuf Mohammed, chairman of Madagali local government, said the attack was contained by the prompt response of security operatives in the areas.He lauded the efforts of security agencies and local vigilantes, and called [...]

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    Christian donates mosque to Muslims in Adamawa

Christian donates mosque to Muslims in Adamawa

Martins Babale, deputy governor of Adamawa state, has donated a Juma’at Mosque to Dalasum community in Toungo local government area of the state.While the presenting the mosque on Wednesday, Babale said the measure was an effort to boost peaceful co-existence among the diverse communities in the state.Babale said he built the mosque to promote peaceful co-existence among the local communities [...]

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There’ll be no IDP camp in Adamawa by Jan, says dep gov

The Adamawa state government says it will close all internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the state in January 2017.Martins Babale, deputy governor of the state, made this known while briefing journalists in Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday.Babale said the administration was not happy with the continuous existence of IDPs in camps across the state.“We will take steps, including [...]

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