Sunday, June 16, 2019

Borno

    Tension over gunshots in Maiduguri

Tension over gunshots in Maiduguri

Residents in the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state capital, fled towards different directions on Sunday following indiscriminate shooting by some soldiers.The situation forced many women, children and elderly people in Damboa road and Polo general area to scamper for safety.Residents told NAN that they started hearing gunshots around 3pm, though unsure if soldiers were test-firing equipment.Haruna Kachala, a civilian joint [...]

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    ‘Five killed, 46 injured’ in fresh suicide attack in Maiduguri

‘Five killed, 46 injured’ in fresh suicide attack in Maiduguri

Five persons were killed while 46 others sustained injuries in a suicide attack at Muna Garage in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.TheCable gathered that the tragic incident occurred on Saturday.Usman Kachala, director of rescue operations of the state management emergency agency, said two suicide bombers struck around 8pm on Saturday."The injured victims were taken to the State Specialist Hospital for medical [...]

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    Air force jets bomb Boko Haram base in Sambisa

Air force jets bomb Boko Haram base in Sambisa

The Nigerian air force’s air task force (ATF) of operation Lafiya Dole has raided and destroyed Boko Haram’s logistics base in Sambisa forest, Borno state.Ibikunle Daramola, air force director of public relations and information, said the operation was carried out on Monday.He said the operation was carried out after series of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed a resurgence [...]

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    Ex-Borno gov dumps PDP for APC, says ‘Buhari is a performer’

Ex-Borno gov dumps PDP for APC, says ‘Buhari is a performer’

Mohammed Goni, former governor of old Borno state, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Goni, who governed old Borno from 1979 to 1983, said he decamped due to the achievements of the president, particularly in the area of security.The former governor was part of the north-east delegation that met with President Buhari on [...]

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    Troops neutralise three suicide bombers in Borno village

Troops neutralise three suicide bombers in Borno village

Troops on Sunday neutralised three female suicide bombers, while on patrol around Kubtara village in Dikwa local government area of Borno.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, army public relations, on Monday said the troops also recovered one rocket propelled grenade and a suicide vest at the scene of the incident.Nwachukwu said Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, had commended the troops for [...]

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    Tragedy averted as troops disarm suicide bombers in Borno

Tragedy averted as troops disarm suicide bombers in Borno

Troops of operation Lafiya Dole have apprehended two female suicide bombers at Mushemiri village in Konduga local government area of Borno.The army said a suspected suicide bomber and her accomplice were arrested on Wednesday night while attempting to infiltrate the 222 Battalion defensive locations.It said the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) vest strapped to her body was diffused; adding that investigation [...]

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    EXTRA: Borno residents protest 24-hour electricity supply

EXTRA: Borno residents protest 24-hour electricity supply

Residents of Maiduguri, Borno state capital, have complained about the 24-hour electricity supply provided by Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC).Speaking to NAN on Tuesday, they described the 24-hour supply as a waste, saying it has caused "outrageous billings".Ibrahim Suleiman, a resident at who lives in Bolori Layout, appealed to the YEDC to reduce the supply of electricity."YEDC should go back [...]

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    Police foil attack by teenage suicide bomber in Maiduguri

Police foil attack by teenage suicide bomber in Maiduguri

Damian Chukwu, the Borno police commissioner, says a suicide bomb attack was foiled in Maiduguri on Wednesday.The police commissioner said the thwarted attack took place on the outskirts of Maiduguri.He told the NAN that a teenage female bomber made the attempt around 8:30pm.Chukwu said she tried to infiltrate a security checkpoint but was unsuccessful as security men shot at her [...]

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    Troops ‘foil’ Boko Haram attack in Borno community

Troops ‘foil’ Boko Haram attack in Borno community

Troops of operation Lafiya Dole have reportedly repelled Boko Haram insurgents’ attack at Jakana village in Kaga local government area of Borno.According to NAN, the insurgents coordinated the attack at Jakana barely 12 hours after the troops repelled them in Bama and Rann communities.The report said the troops engaged the insurgents in a gun duel to repel the attacks.A source [...]

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    Hundreds displaced as Boko Haram attacks Borno village again

Hundreds displaced as Boko Haram attacks Borno village again

The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), a faction of Boko Haram sect, attacked Gudumbali, Guzamala local government area of Borno state, on Tuesday.It is the second time in three months that the village will come under attack.The insurgents moved on the village around 7pm and engaged in a gun battle with troops of the Nigerian army stationed in the area.Hundreds [...]

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    Buhari finally reacts to killing of soldiers, calls it a national tragedy

Buhari finally reacts to killing of soldiers, calls it a national tragedy

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of soldiers in Metele village, Borno, by Boko Haram insurgents.Although the army is yet to reveal the casually figure, it is estimated that no less than 100 soldiers were killed in the attacks.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, quoted Buhari as saying immediate measures are in [...]

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    Residents flee as Boko Haram raid another community in Borno

Residents flee as Boko Haram raid another community in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents are currently engaging security operatives in a gun battle Kareto, a community in the northern part of Borno state.A source told TheCable that the insurgent invaded the community around 6pm.Suleiman Babagana, a resident, said the insurgents numbering over 100 came on motrocycles and gun trucks.He said they attacked the village and burnt many houses while many residents fled.A [...]

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    Cracks in Borno PDP as faction says guber candidate ‘can’t defeat’ APC flag bearer

Cracks in Borno PDP as faction says guber candidate ‘can’t defeat’ APC flag bearer

A coalition known as Yerwa-Oodua says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno has no candidates for the 2019 governorship and central senatorial district polls.The group is a collective of PDP members from Borno who live in Lagos, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo states.They made their position known during a press conference held on Sunday at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.Bakura [...]

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    NEMA: One killed, 65 houses razed in Borno attack

NEMA: One killed, 65 houses razed in Borno attack

The National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) says one person was killed while 65 houses razed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Bale-Shuwa community in the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno.Bashir Garga Idris, NEMA north-east zonal coordinator, confirmed the attack on Sunday.He said about 500 animals were also carted away by the insurgents.The injured victims, Garga said, have been provided with first aid and [...]

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    Women, children flee to Maiduguri as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

Women, children flee to Maiduguri as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Bale Shuwa community in Jere local government area (LGA) of Borno, forcing hundreds of residents to flee into Maiduguri, the state capital.TheCable understands that sounds of gunshot rent the air on Saturday evening while the Muslim faithful were praying.The insurgents were said to have attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri but their efforts were repelled by troops [...]

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    ‘Several killed’ as air force jets ravage Boko Haram camps

‘Several killed’ as air force jets ravage Boko Haram camps

The Nigerian air force says the air task force (ATF) of operation Lafiya Dole has neutralised several Boko Haram insurgents in air strikes it conducted at Talala, Borno state.Ibikunle Daramola, air force director of public relations and information, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.Daramola said the operation was carried out on Friday.He said the operation was prompted by credible [...]

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