Saturday, May 26, 2018

Borno

    My sons in the bush will surrender, says ‘Mama Boko Haram’

My sons in the bush will surrender, says ‘Mama Boko Haram’

Aisha Wakil, better known as ‘Mama Boko Haram’, says members of the Boko Haram insurgent group will surrender to the federal government.Wakil said this on Saturday during a fundraising for Complete Care Aid Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), she founded.The NGO caters for victims of insurgency in the north-east.Referring to the insurgents as her sons, Wakil said they would come [...]

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    Boko Haram hits Maiduguri again

Boko Haram hits Maiduguri again

A suicide bomber has attacked a residential area in the Jidarri Polo axis of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.Baa-na  Shetimma, a resident, disclosed this to TheCable on Friday night.He said the attack, which happened around 9pm has sparked tension in the town"There are dead bodies in front of my house as I speak to you," he told TheCable on the telephone.Shetimma [...]

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    Police: How Boko Haram injured two of our officers in Borno

Police: How Boko Haram injured two of our officers in Borno

The Borno state police command has explained how two of its men sustained injuries in a Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri on Thursday.TheCable had reported that a suicide bomber hit an armoured personnel carrier of the police, injuring two officers.In a statement on Friday, Edet Okon, spokesman of the command, said the insurgents fired sporadically and detonated the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on [...]

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    Boko Haram bombs Maiduguri, injures two policemen

Boko Haram bombs Maiduguri, injures two policemen

Two policemen sustained injuries after a male suicide bomber struck in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Thursday night.The attack happened hours after the insurgents engaged security operatives in a gun battle.Boko Haram had attempted to infiltrate the ancient city but they were repelled by a combined team of soldiers, air force and policemen.The two officers who were injured in the [...]

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    Soldiers, Boko Haram fighters exchange gunfire in Maiduguri

Soldiers, Boko Haram fighters exchange gunfire in Maiduguri

There is currently a serious gun battle between suspected members of the Boko Haram sect and the military in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.Zainab Kamali, a resident told TheCable, that the insurgents struck in Jidari Polo area of the metropolitan city around 5pm on Thursday."We were forced to abandon our homes for the bush... there's serious confusion," she told TheCable via telephone.Another [...]

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    Police avert suicide bomb attack in Bama

Police avert suicide bomb attack in Bama

The police in Borno say they have foiled a suicide bomb attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents in Bama town, Bama local government area of the state.Edet Okon, the police public relations officer for Borno state, said this on Tuesday in a statement in Maiduguri.He said the three suicide bombers were neutralised by policemen on guard in the area.Okon said: [...]

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    Boko Haram bombs Bama mosque, kills five

Boko Haram bombs Bama mosque, kills five

At least five persons have been killed in a Boko Haram attack in Bama, a town in Borno state.Many worshipers also sustained injuries in the attack which happened around 5:30am.Ali Abacha, an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), confirmed the incident to TheCable, saying it was a suicide attack.Abacha said two female bombers sneaked into the [...]

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    Three killed in fresh cholera outbreak in Borno

Three killed in fresh cholera outbreak in Borno

At least three persons have been killed in a fresh outbreak of cholera in Kukawa local government area of Borno state, Haruna Mshelia, commissioner for health, has said.Mshelia made the disclosure when Tedros Ghebrayesus, director-general, World Health Organisation (WHO), visited the WHO’s emergency and response centre on Friday in Maiduguri.He said about 700 cases of cholera were recorded in Baga, Doron [...]

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    ’15 killed, 55 injured’ in fresh Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

’15 killed, 55 injured’ in fresh Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

Not less than 15 persons are feared dead and 55 others injured in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Bale Galtimari village in Jere local government area of Borno.NAN reports that echoes from sporadic gunshots and multiple explosions, which lasted for hours on Sunday night, were heard from the outskirts of the city. Bale community is about 20 kilometres [...]

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    Three suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri

Three suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says three suicide bombers were killed at Muna area of Maiduguri, Borno state, on Friday.Four powerful explosions rocked the ancient city between 9pm and 9:30 pm, sending terrifying echoes to many parts of the town.Bashir Garga, NEMA’s northeast zonal coordinator, who confirmed the incident, said the blast occurred outside the town.Garga disclosed that the [...]

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    Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama highway 30 months after closure

Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama highway 30 months after closure

The Nigerian army has reopened the Maiduguri-Bama-Banki international highway in Borno state. Rogers Nicholas, the theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, announced this on Saturday at the inauguration of the highway in Maiduguri.Nicholas said the road was certified safe for public use following the successes recorded in the ongoing clearance operation in the war against insurgency.He said: “Today marks another remarkable event [...]

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    UN resumes humanitarian efforts in Rann but aid workers ‘won’t stay overnight’

UN resumes humanitarian efforts in Rann but aid workers ‘won’t stay overnight’

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has announced the resumption of humanitarian operations in Rann town, Borno.The UN relief wing said the resumption of aid operations in the community followed several security assessments by the UN and non-governmental organisations.The UN had on March 2 suspended aid operations and withdrew its workers from Rann after suspected [...]

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    Police: Boko Haram planning massive bomb attacks in Maiduguri

Police: Boko Haram planning massive bomb attacks in Maiduguri

The Borno state police command says Boko Haram is planning to attack Maiduguri, capital of the state, with vehicles primed with improvised explosive device (IED).Ahmed Bello, an assistant commissioner of police, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Bello said the attack was beng coordinated by dislodged Boko Haram from Sambisa forest.He said security forces have adequately deployed resources to counter and [...]

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    Identical twins arrested for malpractice during UTME

Identical twins arrested for malpractice during UTME

Identical twins have been arrested for alleged examination malpractice in Maiduguri, Borno state.They were arrested after one of them tried to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) at the University of Maiduguri.Speaking with NAN, Babagana Gutti, chief examiner officer in the state, said the brothers tricked invigilators and security personnel to gain entrance to the centre.Gutti explained that [...]

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    Humanitarian operations in Rann remain suspended, says UN

Humanitarian operations in Rann remain suspended, says UN

The United Nations says the suspension of humanitarian operations in Rann, Borno state, is still in force.On March 2, the UN announced the suspension following an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in the area.At least eight persons were killed in the incident, including three aid workers while a nurse was abducted.The UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs (UN-OCHA) [...]

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    Suicide bomber kills three civilian JTF members in Maiduguri

Suicide bomber kills three civilian JTF members in Maiduguri

At least three members of the civilian joint task force (CJTF) were killed and 17 other persons injured in a  suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri, Borno state, on Monday night.Joseph Kwaji, police public relations officer, said the incident occurred at about 8:30pm at Muna Delti area in the outskirt of Maiduguri.Kwaji disclosed that a male suicide bomber riding a bicycle [...]

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