Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Borno

    Boko Haram ambushes police convoy, kills two officers, ’57 missing’

Boko Haram ambushes police convoy, kills two officers, ’57 missing’

At least 57 policemen fled while two were killed when suspected Boko Haram insurgents ambushed their convoy in the Damboa area of Borno state, on Tuesday.An officer who witnessed the attack said his colleagues who took cover were yet to be found.He said men from men of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) deployed to rescue the officers have not been [...]

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    Borno fire service has 60 trucks but just one driver

Borno fire service has 60 trucks but just one driver

The Borno state fire service says it has 60 trucks but only one driver.Ambursa Pindar, the state fire service spokesman, who disclosed this to TheCable, said about seven drivers of the service retired in December 2016, leaving only one of them on the ground.He said their resignation was a challenge to the service - in terms of responding promptly to fire [...]

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    Sporadic gunshots as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri

Sporadic gunshots as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri

There is currently tension in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, due to an attack by the Boko Haram sect.A resident of Addawari village, Jiddari-Polo area, told TheCable that the insurgents have been shooting since about 5:30pm."We have been indoors for the past two hours. Sounds of gunshot everywhere. We can't even go out to break our fast," the resident said.TheCable observed [...]

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    ’21 killed’ as Boko Haram sacks villages near Chibok

’21 killed’ as Boko Haram sacks villages near Chibok

At least 21 persons have been reportedly killed in two separate Boko Haram attacks in villages near Chibok in Borno state.Chibok Hassan, a Chibok resident, told TheCable that attacks happened on Sunday and Wednesday.He said the insurgents first struck at Kaya, a village 27 km from Chibok, and that residents had deserted their homes.“There is no single soul remaining there (kaya)... [...]

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    Tension in Borno as Boko Haram hijacks bags of rice (updated)

Tension in Borno as Boko Haram hijacks bags of rice (updated)

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect broke loose in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Friday, hijacking bags of rice meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs).Maigari Bala, a driver, who witnessed the incident, told TheCable that the insurgents struck in the Damboa road axis of the ancient town.A source had said the truck that was attacked was conveying foodstuff of the World [...]

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    Baby found dead in UNIMAID female hostel toilet

Baby found dead in UNIMAID female hostel toilet

The corpse of a baby was discovered in the toilet of a female hostel at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) on Wednesday.According to Enyigwe Supreme Peter, a student of the university, the corpse was found in Murtala female hostel. [...]

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    Suicide bombers blow themselves up in Maiduguri

Suicide bombers blow themselves up in Maiduguri

Three suicide bombers on Wednesday killed themselves after they were intercepted by members of the civilian joint task force (JTF) in the Molai area of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.The security operatives were said to have sighted them immediately they moved out of the tricycle which brought them to the area.Victor Isuku, police spokesman, confirmed the incident, saying normalcy had been restored [...]

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    Borno residents worried over recent attacks, seek to join Boko Haram war

Borno residents worried over recent attacks, seek to join Boko Haram war

Borno residents have appealed to the military to intervene in the increased suicide bomb attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in the state.A cross section of those interviewed by the NAN in Maiduguri made the appeal on Sunday.Bakura Modu, a local hunter, said that the wave of attacks especially in Maiduguri, has created a negative impression about the current situation [...]

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    Boko Haram hits Borno military checkpoint, injures two soldiers

Boko Haram hits Borno military checkpoint, injures two soldiers

A female suicide bomber attacked a military checkpoint in the Konduga area of Borno state on Wednesday, leaving two soldiers injured.A witness told TheCable that the incident happened around 8pm.He said the bomber took the soldier unawares by pretending to be asking for his number."The soldier did not know what she was up to. She was chatting with him and [...]

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    Security agencies take control of Borno communities liberated from Boko Haram

Security agencies take control of Borno communities liberated from Boko Haram

Some security agencies have deployed their personnel back to communities in the 24 local government areas in Borno state liberated from the Boko Haram insurgent group by the military.Damian Chukwu, the state commissioner of police, told NAN in Maiduguri that his command had deployed its men in almost all the liberated communities.He said the police deployed men from different departments [...]

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    UNIMAID students push for arrest of soldier who ‘assaulted colleague’

UNIMAID students push for arrest of soldier who ‘assaulted colleague’

Some students of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) have staged a protest over the assault on a 400 level student of the institution, simply identified as Valentine.A soldier among security personnel deployed in the school had reportedly battered Valentine for wearing camouflage.Valentine, a student of public administration department in the university, narrated his encounter to TheCable.“I came out of the [...]

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    REVEALED: Boko Haram bombers targeted church holding vigil on UNIMAID campus

REVEALED: Boko Haram bombers targeted church holding vigil on UNIMAID campus

The suicide bombers that hit the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) on Saturday targeted members of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) holding a vigil on campus, TheCable has learnt.The Boko Haram insurgents had detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the school, killing a security guard, and injuring one soldier.The attack took place in the early hours of Saturday.A member of the [...]

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    Four children killed in suicide attack at Borno IDP camp

Four children killed in suicide attack at Borno IDP camp

Four children were killed in a suicide attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Konduga, Borno state, on Thursday night.A senior security personnel who spoke on the condition of anonymity to TheCable said two female Boko Haram insurgents infiltrated the camp and denoted improvised explosive devices (IED).The attack which was carried out around 11:30pm also injured six persons."Most [...]

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    Police arrest driver for ‘supplying fuel, food’ to Boko Haram insurgents

Police arrest driver for ‘supplying fuel, food’ to Boko Haram insurgents

The Borno state police command on Sunday said it had arrested Modu Mustapha, a driver, suspected to be purchasing fuel and food items for Boko Haram insurgents.Damian Chukwu, commissioner of police in the state, told NAN in Maiduguri that the suspect was arrested after a tip-off by members of the public.“The police have received information that one Modu Mustapha of Jumptilo [...]

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    AfDB commits $1m to rebuild school where Chibok girls were abducted

AfDB commits $1m to rebuild school where Chibok girls were abducted

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has committed $1 million for the rebuilding of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok, Borno state.On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents invaded the school and abducted 27 girls, while some managed to escape and others regained freedom, 195 are still in captivity.Tijjani Tumsa, vice-chairman, Presidential Committee on the North-East initiative (PCNI), disclosed the [...]

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    4 suicide bombers, vigilante die in multiple explosions in Maiduguri

4 suicide bombers, vigilante die in multiple explosions in Maiduguri

Five persons were killed while eleven others sustained injuries in suicide bomb attacks in three different locations in Maiduguri, Borno state capital on Wednesday morning.Abdulkadir Ibrahim, spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), North-East, disclosed that the affected areas were Muna Usmanti, Muna Garage and Muna Ethopia.He said the attacks were carried out around 4:11am.The dead persons include four [...]

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