Friday, February 24, 2017

Borno

    Two children die in fire outbreak at Borno IDP camp

Two children die in fire outbreak at Borno IDP camp

Two children have died in an outbreak of fire at an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Jere local government area of Borno state.The camp is located few kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.According to witnesses, the flame spread quickly because the tents were erected with dried stalk - a highly combustible material.At least 400 families reportedly lost their homes [...]

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    Shettima: Boko Haram killed 100,000 people, displaced over 2 million

Shettima: Boko Haram killed 100,000 people, displaced over 2 million

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, says 100,000 people have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency.Speaking at the 2017 edition of Murtala Muhammed memorial lecture in Abuja on Monday, Shettima said more than two million people - mostly women and children have also been displaced by the crisis in the northeast.He said property worth $9bn has been destroyed as well.“The [...]

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    7 soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

7 soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

The Nigeria army on Friday said some members of  Boko Haram killed seven of its men in an ambush on Ajiri-Dikwa road in Borno state.Kingsley Samuel, deputy director, army public relations seventh division, who disclosed this in a statement, said 19 other soldiers were wounded in the attack.However, he added that troops killed many of the insurgents.“Troops of Operation Lafiya [...]

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    350 Borno mosques offer special prayers for Buhari

350 Borno mosques offer special prayers for Buhari

Imams in about 350 Jumma'at mosques across Borno state on Friday led thousands of worshipers to offer special prayers for the full recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on vacation in the UK.There are 542 Jumma'at mosques in the state but only 350 are estimated to be operating due to security situation in the state.The prayers were based on a [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘killed 75′ NSCDC officers in 2016

Boko Haram ‘killed 75′ NSCDC officers in 2016

The Borno state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday said Boko Haram insurgents killed 75 of its officers in 2016.Ibrahim Abdullahi (pictured), commandant of the corps, said 15 officers were also declared missing in the previous year.Abdullahi said the NSCDC headquarters rendered assistance to the families who were bereaved by the attacks.He explained that [...]

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    Shettima to military: If my children have links to Boko Haram, don’t spare them

Shettima to military: If my children have links to Boko Haram, don’t spare them

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, says anyone with links to Boko Haram must face justice.Shettima said this in a state broadcast on Friday.He said he had told security agencies not to spare even his children if they were found to have links to the insurgents.“I know that majority of you, the good people of Borno state; have remained sincerely committed [...]

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    Boko Haram: 3 Chadians arrested at Borno military checkpoint

Boko Haram: 3 Chadians arrested at Borno military checkpoint

The Nigerian army on Thursday said it had arrested three Chadians for their alleged links to the Boko Haram sect.According to Lucky Irabor, theater commander, operation Lafiya Dole, the suspects were arrested at a check point in Damasak, Borno state.“On January 26, at about 17:45 hours, three Chadians were arrested at a check point in Damasak after a mobile phone [...]

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    Slain prof’s brother writes Shekau: You’ve earned residency in the deepest hell

Slain prof’s brother writes Shekau: You’ve earned residency in the deepest hell

Usman Abbas, brother of Aliyu Mani, a professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) – who was killed in the first suicide attack on the institution – has written an explosive letter to Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect.Abbas described Shekau as a "filthy, satanic, useless and lost soul", saying he can never "smell heaven".He said [...]

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    Maiduguri residents celebrate ‘return of peace’

Maiduguri residents celebrate ‘return of peace’

Residents of Maiduguri, capital of Borno, converged on Ramat Square, on Wednesday, to celebrate the momentary return of peace to their locality.The event had in attendance officials of the state government in attendance as well as top military commanders.Speaking at the occasion, Leo Irabor, theater commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, assured the people of the continuous support of the military.He [...]

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    Soldier bags 7-year jail sentence for killing civilian in Borno

Soldier bags 7-year jail sentence for killing civilian in Borno

A general court martial (GCM) of the Nigerian Army, has sentenced Hassan Adamu, a lance corporal, to seven years imprisonment, after finding him guilty of manslaughter.Olusegun Adeniyi, a brigadier general, announced the sentence at a sitting in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Wednesday.Adamu, a driver, was said to have shot one Umar Alka to death, following a disagreement at the [...]

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    Army arrests two Borno politicians over alleged links to Boko Haram

Army arrests two Borno politicians over alleged links to Boko Haram

Two prominent politicians in Borno state and a traditional ruler have been arrested by the army over suspected links to Boko Haram insurgents.The names of the politicians are being withheld but TheCable understands that they are close associates of an APC governor.The traditional ruler is the first son of another prominent ruler in the state.The army previously arrested a council [...]

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    Boko Haram kills police officer in Borno

Boko Haram kills police officer in Borno

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect ambushed a police convoy along Kubwa highway in Damboa local government area of Borno state, on Tuesday, killing a police officer.A source confirmed the attack to TheCable, saying it happened around 2:15pm.Four officers, who were said to have sustained injuries in the incident, are receiving treatment at the University of Maiduguri teaching hospital.The [...]

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    Borno council chairman linked to BH ‘also diverted IDPs foodstuff’

Borno council chairman linked to BH ‘also diverted IDPs foodstuff’

A Maiduguri high court has adjourned till February 9 hearing in the case of Shettima  Maina, chairman of Mafa LGA, charged with diverting food items meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs).He is to stand trial along with two other suspects.Maina could not be produced in court on Tuesday as he had been arrested by the military over alleged links to Boko [...]

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    ALERT: Homosexuals ‘rampantly molesting’ children in Maiduguri

ALERT: Homosexuals ‘rampantly molesting’ children in Maiduguri

Several residents of Maiduguri, in Borno state, have lamented the increasing rate of children being molested by homosexuals.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday reported that homosexuality had become rampant in Maiduguri.Bashir Shuwa, a resident of 707 quarters in Maiduguri, said that anal sex had taken centre stage in the town."Recent events in Maiduguri have brought to the fore some disturbing [...]

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    Borno govt brands TheCable’s IDP investigation a ‘malicious, cock and bull story’

Borno govt brands TheCable’s IDP investigation a ‘malicious, cock and bull story’

Mohammed Bashir Shuwa, senior special assistant to Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, says TheCable’s undercover investigation on the sufferings of IDPs is a “misleading, vicious, malicious, cock and bull story”.In November, ‘Fisayo Soyombo, multiple award-winning investigative journalist, spent eight days in Borno working undercover as a humanitarian agent, and succeeded in gaining access to public officials in charge of [...]

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    Two die in failed suicide attack on mosque near Maiduguri

Two die in failed suicide attack on mosque near Maiduguri

Two people have died in an attempt to bomb a congregation of Muslim worshippers in Dalori, a community on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state.The attack which occurred at 5:40am on Tuesday killed a suspected child suicide bomber and a male security guard who prevented the killer from gaining access into the mosque.“When the security guard overpowered the child suicide [...]

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