Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Borno

    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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    Insurgents killed as air force destroys Boko Haram camp in Borno

Insurgents killed as air force destroys Boko Haram camp in Borno

The Nigerian air force says its air task force (ATF) of operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram camp in Ngwuri Gana, Borno.Ibikunle Daramola, director of public relations and information of NAF, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He said the operation was carried out on Monday.Daramola said insurgents were also neutralised in the operation, which [...]

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    ‘Scores of insurgents’ killed in foiled Boko Haram attack in Borno

‘Scores of insurgents’ killed in foiled Boko Haram attack in Borno

The Nigerian army says scores of insurgents were killed in a foiled Boko Haram attack in Arege area of Borno state.Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, said the insurgents ambushed troops in the area on Friday.He said the attack was repelled and some of the insurgents escaped with various degrees of injury.“Unfortunately, six soldiers sustained various degrees of injury and are currently [...]

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    ‘I’m in this race to the end’ — Borno guber aspirant denies dumping APC

‘I’m in this race to the end’ — Borno guber aspirant denies dumping APC

Idris Mamman-Durkwa, a Borno All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, says reports of his defection is a ploy to deny him the party's ticket.Mamman-Durkwa had accused the APC-led Borno government of denying him access to the party's delegates expected to participate in the primary election.“I have earlier drawn the attention of the general public to the underhand tactics deploy to [...]

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    Army denies ‘killing of 30 soldiers’ by Boko Haram (updated)

Army denies ‘killing of 30 soldiers’ by Boko Haram (updated)

At least 30 soldiers were reportedly killed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military base in Zari, Borno state.They were said to have stormed the area in trucks on Thursday, overrunning the military base and sacking the entire village.Twenty soldiers were injured in the incident, sources told Daily Trust.The soldiers were said to have withdrawn following the heavy assault while [...]

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    ’63 killed’ as Boko Haram hits Borno village

’63 killed’ as Boko Haram hits Borno village

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed 63 people in Malari, a village in Borno state.An aid worker at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Monguno, a town in Borno, disclosed this to Reuters.The aid worker said hundreds of survivors from villages in the area have fled to the IDP camp.Abatcha Umar, a witness, said the attack took place in [...]

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    Air force jet bombs Boko Haram hideout in Borno

Air force jet bombs Boko Haram hideout in Borno

The Nigerian air force says its troops have conducted a successful attack on a Boko Haram hideout in Daban Masara, Borno state.In a statement issued Saturday, Ibikunle Daramola, NAF spokesman, said the operation was carried out by troops of the air task force (ATF) of operation Lafiya Dole.He said the insurgents were attacked while gathering for a meeting within the [...]

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    Army ‘repels’ Boko Haram attack in Borno

Army ‘repels’ Boko Haram attack in Borno

Troops of the Nigerian army have repelled a Boko Haram attack in Dikwa, a community in Borno state.Texas Chukwu, director of army public relations, disclosed this in a statement.He said the insurgensts attempted to enter Dikwa through the eastern end of the town but were intercepted by the troops.“Some of the terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds from their superior firepower, [...]

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    Troops kill six insurgents, rescue 33 captives in Borno

Troops kill six insurgents, rescue 33 captives in Borno

Troops on clearance operations have neutralised six Boko Haram terrorists in Damboa and Bama local government areas of Borno.The troops also rescued 33 persons from the terrorists, including eight men, 12 women and 13 children.Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, who disclosed the development in a statement, said the rescued victims had been profiled and handed over to “appropriate authority".Chukwu said six [...]

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    Suicide bombers killed in Borno military barracks

Suicide bombers killed in Borno military barracks

Two female suicide bombers died on Wednesday night while attempting to infiltrate 333 artillery military hangout in Maiduguri, Borno state.Edet Okon, police public relations officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.Okon said one of the bombers was gunned down by soldiers while trying to buy a ticket to gain entrance into Mammy market, where soldiers socialise, while [...]

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    It’s safe to return home, Buratai assures Borno IDPs

It’s safe to return home, Buratai assures Borno IDPs

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has called on internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno north to return home.Speaking on Saturday at the inauguration of nine gunboats for the task force detachment at Baga, he told the IDPs their communities are now safe and secured.He urged residents in the area to leverage on the deployment of ‘Operation Last Hold’ to [...]

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    Suicide bomber kills one, injures four in Borno

Suicide bomber kills one, injures four in Borno

A suicide bomber killed a member of the civilian joint task force, a vigilante at a military checkpoint in Baga, Borno state, on Monday.Bello Danbatta, spokesman for the joint task force (JTF), told TheCable that four people sustained injuries from the attack that was targeted at a Muslim assembly.The spokesman said those who sustained injuries have since been taken to [...]

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