Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Borno

    Army: 10 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Borno

Army: 10 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Borno

The Nigerian army on Thursday said it killed 10 Boko Haram insurgents in clearance operations in Marte local government area of Borno.A statement issued in Maiduguri by Timothy Atigha, the spokesman of the 8 task force division, said the troops also recovered bicycles and cows from the insurgents.He also said the troops launched two separate attacks against the insurgents at [...]

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    45 victims of Maiduguri attack moved to another hospital

45 victims of Maiduguri attack moved to another hospital

At least 45 of the 82 victims of the suicide bomb attacks in the Konduga area of Borno state have been transferred from General Hospital, Konduga, to State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.Damian Chukwu, the state commissioner of police, had confirmed 16 dead and 82 injured in the attack.Chukwu said the police had visited the scene and vicinity of the attack safe and [...]

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    ‘Four killed’ as Boko Haram insurgents attack Borno community

‘Four killed’ as Boko Haram insurgents attack Borno community

No fewer than four persons were killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Wanori-Amarwa community of Konduga local government area of Borno.NAN reports that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 11pm at a village along Maiduguri-Konduga road.A witness, Idrissa Musa, said heavily armed insurgents stormed the village in the night, killed and maimed the inhabitants.Musa said the [...]

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    Borno confirms suspected case of Lassa fever

Borno confirms suspected case of Lassa fever

Haruna Mshelia, the Borno commissioner for health, on Thursday said one suspected case of Lassa fever had been reported in the state.Mshelia told journalists in Maiduguri that the case was reported in Zabarmari community of Jere local government area of the state.He said that the patient was initially quarantined but discharge after medical examinations."The patient was discharged after medical examination [...]

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    EFCC not aware of ‘raid’ on Shettima’s residence

EFCC not aware of ‘raid’ on Shettima’s residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied reports that it raided a residence of Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state.Reports had earlier surfaced on social media that operatives of the anti-graft agency as well as those of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) were raiding Shettima's residence.The reports suggested that billions of dollars were on Sunday found in [...]

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    ‘Eight killed’ in Borno suicide attack

‘Eight killed’ in Borno suicide attack

No fewer than eight persons were killed and 14 others sustained on Friday night in a suicide bomb attack in Dikwa local government area of Borno.NAN reports that the incident occurred when two female suicide bombers hit an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in the area.Rawa Modu, chairman of the council, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Maiduguri on Saturday.Modu, [...]

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    ‘Six powerful explosions’ rock Maiduguri

‘Six powerful explosions’ rock Maiduguri

Powerful multiple explosions were reported to have rocked Maiduguri, Borno state, on Tuesday night.NAN reports that at least six powerful explosions occurred between 10:45 and 11:00pm.About four explosives were said to have been detonated simultaneously while two other powerful sounds were also heard some 15 minutes later.Unlike the previous explosions, the current blast has a wide-range sound effect, sending its [...]

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    Angry youth attack rescue officials in Maiduguri

Angry youth attack rescue officials in Maiduguri

A mob on Monday attacked officials of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who were on rescue mission at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri, Borno state.The incident occurred at Londonciki-Simari area of Maiduguri, where a female suicide bomber attacked a mosque killing some worshippers, while 15 others sustained injuries.The youth, who attacked the SEMA Emergency [...]

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    Boy, 12, killed in bomb blast after being strapped with IED by Boko Haram

Boy, 12, killed in bomb blast after being strapped with IED by Boko Haram

A 12-year-old Fulani cattle breeder was killed in a bomb blast at Muna Delti area of Jere local government council of Borno state on Saturday.A witness, Grema Bana, said that the incident occurred at about 4:45pm at one of the pastoralist hamlets in the area.Bana said that the deceased and his brother were returning home after taking out the cattle [...]

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    There are no policewomen in Boko Haram captivity, says Borno command

There are no policewomen in Boko Haram captivity, says Borno command

The Borno state police command says there are no policewomen in the custody of Boko Haram insurgent group as claimed by the sect's leader Abubakar Shekau.Female police officers were reportedly abducted after Boko Haram fighters had attacked a convoy of security personnel in the Damboa area of Borno last week.Shekau had subsequently claimed in a video that the abducted women have [...]

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    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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