Monday, September 10, 2018

Borno

    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entire village.Twenty soldiers were injured in the incident, sources told Daily Trust.The soldiers were said to have withdrawn following the heavy assault while [...]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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    70-year-old killed in stampede at Borno IDP camp

70-year-old killed in stampede at Borno IDP camp

A 70-year- old man was killed while two persons sustained injuries at an internally displaced persons camps (IDPs) in Borno state.At a press conference in the state on Tuesday, Yabawa Kolo, chairperson of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), confirmed the incident, saying it happened during breaking of fast at the camp.Kolo said the displaced person died while trying to access [...]

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    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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