Friday, October 20, 2017

Borno

    Report: 1.8m Borno IDPs unwilling to return home

Report: 1.8m Borno IDPs unwilling to return home

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) says 1.8 million persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are unwilling to return to their communities in the north-east.Jan Egeland, NRC secretary-general, said this on Wednesday while presenting the report on the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs), in Maiduguri, Borno state.He said the IDPs are still concerned about security in their communities, getting new [...]

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    Protesting IDPs remanded in prison

Protesting IDPs remanded in prison

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    Police arrest IDPs over Maiduguri protest

Police arrest IDPs over Maiduguri protest

The Borno state police command has arrested some internally displaced persons (IDPs) who staged a peaceful demonstration on Sunday.The protesters demanded to return to their respective communities in Bama.The IDPs under the umbrella of Bama Initiative for Human Development (BIHD), a non-governmental organisation, opted to trek from Maiduguri, the state capital, to Bama, a journey of 75 kilometres.Muhammad Hassan, the [...]

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    IDPs ‘ready to trek back to Bama’, say they’re dying of hunger in Maiduguri

IDPs ‘ready to trek back to Bama’, say they’re dying of hunger in Maiduguri

The internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, want to return to their respective communities in Bama even if it means “trekking back” home.The IDPs staged a protest on Sunday demanding that they are allowed to go back to their communities as they have been “seriously neglected” in Maiduguri.Muhammad Hassan, chairman of the Bama Initiative for Human Development, [...]

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    ‘Seven killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp

‘Seven killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp

Seven persons were reportedly killed on Friday when Boko Haram insurgents attacked an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Gamboru Ngala local government area of Borno state.The insurgents were said to have stormed the camp in two Hilux trucks at about 11pm.Bamus Garba, an eyewitness, told TheCable that the insurgents attacked the camp from the rear, firing an RPG into [...]

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    Five killed in fresh suicide attack in Borno

Five killed in fresh suicide attack in Borno

Five people have reportedly been killed at a checkpoint of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the Muna area of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.A female suicide bomber was said to have detonated her improvised explosive device (IED) at the checkpoint.Lukman Umar, a witness, said three other female suicide bombers attempted to attack a public gathering at a commercial [...]

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    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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