Thursday, December 14, 2017

Borno

    ’10 killed’ as troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno

’10 killed’ as troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday repelled a violent attack by the Boko Haram insurgents at Mainok community in Kaga local government area of Borno.According to NAN, the troops engaged the insurgents in a gun battle at Mainok, about 73 kilometres drive from Maiduguri.Mainok is one of the liberated communities rehabilitated by the government. The town recorded a high [...]

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    Army repels Boko Haram attack in Borno, ‘three insurgents killed’

Army repels Boko Haram attack in Borno, ‘three insurgents killed’

Nigerian troops on Saturday killed three suspected Boko Haram insurgents at Gajibo village in Dikwa local government area of Borno state.Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director, army public relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, made this known in a statement issued in Maiduguri.Nwachukwu said the troops killed three insurgents when a group of terrorists attempted to attack Gajibo community on Thursday.He [...]

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    16,000 living with HIV in Borno died ‘because of Boko Haram’

16,000 living with HIV in Borno died ‘because of Boko Haram’

The Borno chapter of the Network of Persons Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWAN), says more than 16, 000 members of the organisation have died in the past three years in Borno.Speaking with journalists on Saturday, Hassan Mustapha, its chairman, explained that the victims died because of the activities of Boko Haram, which made it difficult for patients [...]

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    Two killed in Boko Haram attack in Adamawa

Two killed in Boko Haram attack in Adamawa

Yusuf Muhammed, chairman, Madagali local government area of Adamawa, said two persons were killed and many injured in Wanu village by Boko Haram.Mohammed told NAN on Thursday in Yola said that the attackers invaded the village Wednesday night."Again, yesterday night, Boko Haram attacked Wanu Community in Gulak ward, killed two persons and injured many," he said."Also during the attack, the [...]

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    Osinbajo represents Buhari at Kenyatta’s inauguration

Osinbajo represents Buhari at Kenyatta’s inauguration

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is attending the second term inauguration of  President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi, Kenya.Laolu Akande, presidential spokesman, said in a statement that Osinbajo would be representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the event.According to the  statement, Osinbajo who left Abuja late Monday,  is expected back in Abuja later today.Khadija Ibrahim, foreign affairs minister of state, is said to have [...]

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    Stray bullet kills 5-year-old boy in Boko Haram attack

Stray bullet kills 5-year-old boy in Boko Haram attack

A 5-year old boy was on Saturday killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Magumeri town, headquarters of Magumeri local government area of Borno.Wakil Malam-Tawu, secretary to the council, told NAN on Sunday that the boy was killed by a stray bullet.Malam-Tawu said two women and a teenager also sustained gunshot injuries in the Saturday night attack.He explained [...]

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    Police: Six killed in Borno bomb attacks

Police: Six killed in Borno bomb attacks

Six persons have died in bomb attacks which occurred early Saturday in Jere local government area of Borno state, the police have confirmed.Victor Isukwu, the state’s police command public relations officer, said two Boko Haram female suicide bombers detonated IED vests in the outskirts of Alakaramtii village, killing themselves in the process.He also said two other bombers carried out an [...]

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    UPDATED: 18 killed in multiple bomb attacks in Maiduguri

UPDATED: 18 killed in multiple bomb attacks in Maiduguri

The police in Borno have said 18 persons were killed in multiple suicide bomb attacks at Muna Gari community in Konduga local government area of Maiduguri.TheCable had earlier learnt that the attacks, two of which took place at a mosque, left 23 people injured.Four suicide bombers detonated improvised explosive devices (IED) in the community on Wednesday evening.Bello Danbatta, the spokesperson of the [...]

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    Troops dislodge Boko Haram fighters, seize arms

Troops dislodge Boko Haram fighters, seize arms

Troops carrying out mop-up operations in the north-east recorded yet another massive success when they cleared insurgents from hideouts in areas such as Talata, Ajigin, Mangzum, Abagajiri, Kafa, Dusula, Buk, Malumti and Abulam, all in Borno state.The troops also recovered a large cache of ammunition and a tank in one of the villages.Though the ammunition were immediately taken away, the [...]

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    Four suicide bombers killed, six farmers injured in Maiduguri

Four suicide bombers killed, six farmers injured in Maiduguri

Six farmers sustained injuries while four female suicide bombers were killed in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Tuesday.Victor Isuku, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, disclosed the incident to NAN in a telephone interview.Isuku said it happened around about 8:30am in Tomsu Ngamdu community on the outskirts of Maiduguri.He said one of the suicide bombers detonated her explosive near [...]

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    Bomb goes off outside Borno NDLEA headquarters

Bomb goes off outside Borno NDLEA headquarters

A suspected suicide bomber struck outside the headquarters of the Borno state command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday.The command is located in the Muna area of Maiduguri, the state capital.A source told TheCable that two female suicide bombers were responsible for the attack. The source said only one was able to detonate her explosive before security operatives [...]

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    2019: Elections ‘must not hold’ in IDP camps

2019: Elections ‘must not hold’ in IDP camps

The National Forum of Democrats (NDF), a civil society group, says on no account should elections take place in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps.At a press conference in Kaduna on Saturday, Gambo Dambata, leader of the group, said some politicians were planning to use IDP camps as “rigging spots”.Dambata said the architects of this plot plan to generate a security [...]

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    Ndume: Borno assembly member made me angry but I didn’t slap him

Ndume: Borno assembly member made me angry but I didn’t slap him

The Borno state house of assembly has accused Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno central, of slapping Bukar Daja-Ali, one of its members.The house on Thursday alleged that Ndume slapped the lawmaker — Bukar Daja-Ali — at a political meeting in Maiduguri.In a petition to the inspector general of police, Abdulkareem Lawal, the speaker, said the house had resolved to suspend [...]

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    Suicide bombers kill 18 in Borno — despite ‘improvement of security’

Suicide bombers kill 18 in Borno — despite ‘improvement of security’

Three suspected suicide bombers have killed at least 18 people and wounded 13 in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.A female bomber is said to have blown herself at Muna garage killing fishermen, food sellers and passengers heading to Budum area in the state capital.The incident which reportedly occurred at 8pm on Sunday, made shop owners flee the scene.Also, two other [...]

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    Troops kill three Boko Haram fighters in Borno

Troops kill three Boko Haram fighters in Borno

The Nigerian army says its troops killed three Boko Haram insurgents in Dikwa local government area of Borno state.In a statement on Saturday, Sani Kukasheka Usman, director army public relations, said the insurgents had laid ambush for a military patrol team at the village on Friday.Usman said the troops repelled the attack, killed three insurgents and recovered ammunition from the [...]

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    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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