Friday, April 5, 2019

Borno

    Villagers expose ‘Boko Haram insurgents’ in Borno

Villagers expose ‘Boko Haram insurgents’ in Borno

Members of the Civilian JTF, a vigilante outift in the north-east, arrested four suspected insurgents in Malari village at Konduga local government area of Borno state on Wednesday.Some villagers, who identified the suspects, alerted the security group, which moved in to apprehend them.They were paraded before Kashim Shettima, governor of the state, who was on a condolence visit to the [...]

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    Troops repel Boko Haram attack on Borno village

Troops repel Boko Haram attack on Borno village

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday said its fighter jets successfully combined with ground troops to repel the latest Boko Haram attack on Bita village in Borno state.Dele Alonge, NAF's director of public relations and information, confirmed this in a statement.He said a large number of insurgents were killed in the operation, carried out by Nigerian forces in the area.Alonge [...]

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    Borno assembly reduces Shettima’s aides from 40 to 20

Borno assembly reduces Shettima’s aides from 40 to 20

The Borno state house of assembly has slashed the number of special advisers to the governor from 40 to 20.Kashim Shettima, governor of the state, had sent list of 40 nominees to the assembly, but the members approved 20.Speaking at plenary on Wednesday, Abdulkarim Lawal, the speaker, said the reduction was due to the state’s financial position, as well as [...]

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    Soldiers ‘kill two suicide bombers’ in Borno

Soldiers ‘kill two suicide bombers’ in Borno

Two suicide bombers were killed when the military repelled an attack in the Shetimari area of Borno state on Thursday.Chris Olukolade, defence spokesman, revealed this on Friday,  saying that rocket-propelled grenades and some bombs were also recovered from the insurgents.He added that over 12 rifles and a machine gun were captured from the group.Olukolade said there was an ongoing mop up operation [...]

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    ’50 killed’ in fresh Maiduguri bomb attack

’50 killed’ in fresh Maiduguri bomb attack

At least 50 people lost their lives when a bomb exploded in a busy meat market in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Tuesday.A military source told Reuters that the bomb was concealed under a butcher's table in the market.Shoppers and travellers were among those affected in the incident, which happened around 1pm.Lawal Kawu, a paramedic, said 31 charred bodies [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘kills 27’ in Maiduguri

Boko Haram ‘kills 27’ in Maiduguri

At least  27 people lost their lives while several others sustained injuries when Boko Haram insurgents struck at Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Saturday.A security source told Reuters that the first attack happened between 1: am and 2:20 am, while the other occurred around 3:00pm at a mosque in the town."A rocket launcher from Boko Haram hit a house [...]

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    Suicide bomber ‘kills 6, injures 30’ at Borno wedding

Suicide bomber ‘kills 6, injures 30’ at Borno wedding

A suicide bomber struck at the venue of a wedding in the Hawul local government area of Borno state on Friday, killing six people.Aderemi Opadokun, the state commissioner of police, confirmed the casualty figure in an interview with NAN in Maiduguri, capital of the state.Opadokun also said that about 30 people were injured during the attack.“I confirm the report on [...]

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    Feeding 500,000 IDPs is unbearable, Borno cries out

Feeding 500,000 IDPs is unbearable, Borno cries out

The Borno state government on Tuesday appealed to the national emergency management agency (NEMA) to take over the daily feeding of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the state.Alhaji Mustapha Zanna, deputy governor of the state, made the appeal while receiving a donation of relief materials worth about N7 million for the IDPs by the Nigeria Flour Mills in Maiduguri.He said [...]

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    Court orders INEC to replace PDP governorship candidate in Borno

Court orders INEC to replace PDP governorship candidate in Borno

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Peoples Democratic Party to recognise Gambo Lawan as the party’s candidate for 2015 gubernatorial election in Borno.Lawan won the primary election, which held in December, but was later replaced with Mohammed Imam.Dissatisfied, Lawan had in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1123/2014, challenged the party’s decision to [...]

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    Boko Haram member feigns madness to escape arrest

Boko Haram member feigns madness to escape arrest

A suspected Boko Haram member who feigned madness narrowly escaped arrest at Buni Yadi town in Gujba local government area of Yobe state on Tuesday.Usman Yusuf, commander of the 27 task force brigade, Damaturu, had given an order to arrest the supposedly mad man when he was sighted in one of the dilapidated buildings in the deserted town.But as soldiers advanced to [...]

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    ’12 killed’ in female suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri

’12 killed’ in female suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri

Three days after multiple bomb attacks rocked Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, a suspected female suicide bomber killed at least 12 people at Monday market, still in Maiduguri, on Tuesday.Abdulaziz Olawale, who witnessed the incident, said the attack happened around 4pm."The place was very busy. Many people were waiting to pick up taxis and some were walking down the road [...]

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    ‘INEC distributes 1.4m PVCs in Borno’

‘INEC distributes 1.4m PVCs in Borno’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has distributed about 1.4 million Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Borno state.Tommy Magbuin, public affairs officer of the commission in the state, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Maiduguri on Thursday.Magbuin said that the number represented about 70 per cent of the estimated two million registered voters in the state.He [...]

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    Boko Haram: Borno hit by ‘unprecedented fish shortage’

Boko Haram: Borno hit by ‘unprecedented fish shortage’

Insurgency in the north-eastern Nigeria has affected the fish industry, causing shortage and driving up prices after 200 vehicles loaded with fish for the state capital were detained for screening.Maiduguri has been experiencing hikes in the prices of fish for over a week, following the detainment of huge consignment of fishes meant for the city at a border town, Diffa, [...]

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    Five IDPs test positive to HIV in Maiduguri

Five IDPs test positive to HIV in Maiduguri

Five Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri have tested positive to HIV/AIDS after undergoing a screening on Wednesday.The exercise was conducted by the Business and Professional Women (BPW), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).Ismaila Watila, leader of the group, said the five persons were part of the 1,000 so far screened by the group.“We are conducting free screening for IDPs on HIV, [...]

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    Boko Haram attack ‘ordained by God’, Shettima tells victims

Boko Haram attack ‘ordained by God’, Shettima tells victims

Kashim Shettima, the governor of Borno state, has urged the residents of Maiduguri not to panic over Sunday's attack on the town by suspected insurgents but to see it as "ordained by God".Shettima, who was speaking in a statement release in Maiduguri, reassured the people that security forces were making efforts to safeguard lives and property.“Our armed forces gallantly repelled [...]

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    Military to lift Maiduguri curfew on Monday

Military to lift Maiduguri curfew on Monday

Sani Usman, the spokesman of the division 7 of the Nigerian army in Maiduguri, has said that the 24-hour curfew imposed on Maiduguri would be lifted on Monday morning.He said residents of the capital of the worst-hit state affected by the insurgency, were free to go about their business as from 6 am on Monday.“Please be informed that the curfew [...]

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