Sunday, September 23, 2018

Borno

    Three killed in fresh cholera outbreak in Borno

Three killed in fresh cholera outbreak in Borno

At least three persons have been killed in a fresh outbreak of cholera in Kukawa local government area of Borno state, Haruna Mshelia, commissioner for health, has said.Mshelia made the disclosure when Tedros Ghebrayesus, director-general, World Health Organisation (WHO), visited the WHO’s emergency and response centre on Friday in Maiduguri.He said about 700 cases of cholera were recorded in Baga, Doron [...]

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    ’15 killed, 55 injured’ in fresh Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

’15 killed, 55 injured’ in fresh Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

Not less than 15 persons are feared dead and 55 others injured in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Bale Galtimari village in Jere local government area of Borno.NAN reports that echoes from sporadic gunshots and multiple explosions, which lasted for hours on Sunday night, were heard from the outskirts of the city. Bale community is about 20 kilometres [...]

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    Three suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri

Three suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says three suicide bombers were killed at Muna area of Maiduguri, Borno state, on Friday.Four powerful explosions rocked the ancient city between 9pm and 9:30 pm, sending terrifying echoes to many parts of the town.Bashir Garga, NEMA’s northeast zonal coordinator, who confirmed the incident, said the blast occurred outside the town.Garga disclosed that the [...]

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    Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama highway 30 months after closure

Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama highway 30 months after closure

The Nigerian army has reopened the Maiduguri-Bama-Banki international highway in Borno state. Rogers Nicholas, the theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, announced this on Saturday at the inauguration of the highway in Maiduguri.Nicholas said the road was certified safe for public use following the successes recorded in the ongoing clearance operation in the war against insurgency.He said: “Today marks another remarkable event [...]

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    UN resumes humanitarian efforts in Rann but aid workers ‘won’t stay overnight’

UN resumes humanitarian efforts in Rann but aid workers ‘won’t stay overnight’

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has announced the resumption of humanitarian operations in Rann town, Borno.The UN relief wing said the resumption of aid operations in the community followed several security assessments by the UN and non-governmental organisations.The UN had on March 2 suspended aid operations and withdrew its workers from Rann after suspected [...]

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    Police: Boko Haram planning massive bomb attacks in Maiduguri

Police: Boko Haram planning massive bomb attacks in Maiduguri

The Borno state police command says Boko Haram is planning to attack Maiduguri, capital of the state, with vehicles primed with improvised explosive device (IED).Ahmed Bello, an assistant commissioner of police, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Bello said the attack was beng coordinated by dislodged Boko Haram from Sambisa forest.He said security forces have adequately deployed resources to counter and [...]

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    Identical twins arrested for malpractice during UTME

Identical twins arrested for malpractice during UTME

Identical twins have been arrested for alleged examination malpractice in Maiduguri, Borno state.They were arrested after one of them tried to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) at the University of Maiduguri.Speaking with NAN, Babagana Gutti, chief examiner officer in the state, said the brothers tricked invigilators and security personnel to gain entrance to the centre.Gutti explained that [...]

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    Humanitarian operations in Rann remain suspended, says UN

Humanitarian operations in Rann remain suspended, says UN

The United Nations says the suspension of humanitarian operations in Rann, Borno state, is still in force.On March 2, the UN announced the suspension following an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in the area.At least eight persons were killed in the incident, including three aid workers while a nurse was abducted.The UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs (UN-OCHA) [...]

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    Suicide bomber kills three civilian JTF members in Maiduguri

Suicide bomber kills three civilian JTF members in Maiduguri

At least three members of the civilian joint task force (CJTF) were killed and 17 other persons injured in a  suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri, Borno state, on Monday night.Joseph Kwaji, police public relations officer, said the incident occurred at about 8:30pm at Muna Delti area in the outskirt of Maiduguri.Kwaji disclosed that a male suicide bomber riding a bicycle [...]

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    AUDIO: ‘Tell my parents I’m in trouble’ — nurse abducted in Rann speaks

AUDIO: ‘Tell my parents I’m in trouble’ — nurse abducted in Rann speaks

Hauwa Leman, the nurse abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Rann, Borno state, released a message via Whatsapp just before she was held captive.In the audio sent to one of her male friends, Leman who spoke in Hausa demanded that her parents be informed that she had been kidnapped.Running and panting, the victim said: “We are under attack in [...]

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    Troops capture ‘Boko Haram commander’, kill five insurgents

Troops capture ‘Boko Haram commander’, kill five insurgents

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno have killed five Boko Haram insurgents and captured a top commander of the group in the ongoing operation in Sambisa forest and the Lake Chad basin.Onyeama Nwachukwu, deputy director, army public relations of the operation, in a statement, said the troops also rescued three civilians and recovered vehicles and high calibre ammunition in the [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as suicide bombers hit Borno IDP camp

‘Many killed’ as suicide bombers hit Borno IDP camp

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect struck at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Dalori, Borno state, on Wednesday.A witness told TheCable that many IDPs were killed in the attack.“Soldiers have locked up the place to probably prevent another suicide bomber from gaining access,” the witness said.“I can’t say the number of those killed but I know they [...]

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    Army constructs road into heartland of Sambisa forest

Army constructs road into heartland of Sambisa forest

The Nigerian army says it has commenced road construction projects in Sambisa forest, Borno state.Sambisa forest is believed to be the hideout of Boko Haram terrorists and where the abducted Chibok girls are being held captive.Sani Kukasheka, director, army director, said the development is part of the on-going clearance operation to dislodge remnants of the insurgent group.Kukasheka said the army [...]

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    ’12 killed, 48 injured’ in multiple attacks in Maiduguri

’12 killed, 48 injured’ in multiple attacks in Maiduguri

Twelve people have reportedly been killed while 48 sustained injuries in multiple suicide attacks in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.Abdulkadir Ibrahim, information officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the north-east, confirmed the incident to TheCable, saying it occurred around 3pm on Wednesday.Ibrahim said an emergency response team comprising NEMA, SEMA and International Committee of Red cross (ICRC), were deployed [...]

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    Teenage bomber kills father in Borno mosque (updated)

Teenage bomber kills father in Borno mosque (updated)

A teenage suicide bomber killed 11 people, including his biological father, at a mosque in Gamboru, Borno state.TheCable learnt that the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday.Lawan Abba, a resident of Gamboru, told NAN that 10 persons were killed and six others sustained injuries in the attack.Abba disclosed that the suicide bomber sneaked into a crowded mosque while [...]

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    Army ‘rescues’ 700 Boko Haram captives in Borno

Army ‘rescues’ 700 Boko Haram captives in Borno

The military has reportedly rescued 700 persons from Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.Timothy Antigha, deputy director, army public relations, 8 division, said the women gave birth at a military holding facility in Monguno local government area of the state.Antigha said over 700 persons abducted by Boko Haram insurgents had escaped from their captors and received by the 242 battalion, [...]

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