Thursday, November 15, 2018

Borno

    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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    Buratai launches investigation into ‘extortion’ by soldiers

Buratai launches investigation into ‘extortion’ by soldiers

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has launched an investigation into alleged extortion of motorists by soldiers on the Maiduguri-Gamboru Ngala road in Borno state.Sani Usman, director of army public relations, in a statement on Sunday, said the order resulted from complaints made by a certain “DanBorno” as he is known on Twitter.According to Usman, DanBorno said soldiers allegedly collect [...]

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    Four killed as Boko Haram attacks UN team in Borno

Four killed as Boko Haram attacks UN team in Borno

Four persons were killed and food trucks hijacked when suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy in Ngala, Borno state.The attack, which happened during the weekend, is the latest in the region as the conflict with Boko Haram nears its ninth year.“WFP can confirm that a convoy escorted by the Nigerian military including [...]

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    ’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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