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    Dapchi resident: Soldiers abandoned us after Boko Haram burnt their camp

Dapchi resident: Soldiers abandoned us after Boko Haram burnt their camp

Residents of Dapchi, Yobe state, have appealed to the federal government for urgent deployment of security personnel to the area. A resident of the town, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said since soldiers left the town after the attack that led to the burning of their camp, they never returned. TheCable reported on May 18 that Boko Haram insurgents attacked [...]

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    Report: 68 buried in Yobe LGA — in three days

Report: 68 buried in Yobe LGA — in three days

Sixty-eight persons have reportedly been buried in Potiskum local government area of Yobe state within three days. Although the deaths have not been linked to COVID-19, the unusual occurrence in the area was said to have caused apprehension among residents. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, strange deaths have been reported in various states, lately Bauchi, Kano and Jigawa The Nation quoted a cemetery worker as saying one [...]

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    Yobe lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

Yobe lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

Lawan Nguru, member representing Nguru central constituency at the Yobe house of assembly, has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement on Wednesday, the lone member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the assembly, said he had gone on isolation. He said he is in stable condition, expressing optimism that he would recover from the disease. “Presently, I am in isolation centre [...]

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    Boko Haram hits Dapchi, set houses on fire

Boko Haram hits Dapchi, set houses on fire

Boko Haram fighters are currently attacking residents of Dapchi, the Yobe town where more than 100 schoolgirls were abducted on February 19, 2018. A security source disclosed this to TheCable, saying the insurgents have burnt the houses of some residents who fled the town. "They came in many vehicles and are patrolling the town as I speak to you," the source said [...]

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    PDP loses tribunal suit for Potiskum/Nangere federal constituency seat

PDP loses tribunal suit for Potiskum/Nangere federal constituency seat

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal for Yobe sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Ibrahim-Umar Potiskum, as the member representing Potiskum/Nangere federal constituency. Delivering the judgment on Saturday, Sakwa, a member of the three-man tribunal, dismissed the petition filed by Sabo Garba of the PDP, for lacking in merit. The petitioner had challenged the return of Potiskum on the grounds [...]

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    Court sentences man to death for killing girlfriend

Court sentences man to death for killing girlfriend

A high court in Yobe on Tuesday sentenced Muhammed Adamu, an applicant, to death by hanging for killing Hauwa Muhammad, his girlfriend. Delivering judgment, A. Jauro, the trial judge, held that he found him guilty of murder under section 221 of the penal code. Jauro also held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Hauwa was intentionally killed [...]

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    Yobe bans movement of vehicles during Sallah

Yobe bans movement of vehicles during Sallah

The government of Yobe state has placed restriction on vehicular movement from 10.00p.m on Monday to Tuesday 10.30a.m to ensure hitch free eid-el-fitr prayers. Abdullahi Bego, director general, media and press affairs to the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday in Damaturu. “In consultation with heads of security, intelligence and law enforcement in the state, Governor Mai Mala Buni [...]

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    Yobe assembly speaker resigns — after seven years

Yobe assembly speaker resigns — after seven years

Adamu Dama Dogo, speaker of Yobe state house of assembly, has resigned. Dogo's letter of resignation was read by Garba Kurmi, deputy speaker, who presided over the proceedings on Wednesday. He said Dogo resigned "on personal reasons". The house has unanimously elected Ali Machina as the new speaker. There are reports that Dogo's resignation might be connected to speculations that the speaker no longer [...]

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    APC accuses PDP of buying PVC for N5,000 in Yobe

APC accuses PDP of buying PVC for N5,000 in Yobe

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of buying the permanent voter card (PVC) in Yobe state. Adamu Chilariye, chairman, Yobe state executive committee (SEC) of the APC, made the allegation on Thursday at a press briefing in Damaturu. He said the state EXCO of the APC was notified of the development. “The PDP political office holders in [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram attack averted in Yobe, many insurgents killed

Army: Boko Haram attack averted in Yobe, many insurgents killed

The Nigerian army says its troops successfully repelled an attack on a military patrol team coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at Sasawa community in Yobe. Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, said this in a statement issued on Sunday in Maiduguri, Borno. According to Chukwu, the troops on Saturday repelled an ambush by the insurgents and killed many of them in gun battles at [...]

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    Military ‘orders’ closure of major markets in Yobe

Military ‘orders’ closure of major markets in Yobe

The military has ordered the closure of major markets in the north-eastern state of Yobe, residents told TheCable on Wednesday. The affected markets which operate on a weekly basis are Geidam, Dapchi, Kukareta, Garin Alkali and Babbangida. “These are the biggest markets in that axis of Yobe,” one of the sources told TheCable, adding that they don’t know why they were closed, but [...]

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    IGP orders 24-hour security in Yobe schools

IGP orders 24-hour security in Yobe schools

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP), has ordered a 24-hour police surveillance to provide security in schools across Yobe.  The IGP made this known on Saturday while addressing students of Government Girls Secondary School, Damaturu. Idris said the development is to provide students and parents with adequate security to pursue their studies and realise their dreams. "We will deploy additional policemen to the [...]

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    Dapchi final year students to relocate to Nguru ahead of SSCE

Dapchi final year students to relocate to Nguru ahead of SSCE

Final year students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, will be temporarily relocated to Government Girls Secondary School, Nguru, to enable them prepare for the forthcoming senior secondary school certificate examination. Yobe state commissioner for education, Mohammed Lamin, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday in Damaturu, the state capital.   “We are right now making arrangements for the SS3 students, to [...]

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    Dapchi abduction: Some people ‘playing politics with security’

Dapchi abduction: Some people ‘playing politics with security’

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has condemned the recent comment by the Yobe state government that the recent abduction of schoolgirls in the state is as a result of the withdrawal of troops from the area. In a statement, Gabriel Onoja, president of the group, accused the government of attempting to play politics with “an issue as important as [...]

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    Police reply military: You didn’t hand over Dapchi to us

Police reply military: You didn’t hand over Dapchi to us

The Yobe state police command has dismissed the claim of the army that Dapchi, headquarters of Busari local government was left in its care before the withdrawal of troops. Onyema Nwachukwu, spokesman of Operation Lafiya Dole theatre command, had said troops handed over the town to the police before withdrawing. Nwachukwu said this in response to the comment of Ibrahim Gaidam, governor [...]

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    Yobe gov: Boko Haram attacked Dapchi a week after troops were withdrawn

Yobe gov: Boko Haram attacked Dapchi a week after troops were withdrawn

Ibrahim Gaidam, Yobe governor, says the withdrawal of troops from Dapchi paved way for an attack on the Government Girls’ Science Technical College in the town. The governor said soldiers were withdrawn from Dapchi barley a week before the insurgents struck. Gaidam said this on Sunday when he received Kashim Shettima, his Borno state counterpart, in Damaturu, the state capital. A total of 110 [...]

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