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    Civilian JTF captures 2 Boko Haram commanders, 19 fighters in Bama

Civilian JTF captures 2 Boko Haram commanders, 19 fighters in Bama

Youth volunteers, better known as civilian joint task force, led by Muazu Alhaji Misiya in Bama local government area, have captured 19 Boko Haram fighters, and two commanders on the wanted-list of the Nigerian army.The commanders are number 90 and 41 on the list, which was released by the army in 2015.The recent arrest is said to be due to [...]

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    Shehu of Bama: We’re happy to celebrate Sallah at home for the first time in 5 years

Shehu of Bama: We’re happy to celebrate Sallah at home for the first time in 5 years

Kyari Ibn El-Kanemi, shehu of Bama, says residents of Bama community in Borno state, celebrated Sallah for the first time in five years as a result of the defeat of Boko Haram insurgents in the area.He expressed joy after his people marked this year's Eid-el-Kabir celebration in his domain, on Monday."Today we are celebrating Sallah in Bama which we were [...]

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    33 children die in Borno IDP camp ‘within two weeks’

33 children die in Borno IDP camp ‘within two weeks’

At least 33 children have died in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Bama, Borno state, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a non-governmental organisation, has said.In a report released Friday, the organisation said a critical humanitarian situation is unfolding in the camp which has seen an influx of “more than 10,000 IDPs” in August 2018.Bama is one of the worst [...]

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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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    Borno NUT demands immediate release of detained IDPs

Borno NUT demands immediate release of detained IDPs

The Borno state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has called for the immediate release of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) arrested in the state.On Sunday, the IDPs staged a protest over the poor condition in their camp. They demanded to return to their respective communities in Bama local government.Some of them were subsequently arrested by the police [...]

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    Protesting IDPs remanded in prison

Protesting IDPs remanded in prison

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    Police arrest IDPs over Maiduguri protest

Police arrest IDPs over Maiduguri protest

The Borno state police command has arrested some internally displaced persons (IDPs) who staged a peaceful demonstration on Sunday.The protesters demanded to return to their respective communities in Bama.The IDPs under the umbrella of Bama Initiative for Human Development (BIHD), a non-governmental organisation, opted to trek from Maiduguri, the state capital, to Bama, a journey of 75 kilometres.Muhammad Hassan, the [...]

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    IDPs ‘ready to trek back to Bama’, say they’re dying of hunger in Maiduguri

IDPs ‘ready to trek back to Bama’, say they’re dying of hunger in Maiduguri

The internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, want to return to their respective communities in Bama even if it means “trekking back” home.The IDPs staged a protest on Sunday demanding that they are allowed to go back to their communities as they have been “seriously neglected” in Maiduguri.Muhammad Hassan, chairman of the Bama Initiative for Human Development, [...]

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Sexual assault: Buratai orders probe in Bama IDP camp

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has ordered investigation into alleged misconduct by soldiers at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Bama, Borno state.Buratai gave the order less than 24 hours after TheCable published a report on the plights of some female IDPs.The women had accused some soldiers and members of civilian JTF, a local vigilance group, of demanding [...]

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    Boko Haram: Borno LG chairman denies arrest of deputy

Boko Haram: Borno LG chairman denies arrest of deputy

Lawal Wasaram, chairman of Kaga local government in Borno state, has denied the claim that the Nigerian Army arrested Mustapha Bukar, the vice-chairman of the council for alleged link with the Boko Haram sect.Wasaram made the denial in a statement made issued on Thursday.He said the allegation was not only untrue but a total misinterpretation of facts.“The attention of my [...]

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    FG ‘improves condition’ of IDPs in north-east

FG ‘improves condition’ of IDPs in north-east

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the north-east received over 23, 000 bags of assorted food items and 2,155 bags of shelter supplies from different federal government agencies in July.About 10,300 bags of assorted grains and cereals were also used in feeding of over two million persons scattered across the region.This was revealed in the monthly federal intervention report of the [...]

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    Buhari feasting with the rich while his supporters are starving, says BBOG campaigner

Buhari feasting with the rich while his supporters are starving, says BBOG campaigner

Aisha Yesufu, a member of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) campaign group, says President Muhammadu Buhari has chosen to dine with the influential members of the society, neglecting the poor who welcomed him to campaign rallies.Commenting on the decision of the president to break his fast with only privilege members of the society, Yesufu wondered why some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in [...]

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    Tribunal sacks rep for lack of educational qualification

Tribunal sacks rep for lack of educational qualification

The Yobe legislative elections petitions tribunal sitting in Abuja has nullified the election of Sabo Garba, the lawmaker representing Nangere/Potiskum constituency in the house of representatives, for lack of educational qualification.The three-member tribunal, presided by Frances Ikponmwen, gave the nullification order while delivering judgment in a petition filed by Ali Yakubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Yakubu and his party had asked [...]

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    Boko Haram still in control of Bama, but Yobe free

Boko Haram still in control of Bama, but Yobe free

Boko Haram insurgents are still in control of Bama, a town in Borno state, north-eastern Nigeria, contrary to recent media reports.Yobe, though, is now free from the grip of the insurgents.The Nigerian military on Monday announced that Goniri, the last stronghold of the terror group in Yobe state, had been retaken.Bama, the second largest town in Borno, was seized by Boko [...]

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    In new video, B’Haram vows to spill more blood

In new video, B’Haram vows to spill more blood

Five days after Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram released a video threatening to kill Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, the sect has released yet another video, vowing to increase its pace of attacks.Sanusi has since called bluff of Boko Haram, saying he is protected “and nothing is going to happen to me”.The latest footage, which was shot [...]

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    B’Haram has left Nigeria at the mercy of the world, says Atiku

B’Haram has left Nigeria at the mercy of the world, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president of Nigeria, has continued his lamentation over the spate of attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram insurgents.Atiku, who publicly criticised the government last week, said it has now reached the extent when international assistance is required to tackle insurgency.“I call upon the international community to help us. I am making a special appeal to countries with [...]

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