Monday, September 17, 2018

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    Boko Haram kills health worker abducted in Borno, threatens Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram kills health worker abducted in Borno, threatens Leah Sharibu

Saifura Ahmed, one of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno state, has been killed by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.The victim was abducted during a raid on a military facility in the area on March 1.At least four soldiers, policemen and three humanitarian workers were killed in [...]

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    Report: Boko Haram factional leader killed by own associates

Report: Boko Haram factional leader killed by own associates

Mamman Nur, factional Boko Haram leader loyal to Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), has been reportedly killed.Daily Trust reports that Nur was killed by his fighters who rebelled against him on August 21.In 2014, he had rebelled against Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader, leading a breakaway faction that was later known as Al-Baghdadi.“Mamman Nur, who was killed on August 21, is [...]

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    ‘Robbers’ break into residence of Leah Sharibu’s parents

‘Robbers’ break into residence of Leah Sharibu’s parents

Suspected robbers broke into the residence of the parents of Leah Sharibu, the only student of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, still in Boko Haram custody.They reportedly invaded the parents’ residence on Monday and carted away the family’s belongings, including food stuff and a generator set.Sharibu is one of the 119 students abducted from the school by Boko [...]

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    Borno resident: How Boko Haram fighters took our food after attacking soldiers

Borno resident: How Boko Haram fighters took our food after attacking soldiers

Musa Ishaq, a resident of Gudumbali in Guzamala local government area of Borno state, has narrated how Boko Haram insurgents seized food items and animals after attacking a military base in the town.Ishaq said many soldiers fled the community during the attack, leaving residents at the mercy of the insurgents.He said no member of the community was killed because the [...]

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    Police: ISIS spies operating from Borno IDP camps

Police: ISIS spies operating from Borno IDP camps

The Borno police command says the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), a faction of ISIS, has its spies operating from internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Borno state.Ahmed Bello, an assistant commissioner of police in Borno, disclosed this while giving update on the security in the state.Bello said three among the 22 Boko Haram insurgents arrested two months [...]

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    Boko Haram abducts women in Borno

Boko Haram abducts women in Borno

Some women were abducted along Pulka road in Gwoza local government area of Borno state on Tuesday evening.The victims were on their way to a neighbouring local government when the insurgents attacked the bus they were in.Muhammed Buba, one of the passengers on a vehicle that was attacked, told TheCable that many people sustained injuries in the attempt to escape.Buba [...]

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    Buratai: Boko Haram no longer in control of any territory in Nigeria

Buratai: Boko Haram no longer in control of any territory in Nigeria

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the Boko Haram sect is no longer in control of any territory in the country.He said this on Tuesday during the graduation of 55 soldiers from Advance Water Markship Training in Jaji, Kaduna state.He said the insurgents have suffered high degradation since 2015 till date.He added that the 55 soldiers would be included [...]

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    Akpabio: Boko Haram operated freely when PDP was in charge

Akpabio: Boko Haram operated freely when PDP was in charge

Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, has commended the current administration's efforts in fighting Boko Haram insurgents.He said unlike the era of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when insurgents “moved around freely”, they are no longer in control of any territory in the north-east.Akpabio was in the PDP for more than 16 years — as a commissioner, governor and senator — [...]

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    Berlin conference pledges $2.5bn for Boko Haram war

Berlin conference pledges $2.5bn for Boko Haram war

The international donor conference on Boko Haram has pledged $2.52 billion to help countries in the Lake Chad Basin in the fight against insurgency.The conference, currently holding in Berlin, Germany, made the pledge on Monday.Germany’s foreign ministry said the aid will be disbursed “in the coming years” to Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, where Boko Haram insurgents have continued to [...]

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    Army denies ‘killing of 30 soldiers’ by Boko Haram (updated)

Army denies ‘killing of 30 soldiers’ by Boko Haram (updated)

At least 30 soldiers were reportedly killed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military base in Zari, Borno state.They were said to have stormed the area in trucks on Thursday, overrunning the military base and sacking the entire village.Twenty soldiers were injured in the incident, sources told Daily Trust.The soldiers were said to have withdrawn following the heavy assault while [...]

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    UN: Nigeria still facing humanitarian crisis of global magnitude

UN: Nigeria still facing humanitarian crisis of global magnitude

The UN says it will provide assistance to no fewer than 6.1 million people affected by the Boko Haram crisis in north-east Nigeria by the end of 2018.Edward Kallon, UN resident and humanitarian coordinator for Nigeria, said this at a conference in New York tagged ‘Strengthening the Humanitarian and Development Partnership in the Lake Chad Region’.Kallon said: “In Nigeria, we [...]

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    Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state are reportedly being forced back home to ruins, without guarantee of their safety.According to Reuters, the move is to show progress in the war against Boko Haram insurgency as the 2019 elections approach.The IDPs are reportedly being told that they must return home if they wish to continue to receive help from the federal [...]

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    Boko Haram war: Air force seeks speedy delivery of Tucano aircraft

Boko Haram war: Air force seeks speedy delivery of Tucano aircraft

Sadique Abubakar, chief of the air staff (CAS), has appealed to the manufacturers of the A-29 Super Tucano Attack Aircraft to expedite action on its delivery to Nigeria.Abubakar made the appeal when Taco Gilbert, senior vice-president of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), manufacturer of the aircraft, visited him in Abuja.The air chief said delivery of the aircraft would enhance the air force’s capability [...]

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    Army: We’ll discipline those who rebelled at Maiduguri airport

Army: We’ll discipline those who rebelled at Maiduguri airport

The Nigerian Army says the soldiers who protested at Maiduguri airport in Borno state will be disciplined in line with the rules of service.Two weeks ago, some soldiers revolted at the airport over the suspicion that they were being deployed in the frontline of the battle against Boko Haram.Speaking at a programme in Borno on Friday, A.M. Dikko, commander of [...]

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    Herdsmen planning to kill me, says Ortom

Herdsmen planning to kill me, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has alleged that herdsmen are planning to kill him.The governor made the allegation during an interactive session with the church, traditional institution and some stakeholders in Makurdi, the state capital, on Friday.Ortom said he received intelligence report that herdsmen who are currently occupying parts of Guma local government area of the state, were already [...]

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    ’63 killed’ as Boko Haram hits Borno village

’63 killed’ as Boko Haram hits Borno village

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed 63 people in Malari, a village in Borno state.An aid worker at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Monguno, a town in Borno, disclosed this to Reuters.The aid worker said hundreds of survivors from villages in the area have fled to the IDP camp.Abatcha Umar, a witness, said the attack took place in [...]

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