Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "boko haram"

    Academic activities resume at Dapchi school — nine months after abduction saga

Academic activities resume at Dapchi school — nine months after abduction saga

Adama Abdulkarim, principal, Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, says academic activities have resumed in the school.Abdulkarim disclosed this on Thursday, saying at least, 80 percent of the students and teachers had resumed.Members of the Boko Haram insurgent sect had attacked the school on February 19 , abducting 110 students.Many parents had panicked and withdrawn their daughters from the [...]

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    Female suicide bomber arrested in Maiduguri

Female suicide bomber arrested in Maiduguri

The Nigerian army says it has arrested a female suicide bomber who attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri, Borno state capital.In a tweet on Tuesday, the army said troops of 251 task battalion stopped the suicide bomber at Gonikalachari.“Troops of 251 Task Force Battalion Maiduguri arrested a female suicide bomber who attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri to detonate her suicide vest and inflict [...]

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    A global first for humanitarian action

A global first for humanitarian action

BY EDWARD KALLONOn Thursday 15th November, the United Nations and Nigeria’s business leaders will partner up to support millions of people in north-east Nigeria whose lives have been hampered by violence and insecurity. A handful of companies will be the first to write a new chapter in the history of the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund by joining the Private Sector Initiative. The [...]

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    Women, children flee to Maiduguri as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

Women, children flee to Maiduguri as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Bale Shuwa community in Jere local government area (LGA) of Borno, forcing hundreds of residents to flee into Maiduguri, the state capital.TheCable understands that sounds of gunshot rent the air on Saturday evening while the Muslim faithful were praying.The insurgents were said to have attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri but their efforts were repelled by troops [...]

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    We’ve halted advancement of Boko Haram, says Buhari

We’ve halted advancement of Boko Haram, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has done a lot to halt the advancement of Boko Haram in the country.Buhari said this on Thursday while speaking at the 73rd African Parliamentary Union (APU) conference in Abuja.The president said terrorism, armed banditry and organised crimes have continued to be a security challenge for African countries."I am delighted that the 41st Conference [...]

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    Soldiers missing as insurgents overrun military base in Borno

Soldiers missing as insurgents overrun military base in Borno

More than 10 soldiers have been reported missing following an attack on a military base in Kukawa, Borno state.The incident happened Monday evening when trucks loaded with gunmen believed to be Boko Haram insurgents moved into Kukawa, attacking a market and dislodging the troops.“It is getting serious, and the whereabouts of more than 10 soldiers is yet unknown,” a soldier [...]

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    Insurgents killed as air force destroys Boko Haram camp in Borno

Insurgents killed as air force destroys Boko Haram camp in Borno

The Nigerian air force says its air task force (ATF) of operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram camp in Ngwuri Gana, Borno.Ibikunle Daramola, director of public relations and information of NAF, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He said the operation was carried out on Monday.Daramola said insurgents were also neutralised in the operation, which [...]

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    Lai: We are doing our best to rescue Leah Sharibu

Lai: We are doing our best to rescue Leah Sharibu

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government is doing its best to ensure Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl in Boko Haram captivity, is released.The minister said this while speaking with reporters after the 100 years celebration of St. Andrews Catholic Church in his Oro home town, Kwara state, on Thursday.Mohammed said Sharibu is a precious daughter of [...]

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    ‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

Soldiers deployed to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east say the report that their poor welfare has been looked into is untrue.TheCable had published an investigation on how soldiers beg “enemies” for food and wear slippers to the battlefield.After the report, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to look into the matter, saying he remains committed to the well-being of soldiers and [...]

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    Lai: No case of hunger among soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Lai: No case of hunger among soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east are not hungry.The minister said this in response to a report TheCable published on the plight of soldiers.The report, with video and pictures, detailed how soldiers beg for food and sleep in classrooms because of the lack of accommodation.Soldiers had narrated their experiences— with some [...]

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    ‘Please, save us from Boko Haram’ — female group begs Trump

‘Please, save us from Boko Haram’ — female group begs Trump

Africa Arise for Change Network, a civil society group, has asked President Donald Trump of the United States to save Nigerian women and girls from Boko Haram attacks.In a letter addressed to the president through the US ambassador in Nigeria, Gbemisola Osadua, executive director of the group, said threats to women in Africa require urgent need for America to reassert [...]

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    Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok

Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok

Boko Haram insurgents are currently raiding Mifa, a village in Chibok local government area of Borno state.Mifa, eight kilometres away from Chibok town, is the last settlement which shares a border with the dreaded Sambisa forest.A Chibok resident told TheCable that the insurgents are currently setting houses ablaze in the community.“They came in from the forest some minutes ago. They [...]

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    Soldiers, SARS operatives engage Boko Haram fighters in gun battle

Soldiers, SARS operatives engage Boko Haram fighters in gun battle

Officials of the Nigerian army and special anti-robbery squad (SARS) were involved in a gun duel with Boko Haram insurgents in Mairari village, Konduga local government area of Borno state, on Saturday evening.A military source, who confirmed this to TheCable, said the insurgents invaded the village around 8:45pm on Saturday, shooting sporadically.The source said this forced the security operatives to [...]

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    Buhari: I’ll continue to hold Jonathan in high esteem

Buhari: I’ll continue to hold Jonathan in high esteem

"I’ll continue to hold former president Jonathan in high esteem as a result of that singular act," he said. [...]

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    Buhari calls Hauwa Liman’s father, says ‘everything’ was done to save her

Buhari calls Hauwa Liman’s father, says ‘everything’ was done to save her

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday spoke with Mohammed Liman, father of Hauwa Liman, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) midwife who was executed by Boko Haram insurgents.Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, made this known in a statement.Shehu said Buhari, in a telephone conversation, commiserated with the family over the unfortunate incident.He quoted [...]

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    US condemns Hauwa Liman’s execution, expresses solidarity with Nigeria

US condemns Hauwa Liman’s execution, expresses solidarity with Nigeria

The US embassy has condemned the execution of Hauwa Liman, a health worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The embassy, in a statement on Tuesday, expressed its condolence to the family of Liman and the ICRC.TheCable had reported how the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, killed Liman after its deadline expired.“We stand in [...]

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