Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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    Boy, 12, killed in bomb blast after being strapped with IED by Boko Haram

Boy, 12, killed in bomb blast after being strapped with IED by Boko Haram

A 12-year-old Fulani cattle breeder was killed in a bomb blast at Muna Delti area of Jere local government council of Borno state on Saturday. A witness, Grema Bana, said that the incident occurred at about 4:45pm at one of the pastoralist hamlets in the area. Bana said that the deceased and his brother were returning home after taking out the cattle [...]

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    Judge strikes out treason charge against Okah, alleged Independence Day bomber

Judge strikes out treason charge against Okah, alleged Independence Day bomber

Gabriel Kolawole, justice of a federal high court, Abuja, has dismissed a treasonable felony charge against Charles Okah, a member of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). The federal government had brought charges of treasonable felony and terrorism against Okah for allegedly masterminding the October 1, 2010 bomb blast, which occurred around the Eagle Square in Abuja. Okah, [...]

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    Tankers destroyed in Maiduguri bomb blast ‘diverted petrol’

Tankers destroyed in Maiduguri bomb blast ‘diverted petrol’

The three petrol tankers destroyed by Boko Haram suicide bombers in Maiduguri on Friday were carrying petrol meant for Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) mega stations. The Borno command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said the petrol was diverted and kept in a private home. Abdullahi Ibrahim, commandant of the corps, told NAN in Maiduguri that the agency’s surveillance [...]

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    ‘8 killed, 15 injured’ as bomb hits Maiduguri motor park

‘8 killed, 15 injured’ as bomb hits Maiduguri motor park

A bomb exploded on Wednesday morning at a motor park in Borno state, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). NEMA said the explosion happened around Muna garage in Maiduguri, capital of the state. At least eight people are reported to have died in the explosion while 15 injured persons were said to have been evacuated to Specialist and Teaching Hospitals, Maiduguri. NEMA said emergency workers were en route [...]

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    10-year-old suicide bomber kills 20 in Maiduguri

10-year-old suicide bomber kills 20 in Maiduguri

A bomb explosion ripped through the popular Monday market in Maiduguri, Borno state capital on Saturday, killing 20 people (including the bomber) and injuring 18. According to witnesses, the attack was carried out by a 10-year-old suicide bomber. Gideon Jubrin, spokesman of the Borno state police command, said the blast occurred at the Yen-Kaji section of the market where live chickens were sold. "Casualty figure is [...]

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    Newspaper editor killed in Abuja blast

Newspaper editor killed in Abuja blast

The managing editor (north) of New Telegraph, Mr. Suleiman Bisala, is one of those killed in Wednesday's bomb blast in Abuja. Bisala, who used to work with Daily Trust newspaper, was said to have gone to Emab Plaza to repair his mobile phone when he was caught in the blast. A senior member of staff of New Telegraph confirmed the story to [...]

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    Police confirm 5 deaths in Kano blast

Police confirm 5 deaths in Kano blast

The Kano State Police Command on Monday confirmed the death of five persons in Sunday’s suspected suicide bombing in Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis. The command said in a statement signed by its spokesman, ASP Magaji Majiya, that the blast occurred at about 10pm. It said that five persons, including the suicide bomber, were killed in the incident at Middle Road [...]

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    Fresh explosions in Afghanistan kill 10

Fresh explosions in Afghanistan kill 10

Ten people have been killed in separate blasts in Afghanistan. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Provincial Police spokesman, Khali Asser, declared that in one attack, one civilian was killed while 12 civilians were wounded when a bomb attached to a motorcycle went off in Khowja Bahawoddin in northern Takhar province. Aseer, who said that the target of the attack [...]

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    Jonathan, Kenyatta talk tough on terror

Jonathan, Kenyatta talk tough on terror

Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday took a common stand against terrorism which is affecting Nigeria and Kenya. They vowed that they will never be derailed. Both spoke at the Presidential Viila, Abuja, at a joint press conference after bilateral talks. Kenyatta is on a three-day visit to Nigeria. Jonathan said no matter the attacks by terrorists on Nigeria, Kenya and other [...]

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    Massive security operation ahead of WEF

Massive security operation ahead of WEF

The Inspector General of Police has ordered massive security cordon of the Federal Capital Territory ahead of the World Economic Forum. Mohammed Abubakar said it was necessary to ensure a hitch-free take off of World Economic Forum in Abuja on Wednesday. He directed the "immediate deployment of men and equipment in the city centre and satellite towns for conducive, safe, and secure [...]

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    Jonathan: Nigeria to recruit more soldiers

Jonathan: Nigeria to recruit more soldiers

Nigeria will soon start recruitment of more soldiers to combat terrorism, President Goodluck Jonathan has said. Speaking at Sunday’s presidential media chat, Jonathan said the country’s latest terrorism challenge requires making certain fortifications that were not previously thought of. “In this country, for quite some time, we have not been equipping our Armed Forces that much, because we’ve never had challenges until [...]

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    20 bodies yet to be claimed

20 bodies yet to be claimed

The bodies of the 20 victims killed in the May Day Nyanya blast are yet to be claimed by their relatives. As a result, the morgues of Abuja hospitals have been overstretched, according to the Minister of FCT, Bala Mohammed. He appealed to the relatives to come forward and claim the corpses. Mohammed made the appeal on Saturday after visiting four FCT General [...]

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    Jonathan names committee on rescue of Chibok girls

Jonathan names committee on rescue of Chibok girls

President Goodluck Jonathan held a high-level security meeting in Aso Rock focussing on the latest blast at Nyanya and the kidnapped secondary school girls in Chibok. He also named a Presidential Committee on the Rescue of the Abducted Female Students at Government Secondary School, Chibok. The meeting had ended with a decision to set up a fact-finding committee comprising security agencies, civil [...]

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    Nyanya dead victim’s brother screams: ‘Nigeria!’

Nyanya dead victim’s brother screams: ‘Nigeria!’

As Abuja residents reel in shock and trepidation, the families of the victims of the bomb blast moan in palpable agony. Some of the relatives of the victims who spoke with TheCable poured out their raw emotional entrails. At Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, a trickle of families wailed uncontrollably. Uche, 25, had been going round the hospitals where the victims of the blast [...]

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    THE AFTERMATH: Security agents add brutality to Nyanya trauma

THE AFTERMATH: Security agents add brutality to Nyanya trauma

A few minutes past 8pm on Thursday, there was a bang, a loud one that shook buildings to their foundations around the Nyanya-Maraba-Karu axis. Red flames in effusive anger burnt flesh, bones and cars. And the blood of innocent victims wetted the ground copiously. The bomb which caused such devastation was wired to a Madza parked by the road at Karshi Taxi Park. The [...]

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    UPDATE: Nyanya blast death toll now 25

UPDATE: Nyanya blast death toll now 25

A bomb went off at Nyanya near Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on Thursday evening, killing six persons instantly. Six persons, who were injured as at first count, were evacuated to the hospital by men of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The death toll soon rose to nine, while 14 more people were confirmed to have sustained injuries, bringing the number of people [...]

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