Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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    Borno gov donates Sambisa forest for Ruga

Borno gov donates Sambisa forest for Ruga

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has given out some parts of Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram insurgents, for the Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) programme.Zulum disclosed this on Monday when Garbai el-Kanemi, shehu of Borno, paid him Sallah homage at the government house in Maiduguri.The governor said forest areas mapped out for the programme cover Konduga, Bama, [...]

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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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    Borno gov suspends doctors absent during unscheduled visit

Borno gov suspends doctors absent during unscheduled visit

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has directed the immediate suspension of the medical director at the Umaru Shehu Ultra-Modern Hospital alongside four medical doctors who were absent when he visited the hospital on Tuesday night.Isa Gusau, spokesman of the governor, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.The suspended doctors are Audu Usman, medical director of Umaru Shehu Hospital; Musa Chuwang, [...]

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    Borno governor inspects hospital at midnight, finds  no doctor on duty

Borno governor inspects hospital at midnight, finds no doctor on duty

Babagana Zulum, Borno state governor, did not meet any doctor on duty when he paid an unscheduled visit to some hospitals in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Tuesday.The governor was said to have visited the hospitals around 1am to inspect the condition of patients and the facilities.At the Umaru Shehu Ultra-Modern Hospital, Zulum was said to have been shocked as [...]

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    ’65 mourners’ shot dead in village where Boko Haram lost 11 fighters

’65 mourners’ shot dead in village where Boko Haram lost 11 fighters

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect killed at least 65 persons at a village near Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Saturday, according to BBC.The insurgents reportedly attacked the mourners on their way from a funeral in Nganzai district near the state capital.BBC quoted Muhammed Bulama, a local government official, as saying the attack could be a revenge for [...]

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    ‘We’re in touch with their captors’ — Garba Shehu reacts to video of aid workers

‘We’re in touch with their captors’ — Garba Shehu reacts to video of aid workers

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says contacts are being made with the captors of the aid workers in Borno state.Insurgents suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) had attacked a convoy of aid workers in Damasak, Borno state, last week, killing a driver before kidnapping six [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: ‘I don’t want to be killed’ — abducted aid worker begs CAN, FG from captivity (video)

EXCLUSIVE: ‘I don’t want to be killed’ — abducted aid worker begs CAN, FG from captivity (video)

One of the workers of Action Against Hunger, a non-governmental organisation in Borno state, has spoken from captivity.Insurgents suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) had attacked a convoy of aid workers in Damasak, Borno state, last week, killing a driver before kidnapping six aid workers.In a video obtained by TheCable, one of the victims [...]

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    Technology is the best way to fight insurgency, says Borno gov

Technology is the best way to fight insurgency, says Borno gov

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has said the development of technology is one of the best ways to fight insurgency.Zulum was speaking on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the 2nd meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum holding in Niamey, Niger.The governor said the region is incapacitated in terms of equipment, in terms of modern warfare to [...]

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    Borno gov: We’ll spend our last kobo to eliminate Boko Haram

Borno gov: We’ll spend our last kobo to eliminate Boko Haram

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says his administration will spend its last kobo to support the military and strengthen civilian JTF and hunters, defeat the Boko Haram sect.Zulum made the comment when he received Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, who visited him in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Monday.He vowed that the state government would rise to the [...]

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    Arrested B’Haram commander: My first assignment was killing a teacher and 3 friends

Arrested B’Haram commander: My first assignment was killing a teacher and 3 friends

Umar Abatcha, a Boko Haram commander who was arrested in Borno state last month, has reportedly opened up on some of the atrocities he committed when he was under the control of the sect.Better known as “Skely” in Gwange Sabon Layi in Maiduguri, Borno capital, he was said to have escaped to Lagos after leaving the camp of the insurgents [...]

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    Female corps member regains freedom — after five months in Boko Haram custody

Female corps member regains freedom — after five months in Boko Haram custody

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have released Halima Umar, a corps member in Gwoza, Borno state, five months after her abduction.In a statement on Thursday, the state government said Umar was freed through collaborative efforts involving security agencies and an undisclosed journalist.Abdulmalik Biu, general officer commanding (GOC) 7 division of the Nigerian army, and the state director of the Department of [...]

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    ‘Six soldiers’ shot dead as Boko Haram hits Borno military base

‘Six soldiers’ shot dead as Boko Haram hits Borno military base

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed at least six soldiers in an attack on a military base in Kareto, a community in Mobba local government area of Borno state.The insurgents, who were said to invaded the military formation on motorbikes, reportedly staged the attack around 7pm on Thursday.The incident is coming less than a month after a report that the insurgents [...]

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    Borno inauguration ends abruptly as cough disrupts gov’s speech

Borno inauguration ends abruptly as cough disrupts gov’s speech

The inauguration ceremony in Borno state, on Wednesday, ended midway after Babagana Zulum, the governor, suffered persistent coughs while reading his speech.Kashim Zanna, the chief judge of the state, swore in Zulum and his deputy, Umar Kadafur.Speaking during the inaugural address, Zulum listed a 10-point agenda his administration intends working on to develop the state.“My focus is on improving the [...]

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    Report: Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers in Borno ambush

Report: Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers in Borno ambush

The Boko Haram sect has reportedly killed 25 soldiers and scores of civilians in an ambush in Borno state.The insurgent group reportedly attacked the soldiers on Saturday morning while they were evacuating people from villages in the state.The fighters were said to have opened fire on the soldiers and the villagers who were reportedly occupying about 50 vehicles.“They ambushed [...]

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    ‘We killed many insurgents’ — army speaks on Borno attack

‘We killed many insurgents’ — army speaks on Borno attack

The Nigerian army says many insurgents were killed in Friday's attack at Magumeri town in Borno state.The Islamic State (IS) had claimed responsibility for the attack, saying its fighters killed 10 soldiers and burnt a military base.But in a statement on Sunday, Ezindu Idima, deputy director, army public relations, sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole, said only five soldiers were killed.He said [...]

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    Islamic State: We burnt military barracks and killed 10 soldiers in Borno

Islamic State: We burnt military barracks and killed 10 soldiers in Borno

The Islamic State (IS) says it killed 10 soldiers in an attack in Magumeri, a community in Borno state, on Friday.The group made the claim through AMAQ, its news agency.According to Reuters, IS uploaded images of barracks that were burnt and the remains of the dead soldiers.A source in the Nigerian army was said to have confirmed the attack which [...]

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