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    ’12 killed’ in fresh suicide attack in Borno

’12 killed’ in fresh suicide attack in Borno

Three suicide bombers have killed about 12 people and injured 27 in Meshimari, a village in Konduga local government of Borno state.Ibrahim Liman, a witness, said the incident occurred around 12pm on Monday.He told TheCable that the bombers sneaked into a place close to the residence of the district head of the village.Liman also said the Borno State Emergency Management Agency [...]

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    Air force ‘bombs Boko Haram structures’ in Borno

Air force ‘bombs Boko Haram structures’ in Borno

The Nigerian air force says it has struck buildings of Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.Olatokunbo Adesanya, the director of public relations and information, NAF headquarters, announced this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.Olatokunbo said it was in furtherance of the recently commenced Operation Ruwan Wuta."On September 7, NAF conducted air interdiction on structures with two hoisted insurgents’ organisation flags [...]

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    ‘Seven killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp

‘Seven killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp

Seven persons were reportedly killed on Friday when Boko Haram insurgents attacked an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Gamboru Ngala local government area of Borno state.The insurgents were said to have stormed the camp in two Hilux trucks at about 11pm.Bamus Garba, an eyewitness, told TheCable that the insurgents attacked the camp from the rear, firing an RPG into [...]

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    Five killed in fresh suicide attack in Borno

Five killed in fresh suicide attack in Borno

Five people have reportedly been killed at a checkpoint of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the Muna area of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.A female suicide bomber was said to have detonated her improvised explosive device (IED) at the checkpoint.Lukman Umar, a witness, said three other female suicide bombers attempted to attack a public gathering at a commercial [...]

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    Five officers injured as suicide bomber targets police van in Maiduguri

Five officers injured as suicide bomber targets police van in Maiduguri

At least five policemen sustained injuries in a suicide attack in the Muna area of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Wednesday.A source disclosed this to TheCable, saying the incident happened around 2:50pm on Wednesday.A policeman also confirmed the attack, revealing that the affected officers were of the federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS).Officials of the Borno state emergency management agency (SEMA) [...]

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    UNICEF: How Boko Haram used 83 children as ‘human bombs’

UNICEF: How Boko Haram used 83 children as ‘human bombs’

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says since January, Boko Haram insurgents have used 83 children as "human bombs".In a statement, UNICEF said while 55 were girls, mostly under the age of 15 years old, 27 were boys, and one was a baby strapped to a girl.It said the use of children in such attacks has created suspicion and fear of [...]

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    Army: 10 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Borno

Army: 10 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Borno

The Nigerian army on Thursday said it killed 10 Boko Haram insurgents in clearance operations in Marte local government area of Borno.A statement issued in Maiduguri by Timothy Atigha, the spokesman of the 8 task force division, said the troops also recovered bicycles and cows from the insurgents.He also said the troops launched two separate attacks against the insurgents at [...]

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    ‘Four killed’ as Boko Haram insurgents attack Borno community

‘Four killed’ as Boko Haram insurgents attack Borno community

No fewer than four persons were killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Wanori-Amarwa community of Konduga local government area of Borno.NAN reports that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 11pm at a village along Maiduguri-Konduga road.A witness, Idrissa Musa, said heavily armed insurgents stormed the village in the night, killed and maimed the inhabitants.Musa said the [...]

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    Hepatitis E ‘kills four pregnant women in Borno,  400 IDPs infected’

Hepatitis E ‘kills four pregnant women in Borno, 400 IDPs infected’

At least four pregnant women have died, while more than 400 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been infected with hepatitis E in Ngala council area of Borno state.Nicolerta Bellio, MSF medical coordinator, disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri, the state capital.Bellio said the highly contagious disease, which infiltrated the camp from Niger, spread through Ngala camp due to a [...]

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    Acting President Osinbajo’s last order on terrorism

Acting President Osinbajo’s last order on terrorism

BY ABIODUN ISRAEL If I had a chance in my youthful days, I would have enlisted into one arm of the Nigerian Armed Forces.  But I was frustrated, as several attempts I made for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna were met with a brick wall. After the third failed attempt, I resigned to fate and gave up pursuing [...]

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    In new video, Boko Haram reveals life in Sambisa, vows to fight on

In new video, Boko Haram reveals life in Sambisa, vows to fight on

The Boko Haram sect has released a new video, vowing to sustain the battle with the country.In the 29-minute video believed to have been shot in Sambisa forest, the group showed its men going about their normal business.Some of them were seen in a local bakery, a few on their farmlands, while others engaged in trading activities.Items such as foodstuff, [...]

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    ‘Eight killed’ in Borno suicide attack

‘Eight killed’ in Borno suicide attack

No fewer than eight persons were killed and 14 others sustained on Friday night in a suicide bomb attack in Dikwa local government area of Borno.NAN reports that the incident occurred when two female suicide bombers hit an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in the area.Rawa Modu, chairman of the council, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Maiduguri on Saturday.Modu, [...]

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    Borno ambush: Army confirms losing nine personnel, says many insurgents were also killed

Borno ambush: Army confirms losing nine personnel, says many insurgents were also killed

The Nigerian army has confirmed losing eight soldiers and an officer in a Boko Haram ambush in Borno state.TheCable had earlier reported how the nine security personnel were killed in Magumeri local government area of the state, on Tuesday.The deceased provided security for a team of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) returning from oil exploration at Barno Yasu in [...]

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    How Boko Haram killed nine soldiers before abducting oil experts

How Boko Haram killed nine soldiers before abducting oil experts

The Boko Haram insurgents who laid an ambush for oil workers in Borno state on Tuesday, killed nine soldiers.A senior military officer, who disclosed this to TheCable, said the army is trying to keep the information away from the public.The ambush happened at Borno Yeso in Magumeri local government area of the state.The source said the convoy of the oil workers [...]

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    Boko Haram kills, abducts oil workers in Borno

Boko Haram kills, abducts oil workers in Borno

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have ambushed a team of oil exploration workers and security operatives in Borno state.A senior military source, who disclosed this to TheCable, said the incident happened at Magumeri in Gubio local government area of the state, on Tuesday.The source said the workers were returning from Borno Yeso area of Magumeri when they ran [...]

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    ‘Seven killed’ as Boko Haram bombs two IDP camps in Borno

‘Seven killed’ as Boko Haram bombs two IDP camps in Borno

At least seven persons were killed, while 15 sustained injuries after suicide bombers detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in two internally displaced person camps in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.Abacha Modu, a witness, said the first explosion occurred at 9pm on Sunday.Modu said only the female bomber was killed, as she could not scale through the fence of the camp.An official of [...]

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