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    602 repentant Boko Haram members pledge allegiance to FG

602 repentant Boko Haram members pledge allegiance to FG

A total of 602 Boko Haram members have denounced their membership of the group and sworn oath of allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The former insurgents, who have completed a de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration (DRR) programme, made the decision at the Malam Sidi Camp in Kwami local government area of Gombe state. According to NAN, they denounced their membership of [...]

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    Women groups to FG: Rising cases of Boko Haram abductions show you’ve failed

Women groups to FG: Rising cases of Boko Haram abductions show you’ve failed

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement and 164 women groups have asked the government to rescue all girls and women that have been abducted by Boko Haram and reunite them with their families. In a statement on Wednesday, the groups condemned the recently reported attack and abduction of women and girls at Malaharam in Biu local government area of Borno, [...]

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    ‘Over 20’ soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush 

‘Over 20’ soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush 

The Nigerian Army has reportedly lost more than 20 soldiers in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state. Sources told TheCable that the deceased soldiers were attached to 25 task force brigade, Damboa in Borno. The soldiers were attacked along the Maiduguri-Damboa road as they were returning from a five-day clearance operation, on Tuesday. “At the last count, we had more [...]

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    Buhari: There’ll be consequences for attack on UN helicopter

Buhari: There’ll be consequences for attack on UN helicopter

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Damasak, Borno state, which led to the death of a five-year-old girl. A humanitarian chopper belonging to the United Nations was also damaged by bullets fired by the insurgents during the attack which occurred last Thursday. In a statement issued on Sunday, the president described the attack as "cowardly", adding [...]

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    Wakil, CoS to Borno governor, is dead

Wakil, CoS to Borno governor, is dead

Babagana Wakil, chief of staff to Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, is dead. Isa Gusau, the governor's spokesman, disclosed the death in a statement issued on Wednesday. No further details were given on what led to his death. According to Gusau, Wakil will be buried later in the evening according to Islamic rites. “Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. Jana’iza of late chief of staff, [...]

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    DHQ: Boko Haram insurgents killed 81 in Borno for revealing their location to soldiers

DHQ: Boko Haram insurgents killed 81 in Borno for revealing their location to soldiers

The defence headquarters (DHQ) says Boko Haram killed 81 people in Borno state as punishment for revealing their locations to the military. Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Friday evening, John Enenche, defence spokesman, identified the lack of intelligence as the major challenge in the fight against insecurity in the north. TheCable had reported how Boko Haram insurgents attacked Faduma Kolomdi [...]

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    Buhari asks military to extract a heavy price from Boko Haram over fresh killings

Buhari asks military to extract a heavy price from Boko Haram over fresh killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Nigerian armed forces to strongly repel the attack on Faduma Kolomdi village in Gubio local government area of Borno state. TheCable had reported how over 70 people were killed by Boko Haram fighters in an attack on Tuesday. In a statement Garba Shehu, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Buhari expressed shock over the "brutal killings" in the [...]

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    Survivor: How Boko Haram deceived us before killing over 80 people

Survivor: How Boko Haram deceived us before killing over 80 people

One of the persons who witnessed the attack on Faduma Kolomdi village in Gubio local government area of Borno state on Tuesday has narrated how the insurgents deceived villagers before they struck. TheCable had reported how over 70 people were killed in the attack. The survivor, who spoke when Babagana Zulum, governor of the state, visited the village on Wednesday, said 81 residents were [...]

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    How army rescued aid workers abducted by insurgents

How army rescued aid workers abducted by insurgents

The Nigerian army special forces, on Monday, rescued four persons, including two aid workers, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents along Maiduguri-Monguno road in Borno state. TheCable learnt that insurgents had on Monday mounted a road block and abducted the victims. The attacks are said to have become a frequent occurrence, with insurgents robbing motorists of their valuables, while passengers carrying [...]

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    Zulum suspends entire hospital staff for abandoning duty

Zulum suspends entire hospital staff for abandoning duty

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, has suspended the entire staff of the general hospital in Ngala, a town in the state. The staff on suspension include resident medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and lab technicians. The governor was said to have paid an unscheduled visit to the hospital on Monday morning, but the entire staff under the government payroll were absent. They were [...]

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    PHOTOS: One dead, many injured as fire razes IDP camp in Borno

PHOTOS: One dead, many injured as fire razes IDP camp in Borno

One person has been confirmed dead, while many persons sustained injuries during a fire outbreak at the Muna Albadawy camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the fire, which occurred during the weekend, started in one of the kitchens in the emergency shelters erected in the camp. NEMA said the two sources of [...]

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    Senior LG officials absent from work as Zulum visits Boko Haram hotspots

Senior LG officials absent from work as Zulum visits Boko Haram hotspots

Some ranking officials of six local government areas in Borno were absent from work when Babagana Zulum, the state governor, visited the councils on Wednesday. The governor was said to have paid an unscheduled visit to Chibok, Bama, Gwoza, Damboa, Konduga and Askira-Uba LGAs before returning to Maiduguri, the state capital, on Thursday. Most of the LGAs are known to often experience [...]

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    NLC: Borno has approved payment of May salaries for early Sallah preparations

NLC: Borno has approved payment of May salaries for early Sallah preparations

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, has directed the immediate release of salaries and pensions to enable workers and retirees prepare early for Sallah. Bulama Abiso, chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Borno state, announced this on Friday. In a message to workers and pensioners, Abiso said even though the month is just half-way gone, the early payment is intended to [...]

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    Borno suspends lockdown, asks mosques, churches to reopen

Borno suspends lockdown, asks mosques, churches to reopen

The lockdown declared in Borno state has been suspended indefinitely. The state government has also relaxed the ban on religious gatherings, but called for strict guidelines on maintaining physical distancing in mosques and churches. Meanwhile, the ban on Eid prayers are still in force. Umar Kadafur, deputy governor and chairman of the state COVID-19 response committee, made this known in a statement. According to [...]

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    12 COVID-19 patients discharged in Borno

12 COVID-19 patients discharged in Borno

Umar Kadafur, the deputy governor of Borno, says 12 patients, who recovered from COVID-19, have been discharged from the state's isolation centres. Kadafur, who is also the chairman of the state response team for the prevention and control of COVID-19, disclosed the recoveries in a statement on Sunday. The latest development brings to 14 the number of COVID-19 patients that have been discharged [...]

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    I’ll be regular here, says Zulum as he establishes an office in Auno

I’ll be regular here, says Zulum as he establishes an office in Auno

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, has directed that a community outreach office be established in Auno, a town few kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capital.  In February, suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed 30 persons in an attack on passengers in the town.  Visiting the town on Saturday to inspect projects, Zulum said the decision to open an outreach in Auno is [...]

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