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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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    TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

Around 9pm on April 14, 2014, members of the Boko Haram insurgent group stormed Chibok community in Borno state and headed for the Government Girls Secondary School which is about 130 km west of Maiduguri, the state capital.Upon arrival, they opened fire on security operatives on duty and proceeded to the students’ hostel where they forced as many of [...]

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    Shettima: Why Buhari polled over 800,000 votes in Borno

Shettima: Why Buhari polled over 800,000 votes in Borno

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, says the results of the February 23 presidential election from the state is not surprising.Critics had questioned how President Muhammadu Buhari garnered 836,496 votes in the insurgency-torn state.Atiku Abubakar, Buhari's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, polled only 71,788 votes.But speaking in a broadcast, Shetimma described the north-eastern state as a "Buhari territory".According to him, the state [...]

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    Peter Obi: INEC disenfranchised over 8m registered voters in south-east

Peter Obi: INEC disenfranchised over 8m registered voters in south-east

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged that there were irregularities in the presidential election.Obi alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) disenfranchised "over 8 million" registered voters in the region, as only 20 percent of voters south-east voters cast their votes.Addressing journalists at his Onitsha residence on Tuesday, the former governor of Anambra [...]

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    Report: 60 killed, 100 abducted in attack on Borno gov’s convoy

Report: 60 killed, 100 abducted in attack on Borno gov’s convoy

Boko Haram insurgents reportedly killed at least 60 persons in the attack on the convoy of Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state.According to Reuters, survivors also claimed "between 100 and 200" were abducted in the attack.The insurgents had attacked Shettima and his campaign team while on their way to Gamboru Ngala, a community which shares border with Cameroon.Shettima had told [...]

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    UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over Boko Haram attacks

UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over Boko Haram attacks

The United Nations says it has withdrawn about 260 aid workers from three local governments in Borno state over the recent resurgence of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.In a statement on Wednesday, Samantha Newport, UN spokesperson in Nigeria, said the development has affected its humanitarian service delivery in the embattled region..Newport said Edward Kallon, UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, is deeply [...]

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    Borno gov is sole person funding civilian JTF, says spokesman

Borno gov is sole person funding civilian JTF, says spokesman

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, is solely funding civilian joint task force (JTF) aiding the war against Boko Haram, his spokesman has said.Speaking during an Arise TV programme on Saturday, Isa Gusau, the governor's special adviser on communication and strategy, said over 20,000 members of the task force have been operating with state funds.The Borno state government had set [...]

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    Shettima on Borno insurgency: I haven’t criticised Buhari because he listens to me

Shettima on Borno insurgency: I haven’t criticised Buhari because he listens to me

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, says he is yet to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari over the insecurity challenge in the state because he is convinced that Buhari is devoted to the fight against Boko Haram.Shettima said this when he convened an "extraordinary security meeting" to address the recent series of attacks on the military and deteriorating security in the state.According [...]

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    Troops neutralise three suicide bombers in Borno village

Troops neutralise three suicide bombers in Borno village

Troops on Sunday neutralised three female suicide bombers, while on patrol around Kubtara village in Dikwa local government area of Borno.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, army public relations, on Monday said the troops also recovered one rocket propelled grenade and a suicide vest at the scene of the incident.Nwachukwu said Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, had commended the troops for [...]

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    Army: We are planning to relocate Baga residents to safer locations

Army: We are planning to relocate Baga residents to safer locations

The army says it is working towards relocating the residents of Baga, a community in Borno state, to safer locations.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director public relations, theatre command of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.Nwachukwu said this is in view of ongoing military operations in the area.Last week, insurgents attacked the headquarters of the 7 brigade multinational joint task [...]

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    Many trapped as Boko Haram invades yet another village in Borno

Many trapped as Boko Haram invades yet another village in Borno

Some communities in Monguno local government area of Borno state are currently under Boko Haram attack, TheCable can report.A resident told TheCable that Boko Haram fighters stormed Kekeno, one of the affected villages around 6pm and engaged soldiers on ground in a gun battle.He said the attackers were well armed, adding that the exchange of gunfire had been on for [...]

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    Amaechi says Boko Haram hasn’t struck outside Borno under Buhari

Amaechi says Boko Haram hasn’t struck outside Borno under Buhari

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Boko Haram attacks in the north-east has only been within Borno state since President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015.The minister said this while speaking at the commencement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign for the 2019 elections.The programme held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, on Friday.Amaechi said the APC had [...]

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