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    Boko Haram crisis: Zulum visits Niger Rep ahead repatriation of ‘120,000’ refugees

Boko Haram crisis: Zulum visits Niger Rep ahead repatriation of ‘120,000’ refugees

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, on Saturday, visited Niger Republic to finalise the repatriation of 120,000 refugees who fled Nigeria as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. Isa Gusau, the governor's spokesman, who disclosed this, said most of the refugees hail from local governments in the northern part of the state. He said they fled from hundreds of communities attacked [...]

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    ‘She told everyone she wanted to be a journalist’ — survivor of Auno attack narrates how teenage niece was killed

‘She told everyone she wanted to be a journalist’ — survivor of Auno attack narrates how teenage niece was killed

When Fatima Babagana, a student of the University of Maiduguri, joined her uncle for a ride from Maiduguri, she probably did not know that she would not make it to Postiskum, her destination in Yobe. Babagana was among the 30 people killed when Boko Haram attacked stranded travellers in Auno last week. In an interview with CNN, Babagana's uncle, who reportedly did [...]

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    How Buratai’s convoy ‘rescued stranded passengers’ in Borno

How Buratai’s convoy ‘rescued stranded passengers’ in Borno

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, on Friday ordered his convoy to evacuate some passengers whose vehicle broke down along Maiduguri-Damboa road in Borno state. The road, which links Damboa, Biu, Chibok and neighboring states, was recently reopened by the Nigerian Army after over a year of closure due to activities of insurgents. Buratai, who was on the route on Friday, reportedly [...]

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    Amnesty: Soldiers razed Yobe, Borno villages — and claimed it was a rescue operation

Amnesty: Soldiers razed Yobe, Borno villages — and claimed it was a rescue operation

Soldiers of the Nigerian army burnt down three villages in Borno and Yobe states as a war tactic while battling Boko Haram insurgents, Amnesty International (AI) says. In a new report released on Friday, a copy of which was sent to TheCable, AI said soldiers razed Bukarti, Matiri and Ngariri villages -- all along the stretch of Maiduguri-Damaturu road -- in [...]

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    Zulum: Borno people haven’t lost hope in Buhari 

Zulum: Borno people haven’t lost hope in Buhari 

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, says the people of his state have not lost hope in President Muhammadu Buhari.  The governor said this while reacting to the president’s visit to the state on Wednesday.  Buhari had visited the state to condole with the people over the Boko Haram attack which led to the loss of 30 lives in Auno, a community near [...]

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    Shettima on booing: Borno people still love Buhari

Shettima on booing: Borno people still love Buhari

Kashim Shettima, senator representing Borno central, says the people of the state love President Muhammadu Buhari "passionately". He said this a day after Buhari was booed by some residents when he paid a condolence visit to the state over an attack which led to the killing of 30 persons. Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Shettima, a former governor of the state, described [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Politicians paid miscreants to boo Buhari in Borno

Garba Shehu: Politicians paid miscreants to boo Buhari in Borno

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says some politicians paid miscreants to boo President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno state. On Wednesday, some residents of the state booed the president as his convoy made its way into Maiduguri. Buhari was on a condolence visit to the state over the killing of 30 citizens at Auno on Sunday. In an interview with the Hausa service of [...]

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    Boko Haram hits Maiduguri — after Buhari’s visit

Boko Haram hits Maiduguri — after Buhari’s visit

Residents of Jiddari Polo in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, are currently running for cover following an attack launched by Boko Haram fighters. The attack happened hours after President Muhammadu Buhari paid a condolence visit to the people of the state over the killing of 30 persons on Sunday. A resident told TheCable that the insurgents have been shooting sporadically for over 30 [...]

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    Boko Haram can’t survive without local support, says Buhari as he departs Borno without visiting scene of attack

Boko Haram can’t survive without local support, says Buhari as he departs Borno without visiting scene of attack

President Muhammadu Buhari left Borno state on Wednesday without visiting Auno, a nearby community where suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed at least 30 people on Sunday.  Buhari had headed to Borno from Ethiopia where he attended the African Union summit. TheCable gathered that the president who left the state around 4pm neither visited the scene of the attack nor hospitals where those [...]

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    Borno residents boo Buhari (video)

Borno residents boo Buhari (video)

Some residents of Borno state booed President Muhammadu Buhari as his convoy made its way into Maiduguri on Wednesday. Buhari, who had been in Ethiopia since Friday for the African Union summit, headed straight to Borno to condole with the people over the latest Boko Haram attack. On Sunday, about 30 people were killed in an attack at Auno, near Maiduguri. As the convoy [...]

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    Army rescues female students ‘after gun battle’ with Boko Haram

Army rescues female students ‘after gun battle’ with Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army says it has rescued students of Federal Government Girls College, Maiduguri, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state. Olusegun Adeniyi, theatre commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, announced this while presenting the rescued victims to their families in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Monday. He said the students, comprising a male and two females, were abducted on Maiduguri-Gubio [...]

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    Zulum shouts at army commander over fresh Boko Haram attack

Zulum shouts at army commander over fresh Boko Haram attack

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, has accused soldiers of leaving some residents of the state at the mercy of Boko Haram insurgents. Speaking when he visited Auno, a town 20 kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno state capital, the governor alleged that soldiers meant to secure the community desert the people around 5pm on a daily basis. At least 30 persons were killed when [...]

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    ’30 killed’, women abducted as Boko Haram attacks travellers near Maiduguri

’30 killed’, women abducted as Boko Haram attacks travellers near Maiduguri

At least 30 persons were killed when suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked passengers in Auno, a town 20 kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno state capital. TheCable gathered that the passengers who were en route to Maiduguri were attacked around 10pm on Sunday. They had stopped over at Auno as a result of the blockade of the road into the state capital, according to residents. Dogo [...]

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    Segun Awolowo visits Zulum, speaks on importance of ‘zero oil’ plan

Segun Awolowo visits Zulum, speaks on importance of ‘zero oil’ plan

Segun Awolowo, executive director of Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), says 20 million Nigerians will be lifted out of poverty if the country implements the zero oil plan. He disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state. Awolowo said the zero oil plan is a long term goal of earning 20 percent Nigeria GDP ($100b) [...]

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    ‘I’m glad you didn’t desert us, despite security challenges’– shehu of Borno lauds NYSC

‘I’m glad you didn’t desert us, despite security challenges’– shehu of Borno lauds NYSC

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    EXCLUSIVE: How soldiers opened fire on SARS operatives who repelled Boko Haram attack

EXCLUSIVE: How soldiers opened fire on SARS operatives who repelled Boko Haram attack

There was confusion in Mainok, a town along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road in Borno state, after soldiers reportedly opened fire on a team of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives who engaged Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battle. SARS is a unit of the Nigeria Police Force. Villages along the road which connects Borno and Yobe states have been badly affected in the [...]

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