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    How ‘ritualists’ gouged out eyes of Borno IDP

How ‘ritualists’ gouged out eyes of Borno IDP

Residents of 202 housing estate in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, are yet to recover from shock following the alleged forceful removal of the eyes of a 58-year-old internally displaced person (IDP) who is mentally challenged.The incident was said to have occurred on Thursday,  less than 24 hours after lifeless body of a 7-year-old girl was found in Mairi ward in [...]

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    Army: We’ve just rescued over 1,000 Boko Haram captives

Army: We’ve just rescued over 1,000 Boko Haram captives

The army says it has rescued over 1,000 people who were captured by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.Texas Chukwu, spokesman of the army, said this in a statement on Monday.He said the victims, comprising women and children were set free from Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of Bama local government area of Borno.Chukwu said the men captured were forced to [...]

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    Boko Haram bombers ‘caught praying ahead of suicide mission’

Boko Haram bombers ‘caught praying ahead of suicide mission’

Four Boko Haram insurgents were sighted rendering prayers around the University of Maiduguri, ahead of an attack in the metropolitan city.A military source disclosed this to TheCable, saying it happened on Thursday.The source said four teenagers were seen seen lying down as dead bodies while an elderly man conducted the ritual.He said the military was tipped off following the arrest of [...]

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    ’15 killed, 55 injured’ in fresh Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

’15 killed, 55 injured’ in fresh Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

Not less than 15 persons are feared dead and 55 others injured in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Bale Galtimari village in Jere local government area of Borno.NAN reports that echoes from sporadic gunshots and multiple explosions, which lasted for hours on Sunday night, were heard from the outskirts of the city. Bale community is about 20 kilometres [...]

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    Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama highway 30 months after closure

Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama highway 30 months after closure

The Nigerian army has reopened the Maiduguri-Bama-Banki international highway in Borno state. Rogers Nicholas, the theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, announced this on Saturday at the inauguration of the highway in Maiduguri.Nicholas said the road was certified safe for public use following the successes recorded in the ongoing clearance operation in the war against insurgency.He said: “Today marks another remarkable event [...]

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    UN resumes humanitarian efforts in Rann but aid workers ‘won’t stay overnight’

UN resumes humanitarian efforts in Rann but aid workers ‘won’t stay overnight’

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has announced the resumption of humanitarian operations in Rann town, Borno.The UN relief wing said the resumption of aid operations in the community followed several security assessments by the UN and non-governmental organisations.The UN had on March 2 suspended aid operations and withdrew its workers from Rann after suspected [...]

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    Police: Boko Haram planning massive bomb attacks in Maiduguri

Police: Boko Haram planning massive bomb attacks in Maiduguri

The Borno state police command says Boko Haram is planning to attack Maiduguri, capital of the state, with vehicles primed with improvised explosive device (IED).Ahmed Bello, an assistant commissioner of police, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Bello said the attack was beng coordinated by dislodged Boko Haram from Sambisa forest.He said security forces have adequately deployed resources to counter and [...]

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    Identical twins arrested for malpractice during UTME

Identical twins arrested for malpractice during UTME

Identical twins have been arrested for alleged examination malpractice in Maiduguri, Borno state.They were arrested after one of them tried to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) at the University of Maiduguri.Speaking with NAN, Babagana Gutti, chief examiner officer in the state, said the brothers tricked invigilators and security personnel to gain entrance to the centre.Gutti explained that [...]

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    AUDIO: ‘Tell my parents I’m in trouble’ — nurse abducted in Rann speaks

AUDIO: ‘Tell my parents I’m in trouble’ — nurse abducted in Rann speaks

Hauwa Leman, the nurse abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Rann, Borno state, released a message via Whatsapp just before she was held captive.In the audio sent to one of her male friends, Leman who spoke in Hausa demanded that her parents be informed that she had been kidnapped.Running and panting, the victim said: “We are under attack in [...]

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    MSF quits Rann after deadly Boko Haram attack

MSF quits Rann after deadly Boko Haram attack

The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has suspended its work in Rann, a town in Borno, and evacuated national and international staff after a deadly raid by Boko Haram fighters.Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed four Nigerian aid workers in an attack on a military barracks in the town in Borno state late Thursday.“Following a violent attack in Rann, Borno [...]

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    UNIMAID: We’re sending freed lecturers back to Chad basin

UNIMAID: We’re sending freed lecturers back to Chad basin

The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) says the lecturers who recently regained freedom from the captivity of Boko Haram will return to oil exploration activities in the Chad basin.The lecturers are Solomon Yusuf, Yusuf Ibrahim and Haruna Dashe.They were abducted in July while carrying out a research commissioned by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).In a statement, Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC spokesman, said [...]

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    Boko Haram kills soldiers, policemen, four UN aid workers in Borno (updated)

Boko Haram kills soldiers, policemen, four UN aid workers in Borno (updated)

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have reportedly killed security operatives and some UN aid workers in Rann, a community in Borno state.Rann is the headquarters of Kala Balge local government area of Borno state. Last year, over 100 people were killed in an accidental strike on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in the community.The air force, which [...]

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    Confusion as soldier shoots his superior in Borno

Confusion as soldier shoots his superior in Borno

Peter Omobuwa, a corporal of the Nigerian Army, opened fire on one IF Ibiama, a captain, at Banki junction in Bama local government area of Borno state, on Sunday.A  security source told TheCable that the incident occurred around 9:13 pm.The source said the officer who suffered bullet wounds was taken to the 21 Brigade Medical Center, while the soldier was detained.The source did [...]

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    Teenage suicide bomber shot dead around UNIMAID (updated)

Teenage suicide bomber shot dead around UNIMAID (updated)

A 13-year-old male suicide bomber has reportedly been shot dead close to the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in Borno state.A security source told TheCable that the bomber was gunned down by the security operatives who sighted him as he was trying to sneak into the premises of the university."The sound you heard was the sound of the IED strapped on [...]

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    Twice abducted by Boko Haram, teenager recounts experience on suicide mission

Twice abducted by Boko Haram, teenager recounts experience on suicide mission

At the age of 14, Falmata has already faced two suicide bomb missions on the orders of Boko Haram insurgents.But for her resilience and determination to live, she would have been dead – alongside those who could have been victims; maybe in their tens or even hundreds.She was 13 when the insurgents abducted her and took her to a makeshift [...]

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    Army says Boko Haram has been ‘completely defeated’

Army says Boko Haram has been ‘completely defeated’

Rogers Nicholas, theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, says the Nigerian Army has completely defeated the Boko Haram insurgents.Nicholas said this during the inauguration of the Nigeria-Cameroun Military joint mission on Saturday in Maiduguri, Borno capital.He disclosed that troops under the operation "DEEP PUNCH II" had on Friday dislodged and occupied the insurgents’ tactical ground “Camp Zairo”.Rogers said hundreds of insurgents [...]

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