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    Police: Six killed in Borno bomb attacks

Police: Six killed in Borno bomb attacks

Six persons have died in bomb attacks which occurred early Saturday in Jere local government area of Borno state, the police have confirmed.Victor Isukwu, the state’s police command public relations officer, said two Boko Haram female suicide bombers detonated IED vests in the outskirts of Alakaramtii village, killing themselves in the process.He also said two other bombers carried out an [...]

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    UPDATED: 18 killed in multiple bomb attacks in Maiduguri

UPDATED: 18 killed in multiple bomb attacks in Maiduguri

The police in Borno have said 18 persons were killed in multiple suicide bomb attacks at Muna Gari community in Konduga local government area of Maiduguri.TheCable had earlier learnt that the attacks, two of which took place at a mosque, left 23 people injured.Four suicide bombers detonated improvised explosive devices (IED) in the community on Wednesday evening.Bello Danbatta, the spokesperson of the [...]

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    The struggle to get vaccinated in IDP camps

The struggle to get vaccinated in IDP camps

In the northeast region of the country, where these camps are located, 80% of Nigerian children have not been vaccinated. It is a hot Saturday, Modu Sheriff is seated under a tree to shield him from the rays of the blistering sun in Borno state, Nigeria. He immediately volunteers to be interviewed as soon he is asked if his kids have [...]

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    Four suicide bombers killed, six farmers injured in Maiduguri

Four suicide bombers killed, six farmers injured in Maiduguri

Six farmers sustained injuries while four female suicide bombers were killed in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Tuesday.Victor Isuku, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, disclosed the incident to NAN in a telephone interview.Isuku said it happened around about 8:30am in Tomsu Ngamdu community on the outskirts of Maiduguri.He said one of the suicide bombers detonated her explosive near [...]

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    VIDEO: Air force strikes Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa

VIDEO: Air force strikes Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa

The Nigerian air force has launched fresh strikes on Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.Olatokunbo Adesanya, the director of public relations and information, NAF headquarters, announced this on Saturday.He also released a video of the operation, which has been embedded here.[...]

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    Death toll in Borno cholera outbreak hits 61

Death toll in Borno cholera outbreak hits 61

The Borno state ministry of health says it had recorded 5,281 suspected cases of cholera as at October 31.According to a daily situation report by the ministry, there have been a total of 61 deaths so far with the highest recorded in Jere local government. In September, the death toll stood at 44."Total number of suspected cases of cholera reported [...]

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    Bomb goes off outside Borno NDLEA headquarters

Bomb goes off outside Borno NDLEA headquarters

A suspected suicide bomber struck outside the headquarters of the Borno state command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Sunday.The command is located in the Muna area of Maiduguri, the state capital.A source told TheCable that two female suicide bombers were responsible for the attack. The source said only one was able to detonate her explosive before security operatives [...]

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    Troops ‘kill 11 Boko Haram insurgents, rescue 85 abductees’

Troops ‘kill 11 Boko Haram insurgents, rescue 85 abductees’

The Nigerian army says eighty-five persons in Boko Haram captivity were rescued on Tuesday during a military operation in Borno state.In a statement, Sani Usman, army spokesman, said the operation was coordinated by troops of 3 battalion, 22 brigade as well as personnel of the Nigerian air force.He said 11 Boko Haram fighters were killed during the attack launched under [...]

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    Suicide bombers kill 18 in Borno — despite ‘improvement of security’

Suicide bombers kill 18 in Borno — despite ‘improvement of security’

Three suspected suicide bombers have killed at least 18 people and wounded 13 in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.A female bomber is said to have blown herself at Muna garage killing fishermen, food sellers and passengers heading to Budum area in the state capital.The incident which reportedly occurred at 8pm on Sunday, made shop owners flee the scene.Also, two other [...]

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    Air force bombs ‘gathering of insurgents’ in Borno

Air force bombs ‘gathering of insurgents’ in Borno

The Nigerian air force says it has neutralised and set ablaze insurgents’ structures in Urga area near Konduga, Borno state.In a statement on Saturday, Olatokunbo Adesanua, director of public relations and information, NAF headquarters, said troops under Operation Lafiya Dole carried out an aerial attack in the area."Previous intelligence reports, gathered through intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions by NAF [...]

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    Ndume: Since I left university, this is the first time in six months that I’ll stay without salary

Ndume: Since I left university, this is the first time in six months that I’ll stay without salary

Ali Ndume, suspended senator representing Borno south, says since he graduated from the university, this is the first time in six months that he will not receive salary or allowance.On March 29, Ndume was handed a six-month suspension for “deliberately bringing up an issue that painted the red chamber in bad light”.The senator had asked the upper legislative chamber to [...]

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    Arrested IDPs fall sick in detention

Arrested IDPs fall sick in detention

Four of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) arrested over the protest at a camp in Borno state have taken ill in prison.An official of the Nigeria prison service disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday. He identified the sick inmates as Mohammed Hassan, Grema Kyari, Kura Dogo, and Bura Marte.The IDPs under the aegis of Bama Initiative for Human Development (BIHD) [...]

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    Army: 760 cleared Boko Haram suspects released to Borno

Army: 760 cleared Boko Haram suspects released to Borno

The army says it has released 760 suspected Boko Haram members to the Borno state government.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, army public relations, theatre command of Operation Lafiya Dole, said this in a statement on Friday.Nwachikwu said the suspects were handed over to the government at the Bulunkutu state rehabilitation centre, Maiduguri for reintegration into the society.He said they were arrested [...]

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    Borno NUT demands immediate release of detained IDPs

Borno NUT demands immediate release of detained IDPs

The Borno state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has called for the immediate release of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) arrested in the state.On Sunday, the IDPs staged a protest over the poor condition in their camp. They demanded to return to their respective communities in Bama local government.Some of them were subsequently arrested by the police [...]

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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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