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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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    Boko Haram cuts off Maiduguri from national grid

Boko Haram cuts off Maiduguri from national grid

Boko Haram insurgents have cut off Maiduguri, Borno state capital, from the national electricity grid.  In a statement on Monday, Ndidi Mbah, spokesperson of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), said the insurgents damaged the electricity equipment serving the state capital and its environs. She said the agency is making efforts to restore electricity supply in the area as soon as possible. "The [...]

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    PHOTOS: The SARS operatives gunned down by Boko Haram

PHOTOS: The SARS operatives gunned down by Boko Haram

At least three operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) were shot dead by Boko Haram fighters in Borno state on Monday. They were killed in an exchange of gunfire between security operatives and the insurgents at Kundori village in Konduga local government area of Borno. While mourning them, Muhammed Ibrahim, commander of SARS in Borno, described the deceased officers as [...]

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    Troops kill six insurgents in Borno but lose four soldiers

Troops kill six insurgents in Borno but lose four soldiers

Troops of 29 task force brigade of the Nigerian Army reportedly killed at least six members of the Boko Haram sect during a gun battle at Jakana in Konduga local government area of Borno state on Monday. A security source, who disclosed this to TheCable, said the army lost four of its men in the encounter. The insurgents were said to have [...]

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    Borno gov begins new year with inauguration of five projects

Borno gov begins new year with inauguration of five projects

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, commenced the new year with the inauguration of five projects in the state. The governor inaugurated the projects in Hawul local government area on Wednesday. According to a statement, most of the projects started six months ago, while some were initiated by community members in the local government area. The governor had spent three days in Gwoza local [...]

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    Don’t let terrorists divide us, Buhari begs Nigerians over killing of Christians

Don’t let terrorists divide us, Buhari begs Nigerians over killing of Christians

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians not to allow insurgents divide them along religious lines. The president said this in reaction to the alleged killing of 10 Christians in Borno state by the Islamic State (IS). In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, Buhari described the execution as evil. He added that his administration will not lower its guards in the war [...]

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    Borno gov: I don’t consider payment of salaries an achievement

Borno gov: I don’t consider payment of salaries an achievement

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he does not consider payment of salaries and pensions as an achievement. Zulum was quoted as saying this in a statement issued by Isa Gusau, his special adviser on public relations and strategy. He spoke after he approved the early payment of December salaries. The governor said the payment of salaries is a debt to workers [...]

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    ‘No food, no school’ — north-east pupils abandon classrooms after stoppage of feeding programme

‘No food, no school’ — north-east pupils abandon classrooms after stoppage of feeding programme

That Monday morning when headteacher of Girei primary school 3 in Adamawa state announced to his pupils that henceforth, they would be served a bowl of meal per day, the excitement blew the children off, and right there on the assembly ground, they started chanting prayers for the president whom they were told had made provision for this.  The headteacher simply [...]

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    Justice ministry prosecutor jailed 18 months for demanding bribe from suspect

Justice ministry prosecutor jailed 18 months for demanding bribe from suspect

The Borno state high court has sentenced Zanna Dalhatu, a lawyer, to 18 months in prison for demanding a N7million bribe. Delivering the ruling on Monday, Umaru Fadawu, the presiding judge, did not give an option of fine. The Maiduguri zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Dalhatu, a prosecuting counsel with the federal ministry of justice, on [...]

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    Zulum: Why I chose ex-Boko Haram stronghold as retreat venue

Zulum: Why I chose ex-Boko Haram stronghold as retreat venue

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, is currently chairing a retreat for commissioners, special advisers and other top government officials in Damask, an area reclaimed from the Boko Haram insurgents. Damasak located near Lake Chad that is less than 10 kilometres away from Diffa in Niger Republic. It was captured by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014 but recovered in 2016. Declaring the retreat [...]

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    Ndume: Boko Haram has killed over 840 soldiers in Borno

Ndume: Boko Haram has killed over 840 soldiers in Borno

Ali Ndume, chairman, senate committee on army, says the Boko Haram sect has killed 847 Nigerian soldiers from 2013 till date. He said the deceased officers were buried in the military cemetery located in Maiduguri, Borno capital. Ndume said the figure did not include soldiers killed by the insurgents but buried in other military cemeteries. The lawmaker addressed reporters after his committee returned [...]

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    EXTRA: Shekau asks Borno people to repent and seek God’s face

EXTRA: Shekau asks Borno people to repent and seek God’s face

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has asked the people of Borno state to repent and seek the face of God. In an audio he released on Sunday, the sect leader said there were a lot infidels among the people of the state which has come under serious attacks in the last decade. He also tackled Babagana Zulum, governor of [...]

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