Thursday, February 21, 2019

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    Army ‘dislodges’ Boko Haram from hideout in Borno

Army ‘dislodges’ Boko Haram from hideout in Borno

The Nigerian army says its troops have dislodged Boko Haram insurgents from their hideout in Gamboru Ngala local government area of Borno state.Ina tweet on Friday, the army said on November 29,  the troops launched offensive on two fronts-Ngala bridge and Gamboru town- against the insurgents and successfully dislodged them from their hideout.The force said the insurgents who were preparing [...]

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    Buhari finally reacts to killing of soldiers, calls it a national tragedy

Buhari finally reacts to killing of soldiers, calls it a national tragedy

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of soldiers in Metele village, Borno, by Boko Haram insurgents.Although the army is yet to reveal the casually figure, it is estimated that no less than 100 soldiers were killed in the attacks.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, quoted Buhari as saying immediate measures are in [...]

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    ‘He sat on facts about Chibok girls abduction’ — Shettima faults Jonathan’s book

‘He sat on facts about Chibok girls abduction’ — Shettima faults Jonathan’s book

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of writing an elementary book of tales, saying he deliberately omitted facts about the abduction of Chibok girls.On Tuesday, the former president launched a book titled ‘My Transition Hours’, in which he wrote about issues concerning his administration.In a statement on Wednesday by Isa Gusau, special adviser on [...]

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    Soldiers killed, missing as Boko Haram overruns army battalion in Borno

Soldiers killed, missing as Boko Haram overruns army battalion in Borno

The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) faction of Boko Haram reportedly attacked 157 task force battalion of the Nigerian army in Metele, Borno.More than 10 soldiers were killed while the insurgents carted away ammunition and other military equipment.A military source explained that the insurgents forcefully gained access into the military base around 5pm on Sunday. The source said some [...]

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    Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Ruined towns, desolate homes, wasted farms, shattered lives and loved ones hacked to death, they lost it all; but they are now far away from their ancestral land where Boko Haram established a reign of terror. They perch on mats in rickety and tattered tents, some in open places, struggling to mask the pure pains and grief which the sweet [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

‘Many killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Konduga town in Borno state.The town is located along the Bama-Maiduguri road.The incident, which lasted for about two hours, is said to have occurred around 9pm on Wednesday.Wanori, Kaleri and Amarwa villages are the areas in Konduga said to be affected by the attack which left more than 20 houses destroyed.A witness from Wanori, identified [...]

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    Air force: Scores of insurgents neutralised in Borno

Air force: Scores of insurgents neutralised in Borno

The Nigerian air force says the air task force of operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram vehicle and neutralised scores of the insurgents at Tumbun Rego on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno.Ibikunle Daramola, air force director of public relations and information, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.He said: "As Operation THUNDER STRIKE [...]

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    ‘Robbers’ break into residence of Leah Sharibu’s parents

‘Robbers’ break into residence of Leah Sharibu’s parents

Suspected robbers broke into the residence of the parents of Leah Sharibu, the only student of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, still in Boko Haram custody.They reportedly invaded the parents’ residence on Monday and carted away the family’s belongings, including food stuff and a generator set.Sharibu is one of the 119 students abducted from the school by Boko [...]

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    Borno resident: How Boko Haram fighters took our food after attacking soldiers

Borno resident: How Boko Haram fighters took our food after attacking soldiers

Musa Ishaq, a resident of Gudumbali in Guzamala local government area of Borno state, has narrated how Boko Haram insurgents seized food items and animals after attacking a military base in the town.Ishaq said many soldiers fled the community during the attack, leaving residents at the mercy of the insurgents.He said no member of the community was killed because the [...]

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    Police: ISIS spies operating from Borno IDP camps

Police: ISIS spies operating from Borno IDP camps

The Borno police command says the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), a faction of ISIS, has its spies operating from internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Borno state.Ahmed Bello, an assistant commissioner of police in Borno, disclosed this while giving update on the security in the state.Bello said three among the 22 Boko Haram insurgents arrested two months [...]

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    Boko Haram abducts women in Borno

Boko Haram abducts women in Borno

Some women were abducted along Pulka road in Gwoza local government area of Borno state on Tuesday evening.The victims were on their way to a neighbouring local government when the insurgents attacked the bus they were in.Muhammed Buba, one of the passengers on a vehicle that was attacked, told TheCable that many people sustained injuries in the attempt to escape.Buba [...]

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    Army denies ‘killing of 30 soldiers’ by Boko Haram (updated)

Army denies ‘killing of 30 soldiers’ by Boko Haram (updated)

At least 30 soldiers were reportedly killed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military base in Zari, Borno state.They were said to have stormed the area in trucks on Thursday, overrunning the military base and sacking the entire village.Twenty soldiers were injured in the incident, sources told Daily Trust.The soldiers were said to have withdrawn following the heavy assault while [...]

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    Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state are reportedly being forced back home to ruins, without guarantee of their safety.According to Reuters, the move is to show progress in the war against Boko Haram insurgency as the 2019 elections approach.The IDPs are reportedly being told that they must return home if they wish to continue to receive help from the federal [...]

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    Osuntokun replies Femi Adesina: Whether Sallah day or not, there was bombing in Borno

Osuntokun replies Femi Adesina: Whether Sallah day or not, there was bombing in Borno

Akin Osuntokun, a chieftain of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), has insisted that there was a bomb attack in Borno state.Osuntokun was reported to have first made statement on the attack while speaking on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday.He was quoted to have said not less than 88 persons were killed in the attack.Femi Adesina, presidential [...]

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    ’63 killed’ as Boko Haram hits Borno village

’63 killed’ as Boko Haram hits Borno village

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed 63 people in Malari, a village in Borno state.An aid worker at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Monguno, a town in Borno, disclosed this to Reuters.The aid worker said hundreds of survivors from villages in the area have fled to the IDP camp.Abatcha Umar, a witness, said the attack took place in [...]

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    33 children die in Borno IDP camp ‘within two weeks’

33 children die in Borno IDP camp ‘within two weeks’

At least 33 children have died in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Bama, Borno state, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a non-governmental organisation, has said.In a report released Friday, the organisation said a critical humanitarian situation is unfolding in the camp which has seen an influx of “more than 10,000 IDPs” in August 2018.Bama is one of the worst [...]

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