Friday, January 18, 2019

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    ’50 killed’ in fresh Maiduguri bomb attack

’50 killed’ in fresh Maiduguri bomb attack

At least 50 people lost their lives when a bomb exploded in a busy meat market in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Tuesday.A military source told Reuters that the bomb was concealed under a butcher's table in the market.Shoppers and travellers were among those affected in the incident, which happened around 1pm.Lawal Kawu, a paramedic, said 31 charred bodies [...]

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    Again, fresh explosions rock Maiduguri

Again, fresh explosions rock Maiduguri

Twenty four hours after 27 people lost their lives in separate attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, another explosion occurred in a market at the Gamboru area of the town.A security source confirmed the attack to TheCable but could not give details."Yes it is true that there was a bomb blast today, but I [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘kills 27’ in Maiduguri

Boko Haram ‘kills 27’ in Maiduguri

At least  27 people lost their lives while several others sustained injuries when Boko Haram insurgents struck at Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Saturday.A security source told Reuters that the first attack happened between 1: am and 2:20 am, while the other occurred around 3:00pm at a mosque in the town."A rocket launcher from Boko Haram hit a house [...]

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    Suicide bomber ‘kills 6, injures 30’ at Borno wedding

Suicide bomber ‘kills 6, injures 30’ at Borno wedding

A suicide bomber struck at the venue of a wedding in the Hawul local government area of Borno state on Friday, killing six people.Aderemi Opadokun, the state commissioner of police, confirmed the casualty figure in an interview with NAN in Maiduguri, capital of the state.Opadokun also said that about 30 people were injured during the attack.“I confirm the report on [...]

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    Ex-B’Haram victims responding well to counselling, says UNFPA

Ex-B’Haram victims responding well to counselling, says UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says the women and children recently freed from Boko Haram by the Nigerian military are showing marked improvement after receiving counselling help.The agency, which has been collaborating with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMA) and the government, has been to various internally displaced camps in different parts of the north, and [...]

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    Troops ‘airlift’ 20 women, children from Sambisa

Troops ‘airlift’ 20 women, children from Sambisa

The defence headquarters says scores of Boko Haram insurgents died while 20 women and children were rescued and "airlifted" from Sambisa forest during a military operation on Friday.Chris Olukolade, director of defence information, said the military also suffered a casualty and more than 10 soldiers sustained injuries during the operation.Olukolade noted that landmines planted in the stronghold of the sect posed [...]

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    Shettima, new chair of northern governors, vows to unite NGF

Shettima, new chair of northern governors, vows to unite NGF

Kashim Shetima, governor of Borno state, has been elected as chairman of the governors’ forum of the 19 northern states, while Abdullahi Ganduje, incoming governor of Kano, emerged as Shettima’s deputy.Shettima replaces Babangida Aliyu, the outgoing governor of Niger state.Speaking at the Niger state governor’s lodge in Asokoro, Abuja on Monday, Aliyu wished his successor all the best.“And the forum [...]

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    Nigerian troops ‘rescue more girls’ from Sambisa

Nigerian troops ‘rescue more girls’ from Sambisa

A day after the military announced that 200 girls and 93 women were rescued from Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram sect in Borno state, the army says more captives have regained freedom.According to Sani Usman, acting director of army public relations, several camps of the insurgents were destroyed during the latest operation, geared towards stamping out insurgency.He listed [...]

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    Olukolade: B’Haram has run out of ammunition

Olukolade: B’Haram has run out of ammunition

Boko Haram insurgents have run out of arms and ammunition that they used in unleashing mayhem on their victims, according to the defence headquarters.Chris Olukolade, director of defence information, told journalists in Abuja that unlike the past when members of the sect brandished dangerous weapons, they now go about with bows and arrows.“The Boko Haram terrorists have run out of [...]

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    Female suicide bombers injure three in Potiskum

Female suicide bombers injure three in Potiskum

After weeks of respite, Potiskum, one of the largest towns in Yobe state, came under attack from suspected members of the Boko Haram sect on Monday afternoon.A security source, who confirmed the attack to TheCable, said the incident happened around 2:00pm“The attackers targetted a mosque in Potiskum during the 2:00 clock prayer,” he said. "But they could not succeed as [...]

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Soldiers sack insurgents from Borno forest

The Nigerian military says it has sacked Boko Haram insurgents from the Alagamo forest in Borno.Sani Usman, acting director of army public relations, issued a statement saying the insurgents cleared were of the "last camp" and mopping--up oeration had already begun.“This morning, troops of the Nigerian Army along with support from the Nigerian Air Force, cleared the last camp of Boko [...]

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    Court orders INEC to replace PDP governorship candidate in Borno

Court orders INEC to replace PDP governorship candidate in Borno

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Peoples Democratic Party to recognise Gambo Lawan as the party’s candidate for 2015 gubernatorial election in Borno.Lawan won the primary election, which held in December, but was later replaced with Mohammed Imam.Dissatisfied, Lawan had in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1123/2014, challenged the party’s decision to [...]

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    ‘INEC distributes 1.4m PVCs in Borno’

‘INEC distributes 1.4m PVCs in Borno’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has distributed about 1.4 million Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Borno state.Tommy Magbuin, public affairs officer of the commission in the state, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Maiduguri on Thursday.Magbuin said that the number represented about 70 per cent of the estimated two million registered voters in the state.He [...]

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    B’Haram ‘currently mass-killing Gwoza dwellers’

B’Haram ‘currently mass-killing Gwoza dwellers’

Boko Haram insurgents are currently killing residents of Gwoza, a community in Borno state.According to a source who confirmed the development to TheCable, the sect, looking at the rate at which it was losing territories to security agents in recent times, decided to embark on mass killings.“They just decided to be slaughtering people who are in their captivity,” the source said.“They said they [...]

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    23 parties want Borno polls postponed

23 parties want Borno polls postponed

Twenty-three political parties in Borno state have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone elections in the state till September.The parties cited the current security situation in the state.At a press conference in Maiduguri on Thursday, Babagana Musa, chairman of inter-party advisory council in the state, alleged that the state was not ready for the poll.“After holding [...]

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    ’18 killed’ in Borno suicide bomb attack

’18 killed’ in Borno suicide bomb attack

A suicide bomber struck in Biu, a town in Borno state, on Thursday, killing many people.Babagana Kyari, a member of civilian JTF, a local vigilante outfit in the troubled parts of the northeast, told AFP that “at least 18 people, including three women, died in the incident, while several others were injured”.A witness said two men had arrived Tashar Gandu [...]

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