Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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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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    ‘Many killed’ as suicide bombers hit Borno IDP camp

‘Many killed’ as suicide bombers hit Borno IDP camp

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect struck at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Dalori, Borno state, on Wednesday.A witness told TheCable that many IDPs were killed in the attack.“Soldiers have locked up the place to probably prevent another suicide bomber from gaining access,” the witness said.“I can’t say the number of those killed but I know they [...]

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    ’12 killed, 48 injured’ in multiple attacks in Maiduguri

’12 killed, 48 injured’ in multiple attacks in Maiduguri

Twelve people have reportedly been killed while 48 sustained injuries in multiple suicide attacks in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.Abdulkadir Ibrahim, information officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the north-east, confirmed the incident to TheCable, saying it occurred around 3pm on Wednesday.Ibrahim said an emergency response team comprising NEMA, SEMA and International Committee of Red cross (ICRC), were deployed [...]

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    ‘Your days are numbered’ — Buratai tells ‘defeated’ Boko Haram fighters

‘Your days are numbered’ — Buratai tells ‘defeated’ Boko Haram fighters

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the days of the rump of Boko Haram inurgents are numbered, in spite of occasional attacks of Nigerian targets.Buratai gave the assurance while addressing troops of the 8 Division at Monguno, headquarters of Monguno local government area of Borno state.He, therefore, charged the troops to be determined in the efforts to stablilise their [...]

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    Teenage bomber kills father in Borno mosque (updated)

Teenage bomber kills father in Borno mosque (updated)

A teenage suicide bomber killed 11 people, including his biological father, at a mosque in Gamboru, Borno state.TheCable learnt that the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday.Lawan Abba, a resident of Gamboru, told NAN that 10 persons were killed and six others sustained injuries in the attack.Abba disclosed that the suicide bomber sneaked into a crowded mosque while [...]

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    Buratai launches investigation into ‘extortion’ by soldiers

Buratai launches investigation into ‘extortion’ by soldiers

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has launched an investigation into alleged extortion of motorists by soldiers on the Maiduguri-Gamboru Ngala road in Borno state.Sani Usman, director of army public relations, in a statement on Sunday, said the order resulted from complaints made by a certain “DanBorno” as he is known on Twitter.According to Usman, DanBorno said soldiers allegedly collect [...]

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    Four killed, 13 injured in Borno suicide attack

Four killed, 13 injured in Borno suicide attack

Not less than four persons were killed in a Boko Haram attack at Amarwa village in Konduga local government of Borno state.According to a security source who confirmed the incident to TheCable, a male Boko Haram insurgent detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) in the village.The bomber was also killed in the attack which took place on Thursday while thirteen [...]

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    Report: Hunger, snake bite have killed 13 Chibok girls in custody

Report: Hunger, snake bite have killed 13 Chibok girls in custody

Thirteen of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have died in the insurgents’ custody, according to Wall Street Journal.Boko Haram fighters had kidnapped the girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno state.Of that number, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three more escaped later, and a Swiss-coached [...]

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    Ambush on UN team: Boko Haram ‘getting information from IDPs’

Ambush on UN team: Boko Haram ‘getting information from IDPs’

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state have been accused of providing Boko Haram with the information on the whereabouts of aid workers.An official of the United Nations, who does not want his name mentioned, made this allegation while reacting to the attack on a UN team.During the weekend, suspected insurgents ambushed a World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy in [...]

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    Four killed as Boko Haram attacks UN team in Borno

Four killed as Boko Haram attacks UN team in Borno

Four persons were killed and food trucks hijacked when suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy in Ngala, Borno state.The attack, which happened during the weekend, is the latest in the region as the conflict with Boko Haram nears its ninth year.“WFP can confirm that a convoy escorted by the Nigerian military including [...]

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    ’10 killed’ as troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno

’10 killed’ as troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday repelled a violent attack by the Boko Haram insurgents at Mainok community in Kaga local government area of Borno.According to NAN, the troops engaged the insurgents in a gun battle at Mainok, about 73 kilometres drive from Maiduguri.Mainok is one of the liberated communities rehabilitated by the government. The town recorded a high [...]

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    16,000 living with HIV in Borno died ‘because of Boko Haram’

16,000 living with HIV in Borno died ‘because of Boko Haram’

The Borno chapter of the Network of Persons Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWAN), says more than 16, 000 members of the organisation have died in the past three years in Borno.Speaking with journalists on Saturday, Hassan Mustapha, its chairman, explained that the victims died because of the activities of Boko Haram, which made it difficult for patients [...]

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    13 killed as suicide bombers attack Borno market

13 killed as suicide bombers attack Borno market

At least 13 people have been killed while 53 were injured in two attacks in Biu, a community in the southern part of Borno state, the police have said.Victor Isuku, Borno police spokesperson, told TheCable that the suicide bomb attacks occurred at about 9am on Saturday at the community's market.The first attack was said to have occurred at entrance of [...]

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