Friday, January 18, 2019

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    Angry soldiers ground Maiduguri airport, threaten to shoot superiors

Angry soldiers ground Maiduguri airport, threaten to shoot superiors

There is currently tension at the Maiduguri international airport in Borno state as angry soldiers are shooting indiscriminately to protest their deployment from the state capital to another local government.The aggrieved soldiers reportedly arrived at the airport at 6pm ahead of their posting to Marte local government area.But trouble started when they regrouped and refused to board the aircraft which [...]

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    Boko Haram kills NEMA official in Borno

Boko Haram kills NEMA official in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents have killed an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) identified as John Iliya.Iliya who was an excavator operator with NEMA, was killed on Wednesday at Damasak Borno state.Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of NEMA, said the organisation had made arrangements for the returns of his remains to his family." have been thrown into mourning," Sani Datti, NEMA’s [...]

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    Army: 22 insurgents killed in Boko Haram ambush — no soldier missing 

Army: 22 insurgents killed in Boko Haram ambush — no soldier missing 

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    ‘Many soldiers missing’ in fresh Boko Haram ambush

‘Many soldiers missing’ in fresh Boko Haram ambush

The Nigerian army reportedly suffered casualties in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state on Friday.Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, said “many” were either killed, injured or missing in the attack.Writing via his Twitter handle on Saturday, Salkida said the soldiers were ambushed while trying to launch an attack [...]

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    Boko Haram fighter bags 20-year jail sentence over Chibok abduction

Boko Haram fighter bags 20-year jail sentence over Chibok abduction

The special court designated to try terrorism cases in Niger state has sentenced one Banzana Yusuf, a Boko Haram member, to 20 years imprisonment for "planning" the kidnap of 276 female students from Chibok, Borno state, in 2014.The abduction sparked global attention, with celebrities, influential personalities and activists across the world demanding the release of the innocent girls.More than 100 [...]

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    Boko Haram fighters celebrate Sallah in Sambisa, say infidels are in trouble

Boko Haram fighters celebrate Sallah in Sambisa, say infidels are in trouble

A video of Boko Haram insurgents celebrating Sallah in Sambisa forest has surfaced online.In the five minutes, 17 seconds video, the insurgents held prayers with guards wielding rifles.The clip was released two days after 20 persons, including children, were killed by suicide bombers in an attack in Damboa local government area of Borno state.The federal government has continuously claimed that [...]

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    ‘Mostly children’ killed as suicide bombers strike in Borno (updated)

‘Mostly children’ killed as suicide bombers strike in Borno (updated)

Not less than 20 persons have been killed by suicide bombers in an attack in Damboa local government area of Borno state.TheCable learnt the attack was carried out on Saturday by suspected Boko Haram members.It was gathered that the attackers struck in Abacahri village, along Damboa/Chibok road, while the residents were returning from the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.Many were also said to [...]

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    It’s safe to return home, Buratai assures Borno IDPs

It’s safe to return home, Buratai assures Borno IDPs

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has called on internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno north to return home.Speaking on Saturday at the inauguration of nine gunboats for the task force detachment at Baga, he told the IDPs their communities are now safe and secured.He urged residents in the area to leverage on the deployment of ‘Operation Last Hold’ to [...]

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    Suicide bomber kills one, injures four in Borno

Suicide bomber kills one, injures four in Borno

A suicide bomber killed a member of the civilian joint task force, a vigilante at a military checkpoint in Baga, Borno state, on Monday.Bello Danbatta, spokesman for the joint task force (JTF), told TheCable that four people sustained injuries from the attack that was targeted at a Muslim assembly.The spokesman said those who sustained injuries have since been taken to [...]

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    How ‘ritualists’ gouged out eyes of Borno IDP

How ‘ritualists’ gouged out eyes of Borno IDP

Residents of 202 housing estate in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, are yet to recover from shock following the alleged forceful removal of the eyes of a 58-year-old internally displaced person (IDP) who is mentally challenged.The incident was said to have occurred on Thursday,  less than 24 hours after lifeless body of a 7-year-old girl was found in Mairi ward in [...]

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    Army: We’ve just rescued over 1,000 Boko Haram captives

Army: We’ve just rescued over 1,000 Boko Haram captives

The army says it has rescued over 1,000 people who were captured by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.Texas Chukwu, spokesman of the army, said this in a statement on Monday.He said the victims, comprising women and children were set free from Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of Bama local government area of Borno.Chukwu said the men captured were forced to [...]

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    Boko Haram bombers ‘caught praying ahead of suicide mission’

Boko Haram bombers ‘caught praying ahead of suicide mission’

Four Boko Haram insurgents were sighted rendering prayers around the University of Maiduguri, ahead of an attack in the metropolitan city.A military source disclosed this to TheCable, saying it happened on Thursday.The source said four teenagers were seen seen lying down as dead bodies while an elderly man conducted the ritual.He said the military was tipped off following the arrest of [...]

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    ’15 killed, 55 injured’ in fresh Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

’15 killed, 55 injured’ in fresh Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

Not less than 15 persons are feared dead and 55 others injured in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Bale Galtimari village in Jere local government area of Borno.NAN reports that echoes from sporadic gunshots and multiple explosions, which lasted for hours on Sunday night, were heard from the outskirts of the city. Bale community is about 20 kilometres [...]

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    Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama highway 30 months after closure

Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama highway 30 months after closure

The Nigerian army has reopened the Maiduguri-Bama-Banki international highway in Borno state. Rogers Nicholas, the theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, announced this on Saturday at the inauguration of the highway in Maiduguri.Nicholas said the road was certified safe for public use following the successes recorded in the ongoing clearance operation in the war against insurgency.He said: “Today marks another remarkable event [...]

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    UN resumes humanitarian efforts in Rann but aid workers ‘won’t stay overnight’

UN resumes humanitarian efforts in Rann but aid workers ‘won’t stay overnight’

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has announced the resumption of humanitarian operations in Rann town, Borno.The UN relief wing said the resumption of aid operations in the community followed several security assessments by the UN and non-governmental organisations.The UN had on March 2 suspended aid operations and withdrew its workers from Rann after suspected [...]

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    Police: Boko Haram planning massive bomb attacks in Maiduguri

Police: Boko Haram planning massive bomb attacks in Maiduguri

The Borno state police command says Boko Haram is planning to attack Maiduguri, capital of the state, with vehicles primed with improvised explosive device (IED).Ahmed Bello, an assistant commissioner of police, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Bello said the attack was beng coordinated by dislodged Boko Haram from Sambisa forest.He said security forces have adequately deployed resources to counter and [...]

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