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    EXTRA: Borno secretly recruits 1,000 ‘ninja hunters’ ‎with ‘powers to disappear’

EXTRA: Borno secretly recruits 1,000 ‘ninja hunters’ ‎with ‘powers to disappear’

The spiritual warfare against Boko Haram has officially commenced in Borno state. Babagana Zulum, the governor, has secretly recruited 1,000 traditional hunters from different parts of the north-east and north-west. They are believed to possess supernatural powers to resist gun shots and also disappear and appear -- like Japanese ninjas. Zulum, a professor of engineering, has become apprehensive over the resurgence of Boko Haram in [...]

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    NAF ‘destroys’ ISWAP training camp in Borno

NAF ‘destroys’ ISWAP training camp in Borno

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it destroyed a major Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) logistics base and training camp at Kusuma on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno. Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. Daramola said the operation was executed on Wednesday by the air task-force of Operation [...]

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    Army shuts down Mercy Corps’ offices in north-east

Army shuts down Mercy Corps’ offices in north-east

The Nigerian army has shut down the offices of Mercy Corps, an international non-governmental organisation that operates in Borno and Yobe. This is coming five days after the army shut down the office of Action Against Hunger (AAH) in Damaturu, Yobe state capital, over allegations of providing aid to Boko Haram. “Mercy Corps is suspending operations in Borno and Yobe States, Nigeria, following [...]

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    VIDEO: Boko Haram occupying 8 out of 10 LGAs in northern Borno, says APC rep

VIDEO: Boko Haram occupying 8 out of 10 LGAs in northern Borno, says APC rep

Ahmadu Jaha, a member of the house of representatives from Borno state, says Boko Haram is occupying eight out of the 10 local government areas in the northern part of the state. The lawmaker, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and represents Damboa/Gwoza/Chibok federal constituency, said this during the plenary session of the house on Tuesday. Jaha, who [...]

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    Army sacks 3 soldiers for ‘kidnapping’ in Borno

Army sacks 3 soldiers for ‘kidnapping’ in Borno

The Nigerian army has sacked three soldiers for alleged kidnapping in Borno state. Olusegun Adeniyi, the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, made this known while handing over the dismissed soldiers to the police in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Sunday. He said the soldiers were arrested with 22 other suspects by a joint patrol team at a building on the outskirts [...]

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    EFCC investigating N-SIP ‘fraud’ in Borno, Yobe

EFCC investigating N-SIP ‘fraud’ in Borno, Yobe

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the commission is working on fishing out those who use the National Social Investment Programmes in Borno and Yobe states for fraudulent activities. Magu spoke during a Hausa programme on Peace FM, a Maiduguri-based radio station. The N-SIP is coordinated by Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social [...]

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    Residents flee as Boko Haram attacks Chibok village

Residents flee as Boko Haram attacks Chibok village

Residents of Yimirmigza village in Kautikari ward, Chibok local government area of Borno, took to their heels after suspected Boko Haram insurgents laid siege on their village. A Chibok resident told TheCable on Saturday that they started hearing strange gunshots around 6pm. The villager said they fled when they noticed that the gunshots were not the routine military gunshots. "They came in this [...]

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    ‘Boko Haram has not been defeated’ — Borno residents write Buhari 

‘Boko Haram has not been defeated’ — Borno residents write Buhari 

Residents of Borno say they have lost confidence in the military over the lingering Boko Haram crisis.  In an open letter signed by Hassan Boguma, a traditional ruler, the residents accused the military of not doing enough, saying Boko Haram now attacks without any countermeasure.  The letter comes after Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, blamed the military over recent attacks on Gubio and [...]

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    Boko Haram sets 73 houses ablaze in Borno

Boko Haram sets 73 houses ablaze in Borno

The Boko Haram sect burnt at least 73 houses and 28 shops in Borno within the last seven days, according to the state government. In his remark, Zulum assured residents and community leaders affected ‎by the attack of immediate reconstruction of houses destroyed. He said the destroyed properties will be replaced by modern houses. The governor said he received assurances from President Muhammadu [...]

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    One killed as army repels attacks on Borno towns

One killed as army repels attacks on Borno towns

The Nigerian army says it repelled attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on communities in Gubio and Magumeri in Borno state. The insurgents had invaded Gubio around 5pm on Wednesday, setting ablaze the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other buildings. Ado Isa, a deputy director of army public relations at the 7 division, in a statement on Thursday [...]

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    Borno gov donates Sambisa forest for Ruga

Borno gov donates Sambisa forest for Ruga

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has given out some parts of Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram insurgents, for the Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) programme. Zulum disclosed this on Monday when Garbai el-Kanemi, shehu of Borno, paid him Sallah homage at the government house in Maiduguri. The governor said forest areas mapped out for the programme cover Konduga, Bama, [...]

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    Shehu of Bama: We’re happy to celebrate Sallah at home for the first time in 5 years

Shehu of Bama: We’re happy to celebrate Sallah at home for the first time in 5 years

Kyari Ibn El-Kanemi, shehu of Bama, says residents of Bama community in Borno state, celebrated Sallah for the first time in five years as a result of the defeat of Boko Haram insurgents in the area. He expressed joy after his people marked this year's Eid-el-Kabir celebration in his domain, on Monday. "Today we are celebrating Sallah in Bama which we were [...]

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    Borno gov suspends doctors absent during unscheduled visit

Borno gov suspends doctors absent during unscheduled visit

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has directed the immediate suspension of the medical director at the Umaru Shehu Ultra-Modern Hospital alongside four medical doctors who were absent when he visited the hospital on Tuesday night. Isa Gusau, spokesman of the governor, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. The suspended doctors are Audu Usman, medical director of Umaru Shehu Hospital; Musa Chuwang, [...]

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    Borno governor inspects hospital at midnight, finds  no doctor on duty

Borno governor inspects hospital at midnight, finds no doctor on duty

Babagana Zulum, Borno state governor, did not meet any doctor on duty when he paid an unscheduled visit to some hospitals in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Tuesday. The governor was said to have visited the hospitals around 1am to inspect the condition of patients and the facilities. At the Umaru Shehu Ultra-Modern Hospital, Zulum was said to have been shocked as [...]

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    ’65 mourners’ shot dead in village where Boko Haram lost 11 fighters

’65 mourners’ shot dead in village where Boko Haram lost 11 fighters

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect killed at least 65 persons at a village near Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Saturday, according to BBC. The insurgents reportedly attacked the mourners on their way from a funeral in Nganzai district near the state capital. BBC quoted Muhammed Bulama, a local government official, as saying the attack could be a revenge for [...]

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    ‘We’re in touch with their captors’ — Garba Shehu reacts to video of aid workers

‘We’re in touch with their captors’ — Garba Shehu reacts to video of aid workers

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says contacts are being made with the captors of the aid workers in Borno state. Insurgents suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) had attacked a convoy of aid workers in Damasak, Borno state, last week, killing a driver before kidnapping six [...]

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