Thursday, August 22, 2019

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    INEC office burnt, houses destroyed as Boko Haram hits Borno town 

INEC office burnt, houses destroyed as Boko Haram hits Borno town 

Thousands of people have been displaced in Gubio, a town in Borno state, following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.Sources said the insurgents invaded the town around 5pm on Wednesday. They were said to have shot sporadically and set many houses on fire. A soldier from the army’s 5 brigade stationed in Damasak told TheCable that the insurgents have been around [...]

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    Gwoza monarch returns home, five years after displacement by Boko Haram

Gwoza monarch returns home, five years after displacement by Boko Haram

Mohammed Shehu-Timta, the emir of Gwoza in Borno state, has returned to his throne five years after he was displaced by Boko Haram insurgents.Shehu-Timta, with hundreds of other residents, had fled Gwoza since 2014 when the insurgents continuously attacked the town.Upon his return on Monday, the emir said he voluntarily returned home to build confidence and encouraged his subjects to [...]

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    Kingibe: I chose Abacha over Abiola because of national interest

Kingibe: I chose Abacha over Abiola because of national interest

Babagana Kingibe, running mate of MKO Abiola in the 1993 presidential election, says he decided to work under the military government of Sani Abacha because of "national interest".Kingibe, who served then as minister of foreign affairs, had been described as a traitor.He was accused of abandoning the struggle after the election was annulled by Ibrahim Babangida, former military head [...]

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    Borno monarch: I slept in makeshift tent to encourage my people to return home

Borno monarch: I slept in makeshift tent to encourage my people to return home

Abdullhi Ibn-Muhammed, emir of Akira-Uba in Borno, says he slept in a tent for many weeks to build confidence and encourage his people to return home after the town was freed from Boko Haram control.Ibn-Mohammed said this when Bulama Biu, acting-general officer commanding (GOC), 7 division of Nigerian Army, paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Uba, on [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari in Maiduguri for COAS conference

PHOTOS: Buhari in Maiduguri for COAS conference

President Muhammadu Buhari who cancelled a private visit to Daura, his hometown in Katsina state, is currently in Maiduguri, Borno state, for the chief of army staff annual conference.[...]

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    Boko Haram sacks two communities in Borno

Boko Haram sacks two communities in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents attacked Mairari and Femari communities in Konduga local government area of Borno state on Saturday night.The insurgents reportedly attacked the communities around 8:30 pm, killing one person and setting houses ablaze.The attack came barely 12 hours after the insurgents killed more than 10 farmers and abducted some people at Kuwa-Yangeya village on Maiduguri-Damboa road.Goni Umar, a witness, [...]

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    ‘We are devastated’ — Red Cross asks Boko Haram to free its remaining colleagues

‘We are devastated’ — Red Cross asks Boko Haram to free its remaining colleagues

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) has condemned the killing of Saifura Khorsa, a midwife and one of its abducted staff.TheCable had reported how the victim was shot by insurgents who captured her five months ago.In a statement on Monday, Red Cross appealed to the abductors to immediately release another ICRC midwife and an healthcare worker still in [...]

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    Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

The Nigerian army says it has uncovered social media accounts used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members.According to NAN, Murtala Usman, artillery commander of operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this while speaking at the ongoing Nigerian army combat support training week in Maiduguri.Usman said insurgents from the Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram group were [...]

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    Fire outbreak kills six at Rann IDP camp

Fire outbreak kills six at Rann IDP camp

About six internally displaced persons were killed while others sustained injuries in a fire outbreak at a camp in Rann, Borno state.Many of the IDPs lost their belongings in the outbreak. The cause of the inferno is unknown.Goni Gajiram, an IDP, told TheCable that the incident occurred around 2:45pm on Tuesday.He lamented that more than 4,000 IDPs were affected.Bashir Garga, north-east [...]

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    Police: We are investigating sexual violence in Borno IDP camps

Police: We are investigating sexual violence in Borno IDP camps

The sexual violence at internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Borno state is being investigated, according to the Nigeria police force.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the force, said this in reaction to a New York Times report on how teenagers who fled Boko Haram captivity were allegedly raped by security officials.Moshood said all the cases reported were under investigation following a directive [...]

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    Nigeria ‘will experience’ severe humanitarian crisis in 2018

Nigeria ‘will experience’ severe humanitarian crisis in 2018

ACAPS, a Geneva-based research institute, says Nigeria will in 2018 experience "severe humanitarian crisis" due to violence, hunger and other factors.According to a report released by the organisation, food security, displacement, health, and protection are expected to be Nigeria’s priority concerns in 2018.Statistics provided showed that 5.2 million people are estimated as severely food insecure; 6.1 million people are in [...]

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    Borno confirms suspected case of Lassa fever

Borno confirms suspected case of Lassa fever

Haruna Mshelia, the Borno commissioner for health, on Thursday said one suspected case of Lassa fever had been reported in the state.Mshelia told journalists in Maiduguri that the case was reported in Zabarmari community of Jere local government area of the state.He said that the patient was initially quarantined but discharge after medical examinations."The patient was discharged after medical examination [...]

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    Army ‘neutralises’ four suicide bombers in three days

Army ‘neutralises’ four suicide bombers in three days

The Nigeria army says its troops have neutralised four suicide bombers in Borno state.There has been an uptick in suicide bombings in the north-eastern state recently.In a statement issued on Wednesday, Sani Usman, army spokesman, said troops were able to neutralise one suicide bomber at Dala village on Tuesday; one at Cimari on Monday, and two at Mammanti on Sunday.“Troops [...]

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    Borno residents: After surviving Boko Haram attack, soldiers burnt our village

Borno residents: After surviving Boko Haram attack, soldiers burnt our village

Victims of last Wednesday's Boko Haram attack in Ali Dawari village in the Jere area of  Maiduguri, Borno state capital, have accused the Nigeria army of burning their village and looting their property.On June 7, Boko Haram insurgents invaded Maiduguri through Alidawari, killing two persons and injuring many residents, including minors.However, four village heads - Bulama Umar, Muhammad Malam, Goni [...]

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    Shettima: Borno will be massively developed in six months

Shettima: Borno will be massively developed in six months

Kashim Shettima, Borno governor, has said the state will be massively developed within the next six months to one year.The Boko Haram insurgency of the past eight years has hindered development in the state.Speaking on Tuesday at the Summit for the Security and Development of Northern Nigeria, the governor said his government will particularly invest in girl-child education, job creation [...]

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    NSCDC arrests ex-wife of Boko Haram commander

NSCDC arrests ex-wife of Boko Haram commander

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) says it has arrested the former wife of Mamman Nur, a factional Boko Haram leader in Borno state.Ibrahim Abdullahi, NSCDC commandant in the state, disclosed this while speaking with reporters on Tuesday.He said his men arrested two female suspects in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Friday.Abdullahi said at first they were suspected to [...]

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