Saturday, February 25, 2017

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    Shettima tells donor agencies to increase aid given to Boko Haram victims

Shettima tells donor agencies to increase aid given to Boko Haram victims

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, has appealed to the international community to come to aid of millions of Nigerians affected by Boko Haram, saying they could cause more refugee crisis for the world.Shettima said this while addressing international donor countries and agencies at the ongoing humanitarian donor conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad in Oslo, the capital of Norway.He [...]

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    Shettima tells military to deal with his children if they have ties to Boko Haram

Shettima tells military to deal with his children if they have ties to Boko Haram

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, says anyone with links to Boko Haram must face justice.Shettima said this in a state broadcast on Friday.My dear brothers and sisters, the people of Borno State."In recent days and weeks, we have come under renewed attacks which horribly remind us, that our security challenges are still longing," he said."It is regrettable that this upsurge [...]

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    Shettima to military: If my children have links to Boko Haram, don’t spare them

Shettima to military: If my children have links to Boko Haram, don’t spare them

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, says anyone with links to Boko Haram must face justice.Shettima said this in a state broadcast on Friday.He said he had told security agencies not to spare even his children if they were found to have links to the insurgents.“I know that majority of you, the good people of Borno state; have remained sincerely committed [...]

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    Rann bombing: 170 people may have been killed, says MSF

Rann bombing: 170 people may have been killed, says MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says consistent reports from residents and community leaders of Rann in Borno state, shows that 170 people may have died in the accidental bombing by the Nigerian air force.On Tuesday, an air force plane circled the community twice and dropped two bombs in the middle of Rann, which hosts thousands of internally displaced persons (IDP).“Outside of [...]

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    Buhari in ‘deep sadness and regret’ over accidental bombing of civilians in Borno

Buhari in ‘deep sadness and regret’ over accidental bombing of civilians in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the accidental bombing of humanitarian workers and civilians in Borno state as "a regrettable operational mistake".He expressed regret at the tragedy, saying the federal government would lend a hand to the Borno state government in attending to it.Lucky Irabor, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, had disclosed the incident to journalists in Borno state on [...]

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    Shekau: My people attacked UNIMAID mosque because of its ungodly acts

Shekau: My people attacked UNIMAID mosque because of its ungodly acts

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram group, has taken responsibility for the bomb blasts that occurred at the University of Maiduguri, Borno state, on Monday.On Monday, suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked a mosque and another location within the university.The blasts killed four people and injured 17 others, as of first count.In a audio recording published on YouTube, Shekau said [...]

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    Chibok girl found with six-month-old baby

Chibok girl found with six-month-old baby

One of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls has been found at an undisclosed location in Borno state, TheCable has learnt.Sani Usman, a brigadier general and acting director army public relations, confirmed this to TheCable on Thursday."Quote me,  another Chibok girl has been found. That's all I can say now. I will send details later," he simply said.Usman subsequently issued a statement confirming the [...]

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    UNDERCOVER: In Borno, children are dying at IDP camps, foodstuffs are ‘disappearing’ at SEMA store

UNDERCOVER: In Borno, children are dying at IDP camps, foodstuffs are ‘disappearing’ at SEMA store

In October 2016, the senate began probing the alleged diversion of funds and relief materials meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno state. After disguising as a relief-aid donor — for eight straight days in November — in order to penetrate an IDP camp and the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), ‘Fisayo Soyombo, editor of TheCable, presents a [...]

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    Vast quantities of crude oil ‘discovered’ in Borno

Vast quantities of crude oil ‘discovered’ in Borno

Crude oil has been discovered in vast quantities in Borno state, according to Jamila Shua'ra, permanent secretary, ministry of petroleum resources.Shua'ra made the disclosure on Thursday at the presentation of the 2016 petroleum sector scorecard in Abuja.She listed the discovery of crude oil in Borno as one of the achievements of the ministry in 2016.“Our doggedness culminated in the discovery of oil in [...]

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    Boko Haram sets fire on village near Chibok

Boko Haram sets fire on village near Chibok

There was tension in Makalama, a village just 15 kilometres from Chibok in Borno state, during an attack by Boko Haram insurgents.Hassan Usman, a resident of the village, disclosed this to TheCable, saying it happened on Saturday.Usman said but for the intervention of the military, the entire village would have been burnt down."The attack happened two days ago, the road [...]

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    TRIBUTE: Kyari, the old-age pensioner housing 49 IDPs in his small compound in Maiduguri

TRIBUTE: Kyari, the old-age pensioner housing 49 IDPs in his small compound in Maiduguri

One Abba Kyari you already know, but this one you surely don't!It is dusk on May 14, 2016. And it is the eve of my departure from Borno state, after more than a week of unearthing some untold stories about Nigeria's war against insurgency and the abominable treatment of the soldiers prosecuting it.My guide and I run into a man who [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘kills 5 soldiers, injures 19′ in Damboa

Boko Haram ‘kills 5 soldiers, injures 19′ in Damboa

The Nigeria army on Sunday night said some Boko Haram insurgents killed five of its soldiers in an ambush in Borno state.Sani Usman, army spokesman, disclosed this in a statement.He also said three members of a local vigilante were killed in the attack, while 19 soldiers were wounded.Usman said the troops were attacked after clearance operations at the hideouts of [...]

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    ‘Vigilant’ sniper stops suicide bomber from attacking Borno IDPs

‘Vigilant’ sniper stops suicide bomber from attacking Borno IDPs

The Nigerian army says an insurgent who sought to attack an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri, Borno, has been killed by an army sniper.In a statement released on Sunday, Sani Kukasheka Usman, acting director army public relations, said the "vigilant" sniper shot the male suicide bomber as he made his way to the fence of the IDP camp."At [...]

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    1,000 female IDPs employed as ‘street vanguards’ in Borno

1,000 female IDPs employed as ‘street vanguards’ in Borno

The Borno state government has employed 1, 000 women among the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as street vanguards to boost sanitation in the state capital.Nasiru Surundi, the sole coordinator of the Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA), stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.Surundi said the IDPs, who were selected based on their [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘kills’ Chibok girl’s father in Borno village

Boko Haram ‘kills’ Chibok girl’s father in Borno village

Lalai Nkeki, father of Kauna, one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, has been killed by Boko Haram.Hosea Tsambido, chairman of the Chibok community in Abuja, told TheCable that Nkeki was killed at Kubumbalah, a village near Chibok, on Monday, when insurgents attacked some villages in Borno state,  killing at least eight people and hoisting their flag.The Nigeria army, though, countered [...]

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    THE INSIDER: ‘Decomposing bodies’ of Nigerian soldiers stuck in Boko Haram’s territory

THE INSIDER: ‘Decomposing bodies’ of Nigerian soldiers stuck in Boko Haram’s territory

Bodies of Nigerian soldiers killed on April 18 in a Boko Haram ambush in Gubio, Borno state, are yet to be retrieved, a soldier on the war front has told TheCable.The soldier said Gubio, a local government, is the "nemesis" of Nigerian troops as the insurgents are still fully in control, despite the successes recorded since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power.He said only 15 bodies [...]

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