Friday, December 8, 2017

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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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    Police arrest 13 suspected criminals in Borno

Police arrest 13 suspected criminals in Borno

The Borno police command on Wednesday said it arrested 13 suspected criminals who "terrorise" bank customers in the state.Damian Chukwu, commissioner of police, said this at a press conference at the command headquarters in Maiduguri.Chukwu said that some suspected criminals, who specialise in stealing phones and robbing commercial tricycle operators, were arrested at different locations in the state capital on [...]

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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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