Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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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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    Aggreived policeman: Superior officers hijacked our allowances

Aggreived policeman: Superior officers hijacked our allowances

One of the police officers on special duty in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, claim their superiors hijacked their allowances.The aggrieved officers, on Monday, hit the streets to protest non-payment of their allowances since January, when they were deployed to fight insurgency in the state.They barricaded Bulumkutu road in the town, shot into the air, forcing motorist and residents to flee for [...]

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    Gunshots as police officers protest in Maiduguri

Gunshots as police officers protest in Maiduguri

Police officers on special duty in Borno state are currently protesting in Maiduguri, the state capital.The officers, deployed to help fight insurgency in the state, took over some streets on Monday morning, in protest of the non-payment of their allowances.TheCable learnt they are owed six months of allowances.The officers, who barricaded a major highway in the city, shot into the [...]

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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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    Teenage suicide bomber shot dead around UNIMAID (updated)

Teenage suicide bomber shot dead around UNIMAID (updated)

A 13-year-old male suicide bomber has reportedly been shot dead close to the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in Borno state.A security source told TheCable that the bomber was gunned down by the security operatives who sighted him as he was trying to sneak into the premises of the university."The sound you heard was the sound of the IED strapped on [...]

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    Police arrest IDPs over Maiduguri protest

Police arrest IDPs over Maiduguri protest

The Borno state police command has arrested some internally displaced persons (IDPs) who staged a peaceful demonstration on Sunday.The protesters demanded to return to their respective communities in Bama.The IDPs under the umbrella of Bama Initiative for Human Development (BIHD), a non-governmental organisation, opted to trek from Maiduguri, the state capital, to Bama, a journey of 75 kilometres.Muhammad Hassan, the [...]

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    IDPs ‘ready to trek back to Bama’, say they’re dying of hunger in Maiduguri

IDPs ‘ready to trek back to Bama’, say they’re dying of hunger in Maiduguri

The internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, want to return to their respective communities in Bama even if it means “trekking back” home.The IDPs staged a protest on Sunday demanding that they are allowed to go back to their communities as they have been “seriously neglected” in Maiduguri.Muhammad Hassan, chairman of the Bama Initiative for Human Development, [...]

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    I’m going back to fight, says soldier recovering from Boko Haram attack

I’m going back to fight, says soldier recovering from Boko Haram attack

Samuel Ernest, a soldier who is recuperating at the 7 division medical services and hospital, Maiduguri, following injuries sustained in a Boko Haram attack, says he is going back to the frontline to continue the fight against insurgency.According to NAN, Ernest said this at a party organised for injured soldiers during the Eid-el-Kabir.“After my treatment, if I am fit enough, [...]

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    Five officers injured as suicide bomber targets police van in Maiduguri

Five officers injured as suicide bomber targets police van in Maiduguri

At least five policemen sustained injuries in a suicide attack in the Muna area of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Wednesday.A source disclosed this to TheCable, saying the incident happened around 2:50pm on Wednesday.A policeman also confirmed the attack, revealing that the affected officers were of the federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS).Officials of the Borno state emergency management agency (SEMA) [...]

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    45 victims of Maiduguri attack moved to another hospital

45 victims of Maiduguri attack moved to another hospital

At least 45 of the 82 victims of the suicide bomb attacks in the Konduga area of Borno state have been transferred from General Hospital, Konduga, to State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.Damian Chukwu, the state commissioner of police, had confirmed 16 dead and 82 injured in the attack.Chukwu said the police had visited the scene and vicinity of the attack safe and [...]

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    Boko Haram insurgents must be swiftly brought to justice, says UN

Boko Haram insurgents must be swiftly brought to justice, says UN

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Tuesday's Boko Haram attacks in Borno, saying the perpetrators should be “swiftly” brought to justice.A female bomber had blown herself up at a market in Konduga, a village near Maiduguri, killing 27 persons.In a separate attack, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the gates of an internally displaced person (IDP) camp, injuring many.In [...]

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    Suicide bombers hit Maiduguri, ‘kill 27’

Suicide bombers hit Maiduguri, ‘kill 27’

Suspected suicide bombers have killed at least 27 people and wounded 83 in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.Quoting sources, Reuters said the attack happened on Tuesday.A woman bomber reportedly blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in Konduga, a village near Maiduguri.Two suicide bombers were also said to have blown themselves up at the gates of an internally [...]

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    You are not safe, Shekau warns Maiduguri residents

You are not safe, Shekau warns Maiduguri residents

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has threatened to carry out fresh attacks in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.The ancient city has come under repeated attacks from the sect in the last one month.In a video obtained by Sahara Reporters, Shekau vowed to deal with the people living in Maiduguri "because of their association with infidels"."You are finished, [...]

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    Suicide bombers killed in attempt to hit Maiduguri hospital

Suicide bombers killed in attempt to hit Maiduguri hospital

Two suicide bombers killed themselves while attempting to attack a hospital in the Mule area of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.A source, who disclosed the incident to TheCable, said it happened in the early hours of the day.The source said the building through which they tried to gain access to the hospital was damaged but none of the residents was killed.“They [...]

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    ‘No space in mortuary’ — decomposing bodies of soldiers, NNPC staff pose epidemic threat at UNIMAID

‘No space in mortuary’ — decomposing bodies of soldiers, NNPC staff pose epidemic threat at UNIMAID

Some of the corpses of the victims of the Boko Haram attack in Magumeri local government area of Borno state are currently decomposing at the mortuary of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).A senior official of the hospital who disclosed this to TheCable, said staff are worried that the situation could lead to the outbreak of an epidemic.The official [...]

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    Osinbajo orders service chiefs to relocate to Maiduguri

Osinbajo orders service chiefs to relocate to Maiduguri

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff and Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, to relocate to Maiduguri, Borno state capital, with immediate effect.This directive came after an emergency meeting with some service chiefs on Thursday.The acting president said there was a need for them to be at the military command control centre in the hotbed [...]

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