Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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    Man commits suicide inside Borno government house

Man commits suicide inside Borno government house

Tragedy struck at government house, Maiduguri, Borno state, on Tuesday after John Antagav, a 60-year-old man, committed suicide.A government official, who spoke to TheCable on the incident, said that Antagav's lifeless body was found hanging on a tree around 2:30 pm on Tuesday.Antagav is said to be a steward at the presidential lodge of the government house.According to his colleague, [...]

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    The abuse of activism

The abuse of activism

THE IFURE ATAIFUREThe Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Enough is Enough (EiE), and BudgIT have been doing great work. Nigerians like them and they get positive press for their efforts, which they should do everything possible not to abuse.SERAP has been at the forefront of utilizing the Freedom of Information Act, often dragging recalcitrant government ministries, departments and agencies [...]

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    Police foil attack by teenage suicide bomber in Maiduguri

Police foil attack by teenage suicide bomber in Maiduguri

Damian Chukwu, the Borno police commissioner, says a suicide bomb attack was foiled in Maiduguri on Wednesday.The police commissioner said the thwarted attack took place on the outskirts of Maiduguri.He told the NAN that a teenage female bomber made the attempt around 8:30pm.Chukwu said she tried to infiltrate a security checkpoint but was unsuccessful as security men shot at her [...]

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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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    Women, children flee to Maiduguri as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

Women, children flee to Maiduguri as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Bale Shuwa community in Jere local government area (LGA) of Borno, forcing hundreds of residents to flee into Maiduguri, the state capital.TheCable understands that sounds of gunshot rent the air on Saturday evening while the Muslim faithful were praying.The insurgents were said to have attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri but their efforts were repelled by troops [...]

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    Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Ruined towns, desolate homes, wasted farms, shattered lives and loved ones hacked to death, they lost it all; but they are now far away from their ancestral land where Boko Haram established a reign of terror. They perch on mats in rickety and tattered tents, some in open places, struggling to mask the pure pains and grief which the sweet [...]

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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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