31 killed, 48 injured in Borno village bomb blasts

June 18, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri 0

At least 31 persons were killed and about 48 others injured after suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers on Saturday attacked Abachari village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno state, residents and witnesses have said. The suicide bombers, said to be six by the army, reportedly targeted people returning home after a Sallah fair in Damboa. According to the police, Read More

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Boko Haram: I’ve not seen Shekau in last 15 years – Mother

June 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Mother of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, Mrs. Falmata Abubakar, has given what appears to be her first media interview, saying that she had not seen her son in the last 15 years. She stated this while speaking with the Hausa Service of the Voice of America (VOA) in the village of Shekau, Yobe state. In a report published yesterday, Read More

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No part of Borno under Boko Haram occupation – Shettima

Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima, yesterday insisted that there is no any part of the state under Boko Haram occupation as being insinuated by enemies of progress. The governor said, although there were pockets of attacks on soft targets by the defeated insurgents, the military and other security agencies deserved commendation to encourage them for a total restoration of peace Read More

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Boko Haram: NGOs pay returnee IDPs

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Two non-government organisations have engaged 200 mostly women returnee internally displaced persons (IDPs) to clean up Dikwa, one of the towns liberated from Boko Haram. The North-East Regional Initiative (NERI), a humanitarian organisation funded by the USAID, is partnering with another civic group, Cohort for Existential Emergency Relief (CEER), in the exercise scheduled to be carried out over 20 days. Read More

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Protesters from IDP camps in Abuja storm Dino's residence in show of solidarity. They've vowed to go nowhere until the police force withdraws its men.

AI: ‘Boko Haram sympathisers taking advantage of humanitarian crisis’

May 28, 2018 Auwal Ahmad. Gombe 0

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Nigeria, a global human rights organisation, has reacted to the recent report released by the Amnesty International, accusing the Nigerian security forces of raping and starving Internally Displaced Persons (IPDs) to death in northern parts of the country. AI had, in a new report released on Read More

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132 Boko Haram Terrorists Surrender to Nigerian Military in Borno

Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Theater Command Headquarters, Maimalari Cantonment Maiduguri, Major General Rogers Nicholas has said that within the last few weeks, about 132 BHTs voluntarily surrendered to the Nigerian Armed forces in their own in Bama, Monguno, Maka Balge, Damboa and Kumshe axis. He also appealed to those BHTs who were yet to willingly surrender to the Nigerian Read More

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AI: ‘Boko Haram sympathisers taking advantage of humanitarian crisis’

May 28, 2018 By Auwal Ahmad Gombe 0

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Nigeria, a global human rights organisation, has reacted to the recent report released by the Amnesty International, accusing the Nigerian security forces of raping and starving Internally Displaced Persons (IPDs) to death in northern parts of the country. AI had, in a new report released on Read More

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Boko Haram: Army takes delivery of ammunition

May 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Army yesterday took delivery of different calibres of ammunition to boost the fight against terrorism and other forms of criminality across the country. The consignment was received by the Chairman of the Ammunition Reception Committee, Olufemi Akinjobi, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Akinjobi also said the Committee took delivery of spare parts for operational vehicles. He Read More

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FG working on Leah Sharibu’s release – Minister

The federal government is working on daily basis to secure the release of Miss Leah Sharibu still in the captivity of Boko Haram, Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed, said yesterday. Addressing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, the minister said tortuous negotiations were still to secure her Read More

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No one died in Borno Boko Haram attack – Police

May 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

Police in Borno state have stated that no one died in Wednesday night attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Auno village, near Maiduguri. The attack came barely a week after the insurgents carried out a daring invasion of Maiduguri, the Borno capital, killing at least six persons and injuring over 50 others. On Wednesday, at about 7 p.m., echoes Read More

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Boko Haram: Red Cross re-unites mother, daughter after 4 years

May 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said yesterday that it had reunited a mother, Aishatu Shehu, with her seven-year-old daughter, Amina, after they were separated for four years as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. An official of ICRC in Adamawa state, Pamela Ongoma, disclosed this while speaking with reporters in Yola yesterday. Ms Ongoma said that Read More

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6 killed, 7 injured at Boko Haram crossfire with police

April 28, 2018 Abubakar Sadiq 0

  Borno Police Command has confirmed four persons including a Civilian JTF and two female suicide bombers killed in crossfire while improvises explosive devices were discovered with the insurgents in Jidari area of Maiduguri metropolis. The Force also said that a police Amoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was also damaged by IED explosions, while seven other persons were severely injured. Police Read More

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Boko Haram: Presidential committee visits Bama

April 28, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI) on Thursday visited the reclaimed town of Bama, Borno state, where Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were returning after three years of displacement. The PCNI team, led by its deputy chairman, Tijjani Tumsa, took a tour of the entire town after which it concluded that the ravaged town that is currently being rebuilt by a Read More

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Six Killed , seven injured in Maiduguri as Boko Haram, security agencies crossfire

April 27, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar , Maiduguri 0

Borno Police Command has confirmed that four persons including a Civilian JTF  and two female suicide bombers were killed  as Boko Haram insurgents and security forces exchange fire Thursday night in Jidari area of Maiduguri metropolis. Police also said that a police Amoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was also damaged by IED explosions while seven other persons were severely injured. The  Police Public Relations Officer Read More

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‘Don’t be carried away by Boko Haram propaganda’

April 23, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

A four-day African Land Summit ended on Thursday last week. Shortly after the closing ceremony a telephonic press conference was conducted to enable journalists within and outside the country to ask questions. MUSA UMAR BOLOGI participated in the conference and transcribed the responses of the Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, Excerpts: What is the level of Read More

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Healing the mental scars of IDPs

April 14, 2018 Ajuma Edwina Ogiri 0

During and after conflicts, people are more likely to suffer from a range of mental health problems. Mental health is crucial to the overall wellbeing, functioning, and resilience of individuals, societies recovering from emergencies. AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI, writes with agency report on the need to prioritise mental healthcare for people living in camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP). It began Read More

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Troops kill 3 Boko Haram, rescue 33 civilians in Borno

April 13, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri 0

Troops of 28 Brigade on operation Lafiya Dole on clearance patrol in conjunction with hunters and vigilantes to Jaje, Borno state on Wednesday encountered Boko Haram and neutralised three insurgents. Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Texas Chukwu, in a statement Wednesday said the terrorists were neutralised during the exchange of fire. Similarly, troops also rescued 33 family members of Read More

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ARMY ARREST BOKO HARAM SUSPECTS IN BORNO, BAUCHI

Troops of 33 Artillery Brigade has arrested one Saidu Hamidu Jenga, 33 along Maiduguri bye pass, in Bauchi town in connection with BOKO Haram activities. A statement issued Saturday by  Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, the Director Army Public Relations said the suspect was allegedly overheard discussing about movement of  arms and ammunition on phone. Items recovered from him include one techno phone Read More

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Leah Sharibu, herders and Boko Haram, by GBEMIGA OLAKUNLE

April 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

“The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy; yea they have oppressed the strangers wrongfully. And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none” – Read More

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Buhari okays release of controversial $1bn to fight Boko Haram

April 4, 2018 Abdullahi Gulloma, Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of $1 billion for the procurement of security equipment to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast and unrest in some parts of the country. The National Economic Council (NEC) had in 2017 approved the one billion dollars to be withdrawn sourced from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) for the fight against insurgency Read More

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Army investigates Borno Easter attack as death toll rises

The Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Theater Command Headquarters Maiduguri, Major General Rogers Nicholas has on Tuesday set up a 4-man Committee of Inquiry to investigate last Sunday Boko Haram terrorists attack on soldiers stationed at the cashew plantation near Baale Shuwari and Baale Kura villages at the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis. The committee which is headed by Brigadier General Read More

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Boko Haram: Death toll in Maiduguri attack hits 29

The nation’s military, yesterday, said at least 15 persons, including a soldier, were killed and about 83 others seriously injured on Sunday night during hours of battle to ward off a large number of armed suicide bombers trying to invade Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Soldiers on guard at the outskirts of Maiduguri also gunned down six armed Boko Haram Read More

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Easter Sunday: Again, 15 killed, 83 injured as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed to the Cashew Plantation around Baale Shuwari, Baale Kura and Alikaranti villages located at the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis have repelled or quashed an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists Sunday night who attempted to penetrate Maiduguri metropolis at about 8.34 pm. The boko haram insurgents who came in troop after parking their 7 vehicles Read More

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Insurgency, limited access and threat of polio outbreak

March 31, 2018 Ajuma Edwina Ogiri 0

Although Nigeria has gone 18 months without new cases of polio, conflict areas are still under threat. Insurgency has limited access to some areas in the North-east, thereby hindering polio immunisation in those areas. AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI writes on the threat this poses in certifying Nigeria polio free by 2019. In 2016, four new cases of Wild Polio Virus (WPV), Read More

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