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Boko Haram’s Original Intention Was Not To Abduct Us – Chibok Girls

1 day ago /
Nation 

More information around the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014 has emerged through secret dairies kept by the girls. One of the authors of the dairies, Naomi Adamu wrote that the insurgents had come to the school on that night in...

Again, Shettima Meets Northern Elders, Arewa Coalition On Withdrawal Of Quit Notice To Igbos

2 days ago /
Nation 

In continuation of efforts aimed at withdrawing the quit notice against Igbos living in northern Nigeria, a group of northern governors represented by the Borno State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Kashim Shettima, Wednesday met with members of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) and key leaders of...

Konduga Attack: Death Toll Rises To 16

3 days ago /
Nation 

The death toll from the Konduga attack which occurred on Tuesday has risen to 16 while 84 others are injured. The incident occurred when two female suicide bombers and a male counterpart approached a mini motor park in Konduga town, the Head Quarter of Konduga Local Government Area, detonated the IED strapped to...

Police Arrest Two Over Death Of Military Officer

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Nasarawa Police Command has arrested two persons in connection to the killing of a military personnel at Unguwar Tiv in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer,  Idrissu Kennedy, confirmed the arrest of the suspects. Furthermore, he gave the name of the military personnel as Corporal...

Several Feared Killed As Boko Haram Strikes Konduga

3 days ago /
Nation 

Several persons have been feared killed following a suicide bomb attack on a village in Konduga, about 37 kilometers from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The attack occurred in Mandarari town of Konduga Local Government Area at about 5:50 pm on Tuesday. Details about the attack are still sketchy, however, a member of...

Insurgents Kill Four Villagers In Borno

5 days ago /
Nation 

No fewer than four persons were killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Wanori-Amarwa community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. It was reported that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 11pm at a village along Maiduguri-Konduga Road. A witness, Idrissa Musa, said that heavily armed insurgents...

PDP Special Convention: National Caretaker Committee Extended By Four Months

5 days ago /
Politics 

The special non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has extended the tenure of the national caretaker committee, by four months. This was the highlight of resolutions adopted at the convention, which held in Abuja on Saturday. The party also ratified the dissolution of Anambra state executive, dissolved the executive committee...

Borno APC Slams Shekau Capture Rumours

1 week ago /
Nation 

The all progressives congress, APC in Borno state has alleged that some loyalists of former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff, ‎led by one barrister Kolo Adam, are behind the recent rumours, claiming that boko haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau has been arrested at a un rented facility in Maiduguri. APC's publicity secretary, Makinta...

Nigerian Army Kills Six Insurgents

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has killed six terrorists in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno during an operation to dislodge the remnant of Boko Haram insurgents in the state. Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, the Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement in Maiduguri on Wednesday, disclosed that the insurgents were killed on...

Troops Neutralise 13 Terrorists

1 week ago /
Nation 

Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole neutralised over 13 terrorists on Saturday in various areas in Borno and Adamawa during clearance operations. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed in a statement that 12 were neutralised when the troops laid ambushed for them at Miyanti-Banki junction in Borno and one at...

[UPDATED] Suicide Bombers Attack Borno Hospital

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Suicide bombers have attacked the General Hospital in Molai, a community on the outskirts of Maiduguri in Borno State. The suicide bombers, however, failed to gain entry into the hospital before detonating their explosives. According to the police, a female suicide bomber first attacked a joint security guard location in the general...

Nigeria Army Vows To Deliver Shekau Within 40 Days

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Army has reiterated its determination to arrest or kill the Boko Haram terrorist leader Abubakar Shekau on or before the expiration of the 40-day ultimatum earlier given. The Army spokesman,  Brigadier General Sani Usman,  revealed this in Buniyadi, Yobe state, one of the front lines operational base center in...

BREAKING: Two Suicide Bombers Attack Borno Community

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Two Suicide bombers have attacked Molai, a community on the outskirts of Maiduguri in Borno State. It was gathered that the suicide bombers, a male and female, had attempted to gain entry into the General Hospital at Molai around 5:30 am. In the process, they blew themselves, with the loud explosion...

Boko Haram Attacks: CDS Reads Riot Act To Service Chiefs

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Defense Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, has read the riot act to the service chiefs in the wake of renewed attacks by Boko Haram terrorists. General Olonisakin read the riot to the service chiefs today when the military top brass met in Borno State to review their counter-terrorism tactics. The...

North East: Nigerian Military Unable To Hold Recaptured Territories – U.S.

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The United States Department of State is worried about Nigeria’s inability to effectively secure and hold onto territories recaptured from Boko Haram terrorists despite the successes recorded by the Multi-National joint task force. This assertion is contained in the United States country report on terrorism for the year 2016 submitted to...

Service Chiefs Arrive In Maiduguri

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Some service chiefs have arrived in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in line with the directive of the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, was the first to arrive in Maiduguri among the service chiefs on Tuesday. An aircraft conveying the Chief of Air...

FG Says It Has No Plans To Shut The University Of Maiduguri

2 weeks ago /
Education  Nation 

Nigeria's federal government says it has no plans to shut the university of Maiduguri. The minister for education, Adamu Adamu said this when he was visiting to console the university community over the death of some geology staff on petroleum exploration mission in the lake chad basin, killed by boko haram...

Borno: FG To Continue Its Search For Oil, Despite Recent Attack By Boko Haram

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Federal Government says it will continue its search for oil and gas, despite recent attack by boko haram, in the lake chad basin area of Borno state. The minister of state for petroleum resources said this when he led a delegation of the ministry and the NNPC, to condole members...

Army Ambush Update

2 weeks ago /
Security 

The Nigerian army has described the incident of 25th July 2017 where some boko haram terrorists ambushed troops including members of the civilian joint task force escorting some staff of Nigerian national petroleum corporation as well as those of the university of Maiduguri on oil exploration in Borno Yesu district of...

Boko Haram Ambushes Oil Workers, Abducts UNIMAID Staff

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

There are reports of a terror attack or what is perceived as an ambush on oil exploration workers and security operatives between Magumeri and Gubio Local Government Areas of Borno State. Sources say 10 academic and technical staff from the geology department of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) were among those...


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