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Borno Villagers Flee As Boko Haram Strikes Again

Dozens of villagers have fled their homes as suspected Boko Haram terrorists are currently launching an onslaught on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The incident occurred at about 5:20pm at Maiborinti in Molai general area near Maiduguri on Sunday evening. Sporadic gunshots were heard in the area …

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Insurgency: CDS, Service Chiefs visit Theatre Command in Borno

The Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olanisakin, on Saturday led other service chiefs on operational visit to the Theatre Command of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Borno State. He was received by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, a lieutenant general, who had been on ground, visiting troops …

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Polio: Stakeholders canvass more action in Borno

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri International and local health partners have canvassed for more action on mobilization of parents and care givers in Borno State to rid the area of polio. The stakeholders at a review meeting in Damboa, south of Borno State, at the weekend, after the fourth round of 2018 …

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Troops intercept, demobilise two suicide bombers in Borno

IDPs relocate to ancestral homes Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole foiled two female suicide Boko Haram bombers at Mushimari village in Konduga council area of Borno State. The suspects attempted to infiltrate and attack a military location along the Maiduguri-Bama road. According to Nigerian Army Facebook handle, the suspected female …

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Nigerian soldier killed in latest Boko Haram attack

Boko Haram jihadists killed one soldier and injured another in an attack on a military base in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state, the latest attack in the region, military sources said on Tuesday. Jihadists in four trucks fitted with anti-aircraft guns stormed the base in Mairari village close to the garrison …

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2019: Borno PDP crisis deepens

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Borno State, has rejected all the candidates produced by the other factions ahead of the 2019 elections. The Usman Badeiri-led group at a press briefing, on Thursday, in Maiduguri, said those parading themselves as the party gubernatorial, national …

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Borno PDP faction rejects Imam, others

By Ndahi Marama MAIDUGURI—A faction of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, backed by a court judgment in Borno State has rejected the candidature of Alhaji Mohammed Imam for governorship, Mohammed Abba-Aji, Isa Kangar and Kudla Satumari, among other candidates produced by another faction of the party in the state. Members of …

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Nigeria: New Arrivals in Banki Town, Bama LGA, Borno State, October 2018 – Nigeria

Introduction In the eastern part of Borno state increased displacement has been observed in Bama and Gwoza local government areas (LGAs) towards Bama, Banki, Gwoza and Pulka towns. Over 16,400 new internally displaced persons (IDPs) arrived between June and September 2018 to these locations, stemming from the hard-toreach areas of …

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Nigeria’s military lifts suspension of UNICEF activities | WJAX-TV

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) – Nigeria’s military has lifted a suspension of UNICEF’s work in the extremist-threatened northeast just hours after it accused the U.N. agency of training people for “clandestine activities.” The new military statement issued overnight said the reversal came after an emergency meeting with UNICEF representatives. The military says …

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Maiduguri, Borno Residents Cry Out Over 24 Hours Electricity

Residents of Maiduguri, Borno state capital, are irked by the recent uninterrupted electricity supply which has caused astronomical increase in charges. Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) came under attack by residents who see the 24 hours electricity supply as waste and digging holes in their pockets. The constant power supply …

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