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Boko Haram Raids Military Posts in Northeast Nigeria

KANO, NIGERIA —  Boko Haram jihadists have raided at least three military posts and overpowered troops in the latest attacks in northeast Nigeria, sources said Wednesday. Fighters from the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) overran the posts in Borno state on Tuesday, military and militia sources told AFP. …

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Following Upsurge in Violence, IOM Scales Up Efforts to Assist Newly Displaced in Nigeria – Nigeria

Maiduguri – A recent upsurge in violence in Borno State, north-east Nigeria has caused the mass displacement of 55,417 individuals between 1 December 2018 and 24 January 2019. Attacks in the Borno towns of Baga and attempted attacks in Monguno by non-state armed groups on 26 and 28 December 2018 …

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What Borno people told me about Boko Haram – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the people of Borno State have confirmed to him that the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist sect has been fully decimated. He made the statement while addressing supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during his presidential campaign in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday. He also said …

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President Buhari condoles with Borno State, family of Amb. Giltimari

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Borno State over the death of the Chairman of Borno State Elders Forum, Amb. Usman Gaji Galtimari. Don’t evict Nigerian refugees, UN tells Cameroon President Buhari The President, in a condolence message issued by his Senior Special Assistant on …

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Nigeria Multi-Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA) – Education, Borno State, September 2018 – Nigeria

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY Despite the increase in the number of humanitarian actors responding to the crisis in north-eastern Nigeria, humanitarian needs continue to grow as the conditions of civilians displaced by the violent nine-year conflict remain dire. The conflict between armed opposition groups (AOGs) and Nigerian and regional security forces …

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Borno still faced with security challenges, says Shettima

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima has admitted that the state is still faced with great security challenges. He however insisted that his “greatest wish was and still is, not to bequeath Boko Haram challenges and IDP Camps to my successor.” Addressing an assemblage of military, security, …

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B’Haram: Military, Borno planning to relocate Baga residents

Olaleye Aluko and Kayode Idowu The military is to relocate residents of Baga town in Borno State to allow room for the bombardment of Boko Haram hideouts. Baga, a community in northern Borno is hosting the headquarters of the Multi-National Joint Task Force combating the Boko Haram insurgents, was last …

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Thousands of Nigerian Refugees Flee to Chad for Safety

GENEVA —  The U.N. refugee agency says thousands of Nigerian refugees are fleeing to Chad to escape a surge of violence in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state. Fierce clashes between government forces and armed militants from the radical Islamic group Boko Haram erupted in late December in Borno state’s Baga town, …

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Many injured as pavilion collapses during Buhari’s campaign

  At least one person died while over 50 people were injured on Monday after a platform at President Muhammadu Buhari’s election campaign venue in Maiduguri, Borno State, collapsed, witnesses said. President Buhari campaigned for his reelection in the state capital and the All Progressives Congress event at the Ramat …

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Buhari says I’ve achieved peace in Borno, Yobe, PDP disagrees

Olusola Fabiyi,  Adeniyi  Olugbemi and Chidiebube Okeoma Barely 24 hours after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo said the Boko Haram insurgency had worsened under the current administration, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his government had done well in the area of security. Buhari stated this while addressing the All Progressives Congress …

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