Home / Borno (page 3)

Borno

Governor Shettima flags off ‘exercise python dance’ in Borno state

– The governor of Borno, Kashim Shettima, says he has hope that the state will regain its lost glory – Shettima, through the speaker of the Borno state House of Assembly, Right Honourable Abdulkarim Lawan, flags off ‘Exercise Python Dance’ – The governor urges the Nigerian Army to continue with …

Read More »

Boko Haram attacks military base in Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, setting fire to shelters for those made homeless by the conflict, military and humanitarian sources told AFP Tuesday. The attack in Rann, some 175 kilometres northeast of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, began late on Monday afternoon and forced …

Read More »

Borno govt releases N200 million to offset students’ bursary backlogs

Borno govt releases N200 million to offset students’ bursary backlogs The Borno State government said it has released funds for the payment of backlogs of bursary allowances owed students from the state since 2013. The fund, according to the Commissioner for Higher Education, Abubakar Hassan, was released recently and will …

Read More »

2019 election: Army kicks off Operation Python Dance III in Borno

The Nigerian Army has inaugurated Operation Python Dance III to check criminal activities and ensure peaceful conduct of the 2019 general elections in Borno State. Maj.–Gen. Bulama Biu, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, made this known on Monday in Maiduguri at the inauguration of the exercise, NAN …

Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Borno elders want anti-aircraft guns for Police; demand Boko Haram de-radicalization suspended

Borno State elders who met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday have demanded the suspension of the military’s “operation safe corridor”, a de-radicalization programme that allows purportedly repentant Boko Haram militants released into civilian population, fearing hardened insurgents have exploited the programme to help escalate attacks. The elders, led by …

Read More »

Boko Haram attacks Magumeri in Borno

Boko Haram attacks Magumeri in Borno Suspected members of the Boko Haram on Sunday attacked Magumeri, a local government headquarters in Borno State. Magumeri is about 50km from Maiduguri, the state capital. According to sketchy reports that filtered into Maiduguri, the attack occurred at the agrarian community at about 6 …

Read More »

Nigeria Humanitarian Snapshot: New Displacement in Borno State since 1 Nov 2018 (As of 10 January 2019) – Nigeria

Recent violence in Nigeria’s north-east has led to massive civilian displacement. Particularly clashes on 26 December in Baga, 200 kilometers north of the Borno State capital Maiduguri, and subsequent attempted attacks on Monguno on 28 December have triggered the movement of new arrivals mainly into Maiduguru Metropolitan Council (MMC), Monguno, …

Read More »

Nigeria Humanitarian Snapshot: New Displacement in Borno State since 1 Nov 2018 (As of 10 January 2019) – Nigeria

Recent violence in Nigeria’s north-east has led to massive civilian displacement. Particularly clashes on 26 December in Baga, 200 kilometers north of the Borno State capital Maiduguri, and subsequent attempted attacks on Monguno on 28 December have triggered the movement of new arrivals mainly into Maiduguru Metropolitan Council (MMC), Monguno, …

Read More »

Situation Report of Cholera Outbreak in Borno State No. 21: 26 September 2018 – Nigeria

Highlights 156 additional suspected cases of cholera were reported on the 26th of September 2018 in Borno State 1 new death was reported from Benisheik, Kaga LGA Epidemiological Summary The total number of suspected cholera cases reported as at 26th of September 2018 stands at 3,046, with 54 associated deaths, …

Read More »

Making sense of Boko Haram’s comeback in Nigeria

The insurgency in northeastern Nigeria has again emerged out of billowing clouds over the past two months, continuing to cause more bloodshed just a month before the presidential elections.  In November 2017, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a Boko Haram faction, killed at least 100 Nigerian soldiers in an …

Read More »