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Terrorists Kill One, Burn Many Houses in Borno

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja Terrorist group, Boko Haram, launched an attack in Thlaikhalama village, in Borno State, killing one person and burning many houses. The attack took place Sunday night. Thlaimakalama village is barely 30 kilometres away from Chibok Local Government Area. Local sources told journalists that no fewer than …

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Borno Gov presents N125.82 bn 2019 budget proposal to Assembly

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Monday presented a N125.82 billion appropriation bill for the 2019 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly for approval. The bill tagged: “Budget of Consolidation” was higher than the 2018 approved budget, with over 30 per cent increase. Mr Shettima disclosed that …

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FG moves to meet UN ratio on policing

•To recruit 10,000 personnel To meet the United Nations ratio of one police to 400 people, the Federal Government is to recruit 10,000 policemen. The exercise, according the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, is to overcome the challenges facing the police in playing their role in the nation’s …

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Maiduguri residents protest against uninterrupted electricity supply

Residents of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, said that their 24-hour-electricity supply be cut short immediately. According to them, the constant power supply has caused a huge increase in charges. They are demanding that the Yola Electricity Distribution Company reduce their electricity supply to the 12-hour daily that used to …

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Service chiefs evaluate war against Boko Haram in Borno

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, on Saturday led the service chiefs on a visit to Borno State to evaluate the fight against insurgency in the North-East.  General Olonisakin visited the Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, along with the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, …

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Borno locals alarmed over ‘impending’ Boko Haram attack

Farmers and fishermen in Northern part of Borno State, yesterday, raised alarm that Boko Haram elements are gathering on some islands with a view to attacking neighboring communities. Some of the villagers spoken to said the assailants had perfected plan to launch a major attack on Baga, the biggest fish …

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Boko Haram Attack Chibok In Borno State Twice In Two Months

Boko Haram Attack Chibok, Shoot Sporadically. Boko Haram terrorists, last night attacked Makalama, a village in Gatamwarwa ward, Chibok local government area of Borno state. Recall that two months ago, the attackers stormed Mifa, also in Chibok, killing the village head, Naija News reports. “They came in this night (Sunday) …

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Guterres censures terrorist attacks in Nigeria, pledges UN ‘solidarity’

Hundreds of people already forced to flee their homes by violence in Nigeria’s troubled north-east have been uprooted once again after deadly attacks in and around a camp where they were sheltering, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, said on Friday. Source

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The Women Rescued from Boko Haram Who Are Returning to Their Captors

Aisha began her life in captivity as a slave, running errands and doing chores for the wives of the militants and spending eleven hours a day in Quran classes. The captives were all kept in a single small tent, and militants came each day to select wives from among them. …

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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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