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Army confirms Boko haram attack on Borno communities

The Nigerian Army has confirmed an attack on Auno and Sajeri communities, near Maiduguri in Borno State by Boko Haram. According to Daily Post, this was made known to newsmen by Major General Akinroluye. Villagers say the terrorists burnt down houses, killed two people and looted foodstuff and provisions. Akinroluye however …

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NEMA Commences Distribution of Relief Materials to Displaced Persons in Borno

By Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced distribution of essential food and non food items to persons fleeing Baga, Borno State. A few days ago, Baga came under the attack of Boko Haram, leading to residents of the town to flee to Maiduguri and …

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Boko Haram threatens civilians to vacate homes in Borno – Army

Boko Haram fighters have told civilians in northeast Nigeria to leave their homes, the army said on Thursday, as tensions mount in the long-running conflict. Army spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu said there was “credible information” the jihadists had “infiltrated some villages” near the Borno state capital Maiduguri. “They have clandestinely been …

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Borno State goverment raises panel on pensioners’ documentation, payments

Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has raised a biometric data capture panel on pensioners’ documentation and pension payments for retired workers. Inaugurating the committee recently at the Government House, Maiduguri, Shettima said that the panel headed by Yerima Saleh, an ex-Head of Service (HoS), is saddled with the responsibility …

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Nigeria: Military Prepares Massive Operation to Retake Baga, Others

Photo: Daily Trust By Hamza Idris and Uthman Abubakar The Nigerian military has assembled thousands of troops and equipment in preparation for a massive operation to retake Baga and five other towns in the northern part of Borno State from Boko Haram. The towns were reportedly seized last week by …

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Islamic State-linked militants ‘seize Nigeria’s Baga town’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nigeria’s military has been battling militant Islamists since 2009 Militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group have hoisted their flag in a Nigerian town after seizing control of it, three residents have told the BBC. Hundreds of people have fled the fishing town of …

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Boko Haram and Gov Shettima’s laughable gaffes

By Sani Dikko I know the pains and challenges of leadership. A leader who is genuinely concerned about the peace and welfare of his people, but faced with seemingly intractable problems on this path, agonizes every day and night pondering a solution. Kashim Shettima But I also absolutely believe that …

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NAF Aircraft Destroys Terrorists Gun Trucks In Auno, Borno State

  The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed some terrorists’ gun trucks in air strikes conducted at Auno in Borno State. The attacks were executed yesterday, 7 January 2019, whilst providing close air support for ground troops who were responding to an attack on their location. …

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Nigerian troops close Maiduguri-Damaturu highway amidst fresh Boko Haram attacks

Nigerian troops have closed the only safe highway that leads into Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, following a series of attacks on the route by Boko Haram insurgents in the last 48 hours. It is not yet clear how long the closure will last, but motorists said they were stopped …

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Soldiers raid Daily Trust Borno office; arrest editor, reporter

Armed soldiers on Sunday invaded Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri, Borno state and arrested the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab. It is still unclear why they took the action but it may be connected with the lead story of the newspaper on Sunday on military …

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