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Nigerian army says 14 personnel killed in Boko Haram ambush

As many as 14 Nigerian military and police personnel have been killed in an ambush by armed Boko Haram group, the army said in a statement. According to the army statement issued on Tuesday, security forces were on escort duty when they were attacked on Monday just outside Damaturu town …

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Nigeria Dapchi abductions: Schoolgirls finally home

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The girls were flown to and from Abuja on a military plane More than 100 Nigerian schoolgirls, most of those recently kidnapped by Boko Haram, have gone home to their families, four days after being freed. The jihadist group abducted the girls from the town …

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Dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls still unaccounted for after attack

Dozens of schoolgirls are still unaccounted for days after suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked their school in northeast Nigeria.  The Yobe state government issued a statement on Thursday that retracted an earlier one that some of the missing girls had been rescued by the military. “We have now established that …

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Nigeria’s President Buhari to visit state where 110 schoolgirls were abducted

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Boko Haram Has Kidnapped Dozens of Schoolgirls, Again. Here’s What to Know

After declaring in 2015 that the extremist group Boko Haram had been defeated, the Nigerian government said on Sunday that 110 girls are missing after Boko Haram militants stormed a school in the northeastern town of Dapchi on Feb 19. The apparent abduction has revived painful memories of an infamous …

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Boko Haram raid kills two soldiers in NE Nigeria

KANO/NIGERIA – Boko Haram jihadists killed two soldiers and seriously wounded five militia members in separate attacks in the troubled northeast of the country, military and militia sources told AFP Sunday. Gunmen from Boko Haram faction the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked a remote base in Buni Gari …

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Boko Haram mastermind of deadly Nigeria blasts arrested: police

A top Boko Haram leader accused of organising deadly twin blasts in the Nigerian capital Abuja that killed 18 people has been arrested, police said Friday. A police statement said Umar Abdulmalik and seven other jihadists were arrested, without giving details. Forty-one people were also injured in the October 2, …

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Governor Gaidam Honours NYSC Members In Yobe

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam DAMATURU – The Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has honored four outstanding 2017 Batch,Steam 2 of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, who distinguished themselves during their service year in the state. The honorees;Williams Kenneth Ezekiel,  Yusuf Ayuba Ibrahim,  Musa Ibrahim and Worlu Arunchi Rechael were presented …

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Group Alleges Marginalisation In 2018 University Staff Recruitment In Yobe

DAMATURU – Bade Emirate Youths Development Forum (BEYODEF) has  alleged marginalization in the 2018 academic and non-academic staff recruitment of the Federal University Gashua, Yobe State. The group in a  petition signed by its Publicity Secretary,Abubakar Saddiq, said the  inability of the Management of Federal University Gashua to publish the comprehensive list …

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FG Deploys 800 Officers in Yobe | NTA.ng – Breaking News, Nigeria, Africa, Worldwide

The Yobe State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed about 800 of its men across the state to provide security during the Christmas celebration. The state Commandant, Mr Ayinla Olowo, made the disclosure on Friday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria …

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