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Islamic Attack: 128 Dead in Nigeria State Capital

A 5-hour battle between Islamic extremists and army troops in the capital of Yobe state killed at least 127 people, all but two combatants, according to reports from army and police officers that raise doubts about military claims that they have the upper hand in Nigeria’s fight to halt an …

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128 killed in Yobe Boko Haram attack

GORE gory details of last week’s Boko Haram attacks on Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, emerged yesterday. No fewer than 128 people were killed, it was learnt. Military and hospital reports indicated to Associated Press (AP) that 23 soldiers, eight policemen and 95 insurgents were killed in the five-hour long …

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Boko Haram Strikes In Yobe Following Curfew Review

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Yobe state following a fresh attack by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, on Damaturu, the state capital, on Thursday. The insurgent group reportedly launched the attack on Thursday evening and it lasted from 5:30pm local time till midnight. Security operatives were said to …

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State of Emergency: NEMA distributes relief materials in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it  has distributed relief materials in parts of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe to cushion the effect of the state of emergency imposed on the states. The North-East Coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar, said this in an interview with the News Agency …

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Nigeria: Dozens Feared Dead As Boko Haram Attacks Damaturu

Photo: Vanguard Abuja — Dozens, including soldiers, police, civilians and insurgents had been killed on Thursday when gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram launched multiple attacks in various locations in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital. The development led to the imposition of dusk-to-dawn curfew by the military …

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Army arrests ex-colonel who led Yobe B’Haram attacks

A retired lieutenant colonel, who was said to have led the Boko Haram attacks on Damaturu, Yobe State, on Thursday was arrested by security forces during the encounter. The retired army officer is being detained at a military facility. It could not be ascertained as of the time of filing …

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Military Authorities Impose 24-Hour Curfew on Yobe State

Following a fresh attack on Damaturu, the Yobe State capital by members of the Boko Haram sect, a 24-hour curfew has been imposed across the state. The curfew was announced by Captain Eli Lazarus, the spokesman of the 3 Division Special Operation Battalion, Damaturu on Thursday night. In a statement …

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Bloodbath: 125 killed in Borno, Yobe as Boko Haram attacks military, police …

IT was a harvest of deaths in Yobe and Borno states between Thursday and Friday morning as Boko Haram insurgents engaged the military in an unprecedented all-out war that resulted in the death of scores of insurgents, policemen, soldiers and civilians. While the military announced the killing of 74 insurgents …

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Boko Haram Attack: Military Imposes Curfew In Yobe

The military yesterday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Yobe State following deadly attacks by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect . It said residents’ movement was now restricted between 4pm to 7am. The insurgents, who invaded the Specialist Hospital, Damaturu, the state capital carted away drugs and an ambulance …

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Again, Nigerian Army denies arrest of ex-Lt.-Col. in Yobe over Boko Haram attack

Nigerian Army The Nigerian Army has denied a newspaper report that one of its former officers, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, was arrested in Yobe in an encounter with members of the extremist Boko Haram sect in the state. A Lagos-based newspaper, SUNDAY PUNCH, had reported on Sunday that the retired …

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