Abdulkareem Haruna

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Polio: UNICEF begins massive Africa immunisation, targets 116 million children

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says at least 116 million children will be immunised around Africa within the next few weeks. The exercise is one of the largest simultaneous immunisations ever conducted in the African continent. Rolling out a scheme tagged From Coast to Coast, UNICEF said the scheme…

Nigerian Army in Sambisa Forest

Sambisa forest secured for small-arm championship – Army

The Nigerian Army has assured Nigerians that Sambisa forest, where the 2017 small arms completion will take place this year, has been secured from any form of attack by Boko Haram. The Army’s chief of training and operations, David Ahmdu, a major general, said despite the defeat of Boko Haram…

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Eight killed in fresh Maiduguri suicide attacks

A total of eight people including five suicide bombers have been killed in multiple explosions in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. A series of bomb blasts occurred in three locations around Muna Garage area of Maiduguri metropolis. The incidents occurred at about 4 a.m. The first location is Muna Kumbori,…

Boko Haram

Nigerian military ignored intelligence before deadly Boko Haram attack — SSS, Police

Security operatives have said Nigerian soldiers based in Magumeri village of Borno State received early warning about a deadly Boko Haram attack in the community last Wednesday. A number of soldiers and police personnel died in the attack. The army initially said four soldiers were killed, but the Borno government…

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Boko Haram suspect arrested with eight phones, transistor radio claims deaf, dumb – Army

Soldiers in north-east Nigeria are battling to squeeze information from an arrested Boko Haram suspect who claimed to be deaf and dumb even though he was found in possession of eight mobile phones and a transistor radio. The spokesperson of the Nigeria Army, Sani Usman, a brigadier general, said the…

Nigerian Police

UPDATED: Nigeria Police provide details of police officers killed in daring Boko Haram raid

The police in Borno have confirmed that two officers were killed by Boko Haram, but said the victims were not officials of the Borno Police Command. The Borno command said none of its personnel were killed during the Wednesday night attack on military formations in Magumeri village of Borno. The…

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Death toll in Borno village attack ‘far beyond’ reported — Deputy governor

The Borno State deputy governor, Usman Durkwa, on Thursday confirmed an attack on Magumeri, a community located 52 kilometres northeast of Maiduguri, the state capital. The deputy governor however said the death toll was “far beyond” the figure given by the military. The military had earlier announced that soldiers effectively…

Nigerian Army

Soldiers repel attack on Borno village, accuse residents of conniving with Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has accused residents of Magumeri village in Borno State of conniving with Boko Haram insurgents who tried to attack the village on Wednesday night before they were repelled by soldiers Soldiers had, Wednesday night, repelled what could have turned out a massacre when dozens of Boko Haram…

IDPs

50, 000 malnourished children need urgent care in Borno – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, said on Wednesday at least 50,000 malnourished children are in dire need of food and medical care in Borno State. The international aid agency said it would be scaling up its intervention for malnourished children in the state. UNICEF said it is presently caring…

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Six killed as suicide bombers attack Maiduguri

At least six persons were confirmed killed as four teenage girls detonated explosives worn around their bodies at the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, in the early hours of Wednesday, an official said. Four deafening explosions echoed over Maiduguri in quick successions at about 1.15 a.m., causing sleeping…

Rescued Boko Haram captives

Nigerian troops kill two female suicide bombers, rescue 211 Boko Haram captives

Two teenage female suicide bombers were on Saturday night shot dead by troops as they made a futile attempt to sneak into Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, wearing explosive vests hidden under their clothes, officials said. A top military official informed PREMIUM TIMES that the deafening explosion that resonated in…

Governor Kashim Shettima
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Borno governor gives suicide bomb victims N14 million

Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, on Thursday gave out various cash compensation, amounting to N14 million, to those who lost their valuables during the last week’s suicide bombing in Maiduguri, the state capital. The compensation was given to the owners of the four vehicles, mostly petroleum tankers, that got…

Lassa fever

Woman tests positive to Lassa fever in Borno

Local health officials in Borno on Wednesday confirmed a case of Lassa Fever in Zabarmari village, Jere Local Government Area of the state. According to WHO, Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by Lassa virus transmitted to humans from contacts with food or household items contaminated with…

Nigerian Army

Nigerian troops killed 48 Boko Haram fighters, arrested 7,898 suspects in February – Military

The Nigerian military authorities said Wednesday that troops fighting insurgency in northeast Nigeria arrested 7, 898 suspected Boko Haram terrorists and killed at least 48 others in various operations last February. This was made known by Lucky Irabor, a major-general, who is the Theatre Commander for the ongoing counterinsurgency operation,…

Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army arrests three foreign Boko Haram suspects

Three foreigners suspected to be members of the Boko Haram were on Sunday arrested in Gombe State, the Nigerian Army said. The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said on Sunday that the three Chadians were arrested in Gombe State. "The three Chadian terrorists suspects, Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed…

Emmanuel Kana Mani

Borno’s foremost Anglican cleric, Kana Mani, is dead

The Archbishop Emeritus of Jos Ecclesiastic Province and Bishop of Maiduguri Anglican Communion, Emmanuel Kana Mani, is dead. Mr. Mani, a most reverend, died in the early hours of Thursday after he suffered a brief heart related ailment overnight. Family members of the Bishop said the clergy was well all…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima

Governor Shettima should succeed Buhari as Nigeria’s President – Lawmaker

The Deputy Speaker of Borno House of Assembly, Danlami Kubo, said on Tuesday that his state governor, Kashim Shettima, should be the next man to rule Nigeria at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure. The lawmaker said moves were being made to see that the candidacy of Mr. Shettima…

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Nigerian govt commences training of 10, 000 Borno women in small-scale businesses

About 10, 000 women, mostly widows and persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency are to undergo basic training on skill acquisition and entrepreneurship under an initiative of the federal government. This was disclosed during the opening ceremony for the training in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Tuesday. The…

Ibrahim Gaidam

Yobe governor swears in council chairmen, kicks against local government autonomy

The Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam, on Sunday swore in the 17 newly elected local government council chairmen in Damaturu, the state capital. The governor, however, said he does not support financial autonomy for the elected chairmen because it does not guarantee accountability. Mr. Gaidam made this remark shortly…

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Boko Haram ‘attacks Borno village, kills 3’

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have killed at least three persons in a community in southern part of Borno State, local security sources in the area said. The assailants stormed Yaza-Kumaza village at about 4 p.m. Sunday, a vigilante operative in the area, Michael Emmanuel, told PREMIUM TIMES by phone. He…

Biafra Protesters

Nigeria Army denies killing Biafran protesters, labels IPOB ‘criminal gang’

The Nigeria Army said on Sunday that it will no longer condone any form of false allegation of brutality by its personnel from Biafran agitators otherwise known as Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. The army also described the secessionist group as a “criminal gang”. This warning came from the 6…

IDPs

Boko Haram; MSF opens new 50-bed feeding centre for malnourished children

Médecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, an international humanitarian medical organisation, said it has setup a 50-bed therapeutic feeding centre, for malnourished children in Maiduguri, Borno State. The new centre which was officially opened in Fori district of Maiduguri on Saturday, brings the total number of such facilities to three. The MSF…

Maiduguri Blast. Photo: NEMA

Police, NEMA provide details of Maiduguri explosions

The police and the National Emergency Management Agency, have given official casualty figures from the attack by Boko Haram on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Thursday night. According to official accounts, the insurgents attempted to enter the city but were spotted at the outskirts by soldiers on guard duty who…

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Suicide bombers attack Maiduguri, ‘11 Killed’

At least 11 persons were killed as suicide bombers attacked Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Thursday night, witnesses and security sources said. Nine suicide bombers were among the dead, they said. Multiple explosions echoed across the city at about 11 p.m. on Thursday as three female suicide bombers detonated…

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Unopposed APC sweeps Yobe’s local government elections

The ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, in Yobe State was declared winner in all the 17 local government areas where council elections were conducted by the state electoral commission, YOSIEC, on Saturday. Residents of Yobe State at the weekend filed out to cast their votes in an election where only the…