Abdulkareem Haruna

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Nigerian Army in Sambisa Forest

Soldiers kill 15 Boko Haram gunmen as terrorist group attacks troops’ base in Sambisa

At least 15 gunmen believed to be Boko Haram fighters were shot dead during a fierce battle with soldiers inside Sambisa forest on Thursday morning, officials said. The gunmen, according to a release sent in from the 7 Division Nigeria Army on Thursday evening, attempted to attack troops' base inside…

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Five killed as suicide bombers invade Borno communities

At least five people were killed when suicide bombers detonated explosives at three different locations in Muna area of Borno State, an official has said. The areas affected were Muna Usmanti, Muna Garage and Muna Ethopia respectively, a spokesperson for the emergency agency, NEMA, said. Another 11 people were injured…

Nigerian soldiers raid Boko Haram camps, kill six

Nigerian soldiers raid Boko Haram camps, kill six – Official

Nigerian soldiers on Monday raided some hideouts of the Boko Haram in remote villages of Borno State during which six members of the group were killed in a shootout, an official said. The raid, according to the spokesperson of the Nigeria army, Sani Usman, a brigadier general, was conducted by…

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Senate Suspension: Why I will not apologise to Saraki, Ndume says

The suspended senator, Ali Ndume, has provided more insight into his suspension, saying he will not apologise to Senate President Bukola Saraki in order to get reinstated. Mr. Ndume spoke on Saturday as a crowd of supporters turned out on to receive him when he visited his constituency, Borno South,…

FILE PHOTO: A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed.  A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM 
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EXCLUSIVE: Three years after, mothers of Chibok girls express hope, despair

Three years after her 15-year-old daughter, Hajara, and over 270 others were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Borno State, Yanana Bukar, still hopes for her daughter’s return. “At a point, I actually did not know what to do with the absence of my dear daughter – should I mourn…

One of the teenage female bombers intercepted by the Nigerian Military in February

Boko Haram: UNICEF expresses concern about teenage female suicide bombers

The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has said that at least 27 teenage girls have been used as suicide bombers in Borno within the first quarter of 2017. UNICEF said this figure has surpassed the entire number of child suicide bombings that occurred in whole of 2016. This, according to…

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Two female suicide bombers kill selves outside University of Maiduguri

Two female suicide bombers on Monday morning detonated their explosives near the perimeter fence of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, an official said. The bombers, who had probably tried to invade the university premises through the back fence, were resisted by security officials. The attack is the second on…

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Two killed as female suicide bombers attack Maiduguri mosque

At least two bodies were recovered outside a mosque in Maiduguri, Borno State, early Saturday, after two female suicide bombers attacked worshippers there, officials said. The attackers struck as worshippers observed early morning prayers in an area called Jiddari Polo. Five people were injured in the attack, officials said. Police…

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Boko Haram: 1.8 million displaced farmers to get $65 million support from FAO

The United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organisation, FAO, on Thursday, said it has set aside the total sum of $65 million to help farmers who were displaced by Boko Haram return to business. The FAO said farmers from the three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe state who had lost…

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Dog dies fighting suicide bomber at Maiduguri wedding party

A dog died saving dozens of people at a wedding party in Maiduguri after it attacked a suicide bomber, an official said. The dog stopped the teenage suicide bomber from detonating her explosives in the crowd. The dog, according to the police, belonged to a resident of the neighbourhood where…

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Three suicide bombers killed in Boko Haram attacks on Maiduguri

Three persons, all suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers, died in their own explosions in the early hours of Sunday when they attempted to invade Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, with explosive vests strapped around their bodies, an official said. Two of the suicide bombers tried to make entry into the…

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Boko Haram fighter killed, soldier injured in ambush attack – Army

A Boko Haram gunman was killed Wednesday in a village in Borno State as troops shot their way out of an ambush attack that left one soldier injured, officials said. The spokesman of the Nigeria army, Sani Usman, a brigadier general, said the attack was repelled by troops of 112…

17 year old, Ali Mustafa

17-year-old Boko Haram suspect ‘killed 18’

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) on Tuesday paraded a 17-year-old Boko Haram suspect, who admitted killing 18 people since he joined the group three years ago. The suspect, Ali Mustafa, said he was forced to join the deadly group when Boko Haram terrorists attacked his village in…

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Boko Haram attacks Borno communities, kidnaps 10 – Official

Suspected Boko Haram members attacked communities in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State kidnapping 10 people, an official has said. Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Borno, said the terrorists invaded Konduga and abducted four women and six youths. Mr. Abdullahi…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…