Abdulkareem Haruna

Posts by Abdulkareem Haruna:

IMG_20170120_104150

Soldiers repel Boko Haram attack on Rann IDP camp, kill 8

Days after the accidental bombing by a Nigerian airforce jet, which killed at least 54 persons, Rann IDP Camp in Borno State came under another attack, this time, by Boko Haram insurgents. Witnesses in Rann said soldiers deployed to secure the bombed IDP camp battled for hours to repel over…

IDP bomb blast

IDP camp bombing: Death toll could be as many as 170 — MSF

Medicine Sans Frontier, MSF, has said “consistent reports” from residents and community leaders indicated that as many as 170 persons may have died from the bombing of the Rann IDP camp in Borno state by a Nigerian Air Force jet. The official figure of the casualties as at Thursday evening…

IDP bomb blast

Rann bombing: Air Force sets up probe panel

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Thursday said it has set up a board to investigate Tuesday's bombing of an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Rann, a remote village of Borno state by one of its fighter jets. Spokesman of the Nigeria Airforce Force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, a group captain, disclosed…

IMG_2679

IDP Camp bombing: Death toll hits 54

The death toll in Tuesday’s bombing of an IDP camp in Rann, Borno State, by the Nigerian Airforce, rose to 54 Thursday after critically wounded persons died. Doctors in Maiduguri, the state capital, battled unsuccessfully to save the lives of two out of the over 80 critically injured persons that…

IMG_2679

IDP Camp Bombing: Sad, unfortunate, but not unique – Borno Governor

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, said on Wednesday that though sad, the Tuesday accidental bombing of a civilian population in his state was not unique. PREMIUM TIMES reported how at least 52 people were killed and 120 others injured after a Nigerian Air Force jet accidentally bombed a Rann…

IDP bomb blast

IDP Camp Bombing: UN, Red Cross, UNICEF, others react

The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have asked the Nigerian government to ensure the unfortunate incident of Tuesday where dozens of civilians were killed by a military bomb does not reoccur. In a statement on Wednesday, the UN also called on the Nigerian government…

IMG_2638

IDP Camp Bombing: Ministers, service chiefs arrive Maiduguri

A federal government delegation led by the Chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has arrived Maiduguri, Borno State, in respect of Tuesday's bombing of a displaced persons' camp in the state. At least 52 persons were killed and 120 others injured after an Air Force jet mistakenly targeted the…

Injured people are comforted at the site after a bombing attack of an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria January 17, 2017. MSF/Handout via Reuters

UPDATE: 52 dead, 120 injured after Nigerian jet accidentally bombed IDP camp

The MSF, otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders, has said that at least 52 people were killed after a Nigerian fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb on an internally displaced persons, IDP, camp. The international organisation, whose officials were present at the Rann camp in Borno State when the incident…

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Soldiers

Nigerian Army places N500,000 reward for information on suicide bombers

The Nigerian Army says it is offering N500,000 reward for credible information that leads to the arrest of would-be suicide bombers or their hideouts. The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, disclosed this via a press statement on Tuesday. The army had about three years ago promised a N50 million reward for…

IDPs

Many feared dead as Nigerian jet mistakenly drops bomb on IDP camp

Several people are feared dead after a military plane mistakenly dropped a bomb inside the Rann IDP camp in Borno State. The Rann IDP camp in Kala-balge Local Government Area caters for thousands of persons displaced by Boko Haram. A source at the camp told PREMUM TIMES that at least…

Borno_State_map

Former Borno Assembly Speaker is dead

A former speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly, Asheikh Bashir, is dead. Mr. Bashir died on Monday while on admission at an Abuja hospital where he was receiving treatment for a protracted illness. He was buried in Maiduguri at about 4:30 p.m. shortly after his corpse arrived from…

Unimaid

Nigeria university suspends student examinations after suicide attacks killed 4

The University of Maiduguri has suspended the ongoing first semester examinations for one day following the suicide bomb attacks that claimed the lives of four persons, including a professor. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Abubakar Njodi, said exams scheduled for Monday were suspended as the institution mourns those that died…

Unimaid

Professor, 3 others confirmed dead in Maiduguri explosion

The police in Borno State said four persons including a professor were killed and 15 others injured in the twin blasts that occurred on the campus of the University of Maiduguri. The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, also confirmed the number of deaths. The agency, however, said 17 people were…

University of Maiduguri

Many feared dead as bomb explosion rocks University of Maiduguri

Many people are feared dead after twin bomb explosions rocked the University of Maiduguri in the early hours of Monday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it is believed to have been carried out by the Boko Haram. Monday's explosion is the first major onslaught on the…

ndume_3

INTERVIEW: Why I won’t run for Borno Governor in 2019 – Ndume

The former majority leader of the Nigeria Senate, Ali Ndume, has said he has no ambition becoming governor of Borno State because three reasons. Mr. Ndume, a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was last Tuesday unceremoniously removed as the Senate Majority Leader. His colleague, Ahmed Lawan, from Yobe…

20170113_151132

Maitama Sule, Paul Unongo, others denied access to IDP camp in Maiduguri

Members of the Northern Elders Forum, led by Maitama Sule and Paul Unongo, were on Friday stopped by security at the gate of an IDP camp, as they tried to make donations. The elders arrived Maiduguri the Borno State capital and were received by the governor, Kashim Shettima. The NEF…

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno, kill 10

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Friday repelled an attack by Boko Haram fighters on their location in the northern part of Borno State, killing no fewer than 10 of the terrorists, authorities said. According to the spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Sani Usman, a Brigadier General, the insurgents attempted…

Bomb Blast in Maiduguri

UPDATE: Nine dead as NEMA confirms suicide bomber had baby strapped on her back

At least nine people were killed when three female suicide bombers struck in Madagali, Adamawa State, on Friday, a rescue agency has said. The National Emergency Management Agency also confirmed that one of the three female suicide bombers died with a baby strapped on her back. PREMIUM TIMES reported residents…

Governor Kashim Shettima
Photo: VOA Hausa

Boko Haram: Borno governor denies, then apologises for UN fund ‘misuse’ claim

Top officials of the United Nations system in Nigeria on Thursday stormed the Government House Maiduguri, Borno State, for a fence mending meeting with the governor, Kashim Shettima, after his criticism of their humanitarian operations in the state. On Wednesday, Governor Shettima had asked 126 NGOs and aid agencies to…

Suspected Boko Haram members 2

Boko Haram: Borno bans bars, brothels, tricycles

The Borno State government has banned the operation of brothels and alcohol parlours in the state, as part of measures to prevent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. The state government on Thursday said the sale of alcohol would now only be allowed in military barracks. It also banned illegal motor…

Nigerian-Air-Force-fighter-jet

Boko Haram: Nigeria Air Force jets consume N28.5 million fuel in one week – Official

The Nigeria Air Force has spent about N28.5 million to deploy its fighter jets to various Boko Haram locations in Northern Nigeria in the last 7 days. The jets carried out 43 attack missions during the period, officials said. The officials spoke at a weekly briefing by Lucky Irabor, a…

Governor Kashim Shettima
Photo: VOA Hausa

Boko Haram: Borno governor lambasts UNICEF, 126 other ‘nonperforming’ NGOs

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno has advised all “nonperforming” United Nations agencies, including UNICEF, and 126 other nongovernmental organisations to leave the state for alleged failure to justify the funds they claim to be expending on persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency. Short of calling the groups thieves, the governor…

Maiduguri Blast. Photo: NEMA

Maiduguri blasts: Suicide bombers ‘hugged victims before explosion’

Witnesses in Kaleri suburb of Maiduguri, Borno State, where two female suicide bombers attacked and killed two persons on Sunday, said the attackers hugged the victims first before the bombs went off. Sources in the community, said the suicide bombers knocked on several doors begging for hot food or a…

Bomb blast

UPDATE: Five suicide bombers kill 8 in Maiduguri – Police

Eight people have been confirmed dead after multiple suicide blasts hit Maiduguri, Borno State, on Sunday, police said. One of those killed was an operative of the Civilian-JTF, while five were suicide bombers. Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers struck at different locations late on Sunday. PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported…

Suicide Bomber killed

Suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri after blasts

Maiduguri, Borno state capital, was last night rocked by multiple blasts as two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers made yet another futile attempt to assault residents near a popular motor park. Only the two male bombers died. One of the suicide bombers detonated his device at Gariki near Muna Park.…