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Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima

Borno Government buys 540 buses for transport workers

The Borno State Government has bought and handed over 540 buses to commercial drivers in the state. The state governor, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday handed over the keys to the 10-sitter Volkswagen buses to officials of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, and other drivers. Mr. Shettima said…

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Borno women attack Patience Jonathan over Buhari

Retired female civil servants in Borno State have launched a scathing attack at the first lady, Patience Jonathan, over her broadsides on former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, and her comments regarding the violence in northern Nigeria. The women, under the Forum for Retired Female Civil Servants in Borno State, particularly…

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Reclaimed territories unsafe for elections — Borno elders

Borno elders on Wednesday added their voices to the call that the internally displaced persons who were forced out of their communities by the Boko Haram terrorists be allowed to cast their votes in the camps and not in the recently reclaimed territories. The elders who spoke through their forum…

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Another explosion rocks Maiduguri market

A massive blast that echoed all over Maiduguri town has just occurred near the city’s main market, a location where two suicide bombers killed dozens of people last Saturday. A source near the spot of the blast told PREMIUM TIMES that the explosion happened along the popular Ahmadu Bello way…

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Borno village under fresh Boko Haram attack

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists are currently attacking Ngamdu village of Borno State. This was disclosed by security sources. Boko Haram militants killed six people in the same village barely a week ago. Ngamdu is a village that is situated 100km away from Maiduguri, Borno state capital. This is…

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Maiduguri Multiple Bomb Attacks: 55 killed, 146 injured in five suicide attacks

At least 55 persons were confirmed dead and 146 others seriously injured as Boko Haram suicide bombers descended on Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and carried out multiple bombings in various commercial areas, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The Borno state police commissioner, Clement Adoda, confirmed the casualty figure to journalists…

File Photo: Scene of athe July 1, 2014 bomb blast in Maiduguri

Another bomb goes off in Maiduguri, dozens feared killed

Barely an hour after an explosion killed many at a Maiduguri fish market, another bomb has gone off at a crowded commercial centre, killing dozens more. A witness called to inform PREMIU‎M TIMES that the blast went off at the popular commercial area called Post Office. Details on the second…

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BREAKING: Suicide bomber strikes in Maiduguri market, kills many

At least 10 persons are feared killed in a bomb explosion from a suicide bomber riding in a Keke Napep in Maiduguri. The explosion, which occurred at a crowded commercial area in Maiduguri,  went off about an hour ago.  Witnesses said many people  were affected.  The suicide bomber tried to…

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Nigerian troops gun down 73 Boko Haram terrorists in fresh attack on Konduga

Nigerians soldiers in Borno state on Monday killed at least 73 members of the Boko Haram sect when the terrorists made yet another futile attempt to capture Konduga, a town 35km away from Maiduguri, the state capital. The troops, who engaged the terrorists for over five hours, however lost a…

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Female suicide bombers killed by own explosives in Borno

Two women apparently on a suicide bombing mission got killed by the bombs they were carrying under their gowns after failing to get a vehicle to take them to Damaturu, Yobe state capital, eyewitnesses said. The incident, which happened at Ngamdu village, also killed two travellers standing close to the…

Boko Haram

Boko Haram kills many in Borno’s Mainok village market

About a dozen traders were reportedly killed Friday at a market in Mainok village of Kaga local government of Borno state when Boko Haram terrorists attacked.  Witnesses and security operatives said a large number of Boko Haram terrorists invaded the town Friday afternoon and began shooting sporadically. Many people were…

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23 parties ask INEC to postpone elections in Borno by five months

The Borno state chapter of the Inter-Party ‎Advisory Council on Thursday called for the postponement of elections in the state by five months. The council cited the insecurity in the state and a charged political climate as reasons for the call. IPAC, which comprises all registered political parties in the…

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Another suicide bombing kills many in Biu

Dozens may have been killed and injured in Biu town today as a suicide bomber driving a tricycle scaled through security check and blast himself near a crowded neighbourhood, witnesses said. The suicide attack occurred at about 3pm when the suspect, a man, managed to pass through the checkpoint which…

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Jonathan visits Mubi, heads to Baga

President Goodluck Jonathan has visited Mubi in Adamawa State, more than three months after Nigerian troops recaptured the town from the insurgent group, Boko Haram. The president arrived Yola international airport at about 10.45a.m. Thursday, accompanied by the Chief of Defence staff and all the service chiefs and the inspector…

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Jonathan visits Nigerian territories recovered from Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited Mubi in Adamawa State, a town recently recovered from the Boko Haram insurgents. The president, who arrived the Yola International Airport at about 10:45 a.m. met with the Emir of Mubi, Isa Ahmadu, and some residents who have returned to the town. The president…

Lt. General Kenneth Minmah

Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Army chief visits Baga, says elections may hold in recovered territory

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minima, said on Wednesday that elections could be held in territories recovered from the Boko Haram insurgents. Mr. Minima, a Lieutenant General, said successes recorded by the troops in dislodging the insurgents from some territories may enable the displaced persons to return back to…

Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima

Borno Governor’s convoy attacked in Maiduguri, many cars destroyed 

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday escaped what could have been a bloody attack on his convoy by suspected thugs in Maiduguri, the state capital. Mr. Shettima was driving around the metropolis when suspected hoodlums waylaid and smashed some of the cars in his convoy. Witnesses said the…

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UPDATE: 37 killed, 23 injured in Biu multiple explosions

At least 37 people died in Biu town in Southern Borno state when multiple explosions occurred at a military checkpoint at the entrance of the town, security sources and ‎witnesses have said. Twenty-three others were injured in the incide A group of Boko Haram terrorists tried to enter Biu in…

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Multiple explosions rock Borno town, Biu

Three thunderous blasts occurred in Biu town of Borno state at about 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday. A source who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES from Biu at exactly 1 p.m. said the blasts occurred at Yamarkumi area of Biu along Maiduguri road. "There were three bomb explosions now in Biu at…

FILE PHOTO: APC Youth Destroying PDP Billboards in Borno

APC youth vandalise, torch PDP campaign office as Buhari visits Maiduguri

​Supporters of the ​All Progressives Congress​, APC,​ ​in Borno ​S​tate, ​vandalised and torched several campaign offices and posters of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party​, PDP, Monday, during the party’s presidential campaign rally in Borno. The APC supporters, who took to the streets of Maiduguri in their thousands, chanted pro- Muhammadu…

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Legislator accuses Borno government of starving displaced PDP supporters

A state lawmaker has accused the Borno State Government of politicising the treatment of the persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the state. Abdurrahman Terrab, who represents Bama, Gamboru-Ngala, Kalabalge Federal Constituency of Borno State made the allegation on Sunday at a press conference in the state capital,…

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Nigerian military repels Gombe attack, as Boko Haram warns residents not to vote

After hours of fighting at the outskirts of Gombe town, soldiers of the Nigerian army have repelled a deadly attack on the town by Boko Haram insurgents. But the terrorists, who fled with corpses of their colleagues, dropped a written notice, warning citizens against participating in the coming elections. Witnesses…

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UPDATE: Military jets bombard Boko Haram militants in Gombe

The Nigerian military has launched airstrikes on suburbs of Gombe town as soldiers and police battled Boko Haram insurgents who attacked the town early Saturday, residents have said. Fighting continued Saturday noon as Air Force jets targeted areas raided by the militants outside Gombe city. The terrorists had attacked Lubo…

FILE PHOTO: An attack on Gombe motor park in October 2014

Gombe under Boko Haram attack

Gombe, the capital of Gombe state, is under attack by Boko Haram terrorists. The insurgents, according to witnesses from Gombe, are currently being repelled by soldiers some three kilometres away from the town. A source from Gombe, Mallam Hassan, told PREMIUM TIMES on phone that "we've all rushed back to…

File Photo: Scene of an explosion in Maiduguri on November 25, 2014

Explosion kills many in Borno town, Biu

A deadly explosion from a bomb that went off in a crowded market in Biu, the largest town in Southern Borno state, has killed many, witnesses said. The witnesses said injured persons and corpses were being evacuated to hospital at the time of this report. Today is market day in…