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Borno

UPDATE: 24 killed, 54 injured in Maiduguri bomb attack

Twenty four people have been confirmed dead and at least 54 injured in a twin bomb attack that occurred in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital early Tuesday, health officials said. The Executive Secretary of the Borno State Hospital Management Board, Dr. Salisu Kwayabura, told the state governor, Kashim Shettima, that…

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Suicide bombers kill dozens in Maiduguri market

Dozens of traders and passerby were today (Tuesday) killed near Maiduguri main market when two suspected female suicide bombers dressed in full hijab detonated bombs hidden under their garments, witnesses and security sources have said. The explosions occurred at about 11:20 a.m. at a crowded Maiduguri commercial area called One-Way.…

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Boko Haram kills 56 fishermen in Doron-Baga, Borno

Armed men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram attacked and killed 56 fishermen in Doron-Baga, a community in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State. The fishermen, were returning from a fishing expedition on Friday morning when they were ambushed, an official and a resident told PREMIUM TIMES.…

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Multiple explosions cause panic in Maiduguri

The thunderous sounds of multiple explosions in Maiduguri, Borno State, caused a stir in the city early Saturday as residents cringed in fear of a major Boko Haram attack. The blasts, which sounded successively four times, were heard at about 7:30 am across the city as residents prepared to go…

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Boko Haram kills 45 in attack on another Borno village

Gunmen, believed to be Boko Haram terrorists, on Wednesday attacked a Borno village called Azaya Kura, 45 kilometres east of Maiduguri, killing not less than 45 persons and injuring several others, witnesses said. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked the village, located in Mafa local local…

Yobe Governor

Yobe governor, Gaidam, rejects extension of emergency rule

The governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam, on Wednesday asked the federal government to seek other measures, rather than employing the State of Emergency tactic, to quell the Boko Haram insurgency and return peace to the affected states. Mr. Gaidam said the emergency rule in the three North Eastern states…

Nigerian army searching for missing Chibok school girls

Nigerian military retakes Chibok as Boko Haram flees

The Nigerian military has retaken Chibok, a town in Borno State, where nearly 300 schoolgirls were abducted on April 14, from the extremist Boko Haram sect. The terrorist sect had taken control of the troubled town on Thursday night. But the spokesperson of the Army Division in Maiduguri, the Borno…

The missing Chibok schoolgirls held captive by Boko Haram

Nigerian troops retake Chibok from Boko Haram

The Nigerian military has retaken the town of Chibok in Borno State from the Boko Haram insurgents. Residents of the area as well as the spokesperson of the Army in Maiduguri confirmed the takeover to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday afternoon. The insurgents took control of Chibok on Thursday night in…

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Fresh explosion rocks high school in Yobe; many feared dead

A bomb that exploded this morning on the assembly ground of Senior Science Secondary School,  Potiskum,  Yobe state, may have  killed dozens of students, witnesses and security officials have said. Witnesses said Boko Haram insurgents perpetrated the attack at about 8a.m. when the students converged for the morning assembly session. A witness,…

Senator Ali Ndume

Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram must be allowed to vote – Senator

Nigeria’s Electoral Law should be amended to allow the increasing number of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, who have been sacked from their various communities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states cast their votes while in refugee camps, a lawmaker has said. Muhammed Ndume, who represents Borno South in the Senate,…

A cross section of the released Boko Haram suspects

Nigerian military releases another 125 Boko Haram suspects

Two days after they handed over some 42 suspected Boko Haram terrorists to the Borno state government,  military officials at the 7 Division of the Nigeria Army today freed yet another set of 125 suspects after weeks of investigation absolved them of alleged complicity with the terrorist group. The spokesman…

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Army frees 42 detained Boko Haram suspects

The Borno state government on Thursday received 42 suspected Boko Haram terrorists captured by the Nigerian army. The military said the 42, after months and years in detention, were cleared of all suspicions following thorough investigations. The military said three of the 42 released suspects were foreigners from Chad, Cameroon…

The military insists the real Shekau was killed long ago

Full transcript of Shekau’s latest video on ceasefire deal, Chibok girls

Below is the full transcript of the video clip released by "killed" Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau. He spoke in Hausa but his speech was translated to English by our reporter, Ola Audu. "Without wasting time, we hereby send a message to the tyrants of Nigeria and other infidels as…

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“Killed” Boko Haram leader, Shekau, in new video; denies ceasefire deal; says Chibok girls ‘married off’

Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader supposedly killed by Nigerian security forces, appeared in a new video released Friday, dismissing claims of a ceasefire deal with the government and dashing hopes of the return of school girls abducted by the group since April. The Nigerian government announced October 17 it…

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram kills 17, kidnap 30 young men, women – Official

The caretaker chairman of Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State, Shettima Maina, said on Sunday that suspected Boko Haram gunmen attacked communities in the council and kidnapped some residents. Mr. Maina told journalists in Maiduguri that at least 17 people were killed by the gunmen whose attack on the…

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Explosion rocks Bauchi town, kills five, injures dozen

A car loaded with explosive devices went off in Azare motor park last night, killing five persons and injuring several others, police authorities in Bauchi have said. The Police Public Relations Officer in Bauchi, Haruna Muhammad, a deputy superintendent of police, who confirmed the incident, said the explosion occurred at…

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Boko Haram ambushes Nigerian soldiers, kill one in Damboa

Boko Haram gunmen on Tuesday ambushed troops of the Nigeira army moving along the dangerous Maiduguri-Biu highway and killed one soldiers, security sources said. The gunmen, in what appeared a reprisal attack for the killing of their members during the Sunday night encounter in Damboa, had laid in ambush at…

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Despite ceasefire claims, soldiers kill 25 Boko Haram militants in Damboa

Despite claims of a ceasefire between the Nigerian government and extremist sect, Boko Haram, soldiers on Sunday night shot dead 25 members of the sect during an attack on Damboa town of Borno state. This was disclosed by security officials. The attack on Damboa crystallised the doubts thousands of Nigerians…

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Despite ceasefire, Boko Haram continues attacks on Borno communities

Despite the ceasefire the Nigerian government announced it reached with the extremist Boko Haram sect, deadly attacks on remote communities by the group have continued in Borno State. The Federal Government announced on Friday that it had reached a temporary ceasefire with the group. The ceasefire was expected to be…

The missing Chibok schoolgirls held captive by Boko Haram

Why we doubt Boko Haram ceasefire – Chibok principal, Borno residents

Several Borno residents have expressed doubts about the ceasefire deal announced by the federal government to have been reached between the government and the Boko Haram insurgent group. The federal government announced on Friday that it had reached a temporary ceasefire with the group, which would also lead to the…

Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima

Borno Governor swears in new LG caretaker chairmen, lambasts opposition

The Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, on Monday evening took a swipe at politicians not part of the All Progressives Congress, APC, accusing them of turning the troubled state to their metaphoric fish pond. “To those politicians other than our loyal and responsible members of the APC, Borno has…

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Scores of Boko Haram insurgents killed in another failed Konduga attack

Boko Haram terrorists on Friday staged yet another attack on Konduga, near Maiduguri, Borno State, in their relentless attempt to take over the strategic town, but met stiff resistance from the Nigerian military, security sources have said. Friday’s attack came barely 12 hours after the terrorists attacked the town and…

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Mainok Attack: Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram; 68 feared killed

At least 20 people were killed on Friday as members of the Boko Haram attacked Mainok Village in Borno State, witnesses and security sources have said. Soldiers, who arrived Mainok after the insurgents had wrecked havoc on the community, then chased the attackers, killing about 48 of them, PREMIUM TIMES…

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Determined to storm Maiduguri, Boko Haram attacks Konduga again; 400 insurgents killed – Residents

At least 400 members of the Boko Haram have in the past two days been killed by soldiers in Borno State following repeated attempts by the insurgents to invade Konduga Village, officials and residents have said. Konduga is about 35 km from Maiduguri and the insurgents are believed to want…

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Nigerian military kills over 100 terrorists in Borno village, Konduga

The Nigerian military on Friday succeeded in killing over 100 terrorists in Konduga village in Borno State, a top military source has told PREMIUM TIMES. The terrorists had planned to invade Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno from Konduga which is about 35 kilometers away. The Nigerian military had during…