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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Yobe declares 2-day holiday for civil servants to collect PVCs

The Governor of Yobe state, Ibrahim Gaidam, has declared a two-day holiday for workers in the state to enable them obtain their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs. Thursday and Friday would be used by all workers who have not collected their PVCs from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to do…

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Buhari Youth Organization accuses Borno APC chair of sabotaging campaign

The Buhari Youth Organization, a youth wing of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the northeast region has accused the state chairman of APC, Ali Bukar Dalori, of behaving in a manner capable frustrating the victory of the party's presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in the February 14 polls. Garba Umar, who coordinates youth…

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Maiduguri attack: Borno governor commends soldiers, Civilian-JTF

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has hailed the courage and gallantry exhibited by soldiers and operatives of the local vigilante, called Civilian-JTF, by confronting and repelling Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to capture Maiduguri, the state capital, on Sunday. "I feel very proud of these youth and other…

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Calm returns to Maiduguri as soldiers, Civilian-JTF foil Boko Haram attack

Calm has returned to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, after hours of shelling, bombardments and shooting between soldiers and Boko Haram insurgents. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that through the combined force of soldiers and operatives of the local vigilante, called Civilian-JTF, hundreds of Boko Haram members were killed and a cache…

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PDP group says power minister too weak to win Borno for Jonathan

The Minister of States for Power and Steel, Muhammed Wakil, is currently facing the anger of some Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members who are now calling for his sack. The members of the party accused him of sidelining the party structure in Borno state, especially during the recent PDP presidential…

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Real reason we took Baga – Boko Haram

Abu Musab Abul-Barnawi, a new character that identifies himself as the spokesman of the extremist Boko Haram sect, has in a video clip said the reason Baga was seized by his group after repeated attacks was for strategic economic reasons. Abul-Barnawi, who spoke in a very unusual video clip that…

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Maiduguri Attack: Governor Shettima commends soldiers’ gallantry

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday praised the gallantry of Nigeria soldiers who stood their grounds as Boko Haram terrorists attempted to invade Maiduguri, the state capital. Mr. Shettima also called on citizens, especially residents of Maiduguri, to give more support and cooperation to the security operatives…

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Boko Haram: Military to lift Maiduguri curfew on Monday – Spokesperson

The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri said on Sunday that the 24-hour curfew imposed on Maiduguri would be lifted on Monday morning. Sani Usman, the spokesperson of the division, stated this in a statement in Maiduguri. Mr. Usman, a colonel, said residents of Maiduguri were free to…