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Boko Haram: 145 killed in Borno villages

Boko Haram terrorists have killed at least 145 villagers in Borno state in separate attacks carried out within this week. On Tuesday night, the terrorists launched a nocturnal attack on two sister villages of Mussaram-1 and Mussaram-II in Monguno local government, according to sources, where they rounded up all the…

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Boko Haram kills scores in Borno villages

Boko Haram terrorists have, in separate attacks carried out within this week, killed scores of villagers in Borno state. On Tuesday night, Boko Haram terrorists launched a nocturnal attack on two sister villagers of Mussaram in Monguno local government, according to sources, where they rounded up all the men in…

Nigeria's Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, visits Maiduguri

Two suicide bombers kill selves as VP Osinbajo visits Maiduguri

Two suicide bombers, male and female, today blew themselves up outside a village in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, at the time the vice president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbanjo, was visiting the city, witnesses and security sources said. VP Osibanjo arrived Maiduguri at about 10:45 am. He was in to…

Nigeria's Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, visits Maiduguri

VP Osibanjo in surprise visit to Maiduguri

Nigeria's vice president, Yemi Osibanjo, on Wednesday arrived Maiduguri, Borno State on an unannounced official visit. The Vice President whose flight touched ground at exactly 10:43 a.m. is currently heading to an Internally Displaced Camp to meet with the displaced. The roads of Maiduguri is currently filled with soldiers who…

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UPDATE: 30 killed in Maiduguri fish market bombing

Two suicide bombers that snuck their way into crowded Maiduguri fish market and waited upon innocent traders to converge for prayers before detonating themselves had caused the death of at least 30 persons, according to witnesses account. Hospital sources confirmed that about 30 persons had died and many others injured.…

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Suicide bombers strike in Maiduguri market; many feared dead

Two suspected suicide bombers have detonated their bomb-laden vests inside a crowded market in Maiduguri, Borno state. A PREMIUM TIMES' correspondent said the two female bombers struck inside Gamboru fish market. Casualty figure is expected to be high, he said. "The two blasts just occurred simultaneously and many people are…

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Jonathan’s policy on ‘tokunbo’ cars must be reversed – Senator

The senator representing Bauchi South Senatorial District, Ali Wakili, has pledged to champion the reversal of the federal government automobile policy that led to increment in tariff on imported second-hand (also called tokunbo) vehicles. The Jonathan administration introduced the Nigeria Automotive Industry Development Plan in 2013 to ensure increased local…

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Borno Appointments: Shettima dumps ex-Borno SSG, Jidda

Tension soared in the ruling All Progressives Congress in Borno state as the state governor, Kashim Shettima, announced his first cabinet appointment that excluded his former Secretary to the State Government, Baba Ahmed Jidda. Mr, Shettima’s list of appointees indicate that the former SSG, who has occupied the same office…

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Explosives abandoned by Boko Haram kill 63 in Borno town

At least 63 persons were reportedly killed Tuesday when a massive explosion from a bag found by members of the Civilian-JTF in Monguno town of Borno state went off as residents gathered to take a look, security sources and witnesses said. Many other onlookers and by-passers were also injured by…

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Senate Bye-election: Group warns Borno governor, APC against imposition of candidate

A group of politicians in Borno State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday threatened a show down should the state governor, Kashim Shettima, or the party’s leadership impose a candidate on them in the coming bye-election for the vacant Borno Central Senatorial District. The group wants all contenders…

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Boko Haram on rampage, kills 37 in Borno villages

At least 37 villagers were killed and scores of houses razed down when Boko Haram terrorists, Wednesday, staged yet another deadly attack on hapless communities in Damboa local government area of Borno state, witnesses and security sources have said. The heavily armed terrorists who drove on trucks attacked six farming…

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Boko Haram: Army, Air Force chiefs visit Maiduguri as military relocates command centre

In compliance with the orders of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, top officials of the Nigerian Army and Air Force were Tuesday in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, to personally assess and supervise the relocation of the country's military centre of command. The Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah, a lieutenant general,…

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Suicide bomber attacks military checkpoint in Maiduguri, kills soldiers

Soldiers at a checkpoint near a military barracks have been killed by a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber who detonated a vehicle laden with explosives as he was being frisked by the personnel, security sources and witnesses said Thursday. The attack came more than a hour after another suspected suicide…

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Another bomb rocks Maiduguri

A thunderous blast has again exploded in another crowded commercial area in Maiduguri, Borno state capital. Early information reaching PREMIUM TIMES suggest that the blast occurred along the popular Baga Road area of Maiduguri. A source who was at the area said, "it occurred very close to one Maikore Oil…

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Another bomb blast rocks Maiduguri market

Barely 24 hours after a suicide bomber killed 26 people in a mosque near Maiduguri's main market, a bomb has exploded in another market within the city, witnesses and a security source said. The sources said four persons were injured from Sunday's explosion Sunday's blast occurred at Gamboru market near…

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Maiduguri Mosque Blast: Police confirm 26 killed

The Borno State Police command has confirmed that 26 people were killed in Saturday’s suicide bomb in a mosque in Maiduguri. A witness had told Governor Kashim Shettima that 16 people died in the blast. But Aderemi Opadokun, the Borno Commissioner of Police, said there were more casualties. “A suicide…

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Bomb kills many at Maiduguri Mosque

A huge explosion has rocked a Mosque located inside a market in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, killing many people. The explosion occurred at about 3:30p.m while Muslim traders where observing the late afternoon prayers. Witnesses said the bomb went off seconds after ‎worshippers commenced their congregational prayers. The number…

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Boko Haram militants fire grenades into Maiduguri, kill 7

Hours after the new Nigerian president ordered that the country’s defence seat be moved to Maiduguri, Borno State capital, until Boko Haram is subdued, the insurgents on Friday night staged yet another deadly attack in the city. Boko Haram terrorists fired dozens of rocket propelled grenades into the city in…

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Borno Governor attacks Jonathan, seeks amnesty for Boko Haram

Newly sworn-in Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, on Friday said his new administration would, among other policies, pursue amnesty for members of Boko Haram who are ready to de-radicalise.  Mr. Shettima, who took an oath of office to serve for yet another four years alongside his deputy, Zannah Mustapha,…

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Borno lawyers tackle Nigeria Army over curfew

The Nigeria Bar Association in Borno State has accused the authorities of the 7 Division Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, of flagrant abuse of the Constitution of Nigeria through what they called “illegal’ imposition of curfew in a democratic dispensation. The lawyers said soldiers have no powers in the constitution of Nigeria…

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Borno Senator,​ ​Ahmed Zanna​,​ ​is dead​

​A Senator representing Borno State, Ahmed ​Zanna​, ​is dead. ​Mr. Zanna died Saturday in Abuja. He was 59 years old. The spokesperson for the Senate, Enyinanya Abaribe, confirmed Mr. Zanna's death. He said prayers were ongoing at the National Mosque for the late lawmaker. Mr. Zannah, who represents Borno North…

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​Bomb rocks Damaturu commercial area, many feared dead

Dozens may have died in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital,​ as a bomb blast rocked a crowded commercial area​ on Saturday​, witnesses said. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that dozens of persons were either killed or injured as a result of the blast. A witness said the blast,​ which occurred at about…

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Maiduguri: Military relaxes curfew

Some 48 hours after it imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Maiduguri, the troubled capital of Borno state, military authorities Saturday announced that residents can go out for their normal daily activities as the restrictions has been lifted. Unlike with the previous curfew that was 7pm to 6am, residents of Maiduguri…

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Boko Haram recaptures Borno border town

Marte, the border town in the northern flank of Borno state has again fallen to the Boko Haram sect, security sources and government officials have confirmed. Security sources said the terrorists, most of whom had fled Sambisa forests and their other strongholds across Borno State, have now regrouped in Marte,…

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Boko Haram Attack: Army slams 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri

Following a repelled attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to again overrun  the Giwa Barracks of the 7 Division Nigeria Army in Maiduguri,  the military authority has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the troubled state capital. Boko Haram had on Wednesday night attempted to invade the town and attack the barracks,…