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How Boko Haram attacked Dalori Village, killed scores – Nigerian Military

The Boko Haram attack on Dalori Village, which killed scores of people, was carried out using multiple methods, the Nigerian military has said. In its first reaction since the attack that occurred on Saturday night, the military quoted witnesses as saying the "insurgents came in two Golf cars, motorcycles, started…

FILE PHOTO: Scene of Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Update: Scores killed in Boko Haram attack on Dalori Village, Borno

At least 35 people were killed when gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram attacked Dalori Village, hospital sources have told PREMIUM TIMES. Officials at the Maiduguri Specialists Hospital, who did not want their names published as they are not authorised to speak to the media, said about…

Maiduguri Attack

Gunbattle in Maiduguri as Boko Haram attacks city

Hundreds of residents of Dalori, a  suburban settlement 5km on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital,  have fled their homes as Boko Haram insurgents attacked on Saturday night, residents said. Many are said to have been killed and injured by the insurgents who took the quiet village by…

Maiduguri Attack

In separate attack, suicide bombers hit Maiduguri, many feared dead

A few hours after a bomb went off at a mosque and killed a yet unknown number of people, another attack has been launched on Maiduguri, the insurgency-ravaged capital of Borno State, witnesses and security sources have told PREMIUM TIMES. They said the latest explosions were detonated by suspected teenage…

FILE PHOTO: Bombing in Maiduguri

Fresh explosion kills many in Maiduguri mosque

At least 20 persons were killed in a fresh explosion in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Monday morning, as residents gathered around a mosque in Buraburin, behind the Federal High Court in the city. The explosion sounded as residents speculated that a fleeing Boko Haram bomber abandoned an improvised explosive…

Boko Haram is suspected. FILE PHOTO

UPDATE: Soldiers repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

A few days after the federal government announced that the Boko Haram had been defeated, the insurgent group attempted an invasion of Maiduguri. The attack commenced at about 6:00 p.m. local time. The insurgents were repelled by soldiers as they tried to enter Maiduguri via Aladuwari village, which is about…

A Nigerian soldier pull down a Boko Haram flag as a mark of victory

Shoot-out, explosions rock Maiduguri as Boko Haram battles Nigerian soldiers

Gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram were on Sunday evening involved in a shoot-out with soldiers in Aladuwari village - about 2 km away from Maiduguri. The attackers arrived the area at about 6 p.m. local time, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Also at about 8 p.m., two suicide…

A cross section of Civilian JTF fighters in the North-East

Thousands escape death in Maiduguri as Civilian-JTF intercept bombs concealed in food flasks

Thousands of Muslims celebrating Maulud, which is the birthday of holy Prophet Muhammad, on Thursday escaped what would have possibly been an all-time record calamity, had some eagled-eyed vigilante operatives not intercepted five food flasks filled with bombs outside a popular Maiduguri mosque. Five suspects believed to be members of…

PDP Manifesto word cloud

Senatorial bye-election: Borno PDP heads to court

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Saturday Borno Central Senatorial bye-election, Kaka Bolori, has said that he would go to court to challenge the victory of the All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate, Baba-Kaka Garbai. Addressing the press on Monday in Maiduguri, Mr. Bolori said he would…

Results of the Borno Central senatorial bye-election

APC wins Borno senatorial bye-election

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has won the Borno Central senatorial bye-election having polled 75 per cent of the total votes cast, according to results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The APC candidate, Baba Garbai beat his closest rival, Kaka Bolori, of the PDP who polled…

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai

Nigerian Army declares 100 Boko Haram terrorists wanted

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, launched the circulation of large posters carrying photographs of wanted Boko Haram terrorists including the supposed leader of the insurgents, Abubakar Shekau. The large posters, with inscription written in various languages of Nigeria, also had phone…

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Nigeria.

Most young Boko Haram terrorists are also victims – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that most young people used by Boko Haram to commit mass murder and destruction of public structure, are also victims of their own crimes. The vice president said this Tuesday while delivering a speech during the opening of the Northeast Humanitarian Multi Stakeholders Engagement…

FILE PHOTO: Bombing in Maiduguri

Another bomb attack rocks Maiduguri, female suicide bomber arrested

Barely 24 hours after a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Maiduguri killing at least 18 worshippers, two female suicide bombers on Saturday found their way into a crowded suburb of the troubled city, with one of them succeeding in blowing off her self while the second got arrested and…

FILE PHOTO: Bombing in Maiduguri

Twin bomb blasts hit Maiduguri mosque, kill many

Another early morning bomb attack has occurred in a mosque in Maiduguri, Borno state, killing and injuring many worshippers during the early morning prayer session, witnesses said. The blasts, according to residents occurred in Jiddari Polo area at about 5am when Muslims were performing the first congregational prayer of the…

FILE PHOTO: Bombing in Maiduguri

22 killed in fresh suicide attacks on Maiduguri

Hours after two suspected male suicide bombers caused the death of over 30 persons in an attack on a mosque in Maiduguri the Borno state capital, the city was again attacked early Friday when four suspected female suicide bombers launched a partially foiled attack that left 22 persons, including themselves,…

FILE PHOTO: Bombing in Maiduguri

UPDATE: At least 26 dead as Boko Haram bombs worshippers in Maiduguri mosque

Officials of the Civilian Joint Task Force, who participated in the evacuation of victims from the scene of Thursday night's bombings in Maiduguri said at least 26 bodies were evacuated from the scene of the blast. Twenty-five others were rushed to hospital with various degrees of injuries, the officials said. The…

FILE PHOTO: Bombing in Maiduguri

Explosions hit Maiduguri mosque, many feared dead, injured

Two deadly explosions on Thursday hit Maiduguri town as a suspected suicide bomber targeted a mosque in a suburb called Mulai. The sound of the explosions echoed over the Borno state capital at about 6:20pm. Details of the casualties could not be immediately ascertained. A senior official of the Civilian…

A night with Nigeria’s Chief of Army in Gamboru

How Nigerian Army Chief spent night in former Boko Haram enclave

The border town of Gamboru, a town in North-Eastern Nigeria, has witnessed several attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. Apart from attacking the village and sending residents fleeing to nearby communities including Fotokol in Cameroon, Boko Haram also occupied Gamboru and for about a year lorded over the area. However on…

Nigerian soldiers on guard in Maiduguri

Suicide bombers kill soldier at Maiduguri checkpoint

Two male suicide bombers creeping around a military checkpoint at about mid night Tuesday in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, set off the bombs they wore killing a soldier and injuring a young woman, security sources said. The attack came after nearly four weeks of respite for the troubled city. Speaking…

Damaturu-Bomb-Blast-Scene

UPDATED: At least six dead, over 20 injured as suicide bombers strike in Yobe

At least eight persons have so far been confirmed killed in two separate suicide bomb attacks in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital. Over 20 others are injured, officials and witnesses said. One of the suicide attacks was at the entrance of the town’s major bus station. Sources in Damaturu said…

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai

Boko Haram terrorists ambush Army Chief’s advance team

One soldier was killed in an ambush Friday during a daring visit by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, to troops currently battling Boko Haram terrorists in parts of Borno state.  The army chief, who arrived Maiduguri first, set out on the journey through Mafa to Gamboru-Ngala border town where regrouping…

Governor-Geidam

Yobe moves to save relics of old Kanem-Borno capitol 

Birnin-Ngazargamo, the old capital of the Borno empire has been in a state of depreciation and ruin in the present day Yobe‎ state. But a  recent initiative, taken by the  government of Yobe state, to conserve the state's decaying heritage, may save the famous empire and its fantastic historical landmarks…

Borno State Deputy Governor, Zannah Mustapha;
Photo: Information Nigeria

Borno deputy, Zannah Mustapha, feared dead

The Borno State deputy governor, Zannah Mustapha, is feared dead‎, according to information sourced from government officials. The deputy governor reportedly died in Yola, capital of the neighbouring Adamawa state, while on an official duty there. Details of his demise has not been made known, but news about his death…

Service Chiefs

Boko Haram 3 months deadline: New NSA, Service Chiefs storm Borno

The National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno, on Friday visited his home state of Borno, where he led all other security chiefs to reassess the ongoing counter-insurgency operation in the north-eastern part of Nigeria. The visit by the security chiefs comes a day after President Muhammadu Buhari challenged them to…

Maiduguri Attack

At least 20 killed in Borno market bomb attack 

At least 20 traders were reported killed and about  50 others critically injured in a bomb attack on a rural market in Damboa local government area ‎ of Borno state, witnesses and security sources said.  The bomb went off at about 1pm  in Sabon Gari village, located some 45 kilometres…