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When Boko Haram attack villages, they raze it.

Yobe, Borno villages under Boko Haram attacks 

Hours after soldiers of  the 7th  Division of the Nigerian Army celebrated the killing of over 70 Boko Haram terrorists after repelling attack on a village near Maiduguri, the insurgents have launched fresh attacks on two towns near Potiskum, residents have told PREMIUM TIMES. The attacks are still going on…

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Ex-Governor Sheriff admits visiting Kano Airport, but blames report of visit on political rivals

A former Borno state Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, on Monday, admitted visiting the Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday while the Chad-bound Russian aircraft carrying military hardware was being detained. He however blamed PREMIUM TIMES’ report of his visit to the Kano Airport on those he called his political rivals.…

Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi

Bauchi Senatorial Primaries: Governor Isa Yuguda, Senator Ningi emerge victorious

Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda, and Senator Abdu Ningi on Sunday night emerged the 2015 Senatorial candidates of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, after going into unopposed primaries. Mr. Yuguda emerged the unchallenged candidate of Bauchi South Senatorial seat after his only opponent, Sanusi Baban Tanko, withdrew during the primary…

All Progressives Congress

EX-Minister of police threatens to sue over Bauchi APC governorship primary results

A former Minister of Police Affairs, Ibrahim Lame, on Friday accused officials of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bauchi state of electoral malpractice that denied him a chance to clinch the governorship ticket on Thursday. Mr. Lame alleged that the party’s election committee officials deliberately plotted to…

Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima

Shettima emerges Borno APC governorship candidate

The Borno State All Progressives Congress, APC, Friday night, at it primaries, elected Governor Kashim Shettima as the party’s sole candidate for the 2015 governorship election. The primaries took place barely 24 hours after the Borno State APC publicity secretary, Uhammed Gujbawu, announced a postponement till Monday. It held at…

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Yobe relaxes 24-hour curfew after terrorist attack

Following the attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, the government of the state on Tuesday reviewed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Monday to 11 hours. Both human and vehicular movement would only be allowed between 7a.m. and 6p.m. daily till further notice. In a…

Another Boko Haram weapon destroyed by the Nigerian military

Nigerian military repels attack on Borno town, Konduga; kills 70 Boko Haram terrorists

Nigerian soldiers on Monday night clinched another huge victory over the extremist Boko Haram sect, repelling their attack on Konduga town in Borno State and killing at least 70 of the rampaging insurgents, security sources have told PREMIUM TIMES. Muhammed Abbas, an official of the Nigeria Vigilante Group in Maiduguri…

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Borno town, Konduga, under Boko Haram attack

A town in Borno State, Konduga, is currently under attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists,  reports reaching PREMIUM TIMES indicates. A top security officer confirmed this to a PREMIUM TIMES reporter.   Konduga is about 35 kilometers from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, and has been repeatedly attacked by the extremist…

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UPDATE: 6 dead in Maiduguri market attack — Police

The Police in Borno State said six people, including two female suicide bombers, have been confirmed dead in Monday’s attack at a market in Maiduguri, the state capital. The Commissioner of police in Borno state, Clement Adoda, said the explosions occurred almost simultaneously at about 11:20 a.m. A witness, Abba…

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

Another twin blast rocks Maiduguri market; dozens feared killed

Many persons are feared killed in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Monday, after two explosions went off at the Maiduguri main market, where two suicide bombers last week detonated deadly explosives, killing themselves and several other people. The explosions sounded almost one after the other at about 11:20 am. A…

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UPDATES:‎ Damaturu under heavy Boko Haram attack

Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, is under heavy attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists who,  according to fleeing residents, may have surrounded the town. Explosions and  gunshots are being heard in some parts of the Yobe State capital. A resident of the city, Yaya Haruna, told PREMIUM TIMES the shooting…

Nigerian soldiers on patrol in Maiduguri

Tension in Maiduguri as police avert explosions near mosque, market 

Maiduguri residents were on Friday terrified as multiple explosions  from explosives devices rocked the capital city as police anti-bomb squad team continue to defuse several explosives planted near mosques and a market  by suspected Boko Haram terrorists, security sources and witnesses said. Residents, who were close to the spots where…

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

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.…

Fishermen

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…