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SSS foils plans by terrorists to attack Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Maiduguri during Islamic festival – Official

The State Security Service, SSS, announced on Friday that it arrested suspected terrorists planning to attack Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna and Maiduguri during the Sallah celebration. The federal government had earlier declared Monday and Tuesday next week as public holidays for the Islamic festival. In a statement on Friday signed by…

Nigerian Army

16 women kidnapped as survivors narrate ‘shocking’ details of Boko Haram ambush of ‘secure’ convoy

Some survivors of the Tuesday morning ambush on a convoy of dozens of vehicles under armed escort have narrated their woes blaming the security agencies for poor preparation. The survivors also confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that 16 women were among those kidnapped by the Boko Haram after the ambush. The…

Nigerian Army

Two killed, many missing as Boko Haram ambushes military, police convoy

At least one police officer and a Borno State government truck driver were confirmed dead on Tuesday night after gunmen believed to be Boko Haram fighters ambushed a large convoy of travellers being escorted by armed soldiers, officials said. The ambush, at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday, was on a…

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Eight Boko Haram suspects arraigned for murder of foreigners

The Nigerian government on Monday arraigned eight Boko Haram suspects for the killing of five foreigners who were abducted from a construction site in Kebbi State in 2011. The suspects are also accused of culpability in the murder of seven other foreigners in Borno State. The seven were abducted from…

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NEMA confirms 16 killed in Maiduguri suicide attacks

At least 16 people were killed in two suicide attacks on a community on the outskirts of Maiduguri on Sunday night, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said on Monday. PREMIUM TIMES reported the suicide attacks on Dalori with a witness saying at least eight corpses were recovered. The NEMA,…

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Eight feared dead as suicide bombers attack Maiduguri

At least eight persons were feared killed and about 30 others injured on Sunday when suicide bombers carried out multiple attacks at a crowded location in Dalori, a suburb of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The attacks occurred at about 10 p.m. with thundering sounds from the blasts echoing into…

Internally Displaced Persons {IDPs}

How Nigerian govt is delivering food to people displaced by Boko Haram – Presidency

There is considerable progress in the implementation of the Special Relief Intervention – an initiative launched in Maiduguri by the Federal Government on June 8 to deliver effective and comprehensive humanitarian aid especially food to persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east, according to an update report…

Nigerian Army

EXCLUSIVE: How Nigerian Army fired top anti-Boko Haram fighter without indictment, query

One of the 38 Nigerian soldiers sacked by the army in 2016 was a decorated anti-Boko Haram warrior, who once helped thwart a planned attack on the Aso Rock presidential villa, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Mohammed Suleiman, a former colonel, infiltrated the terrorist group's ranks and helped in arresting some…

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Top ‘Boko Haram terrorist’, Aliko, arrested

The army on Saturday confirmed the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Aliyu Ahmed, alias “Aliko”. The army spokesman, Sani Usman, said in the statement that “Aliko” was arrested on Friday by troops of 33 Brigade following a tip-off in Yuga village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi…

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Nigerian Army’s own panel clears it of wrongdoings in treatment of IPOB, Boko Haram members

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday made public the findings of a Special Board it set up to investigate alleged human rights abuse levelled against its personnel by Amnesty International, AI. The findings were presented by Nuhu Angbazo, ta major general, who is the Chief of Military/Civil Affairs at a news…

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Heavy downpour cuts off two Adamawa LGAs

A heavy downpour on Tuesday washed away Dilichim bridge, cutting away communities in Michika and Madagali Local Government Areas from the rest of Adamawa. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bridge, constructed over River Yedzaram, had in the past suffered bombing by Boko Haram insurgents. It had…

Victims of the Rann camp bombing receiving treatment at the Maiduguri Specialist hospital

VSF provides extra N20 million for treatment of terror victims in Borno hospitals

The Victims Support Fund on Sunday said it has provided additional N20 million to two main hospitals in Maiduguri, Borno State, to continue the free treatment of patients affected by Boko Haram violence. The N20 million donation was a second phase of such intervention being received by University of Maiduguri…

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China donates N60 million to Aisha Buhari’s project

The People’s Republic of China on Monday donated N60 million to support the Future Assured Initiative of President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, Aisha Buhari. The official presentation of the cheque was performed by the Chinese Deputy Chief of Mission, Lin Jing, who represented the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pinjian, at…

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24 Boko Haram members arrested in Auchi — Monarch

Aliru Momoh, the Otaru of Auchi Kingdom, in Edo, on Monday announced the arrest of 24 suspected Boko Haram members in the community by the Nigerian Army. The monarch disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in his palace at Auchi, headquarters of the Estako-West local…

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Boko Haram strikes again in Borno; two killed

Two local vigilante personnel were left dead on Saturday night after gunmen believed to be Boko Haram members attacked Yale village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, officials said. Another operative of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, VGN, lies in critical condition at the University of Maiduguri Teaching…

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Boko Haram raid Adamawa village for food, medicine

Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday night raided Kuda-kaya village in Madagali, Adamawa State to steal food and medical supplies, residents and officials said. The sources said scores of fighters stormed the village, two kilometres from Gulak, the administrative headquarters of Madagali, for the attack. “They came in numbers and just…

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

UN Volunteers ready to help Nigeria in North-East

The UN Volunteers says it is ready to assist Nigeria to respond to the humanitarian situation caused by the Boko Haram terrorist group in the northeast. The Chief of the Development Programming Section at United Nations Volunteers, Geoff Prewitt, made the offer following his recent travels through Nigeria, including visits…

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

Teenage girl abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 escapes from Sambisa forest

When Boko Haram invaded Mubi town of Adamawa state sometimes in 2014, they did not only occupy and destroyed the community, they left with many abducted females, mostly teenagers. Just like the Chibok schoolgirls, many of the females were forced into marriages to their abductors to whom they were turned…

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Borno explosions: Hospital discharges 23 victims

Laraba Bello, Chief Medical Director of Borno Specialist’s Hospital, said on Saturday that 23 of the 34 victims of last Wednesday’s Maiduguri multiple bomb explosion on admission at the hospital, had been discharged. Mr. Bello told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the remaining patients were in…

Nigerian Army

Nigerian soldier sentenced to death for murder of suspected Boko Haram terrorist

A Nigerian soldier has been sentenced to death for alleged murder of a suspected Boko Haram terrorist. The Nigerian Army, in a statement issued Friday, said Hilary Joel, a lance corporal, was convicted of murder after appearing before the General Court Martial, at the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army,…

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VIDEO: Maiduguri residents scamper for safety during Boko Haram attack

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, in Maiduguri today to kick off the special Relief Intervention Plan involving New Food Distribution Plan for IDPs in the North-East. 8th June 2017. Photo by NOVO ISIORO

PHOTO NEWS: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo visits Maiduguri

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Ag President Osinbajo is in Maiduguri today to flag off the AsoRock Food Distribution Programme [Photo Credit: @NGRPresident]

Osinbajo visits Maiduguri, explains new IDP food distribution plan

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo today in Maiduguri unveiled 'a new and more effective distribution plan' for delivering relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East which departs from the practice of asking people to queue for food. Under the new plan which Mr. Osinbajo inaugurated at the Bakassi Camp…

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VIDEO: Acting President Osinbajo arrives insurgency ravaged Maiduguri

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, a city troubled by repeated Boko Haram attacks in the past days. Mr. Osinbajo was met on arrival by Governor Kashim Shettima and other officials of the state government as well as top military commanders in the city. Scores…

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‎Many killed as Boko Haram execute coordinated attacks on Maiduguri

At least ten persons have been confirmed dead and as much as 40 injured as Boko Haram suicide bombers staged multiple attacks targeting mosques where Muslim worshippers were praying on Wednesday night, witnesses said. The attack occurred while soldiers were battling to repel another horde of Boko Haram insurgents who…