Abdulkareem Haruna

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Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum

Borno governor’s Chief of Staff dies

Babagana Wakil, chief of staff to Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, is dead. The cause of his death has not been made public and it is not clear if it has anything to do with COVID 19. The Borno government in a press statement issued by the governor's spokesperson, Isa…

Nigerian soldiers used to illustrate the story.

Nine soldiers feared killed in Borno ambush

At least nine Nigerian soldiers were reported dead Saturday as suspected Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a military van escorting travellers from Maiduguri to Damboa town, witnesses and security sources said. The incident is the first in a long time that soldiers escorting travellers along that route would suffer such an…

ARMY: Nigerian Soldiers (Army) on duty. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian]

Boko Haram: Resurgence of attacks puts military in difficult situation – NSA

The National Security Adviser, Muhammed Monguno, has said that renewed attacks by Boko Haram in the Nigerian northeast have put the military in a difficult situation. Mr Monguno said this in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, during the launching and distribution of vehicles and medical equipment to the military and…

Borno governor, Babagana Zulum. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter account of Zulum]

Borno to monitor budgets of 172 registered NGOs, CSOs – Official

The Borno State government has started vetting the spending of donor funds by non-governmental organisations working in the state, an official said. Borno, a state plagued for 11 years by the Boko Haram insurgency, hosts many humanitarian organisations in Nigeria. There are 172 nongovernmental (NGOs) nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), as well…

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum [PHOTO: Pulse.ng]

Nigeria needs more soldiers to defeat Boko Haram — Gov Zulum

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Monday adduced reasons why the Nigerian government and military have not been able to win the decade-long war against Boko Haram. Mr Zulum spoke while hosting a visiting delegation from the Senate on a sympathy visit to the state over the recent…

ISWAP Fighters

Gunmen attack Borno villages, kill five

Gunmen, believed to be either Boko Haram or ISWAP, on Saturday, attacked three communities in Borno State, killing five herdsmen and stealing 480 cows, a government official has said. Sources said the insurgents, who were all armed with assault rifles, attacked three villages - Moduri, Kelewa and Ngudori in Magumeri…

ISWAP Fighters

UN Security Council speaks on recent attacks, killings in Borno

The United Nations Security Council(UNSC) has on Tuesday condemned the recent attacks on civilian populations and some UN humanitarian facilities in Borno State by the members of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP). Last week, ISWAP staged a series of coordinated attacks upon civilians and humanitarian workers in different…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum

Boko Haram: Contrary to Buhari’s claim, five Borno LGs inaccessible, largely abandoned – Official

The ongoing Boko Haram insurgency is preventing developmental projects in five of the 27 local governments of Borno State, the state commissioner of reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement, Mustapha Gubio, has said. The commissioner's explanation contradicts a recent claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that all local governments have been secured and…

ISWAP Fighters

How ISWAP attacked Monguno, killing many, destroying UN properties – Official

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has said that many civilians were killed during the Saturday attack on Monguno by members of ISWAP, a breakaway faction of Boko Haram. Mr Kallon also said 37 others were injured while properties at a major UN facility were destroyed by…

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

ISWAP fighters return to Borno community, kill 30 villagers

Members of ISWAP, a breakaway faction of Boko Haram, on Saturday staged yet another deadly attack on a village in Gubio local government killing at least 31 residents and injuring many others, security sources said. The second attack on the Gubio village took place around the same time Monguno, the…

One dead as soldiers attack Borno COVID-19 committee

At least one person has been confirmed dead and many others injured after Nigerian soldiers attacked officials of the COVID-19 Committee in Borno State. The soldiers, disregarding ongoing interstate travel ban, forced their way through the entrance gate to Borno and allowed hundreds of illegal travelers into the town. The…

Nigerian Army

Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram in Borno

PREMIUM TIMES has confirmed from credible sources that the Nigerian military are currently in a fierce gunbattle with fighters of ISWAP, a breakaway group of Boko Haram, in Monguno, Borno State. The attack which started at about noon was ongoing at the time of filing this report. Sources who spoke…

President Muhammadu Buhari [PHOTO CREDIT: Bashir Ahmad]

Despite continued killings, Buhari says Boko Haram, others ‘downgraded’

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration has been able to stem insecurity and its attendant threat to food security in war-wracked Northeast Nigeria. Mr Buhari also said most of the local government areas that were prior to his administration under the control of outlawed armed groups like Boko…

Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram terrorists

In new video, Boko Haram executes abducted soldier, policeman

A breakaway faction of Boko Haram has released a video showing the execution of a soldier and a police officer. In the video, members of ISWAP, the breakaway Boko Haram faction, executed the two security personnel. In the 49 seconds video, the two security personnel who were abducted last week…

Nigerian Soldiers

Buhari ‘deeply shocked’ by Gubio mass killing, charges troops to rescue kidnapped residents

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over Tuesday's mass killing by Boko Haram in a Borno village which resulted in the death of 81 residents. On Tuesday, the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP), a breakaway faction of Boko Haram, launched one of its deadliest attacks in recent times on…

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum [PHOTO: Pulse.ng]

Gubio Attack: Death toll now 81; village head, six others abducted

The Borno State government has confirmed that the total deaths recorded in the Tuesday afternoon attack in Gubio village now stand at 81. This information was obtained after Governor Babagana Zulum visited the area. In Gubio, the governor was also informed that seven persons, including a village head, were abducted…

Nigerian Army soldier

69 killed as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

At least 69 persons were reportedly killed after armed men suspected to be Boko Haram members attacked communities in Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State between Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday. Residents of the attacked communities are mostly herders who have over the years resisted Boko Haram…

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum [PHOTO: Pulse.ng]

Borno governor re-allocates 100 ‘abandoned’ houses to IDPs

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, on Monday, re-allocated over 100 unoccupied properties in Bama town for the use of internally displaced persons. Governor Zulum said all the houses should immediately be occupied by the internally displaced persons "who have no decent spaces at the IDP camp in Bama town".…

Coronavirus: NNPC lays foundation for infectious diseases hospital in Borno

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Saturday, performed a foundation-laying ceremony for the construction of a 200-bed Emergency and Infectious Disease Hospital in Maiduguri, Borno State. The foundation block was ceremonially laid by the Minister of State for Health, Olorunibe Mamora, and the NNPC Group Managing Director (GMD), Mele…

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Boko Haram: UN worried by abduction of aid workers

At least three humanitarian workers and a Nigerian soldier were, on Tuesday, abducted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in the northern part of Borno State, officials have said. The humanitarian workers were traveling from Maiduguri to Monguno, a town in the northern part of Borno, when they ran into an…

ARMY: Nigerian Soldiers (Army) on duty. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian]

Boko Haram abducts soldier, three aid workers in Borno – Official

At least three humanitarian workers and a Nigerian soldier were on Tuesday abducted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in the northern part of Borno State, officials confirmed. Humanitarian workers travelling under a military escort, from Maiduguri to Monguno in the northern part of Borno, ran into an ambush that led…

IDPs

How explosion killed nine-year-old child of suspected Boko Haram member

A nine-year-old boy was on Monday killed and his teenage brother injured by an explosive device they had taken to an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri, Borno State for their father. The kids had taken the device from Bama on the instruction of their father who is a…

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army lays foundation for 200-bed reference hospital in Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army on Monday in Maiduguri, Borno State laid the foundation stone for a 200-bed capacity reference hospital that will provide healthcare for soldiers injured in the war against Boko Haram insurgency. The reference hospital, according to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, would attend to civilians…

NAF locally fabricated ventilator ready for use - Air Chief

Coronavirus: Ventilator fabricated by NAF ready for use – Official

The Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, Monday announced in Maiduguri that ventilators locally fabricated by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) scientists are now ready for the treatment of COVID-19 and other respiratory-related diseases. Mr Abubakar, an air marshal, said the ventilators were jointly fabricated by the Ahmadu Bello University,…

Tukur Buratai and the troops.

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army ‘secretly trying’ soldier who criticised service chiefs on social media – Source

The Nigerian Army is secretly trying a soldier, Mohammed Abdullahi, for making 'unguarded comments' on social media about the tenures of the current service chiefs, a military source has revealed. The staff sergeant, according to the source, was accused of critising the extension of the tenures of the service chiefs,…