Abdulkareem Haruna

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Some of the tricyclists protesting

Borno police suspend traffic division over commercial riders’ protest

The Borno State commissioner of police, Damian Chukwu, has suspended the state's Central Motor Traffic Division (CMTD) until investigations into allegations of extortion levelled against its operatives by motorcycle riders in the state are concluded. The Keke-NAPEP operators have also accused the local government authorities in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council of…

Some of the tricyclists protesting

Tension in Maiduguri as Keke NAPEP riders block roads, protest ‘maltreatment’

Hundreds of commercial tricycle riders in Borno state have barricaded all major routes and highways of Maiduguri, as they protest alleged ill treatment by the police in the state. Though it is not clear what actually triggered off the protest, some of the commercial tricyclists under the aegis of All…

Boko Haram

Boko Haram attack on Jakana, Borno repelled – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army and Police on Thursday repelled an attack by Boko-Haram insurgents who attempted to invade Jakana town in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno, an official said. Dozens of the insurgents armed with sophisticated weapons, stormed the town Thursday evening. Brig-Gen Bulama Biu, GOC 7 Div, Maiduguri, who…

Boko HAram

Boko Haram attacks Jakana, Borno

Gunmen believed to be members of the extremist Boko Haram sect on Thursday night attacked Jakana, a town located about 50km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The attack was still on at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday. Jakana, an agrarian community, is situated along the Maiduguri-Kano highway. It has never…

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

Police speak on arrest of Borno politician at Atiku’s event

The police in Borno State Wednesday confirmed the arrest of a Borno politician and governorship aspirant, Grema Terrab, who was wanted for alleged complicity in a murder incident that took place in his home. PREMIUM TIMES broke the news on Tuesday of how Mr Terrab, who had evaded arrest since…

Boko-Haram Commander and other members Involved in Abduction of Chibok Girls paraded by the Police

UPDATED: Police arrest ‘eight Chibok girls abductors’

The police in Borno have arrested 22 suspected Boko Haram members including those who allegedly participated in the abduction of the Chibok school girls. The Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, disclosed this while presenting the suspects to journalists on Wednesday in Maiduguri. The insurgents had in 2014 abducted over 200…

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar

I’ll end Boko Haram, keep Nigeria more united – Atiku

A former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, said if elected Nigerian president, his government will not only end the Boko Harman insurgency, but also keep the nation more united. He also said if he was in the position of President Muhammadu Buhari, he would have by now sacked all…

APC has failed to address hunger, joblessness in Borno – PDP

A chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno State, Zanna Gaddama, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State of failing to tackle starvation and joblessness among youth in the state. Mr Gaddama is currently appealing a Maiduguri Federal High Court ruling that nullified…

Police arrest Borno governorship aspirant at Atiku’s programme

A politician and governorship aspirant in Borno State, Grema Terrab, who was declared wanted by the police for his role in an alleged murder, was on Tuesday arrested by SARS operatives at an event attended by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Mr Abubakar delivered a speech at the event held…

Nigerian Army

How Bama attack by Boko Haram happened — Nigerian Army

The Nigerian military on Monday denied that about 23 soldiers and eight trucks went missing last week after the troops suffered an ambush attack by Boko Haram gunmen in Bama local government area of Borno State. The attack occurred last Friday. The military did not make public the attack until…

Nigerian Army in Damboa, Borno state (Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters)

UPDATED: 23 Nigerian soldiers, eight trucks missing after Boko Haram ambush

No fewer than 23 Nigerian soldiers are yet to be accounted for after Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a military convoy at Boboshe village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. Five officers, 18 soldiers and eight trucks were missing after the attack which occurred early on Saturday. The News…

The widows

Boko Haram: 250 widows of slain soldiers get support in Maiduguri

A group has trained and provided business tools to 250 women in Borno State, who are mostly widows of security personnel killed in the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency. The Borno Women Development Initiative (BOWDI), a Borno State-based non-profit organisation funded by an international NGO, North East Regional Initiative (NERI), took…

Nigerian military hands over 184 reformed child soldiers to UN

The Nigeria military on Monday in Maiduguri, Borno State, handed over to the the United Nations 184 child soldiers arrested while fighting on the side of Boko Haram insurgents. The Theatre Commander, Operational Lafiya Dole, Nicholas Rogers, officiated the handing over at a brief ceremony held at the Maimalari Barracks…

Soldiers on guard at the ceremony.

SPECIAL REPORT: Boko Haram: Remembering Nigeria’s fallen heroes

It was a day of grief and mourning as soldiers of the Nigerian army filed out in front of a mass grave, now turned monument, to remember 144 fallen officers and soldiers that lost their lives in a single swoop about three years ago. The Gudumbali attack was considered one…

Boko Haram: Adamawa IDPs get support to resume farming

Boko Haram: Adamawa IDPs get support to resume farming

Years after they were forced by Boko Haram to flee their homes, about 4000 farming households in Adamawa State have received free farm inputs from the the federal government to resume crop production. In the height of the Boko Haram conflict about three years ago, communities in northern part of…

Breaking News

Police officers protest in Maiduguri, disrupt movement

There is confusion in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, as police officers deployed to the state on special duty took to the streets, barricading the highway to protest six months of unpaid allowances. The police officers were said to have been deployed to Borno State from various units across Nigeria…

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai

Plateau, Zamfara, other killings influenced by external, internal factors – Army Chief Buratai

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, says the army has made "giant strides" in the last one year in combating security challenges. He also said the security outlook of the country "is very positive." His speech comes days after about 100 people were killed in Plateau State by suspected…

University of Maiduguri

Boko Haram; UNIMAID launches center for counter terrorism

The University of Maiduguri, one of the most attacked tertiary institutions in the ongoing Boko Haram conflict, has commissioned a newly established resource centre for countering violence extremism (CVE) within and around the Lake Chad region. Named CVE Resource Centre, the facility, which was commissioned on Thursday, is expected to…

Boko Haram

How Boko Haram, Nigerian military killed, maimed hundreds of children – UN

About 881 children were either killed or maimed by the Boko Haram terror group and Nigerian security forces in 2017, the UN has said. Of this number, the unfortunate bombing of an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Borno State, by the Nigerian military caused the death or maiming of…

FAO distributes seeds, fertiliser to farmers displaced by Boko Haram

At least one million farmers who were displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states are being assisted by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to resume farming. FAO on Tuesday in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, officially flagged off the distribution of assorted seeds…

Mr. and Mrs Somade, both graduates of Computer Science and N-power beneficiaries celebrating their first child (1)

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s N-Power programme is transforming lives, improving education

Adeniyi Somade and his wife, Gbemisola, live in Ado-Ekiti, South-west Nigeria. He currently works as an auxiliary staff at the office of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), while his wife teaches ICT at Christ School, Ado-Ekiti, one of the foremost secondary schools in Ekiti State. In April, the couple welcomed…

Gun TRuck

Boko Haram attacks Borno town in 11 gun trucks

Suspected members of Boko Haram on Monday attacked Gajiram town in Borno State. According to the police, the terrorists arrived in 11 gun trucks but were repelled by a combined team of security forces. "Terrorists in 11 Gun Trucks Attack Gajiram Town On Monday’s evening at about 1740hrs, heavily armed…

Scene of the bomb explosion

Borno Explosion: 31 killed as residents, security agencies give different narratives

At least 31 persons were killed and about 48 others injured after suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers on Saturday attacked Abachari village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, residents and witnesses have said. The suicide bombers, said to be six by the army, reportedly targeted people returning home after a Sallah fair in Damboa.…

Explosion used to illustrate the story.

20 killed as explosion rocks Borno village – Police

The police have confirmed the death of 20 people in an explosion that rocked a village in Borno State. The explosion occurred at Abachari town, in Damboa Local Government Area, on Saturday evening. The Borno police commissioner, Damian Chukwu confirmed the casualty to Channels Television. “At about quarter to nine,…

Group rebuilds police college buildings wrecked by Boko Haram

The North East Regional Initiative (NERI), a non-governmental organization (NGO) has handed over two renovated training halls at the police college, Maiduguri, to the Nigeria police force. The police college is the second largest federal government owned tertiary institution in Borno State after the University of Maiduguri. It was among…