Abdulkareem Haruna

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Boko HAram

We know some Borno community leaders have contact with Boko Haram – General Rogers

The Theatre Commander of the counterinsurgency operation in North-east Nigeria, Nicholas Rogers, said the military is aware that some local community leaders in Borno State have communication contacts with the outlawed Boko Haram group. Mr Rogers, a major general, said the local community leaders should try and leverage on their…

#DapchiGirls arrive home, reunite with parents

The recently released schoolgirls are back in Dapchi to reunite with their family. The 105 schoolgirls arrived Dapchi at about 2:30 p.m. after leaving Abuja on Sunday morning. They met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday after their release from captivity by Boko Haram last week. The girls are among…

104 #DapchiGirls arrive Yobe to reunite with family

The 104 Dapchi schoolgirls have arrived the Yobe State capital, Damaturu, on their way home to reunite with their families. The girls left Abuja Sunday morning via a military airplane following their meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. The girls arrived Maiduguri airport at about 9 a.m. and were…

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

Boko Haram expected to release last Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, today — Police IG

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has confirmed the last known Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, who was held back by Boko Haram, is expected to be released today. The IG made the confirmation at the headquarters of the Theatre command of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri as he concluded…

Nigerian military reopens Maiduguri-Bama-Banki Road held by Boko Haram for years

It was a joyous moment for the residents of Maiduguri and Bama towns of Borno state as the military officially reopened the major road that links the two local government headquarters, four years after it was seized by Boko Haram. Over 100 cars, trucks and other vehicles filled with travellers…

#DapchiGirls: We feel betrayed by Nigerian govt, father of killed schoolgirl speaks

Adamu Jumbam, father of Aisha Adamu, one of the Dapchi schoolgirls who lost their lives while in Boko Haram captivity, said he was not happy with the Nigerian government and its security forces whom he blamed for the tragedy that befell his daughter. Of the 110 schoolgirls kidnapped in Dapchi…

#DapchiGirls: Parents of Christian girl held by Boko Haram speak

The parents of a Christian girl Boko Haram militants refused to release on Wednesday, despite freeing 104 of her schoolmates, have spoken out. Rebecca Sharibu said she had been let down by the Nigerian government which she said failed to negotiate her daughter's release alongside her schoolmates. Some 104 Dapchi…

Not yet Uhuru until Leah Sharubu is freed – #Dapchi community

Parents and residents of Dapchi village in Yobe State have said they have not come to the end of their collective grief over the abduction of their schoolgirls who were released by Boko Haram on Wednesday, until the 105th girl, held back because of her Christian faith, is rescued. Of…

Freed Dapchi Schoolgirl Speaks: How we were kidnapped, treated

One of the Dapchi schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram on Wednesday, Khadija Grema, provided a detailed account of their journey after Boko Haram insurgents abducted them on February 19. About 110 girls were kidnapped from their secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State.  A total of 105 of them were freed on Wednesday morning…

What Boko Haram told us after returning our daughters – #DapchiGirls’ parents

Parents of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls who were released on Wednesay by Boko Haram said the terrorists took their time to preach sermons to them before leaving the community. They said no soldier or security operative was present in the community to confront the insurgents for the almost one hour they…

Maiduguri International Airport used to illustrate the story.

#DapchiGirls leave Maiduguri for Abuja

The 105 girls released by Boko Haram have left Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, for Abuja. They are being flown from the Maiduguri Air Force base in a flight expected to last one hour. Their flight left the Borno capital at about 6:40 p.m. The girls, kidnapped in February, were…

106th Dapchi schoolgirl held back for not denouncing Christian faith

One of the Dapchi schoolgirls who would have been the 106th girl to be released was held in captivity because she refused to denounce her Christian faith when she was asked to do so, sources have said. ​The girl, named Liya Sharubu, was said to have been held back when…

#DapchiGirls: 105 girls now confirmed released by Boko Haram – Lai Mohammed

The Nigerian government has now confirmed that 105 girls have been released from among 110 kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe State. The girls were released early on Wednesday weeks after they were kidnapped from their secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who stated…

UPDATED: #Dapchigirls leave Damaturu for Maiduguri amidst heavy military escort

The freed Dapchi schoolgirls have left Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, to Maiduguri, Borno State, amidst heavy security. The girls arrived Damaturu at about 3 p.m. but did not stop over at the Government House as earlier expected. The federal government had earlier said 101 of the 110 kidnapped girls…

LIVE UPDATE: Dapchi schoolgirls released by Boko Haram

Reports reaching PREMIUM TIMES from Dapchi village of Yobe State indicate that the girls abducted from a school in the town have been released. Information from sources in Dapchi indicated that the girls were brought back and dumped in the village by unknown persons believed to be Boko Haram militants.…

#Dapchi: Borno govt shuts down boarding schools indefinitely

The Borno State Government has approved the closure of all boarding secondary schools located outside Maiduguri, the state capital. The closure was effected following the recent attack on Dapchi village of Yobe state by Boko Haram gunmen during which about 100 schoolgirls were abducted. The state government said it took…

Civil-Defence

How books, food donated by UN, WFP to Nigerian IDPs are repackaged and sold — NSCDC

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) on Monday announced the arrest of a suspect at a motor park in Borno State allegedly trying to divert books and other educational materials donated to schools in the state by the United Nations. The agency said it had also intercepted the…

Boko Haram: UNHCR enrols 300 orphans in Borno private school

The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has enrolled about 300 children who lost either or both parents in the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State in a private school for orphans in Maiduguri. The children were selected from thousands of orphans on a waiting list of admission…

SPECIAL REPORT: Fresh crisis brews in Borno community rebuilt by UN after Boko Haram destruction

On Tuesday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) handed over a completely rebuilt Borno community earlier destroyed by Boko Haram to the affected displaced people. The rebuilt village is Ngwom, an agrarian community in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State, 10km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. It was…

Boko HAram

Rann: Mobile phone of kidnapped midwife used to ‎send disturbing message

The mobile phone of one of the female victims abducted by Boko Haram in Rann has been used to send a disturbing message to her contacts. Hauwa Liman, believed to one of the staff of the Red Cross, was kidnapped ‎earlier this month when Boko Haram insurgents invaded a camp…

Boko Haram

Boko Haram planning to attack Maiduguri using car bombs – Police

The police in Borno on Thursday issued an alert warning residents of an impending attack by Boko Haram using vehicles loaded with explosives. The police said should the planned attack succeed, it may result in heavy casualty as the insurgents are suspected to be targeting strategic locations of the city…

Two dead, nine injured in Maiduguri suicide explosion

A suicide explosion in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has caused the death of two people. The police spokesperson in Borno, Joseph Kwaji, said the two victims were the girls who wore the explosives. He said nine other residents sustained injuries. He said the girls wore suicide vests hidden under…

#Dapchi parents speak of Buhari’s visit ‘regret’

Parents of the abducted schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State, said they regretted not being allowed "enough time" to deliver their message to President Muhammadu Buhari who visited Wednesday. Mr. Buhari on Wednesday met with the parents in their community. The president said his administration's approach to the recent abduction was ''much better'' than the response of…

pic 2. DSS HANDS OVER 82 CHIBOK SCHOOLGIRLS TO MINISTER OF WOMEN AFFAIRS IN ABUJA

Unlike Jonathan’s handling of #ChibokGirls, my govt responded promptly to #DapchiGirls – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has taken a jab at the Goodluck Jonathan administration over its handling of the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, a Borno State community in 2014. Mr. Buhari said his government acted more responsibly when 110 girls were abducted from their school in Dapchi, Yobe State…

#DapchiGirls: Buhari arrives Yobe

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Damaturu, the Yobe State capital where he was received by the governor of the state. Mr. Buhari left Maiduguri, the Borno State, at about 12 noon on board a Nigerian Air Force chopper alongside the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima; and the presidential spokesman, Garba…