Showing posts with label borno. Show all posts
Showing posts with label borno. Show all posts

Monday, September 8, 2014

Secretary to the Borno Govt say Boko Haram has taken over part of the state





The Secretary to the Borno state government, Amb. Ahmed Jidda says Boko Haram men have taken over a considerable part of the state. Speaking to newsmen yesterday September 7th in Borno state, the SSG said activities of the sect members have paralyzed most economy, social, political and government activities in the state.
"At this very moment, most parts of Borno state are being occupied by Boko Haram insurgents. Government presence and administration is minimal or non-existent across many parts of the state, with economic, commercial and social services totally subdued. Schools and clinics remain closed. Most settlements in the affected areas in the state have either been deserted or access to them practically impossible, thus majority of the political stakeholders cannot, in real fact, reach their constituencies. So, the threat of insecurity affects everybody irrespective of political differences." .....

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I will replicate my Lagos, Borno’s feat in Adamawa -Marwa





A former military administrator of Lagos and Borno State, Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, on Tuesday promised to replicate his achievements in the two states if elected the governor of Adamawa State in the forthcoming election.

He said the recently sacked governor of the state, Murtala Nyako, left the state in a comatose and it needed a man of his status to resuscitate it.

Marwa spoke with State House correspondents shortly after a closed-door meeting with Vice President Namadi Sambo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pastor Killed in Borno, whereabout of wife & children unknown



A pastor with the RCCG in Borno state, Pastor Taiwo Dokun was shot dead and butchered by Boko Haram men through the Monday July 14th attack on Dille village in Askira-Uba LGA of Borno state. The late pastor's wife and three students are feared to have been taken by the sect men who reportedly abducted many people on the afternoon of the attack. A resident of the village, Jacob Mamza, gave an account of the way the pastor was killed to Vanguard;
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

President GEJ seeks six months extension of emergency rule in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa



 President Jonathan today May 13th sent a request to the National Assembly seeking an extention of the State of Emergency rule in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states by six months.

In a media chat on May 4th, the president had hinted that there would be an extension of emergency rule in these states since peace has not been restored there.

Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states have witnessed high rates of attacks by Boko Haram and have been placed on emergency rule since May 1st 2013. The new proposed extention if implemented would elapse in November 2014, three months before the general election.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Boko Haram kills two, burn churches in Borno



Members of the Boko Haram sect last night around 10pm attacked the Pela Birni village of Hawul LGA of Borno state, killing at least 2 people and burning down churches and houses. Reports say the men came into the Christian dominated village with AK 47 rifles and other powerful explosives which they used to shoot people indiscriminately and also set homes and churches ablaze. Amongst the churches destroyed was the Church of the Brethren.

Chairman of Hawul Local Government Area, Dr. Andrew Usman Malgwi confirmed the incident and said he has informed the higher authorities.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

FG Shutdown Federal Government Colleges in Yobe, Borno, Adamawa.



Following the killing of over 40 students of the Federal Government College in Yobe State by Boko Haram members, the Federal Government has shut five FG colleges in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa 
The schools that were shut down are:
*Federal Government Girls College, Munguno
*Federal Science and Technical College, Lassa in Borno
*Federal Government College, Potiskum
*Federal Government College, Buni Yadi in Yobe
*Federal Science and Technical College, Michika, Adamawa.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

U.S Warns its citizens against travelling to 16 states in Nigeria..



 The United States has revised its travel alert on Nigeria, warning its citizens against going to 16 states in the country.  The most recent alert, includes the three north eastern states which were under emergency rule after having a presidential declaration on May 14, 2013.  Released on January 8 by the State Department, the US appealed to its citizens in order to avoid all, but essential travels to Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, Gombe and Jigawa states.

Another states on the list, that the alert said are susceptible to kidnappings, robberies and other armed attacks are Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Yobe, and Zamfara. Abia, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Imo and Rivers states, that have been in a youthful list issued in June, 2013 aren't on the newest travel list.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Kill Over 30 In Attack On Wedding Convoy Between Adamawa And Borno



Survivors and witnesses of an attack on a marriage convoy in Borno state, northern Nigeria have confirmed that gunmen killed over 30 people in an ambush including the groom.

The attack happened on 2 November on the notorious Bama-Banki road when the marriage party, including friends and relatives of the groom, was making its way back to their state capital Maiduguri after the ceremony in Michika, in nearby Adamawa State.

Boko Haram kills bridegroom, 30 others in Borno.



Barely a week after some suspected Boko Haram terrorists launched an attack on a security post along Bama- Banki- Firgi road in which they went away with some security patrol vehicles after setting the entire place ablaze, another group of terrorists suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents blocked a convoy of a bridegroom with his invited guests to a wedding in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa state, killing over 30, including the groom.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Twin Terrorist Attack Averted In Borno



Nigerian army in maiduguri has aborted twin attacks cordinated by boko-haram terrorists in konduga and Bama local governments area of Borno state.
This became possible due to intelligent reports made available to the military troops that over 100 boko haram sect members had mobilized in a nearby bush close to Bama town with sophiscated weapons to attack Bama and konduga local government areas of the state on
monday morning (today).
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

40 Soldiers attacked by Boko Haram in the north of Borno State.




No fewer than 40 soldiers of the Nigerian Army were feared killed in a Boko Haram ambush  in the north of Borno State.
A highly placed military source told our correspondent on  Tuesday that about  65  others were missing as a result of the attack by the Islamic militants.
Investigations revealed that  the insurgents attacked the soldiers   in Kasiya Forests, north of Borno State.
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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Nigerian Army kills 50 Boko Haram members in Borno




Army authorities on Friday, claimed that at least 50 Boko Haram insurgents were killed in strong efforts to repel attacks on villagers by the sect in two communities in the northern and eastern parts of Borno on Thursday.
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

44 People Dead In Borno Village



At least 44 people were slaughtered at Dumba village on the outskirts of Baga town, in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, by gunmen on Tuesday night in what is believed to be a continuation of reprisal attacks since the death of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau became public.According to sources, about 50 gunmen stormed Dumba village which is some kilometers away from Baga and slaughtered 44 people. Many people were also said to have been injured during the attack that lasted for hours.
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Friday, August 9, 2013

Borno lost 800 classrooms to Boko Haram –Governor



Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State says the state has lost more than 800 classrooms to the activities of members of the Boko Haram sect.  The governor, who said this on Thursday in Maiduguri, the state capital, however, said he was glad that peace was already returning to the troubled state.
Shettima spoke during the traditional Sallah Durbar (horse parade), which was held amidst fanfare at the Shehu’s palace in Maiduguri, Borno State.

It was the first durbar since 2009, when it was last held due to the security challenge in the state.
Shettima was in attendance as special guest of honour and it was the first time a sallah durbar was held since he became the state governor in May, 2011.
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Army corners Boko Haram leader, Shekau, in Borno hills



The leader of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, Sheikh Abubakar Shekau, may have been cornered by operatives of the Joint Task Force in Gwoza hills, Borno State.
A top security source told Saturday PUNCHon Thursday that the JTF had located the area where the Boko Haram leader was hiding.
The source stated, “We are combing Gwoza hills where we believe Shekau is hiding.”
The source added that a unit of the Army’s Special Forces team had launched a “well-coordinated assault” on a group of insurgents somewhere in the Gwoza hills areas on June 26, 2013. Shekau, the source added, was in the group of Islamists, with some of his closest aides.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Special Force captures 11 Boko Haram leaders in Borno



Following the raid of Mandara Mountains and Sambisa forest in Borno State, the Special Force has captured 11 Boko Haram leaders, including one of those suspected to be behind the posting of online videos.

But the Special Force also recorded unspecified number of casualty in gun duels with Boko Haram insurgents who are regrouping in Borno State.
According to a member of the nine-man team which visited Borno State on an appraisal tour, the Special Force is making progress in warding off aggression from Boko Haram members who had shifted base to Manadara mountains, including Gwoza and 1 Kirawa Hills which are under heavy surveillance.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Military Arrest 55 Terrorists In Borno, Others Flee To Niger




According to the military sources, a major recruiter for Boko Haram was arrested in Maiduguri.
The Nigerian military said on Wednesday that it has dislodged all the terrorist camps operated by the Boko Haram in some areas of Yobe State and arrested 49 members of the sect in various operations in the state.
The military also said many Boko Haram members were fleeing to neighbouring Niger Republic through Nigeria’s porous borders. The interior ministry had said in May that Nigeria had about 1,500 illegal borders that are poorly manned.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Nigeria Still Winning The War Against Boko Haram: kills three, arrests 25 BH Bombers in Borno



Military authorities in Abuja yesterday said that the Special Forces troops at the weekend killed three insurgents in Maiduguri, Borno State and arrested 25 others.
The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, which stated this yesterday in a statement signed by the Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, also said that troops had intercepted “messages sent to fleeing insurgents urging them not to give up but fight to the end.”  said the attempt by some of them to heed the call was foiled at the weekend as they were trailed to some settlements and towns towards the border where they had planned to regroup.
Olukolade added that the troops destroyed the insurgents’ assembly points in areas north of Baga, a border town with Chad.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Senate Approves State Of Emergency In Borno, Yobe And Adamawa



The Nigerian Senate has approved the state of emergency declared last week in three states believed to be the epicentre of Islamist insurgency in the country.
The Senate, after a closed-door session with 100 members (out of the 109 members), approved unanimously by a voice vote the official gazette of the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, transmitted to it by President Goodluck Jonathan.
“We, therefore, approve Mr. President’s request for a declaration of state of emergency,” said Senate President, David Mark, after the voice vote.

Monday, May 20, 2013

At Least 2,000 flee Borno to Niger Republic



Culled from More than 2,000 Nigerians living in border villages in Borno State have reportedly fled as a result of the ongoing military operations targeted at routing insurgents from the area under the emergency rule.
The fleeing villagers were said to have headed to the neighbouring Niger Republic.
“Most of the residents of border villages of Borno have fled to Niger. About 2,000 people from Abadan, Malam Fatori and other villages are now refugees in Difa, Niger Republic,” a top security officer told one of our correspondents on Sunday.
The source said that the Joint Military Task Force was on the trail of members of the Boko Haram sect, who were dislodged from the Sambisa Game Reserve and other camps on Thursday in Borno State.
It was learnt that residents of Maiduguri and other communities far from the border, who did not want to be caught in the cross-fire had also fled to some neighbouring states, including Kano and Bauchi

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