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Nigerian troops finally recaptures Gwoza town

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The Nigerian military has finally recaptured Gwoza, a popular town in North Eastern Borno State. The Defence Headquarters, in a tweet, said the town was recaptured on Friday morning by troops. “FLASH: Troops this morning captured Gwoza destroying the Headquarters of the Terrorists self styled Caliphate,” the DHQ said Friday morning. Gwoza, one of the largest towns in Borno, fell …

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Nigerian Army Reclaims Baga Town From Boko Haram

abubakar shekau, boko haram leader

The Nigerian military on Saturday, backed by air strikes, recaptured the town of Baga in Borno State, north east Nigeria from Islamist group Boko Haram, the Director, Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade said in a statement. He also noted that Apart from the 5 anti air craft guns and the rifles captured from the terrorists, over 34 motorcycles and 5 …

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APC alleges Sheriff masterminded the violence experienced during Buhari’s visit to Borno

Ali Modu Sheriff

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Borno State has alleged that the violence witnessed Monday when the presidential candidate of the party, Muhammadu Buhari, visited the state was instigated by ex-Governor Ali Sheriff to justify the cancellation of elections in the state. Initial reports suggested that supporters of the APC had vandalized and torched several campaign offices and posters of …

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Soldiers Fire At Borno Governor’s Convoy

Shettima in tears

Nigerian troops in Maiduguri today opened fire on the convoy of Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State as the governor approached a military garrison near the airport to visit wounded soldiers. Nigerian troops on patrol near Maiduguri today Security sources told SaharaReporters that the governor’s protocol unit was to blame for the problem, as they had failed to notify the military …

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Boko Haram: Borno govt. spends N600m on IDPs monthly –Deputy Gov.

Alhaji Zannah Mustapha, Borno State deputy governor

Borno government says it is expending over N600 million monthly on the feeding of those displaced by the activities of insurgency in 20 local government areas of the state. The state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha, made this known while speaking to newsmen in Yola on Saturday. Mustapha said there were about two million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri. …

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Another twin blast rocks Maiduguri market; dozens feared killed

Borno blast

Many persons are feared killed in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Monday, after two explosions went off at the Maiduguri main market, where two suicide bombers last week detonated deadly explosives, killing themselves and several other people. The explosions sounded almost one after the other at about 11:20 am. A witness, Abba Ibrahim, who works as a security guard at …

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Boko Haram kills 56 fishermen in Doron-Baga, Borno State

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Armed men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram attacked and killed 56 fishermen in Doron-Baga, a community in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State. The fishermen, were returning from a fishing expedition on Friday morning when they were ambushed, an official and a resident told PREMIUM TIMES. “According to the reports we have so far received from …

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Boko Haram: Borno Residents Tell Govt To Enlist Vigilantes, Hunters To Liberate Captured Towns

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Residents of Borno on Friday appealed to the state government to enlist the services of local hunters and vigilantes in liberating towns captured by the Boko Haram insurgents. A cross section of those interviewed by the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Maiduguri said the state must emulate neigbouring Adamawa by allowing hunters and members of the vigilance groups in the …

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2015: 375 Borno rented crowd clash over N3m largesse as Jonathan seeks second term

Jonathan Declaration

An estimated 375 youths from Borno state yesterday clashed over 3milion naira allegedly given to them to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration in Abuja. The youths who attacked one another with words and blows came from various local government councils of Borno state such as: Gwoza , Gosha and Pulka. They alleged that N1million was given to them in their …

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Abandoned Chibok girl found

Governor Shetttima (sitting right ), Pastor Pona (speaking) and the Chibok girls...Wed.24th, 2014

A girl believed to be one of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls in Boko Haram’s custody for more than 160 days has been found abandoned. She was picked up at Kwarihi village near Biu in Borno State after being thrown out of a moving Volkswagen Golf car. She wandered in the bush for two days before she was rescued by villagers. …

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Boko Haram grounds Borno •Schools, clinics shut, access to settlements impossible —SSG

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SECRETARY to the Borno State Government, Ambassador Baba Ahmad Jidda, has lamented that most parts of the state are being occupied by the Boko Haram insurgents. Jidda, who spoke in an individual capacity in Abuja, at the weekend, called for a stakeholders’ summit of eminent citizens of the North-East zone, to articulate a broad-based solution to the threat posed by …

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Boko Haram expand territory, seizes Michika and Uba in Adamawa State

Boko Haram Insurgents relocating

The outlawed Islamist sect, Boko Haram, on Sunday continued its expansionist drive by overrunning Michika and Uba in Adamawa   State. The capture of the two communities brings to 13, the number of communities now controlled by the sect in the North East. The others are Gwoza, Buni Yadi, Gamboru Ngala, Damboa, Marte, Bama, Bara, Banki, Gulak, Dikwa and Madagali. News …

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How Modu Sheriff Sponsored Boko Haram By Femi Falana (SAN)

Ali Modu Sheriff

Yesterday, a former governor of Borno state, Mr. Modu Ali Sheriff, addressed a press conference at Abuja where he attempted to play on the collective intelligence of Nigerians by denying any link with the dreaded Boko Haram sect. He was apparently reacting to his indictment by Rev .Stephen Davies, the international negotiator engaged by the federal government to dialogue with …

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Boko Haram takes over Borno, Yobe towns -The Nation

Boko Haram Insurgents relocating

Boko Haram fighters have seized two more towns in the Northeast,  as the battle to reclaim Bama, Borno State’s second largest town, raged yesterday. Another Borno town Banki, on the border with Camroon, has been taken by the sect, whose men also “strolled” into neighbouring Yobe State town of Bara, capital of Gulani Local Government Area. The capture of Bara …

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Revealed: escaped chibok girl raped 15 times by 15 men every day

Escaped Chibok Girls

More chilling revelations have emerged to shed some light on the agonising experience of the missing Chibok girls, based on the account of one of the escapees. Three of the girls have so far escaped from the terrorist group, Boko Haram, who abducted over 200 girls from a government secondary school in Chibok, Borno State on the night of April …

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Boko Haram kills Emir of Gwoza, two others Emirs survive attack

Emir of Gwoza

The Emir of Gwoza,Borno State,Alhaji Idris Timta,was yesterday shot dead by suspected Boko Haram members in an ambush of three traditional rulers in the state. The Emir of Askira, Alhaji Abdullahi Ibn Muhammadu Askirama and Emir of Uba, Alhaji Ali Ibn Ismaila Mamza who were in the same car with Alhaji Timta escaped unhurt in the attack at Tashan Alade …

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