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Fighter jets pound B’Haram locations in Monguno

Gunshots boomed again in Monguno, Borno State on Monday as   troops, backed by fighter jets, launched a major offensive to recapture the city from militant islamist sect, Boko Haram. “The operation resumed on Monguno this (Monday) morning through air bombardment to dislodge the insurgents,” a Defence Headquarters source told Reuters news agency. The source made this known as the death …

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Fresh explosion rocks Gombe; 3 feared dead

An explosion has hit Gombe with at least three people feared dead, residents have said. The blast occurred in Kasuwan Mata area of the town, and was carried out by a female suicide bomber, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. A resident of the town, Ahmed Hamza, told PREMIUM TIMES the explosion killed three people and injured several others. …

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BREAKING: Damaturu under heavy Boko Haram attack

Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, has again come under intense assault by suspected Boko Haram militants, barely a month after a similar attack killed many residents. Residents and security operatives said the city is currently under heavy gunfire and multiple explosions forcing people to cringe in their homes. Umar Haruna, a civil servant residing in Damaturu told PREMIUM TIMES that …

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Boko Haram kidnaps 40 boys in Borno –Villagers

Armed Boko Haram militants went into a village, preached, then abducted 40 Some of those who fled saythose kidnapped were between ages 10 and 23 Residents fleeing Malari village in Borno State said on Saturday that the Boko Haram insurgents abducted 40 citizens on New Year’s eve. The Agence France-Presse reports that the terrorists stormed Malari around 8pm and took …

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Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185 women and children, kills 32 people

Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said. Gunmen in pickup trucks attacked the village of Gumsuri, just north of Chibok, on Sunday, shooting down men before herding women and children together. “They gathered the women and children and took them …

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Chad-bound plane detained by Nigeria has ‘AK-47s, bullet proof vests’ found on board

A Russian airplane intercepted by Nigerian authorities Saturday on its way to neighbouring Chad, was transporting a large cache of AK47s and bullet proof vests, and other items, the News Agency of Nigeria has reported. Security operatives at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on Saturday seized the plane which landed at the airport at about 2a.m. as a …

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Female Suicide Bombers Hit Market In Maiduguri

Two female suicide bombers have struck a crowded market in Maiduguri the Borno state capital early this morning killing several people.  Eye witness told Saharareporters that the suicide bombers detonated their explosives across from the Monday market in the metropolis this morning around 11:30 AM. Update: At least 27 dead and 45 injured in Maiduguri market bombing. [Sahara Reporters]  

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

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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Boko Haram Militants Relocating From Sambisa To Captured Territories In Northeastern Nigeria

Villagers living near Sambisa forest in Borno State have reported seeing a large number of Boko Haram militants leaving the wooded redoubt yesterday morning and moving towards southern Borno. Boko Haram A security source, who spoke to SaharaReporters, confirmed the account of the villagers. He said Nigeria’s intelligence agents were aware that members of the deadly sect, who had been holed …

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Kano Blast Kills Woman, Injures 8 – Police

A woman was killed by a powerful blast that ripped through a central park in Kano Thursday, the police have confirmed. Eight people were injured in the attack that targeted travellers at the Sabon Gari park, the police said. The police spokesperson for Kano State, Magaji Majiya, said the explosion was caused by a bomb that targeted travellers. “The blast …

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Boko-Haram: 40 killed in fresh Borno attack

Forty people were killed on Wednesday in a fresh attack by gunmen on a border community in Borno State. The gunmen   were said to have arrived   at Gurmushi, Marte Local Government Area   and opened fire on the residents in their houses and those on their way to the mosque for Subhi, an early morning Muslim prayer. Sources   in Maiduguri told journalists   that   …

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Four Chibok Girls escaped from Boko Haram camp

Four  more girls out of the over 200 girls kidnapped   from   the Government   Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, have escaped from Boko Haram insurgents, the Chairman of Chibok Local Government Area, Mr. Bana Lawan, has said. Lawan, at a one-day stakeholders meeting for validation of draft humanitarian response plan for the abducted girls in Abuja on Wednesday, said that …

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Boko Haram: Northern Governors call emergency meeting

An emergency meeting of the Northern State Governors’ Forum (NSGF) on security situation in the region and the ongoing National Conference holds on Tuesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Forum Chairman and Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, disclosed this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Danladi Ndayebo The meeting according to the statement …

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