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Elderly Men Studying The Holy Quran Killed By Boko Haram

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Members of the terrorist group Boko Haram have been gathering in the northeast town of Gwoza, now said to be the group’s headquarters. They killed residents who were unable to flee, a senator and witnesses told reporters on Thursday. According to a female resident who fled Gwoza and spoke to ... Read More »

Residents Displaced From Northeastern Communities Fear Boko Haram May Return

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Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Gwoza, Borno State, who relocated to Abuja following Boko Haram attacks on their homes, have expressed excitement about the recapture of some communities in the north-east. However, they are concerned that the terrorists might return. The IDPs, who are scared to return home, want the ... Read More »

Over 46,000 Gwoza People Displaced By Insurgency

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At least 46,000 persons from Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State have been forced to leave their homes as attacks intensify in the area. Chairman, Board of Trustees of Gwoza Christian communities, Mr Williams Naga, disclosed this while presenting food items donated by the state government to the Internally ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Nigerians Flee To Cameroon In Thousands

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Thousands of Nigerians have been forced to flee their homes, swamping towns in the north of neighbouring Cameroon following incessant attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeast, authorities said yesterday. This came as Boko Haram terrorists, for three days, laid siege to Gamboru town, forcefully conscripting youths to fight both ... Read More »

Military Operation Underway To Reclaim Gwoza From Boko Haram

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A military operation is underway to reclaim Gwoza, Borno State from Boko Haram, a week after the sect proclaimed the town an Islamic Caliphate. This is just as five of the 27 policemen who went missing during the Boko Haram seizure of the town and attack on the Nigeria Mobile ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Prove To Us That You Are Not A Weak President, Cleric Challenges Jonathan

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Bishop Francis Wale Oke has said President Goodluck Jonathan should prove to Nigerians that they do not have a weakling as leader by dealing decisively with the Islamic sect, Boko Haram for declaring a caliphate in Gwoza. Presiding Bishop of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Oke said it was ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 8 Out Of 35 Missing Policemen In Gwoza Attack Found

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Eight of 35 policemen missing during an attack on the Police Mobile Force training camp at Gwoza, Borno by Boko Haram insurgents, have been found, Police said on Tuesday. Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Emmanuel Ojukwu, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the ... Read More »

Gwoza: Governor Shettima Leaves Authenticity Of Boko Haram Video To Security Experts

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Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has expressed doubts over the reported declaration of Gwoza as a territory of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. He expressed doubts over the authenticity of the video where the sect leader Abubakar Shekau made the claim, but stated that the government was the activities of ... Read More »

FG Battles Boko Haram For Gwoza

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Military operations to secure Gwoza town seized by the insurgents earlier this month is ongoing, the Defence Headquarters yesterday said. Responding to the claim by the sect leader that Gwoza town seized by the insurgents earlier this month has been placed under an Islamic caliphate, the military authorities said “the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Leader Proclaims ‘Islamic Caliphate’ In Nigeria

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Boko Haram’s leader said he has created an Islamic caliphate in a northeast Nigeria town seized by the insurgents earlier this month, in a video obtained by AFP on Sunday. “Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brethren in (the town of) Gwoza and made it part of ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 35 Policemen Missing After Gwoza Training College Attack

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Thirty five police officers have been declared missing following the deadly attack by suspected Boko Haram fighters on the Mobile Police Training School, Gwoza, last week, Force Headquarters, yesterday, confirmed. The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, had since ordered the tightening of security in police formations across the country ... Read More »

Boko Haram Captures Adamawa Town, Hoists Flag

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Islamist sect Boko Haram is taking over Nigeria’s northeast town by town, as it in the early hours of today stormed Madagali local government secretariat in Adamawa State, dislodging Nigerian soldiers who were guarding the facility and surrounding areas. Madagali is about 20 kilometres from Gwoza town of Borno state, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Invade Another Borno Town, Hoist Flag

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Boko Haram continue its unchecked terror activities on Nigeria’s north east, as it stormed Pulka village of Gwoza and sacked the whole community before hoisting their black and white flags Thursday night. This came barely 24 hours after suspected members of Boko Haram sect dislodged the National Police Mobile Training ... Read More »

Boko Haram Takes Over Police Training College In Gwoza

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Gwoza town has been lost to the Boko Haram insurgents, who invaded a well-known Nigerian Police training college in the Borno town Gwoza town is located 183 kilometres south of Maiduguri, the capital of troubled Borno State, North-East Nigeria. A security source revealed to journalists in Maiduguri that the training ... Read More »

Whereabouts Of Gwoza Emir Unknown After Boko Haram Captures Town

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The whereabouts of the Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Mohammed Idrissa Timta, two days after the attack and capture of his town still remain unknown. According to SR sources, nobody knows about the present location of the newly installed Emir of Gwoza, Mohammed Timta. The Senator representing Borno South in the ... Read More »

3 Soldiers Killed As Suicide Bomber Attacks Military Post In Borno

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Three soldiers were yesterday killed at a military post in Gwoza after a suicide car bomber suspected to be a Boko Haram member hit the post located near a secondary school in the Borno town. Three other soldiers were wounded in the incident which occurred at 7 a.m. The suspected ... Read More »

Boko Haram Killer Squad Members Nabbed In Maiduguri

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Three members of a Boko Haram killer squad allegedly responsible for attacks and killings in Gwoza local government area of Borno State, were yesterday arrested by the civilian JTF, eyewitnesses have said. Luck ran out for the alleged killers when a relative of one of their victims in Gwoza recognised ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Food Scarcity Forces Gwoza Residents To Eat Wild Fruits, Roots

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Insurgency has exposed the people of Gwoza area of Borno State to extreme food scarcity that has left them eating wild fruits and roots to survive, reports have said. Owing to the humanitarian crisis caused by the attacks, thousands of residents of the six border villages of Attagara, Amuda, Agapalawa, ... Read More »

Emir’s Burial: My Trip To Gwoza Town Took More Than Just Courage – Shettima

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Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has described Saturday’s trip to Gwoza, where he paid his last respects to the late Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Shehu Idrissa Timta, who was killed by suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Friday, as most petrifying. He said travelling through such a dangerous route that ... Read More »

10 Chinese Construction Workers Reportedly Abducted By Boko Haram In Borno

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Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect have reportedly seized about 10 Chinese construction workers on Saturday around Kusuri village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. Gwoza has witnessed Boko Haram attacks in recent times with the last incident resulting in the death of 17 ... Read More »