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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


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


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


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


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 »

Security Forces Placed On Alert As Boko Haram Insurgents Surround Gwoza Ready To Attack


Nigerian security forces have been placed on red alert following intelligence report that Boko Haram insurgents had regrouped in Gwoza, Borno State, with the intent to launch an attack. The Nation, quoting a military source said the insurgents had been “massing up in Gwoza with intent to strike”. “We have placed ... Read More »

Three Policemen, Two Drivers Declared Missing As Boko Haram Attacks LG Boss’ Convoy In Borno

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Three policemen and two drivers have been declared missing after suspected members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, attacked the convoy of the Chairman of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, Hamman Ahmadu. Two vehicles were destroyed in the ensuing attack. It was learnt that the chairman and ... Read More »

EU Condemns Massacre In Borno, Urges FG To Unmask Perpetrators


The European Union has condemned, in very strong terms, the massacre of Nigerians on Saturday, February 15, in Izghe, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. A statement issued on Wednesday by the EU Commissioner for Foreign Policy, Catherine Ashton, described the attacks as despicable. Ashton called on the Nigerian ... Read More »

Bloody Weekend In Borno As Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kill 106 In Latest Onslaught


Supected Boko Haram Gunmen on Saturday night unleashed another round of terror in Izghe, a village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State by killing dozens of people there. The latest killings came barely a few hours before President Goodluck Jonathan during a Sunday worship service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Olive Tree Parish, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Trying To Wipe Out Christianity From Borno – Lawmaker

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A group of terrorists yesterday launched a fresh attack on Sabon Gari village in Borno State, killing eight persons and inflicting severe injuries on others. It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the village in the night and opened fire on residents before they fled without being arrested. This came ... Read More »

UPDATE ON BORNO ATTACK: Eyewitnesses Account Of Boko Haram Attacks


Maiduguri, Borno State — Yesterday, December 9, a group of insurgents attacked motorists along Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu Road. The unknown gunmen abducted the drivers, and set ablaze two trucks loaded with oranges and a Toyota Hilux truck. The incident happened not far away from Limanti/Bullabulin Ngarwa communities, where, recently, Boko Haram conducted ... Read More »

Boko Haram: CAN Flays Arrest Of Five Members In Borno, Petitions Gov. Shettima


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Gwoza area council of Borno State has petitioned Governor Kashim Shettima over what it described as arrest and illegal detention of five of its members by the Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order (ORO) over their alleged affiliation to Boko Haram. ... Read More »

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 on Thursday said that the JTF had located the area where the Boko Haram leader was hiding. The source ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 15,000 Fleeing Nigerians Set To Return From Cameroun


About 15,000 Nigerians who fled to the neighbouring Republic of Cameroun as a result of intense military operations against Boko Haram insurgents in Borno, on Wednesday agreed to return home. The Nigerians, mostly from Gwoza Local Government Area of the state fled the country a week ago following renewed military ... Read More »

Boko Haram Sacks 7 Communities In Borno

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Suspected Boko Haram sect members Saturday killed about 15 people in an attack on seven hilly communities in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. The insurgents attacked the areas using Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol-bombs, torching many houses and carting away food items and livestock. An anonymous community leader ... Read More »

Boko Haram Threat Letter: Bama, Gwoza Residents Abandon Homes, Livelihood For Safety


The banned Boko Haram sect has literarily sent residents of Bama and Gwoza communities running after issuing threat letters of an impending bloodbath in the next seven days. An online out-fit said the sect in several threat letters written in Kanuri and Hausa languages, warned residents of the towns, who ... Read More »

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