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Boko Haram Marches Towards Maiduguri


Tension was high in Maiduguri on Monday as news filtered in that members of the Boko Haram sect were approaching the town to lay a major siege on the capital city. Many residents of the town were forced to return to their homes early with some parents besieging schools to ... Read More »

UPDATE: Obanikoro Confirms Arrest Of Boko Haram’s Female Accomplice (PHOTO)


Nigeria’s Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has confirmed the arrest of a female accomplice and informant of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Hafsat Bako. It could be recalled that National Orientation Agency, NOA, had on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, posted on its Facebook account a statement about the arrest of ... Read More »

Bomb blast in Maiduguri market this morning


A bomb exploded at a busy market in Maiduguri, Borno state, this morning July1st. Eye-witnesses said the bomb went off around 8am this morning at the busy market near a Power Holding building.The number of casualty is expected to be high because of how crowded the area is.A Borno state ... Read More »

Borno Communities Deserted As Attacks Intensify

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More than 1,500 residents of five Borno villages have abandoned their homes and fled to Maiduguri for fear of attacks by the Islamic militants, Boko Haram. The fleeing residents of Yauri1, Yauri2, Gambori, Mainari and Koreri villages, currently taking refuge at Dalari Primary School in Dalari quarters, on Maiduguri/Bama road, ... Read More »

Mutiny In Maimalari Barracks: 18 Soldiers Arrested, Flown To Abuja


For their role in the alleged mutiny at the Maimalari Cantonment that serves as headquarters of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Borno State on May 14 this year, 18 soldiers have been arrested, sources claimed. The soldiers, who were arrested after a military board of inquiry set up by ... Read More »

Boko Haram Negotiator Denies Selling Chibok Girls Videos To Foreign Media


Ahmad Salkida, the Maiduguri, Borno State-born journalist who reportedly has strong ties with the dreaded Boko Haram sect has denied reports that he is profiting from Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking in an exclusive online chat on Thursday, June 5 Salkida expressed shock over reports making the rounds that he was ... Read More »

Escapee Chibok School Girl Reveals What Sambisa Looks Like


One of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls who managed to escape from her abductors who held them hostage in Sambisa forest has revealed that the camps they were taken to were all trees and shrubs, with no buildings for shelter. The 20-year-old student who pleaded anonymity disclosed this to journalist during ... Read More »

43 Killed In Separate Boko Haram Attacks


About 43 people have been killed by the outlawed sect, Boko Haram in the last three days in Borno State. 30 farm workers were Thursday shot dead by suspected members of the terror group as they tilled their fields, a police source told Vanguard. Three people, who were said to ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attempt to Block Major Road in Borno State, Invade Another Village


On Saturday, suspected Boko Haram terrorists invaded Dalwa-Msauba village in Damboa LGA of Borno State, killing at least 40 local residents and injuring many others. Also in Borno State, six soldiers were injured and an undisclosed number of insurgents killed in a clash on the Damaturu-Benishek-Maiduguri road. It was gathered ... Read More »

DHQs Redeploy GOC, 7 Division Maiduguri


The Defence Headquarters on Thursday announced the redeployment of Maj.- Gen. Ahmed Mohammed as the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Maiduguri. The announcement was made by Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade at a press briefing in Maiduguri. “The GOC has been redeployed based on the decision of ... Read More »

Mutiny: Army To Institute Board Of Inquiry Into Maimalari Shooting

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The newly established 7 Division of the Nigerian Army is to institute a military board of inquiry into the remote and immediate causes of the mutiny by soldiers in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, a statement by the Defence Headquarters yesterday said. Information Nigeria reports that angry soldiers fired some shots into ... Read More »

Military Repels Fresh Boko Haram Raid On Maiduguri, Borno


Suspected Boko Haram insurgents disrupted fragile peace and tranquillity of London Ciki and Mairi general areas, behind University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and University Teaching Hospital, in the capital city of Borno State, Maiduguri, in the night of May 2, 2014, Friday. According to the source of Vanguard, multiple explosions and ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 15 Civilians, Six Insurgents Die In Botched Suicide Attack


At least 21 persons lost their lives yesterday in a failed suicide mission targeted at a Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) facility near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The dead, according to a statement by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), include six insurgents and 15 civilians, among them was a member ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Is This The Same Shekau?


The new details and reactions on new Boko Haram video have emerged. In a 37-minute long video obtained by AFP and revealed on March 24, 2014, Monday, a man claiming to be the leader of Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, speaks in the local Hausa and Kanuri languages, as well as ... Read More »

Boko Haram Claims Giwa Barracks Attack In Latest Video


Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for an attack on a key military barracks in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, in a new video obtained on Monday by AFP that warns of further bloodshed, including against civilians. “We carried out the attacks in Maiduguri (on March 14)”, said a man dressed ... Read More »

Military Seized Stockpile Of Weapons Hidden In Church


Security officials found and seized a large cache of arms and ammunition hidden in a church in Kalabalge local government area of Borno State, the Nigerian Defense Headquarters (DHQ) said on Friday. Major Genera Chris Olukolade The military disclosed that the discovery was made possible due to the arrest of a man who ... Read More »

Maiduguri Catholic Diocese Loses 109 Members To Insurgents’ Attacks

The Director of Social Communications and Directorate of Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Borno State, Rev. Fr. Gideon Obasagie, has revealed that 109 members of the church were killed in the recent Boko Haram attacks in North-east region of the country. Obasagie who was addressing journalists alongside various priests across the ... Read More »

HORROR: 35 People, Including 19 Church Members, Die In Multiple Crash (GRAPHIC PHOTO)


Thirty five people, including nineteen church attendees who were coming back from the service, died on Monday in a multiple accident on the Potiskum-Maiduguri highway. According to Yusuf Sani, spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Commission in Yobe, the bodies of all the 19 members of Redeemed Christian Church of God were ... Read More »

Explosions Rock Maiduguri As Boko Haram Relaunches Attack On Army Barracks

Boko Haram emir Abubakar Shekau makes his first major video appearance

The 24-hour curfew imposed on Maiduguri and its environs following the deadly clash between Boko Haram terrorists and the military which led to loss of many lives has done little to deter members of the sect from their mission of destruction. The army had Friday foiled a daring attack on ... Read More »

Terrorism Forces LMC to Suspend League Matches in Maiduguri

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Unceasing terrorist attacks have caused the League Management Company (LMC) to announce the indefinite suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches in Maiduguri. As contained in a statement from the office of the chairman of the LMC, the body has acted upon current security intelligence. Several deadly attacks ... Read More »

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