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Army Extends Restriction On Vehicular Movement In Borno


The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army yesterday announced the extension of restriction of vehicular movement in Maiduguri metropolis till tomorrow. The embargo was initially slated to end today. In a terse statement issued via sms by Colonel Sani Usman, a deputy director, Army Public Relations, the military authorities said: ... Read More »

Boko Haram Plan Multiple Bombings During Sallah, Military Bans Vehicular Movement In Maiduguri


The Nigerian military yesterday said that Boko Haram insurgents were planning to carry out multiple bomb explosions in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, during this year’s Sallah festival and in order to thwart such deadly plans, a restriction has been placed on the movement of vehicles throughout the state. A ... Read More »

Military Ready To Defend Maiduguri – DHQ

Maiduguri International Airport

The Defence headquarters (DHQ) yesterday declared that the troops are battle ready to defend Maiduguri, following fears expressed by Borno elders that the city had been surrounded by Boko Hara insurgents. According to the DHQ, the alarm by the elders, that the terrorists have mobilised to invade the Borno State ... Read More »

Bama Reclaimed From Boko Haram 7 Days After Capture


Boko Haram insurgents have fully retreated from Bama, which the sect that had taken over last Monday in Borno state. The Islamist sect retreated following fierce aerial bombardments by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets, Military sources confirmed Sunday in Maiduguri, the state capital. One of the sources said ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Security Beefed Up In Maiduguri, Movement Restricted In Giwa, Maimalari Barracks


The Defence Headquarters has ordered the strengthening of security in and around Maiduguri, following alleged dropping of fliers by Boko Haram insurgents of a planned invasion of the Borno State capital. Giwa and Maimalari barracks, both of which the insurgents have threatened to target in their attacks, have been fortified ... Read More »

Boko Haram Closing In On Maiduguri, Senator Zannah Warns


The Senator representing Borno Central at the National Assembly, Ahmed Zannah, Saturday said the Boko Haram sect is closing in on Maiduguri gradually. The senator’s alert came on the backdrop of recent attacks on towns few miles from the Borno state capital. The senator in his alert to the military, ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Army Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew On Maiduguri


The Nigerian Army has reviewed the curfew in Maiduguri, the capital of the Boko Haram troubled Borno State. In a press statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, the curfew hours imposed on the town, which was 9pm to 6am, is now 7pm to 6am daily. The ... Read More »

Boko Haram Takes Over Catholic Church In Adamawa Town


The Catholic Church has complained that Boko Haram insurgents have taken over the parish rectory of its church and other houses of Christians following last week’s attack on Madagali in Adamawa State, Northeast Nigeria. The church, in an electronic press statement by the Director, Catholic Social Communications in-charge of the ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Soldiers Intercept 51 Youth Traveling Under The Cover Of Night From Borno To Abuja

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The Nigerian military on Thursday said it had intercepted about 51 youth traveling from Maiduguri, Borno State, to Abuja, the nation’s capital. This was disclosed via an unsigned statement on its website. According to the statement, the convoy was intercepted around 3 a.m. along Babale, Plateau State on Wednesday. The ... Read More »

Terrorism: FG Suspends Rail Projects In Maiduguri


All rail projects in Maiduguri has been suspended by the federal government following the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, Transport minister has disclosed. Senator Idris Audu Umar made this known during a courtesy call by the body of Permanent Secretaries led by the Head of Service, Alhaji ... Read More »

Boko Haram: DHQ Warns Women Not To Meddle In Soldier Deployment


The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has urged women, especially the wives of the military personnel posted to the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri not to meddle with deployment of troops in the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists. In a statement on the DHQ website, the ... Read More »

Over 100 People Displaced In Maiduguri Flooding

Damage done by flood in the Northern part of the country

No fewer than 100 persons were on Saturday displaced in Maiduguri after their homes were flooded by a heavy downpour. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the city had witnessed continuous downpour since Thursday and the victims had relocated to nearby schools and other places for safety. Areas mainly ... Read More »

Army Lifts Ban On Vehicular Movement In Maiduguri


The Nigerian Army has lifted the ban it placed on vehicular movement in Maiduguri, Borno State to ward off the alleged planned attack of the Boko Haram insurgents. A ban was placed on vehicular movement on Sunday which caused untold hardship on the residents of the troubled town as they ... Read More »

Military Bans Vehicular Movement In Maiduguri During Sallah


7 Division, Nigerian Army has said that no vehicle, motorcycle, tricycle or any other vehicular movement will be allowed in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, and environs for security reasons. This warning was contained in a press statement by the spokesman of the Division, Colonel Muhammed Dole. “The report at the ... Read More »

Sallah: Military Restricts Vehicular Movement For 72Hrs In Maiduguri


Ahead of the Eid-el-Fitri celebration in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, military authorities at the 7 Division of the Nigeria Army yesterday banned all vehicular movements within the capital city from Monday to Wednesday. A statement signed by the division’s spokesman, Col. Muhammed Dole, explained that the 72-hour ban on ... Read More »

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 »

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