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Residents Flee As Boko Haram Launches Attack On Maiduguri

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The relative peace in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital was on Saturday night shattered as Boko Haram insurgents launched a massive attack on the town. It was learnt that the attack started at about 7.13pm when the terrorists attempted to invade the state capital through Wanori village. Eyewitnesses say gunshots …

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Displaced Person Found Beheaded in Borno IDP Camp

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A 23-year-old displaced person was Thursday morning found beheaded in an Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Millions of people rendered homeless as a result of Boko Haram’s insurgency have been taking refuge in IDPs camps until such a time that it would be safe for …

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We Intercepted And Destroyed Boko Haram Suicide Bombers In Maiduguri – Army

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The Nigerian Army has debunked reports that Boko Haram Terrorists last night, attacked Aladuwari village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The spokesperson of the Army’s Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Mustapha Anka, said the blasts heard were not suicide bombings but controlled explosions by anti-bomb operatives. “This …

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Troops Successfully Repel Boko Haram Attack As Two Female Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri

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Despite claims by the All Progressives Congress-led federal government that Boko Haram has been crushed and the war against insurgency “technically won”, the Borno State capital, Maiduguri, on Sunday came under heavy attack from the terrorists. Although soldiers of the Nigerian Army successfully repelled the terrorists, two female suicide bombers …

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Troops Kill Maiduguri-Bound Suicide Bombers – Army

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Four would-be suicide bombers were on Wednesday killed by troops near a checkpoint on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, the Nigerian Army has said. The Nigerian Army said one of the four female bombers died when she detonated her explosive vest, while the three others were gunned …

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BREAKING NEWS: Scores Feared Dead In Maiduguri Mosque Suicide Bomb Attack

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Scores of Muslim worshippers are feared dead and several others injured after a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber attacked a Mosque at Jidari Polo in Maiduguri, Borno State at about 5.05am on Friday. Details later…

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Female Suicide Bomber Shot Dead Before Attacking Maiduguri Military Base

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Soldiers, yesterday, shot a suspected suicide bomber dead outside a Military base in Maiduguri, Borno State, according to a civilian vigilante and a military source. Explosives concealed in the suspect’s handbag detonated in the process. It was believed that the target of the suspect was the Maimalari Army Barracks, the …

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Suicide Bombers Hit Another Maiduguri Mosque

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A triple bomb blast has reportedly hit Maiduguri in the early hours of today, killing dozens. The attack was believed to have been perpetrated by three female suicide bombers on Friday, at the Umarari Bayan Waya area of Mulai Village in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, leaving at least seven …

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Seven Killed As 3 Female Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri Friday Morning

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Three female suicide bombers on Friday morning detonated their Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) at the Umarari Bayan Waya area of Mulai Village in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital killing at least seven people and injuring 17 others. The blast was reported to have occurred around a few minutes past 5am …

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Scores Killed As Suicide Bombers Attack Mosque In Maiduguri

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Dozens of worshippers were killed on Thursday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a mosque in Maiduguri, witnesses said. “All the people in the mosque died. Not a single one escaped,” said Muhtari Ahmadu, a trader near the scene. “We counted 42 dead bodies outside the mosque,” Amadu …

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Maiduguri Sunday Explosions Kill 10

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At least 10 people were on Sunday morning feared killed in multiple explosions that rocked Maiduguri, Borno State, locals said. They told AFP that loud explosions were heard from the areas of Kayamla and Dalori, three days after Maiduguri was attacked by the insurgents, leaving 10 dead and many more …

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Maiduguri Sunday Explosions, Weapons Testing – Military

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The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri on Sunday said the early morning explosion in the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno State, emanated from routine testing of military equipment. Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, spokesman for the Division, Col. Tukur Gusau, urged residents not to panic. “It is a …

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Residents Around Alao Dam Raise Alarm Over Boko Haram’s Plan To Flood Maiduguri

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Residents living near Alao dam, the only source of Borno State capital, Maiduguri’s drinking water, have raised alarm that Boko Haram insurgents are trying to break the dam. The dam, which is critical to the survival of the northeastern city of Maiduguri, is located along Maiduguri-Bama road after University of …

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Atleast 10 Killed In Maiduguri Independence Day Suicide Attacks In Borno

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The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of 14 persons, including four suicide bombers, in a bomb explosion at Sajeri area of Maiduguri in Borno. The acting Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on …

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Nigerian Military Announces Restriction Of Movement During Eid Kabir Celebrations

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Following recent Boko Haram attacks in Borno State, the Defence Headquarters has announced a restriction of movement in the state during the Eid Kabir celebration. “This is to inform the general public in Borno state that vehicle movement will be restricted during Eid Kabir celebration in the state,” a statement …

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Army Confirms Maiduguri Explosions, Says Boko Haram Desperate

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As multiple explosions rocked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Sunday night, the Nigerian Army has described the dastardly act as a sign of desperation on the part of Boko Haram. The explosions were believed to have targeted a mosque and the area outside the building, according to witnesses. Confirming …

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Scores Feared Dead As Multiple Explosion Hits Maiduguri

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Scores of people have been feared dead after fresh multiple explosions believed to have been perpetrated by Islamist sect group Boko Haram, rocked Ajilari Railway cross in Gomari Airport way, Maiduguri. Several others were critically injured, according residents living around the affected areas. Ajilari cross is an outskirt of Maiduguri …

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Army Nabs Biz Centre Operators Producing Fake National ID Cards For Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Army on Thursday said that it had arrested two business center operators in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, who allegedly produced fake National Identity Cards for Boko Haram insurgents in the city. The spokesman of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Col. Tukur Gusau, made the …

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Boko Haram National ID Card Producers Arrested

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The Nigerian Army has arrested two business center operators in Maiduguri, Borno State for allegedly producing fake National Identity Cards for Boko Haram terrorists in the city. The suspects were identified as Makinta Umar, and John Zakariya. Spokesman of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Col. Tukur Gusau …

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Boko Haram: Army Bans Use Of Horses By Traditional Rulers In Borno

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The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri has called on the general public, especially traditional rulers in Borno State to stop the use of horses following recent attacks by militant group Boko Haram which were executed by horse-riding militants. He warned that anyone found using a horse would …

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