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Boko Haram Fighters Killed As Military Regains Control Of Maiduguri, Konduga

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Nigerian troops, yesterday, dislodged Boko Haram fighters trying to invade Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. After hours of fierce battle with the terrorists, the army took control of Maiduguri and Konduga, the two cities Boko Haram attacked in the early hours of Sunday. “More casualties inflicted on terrorists as troops ... Read More »

Maiduguri Attack: Shettima Hails Gallantry Of Nigerian Soldiers

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Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Sunday commended the gallantry of Nigerian soldiers who did not yield to Boko Haram’s daring attempt to invade Maiduguri, the state capital. Mr. Shettima also called on citizens, especially residents of Maiduguri, to give more support and cooperation to the security operatives whom ... Read More »

Military Lifts Maiduguri Curfew

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The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, said on Sunday that the 24-hour curfew imposed on the Borno State capital would be lifted on Monday morning. The spokesman of the division, Col. Sani Usman, stated this in a statement in Maiduguri. The statement said that residents of Maiduguri were ... Read More »

Boko Haram Launches Simultaneous Attacks On Maiduguri, Monguno • DHQ Declares Curfew

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A curfew has been imposed on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, following simultaneous attacks by the Boko Haram sect on Maiduguri and Monguno, Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters has said. The attacks came on the heels of a recent video uploaded to YouTube by leader of the insurgents, Abubakar Shekau, who showcased ... Read More »

Borno: Boko Haram Gunmen Kill 15 In Fresh Attack

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Boko Haram gunmen have killed 15 people, including a village leader, near Maiduguri, security sources and residents said Saturday. “The terrorists attacked Kambari village which is less than five kilometres to Maiduguri around 5:00 am. They killed 15 people and set the entire hamlet ablaze,” Vanguard quoted the security source ... Read More »

Baga Killings: PDP Calls For 30 Days Of National Prayers

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The Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has deplored the senseless killing of innocent citizens in Baga and Maiduguri in Borno State by terrorists and called on Nigerians to declare one month of prayers for the over flowing troubles from greedy Nigerian politicians. The party also decried last Saturday’s ... Read More »

Potiskum Suicide Bomb Attack: Death Toll May Surpass 20

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More than 20 people were killed at Kasuwar Jagwal GSM market in Potiskum, Yobe State, yesterday, when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the crowded market. Earlier reports have put the number of people killed at four, another pu it at six. It has however been revealed by ... Read More »

Police Confirms 20 Dead In Borno Suicide Bombing

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The Borno State Police Command confirmed the killing of 20 persons following a suicide bomb attack at the popular Monday Market in Maiduguri on Saturday. Police spokesman, Gideon Jubrin, gave the death toll, while addressing newsmen in Maiduguri. “Casualty figure is 20 and 18 injured, including the female suicide bomber ... Read More »

Maiduguri Residents Beg FG To Restore Power After 6 Months In Darkness

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Some residents of Maiduguri on New Year’s Day appealed to the Federal Government to reconnect power supply to the city, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. NAN recalls that electricity supply was cut in June, 2014, after a suspected insurgents attack on a power station in Damboa, headquarters of Damboa ... Read More »

Christmas: Army Bans Vehicular Movement In Borno For 5 Days

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Starting from today, Wednesday, all forms of vehicular movement in Maiduguri and parts of Borno State have been banned for five days. This is part of measures by military authorities to forestall attacks being plotted by Boko Haram terrorists during the Christmas celebration in the state. The army at the ... Read More »

Suspected Female Terrorist Arrested In Maiduguri With Bomb In Food Flask

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  It was a defeat of the power of evil secrecy Thursday as security agents arrested a suspected female suicide bomber who would have blown up the General Shuwa Memorial Hospital, Maiduguri and killed the health workers and the patients they labour hard to treat. The suspected bomber, a fairly ... Read More »

Be Very Vigilant! There Are 52 Female Suicide Bombers Waiting To Detonate In Maiduguri – Civilian JTF

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If you are in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, beware of women in niqabs and burqas, they may be carrying bombs. This is the concern raised by a member of the youth vigilante group in the state, who said there are at least 52 female suicide bombers lurking around the ... Read More »

Suicide Bombers Kills Six, Injures 36 In Maiduguri Market Attack

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At least six persons have been killed and 36 others injured as suicide bombers hit Maiduguri Monday Market on Monday, reports have said. A source at the Borno Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri, where the corpses were deposited confirmed the number of injured people who were taken to the hospital for treatment. ... Read More »

Breaking News: 30 Feared Killed As Female Suicide Bombers Hit Maiduguri Market

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About 30 persons have been reported killed in a twin market blast in Maiduguri on Tuesday, as two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the crowded market. The market bomb was detonated by a female suicide bomber at the northern flank of the market, while the one on Baban ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 180, 000 Residents Displaced – Group

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The Bama Development Foundation said on Sunday that it had registered 180,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, from Bama taking refuge in Maiduguri. Mohammed Hassan, the chairman of the foundation, stated this at a news conference in Maiduguri. Mr. Hassan said that the IDPs were in four camps in Maiduguri. According ... Read More »

Army Extends Restriction On Vehicular Movement In Borno

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »