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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… Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Suicide Bombers Hit Another Maiduguri Mosque


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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Scores Killed As Suicide Bombers Attack Mosque In Maiduguri


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 ... Read More »

Maiduguri Sunday Explosions Kill 10


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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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


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 ... Read More »

Atleast 10 Killed In Maiduguri Independence Day Suicide Attacks In Borno


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 ... Read More »

Nigerian Military Announces Restriction Of Movement During Eid Kabir Celebrations


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 ... Read More »

Army Confirms Maiduguri Explosions, Says Boko Haram Desperate


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 ... Read More »

Scores Feared Dead As Multiple Explosion Hits Maiduguri


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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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


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 ... Read More »

Buhari Sends Presidential Delegation To Maiduguri Over Dep Gov’s Death

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday sent a presidential delegation to Maiduguri, Borno State capital, to commiserate with the government and people of the state on the death of the State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba ... Read More »

Borno APC Chieftain Sponsors Weddings Of 7 Female IDPs


After months of tortuous memories and uncertainty, seven female Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Bama, in Borno State, finally got to smile on Sunday as they married their suitors at an elaborate wedding ceremony in Maiduguri. The event took place at the Government Reserved Area (GRA), residence of Alhaji Aji ... Read More »

Saraki’s Visit To Maiduguri Unconnected With 2019 – Senate

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The Senate yesterday debunked speculations in some quarters that Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki’s visit to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, was an underground launch of his 2019 presidential campaign. A national daily yesterday reported that Saraki’s visit to Maiduguri was part of his plans for the Presidency in 2019. ... Read More »

Saraki Visits Maiduguri Amid Tight Security [PHOTOS]

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Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Monday arrived in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to assess the situation at several Internally Displaced Persons camps across the town and to get first-hand information from the military, who are at the forefront of the war against Boko Haram in the North-East. The ... Read More »

Many Feared Killed In Early Morning Bomb Blast In Maiduguri

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We have just learnt of a developing story from Borno State that a bomb explosion has rocked a busy motor park in Maiduguri, the state capital. The explosion reportedly occurred at a busy location where tricycles pick passengers, and may have killed dozens and injured even many more. According to ... Read More »