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Many Feared Killed In Early Morning Bomb Blast In Maiduguri

picture taken near the scene of the blast in Maiduguri today 
Photo: Premium Times

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 »

[OPINION] MAIDUGURI – From Home Of Peace To Pieces By Raymond Nkannebe


Barely a decade ago, it was a city synonymous with hospitality. Its people were known for their tolerance and forbearance to live with their neighbors that dot its borders. As a state sharing a common boundary with the three countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroon, there is no gainsaying the ... Read More »

NEWS FLASH: Boko Haram Gunmen Take Over Damaturu-Maiduguri Highway


Unconfirmed reports claim Boko Haram gunmen have taken over the highway linking Maiduguri and Damaturu, the state capitals of Borno and Yobe respectively. A police officer, stationed in one of the villages along the highway, confided in PREMIUM TIMES that travelers are being asked to return as the insurgents have ... Read More »

NEWS FLASH: Bomb Blast Rocks Maiduguri


A blast has occurred in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The explosion, which was suspected to be from a vehicle loaded with explosives, occurred around Bulumkutu area just in front of Shehu Elkanemi college, PREMIUM TIMES is reporting. A witness, who spoke via phone to the online newspaper, said that ... Read More »

Troops Recover IED Rigged SUV, Cache Of Arms From Insurgents In Borno


The war against insurgency recorded another success as troops of the Nigeria Army on Saturday recovered a cache of arms and a Sport Utility Vehicle packed full with Improvised Explosives Devices, while conducting operations after suicide bomb attacks on Zabarmari Muna, near Maiduguri, Borno State. The Director of Defence Information, ... Read More »

Osinbajo Pays Surprise Visit To Maiduguri, Meets IDPs

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo on Wednesday morning arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on an unannounced working visit. The vice president’s flight reportedly touched ground at exactly 10:43 a.m. and was received by top Borno government officials led by Governor Kashim Shettima and the Shehu of Borno, His Royal Highness, ... Read More »

Maiduguri Suicide Bombing: Only 12 People Died – Police


Borno State Police Commissioner, Mr. Aderemi Opadokun says only 12 people were killed in the suicide bomb attacks on Baga fish market in Maiduguri, yesterday, as against the ‘more than 20′ which was widely reported. Two female suicide bombers had entered the market yesterday afternoon disguised as beggars. The first ... Read More »

Buhari Orders Withdrawal of Soldiers From Checkpoints Nationwide As Suicide Bomber Attacks Maiduguri Market

PMB-Service Chiefs

On his first official working day inside his office at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the withdrawal of military personnel from check points nationwide. He gave the directive after a meeting with the service chiefs, which lasted over three hours. Buhari further directed that ... Read More »

New Military Command To Start Operations In 3 Weeks


The Nigerian military today said that the Military Command and Control Centre (MCCC) in Maiduguri and Yola will be operational within 21 days. According to a statement by Col. Sani Usman, the Acting Director of Army Public Relations in Abuja, the military has commenced the installation of hi-tech equipment and ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Minimah, Amosu Visit Maiduguri As Military Relocates Command And Control Centre

Army Chief-Air Chief

In compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, top officials of the Nigerian Army and Air Force on Tuesday visited Maiduguri, Borno state capital, to personally assess and supervise the relocation of the Military Command and Control Centre. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah and the Chief of Air ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Military Command Moves To Maiduguri


Military authorities have moved to Maiduguri, as ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in order to be able to combat the threat posed by Boko Haram more effectively. The establishment of the command centre for ‘Operation Zaman Lafiya’ was contained in a press statement signed by the Acting Director, Army Public ... Read More »

Minimah, Badeh, Amosu Relocate To Maiduguri

Buhari-Service Chiefs

The Command and Control headquarters of the Nigerian Armed Forces have been relocated to Maiduguri, the epicentre of the Boko Haram terrorist group, in compliance with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Vanguard, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah is to lead principal staff officers and ... Read More »

Another Explosion Rocks Maiduguri


A loud explosion has been heard around a crowded commercial area in Maiduguri, Borno state capital. PREMIUM TIMES reports suggest the loud explosion was as a result of a bomb blast along the popular Baga Road area of Maiduguri. A source who was at the area said, “It occurred very ... Read More »

Another Suicide Bomber Strikes In Maiduguri, Kills 10


Another suicide bombing has hit northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri as a suspected member of the Boko Haram sect sneaked into the Maiduguri Abattoir at Cattle Market (Kasuwan Shanu) and blew himself up, killing 10 people and injuring scores. The incident happened on Tuesday at about 1:25pm when the market ... Read More »

Second Bombing In Less Than 24hrs Kill 3 In Maiduguri


Three people have been reported killed in a fresh attack on Maiduguri as an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded at the popular Gamboru Market in the Borno State capital. Gamboru market has been attacked by members of the Boko Haram sect in the past raising suspicion the attack was perpetrated ... Read More »

Buhari Condemns Maiduguri Attack, Reiterates Administration’s Determination To Stamp Out Boko Haram

Kano-Bomb Blast

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned the latest terrorist attack on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. A statement issued by head of his media team, Garba Shehu, conveyed the president’s warning not to tolerate wanton and wilful destruction of life by criminal elements that are bent on anarchy. According to ... Read More »

Maiduguri Mosque Blast: 26 Confirmed Dead, 28 Others Injured – Police

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The Borno State Police command has confirmed that 26 people were killed in Saturday’s suicide bombing at a mosque in Maiduguri, the Borno capital. A witness had told the state Governor, Kashim Shettima that 16 people died in the blast. But Aderemi Opadokun, the Borno Commissioner of Police, said there ... Read More »

Borno SEMA Denies Hunger In IDP Camps

file photo: IDPs at a camp in Plateau State

Chairman of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Grema Terab, yesterday said there was no hunger or distress in any of the 20 designated internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri. The SEMA boss was reacting to media reports which claimed there was hunger at a camp where ... Read More »

Save Us From Dying, Restock ATMs With Cash, Borno Residents Cry Out To Banks


Maiduguri residents on Saturday appealed to the management of banks operating in the city to restock their Automated Teller Machines to allow more residents to access their money when in need. The residents’ appeal followed a 24-hour curfew imposed on the state capital by the 7 Division of the Nigerian ... Read More »

Dozens Of Boko Haram Fighters Killed In Surprise Attack In Maiduguri

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Dozens of Boko Haram fighters, who attempted a daring attack on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Wednesday evening were killed by gallant soldiers who repelled the insurgents. The assailants, who were reportedly in their hundreds and armed with various weapons, had made attempts to overrun the 21 armoured brigade, ... Read More »