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Boko Haram: 15 Civilians, Six Insurgents Die In Botched Suicide Attack


At least 21 persons lost their lives yesterday in a failed suicide mission targeted at a Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) facility near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The dead, according to a statement by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), include six insurgents and 15 civilians, among them was a member ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Is This The Same Shekau?


The new details and reactions on new Boko Haram video have emerged. In a 37-minute long video obtained by AFP and revealed on March 24, 2014, Monday, a man claiming to be the leader of Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, speaks in the local Hausa and Kanuri languages, as well as ... Read More »

Boko Haram Claims Giwa Barracks Attack In Latest Video


Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for an attack on a key military barracks in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, in a new video obtained on Monday by AFP that warns of further bloodshed, including against civilians. “We carried out the attacks in Maiduguri (on March 14)”, said a man dressed ... Read More »

Military Seized Stockpile Of Weapons Hidden In Church


Security officials found and seized a large cache of arms and ammunition hidden in a church in Kalabalge local government area of Borno State, the Nigerian Defense Headquarters (DHQ) said on Friday. Major Genera Chris Olukolade The military disclosed that the discovery was made possible due to the arrest of a man who ... Read More »

Maiduguri Catholic Diocese Loses 109 Members To Insurgents’ Attacks

The Director of Social Communications and Directorate of Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Borno State, Rev. Fr. Gideon Obasagie, has revealed that 109 members of the church were killed in the recent Boko Haram attacks in North-east region of the country. Obasagie who was addressing journalists alongside various priests across the ... Read More »

HORROR: 35 People, Including 19 Church Members, Die In Multiple Crash (GRAPHIC PHOTO)


Thirty five people, including nineteen church attendees who were coming back from the service, died on Monday in a multiple accident on the Potiskum-Maiduguri highway. According to Yusuf Sani, spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Commission in Yobe, the bodies of all the 19 members of Redeemed Christian Church of God were ... Read More »

Explosions Rock Maiduguri As Boko Haram Relaunches Attack On Army Barracks

Boko Haram emir Abubakar Shekau makes his first major video appearance

The 24-hour curfew imposed on Maiduguri and its environs following the deadly clash between Boko Haram terrorists and the military which led to loss of many lives has done little to deter members of the sect from their mission of destruction. The army had Friday foiled a daring attack on ... Read More »

Terrorism Forces LMC to Suspend League Matches in Maiduguri

The League Management Company.

Unceasing terrorist attacks have caused the League Management Company (LMC) to announce the indefinite suspension of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches in Maiduguri. As contained in a statement from the office of the chairman of the LMC, the body has acted upon current security intelligence. Several deadly attacks ... Read More »

MAIDUGURI UNREST: Heavy Shooting Between Soldiers And Gunmen, Residents In Panic


Fresh reports from Borno State capital Maiduguri indicate the city has been indulged in heavy fighting between military and Boko Haram insurgents for the control of the state capital. Punch reports that Maiduguri citizens are in panic, as the heavy shooting is currently taking place between men of the Joint ... Read More »

Troops Raid Boko Haram Hideouts In Borno, Adamawa, Kill 20


The Defence Headquarters Thursday announced that at least 20 Boko Haram insurgents were killed by troops during raids in communities around Maiduguri and Dikwa, Borno State. The troops also destroyed camps used by the insurgents at forest locations in mountainous areas around Adamawa State. A statement by the Director of ... Read More »

At Least 35 Killed As Twin Bomb Rocks Maiduguri


At least 35 people have been killed in Maiduguri, Borno State after two bombs exploded in a a football viewing centre on Saturday, in Ajilari ward, Jere Council area of the state. Witnesses say the explosives which went off at about 6:15 pm, may have been placed prior to the ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Several Feared Dead As Gunmen Invade Bama, Borno (UPDATED)


Hours after the Presidency said the Federal Government was winning the war on Boko Haram “guerrilla warfare”, gunmen suspected to be members of the sect attacked Bama, a town 135 km from Borno state capital, Maiduguri. Borno state senator Ahmed Zanna said the attack had lasted for five hours on ... Read More »

Reps Resolution Calls On NSA, Service Chiefs To Probe Recent Maiduguri Bombing


The House of Representatives on Wednesday called on the Office of the National Security Adviser and the Service Chiefs to launch investigations into the recent bomb attack which claimed over 43 lives in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital more than a week ago. In a resolution passed on Wednesday, the House ... Read More »

Gov. Shettima Relaxes Curfew On Maiduguri

Kashim Shettima

The Borno Government on Tuesday relaxed the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on Maiduguri in December, 2013. Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Media and Communications, said this in a statement in Maiduguri. Gusau said that the curfew would now be observed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily. “Governor ... Read More »

Borno Elders Call For Inquiry Into Eid-el-Maulud Day Bombing


Borno elders have asked President Goodluck Jonathan to institute an investigation into the bomb blast, Tuesday, which killed over 40 persons in Maiduguri and injured several others. The elders under the aegis of Borno Elders Forum made this call in a statement signed by the Chairman of the forum, Ambassador ... Read More »

Borno Elders Condemn Return Of Bombing In Maiduguri, Calls For Probe


The recent spate of bombings in Maiduguri, Borno State after it seemed like the act had finally been curtailed, has been strongly condemned by the Borno Elders Forum, which also urged President Goodluck Jonathan to investigate last Tuesday’s car bomb attack at a busy market in the state capital, which ... Read More »

Death Toll In Maiduguri Bombing Rises To 43


Death toll from the Tuesday’s bomb blast in Maiduguri has risen to 43, hospital sources and emergency workers said. Some of the survivors are now receiving treatment at the General Mamman Shuwa Memorial hospital even as most of those killed were youth who sell recharge cards and handset accessories at ... Read More »

Maiduguri Bombing: Youths Accuse Former Governor Of Complicity

Some aggrieved youths of Maiduguri, yesterday, protested the car bombing in the city which claimed 17 lives, as they alleged that the latest ordeal was traceable to the immediate past governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who had stayed away from the state for a long time. The irate youths went ... Read More »

Maiduguri Car Bomb Explosion: Ali Modu-Sheriff Was The Target, Says Aide


The car bomb explosion that ripped through the Northeast city of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Tuesday, was not from the Boko Haram sect but a deliberate act of arson targeted at former Governor of the state, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, his aide said last night. Chairman, SAS campaign ... Read More »

BreakingNews >>>> Maiduguri Hit By Car Bomb


A car bomb has exploded in Maiduguri, and there are fears of many casualties, the BBC reports. The incident occurred today around 1pm outside the state television offices. Blood-spattered people were seen fleeing and vehicles crashed into each other, while soldiers fired automatic weapons. A suicide bomber is suspected of ... Read More »

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