By Sumaila Ogbaje Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno praised the army for its renewed vigor in counterinsurgency operations carried out by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the northeast. Zulum praised it when he paid a courtesy visit to the army chief of staff, the lieutenant general. Ibrahim Attahiru, Monday, in Abuja. He said the military has achieved some level of success in combating terrorists from Boko Haram and the Province of Islamic States of West Africa (ISWAP) in the state in recent times. The governor said the military’s current effort has yielded positive results, adding that more needs to be done to ensure more farmers have access to their farmland. He called for increased troop support for government efforts to resettle displaced people in their communities. Zulum assured that the state government will continue to support the army in all areas, restore peace and stability in Borno and […]
There are indications that the wreckage of the missing Alpha jet belonging to the Nigerian Air Force has been found in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State which is about 30 kilometres outside of Maiduguri, the state capital. Read Full Story
“We have to be grateful that we now have water, but we don’t usually have enough water when we enter the dry and hot season,” says Adama. She was forced from her home by the violence that has spread throughout Borno state, in northeast Nigeria. Adama now lives in a camp for displaced people in Pulka, a small garrison town located 115 km southwest of Maiduguri, the state capital. Adama is only one of around 37,039 displaced people trying to survive here. The dry, hot season in the part of western Africa known as the Sahel usually lasts from November until May. Not a single drop of rain touches the cracked earth for nearly seven months, while the Harmattan, a dry wind coming from Sahara, brings desert sand and hot air during the day and cold air at night. The temperature can go from 9 and 35 degrees Celsius in […]
Six Boko Haram terrorists have been killed by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole along Dikwa – Ajiri axis in the Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State. Director of Army Public...
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed no fewer than six Boko Haram terrorists along the Dikwa – Ajiri axis in the Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the troops encountered … Continue reading Troops Kill Six Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno, Recover Weapons Read Full Story
No fewer than 41 terrorists have been killed in a fighting patrol along Gulwa and Musuri Musuri in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday, said the operation occurred in the early hours of … Continue reading Troops Kill Over 41 Boko Haram Terrorists, Rescue 60 Kidnap Victims In Borno Read Full Story
Four security operatives and many insurgents were killed in a firefight on Saturday in Borno State, the Nigerian Army has said. In a statement shared on social media on Monday, the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, noted that the combined troops of Sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole were on clearance … Continue reading Four Soldiers, Many Insurgents Killed As Troops Engage Boko Haram, ISWAP – Army Read Full Story
Four members of the civilian Joint Task Force, including two of their leaders and some ISWAP members, were killed during an ambush on Nigerian soldiers in Gudumbali, a village in the Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State. Sources who spoke to Channels Television said the military also recorded some casualties in the … Continue reading Boko Haram Ambush Military Truck, Kill Unspecified Soldiers In Borno Read Full Story
The Chief of Defense Staff General Lucky Irabor on Saturday visited the headquarters of the Theatre Command accompanied by the service chiefs. He asked soldiers to be more resilient in their duties, pushing beyond setbacks and put an end to the counter-insurgency war. “The theatre commander and his officers have been giving us a … Continue reading Gudumbali Attack: General Irabor, Other Service Chiefs, Receive Brief In Maiduguri Read Full Story
The Federal Government has disbursed N76.8 million conditional cash transfer (CCT) to rural women in Borno.
The cash transfer is a National Investment Social Protection (NISP) programme to uplift the most vulnerable group out of poverty.
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Olalekan Adetayo Following the series of mass abduction of schoolchildren by Boko Haram terrorists and other criminals in the northern part of the country, the Federal Ministry of Education says it has begun the relocation of pupils from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to other states. It also said the Safe Schools Initiative of the […] Read Full Story
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…urges FG to ban flight over Benue, Taraba, Borno By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has appealed to the Federal Government to extend its “no fly zone” order on other states with security challenges like Zamfara. ACF congratulated the people and government of Zamfara state on the safe release of the kidnapped school
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Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The pan-Northern socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum, has asked the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to declare parts of the country ravaged by bandits and insurgents “a no flying zone” as done in Zamfara State. The President, following the kidnap and subsequent release of the 279 students of […] Read Full Story
Suspected armed members of Boko Haram sect, according to sources, are attacking Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State after withdrawing at about 12 noon on Tuesday; after capturing the town on Monday evening.
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The UN and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday condemned in totality the attack on civilians and several aid facilities in Dikwa Borno. UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kallon said in a statement in Abuja that he was outraged to hear about the attacks and the setting ablaze of facilities
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The Nigerian Army on Tuesday explained how Boko Haram terrorists attempted to attack Dikwa town in the Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State. According to a statement issued by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, the terrorists stormed the town in an unconfirmed number of gun trucks and motorcycles. … Continue reading How Boko Haram ‘Attempted’ To Infiltrate Dikwa Town – Army Read Full Story
The United Nations on Tuesday said an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the northeastern Nigerian town of Dikwa in Borno State had “directly targeted” aid facilities. “The attack started last night and, as information is still coming through, I am outraged to hear the premises of several aid agencies and a hospital were … Continue reading Boko Haram ‘Directly Targeted’ Aid Facilities In Borno, Says UN Read Full Story
By Ndahi Marama – Maiduguri Armed Boko Haram sect loaded with an unspecified number of gun trucks on Monday evening invaded Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno state and overwhelmed a military base, wreaking havoc. The incident continued unabated as the insurgents stormed a Humanitarian Hub and razed it down, even as thousands of residents
Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State and abducted at least seven aid workers. The insurgents during the attack also burnt the offices of the aid workers, destroyed government facilities, and hospitals belonging to NGOs. An eyewitness told Channels Television that the insurgents stormed the town at 5:30 pm … Continue reading Boko Haram Insurgents Abduct Aid Workers In Borno Read Full Story
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