BOKO HARAM ATTACKS MILITARY BASE IN BORNO, MANY SOLDIERS KILLED, WOUNDED

Insurgents in Nigeria’s north-east have attacked yet another military base in Borno State, killing, wounding and displacing soldiers. The Boko Haram thugs drove yet unconfirmed number of trucks into Gubio Local Government Area at about 5:30 p.m. on May 19, PREMIUM TIMES learnt from military sources. They attacked a camp housing the Nigerian Army 5 Brigade and the 159 Task Force Battalion, leaving at least one soldier killed and three others injured. Six soldiers were still missing as of Tuesday night, two days after the attack, sources said. But soldiers…

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RAMADAN: DANGOTE RELEASES 200MIL FOR BORNO IDP FEEDING

By Ndahi Maram Maiduguri—Borno State Deputy Governor,  Usman Durkwa, yesterday, commended the Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mrs. Zoiera Youssoufou, Managing Director of Aliko Dangote Foundation for donating food items worth N200 million for distribution to thousands of people, especially Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, during this year’s Ramadan. Alhaji Aliko Dangote The deputy governor made the commendation during the official flag-off of distribution of the items in Konduga and Bama Local Government Areas of the state. Durkwa who represented Governor Kashim Shettima during the exercise said:…

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ARMY BURIES OFFICERS KILLED BY IMPROVISED DEVICE IN BORNO, SEE PIX

The Nigerian Army has laid to rest the remains of the patriotic officer and two soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice while on clearance operations along Mauli-Borgozo axis on Monday, May 13th. The late Lieutenant Colonel Yusuf Ibrahim Aminu was the Commanding Officer (CO), of 154 Task Force Battalion Borgozo. He was on a clearance operation along Mauli- Borgozo when his vehicle climbed on a buried Improvised Explosive Device which detonated resulting in losing his life and that of 2 other soldiers while others were wounded in action. Commiserating with…

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BOKO HARAM KILLS 4 IN BORNO IN FRESH ATTACK

Kayode Idowu Boko Haram, on Saturday, morning killed four persons on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State. Our correspondent learnt that the casualties were among the five people abducted by the insurgents at Njimtilo. It was learnt that the insurgents, who also stole food items from Njimtilo, later shot them dead, leaving the fifth abductee, Abdullahi Kabir, with gunshot wounds. Speaking to our correspondent, Prophet Sunday Solomon, founder of Bethel Assembly International, Maiduguri, said the insurgents stormed the compound where he resided at Njimtilo at about 12.25am. He said when…

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DAYS AFTER KILLING 10, ISLAMIC STATE CLAIMS IT HAS KILLED ANOTHER 11 NIGERIAN SOLDIERS

•As Boko Haram kills four in Borno Tobi Soniyi and Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri One week after Islamic State claimed responsibility for the death of 10 soldiers in Borno State, the group yesterday said it had carried out yet another attack in the northeastern state that killed at least 11 soldiers. In another development yesterday, the Boko Haram attacked Maiduguri and abducted five persons, thereby carting away food items and other valuables. The Islamic State claimed it killed members of the Nigeria Armed Forces through its news agency, Amaq last…

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BOKO HARAM ATTACKS MAIDUGURI SUBURBS

Ali told SaharaReporters on the phone, “We are under serious gunfire from every angle.I cant speak now, Boko haram are currently in Molai everyone is runing. Hundrends of civilain fleeings their homes as suspected to be Boko haram terrorists are currently attacking near Maiduguri, the state capital, residents said. They came in large number to Molai general area an outskirt of Maiduguri. According to resident, Ali Umaru said Molai general area came under attack shortly Muslims faithful break their fasting. Ali told SaharaReporters on the phone, “We are under serious…

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RED ALERT!! UK WARNS AGAINST IMPENDING ATTACK OF IS IN NIGERIAN

UK Foreign Secretary, Mr. Jeremy Hunt, wednesday warned against an impending attack on Nigeria by Islamic State (IS), saying that the rise of the group needed to be “nipped in the bud.” Hunt described the area around the North-east as an “outpost of Daesh (Islamic State),” adding that the violence could “escalate quickly and… get out of control”, the Press Association (PA) news agency reports. BBC reported that Hunt made the comments when visiting the regional city of Maiduguri, Borno State capital, as part of his five-nation tour of the…

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PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE MEMBER REVEALS BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS ARE PAID 3,000 DOLLARS DAILY

A member of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) Dr. Sidi Ali Mohammed has disclosed Boko Haram fighters were being paid $3,000 daily. He made this disclosure at the Presentation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sub-Sahara Africa’s Economic Outlook Report, in Abuja on Monday. According to him, the payment dwarfs the N1, 000 daily allowances paid to Nigerian troops at the war front. Mohammed, who is the Head of the Humanitarian Assistance and Rehabilitation arm of the PCNI, lamented that Boko Haram has been hijacked and…

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BOKO HARAM ATTACKS ÇHIBOK ON 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SCHOOLGIRLS’ ABDUCTION

Boko Haram Insurgents invaded a village at Chibok, Borno State, on Sunday, wreaking havoc, exactly five years into the abduction of c276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok. A witness told SaharaReporters that activities to commemorate the fifth anniversray were still ongoing on Sunday when residents learnt of the invasion of Kwarangullum village by the insurgents. Mallam Bulama, District Head of the village, confirmed that the insurgents invaded his village although he could not state exactly how many people were killed on injured. Visit website

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