BOKO HARAM NOW IN NIGER, SHEKAU RELEASES VIDEO

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, extends theatre of war to Niger State By Abankula The Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram has released video featuring members claiming to be from Niger State in central Nigeria. The video shows scores of people praying in the heart of a bush. Then it shows three armed men, dressed in Nigerian military and police uniform, who send Eid greetings in Hausa, English and Fulfulde. A past video had shown a speaker from Niger. But he was dressed in mufti. Boko Haram fighters in Niger…

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HUSBAND AND WIFE DIE IN FRESH BOKO HARAM SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK ON BORNO

Borno State map By Ndahi Marama – Maiduguri A husband and his wife, names withheld, were killed in a suicide attack which rocked Kafan Ruwa village in Konduga Local Government Area of troubled Borno State. Sources also said an unspecified number of residents in the Borno Village were injured in the attack with the destruction of houses. Kafan Ruwa, a.k.a waterways in English is predominantly a fishermen communities dominated by Hausa origins and a stone throw to Konduga Local Government Headquarters which is about 40km drive from Maiduguri, the state capital. Vanguard…

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I CANNOT KEEP SILENT OVER KILLINGS BY BOKO HARAM ZULUM TELLS APC GOVERNORS

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has said he cannot be silent in the midst of killings by terrorists. He said this is because he had entered a covenant with God to defend the people of Borno by the oath he took on May 29, 2019. Zulum stated this when he received APC Governors led by its Chairman and the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Abubakar Bagudu on Sunday in Maiduguri.

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DERADICALISATION AND REINTEGRATION OF TERRORISTS IS AN EFFORT IN FUTILITY

The de-radicalization, rehabilitation, and reintegration of so-called repentant Boko Haram terrorists have emerged as one of the centerpieces of the Buhari regime’s governance, which is not surprising given that Buhari had said in the past that government-sanctioned retaliatory aggression against Boko Haram terrorists was an attack on the North.  Every sober observer knows that de-radicalizing, rehab-ilitating, and reintegrating remorselessly bloodstained mass murderers into the very societies they drowned in oceans of blood especially without compensating and mollifying the people they displaced, widowed, and orphaned is a singularly wooden-headed policy. But it…

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FG APPROVES 64BIL FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 27KM FENCING FOR UNIMAIDUGURI

Friday Olokor, Abuja THE Federal Government has begun the construction of the 27.3-kilometre perimeter fence for the University of Maiduguri to check incessant attacks by Boko Haram terrorists. The project, which is valued at N64bn, is to stop the terrorists who have been penetrating the North-East part of the institution’s campus. Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities in UNIMAID, Dr Dani Mamman, who stated these in an interview with The PUNCH, said only the western and southern parts of UNIMAID campus were initially fenced. He said, “The UNIMAID perimeter fence is…

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DEATH TOLL IN MADUGURI MORTAR ATTACK NOW 6, POLICE SAYS

By Duku JOEL, Maiduguri The death toll in Thursday’s mortar attack in Maiduguri by Boko Haram has now risen from two to six, Borno State Police Commissioner Mohammed Aliyu said Friday Aliyu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that 27 persons were seriously injured from the four mortar attacks in Gwange, Custom, and Gidan Ayaba areas of the metropolis. He said the victims included one female at Gwange and five others who were hit by the explossives in separate locations within the city. He said that following…

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UPDATED: 2 KILLED 16 INJURED AS BOKO HARAM FIRE MORTARS AT MAIDUGURI

File photo of terrorists By Kingsley Omonobi No fewer than two persons have been confirmed dead and 16 others fatally injured, as gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists, fired several mortars in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State on Thursday. A source told PRNigeria, that the terrorists’ attack occurred as Muslim faithful in the town were still making preparation for Friday’s Eid-el-Kabir festival. The loud explosions sent many residents scampering for safety. It was gathered that the mortars were rocketed at innocent civilians in Gwange, Customs Area near Mansur Motors,…

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BORNO GOVERNOR ACCUSES MILITARY OF SABOTAGE SAYS’ THERE’S NO BOKO HARAM IN BAGA’

Duku Joel, Maiduguri   BORNO State Governor Babagana Zulum on Thursday accused the military of sabotage in Tuesday’s attack on his convoy. The governor was on routine inspection when his convoy was attacked by suspected Boko Haram fighters between Baga and Munguno. He was whisked away from his official car and smuggled into the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSAS) armoured personnel carrier to keep him safer after the attack was repelled, according to an eyewitness in the convoy. Zulum told reporters yesterday in Munguno: “As far as I am concerned, what…

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RESIDENTS PANIC OVER TWIN BLASTS IN MAIDUGURI

There have been at least two bomb blasts within Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, within the last 10 minutes. A resident told TheCable that the first blast occurred around Gunge, a resident area, around 6pm. According to a security source, the other blast happened around a place where cars are sold in the state capital. It is unclear if Boko Haram insurgents are behind the attacks which happened 24 hours after the convoy of Babagana Zulum, the governor, was attacked in Kukawa local government area of the state. More to…

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HOW BORNO GOVERNOR’S AIDES, OTHERS CRAWLED FOR SOME DISTANCE TO ESCAPE BOKO HARAM GUNFIRE- MEDIA AIDE

Special Adviser to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State on Media, Isa Gusau, said his principal embarked on a trip to the Baga area of the state based on information provided by soldiers that they have liberated the town from the hold of Boko Haram insurgents. The PUNCH had earlier reported that members of the sect on Wednesday attacked the convoy of the governor while he was on his way to some internally displaced persons camps in the area. Gusau, while speaking in an interview on BBC Hausa Service on…

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