Emir of Biu dies at 79, leaves behind 4 wives, over 70 children, 200 grandchildren

The Emir of Biu in Borno state, Umar Mustapha Aliyu, is dead, leaving behind four wives, over 70 children and 200 grandchildren, the deceased eldest son, Maina Mustapha revealed. He died Monday night at the Federal Medical Center (Federal Teaching Hospital), Gombe after a brief illness. He was 80 years old. The Emir was born […]

Military airstrike hits ISWAP location in Borno, scores killed

ISWAP terrorists By Sumaila Ogbaje The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed compounds, housing Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Kaza on the Gulumba Gana – Kumshe axis of Borno. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said […]

16 days after Borno town’s IDPs return home, ISWAP takes hundreds hostage

ISWAP members Jihadists have taken hundreds of hostages in a Borno town where people had just returned after fleeing their homes, locals and militia sources said Wednesday. Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) “terrorists” late Tuesday overran Kukawa in the Lake Chad region, the sources said. They seized those who had returned to the town […]

Zulum releases N148.8m to offsets corp members allowance

By Hamza Suleiman Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the payment of N148.8 million to offset the backlogs of arrears and monthly allowances of various batches of serving and past corps members in the state. The Desk Officer of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state, Mr. Christopher Godwin-Akaba, made this known […]

Borno governor, Prof. Zulum, points accusing finger at military, says attack on convoy complete sabotage

By Ndahi Marama – Maiduguri -The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has pointed an accusing finger on the Military in Baga Town where his convoy was attacked, saying that the attack on his convoy by unknown gunmen was complete sabotage in the fight against insurgency in the Northeast Addressing Journalists, the governor insisted that, […]

Military airstrike hits terrorists’ camp, kills scores in Borno

By Sumaila Ogbaje The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram camp in Borno, killing several terrorists in a massive air strikes on July 15. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Thursday, said the air raid took place at Ngwuri […]

Chibok community accuses FG of stalling educational pursuits of rescued girls

By Omeiza Ajayi THE Chibok community under the aegis of Kibaku Area Development Association, KADA, has accused the Federal Government of stalling the educational pursuits of some of its girls who were abducted by the Boko Haram sect in April 2014 and later released. The community in a statement by its National President, Dauda Ndirpaya […]

Nigerian troops kill 20 terrorists in Borno

Army officials, Nigerian Army troops on Sunday killed 20 Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province, (ISWAP) terrorists at the north west of Baga town in Borno. Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Enenche said the troops of 130 […]

Terrorists, Army clash claims 19 insurgents, three soldiers in Borno

The Nigerian Army said its soldiers engaged in the counter-terrorism operations in the North-East have thwarted terrorists’ attempt to attack one of its military bases at Damboa in Borno State. The Army said the soldiers killed 19 of the terrorists, wounded several others and recovered several arms and ammunition from them. The Media Coordinator in […]

Bomb blast on crowded bridge in Borno kills 30 people

  At least 30 people were killed in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge. The bomb detonated at roughly 5 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) on a crowded bridge in the market town of Gamboru that leads into neighboring Cameroon. Witnesses in the market town said […]

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