Food crisis looms over killing of 43 farmers in Borno

By Okwe Obi, Abuja Following the killing of 43 rice farmers at Jere Local Government Area of Borno State State, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, farmers have predicted that the situation would lead to food crisis as most of them will be scared to cultivate. An agriculturist and Managing Director of Wal-Wanne Group, Dr Abiso […]

Boko Haram damage to Borno is $6bn – Gov. Zulum

(NNP) The Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has estimated the total damage wrath on his state by the terrorist organization known as Boko Haram, to be $6 billion. The governor made this known in the state capital when he unveiled the 25-year strategic recovery plan for the state. The plan, he stated, will […]

FG set to establish Federal College of Forestry in Borno

The Federal Government on Friday said it has approved a temporary site for the establishment of a Federal College of Forestry in Jere Local Government Area of Borno state. The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, said this after a meeting with Governor Babagana Zulum, at the Government House in Maiduguri. Abubakar said that details […]

IGP condemns attack on security convoy in Borno

Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu …Says morale amongst men remains high The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu NPM Mni has condemned the attack on a security convoy in Borno State by armed men suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists. It would be recalled that the convoy came under attack on Friday 25th September, […]

Breaking: Again Boko Haram attacks Borno Governor’s convoy

BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI Barely 48 hours when some members of dreaded Boko Haram ambushed convoy of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum along Cross Kauwa-Baga road in Borno state leaving over 30 people dead including 10 policemen and 4 soldiers, another set of insurgents laid ambush along Monguno- Maiduguri axis and attacked the returning convoy on […]

Concern mount over Zulum’s safety, following 2 attacks in two months

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum •Warn there’ll be consequences if gov is harmed •Police confirm death of 13 in attack John Shiklam in Kaduna, George Okoh in Makurdi and Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri There are growing concerns over the safety of the outspoken Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, who has being the […]

Buhari condemns attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy

By Ismaila Chafe   President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the ambush on entourage of Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, which led to the death of security men and some operatives of Civilian-JTF. The President made the condemnation in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on […]

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 […]

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