Borno State

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Sep 23rd, 2014
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By Dahiru Mohammed Lawal Nigeria’s military has retracted its statement that some of the schoolgirls abducted from Chibok town in April by Islamist militants had been freed. Two Toyota Hiace buses loaded with the girls were driven into Maimalari Barracks, the headquarters of the 7th Division of...
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Sep 15th, 2014
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By CNA The militant Islamic group Boko Haram has surrounded Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, according to local leaders who charge that the national government is not doing enough to combat the group. “The insurgents have rendered impassable almost all the roads leading to Maiduguri,” the Boko ...
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Sep 2nd, 2014
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Written by Obinna Akukwe The Boko Haram insurgents have finally chased away the predominantly Christian community of Gwoza and hoisted their black and white flag in the conquered territory. Succinctly put, they have captured the Christian community of Gwoza and declared it an Islamic state. This is j...
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Aug 28th, 2014
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By Obinna Akukwe Boko Haram Republic of Kano, Boko Haram Republic of Borno, Boko Haram Republic of Yobe, Boko Haram Republic of Minna, Boko Hahram Republic of Arewa and Sharia Republic of Nigeria are all possible names for the new extremist Islamic Republic. Nigerians want peace and if a people are b...
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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By Debbie Ariyo Today, 22 July, marks 100 days since the abduction of almost 300 girls by terrorists from their school dormitory in Chibok, North East Nigeria. Since then, some of the girls managed to escape from their abductors. However, most of them remain in captivity with reports of mass rape, se...
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Jul 21st, 2014
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By Denja Yaqub Over ninety days since young school girls were abducted from their school; Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, north east Nigeria on April 14 2014, no success has been glaring on efforts to rescue the girls despite global outrage and promises by foreign governments,...
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Jul 15th, 2014
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by Obinna Akukwe This is a passionate pea to world leaders viz Obama, Hollande, Merkel, Putn, Jinping , Ban Ki Moon and other leaders to do something urgent before the Boko Haram Jihadists gang-rape to death the over 250 school girls abducted in Chibok in April and another set of teenagers and young ...
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Jul 11th, 2014
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by Obinna Akukwe A new type of Jihad which uses penis as instrument of conversion and coercion has been introduced into the Islamic world by Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram, especially in the manner they are serially raping the over 250 christian girls earlier abducted in April and another set o...
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Jul 7th, 2014
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By Obinna Akukwe One of the latest revelation in the ordeal of over 250 abducted Chibok girls and another 250 Christian girls abducted in villages near Chibok was that they are being gang raped and shot for being Christians. This was the summary of the revelations by Senator Zanna representing Borno ...
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Jun 30th, 2014
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By Tijani Asuku Boko Haram attacked the Shehu of Borno inside the mosque, during Friday prayer… They attacked the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero… They killed emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Mustapha Timta… They killed Zanna Malilima, District Head of Guzamala… They killed Zanna Shettima Modu, District He...