Borno

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Mar 23rd, 2014
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Members of the dreaded Islamic sect yet again struck in the remote village of Nguro-Soye in Borno state on Thursday, bombing a market place and killing 17 people in the wake of the attack. The news of the attack is just coming to light now because the sect members first destroyed all telecoms facilit...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 13th, 2013
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What began as dawn prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria ended in a gruesome massacre Sunday as militants brandishing automatic weapons killed 44 worshipers in the country’s troubled Borno state. It’s not clear who’s behind the attack, but many Nigerians will suspect that the ...
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Aug 10th, 2013
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Twelve soldiers and seven policemen were killed in recent attacks in Borno by suspected members of the Boko Haram, the commander of the military Joint Task Force (JTF), Major General Jah Ewansiah, has said. The military had last week denied that up to a dozen officers were killed in the Malumfatori a...
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Aug 5th, 2013
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About 35 people have been killed in two attacks by gunmen in Borno state Nigeria. A military statement reveals that 32 militants, two soldiers and a police officer died in the assaults on a police station and a military base late on Sunday. According to the military, sophisticated weapons and explosi...
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Jun 30th, 2013
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Tosin Adeonigbabe, IndepthAfrica Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission said it appropriated valid affirmations security strengths have been included in human rights violations, incorporating assault, in their battle against the Boko Haram Islamist bunch. As per the affirmations, the Joint ...
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May 27th, 2013
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By Midat Joseph and Abiodun Oluwarotimi, Leadership (Abuja) A prominent Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmed Gumi, yesterday told the members of the Boko Harm group that they would not succeed in their plan to destroy the country. He told LEADERSHIP Sunday at his Kaduna home that the insurgents’ “...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 11th, 2013
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By Mahmud Jega, Daily Trust column It could well be that President Goodluck Jonathan woke up in a foul mood this morning, as he has probably did for three days since his return from a momentous visit to Yobe and Borno states. Maybe the president is wishing that he had ignored pressure from the media ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 28th, 2012
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by Ahmad Salkida Terror initiated bomb blasts from the Jama’atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda’Awati Wal Jihad sect in Nigeria otherwise known as the Boko Haram, may decline or escalate for any period of time but the indicators for overall peace may truly be far -fetched. The sense of government engagement beyon...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 19th, 2012
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Abdulrazaq Magaji My first discovery as I disembarked from the defunct Nigerian Airways Boeing 737I that July evening was the heat. It was around 6pm but even at that time of the day, the heat could, permit the choice of words, ‘fry an egg’. Maiduguri, capital of the north eastern Nigerian state of B...
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Jul 13th, 2012
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(AP) – Military sources say a suicide bomber suspected to be member of a radical Islamist sect attacked a popular mosque in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 5. Field Operations Officer of the Joint Task Force, Victor Ebhaleme, said six others were injured in the blast outside of the Central ...