Damaturu

By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 4th, 2013
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By Abdulhamid Al-Gazal I would have titled this piece the “Origin of Civilian JTF” but for two reasons. One, the appellation: ‘Civilian JTF’ is unfit, or in fact, downright wrong. It would have fitted well had it been given to a group whose emergence, breeding and training is the making of the milita...
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Oct 16th, 2013
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The insurgency in Nigeria’s North Eastern corner has once more brought into sharp relief the precarious balance between life and death in the region. Scores of people are killed on a daily basis and the frequency has also ensured a sense of ‘tragedy fatigue’ amongst the country’s populace. The sustai...
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Sep 23rd, 2013
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Dressed in full military fatigue and armed with anti-aircraft guns, rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and a fleet of armoured tanks that they stole from Nigerian soldiers, the Boko Haram insurgents now stage bolder attacks and even overrun federal  troops in northeast Nigeria. There are fears that the...
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Aug 13th, 2013
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JTF | credits: File copy Operatives of the Joint Task Force have arrested four suspected members of the Boko Haram insurgents at Gonori town in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State Investigation conducted by our correspondent revealed that the four suspected insurgents were arrested during a hou...
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May 18th, 2013
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By Olusegun Adeniyi If there is any development that depicts the state of affairs in our country today, it is what happened last week following the coordinated attacks by Boko Haram on police, army and prison formations in Bama, Borno State. As it is now well documented, Boko Haram gunmen had attacke...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 4th, 2012
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Kano – Gunmen with explosives attacked a police station, a primary school and two cellphone towers in a town in Nigeria’s restive northeast early on Sunday and set them ablaze, the military and residents said. “We heard that there were some attacks in Fika by suspected Boko Haram te...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 24th, 2012
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KANO, Nigeria — Nigeria’s military said Monday it has killed 35 suspected Boko Haram Islamists in a crackdown on the insurgent group in the northeastern city of Damaturu. “The Joint Task Force has succeeded in killing 35 Boko Haram terrorists in shootouts between Sunday evening through Mo...
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Sep 23rd, 2012
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BAUCHI, Nigeria – A suicide car bomber attacked a Catholic church conducting Mass in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing one person and wounding another 46 in a region under assault by a radical Islamist sect, officials said. An Associated Press journalist heard the explosion after 9 a.m. Sunda...
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Aug 5th, 2012
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Police authority have confirmed that six soldiers and two civilians died during a suicide bomb attack Sunday on a military post in the Nigeria northeast city of Damaturu by suspected Boko Haram bomber. Yobe state commissioner of police Patrick Egbuniwe said a man driving a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)...
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Jul 16th, 2012
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KANO, Nigeria — Suspected members of radical Islamist group Boko Haram attacked a police building in restive northern Nigeria on Monday but the assault was repelled, a police spokesman said. Boko Haram Islamists have carried out waves of such attacks in the northeastern city of Damaturu, capital of Y...