MAIDUGURI

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2014
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By Andrew Noakes After months of emergency rule and military operations in Nigeria’s north-east, a few weeks ago Boko Haram launched a comprehensive and audacious assault on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. In a multi-pronged attack, hundreds of insurgents reportedly targeted the city’s militar...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 24th, 2014
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A killing of insurgents in northern Nigeria may have actually been a heinous attack on local young men merely rounded up and detained, according to a New York Times account. By John Campbell, On March 14, insurgents labeled “Boko Haram” attacked the Giwa Barracks, a major army facility in the norther...
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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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Jan 27th, 2014
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By:Associated Press MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic extremists used home-made explosives and heavy guns to attack a village in Nigeria’s northeast, killing 52 people and razing more than 300 homes, security officials and witnesses said Monday. It was among the highest death tolls in atta...
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Dec 16th, 2013
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BBC The UN says more than 1,200 people have been killed in Islamist-related violence in north-east Nigeria since a state of emergency was declared in May. The UN said the figure related to killings of civilians and the military by the Islamist group Boko Haram in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe...
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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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Sep 9th, 2013
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  CAN President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor The   Borno State Government has begun moves to demolish over 20 churches and schools built by them. Our correspondent gathered on Sunday that the state government would embark on the demolition exercise any moment from now. Sources hinted that the state g...
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Sep 7th, 2013
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MAIDUGURI — Nigeria’s military says it raided an insurgent camp in the northeast and launched airstrikes over two days, killing at least 50 sect members. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said Friday that the military’s newly formed army division, established to quell the insurgency in the north...