Yobe State

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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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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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Oct 10th, 2013
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Boko Haram’s recent, deadly attack on the agricultural college in Gujba, Yobe State has raised some difficult and urgent questions for the Nigerian federal authorities and international community. The most pressing – how and why did this happen – quickly give way to more substantive concerns about th...
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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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Jul 7th, 2013
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Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica Nigerian military Joint Task Force (JTF) has affirmed that 42 people of the Government Secondary School, Mamudo were killed on Saturday by suspected parts of the Boko Haram organization. Representative of JTF in Yobe state, Lieutenant Eli Lazarus who affirmed the episode sa...
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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’ “...
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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...
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May 15th, 2013
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By Chibuzo Ukaibe,Leadership (Abuja) The 36 governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) yesterday asked President Goodluck Jonathan not to yield to the agitation for a declaration of state of emergency in troubled states in the country. There were reports of a planned emerge...
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Apr 25th, 2013
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AP MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Authorties in Nigeria say at least 11 people have been killed in violence blamed on Islamic insurgents in the country’s northeast. One attack happened Wednesday night in the fishing village of Gashua in Yobe state. Teacher Fati Umar, who witnessed the violence, said the ...