Showing posts with label Borno State. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Borno State. Show all posts

Friday, 28 July 2017

Boko Haram attack on Nigeria oil team killed over 50

[File: Stephanie Yas/AFP/Getty]
Details emerging from Tuesday's ambush in northeast Nigeria suggest the death toll is higher than initially reported.

The army said Wednesday that 10 people were killed in the attack but sources say the number is much higher and rising

More than 50 people were killed in a Boko Haram ambush on an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria earlier this week, multiple sources told AFP news agency on Thursday, warning the death toll could rise.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Female suicide bomber dies in botched attack on Army base

Maiduguri—Nigerian soldiers, yesterday, shot dead a suspected suicide bomber outside a Military base in Maiduguri, Borno State, a civilian vigilante and a military source told newsmen. The shooting detonated explosives concealed in her handbag.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

33 arrested over supply of foodstuff to insurgents

ABUJA—Troops prosecuting the war on terror in the North-East have arrested of 33 suspected food suppliers to Boko Haram terrorists in Damboa axis around Azir-Wajiroko Road, Borno State.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Borno deputy governor dies in sleep

Zanna Mustapha, deputy governor of Borno state, is dead. 

He died in his sleep on Saturday in Yola, capital of Adamawa state.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Troops Capture Boko Haram Commander Alive

Troops fighting the insurgency in the northeast of Nigeria have continued to record impressive results, as the Army has announced the capture of one Boko Haram commander who is at present undergoing investigation.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Boko Haram:214 rescued girls pregnant – UNFPA

FOLLOWING—THE latest rescue of additional 234 women and children by the Nigerian Army from the Sambisa Forest in Borno State, indicated, yesterday, that a sizeable number of the rescued girls were visibly pregnant, even as unofficial reports put the latest number of pregnant girls in one of the camps in Borno as at last Saturday at 214.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Military flush out Boko Haram from Alagamo forest in Borno

Nigerian military says they have flushed out Boko Haram members from Alagamo forest in Borno after a coordinated operation today April 7th. In a statement released by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, the military said it recovered armoured fighting vehicles and computers in the terror groups camp.

“This morning, troops of the Nigerian Army along with support from the Nigerian Air Force, cleared the last camp of Boko Haram terrorists in Alagarno forest located between Kaga and Daboa local government areas of Borno, which link Yobe and Gombe States" the statement read

Monday, 6 April 2015

Boko Haram kill 50 in fresh attacks in Borno, burn corpses

No fewer than 50 youths were killed and their corpses set on fire by suspected Boko Haram members in Kwajaffa village in Hawul LGA of Borno state last night. Journalist Ahmad Salkida shared the info on twitter this morning. More tweets after the cut...

Friday, 28 November 2014

Northeast Nigeria bus station blast kills 40 people

A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

41 Boko Haram members beheaded in Biu after failed attack

After a failed attempt on Sabon Gari in Damboa local government area of Borno state, a combined efforts of military officers and members of the vigilante group, otherwise known as Civilian JTF pursued the insurgents to Gur area around Mandafuma village, where they engaged them in a battle which lasted for about two hours, killing 41 members of the sect.