• We need N30bn to reconstruct Bama – Borno government

    We need N30bn to reconstruct Bama – Borno government

    According to reports, the Borno State Government, on Monday, said it requires about N30bn for the reconstruction of structures damaged by Boko Haram insurgents in Bama.

    The Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Dr Babagana Umara, stated this while speaking with newsmen in Bama Local Government Area of the state.

    Umara explained that more than 10,000 private houses were destroyed by insurgents in the town.

    “Bama is badly damaged by the insurgents, in fact it is the worst hit area in the state.

    “No […]

  • Over 1,200 die of starvation and illness at Bama IDP camp

    Over 1,200 die of starvation and illness at Bama IDP camp

    More than 1,200 people have died of starvation and illness at an aid camp in north-east Nigeria that houses people fleeing the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières.

    MSF said on Thursday that its team found 24,000 people, including 15,000 children, sheltering in the camp located on a hospital compound during a visit to Bama last month – its first trip there since the city was wrested from Boko Haram’s control in March 2015.

    Bama […]

  • (Photo) Nigeria army arrest suspected Boko Haram financier In…

    (Photo) Nigeria army arrest suspected Boko Haram financier In…

    The Nigerian troops intercepted and arrested a suspected Boko Haram financier and stimulants dealer, Mohammed Maina in Bama,

  • Nigerian Army stops a fresh attempt by Boko Haram militants to recapture Bama

    Nigerian Army stops a fresh attempt by Boko Haram militants to recapture Bama

     

    Report from the Defence Headquarter states that Nigerian troops on Saturday quashed a fresh attempt by Boko Haram militants to recapture Bama.

    It can be recalled that Bama was retaken from Boko Haram last week.

    Spokesperson for the military, Major General Chris Olukolade said that over a 20 militants died while others fled with wounds.

    He said many more of the attacking terrorists also died as air patrol went after the fleeing ones.

    He said the pursuit of the terrorists was still ongoing while […]

  • Boko Haram attacks villages, 11 people killed and dozens of women slaughtered

    Boko Haram attacks villages, 11 people killed and dozens of women slaughtered

     

    Report revealed that Boko Haram militants killed 11 people in an attack on Gamboru in northeast Nigeria after the Islamists reportedly slaughtered dozens of women in nearby Bama, witnesses said Thursday.

    Troops from Chad were credited last month with liberating Gamboru in Borno state from Boko Haram control but Chad’s withdrawal from Nigeria last week appeared to have left the town exposed.

    The latest violence underscored the challenges facing Nigeria as it heads towards March 28 general elections.

    Despite claims of major victories […]