• BREAKING NEWS: Thirty killed in fresh suicide attack in Borno

    BREAKING NEWS: Thirty killed in fresh suicide attack in Borno

    Thirty killed by suicide bombers in northern Nigerian town of Madagali, according to reports by the Nigerian army.

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  • Over 20 Boko Haram Killed, 6 Soldiers injured in Borno ambush (Photos)

    Over 20 Boko Haram Killed, 6 Soldiers injured in Borno ambush (Photos)

    Troops attached to the 121 Task Force Battalion killed 20 Boko Haram terrorist on Saturday, November 26th. The troops were escorting local government officials including the Caretaker committee chairman of Gwoza Local Government Council, Hon. Saeed Salisu Sambo and travellers from Pulka to Maiduguri when the terrorists ambushed the convoy.

    They fired shots at the troops and officials, detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs). However, the troops successfully repelled the attack. Six soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries.

    The council boss took to […]

  • You will return home this year, Army chief assures Borno border communities

    You will return home this year, Army chief assures Borno border communities

    Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, on Monday assured Borno border communities of Damasak and Kashigar of their return home following successes recorded against the Boko Haram terrorists.

    Buratai gave the assurance at the launch of the third batch of the Most Wanted Boko Haram Terrorists Album in Maiduguri.

    He said the military was making effort to ensure the return of the communities before end of the year. “The fight against the Boko Haram terrorists has been tremendously successful.

    Buratai said: […]

  • Borno governor donates N10 million to Lt. Col. Ali’s widow

    Borno governor donates N10 million to Lt. Col. Ali’s widow

    Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Friday presented a N10million cheque to Samira, widow of army commander, Lt. Col Abu Ali who was killed in Malam-Fatori, headquarters of Abadam local government area of Borno State on November 4.

    Col. Ali was the commanding officer of 272 Task Force Tank Battalion until he was killed along with some of his men following an ambush by Boko Haram fighters.

    Shettima visited the family’s residence of the late Ali at UnguwarSarki in Kaduna where […]

  • Another suicide bomber killed at Borno IDP camp

    Another suicide bomber killed at Borno IDP camp

    Nigerian security operatives have intercepted another suicide bomber who attempted to penetrate a Transit Camp of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) along Muna Garage.

    While suspecting the ulterior motive of the suicide bomber with his strange behaviour, the security operatives attempted to accustom him.

    But in his attempt to detonate the explosive device, he was gunned down by the officials

    PRNigeria gathered that the Transit camp is used to check and screen potential displaced people before being allowed into any of the IDP camps […]

  • Boko Haram attacks Borno communities, kills 22 villagers

    Boko Haram attacks Borno communities, kills 22 villagers

    At least 22 persons were killed in separate attacks this week by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State, security sources said.

    The attacks were carried out between Monday and Tuesday, according to a top official of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in Borno State, Abbas Gava.

    The vigilante usually work with soldiers to secure Borno, and the government has said many of them will be recruited into the army after the Boko Haram is defeated.

    The source […]

  • NSCDC arrests three Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

    NSCDC arrests three Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

    It was gathered that the Borno State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Wednesday said it had arrested three suspected members of the Boko Haram sect at the Maiduguri cattle market.

    The Commandant of the NSCDC in the state, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Maiduguri.

    Abdullahi said that two of the suspects were drivers of the insurgents’ groups, while one of them was their agent who was based in Maiduguri.

    He said, “You will recall […]

  • Borno governor resumes reconstruction of state

    Borno governor resumes reconstruction of state

    Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has leveraged on the relative peace and the degrading of remnants of Boko Haram sect by the military, to resume work on the construction of abandoned roads and drainage networks in Biu local government area and other communities in southern senatorial district of the state.

    Shettima added that the ongoing projects for rehabilitation of township roads in Biu and the construction of 40 kilometre Miringa- Gunda road and bridges that was abandoned due to insecurity […]

  • Nigerian Security Forces Pose with Dangerous Python Snakes Killed in Borno (Photos)

    Nigerian Security Forces Pose with Dangerous Python Snakes Killed in Borno (Photos)

    Operatives of the Civilian Joint Task Force fighting Boko Haram in the north-east brought some rare spoils from their activities in Maiduguri.

    Members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and soldiers posed with huge pythons after capturing them in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.

    The men looked joyous as they posed with the dangerous reptiles that were freshly killed.

    It should be noted that the CJTF has played a significant role in combating the Boko Haram sect alongside the Nigerian troops in the […]

  • AfDB approves US $1m grant to fight malnutrition in Borno

    AfDB approves US $1m grant to fight malnutrition in Borno

    Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have approved a US $1 million grant as emergency assistance to support the fight against malnutrition in Borno State.

    A statement from the AfDB said the Nigerian Minister of Health had declared a nutrition emergency in Borno State.

    In addition to that, the West and Central Africa Regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group called on the entire international community to respond in order to prevent the situation from deteriorating further.

    The AfDB intervention will […]

  • Troops kill 13 insurgents in Borno

    Troops kill 13 insurgents in Borno

    According to reports, the troops of the Nigerian Army have killed 13 members of the Boko Haram Sect during a shootout at Kangarwa in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.

    The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Tuesday that the troops of the 119 Task Force Battalion killed the insurgents during a clearance operation in the area on Monday.

    He said that a soldier died in the attack while three others were wounded in […]