• Traders in Maiduguri lament governments inhumanity in destroying their shops

    Traders in Maiduguri lament governments inhumanity in destroying their shops

    Traders at the popular post office market in Maiduguri, yesterday lamented the loss goods worth millions of naira following government’s demolition of illegal structures on all major roads in Borno.

    Some of the traders who spoke to newsmen, expressed shock, adding that the government did not give them adequate notice before such action was taken. They claimed this had worsened their condition apart from the trauma of insurgency.

    One of the traders, Mallam Ibrahim Yusuf said that government should have given them […]

  • Male suicide bomber kills self, passerby in Maiduguri, Borno State

    Male suicide bomber kills self, passerby in Maiduguri, Borno State

    A male suicide bomber targeting a major motorpark in Maiduguri, Borno State has killed himself and a passerby.

    The bomber was said to be attempting to enter the Muna Garage Motorpark at about 9.30pm Wednesday night, but was intercepted. “He blew off himself and killed one person nearby,” a Civilian JTF commander, who preferred anonymity, told newsmen.

    The police command’s spokesman, Victor Isuku, a Deputy Superintendent, confirmed the incident in a statement to newsmen. “An explosion occurred at Muna Garage along Gamboru-Ngala […]

  • Buhari’s Daughter, Zahra Set To Wed Maiduguri Billionaire’s Son Ahmed Indimi

    Buhari’s Daughter, Zahra Set To Wed Maiduguri Billionaire’s Son Ahmed Indimi

    Zahra Buhari, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari is set to get married this December, in Abuja after her matrimonial introduction on Friday, November 18, 2016.

    She is getting married to Ahmed Indimi, son of Nigeria billionaire and oil tycoon, Mohammed Indimi.

    Ahmed who is the marketing director of Oriental Energy Resources is to be joined in wedlock with Zahra on the 2nd day of December, 2016.

    The wedding is said to be on a low-key celebration as the president desire it to be […]

  • Police confirm six dead in Maiduguri suicide bombing

    Police confirm six dead in Maiduguri suicide bombing

    Mr. Damian Chukwu, the Commissioner of Police, has confirmed to newsmen in Maiduguri that six people have been declared dead following some suicide bombings in the town on Friday.

    He said, “side from the explosion near a mobile Police location in Jiddari, we had two other suicide bombings along Maiduguri-Gamboru road.

    “In the first case, a suspected male suicide bomber detonated his explosives after he was stopped at the entrance of the Muna Garage, killing himself instantly,” Chukwu said.

    He said that another […]

  • One Arrested As Police Intercepts Three Suicide Bombers In Maiduguri

    One Arrested As Police Intercepts Three Suicide Bombers In Maiduguri

    Three suicide bombers, two females and a male, were on Friday intercepted by policemen, the spokesman of the Police, Victor Isuku, told reporters.

    Isuku in a message said the incident happened at 3:50am at Jiddari Polo area of the troubled town.

    He said: “By 3:50am today, mobile Police personnel on guard duty opposite the Federal High Court, Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri, sighted three suspected suicide bombers (two females and a male) running towards their sandbag.

    “They (Police) ordered them to a halt […]

  • Two more bomb explosions rock Maiduguri

    Two more bomb explosions rock Maiduguri

    The Borno State Police Command has confirmed two more explosions after a separate suspected suicide bombing in Maiduguri.

    Mr Damian Chukwu, the Commissioner of Police, made the confirmation on Friday while speaking with newsmen in Maiduguri.

    “Aside from the explosion near a mobile police location in Jiddari, we had two other suicide bombings along Maiduguri-Gamboru road.

    “In the first case, a suspected male suicide bomber detonated his explosive after he was stopped at the entrance of the Muna Garage, killing himself instantly,” Chukwu […]

  • Car bomb kills 8 suspected Boko Haram in Maiduguri

    Car bomb kills 8 suspected Boko Haram in Maiduguri

    A truck conveying eight suspected Boko Haram Islamists exploded near a military checkpoint in Maiduguri on Tuesday, killing the occupants, an army spokesman said.

    The open truck burst into flames when the explosives concealed in it went off as the insurgents were trying to escape from a military checkpoint, Colonel Sani Usman said.

    “They attempted to detonate at a checkpoint but were denied access by troops and as they turned back, it exploded killing all the eight occupants,” he said.

    The checkpoint was […]

  • PDP condemns Maiduguri suicide attacks, ambush on troop

    PDP condemns Maiduguri suicide attacks, ambush on troop

    It was gathered that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday condemned the multiple bomb attacks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30, 2016, respectively.

    The attacks which took place in Maiduguri on Saturday, killing about 6 people, and the ambushing of our military the following day being Sunday in Damboa, Borno state by the Boko Haram sect is unfortunate and barbaric.

    In a statement by the party’s national publicity secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, […]

  • car explosion kills nine in Maiduguri

    car explosion kills nine in Maiduguri

    Police in Borno said nine persons were killed on Tuesday in Maiduguri in a vehicle explosion.

    Spokesman of the command, Mr. Victor Isuku, said in a statement that the dead were all in the vehicle when it exploded.

    Isuku said the incident occurred at about 10.30a.m. near a military checkpoint along Gubio road in the metropolis.

    “There was an explosion today along Gubio road, just before the military check point. The incident occurred at abolut 10.30a.m.

    “According to preliminary report, a pick-up van with […]

  • How female suicide bombers attack IDP camp, NNPC station in Maiduguri

    How female suicide bombers attack IDP camp, NNPC station in Maiduguri

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Police on Saturday confirmed that nine persons were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

    The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damien Chukwu, told journalists that the first incident occurred at the entrance to Bakassi Camp, a camp for Internally Displaced Persons, after the early morning Islamic prayer.

    According to Chukwu, a female suicide bomber mingled with a group of people returning from the mosque at a few minutes to seven […]

  • Female suicide bombers behind Maiduguri attacks

    Female suicide bombers behind Maiduguri attacks

    Two female suicide bombers were behind the twin attacks which rocked Borno State capital, Maiduguri, on Saturday, killing at least nine people and injuring 24 others.

    One explosion happened outside a gas station, while the other was near the Bakassi camp for internally displaced persons (IDP), underscoring the continued threat from Boko Haram jihadists who are suspected of being behind the attacks.

    The first attack by a female suicide bomber occurred at 6 a.m in front of a camp for the internally […]