Boko Haram jihadists killed two soldiers and razed a village adjoining the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls two years ago, residents said Sunday.
The Nigerian army meanwhile said it had retaken some villages from the Islamist group in the Lake Chad region in operations on Friday and Saturday and “rescued” 85 people, including women and children. It also claimed nearly 40 Islamists were killed in other operations.
A group of Boko Haram gunmen arrived […]
Boko Haram has burnt down a village neighbouring the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls two years ago, local residents said Wednesday.
A group of Boko Haram gunmen invaded Goptari, 10 kilometres from Chibok, late Tuesday and set it on fire after looting food supplies and livestock.
The attack underscores the continued threat of Boko Haram in Nigeria’s volatile northeast, where the military is still battling for control despite making gains against the insurgents over the […]
Goods worth millions of naira were burnt on Sunday morning as the popular City Ways Shopping Complex located within Tejuosho Market, Yaba, Lagos State, went up in flames.
The plaza and other adjoining kiosks built by the Yaba Local Government Area for the traders were completely razed down by the early morning inferno.
A trader put the estimate of goods lost to the inferno at over N500 million.
The cause of the fire was still unknown as at press time.
Operatives of the Lagos […]
One of the sons of the Hon. Nimbofa Ayawe, the Bayelsa State Chairman of Board of Internal Revenue, was on Saturday burnt to death in an early morning fire that razed down their home along Okutukutu area of Yenagoa Local Government Area of the State.
Ayawe’s son was killed in the fire alongside his fiancee whose identity remained unknown.
Eyewitnesses told Newsmen that the fire,which was believed to have started from an electrical spark at about 4am, quickly spread through the building […]
Fire on Saturday razed down the library complex of University of Jos, which also houses the faculties of Management and Social Sciences.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, who briefed newsmen on Sunday after inspecting the damage, said the fire started about 6:30p.m.
Maimako said that books, unmarked examination scripts and other materials were burnt in the building.
“On the fourth floor, which was completely razed down, we have the departments of Psychology, Political Science, Economics and office of Dean of Management sciences.
The departments […]
Over fifty petroleum tankers have so far been destroyed in a fire outbreak at the Ekpan Tankers Park near the Warri Refinery in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
The inferno which began at about 7pm on Friday was still raging at about 10am on Saturday.
Delta State fire service, men from the Nigerian Gas Company fire department, WRPC and Chevron are still battling to put off the fire.
As of the of time of filing this report, the fire was still […]
An early morning fire yesterday razed a building at No. 5, Aborishade Close, Lawanson area of Lagos State and burnt an octogenarian, Mr. Godwin Oyia, to death.
The incident, sources say was caused by an electric device used for boiling water popularly called ‘boiling ring’, which was left unattended to, in the deceased’s room.
Emergency workers drawn from the state fire service and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) finally put out the wild fire.
Confirming the incident, LASEMA General Manager, Mr. […]