One Shaaibu Yakubu, a 40-year-old deaf teacher in Potiskum, Yobe State, has allegedly defiled a 6-month-old baby girl.
The teacher was said to have been arrested on September 1, for raping the minor until her intestines got destroyed.
Reports which trended on twitter over the weekend under the hashtag #JusticeForHajara, had it that the culprit allegedly admitted to his crime and is out on bail.
Meanwhile, the Commandant of Nigeria Security and Defence Corps, NSCDC, Muhammad Gidado Fari, was quoted to have said […]
Troops of Sector 5, 27 Task Force Brigade, 3 Division, in conjunction Civilian JTF from Maiduguri on Thursday, June 16, arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Ibrahim Jagwal, aged 38 at Gishiwa Dabua area of Potiskum, Yobe State.
The suspected terrorist who turned out to be the Ameer of the Boko Haram Terrorists at Tumbin Gini, Abadam Local Government Area of Borno State, also led the team to Garejin Audu in Potiskum, where another terror suspect, Audu Ahmadu, (alias Condemned) aged […]
Yobe State Government on Thursday officially closed down the Bukar Ali Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Damaturu, which was established on June 27, 2015.
Bukar Ali camp comprised Gambir, Malumti and Mattiri villages of Damaturu local government area of the state. The camp has a population of 391 persons, comprising 92 households.
The Executive Secretary of Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, Musa Idi Jidawa, said the state government spent N35 million for the establishment, feeding and general welfare of people in the […]
Towards catering for Internally Displaced Persons, the Lagos State Government on Wednesday donated N50 million each to the Northeast states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
Lagos state governor, Akinwumi Ambode, presented cheques to the benefitting state governments at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after the Council of State
Police in Yobe State on Wednesday confirmed that suicide bombers attacked the state capital, Damaturu, in the early hours of the day and killed 18 persons and injured eight others.
It was however independently gathered that three out of the injured persons had been referred to Dala Orthopedic Hospital in Kano.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Yobe State, ASP Toyin Gbadegesin, who spoke to journalists a few hours after the attack, said the number of casualties stood at 18 persons while […]
The Yobe state police command have arrested and paraded a seven-man armed robbery gang said to be terrorizing Kakuri-Daudari axis along Nguru-Kano road.
The notorious armed robbers identified as Shuaibu Audu 52yrs, Buba Alhaji Amodu 36yrs, Muhammed Musa 25yrs, Adamu Musa Maiwake 27yrs, Ardo Ado Adoro 46yrs, Gagare Lamido Shirgo 30yrs, Garba Tiya 18yrs, were arrested after they robbed and attacked a businessman and his driver on July 15th.
The suspects will be charged to court for the offences of criminal conspiracy, […]
Prof. Abubakar Njodi, VC – University of Maiduguri, collation officer for Yobe announced:
AA – 101
ACPN – 164
AD – 213
ADC – 112
APA – 632
APC – 446,265 (APC wins)
CPP – 329
HOPE – 67
KOWA – 104
NCP – 120
PDP – 25,526
PPN – 101
UDP – 30
UPP – 32
Total valid – 473,796
Rejected votes – 17,971
Total votes cast –
President Goodluck Jonathan, in a statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, on Tuesday in Abuja condemned the reversion by the Boko Haram terrorist group to the bombing of soft targets in parts of the country.
Jonathan, who commiserated with the families who lost their loved ones in the bombings, said that the recent bomb blasts in Potiskum and Kano were coming in the wake of recovery of areas formerly controlled by the insurgents […]
Suspected Boko Haram members have attacked Ngelzarma town, Fune local government area of Yobe state and burnt military camp and trailer loaded with grains. But,no live has been reported lost as at the time of filing this report.
Ngelzarma town is located about 30km West of Yobe state capital, Damaturu.
It was gathered that the attackers stormed the town and started shooting sporodically around 4:PM yesterday.
A security source who doesn’t want to be named said that the attackers came in a very […]
Report gathered on sunday that, a female suicide bomber attacked the GSM market in Potiskum, Yobe State, leaving five people dead and 46 others injured.
A mobile phone seller at the market, Adamu Yahaya, told newsmen on the telephone that a female suicide bomber hit the entrance to the GSM market, located in the heart of Potiskum town, around 1.15 pm.
He said, “We saw the girl and we became suspicious of her movement and when one of us tried to whisk […]
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According to WorldNews, A suicide bomb attack targeting a political meeting killed seven people in northeast Nigeria’s Potiskum city on Sunday, just two weeks from national elections, witnesses and a police officer told AFP.
“We have evacuated eight bodies including the suicide bomber’s to hospital,” said a police officer at the scene, who requested anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media.
Seven others were injured, he added. Witness Nura […]