Tags : Borno State

Senate President Wants More Boko Haram Terrorists To Embrace Amnesty

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said more Boko Haram members should be encouraged to surrender. The Senate President said this on Monday, August 30, 2021, weeks after the Nigerian Army and Federal Government confirmed that the insurgents are “surrendering in droves”; following recent offensive operations by troops of Operation Hadin Kai in the North-East. According […]

Niger Sets Goal Of Returning 130,000 Nigerian Refugees By Year-End

Niger and Borno State have struck a deal for the return this year of more than 130,000 Nigerian refugees. Nigerien President, Mr Mohamed Bazoum disclosed this on Friday, July 9, 2021. President Bazoum told reporters on the sidelines of a G5 Sahel summit in Paris that: “We have set a deadline of the month of […]

Army Recalls Soldiers From Study Leave To Tackle Insurgency

The Nigerian Army has recalled a large number of its personnel studying in civil institutions (Universities and Polytechnic) across the Country in order to tackle the raging insurgency in the North-East. This is contained in a memo by the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Department of Army Training, Abuja. In the memo dated May 11, 2021, the […]

Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Yobe Community Again

Suspected gunmen have again reportedly attacked Kanamma, Headquarter of Yunusari Local Government Council of Yobe State. This comes barely one week after suspected Boko Haram insurgents invaded the Geidam community, displacing over 6,000 residents, the Thursday night. Spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force in the State, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, who confirmed this to Journalists added […]

Senate Investigates FG Agency Over Sale of ₦31M Jeeps for

The Senate Public Accounts Committee has commenced investigation into the alleged sale of two Prado jeeps worth ₦31m at ₦1.5m by officials of the Lake Chad Research Institute, in Maiduguri, Borno State. The Committee discovered the ridiculous transaction while scrutinising the 2015-2018 Auditor General’s report currently being treated by both chambers of the National Assembly. […]

Stop Gloating At Disappearance Of NAF Fighter Jet – FG

The Federal Government has condemned the malicious celebration of the disappearance of the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) fighter jet in Borno on March 31, by some Nigerians. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at a media briefing in Abuja, admonished those that were gloating over the incident; calling for support for the […]

Insurgency: Army Chief Gives Troops 48-Hour Ultimatum To Clear Marte

The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru has given a 48-hour marching order for the clearance of Marte and three other communities in Borno State. Major General Attahiru gave the order in Dikwa Local Government, the Headquarters of the Super Camp 9 Operation Lafiya Dole; stating that: “In the last few days we […]

Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Abduct Aid Worker, Others Along Maiduguri-Damaturu

An aid worker has been abducted along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road. Family sources confirmed the abduction of one Abubakar Idris, a staff of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Maiduguri. The abduction occurred on Saturday morning, January 2, 2021, around Jakana village, where no fewer than 20 travellers were abducted in a raid. […]

Insecurity: Killings Have Taken New Dimension, Sultan Of Sokoto Laments

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar has lamented the spate of killings arising from the security challenges in the Country. The Sultan who is also Co-Chairman National Council of Traditional Rulers said the killings have taken a new dimension. Lamenting on Monday, December 14, 2020, while leading his colleagues from the South and Northern part […]

Gunmen Kill Assistant Commissioner Of Police In Calabar

The Police Command in Cross River State has confirmed the murder of an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Egbe Edum, by gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday, December 2, 2020, in Calabar. Before his murder, Mr Edum was the Borno State Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP). Speaking with Channels Television in Calabar, the Police […]