Boko Haram kills 5 abducted aid workers in Borno

  The five humanitarian workers who were recently abducted along Monguno area of Borno state, have been assassinated by Boko Haram insurgents.   The terrorists had demanded a $500,000 dollars ransom for the abducted aid workers. The humanitarian workers and staff of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Action Against Hunger, Rich International, International Rescue Committee and a private security guard had also made a passionate appeal to the Federal Government as well as their organisation to intervene and secure their freedom in a video released last month. A video released on Wednesday July…

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Soldier and humanitarian workers abducted in Borno

Three humanitarian workers and a soldier were abducted along Monguno/Maiduguri highway on Tuesday June 2, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.   The incident occurred at about 11:30am on the said date. An official of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) who pleaded anonymity, told Daily Trust;   “Yes, we heard about the unfortunate incident on Tuesday between Monguno and Maiduguri. “We learnt that four persons were forcefully taken by Boko Haram including our staff (SEMA), two NGO workers, and a soldier. We are saddened.”   SEMA Chairperson, Hajiya Ya’bawa Kolo confirmed the incident…

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Nigerian soldiers in gun battle with Boko Haram at Borno military base

Men of the Nigerian Army stationed in Mainok, Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State, are currently in a gunfight with some Boko Haram insurgents.   According to residents, the insurgents entered the village around 7pm, shooting sporadically, and made their way to the military base where shooting has been ongoing for hours as the insurgents fight with the troops.   The troops engaging the insurgents are from the army’s 29 battalion task force in Mainok. Sources said villagers are still scampering for safety.  

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First civilian Governor of Borno state, Muhammed Goni is dead

Muhammed Goni who is the first democratically elected governor of Borno State is reportedly dead.   The late politician was in his 80s and he died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday April 29.   A relative of the former governor, Lawan Kareto who is a serving member of the Borno State executive council confirmed his death. He told Premium Times;   “We have lost our beloved elder this evening. “We thank God for the good life he has had. Living to become 80 plus is not a…

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#Coronavirus: Borno government speaks on controversial death

The Borno State Government on Sunday April 19, reacted to the controversial death recorded at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in Borno state.   It was reported that one Babangida Buba, a retired nurse passed on after displaying symptoms of COVID-19. The deceased who joined a humanitarian organisation after  retirement, died at the hospital on Friday Aprl 17.   Borno State’s Deputy Governor Umar Kadafur who commented on the incident at a press briefing, said the cause of death has not been officially confirmed.   The Deputy Governor who heads the state’s committee on the control…

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Policeman allegedly killed by soldier fighting over a girl in Borno (graphic photo)

A police officer identified as Sergeant Rowland Tafida has been confirmed dead after allegedly being shot with an anti-aircraft gun (AAG) by a soldier, following an altercation at Makara Area of Gwoza Local Government Area (LGA) in Borno State.   The father of two who was among the MOPOL Special Forces Team deployed to Gwoza last August on counter-insurgency operations, would have completed his sixth month of anti-terrorism operation on February 8, 2020 before the sad incident which occurred on Saturday February 1.     An eyewitness told PRNigeria;   “The whole drama started with…

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