Why I kidnapped APC chairman’s son – Suspect

Why I kidnapped APC chairman’s son – Suspect

A female kidnap suspect, Fatima Muhammed, says she had no regrets abducting the four-year-old son of Bukar Dalori, the Borno Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). “I committed the crime because I am in love with money”, Fatima told newsmen when she was paraded shortly after her arrest in Maiduguri on Monday “I have no regrets over the crime I committed and even if it is my own child I will kidnap him for…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian troops kill 7 insurgents, rescue 73 persons in Borno

Boko Haram: Nigerian troops kill 7 insurgents, rescue 73 persons in Borno

The Nigerian Army on Monday killed seven insurgents and rescued 73 persons in two separate clearance in operations Sirdawala and Valley of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno. Brigadier General Texas Chukwu disclosed this in a statement released in Maiduguri. Chukwu said the operations were conducted by the troops of 121 Battalion after they were tipped through intelligence information that the insurgents were hibernating around Pulka area. He explained that the troops, in rare display…

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6 feared dead in Maiduguri boat mishap

6 feared dead in Maiduguri boat mishap

6 feared dead in Maiduguri boat mishapPublished on September 23, 2018 By Wisdom Daniel Local divers have recovered six bodies out of nine people involved in a boat accident at Zabarmari area in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident occurred on Friday during a boat journey from Zabarmari to Dusuman settlement. Bulama Maidamma, the ward Head of Zabarmari, who confirmed the incident, told NAN…

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Boko Haram: GOC tells troops to prosecute war with aggressive posture

Boko Haram: GOC tells troops to prosecute war with aggressive posture

The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, has embarked on a 3-day operational visit to the frontline, traversing the Division’s deployments in Bama and Gwoza Local Governemnt Areas of Borno State. He, therefore charged troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE stationed at Firgi, Pulka, Gwoza, Banki, Konduga and Alau Dam respectively, to prosecute the war on terror with diligence, vigor and a robust aggressive posture. He made this…

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Four-year-old son of Borno APC Chairman rescued, kidnappers arrested

Four-year-old son of Borno APC Chairman rescued, kidnappers arrested

Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Maiduguri have rescued Kashim Bukar-Dalori, the four- year old son of the Borno All Progressives Congress Chairman kidnapped on Wednesday. Eastern Reporter reports that the boy was kidnapped from school around 1pm by an unknown woman on Wednesday. A source told NAN that three of the kidnappers were arrested in Maiduguri and Kano on Friday on their way to collect N20 million ransom from a family member…

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Army, Boko Haram in gun battle as terrorists seize Borno village

Army, Boko Haram in gun battle as terrorists seize Borno village

Pandemonium broke out on Wednesday night at Damasak Local Government Area of Borno as Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram fighters engaged in fierce battle. It was gathered that the attack started after the insurgents stormed the town to attack a military formation. Military sources, however, hinted that they met stiff resistance from troops. In terse statement, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations, told Eastern Reporter that the troops were dealing with the terrorists. Chukwu…

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Tell Nigerians the truth about Boko Haram – Fayose challenges FG

Tell Nigerians the truth about Boko Haram – Fayose challenges FG

The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has called on the federal government to tell Nigerians the truth about ‘Boko Haram overrunning the military base in Borno State. Fayose said this while reacting to reports that Boko Haram killed some soldiers during an attack in Gudumbale, Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State. Borno State deputy governor, Usman Mamman Durkwa had on Saturday confirmed that Boko Haram attacked a military base located in Gudumbali, the…

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Boko Haram: Survivors recount attack on military base in Gudumbali

Boko Haram: Survivors recount attack on military base in Gudumbali

Survivors of Saturday’s attack by Boko Haram in Gudumbale, Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State, have recounted their near-death ordeal during the incident. Scores of insurgents in gun trucks and various caliber of arms, stormed the town and attacked a military base, a battle that lasted for about 12 hours. Some of the survivors who spoke to NAN after finding their way to Maiduguri on Sunday evening expressed different feelings over the incident. Hajja…

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2019: Army assures INEC of adequate security in Borno

2019: Army assures INEC of adequate security in Borno

The Nigerian Army has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its support and assistance that will enable the commission carry out its constitutional responsibility of conducting the 2019 general election especially in the North-Eastern part of the country. The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Biu gave this assurance in Maiduguri when the Resident Electoral Commissioner Borno State, Mohammed Magaji paid him a courtesy call in his office. The…

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Boko Haram go wild again, kill dozens in Borno

Boko Haram go wild again, kill dozens in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents have killed scores of people in the last three days in Borno. The Police Command on Monday announced that a high number of casualties was recorded after the sect attacked Malari, Guzamala Local Government Area. The Commissioner for Police, Damian Chukwu, told journalists in Maiduguri that about 40 houses were burnt. He said: “Boko Haram group attacked Malari village in Guzamala local government area at about 2000hrs three days ago, luckily enough…

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