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Boko Haram Attacks Travellers, Villagers Near Maiduguri

Boko Haram Attacks Travellers, Villagers Near Maiduguri

Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram members Tuesday evening staged an attack on a convoy of travellers near Molai, a village at the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The convoy of travellers was guarded by soldiers, but this did not deter the insurgents. The gunmen reportedly travelled from Damboa to the outskirts of […]

IGP Squad Arrests Boko Haram Kingpin

IGP Squad Arrests Boko Haram Kingpin

Umar, one of the deadliest and most wanted Boko Haram leaders, has been arrested by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Unit (IRT). Umar is believed to be the mastermind of the Kuje and Nyanya, Abuja Bombings Of 2015. The suspect was also fingered in the killings of several policemen in Abuja and civilians […]

12 Soldiers Killed, Dozens Missing In Battle With Insurgents

12 Soldiers Killed, Dozens Missing In Battle With Insurgents

At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in Borno State, three military sources said yesterday. This is coming as the $1billion earmarked for the purchase of arms and ammunition to aid the military in the fight against terrorism in the North-east region is now mired […]

UN Withdraws Staff From Rann As Boko Haram Attacks IDPs’ Camp

UN Withdraws Staff From Rann As Boko Haram Attacks IDPs’ Camp

 Scene of last night attack at Rann in Kala Balge local government The United Nations Department of Safety and Security has warned all humanitarian workers currently working in Rann to evacuate their staff following last night’s attack on the Internally Displaced Persons’ Camp (IDPs camp). The UN issued the warning in a statement seen by […]

Dapchi School Reopens Nine Months After…

Dapchi School Reopens Nine Months After…

Academic activities have resumed at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, where Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 schoolgirls on February 19. The Principal of the school, Adama Abdulkarim, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Dapchi that, at least, 80 per cent of the students and teachers had resumed. “More […]

Eight Killed, Women Kidnapped, Houses Burnt In Boko Haram Attack On IDP Camp

Eight Killed, Women Kidnapped, Houses Burnt In Boko Haram Attack On IDP Camp

The United Nations office in Nigeria on Thursday issued a statement condemning an attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri during which at least eight persons were killed and some women abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen. The incident which occurred Wednesday night is one of the deadliest attacks on civilians, and […]

Humanitarian Groups Seek Ways To Reduce Attacks On Aid Workers

Humanitarian Groups Seek Ways To Reduce Attacks On Aid Workers

In Nigeria, Boko Haram militants recently abducted and killed two aid workers. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, civilians threw stones at Ebola health workers, a day after rebels shot and killed two medics with the Congolese army. London-based research group Humanitarian Outcomes says 139 humanitarian aid workers were killed worldwide in 2017, with another […]

Aid And Few Others Killed By Boko Haram

Aid And Few Others Killed By Boko Haram

Few aid agencies operate in Nigeria’s volatile Borno State, where a faction of extremist group Boko Haram executed Hauwa Liman, 24, this week. A midwife with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), her killing underscores the dangers faced by humanitarian groups serving civilians in the region. Liman was one of three local aid […]

Boko Haram Wives Seek New Start As They Struggle With Stigma

Boko Haram Wives Seek New Start As They Struggle With Stigma

In a brand new, two-story building adjacent to a sluggish stream and low-cost housing units, dozens of women, all draped in brightly colored hijabs, listen to their teacher. He speaks to them in a mix of Hausa and Kanuri, explaining to them how they can save money and pool it together to form a cooperative. […]

Suicide Bomber Takes His Life In Failed Suicide Attempt In Borno market

Suicide Bomber Takes His Life In Failed Suicide Attempt In Borno market

The Borno Police Command on Sunday said tragedy was averted when a suicide bomber heading to the market mistakenly detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) killing himself alone. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, who confirmed the incident in a statement released in Maiduguri, said the incident occurred on Saturday, at about 7:20 p.m. […]

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