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10 Killed In Benue-Nasarawa Border Attack

10 Killed In Benue-Nasarawa Border Attack

Ten persons were yesterday killed in Yelwata, a border town between Nasarawa and Benue States, following an attack by unidentified gunmen in the community. According to a source, the victims were attacked in Yelwata by some hoodlums while on transit with some members of their families outside Nasarawa State. The hoodlums, it was revealed, attacked […]

15 Killed In Foiled Attack On Maiduguri

15 Killed In Foiled Attack On Maiduguri

Six Boko Haram suicide bombers were Sunday night killed in a foiled attack on Maiduguri which led to 15 deaths, while 83 people were injured. A Nigerian soldier was also killed in the attack. The military, in a statement by the spokesman of the counter-insurgency operation in the North-east, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu said: “Troops of Operation Lafiya […]

Troops Kill 4 Boko Haram Insurgents, Neutralise 4 Suicide Bombers

Troops Kill 4 Boko Haram Insurgents, Neutralise 4 Suicide Bombers

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops killed four Boko Haram insurgents at Malumti village on the fringes of Sambisa forest. Brigadier Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed in a statement in Maiduguri, said the troops killed the insurgents in an ambush while trying to escape ongoing […]

Boko Haram Returns 105 Abducted Dapchi Girls, Five Dead

Boko Haram Returns 105 Abducted Dapchi Girls, Five Dead

Exactly 33 days after they were abducted, 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, located in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government area of Yobe State, were Wednesday morning returned. However, THISDAY exclusively gathered that out of the 110 students returned, five were dead already.  Speaking to THISDAY on the condition of anonymity, […]

Police Arrest Herdsman With Military Rifle

Police Arrest Herdsman With Military Rifle

As peace gradually returns to Daffo rural communities in Bokkos Local Government of Plateau, the state’s Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a herdsman with a military AK 47 rifle. Mr Terna Tyopev, the command spokesman, who confirmed the arrest on Sunday in Jos, gave the rifle’s number as HC2614. He said that the […]

Leave Our Daughters Alone – Aisha Buhari Laments About Dapchi Girls

Leave Our Daughters Alone – Aisha Buhari Laments About Dapchi Girls

From the president’s wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari, came yesterday words of comfort for the distraught parents of all abducted schoolgirls. Mrs. Buhari said she shared in their sorrow and agony. She said she shared the agony of especially parents of the abducted Chibok and Dapchi school girls. She spoke in Abuja while delivering a speech […]

Boko Haram Kills Three Humanitarian Workers In Borno State

Boko Haram Kills Three Humanitarian Workers In Borno State

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday described the attack and killing of humanitarian workers in Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State on Thursday night by Boko Haram as Godless, brutish, an act that would only hasten the group’s destructive end. The President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the United Nations […]

Boko Haram Victims Totally Dependent On External Aid

Boko Haram Victims Totally Dependent On External Aid

The charity Doctors Without Borders says hundreds of thousands of people displaced in remote areas of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgency are totally dependent on external aid for survival. Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French acronym, MSF, describes the living conditions of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced […]

Parents Weep As Alleged Rescue Of Dapchi Schoolgirls Turn False

Parents Weep As Alleged Rescue Of Dapchi Schoolgirls Turn False

Parents and guardians of the missing schoolgirls in Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, broke into tears when Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam visited them without saying a word on the whereabouts of the girls. Addressing the parents at the District Head’s palace in Dapchi on Thursday, the governor urged the parents to remain faithful as […]

Schoolgirls Abducted As Boko Haram Attacks Yobe Town

Schoolgirls Abducted As Boko Haram Attacks Yobe Town

Fleeing members of Boko Haram last night attacked Dapchi town in Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe State. Details of the attack were still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, but THISDAY confirmed that the insurgents carted away foodstuffs. However, the rumoured abduction of scores of schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School […]