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Boko Haram Attacks Humanitarian Workers, Three Feared Killed, Two Reportedly Kidnapped

Boko Haram Attacks Humanitarian Workers, Three Feared Killed, Two Reportedly Kidnapped

Three people were feared killed on Sunday when suspected members of the Boko Haram attacked humanitarian workers in Borno State. Two others were also reportedly kidnapped by the insurgents, sources told PREMIUM TIMES. The insurgents carried out the attack along the Maiduguri-Monguno road. Credible sources within the UN system in Maiduguri, Borno State, confirmed the […]

Women And Al-Shabaab’s Insurgency In Somalia

Women And Al-Shabaab’s Insurgency In Somalia

What’s new? Women form an important social base for the Islamist Al-Shabaab insurgency in Somalia. Some help it recruit, generate funds and carry out operations. These understudied realities partly explain the insurgency’s resilience. Why does it matter? Understanding what Al-Shabaab offers Somali women, despite its brutal violence, patriarchal ethos and rigid gender norms, and, in […]

Bombers Attack Kpanche Community In Kogi State

Bombers Attack Kpanche Community In Kogi State

No fewer than 16 persons have been reportedly killed in the Sunday attacks on Kpanche and other communities in the Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State. The traditional ruler of Mozum community in the area, Alhaji Khalid Bukar, who put the number of casualties at 16, told newsmen in Lokoja that the attacks started […]

UN Condemns The Brutal Attack Of Civilians In North East, Nigeria

UN Condemns The Brutal Attack Of Civilians In North East, Nigeria

The UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Yassine Gaba, has strongly condemned the deadly combined attack which took place Sunday April 1 near Belle Village, on the outskirts of Maiduguri. According to local sources, at least 34 civilians lost their lives in this attack and some 90 others were injured. “The recent weeks have […]

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 […]

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali will deploy additional troops to its central region in a bid to halt an escalation of Islamist militant attacks as pressure mounts to stabilize the West African nation before elections later this year. “Our biggest concern is the security of central Mali,” Security Minister Salif Traore said Monday in an interview in the capital, […]

Six Killed In Suicide Attacks On Two IDP Camps In Maiduguri

Six Killed In Suicide Attacks On Two IDP Camps In Maiduguri

Suicide bombers on Sunday night attacked two internally displaced persons’ (IDP) camps in Maiduguri, Borno State, leaving six dead and several others injured. According to the spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Abdulkadir Ibrahim, three suicide bombers, a male and two females, attacked both Dalori 1 and Dalori 2 IDP camps — two […]

Major General Attahiru Becomes The New Commander Of Operation Lafiya Dole

Major General Attahiru Becomes The New Commander Of Operation Lafiya Dole

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole counterinsurgency force in north-east Nigeria, Lucky Irabor, is now the head of the Multi-National Joint Task Force as its Field Commander, a statement from the army headquarters, Abuja, disclosed. Mr. Irabor, a major general, is being replaced by I. Attahiru, also a major general, as the new Commander […]

Unicef Welcomes The Release Of About 600 Women, Children

Unicef Welcomes The Release Of About 600 Women, Children

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has welcomed the release of nearly 600 women and children held under administrative custody on alleged association with Boko Haram militants. They were released from Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State. UNICEF, in a release stated that, the action of the Nigerian army on Tuesday was […]

Twin Bombs Hit Maiduguri

Twin Bombs Hit Maiduguri

ABOUT 48 hours after a twin bomb blasts that rocked Madagali market, Yola, where 56 were reported dead and 177 injured, another twin blast hit Maiduguri on Sunday. Number of causalities as at press time was unconfirmed. Police spokesperson, Victor Isuku, confirmed the blasts, which he said was near Old NEPA office. Alhaji Danbatta, a […]

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