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Wednesday | In-depth Africa

Boko Haram: Army to deploy 600 Commandos over Damboa in Borno

The number of troops seen heading to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital in the last one week suggests that, the rumour that the leadership of the nation's Military has concluded plans to reclaim Damboa local government area from the hands of the insurgents.

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Wednesday | In-depth Africa

Nigeria: Who is afraid of General Muhammadu Buhari?

The attempt to snuff life out of one of Nigeria's most revered former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, in a fiendish operation which would have passed for a routine Boko Haram attack if their hand had performed their enterprise, would have thrown Nigeria in turmoil of unimaginable proportions as President Jonathan submitted days ago.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Vanguard

Police confirm death of 2 female bombers, 3 others in Kano blasts

He said the first incident happened around 10.30 a.m. at an NNPC Mega Filling Station in Hotoro on Maiduguri Road in Nasarawa local government area.

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Vanguard

Two refugees slaughtered by gunmen in Borno

BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI Two people suspected to be amongst the over 10,000 displaced persons taking refuge in Shaffa District of Hawul Local Government Area of Borno state were over the weekend slaughtered by gunmen suspected to be members of dreaded Boko Haram sect.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Mashable

Boko Haram Kidnaps Wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister, Official Says

People gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion, at the central market, in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

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AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Boko Haram - Maiduguri Residents Remain Indoor During Sallah

There is increased security alert in Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram with heavy security checkpoints in the troubled town as the military and security agencies take precaution to ward off anticipated attack on the town by the terrorist group during the El-Eid-Fitri celebration.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Vanguard

SALLAH: Military restricts movement in Maiduguri

"The report at the disposal of the security agencies reveals that terrorists have perfected plans to launch multiple bomb explosions in Maiduguri metropolis", the statement said.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

In-depth Africa

Boko Haram flees Damboa, head for Lagos

Members of the civilian JTF in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital have arrested 5 members of the Boko Haram insurgents who came into Damboa to board vehicle at the Kano motor park .

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Vanguard

Monarch, 15 others killed in Borno

AGAIN: MONARCH, 15 OTHERS KILLED IN BORNO BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram terrorists Thursday invaded Garubula village of Biu local Government area of Borno state killing the District Head, Alhaji Ibrahim Dawi and 11 others.

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In-depth Africa

Mr. Djinnit condemns the renewal of heinous attacks in Nigeria

DAKAR, Sngal, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization / - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and High Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mr. Said Djinnit, strongly condemns the killing of civilians perpetrated over the week-end and yesterday reportedly by the Boko Haram group in the town of ... (more)

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Vanguard

Missing Air Force crew member found alive - DHQ

The Defence Headquarters said on Wednesday that the engineer crew member of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 helicopter earlier declared missing had been found alive.

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In-depth Africa

Borno awards N162.5m contract for renovation of 51-year-old abattoir

To prevent the contamination of tuberculosis, anthrax and other contagious diseases from consumption and processing of meat, the Borno State Government is to renovate the 51-year old Maiduguri Main Abattoir at the cost of N162.5 million.

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In-depth Africa

Defence ministry says body of technician who died in Mi-15 crash is missing

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters says the body of the technician who was killed in the Airforce Mi-35 crash on Monday in Bama, Borno state is missing.

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In-depth Africa

Reuben Abati and His Moronic Defense of Goodluck Jonathan

It is a shame that Reuben Abati has chosen to be on the side of a sinking navy instead of calling a May Day warning.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The China Post

15,000 people displaced after Boko Haram raid in Nigeria

A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa displaced more than 15,000 people, an official said Monday, as the security forces sent reinforcements to flush out the Islamist fighters.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

In-depth Africa

Damboa attacks: 15,204 displaced persons take refuge in Biu, Maiduguri

The National Emergency Management Agency on Monday revealed that 15,204 persons have been displaced by the weekend's attack on Damboa town, in Borno south, Northeast Nigeria.

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In-depth Africa

Nigerian Air Force Jet crashes in Borno State

A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 helicopter that was on a training mission crashed this afternoon in South Bama, Borno.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 100 In Borno; Seizes Strategic Town Of Damboa

Boko Haram hoisted its black al Qaeda-inspired flag above the strategic town of Damboa in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, with an estimated more than 100 of the town's residents killed by the militant group since Thursday.

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Reuters

Nigeria Islamists kill more than 40 in northeast

Suspected Islamists raided the remote northeast Nigerian town of Damboa over the weekend, shooting dead more than 40 residents and burning down houses in a familiar pattern of killing that has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes this year.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

News24

.com | Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

Zimbabwe says it is ready to host the 34th SADC summit, with a report saying, however that the cash-strapped government is banking on financial support from the private and corporate sectors to host the meeting.

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