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7 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Boko Haram: Mass exodus in Dikwa; Emir, DPO, locals flee over fear of attack

Reports reaching DailyPost from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital reveal that the Shehu of Dikwa, Alhaji Abba Tor Shehu Masta II has relocated from his domain for fear of Boko Haram attack.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

In-depth Africa

'Boko Haram occupies churches in Borno, Adamawa'

The Director Social Communications, Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Fr. Gidoen Obasogie, on Thursday said the Boko Haram insurgents have taken over the entire Madagali town and Parish Rectory of the Catholic Church in the area.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Vanguard

Military uncovers terrorists' new tricks

Fresh indication has emerged that terrorists are currently employing new tricks to beat security checks.

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Al Jazeera

Boko Haram seizes town after soldiers 'flee'

Boko Haram has seized control of a Nigerian town after hundreds of soldiers stationed there reportedly fled across the border to Cameroon, a police source said.

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KAUZ

Nigeria soldiers who fled into Cameroon head home

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AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Low Turnout in Hospitals As Doctors Suspend Strike

Abuja, Bauchi, Lokoja, Maiduguri, Calabar, Owerri, Yola, Lagos - There was low turnout of patients at hospitals across the country yesterday after the Nigerian Medical Association called off its nationwide strike while many doctors were yet to resume work in some hospitals, a situation our correspondents attributed to internal arrangements within ... (more)

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Yahoo!

Thousands flee to Cameroon after Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

A Boko Haram attack on a border town in northeast Nigeria forced thousands of people to flee on Monday, in a fresh assault indicating the militants' growing ability to strike at will.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

In-depth Africa

Gwoza: The troubled town

Gwoza is a Local Government Area of Borno State. Its headquarters is in the town of Gwoza, a border town about 135 kilometres Southeast ofMaiduguri, the state capital.

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In-depth Africa

Policemen Missing In Borno Attack

The Nigeria Police Forces spokesman, Emmanuel Chukwu, said several policemen are still missing in last Wednesday's attacks by Boko Haram gunmen on the Anti-riot Police Training School, Limankara, Borno State.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

DFW Catholic

Boko Haram kidnap dozens in attack on village

Maiduguri, Nigeria, Aug 23, 2014 / 03:37 pm .- Locals in Baga, Nigeria say the town is one of the latest targets of Boko Haram's attacks, while a group of soldiers say they will not fight the militants until they have more adequate equipment.

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In-depth Africa

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Report says several people were killed in the latest attack, while buildings and other property were destroyed.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Vanguard

Bama Helicopter Crash: Airforce buries fallen hero

By Kingsley Omonobi The Nigeria Air force yesterday buried late flight Lieutenant Akweke Junior Nwakile who died in a helicopter crash in Bama, Borno State on 21 July amidst wailing and grieving by family members and friends of the young officer.

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CPJ Press Freedom Online

Soldiers harass Nigerian daily over report on military

Nigerian authorities should stop harassing the independent newspaper the Daily Trust and allow its journalists to cover the news freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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In-depth Africa

7th Division soldiers storm Daily Trust, warns newspaper to retract story on alleged mutiny

Armed soldiers from 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Thursday, stormed the Maiduguri Northeast regional office of Media Trust, publishers of Daily Trust Newspaper.

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Thousands receive aid after Boko Haram siege

Nearly 11 500 people from one town in north-east Nigeria are receiving emergency aid after fleeing Boko Haram militants, the country's main relief agency said on Thursday.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

United Nations

Restoring dignity, ensuring - safe space' for returning Nigerian schoolgirls critical - " UN official

Students at a school operated by Future Prowess Islamic Foundation in Maiduguri, Nigeria, which provides free primary education for orphans and vulnerable children.

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AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Soldiers Rebel over Lack of Weapons to Fight Boko Haram

A group of soldiers in the North-eastern part of the country is refusing to fight Islamist sect, Boko Haram, until they receive better equipment, one of the mutineers has told the BBC Hausa Service.

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Iol.co.za

Nigerian troops 'mutiny' over weapons

Dozens of Nigerian soldiers have refused to deploy for an offensive against Boko Haram Islamists until they receive better weapons, several of the mutineers told AFP on Wednesday.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

In-depth Africa

2015: Borno APC loses state executive members to PDP

The All Progressive Congress, APC in Borno state is losing its top members to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP with a recent declaration of the APC state Secretary, Hon.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Vanguard

Protest of soldiers'Families

THE ongoing war against Boko Haram insurgency recorded another mutinous oddity recently when wives and children of army troops barricaded Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri, thus preventing them from being moved to the war front.

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