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Local news for Maiduguri, Nigeria continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Monday | 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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Monday | 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

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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Newstime Africa

Nigeria finds missing crew member from helicopter crash

The Nigerian authorities have found a missing crew member from an air force helicopter that crashed earlier Wednesday, defense spokesman Chris Olukolade has said.

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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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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

KTEN-TV Denison

Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen before or since.

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CBC News

Boko Haram blamed in killing of at least 100 in northeast Nigerian town

Imam Abubakar Shekau, pictured in 2012 in a video posted by Boko Haram sympathizers, is the leader of the radical Islamist sect.

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ABC News

Extremists Kill More Than 100 in Northeast Nigeria

A civilian defense spokesman and human rights activist say Boko Haram militants have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town just 85 kilometers from Nigeria's northeastern state capital of Maiduguri.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

KFVS12

Malaysia Airlines crash site search complicated by rebel control

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday demanded that an independent investigation take place into what downed the airplane.

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ABC News

Many Killed as Extremists Attack Nigerian Town

Boko Haram gunmen killed many villagers and set homes ablaze in a northeastern Nigerian town just 85 kilometers from the strategic center of Maiduguri before dawn Friday, according to survivors.

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