6 hrs ago
JTF bans Thuraya handsets, recharge cards in Borno
IN order to enhance its operational efficiency and precision by weakening the capacity of the insurgents to coordinate effectively, the military Joint Task Force , under its Special Operation Forces in Borno State, has banned the sale and use of Thuraya handsets in the area.
10 hrs ago
Military bans Thurayas in northeast Nigerian state of Borno; says Islamic militants use them
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16 hrs ago
Boko Haram Islamist militants kill nine school children in northern...
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17 hrs ago
Nigeria: Gunmen Kill 77 in Zamfara, Maiduguri
About 50 people were killed yesterday in Kizara village of Tsafe local government area of Zamfara State by group of gunmen suspected to be cattle wrestlers.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
23:59Islamist militants open fire at students in Nigeria
Suspected Islamist militants opened fire on a school in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, killing nine students, witnesses and a medical worker said, the second deadly attack on schools in three days.
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Islamists drive 19,000 farmers from north Nigeria
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Eleven killed in Nigeria school attack
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Eleven people were killed when suspected members of Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram attacked a school in the northeastern town of Damaturu.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Borno Govt faults FG's Gross Empowerment Scheme
Borno State Government has faulted the Federal Government's Gross Empowerment Scheme, GES, involving electronic fertilizer sales due to lack of telecommunications, which is a major component of the scheme.
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Garuta also told newsmen in Maiduguri, Bama road Motor Park yesterday that after torching another church in Hwa'a community, the gunmen also killed Rev.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Father hands over suspected Boko Haram member son to JTF
A 60-YEAR old businessman who alleged that his son was inducted into the Boko Haram sect and has killed several people in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has handed over the child to men of the Joint Task Force in Hausari ward, requesting that he be killed.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
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Gunmen Kill Cleric, Others In Borno
A MONTH after the Military Special Operations Force was deployed to combat Boko Haram insurgents in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, violence has erupted again in Borno, as gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamist terrorist's sect, Thursday, attacked four communities of Hwa'a, Kunde, Gathahure and Gjigga of Gwoza Hills settlements, torching ... (more)
Nigerian insurgents slaying schoolteachers, children
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - At the Ali Al Yaskari primary school, the classrooms are silent.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Boko Haram sacks 19,000 wheat, rice farmers in Boron
BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI The Managing Director of Chad Basin Development Authority , Dr Garba Abubakar Iliya has alerted Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state on the sacking of 19, 000 farmers from their wheat and rice fields by the armed Boko Haram insurgents; while harvesting 5, 000 hectres of wheat under the South Chad Irrigation Scheme , ... (more)
Muslim Persecution of Christians: The Spring Offensive
The Islamic jihad against Christians in Nigeria is proving to be the most barbaric.
Nigeria: Shekau's Wife, Others Freed
The Joint Task has released Hassana Yakubu, wife of the wanted leader of the Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau, sources close to the federal government's Dialogue and Amnesty Committee told Daily Trust yesterday.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
104 Boko Haram suspects set for release
About 104 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect, currently being held at the Kirikiri Minimum and Maximum prisons, Lagos, might soon be released.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
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Vigilantes target extremists in northeast Nigeria
As soldiers continue an offensive against radical Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, young men armed with machetes and sticks have now entered the streets of the region's biggest city, targeting suspected fighters.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
JTF, youths arrest 30 suspected Boko Haram members
IN a joint action, the military Joint Task Force and youth associations in Hausari, Fezzan and Bulabulin Gwange areas of Maiduguri have arrested 30 suspected Boko Haram members in various parts of the metropolis.
Military's shutdown of NE Nigeria telecoms disrupts trade
With mobile phone signals shut down since 15 May in large parts of three northeastern states following a military offensive against Boko Haram Islamists, anxious residents say the sick are cut off from medical help, commercial supplies are dwindling and food prices rising.