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The Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI) was, on Thursday, in the reclaimed town of Bama, Borno state, where internally displaced persons were returning after three years of displacement. The PCNI team, led by its deputy chairman, Tijjani Tumsa, took a tour of the entire town after which it ...

At least four people were killed when Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked northeast Nigeria's biggest city, the emergency services said on Friday, ... The Borno state police gave a lower death toll of two, including a member of the civilian militia assisting the military with security against Boko Haram.
Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who last year lost the post of the National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a long battle that was finally settled at the Supreme Court, will rejoin the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) this afternoon. Sheriff, a former governor of Borno State and ...
In August 2014, the group seized Gamboru, a trading hub along with the neighbouring town of Ngala. Nigerian troops retook both towns in September 2015 with the help of Chadian forces following a months-long offensive. Despite the recapture of the area which saw residents moving back, Boko Haram ...
For years, the North-east region especially Borno State has come under incessant attacks from Boko Haram insurgents. In this report, Ugo Aliogo examines the efforts of international non-governmental organisations to address the needs of internally displaced persons in the state. Before his very eyes the ...

“Boko Haram reportedly also detained thousands of civilians in its camps and in towns under its control in Borno state and other undetermined areas in the north-east of Nigeria, including in the Sambisa forest, around Lake Chad, and near the Gorsi mountains in Cameroon. For example, in Bama town, hundreds of men ...
Nigeria on April 14 marked four years since Boko Haram abducted more than 200 schoolgirls from the remote town of Chibok, with renewed calls for their release and that of thousands ... Nigerian troops retook both towns in September 2015 with the help of Chadian forces following a months-long offensive.
Security Operatives in Bama town of Bama local government area of Borno State, northeast Nigeria, monday night foiled a suicide attack in the town. ... PPRO Borno State Command on Tuesday morning, said, at about 10pm Monday night, three suicide bombers who attempted to infiltrate Bama town ...
At least four persons were killed and eight others injured as two suicide bombers attacked a mosque in Bama town of Borno State in the early hours of Sunday, officials have said. The attack comes about three weeks after the Borno State Government sanctioned the return of internally displaced persons ...
“Yes, five lives were lost in the village but operatives of the police mobile force and soldiers repelled them and succeeded in killing five bandits and recovered some weapons.” In Borno, two female suicide bombers, also on Sunday, attacked a mosque in Bama town, killing two other persons and injuring ...
Armed conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian State in the north-east of Nigeria has resulted in significant displacement, with a total of 1.75 million internally displaced persons (IDP) in the region, over 90 per cent of whom are in the Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.1 Disputes between IDPs and ...
KEY FINDINGS: • Most of Guzamala Local Government Area (LGA) in Borno State, Nigeria, has been inaccessible to humanitarian actors since 2014 when the conflict ... Historic displacement out of Guzamala LGA in 2014 initially showed many households displacing locally to other nearby villages.
Nigerian Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from villages on islands in Lake Chad, in eastern Monguno and Marte Local Government Areas (LGAs) have been arriving in the town of Monguno since the start of 2018, following recent clashes between the Nigerian government and Armed Opposition Groups ...
Chineme Okafor writes on the forced exodus of some prosperous businessmen from Bama and neighbouring towns in Borno State because of the Boko .... Though not from Bama, but with similar story as that of Ali, another displaced trader, Mallam Modu Bukar, whose town, Malam Fatori was invaded by ...
Historically, Bama is one of the towns that constituted the Dikwa Emirate – a successor to the famous Borno Empire. It is fairly close to Nigeria's border with Cameroon on the northern flank, and once was a thriving commercial hub. It is also Borno's second largest town after Damboa. Its geographical ...
(Maiduguri, 2 April 2018): The UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Yassine Gaba, currently Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim, strongly condemns the deadly combined attack which took place near Belle Village, in the outskirts of Borno State's capital, Maiduguri, on Sunday 1 April.

Borno State Government, in northeast Nigeria, on Saturday began the phased resettlement of 120,000 persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in ... The Federal Government also instituted a Bama Initiative, to fast track reconstruction activities of the town in view of the large scale damage caused by ...
Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked two villages on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri late Sunday, killing at least 15 people, ... Borno state governor Kashim Shettima, speaks to a victim of suicide bomb attack as they receive treatment at a hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria Monday, ...
Kashim Shettima of Borno on Monday described the Boko Haram insurgents' Sunday night attack on communities in Jere Local Government Area of the ... terrorists in an attempt to infiltrate into Maiduguri through Bale Kura, Bale Shuwari, Jamine and Alkaramti villages in Jere local government area of the ...
FILE PHOTO: Nigerian soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. ... At least 18 people were killed and 84 wounded when Boko Haram jihadists clashed with Nigerian soldiers near the northeastern city of Maiduguri overnight, ...
The suspected Boko Haram attack took place late Friday in the northeast Borno state capital of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the group's Islamist insurgency. The girls, estimated to be between the ages of 13 and 18, attacked the Zawuya settlement on the outskirts of Maiduguri, killing two people, residents told ...
Confirming the Muna Zawiya suicide attacks, though Contradictory to that of the military, Police Public Relations of Borno State Command, DSP Edet Okon, in a statement earlier said, “At about 2149hrs yesterday, 30/3/18 four (4) female suicide bombers infiltrated Muna Zawiya village in Mafa LGA outskirt of ...
NEMA's Northeast Zonal Coordinator, Mr Bashir Garga, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said that the blast occurred outside the town. Garga disclosed that the suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strapped to their bodies behind the security trench at Muna Garage area ...
In February 2018, humanitarian partners and the Government of Nigeria officially launched the Humanitarian Response Plan, based on priorities and ... to implementing 173 projects aimed at providing in life-saving assistance to 6.1 million women, children and men in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
The kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls from Dapchi last month is the latest event to cast doubt on the Nigerian government's claims that Boko Haram has been technically defeated. Unfortunately, the attack should have come as no surprise. Since 2015, the jihadist group has lost significant territorial control and ...
Aisa ya Maida, who lost her husband during an attack on her home in Magumeri, a Local Government Authority (LGA) in Borno State, fled to Mashumari village in Konduga (a neighbouring LGA) with her seven children where she resettled in an informal camp. With no income and few belongings she ...
The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, Tuesday led hundreds of farmers in the state to launch a pyramid of rice in Maiduguri, the state capital. The thousands of bags that was piled into a pyramid at the city's civic centre, Ramat Square, was a demonstration of the bumper harvest recorded in parts of ...
In Cameroon's Far North region, around 30 attacks were recorded in January alone in which around 20 people were killed, homes destroyed, livestock and property looted. Military operations have triggered displacements and restricted humanitarian assistance. Some 8,000 Cameroonians fled their homes ...
Twelve thousand (12,000) IDPs have been screened at the IDPs camps housing victims of the Boko Haram insurgency from Bama local government for resettlement in the first phase of returning IDPs to their towns and villages across the local government. Addressing Journalists on Tuesday in Maiduguri, ...
The Nigerian government has been urged to show more commitment in the fight against Lassa fever. Lassa fever is a hemorrhagic disease which has been ravaging the country since it was first discovered in 1969 in a town in Borno State. This year's outbreak, however, happens to be the worst the country ...
Dire living conditions in Nigeria's capital for thousands who escaped the armed group's violence in the northeast. ... "I used to be a farmer in Chinene village. ... In Abuja, there are more than 10,000 people who escaped the country's dangerous northeast to the city, according to a spokesman for IDPs.
Residents of the Nigerian town of Dapchi were hoping Sunday for the release of the last schoolgirl, who is also a Christian, from among a group of more than 100 ... National police chief Ibrahim Idris told reporters Saturday in Maiduguri, capital of neighbouring Borno State, the girl "may be released today".
Reverend Jonah Hamidu Freeson is Borno State Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). Freeson is also the General Overseer of Christ Shepherd House, Maiduguri, which he founded after quitting Nigeria Police as a counter- terrorism expert. In this interview, the PFN leader speaks on ...
Nigerian military reopens Maiduguri-Bama-Banki Road held by Boko Haram for years ... It was a joyous moment for the residents of Maiduguri and Bama towns of Borno state as the military officially reopened the major road that links the two ... “This road links three African countries with Nigeria,” he said.
National police chief Ibrahim Idris told reporters Saturday in Maiduguri, capital of neighbouring Borno State, the girl "may be released today". Idris said he cancelled a visit to Dapchi to avoid any "security hitch" in the town before Leah's arrival, without providing further details. But on Sunday, a spokesman ...
Idris disclosed this during an emergency visit to Borno, one of the states facing Boko Haram insurgency for about nine years. ... and men in the state, Idris said the Force was also rebuilding and re-equipping the Police Mobile Training School at Limankara village in Gwoza Council and had already deployed ...
Boarding schools have been shut indefinitely in the northeast Nigerian state most affected by Boko Haram violence, the government has said, in the latest ... Meanwhile, the UN said it has resumed operations in the town of Rann in northeast Nigeria, just over three weeks after a Boko Haram attack killed ...
“Sequel to the unfortunate recent attack on Rann town in Kala-Balge Local Government Council by Boko Haram, urgent and immediate measures will be taken jointly by the Borno Government, the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies to forestall future occurrences there and in other ...
Dapchi girls: Boarding schools have been shut indefinitely in the northeast Nigerian state most affected by Boko Haram violence, the government has ... of those in (the state capital) Maiduguri and (the town of) Biu, will close down with immediate effect until further notice,” the Borno state government said.
An informal IDP camp in Dikwa (Borno state, Nigeria) where 191 households are settled. Their village, Kaza, has been ... school in Chibok, Nigeria. It is believed to be behind the kidnapping last month of 110 schoolgirls from the Nigerian town of Dapchi, most of whom were safely returned this week. Overall ...
Following eight years of conflict in Northeast Nigeria, the region is experiencing significant humanitarian needs. Approximately 1.5 million people were internally displaced across Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa States as of the start of 2018, and in Borno State, the area most heavily affected by the crisis, 41% ...
During the month of February, both directly and through partnerships, WFP provided food and nutrition assistance to 1.2 million people (95 percent of the plan) through in-kind distributions (68 percent of total intervention) and cash-based transfers (32 percent) in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.
Her father, Bashir Manzo, who's the head of a parents' association for the missing girls, told CNN: "We have admitted her at the hospital," Manzo said. "It's mixed feeling of joy and pain in Dapchi town. Parents who have not seen their daughters are anxious." Adamu Alhaji-Deri was observing early morning ...
“Sequel to the unfortunate recent attack on Rann town in Kala-Balge LGA by Boko Haram, urgent and immediate measures will be taken jointly by the Borno State Government and the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies to forestall future occurrences there and in other vulnerable ...
The Borno State Government has approved the closure of all boarding secondary schools located outside Maiduguri, the state capital. ... Rann town in Kala-Balge LGA by Boko Haram, urgent and immediate measures will be taken jointly by the Borno State Government and the Nigerian Armed Forces and ...
... to the Borno State government. The project, which was said to have gulped over a million dollars was executed with co-funding from the government of Japan. Ngwom, a village of Mafa local government, a few kilometers away from the metropolitan city of Maiduguri, was a community with a reputation as ...
The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had arrested an alleged high profile Boko Haram insurgent, Bubayi Isa, in Adamawa. ... Lafiya Dole on March 20, arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Bubayi Isa from Panama village, Gunda District, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State following a tip off.
The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had arrested an alleged high profile Boko Haram insurgent, Bubayi Isa, in Adamawa. ... Lafiya Dole on March 20, arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Bubayi Isa from Panama village, Gunda District, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State following a tip off.
The Borno State Government has approved the closure of all boarding secondary schools located outside Maiduguri, the state capital. ... Rann town in Kala-Balge LGA by Boko Haram, urgent and immediate measures will be taken jointly by the Borno State Government and the Nigerian Armed Forces and ...


 

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