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 cities, towns and villages of Borno state, Nigeria

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BBC reports that insurgents that stormed Sabon Garin Kimba, some 140 kilometres (88 miles) southwest of the Borno State capital Maiduguri, were scores in number.
The Borno government said on Tuesday that it had reconstructed 60 per cent of the estimated 10,000 private houses destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in Bama Local Government Area.

Mr. Abdullahi told the news agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri on Tuesday that the insurgents had also invaded Mittiri, Akalli and Arribbari villages in the same Konduga local government area. "Our intelligence report had indicated that the ... The News ...
This screen grab image taken on September 25, 2016 from a video released on YouTube by Islamist group Boko Haram shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau making a statement at an undisclosed location.
On 2 March, Cameroon and Nigeria together with UNHCR signed a tripartite agreement on the voluntary repatriation of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon. Chad. POLIO VACCINATION ... However, new cases erupted last year in Borno State in neighbouring Nigeria ...
What does a "smart city" look like in urban areas of northern Nigeria - where communities tackle not only traditional urban development challenges of poor infrastructure service delivery and limited formal sector employment opportunities, but also ...

Polio vaccinators in Nigeria over the weekend joined more than 190000 of their counterparts from 12 other countries across west and Central Africa to immunize more than 116 million children over the next week.
Boko Haram Islamists raided a village in northeast Nigeria, in the latest rampage to steal food and medical supplies, as fears grew of more attacks, locals and security personnel said on Sunday.
On Sunday, residents in the town of Magumeri, some 50 kilometres northwest of Maiduguri, said Boko Haram fighters were mobilising in nearby villages. "The fighters have been mobilising since yesterday (Saturday) and we don't know where they intend to ...
Between then and now, more incidents of suicide bombings in Borno State have occurred. And how many ... I also watched a recent video of the group in which three persons were brutally shot dead in a village gathering, for allegedly collaborating with ...
Between then and now, more incidents of suicide bombings in Borno State have occurred. And how many ... I also watched a recent video of the group in which three persons were brutally shot dead in a village gathering, for allegedly collaborating with ...
The United Nations High Commission for refugees (UNHCR) has called on countries surrounding Nigeria, especially Cameroun, to continue to keep their borders open, so as to allow access to territory and asylum procedures to persons fleeing crisis areas ...
Alhaji Mohammed Indimi, a Maiduguri based billionaire and In-law to President Muhammadu Buhari has described Governor Kashim Shettima's records of achievements in Borno as unbelievable, saying it surprises him, how the Governor has changed the faces of ...
... attention that is very similar in nature to the global #BringBackOurGirls plea when 276 female students were kidnapped from the government Secondary school in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria by the radical terrorist group Boko Haram in 2014.
What does a "smart city" look like in urban areas of northern Nigeria - where communities tackle not only traditional urban development challenges of poor infrastructure service delivery and limited formal sector employment opportunities, but also ...
ALHAJI ABDULLAHI ABDU LASISI is the Sarkin Yarabawan Arewacin Borno (The Chief of Yoruba in Northern Borno), Borno State. In his chat with ...
Crop failures brought on by climate change, combined with conflicts that have forced entire villages from their land, have caused the onset of famine in four countries across Africa and the Middle East.

The State Security Service, the Criminal Investigation Bureau of the Nigeria police, as well as the Civilian-JTF have individually indicted the Nigerian military over the recent attack on Magumeri village in Borno State by the Boko Haram insurgent group.
The 73-year-old archbishop of Nigeria's capital city, Abuja, is one of the African church's most prominent figures and was in Rome this week for a theology conference taking place at the University of Notre Dame's "global gateway" centre.
There is continuous influx of IDPs to existing camps and to Local government Areas accessible towns such as Mafa, Bama, Maiduguri MC, Konduga, Ngala, Gamboru Ngala, Banki, Chibok and Damboa.
bomb blasts in Nigeria Multiple blasts killed four people and injured eight others in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the state police commissioner said. Borno police Commissioner Damian Chukwu said three blasts occurred near the Muna ...
"On 1st and 2nd March, 2017, at Ngalda Town of Fika LGA, Yobe State and Nagazi area of Adavi LGA, Kogi State, Abdulazeez UMARU and Nuhu USMAN a.k.
The United Nations refugee agency has criticised Cameroon for the forced return of hundreds of refugees to North-east Nigeria after they had fled from the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency. The UNHCR said forced returns had "continued unabated" despite an ...
Maiduguri, Nigeria (Reuters) - Multiple blasts killed four people and injured eight others in the northeastern Nigeria city of Maiduguri, the state police commissioner said on Wednesday. Borno police Commissioner Damian Chukwu said three blasts ...
The Nigeria Drug law enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it arrested 10 drug barons and 60 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) for alleged drug abuse and sale in IDP camps.
UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch told reporters in Geneva, Switzerland that commission's staff members in Nigeria had heard and documented accounts about Cameroon troops forcing refugees to return to Nigeria, "without allowing them time to collect their ...
Humanitarian and civil engineer Sulaiman Gumi of Nigeria has traveled to Louisville with his wife and 18-month-old daughter to celebrate World Water Day on Wednesday, and to raise awareness of his organization's work with local nonprofit WaterStep, ...
"So far this year, Cameroon has forcefully returned over 2,600 refugees to Nigerian border villages against their will," the UNHCR spokesperson said.
Displaced families stand at the main gate of a camp for internally displaced people at Monguno district of Borno State on February 14, 2017.
Humanitarian and civil engineer Sulaiman Gumi of Nigeria has traveled to Louisville with his wife and 18-month-old daughter to celebrate World Water Day on Wednesday, and to raise awareness of his organization's work with local nonprofit WaterStep, ...
UNHCR is particularly concerned as these forced returns have continued unabated after the governments of Nigeria and Cameroon signed a tripartite agreement with UNHCR in Yaounde on March 2 to facilitate the voluntary return of Nigerian refugees when ...
The Corps Commandant, Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the disclosure in an interview with the news agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
While struggling to restart her career in Europe, Syrian academic Oula Abu-Amsha found solace helping refugees in Jordan access higher education through the Jamiya Project and was reunited with her former students from Damascus University.
Four people were killed on Saturday evening when suicide bombers blew themselves up in a village on the outskirts of Maiduguri city in northeastern Nigeria, police said. Borno state police spokesman Victor Isuku said the incident occurred when three ...
The U.N. refugee agency is calling on Cameroon to stop forcibly deporting refugees to Nigeria in violation of international refugee law and a tripartite agreement recently signed by UNHCR, Nigeria, and Cameroon to ensure voluntary returns. ... In ...
On 14 March 2017, the 2017/8 Health Sector strategy was presented in Abuja to the donor and wider community by WHO on behalf of the Health Sector with support from representatives of Borno State Ministry of Health and health sector partners. The ...
Let's face it, Nigeria is an apartheid state. Apartheid, from the word "apartness" was the name given by the South African National Party in 1948 when it ...
In Borno, he received a hero's welcome. From Maiduguri International Airport to the venue of each of the numerous projects inaugurated on the occasion and to Borno State government House where he was accommodated during the two-day visit, the reception ...
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno on Monday appealed to the State government to improve current arrangements made for their feeding.
He added that Boko Haram remains strong in Nigeria, and took credit for suicide bombings in the city of Maiduguri in the northeast Nigerian State of Borno, Reuters reported. Nigeria's military has claimed at various points that it had killed Shekau ...
As severe hunger takes hold in northeast Nigeria, the U.N. estimates that nearly a half-million children under five will suffer from acute malnutrition this year, and 90,000 may die.
A statement by the police Public Relations Officer Borno Command, DSP Victor Isuku in Maiduguri yesterday, said, "About 2100hrs, three suicide bombers, a male and two females, attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri town through Umarari village in Molai ...
... their explosives on Saturday night in Borno State, North-east Nigeria. Spokesman of the Borno state police command, Isuku Victor confirmed the incident, saying the bombers, a male and 2 females, attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri town through a village.
1. A medical doctor identified as Dr Allwell Orji, on Sunday committed suicide on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. Report says the doctor asked his driver to park after receiving a call and jumped into the lagoon.
Three suicide bombers have attacked Ummarari Village in Jere Local government of Borno State killing a mother, her two children and a member of Civilian JTF.
A statement issued to newsmen, in Maiduguri by the public relations officer of the Borno state police command, DSP Victor Isuku, said the three bombers, a male and two females attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri town through Umarari village in molai ...
Three suicide bombers have attacked Ummarari Village in Jere Local government of Borno State killing a mother, her two children and a member of Civilian JTF.
Three suicide bombers again launched an attack on Uumarari village of Mulai community in Jere Local government, Borno State on Saturday. ... "All the casualties were evacuated to Borno State specialist hospital by the NEMA ERT and SEMA . The remains ...
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AP) - Three suicide bombers suspected to be members of Boko Haram detonated explosive devices strapped on their bodies Saturday night, killing at least four people in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. ... A teenage female who had ...
The violence has triggered a dire humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria and the wider Lake Chad region, which has also been hit by the conflict.


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