Bandits abduct three, open fire on 2 in Katsina

…6 terrorists reportedly killed as ISWAP, Boko Haram clash in Borno Two people were reportedly killed and three others were kidnapped yesterday, when suspected kidnappers reportedly opened fire on two Katsina households. The bandits were allegedly operating out of the forest in Katsina State’s Jibiya local government area, according to a local citizen, Yusufu Musa, who raised the alert about the event. Recall that suspected bandits a few days ago attacked and kidnapped a businessman in the same area. He was killed despite a N4 million ransom in the Kafur…

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Borno: Boko Haram chief executioner who ‘killed ‘1,000’ surrenders to troops

A counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, has revealed that a Boko Haram commander and the terrorist group’s executioner, Bashir Bulabuduwaye, has reportedly surrendered to troops of the Nigerian army in Borno.  Bulabuduwaye was allegedly the Boko Haram’s chief executioner who slaughtered all abducted persons condemned by the group. According to Makama, an Intelligence officer told him that Bulabuduwaye was known to be an official who carries out a sentence of death on condemned persons, captured military men and civilians when the Late Abubakar Shekau…

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War on Terror: Troops eliminate ‘over 200 terrorists’ in Borno

Troops of ‘Operation Hadin Kai’ have reportedly killed more than 200 Boko Haram terrorists, including five of its commanders in Borno State. A counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, disclosed that Air Task Force, troops of 199 Special Forces Battalion and 222 Battalion, in an operation targeted the terrorists’ hideouts in Gabchari, Sheruri, Mantari and Mallum Masari villages, situated in Bama LGA of Borno State. According to Zagazola, an early damage assessment confirmed the successful operation that led to the elimination of five Boko Haram commanders including;…

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2023: Huge crowd, NNPP supporters defy downpour, flood streets to welcome Kwankwaso in Maiduguri

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, yesterday shut down Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, as huge supporters came out en-masse to welcome him to the State. Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State, who was in the State capital to commission the party’s new office and formally launch the party’s activities in the State, was received amid jubilations by a massive crowd who are supporting his 2023 presidential ambition. The streets of the metropolis, which is the birthplace of the vice presidential…

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Insurgency: “Take fight to terrorists’ hideouts” – Buhari orders security agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari, for the umpteenth time, has reiterated his directive to security agencies to take the fight against insurgency to the hideouts of the criminal elements and ensure ‘they are completely eliminated’. The President, who stated this yesterday in Maiduguri, Borno State, also directed the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and its agencies to come up with specific programmes to address urgent threats posed by explosive remnants in the Northeast region. The President, who issued the directive on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day…

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Minimum Wage: “I will not sack 11, 790 unqualified teachers in Borno” – Gov. Zulum

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday confirmed to the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), that he will not sack the 11, 790 unqualified teachers in the State. Zulum spoke when Labour officials, led by the Borno State NLC Chairman, Comrade Yusuf Inuwa, visited him. Speaking further at the meeting, Zulum said he had approved the payment of N30, 000 minimum wage to 5, 439 teachers of the Local Education Authority, (LEA), who passed the competency test. The Governor told the NLC that since the assessment committee had found that…

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“Please forgive us” – Repentant terrorists beg Borno residents

Some repentant Boko Haram terrorists were yesterday, engaged in a sanitation exercise in communities across Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. According to reports, the exercise was organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development, (CDD), in collaboration with the Borno State Government. Some of the repentant insurgents wore T-shirts with inscriptions that read: ‘Please forgive us’; ‘We have repented’, and ‘Let’s rebuild Borno again’. Speaking on the exercise, a senior research fellow with CDD, Mala Mustafa, said the exercise is part of efforts to prepare them for their reintegration process.…

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314 Boko Haram terrorists surrendered to army in Borno – Nigerian military

No fewer than 314 Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered to the troops of the Nigerian Army in Bama local government area of Borno State. The Army, which disclosed this via a tweet on its verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, added that 12 farmers were also rescued by the troops. It stated: “The on-going offensive onslaught against terrorism in the North-East recorded another success today, 29 June 2022, as 314 Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters surrendered to troops in Bama LGA of Borno State. Additionally, 12 farmers were also rescued by troops”. The…

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Terrorists Attack: ISWAP kill 16, abducts three aid workers in Borno

No fewer than 16 people, including three members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), have lost their lives in multiple attacks coordinated by fighters suspected to be members of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) in Borno State, sources have said. It was gathered that 13 metal scavengers were shot dead by ISWAP fighters in Goni Kurmi village, in Bama local government area of the state on Saturday. Security intelligence reportedly told a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, one Zagazola Makama, that the victims were…

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Terrorists kill 55 scrap metal collectors in Borno

No fewer than 55 scrap metal collectors lost their lives in a series of attacks coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents in the last three weeks in Borno State. The State’s Commissioner of Police, Abdu Umar, stated this while speaking on the sideline of a security stakeholders’ meeting yesterday, in Maiduguri, the State capital. Umar said the terrorists killed 32 scrap metal collectors at Modu village in Kala-Balge local government area, while 23 others were murdered at Mukdala village of Dikwa LGA, respectively. The stakeholders comprised the Police, Army, Nigeria Security…

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