Tag Archives: Yobe State

Soldiers Kill One & Injure Three As They Attack Shiites in Yobe

One person was reportedly killed and three others injured in a clash between the military and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Potiskum, Yobe State on Friday, 21st of September. It was gathered that the fracas began shortly after the IMN members rounded off their Ashura procession with prayers around 8:30am near Central Hotel,…

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Presidency Charges DSS To Investigate Leah Sharibu Audio As Parents Confirm Voice

The Presidency has stated that the Department of State Services (DSS) is investigating the audio recording of Boko Haram, after the parents of the only girl(Leah Sharibu) still being held captive by Boko Haram insurgents who stormed the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, confirmed the voice in an audio message as their…

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Boko Haram Attacks Yobe, Kill Five Soldiers, 30 More Missing

At least five soldiers were killed by fleeing Boko Haram fighters at Kanama, headquarters of Yunusari local government area of Yobe State on Saturday evening. Thirty soldiers are also allegedly missing in the dastardly attack lunched on Nigeria troops at the remote Northern town in Yobe State. However, the Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that…

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At Least 12 Dead & Many Others Injured! Multiple Bomb Blasts Rock Damaturu

Multiple explosions have been reported inside and around a residential community, Buhari Housing Estate, in Damaturu, Yobe State. The blasts, which occurred this morning left at least a dozen people dead and several others injured. Troops and other government agencies are presently in the area. No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts which has…

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10-Year-Old Female Bomber Killed 19 In Damaturu Market Explosion

A 10-year-old female suicide bomber Sunday morning rocked a market in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, killing no fewer than 19 persons. The state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, disclosed this in a statement signed by his Director of Press, Abdullahi Bego, describing the attack as horrific. Also confirming the attack was the Police Public Relations officer of…

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8 Killed As Boko Haram Blats Police Checkpoint In Damaturu

Boko Haram insurgents returned to Damaturu, Yobe State capital today rocking a police checkpoint where no fewer than eight persons were killed. Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Toyin Gbadegesin, said: “eight persons were killed today (Monday) in Damaturu during a bomb incident carried out by suspected members of the dreaded…

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158 Women & Children Abducted By Boko Haram Recount Their Experience After Three Weeks In Captivity

Total freedom has come for 158 women and children abducted last year by Boko Haram gunmen in Yobe State after spending three weeks in captivity. They were abducted in Katarko town of Gujba Local Government Area of the Yobe state, a distance of 22 kilometres south of Damaturu, the state capital. According to THEWILL, though…

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10 Year-Old Female Suicide Bomber Kills 10 In Yobe

A  female suicide bomber believed to be 10 years old on yesterday struck at the Damaturu Central Motor Park, killing herself and nine other people. According to reports by PUNCH, the state Police Command Public Relations Officer,Toyin Gbadegesin, said 31 others were critically injured in the blast which occurred at about 12.20pm. Gbadegesin explained that…

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