Tag Archives: Borno

US Condemns Zabarmari Massacre As UN Withdraws ‘110’ Causal Figures

The United States has condemned the horrific killing of 43 farmers in Zabarmari, a farming community in Borno state on Saturday by suspected Boko Haram terrorists that drew global attention. In a statement issued on Monday, the US Embassy in Nigeria asked the Federal Government to unravel the killers of the slain farmers, adding that they…

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Boko Haram Attacks Borno Again Hours After Buhari’s Condolence Visit

Several Borno State residents fled their homes Wednesday evening following an attack by Boko Haram at Jiddari-Polo area, near Maiduguri, the state capital, Daily Post reports. Videos captured by eyewitnesses on social media show people of different ages trekking and driving inward the city centre, away from the violence. The fresh battle occurred a few…

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President Buhari Booed By Borno Residents During Condolence Visit

On Wednesday, a large crowd of Borno residents expressed their dissatisfaction with the upsurge in Boko Haram attacks in the state by booing the President Muhammadu Buhari during his condolence visit. A circulating video captured the President and his convo as they drove from the Maiduguri International Airport to the centre of the cit were the North-Eastern…

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Boko Haram Strikes Again Killing 30 In Borno, Many Houses And Vehicles Burnt

According to circulating reports, suspected Boko Haram insurgents in gun trucks have attacked Auno, a village near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, killing over 10 people and destroying 18 vehicles. This was confirmed by the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, who spoke to journalists at the headquarters operation Lafiya Dole Maiduguri…

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UK Government Warns Citizens Against Travelling To 21 States In Nigeria

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the United Kingdom has cautioned British nationals against travelling to 21 states in Nigeria. In a statement on its website “updated June 17, 2019” and “still current at June 18, 2019,” the FCO listed the states as: Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, “riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa…

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2019: Why Not Flag-Off Your Campaign In Yobe, Borno or Zamfara? Fayose Asks Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, has queried President Muhammadu Buhari on the decision to flag off the campaign for his reelection in Akwa Ibom. He also accused the President of making “only phone calls” to the state, which has been the hotbed of killings in recent times. According to Fayose, Buhari should…

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