Tag: Borno

‘Spirit’ nabbed in Borno for attempting to dupe victim of N22m

The Police Command in Borno has arrested a suspect who specialised in defrauding his victims by pretending to be a spirit with powers to make them wealthy. The Commissioner of Police (CP), Abdu Umar, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Friday that nemesis caught up with[Read More…]

International NGO suspends official who allegedly raped IDP in Borno

An International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), INTERSOS, has suspended its official who allegedly raped a female IDP in Borno. Read original story. In a statement on Wednesday night, INTERSOS apologised to the family of the victim, promising to keep a tab on the situation. “We are saddened to inform you that[Read More…]

Zulum seeks UN support for resettlement programme

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has sought the support of the UN agencies for the ongoing rehabilitation and resettlement programme of the state government Zulum made the call on Wednesday while receiving the Acting UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Mr Mathias Schmake who led a UN delegation on[Read More…]

How we are tackling insecurity — Zamfara, Borno, Nasarawa govts

The all-inclusive approach of Governor Bello Matawalle in addressing insecurity was yielding tremendous results in Zamfara, the state Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs retired DIG Mamman Tsafe, has said. Speaking with newsmen at the Annual Lecture and Fourth Investiture of the Institute of Security and Strategic Studies (ISSS) on[Read More…]

UN says Half a million in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa at risk of starvation as funding dries up

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that half a million women, men and children in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states are at risk of starvation as its funding for the region dries up. In a statement released on Friday, the global agency says it may soon be[Read More…]

Again, Nigerian Air Force mistakenly bombs civilians in Borno community

The Nigerian Air Force has been accused of killing at least 20 fishermen in a Borno community after it mistook the community for a militant camp. According to AFP who broke the report on Tuesday morning, the military bombed the community, Kwatar Daban Masara on Sunday. AFP further reported that[Read More…]

How ISWAP members overpower, dislodge Nigerian soldiers in Borno

Armed men suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) on Monday attacked a town in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno state. The town, Rana, was reportedly stormed by the ISWAP fighters in the early morning of Monday as gunshots rented the air.[Read More…]

One killed, five injured as Borno Government demolish church in Maiduguri

At least one person was shot dead and five others injured as Borno Geographic information service, BOGIS demolished a church at Moduganari area of Borno state. Staff of the agency were said to have stormed the community at about 11 o’clock in the morning with a grading truck, bringing down[Read More…]

‘No insecurity is worse than food insecurity, people cannot be allowed to die of hunger’ – Borno Governor

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, says famine is imminent in the state unless its farmers can return to their farms. Zulum said this while speaking to BBC Hausa Service on Wednesday. According to the Governor, the situation in Borno has become pathetic as thousands of refugees who have[Read More…]

President Buhari to visit Borno today, Thursday

In preparation for the official Presidential visit to Borno state, scheduled for today, Thursday, 17th of June, 2021, the Borno State Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has received all service chiefs at the government house Maiduguri. The service chiefs were led by the chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor[Read More…]