Tag: Damaturu

When Boko Haram Came To Dapchi, The Military at The Checkpoint Ran Away

Abubakar Mohammed, a resident of Dapchi, headquarters of Busari local government in Yobe state, says soldiers at a checkpoint in the town fled when Boko Haram fighters returned the kidnapped schoolgirls on Wednesday morning, according to TheCable.. The students of Government Secondary Science and Technical College, Dapchi were abducted on[Read More…]

My Daughter Was Not Released In The Dapchi Negotiations Because She Is A Christian – Abducted Girls Father Speaks

A father of one of the yet to be released Dapchi schoolgirls has alleged that his daughter was not released because she is a Christian. The school girl is said to be the only christian amongst those abducted by the dreaded terrorist group. Sheribu Nata, told Raypower radio station by[Read More…]

In Dapchi, Instead of Consoling Grieving Parents, Buhari Was Obsessing Over Jonathan

It seems President Muhammadu Buhari has begun campaign for another election year in ernest, instead of addressing the grieving parents over the kidnapping of their kids, Nigerian President spent time admonishing them that  his administration’s response to the abduction of secondary school students is better when compared to that of[Read More…]

Resilience And Restoring Hope In Boko Haram’s Theatre of War

By Mercy Abang   Falmata caught up in the vicious cycle of life   The ricochet of the Anti-aircraft gunshots tore apart the quiet night of Geidam, a resident, Falmata Shettima, was just rounding up the night prayer. Immediately she ran into the courtyard in confusion, this turned into sporadic[Read More…]

Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Military Base, 8 Soldiers Killed

At least eight soldiers were killed in heavy fighting when Boko Haram raided a military camp and looted food from villagers in northeast Nigeria, a military source disclosed on Thursday. The attack in Sasawa village, some 45 kilometres (28 miles) from the Yobe state capital, Damaturu, happened at about 5:00[Read More…]

NEMA Confirms Three Separate Suicide Bomb Attacks In Damaturu

At least 18 people were killed in three separate suicide bomb attacks in Damaturu, northeast Nigeria, on Wednesday, the country’s National Emergency Management Agency said. The blasts came after Boko Haram militants this week claimed to have carried out three suicide attacks on the outskirts of the capital, Abuja, last[Read More…]

Breaking: Multiple Explosion Hits Buhari Housing Estate, In Yobe, Scores Killed

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday, hit the Buhari Housing Estate, in Damaturu, Yobe State. According to reports, 16 people have already been confirmed dead from the multiple blasts. Injured victims are said to be receiving treatment at the Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital, along Damaturu-Biu Road, Yobe State. More details[Read More…]

Pregnant Woman, Five Others Killed In Damaturu Twin Explosions

Six people, including two suspected suicide bombers, have died in two bomb explosions that occurred on Tuesday in Damaturu, Yobe State capital. Yobe Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Toyin Gbadegeshin, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria. Gbadegeshin said three others were in critical condition, while 40[Read More…]

Yobe Government Is Sponsoring A Bill Against Open Defecation

The Yobe State Government on Saturday said it has developed a document to be submitted to the state assembly to enact a law against open defecation. General Manager, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, Alhaji Mohammed Bukar, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Damaturu. “The document will[Read More…]

16 Dead, 51 Injured After A Female Suicide Bomber Detonates Bomb At Sunday Market In Damaturu

A female suicide bomber this morning killed 16 people and wounded 51 more when she detonated an improvised explosive device strapped to her body at a market in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State. A trader at the market, Saliu Bukar, disclosed that the bomber, believed to have strapped an[Read More…]