Tag: Yobe State

Report: To recruit more fighters, Boko Haram terrorists funding each households with N20,000 in Yobe

Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jam?’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jih?d have begun inducing residents of Geidam, Yobe State, with cash gifts while hoping to get some of them to join its ranks as militants. According to[Read More…]

Boko Haram hoists flag in Yobe state

Boko Haram has hoisted its flag in some parts of the Geidam community, in Yobe state. This comes two days after the terrorists reportedly attacked Geidam local government area of the state – Geidam is the hometown of the acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Usman Alkali Baba. Some of the residents[Read More…]

“We are fighting Jihad war” – Boko Haram circulates memo in Yobe State

Boko Haram terrorists groups are distributing flyers in Northern Nigeria talking about the aims of their agitations – A notice circulated by Boko Haram from a resident, reads, “We are fighting Jihad war; we are only going to attack the military, their collaborators and anyone who prevents us from carrying[Read More…]

COVID-19: OSIWA donates Ambulance to Aid Yobe Government response

The Yobe State government has received a gift of a fully equipped ambulance to aid the state’s COVID-19 response strategy. The ambulance, which is expected to aid the pickup and protection of patients who have tested positive to the virus, was donated to the state by the Open Society Initiative of West[Read More…]

Senate President wants mass deaths in Yobe Investigated

Senate President Ahmad Lawan yesterday expressed concern over the mass deaths recently reported in Yobe State. Lawan, in a statement by his spokesman, Ola Awoniyi, urged the affected communities to cooperate with the state authorities in their efforts to unravel the mystery behind the mass deaths. “The planned intervention by[Read More…]

In six days, 155 Persons are said to have been buried In Yobe State – all exhibited COVID-19 Symptoms

No less than 155 persons have died in Gashua and Potiskum areas of Yobe State over the last six days after exhibiting symptoms related with Coronavirus. According to SaharaReporters, “The deaths, which have caused panic among residents of the state, is similar to the situation experienced in Kano recently where[Read More…]

Activities shutdown as Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Yobe

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have tried to force their way into parts of Damaturu the Yobe State capital. According to an eyewitness, the insurgents stormed the town, along Gashua road near the Police Force Headquarters around 5:30 pm on Sunday, Channels Television reports. The Assistant Director of Army Pubic Relations[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…]

Military Deploy Helicopters, Town Locked Down As Boko Haram Returns Schoolgirls

The military on Wednesday, deployed helicopters to Dapchi community, where Boko Haram insurgents returned the 110 schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Science and Technical College Dapchi. The major entrance to the community has also been blocked by security operatives. Boko Haram in the early hours of Wednesday returned the abducted[Read More…]

“Boko Haram Issue Has Been Politicized” – Veteran Journalist, Niyi Babade Talks About the War On Terrorism In Nigeria

Over the years, he has worked with Associated Press and Reuters. Niyi was nicknamed “Miracle man of Reuters” and “King of Nigeria” at Reuters and Associated Press respectively for his fearless ability to cover extremely dangerous stories. In 2011, his documentary on MKO Abiola titled ‘Journey to Martyrdom’ got nominated[Read More…]