Tag: damaturu

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 26, 2017

8 soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid

At least eight soldiers were killed in heavy fighting when Boko Haram raided a military camp and looted food from ...

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Kolapo OlapojuOctober 7, 2015

BREAKING: Multiple explosion hits Damaturu, several dead

Multiple bomb explosions have been reported at the Buhari Housing Estate, in Damaturu, Yobe state. 16 people have been confirmed dead ...

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Ada IgboanugoAugust 25, 2015

Graphic photos from scene of Damaturu bomb blast (VIEWER DISCRETION)

A bomb went off via a suicide bomber this morning and graphic pictures from the scene has been released. The blast ...

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Kolapo OlapojuAugust 25, 2015

Pregnant woman, baby, die in Damaturu motor park bombing

The spokesperson of the Yobe state Police Command, DSP Toyin Gbadegeshin, has revealed that a pregnant woman and a baby, ...

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Janeth JJuly 29, 2015

Soldiers take on Boko Haram in Damaturu

There weresporadic gunshots and multiple explosions in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital on Tuesday evening. Vanguard reports that terrorists had ...

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Janeth JJuly 17, 2015

Twin explosion rocks Eid prayer ground in Damaturu (UPDATE)

Twin explosions rocked Damaturu, the Yobe State capital at Phase I near Eid Praying ground, Friday morning. Security operatives and men ...

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Kolapo OlapojuJuly 11, 2015

Boko Haram takes over major highway between Maiduguri and Damaturu

Boko Haram insurgents have taken over the highway linking Maiduguri and Damaturu, Premium Times reports. The two cities are the ...

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Kolapo OlapojuFebruary 2, 2015

Jonathan, Buhari cancel Yobe campaign trips over security fears

by Panshak Ibrahim Leading presidential hopefuls, President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, may not be campaigning in Damaturu, just yet. ...

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Kolapo OlapojuJanuary 10, 2015

200 insurgents killed as Nigerian troops engage Boko Haram in firefight

by James Sambo   Nigerian troops have killed not less than 200 Boko Haram insurgents at Askira Uba. The firefight ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 9, 2015

Today’s Daily Brief: Boko Haram attacks Damaturu, Charlie Hebdo suspects killed, INEC set to publish voters​’ ​register, and more

There are reports that Damaturu, the Yobe State capital is currently under attack by men believed to be members of ...

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Kolapo OlapojuDecember 2, 2014

Boko Haram attacks: 24-hour curfew imposed on Damaturu

by James Sambo Following Monday’s attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on Damaturu, a 24-hour curfew has been imposed on the ...

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Isime EseneDecember 1, 2014

Several terrorists killed as Nigerian troops take over Damaturu

by Isi Esene The Nigerian troops have further demonstrated their gallantry when they resisted and repelled rampaging militants who attempted ...

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Kolapo OlapojuNovember 11, 2014

#Potiskum school attack: Yobe Government orders closure of all schools

by Ibrahim Panshak Twenty fours after the suicide bomb attack on Government Science Secondary School in Potiskum, Yobe state government ...

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Isime EseneOctober 5, 2014

#BokoHaram: 116,000 displaced people get N500 million relief materials in Yobe

by Isi Esene In continuation of humanitarian assistance to victims of insurgency in the North east, President Goodluck Jonathan has ...

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YEditorAugust 26, 2014

Tension eases in Yobe as lawmakers deny plot to impeach Gaidam

by Abubakar Sadiq The decision of Yobe State lawmakers not to go ahead with alleged plot to remove the state ...

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June 17, 2014

UPDATE: Police confirm attack on football viewing centre in Yobe

by Isi Esene Reports of an explosion at a football viewing centre in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State has ...

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June 17, 2014

BREAKING: Explosion rocks football viewing centre in Yobe

by Isi Esene Reports coming in indicate there has been an explosion at a football viewing centre in Damaturu, the ...

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September 30, 2013

SHOCKING: 7 decapitated bodies found on Maiduguri/Damaturu road, 4 others get throats slit

by ‘Jola Sotubo Travellers along the Damaturu/Maiduguri road have been treated to an unpleasant sight as seven lifeless bodies with ...

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September 17, 2013

Boko Haram: Schools in Yobe reopen 2 months after gov’t seal off

by Adeola Balogun Normal academic activities resumed in Yobe State schools yesterday, more than 2 months after they were compulsorily ...

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July 6, 2013

State of Emergency: Boko Haram kills 30 students in Yobe boarding school

by Akan Ido Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram militant Islamic group stormed a boarding school in ...

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June 1, 2013

Boko Haram: We were paid N5,000 each to burn down schools – Kid suspects

by Isi Esene Children with ages ranging between nine and fifteen years have confessed to burning primary schools and spying ...

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April 10, 2013

Okey Ndibe: Dancing with ghosts, ignoring the dead

by Okey Ndibe In an ideal situation, the government would insist on prosecuting those who make it their business to ...

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March 14, 2013

Opinion: President Jonathan’s visit to Borno and Yobe – The real issue

by Kayode Komolafe The issue is not who goes to Maiduguri first; the important thing is that timely steps should ...

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November 24, 2012

Opinion: The Gaza we know lies within

by Ejike Alphonsus Kanife Of course we understand that out of fear of both Boko Haram and the JTF, citizens ...

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November 9, 2012

#WhenShallThisEnd: Gunmen kill 3 policemen in Yobe

by Isi Esene Three policemen were reportedly killed today at the Divisional Police in Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government Area of ...

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November 4, 2012

“They set their targets ablaze”: Armed militants attack police station, raid armoury in Yobe

by Isi Esene A group of gunmen early Sunday morning attacked a primary school, two telecommunications cell-towers and a police ...

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September 8, 2012

Home of governor’s mother-in-law set ablaze in Damaturu

by Stanley Azuakola On Friday in Damaturu, Yobe State, men allegedly belonging to the Boko Haram sect burnt down the ...

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August 15, 2012

Mayhem: This morning, suicide bomber in Maiduguri, gunfire reported in Damaturu

by Akan Ido A suicide bomber this morning in Maiduguri, Borno State, was said to have targeted and narrowly missed ...

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August 13, 2012

“The policeman who shot at my convoy was high on alcohol” – Yobe Deputy Governor

by Isi Esene The Yobe State Deputy Governor, Abubakar Aliyu, whose convoy was shot at on Saturday at a checkpoint ...

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August 12, 2012

Policeman and soldiers killed by gunmen in attack in Damaturu

by Adeniyi Abdul 10 security operatives were shot earlier today in Damaturu, Yobe state. The victims were one mobile police ...

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