Tag: Potiskum

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Isime EseneJanuary 12, 2017

Mercy Abang: A tale of resilience – Journalists working under the veil of Boko Haram

by Mercy Abang “A 9-year-old boy dressed for school, turns to say goodbye, within the twinkle of an eye, a ...

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Kolapo OlapojuFebruary 24, 2015

Just In: Bomb explosion rocks motor park in Potiskum

by Panshak Ibrahim Several people have been reported dead in Potiskum, in Yobe state, after a bomb went off in a ...

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Kolapo OlapojuFebruary 22, 2015

Just In: Female suicide bomber hits market in Potiskum

by Panshak Ibrahim A young female suicide bomber has reportedly attacked a market in Potiskum. The young girl was said to ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 11, 2015

Today’s Daily Brief: APC thinks GEJ’s planning to postpone elections, Suicide bombers attack market in Yobe, UPN denies adopting GEJ as its candidate, and more

An explosion has destroyed the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress in Okrika LGA, Rivers state. The explosion, which reportedly occurred around ...

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Isime EseneNovember 13, 2014

Kontagora bombing may have claimed 10 lives

by James Sambo The casualty figure in the suicide bomb attack which took place today at the Federal College of Education ...

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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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Kolapo OlapojuNovember 6, 2014

Extrajudicial killings: Soldiers shoot 16 men to death in Potiskum

by James Sambo According to an AFP report, on Wednesday, 5 November, after morning prayers, Nigerian soldiers rounded up 17 people, ...

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July 30, 2014

Multiple bomb blasts hit Potiskum, Yobe State

by S’ola Filani About 50 Muslim worshippers died while many others were severely injured as multiple explosions rocked the commercial ...

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July 30, 2014

Theophilus Ilevbare: How the attack on Buhari’s life has exposed his enemies

by Theophilus Ilevbare Whoever wanted Buhari dead has made a super hero of him. Of all the reasons why Buhari ...

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March 18, 2014

Tragic news: 19 RCCG church members, several others die in multiple car crash

by Akan Ido A multiple crash on the Potiskum-Maiduguri highway, involving three vehicles on Monday killed 35 people, including 19 church members ...

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August 6, 2013

Terrorism: JTF imposes 24 hour curfew on Potiskum

by Oge Okonkwo Potiskum town in Yobe state has been place under 24 hours curfew by the military Joint Task Force ...

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July 21, 2013

Tunde Fagbenle: The Patience we really need

by Tunde Fagbenle You exasperate me with your nonsense ‘patience’. I don’t think we need ‘patience’ any less than we ...

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December 26, 2012

Gruesome: Gunmen kill 5, burn church in Yobe attack

by Isi Esene About five people were killed at a church in Peri, Yobe State. The church building was said ...

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December 10, 2012

State of anomie: Potiskum under siege by unknown gunmen

by Akan Ido Unknown gunmen have attacked, Potiskum, a major town in Yobe State. They were said to have attacked ...

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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 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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October 22, 2012

TICKER: Gunmen bomb JTF patrol van in Potiskum

Gunmen last night bombed a patrol van of the Joint Task Force (JTF) at Yindiski Ward, along Gashua road in ...

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September 1, 2012

29 people burnt to death, others injured, in Yobe road crash

by Isi Esene 29 people were confirmed dead yesterday afternoon in an accident involving two Toyota Hiace buses travelling in ...

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August 3, 2012

Emir of Fika escapes suicide bomb attack

by Isi Esene The Emir of Fika in Yobe State, Alhaji Muhammed Abali Ibn Mohammed Idrisa, was on Friday targeted ...

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