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Food shortage allegedly hits IDPs camp in Adamawa

No fewer than 1,400 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) including the elderly, women and children from Fufore in Adamawa State are allegedly complaining of the shortage of food supply in the camp. Malam Bakura Umar, an IDP and leader of IDPs in Fufore Camp, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Yola. Umar

Soldier, village head reportedly killed in Boko Haram gun battle with troops

A soldier and a local chief were killed in Boko Haram attacks in Madagali, Adamawa State on Saturday, military and civilian sources said on Sunday. Fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau attacked the town of Madagali on Saturday, leading to a two-hour gun battle with troops. “We lost a soldier in

Six states to watch in Nigeria’s 2019 elections–Crisis Group

Nigerian elections are high-stakes affairs often marred by street clashes and worse. As the 2019 contests approach, the risk of disturbances is particularly high in six states. The government and its foreign partners can limit campaign-related violence by enhancing security and promoting dialogue among rivals. What’s new? As presidential, gubernatorial and legislative

Nigerian Army kills teenage suicide bomber in Adamawa

kills militia member in Benue Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army announced on Tuesday that it's troops of 143 Battalion deployed at a check point in Gulak Adamawa State, has killed a girl with Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Device. The Army revealed that the girl tried to Infiltrate DAR Village to detonate her explosive

1,224 dead persons found in INEC register in Adamawa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has detected 1,224 dead persons’ names in its Adamawa voters’ register for the 2019 general elections. Mr. Kassim Gaidam, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, disclosed this during the opening of a two-day workshop for North East Zonal lmplementers on election monitoring and support, holding in

NRC raises alarm over spread of cholera in IDP camps

•Over 10,000 affected, 175 killed Senator Iroegbu  The Norwegian Refugee Commission (NRC) has raised the alarm over the fast spreading Cholera at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the North East, Nigeria. The NRC lamented that 175 persons have been killed in Boko Haram affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, in

Flooding: NEMA declares national disaster in five more states

Godsgift Onyedifu  The National Emergency Management, NEMA has declared five more states of Adamawa, Taraba, Kebbi, Bayelsa and Rivers as National Disaster, following a devastating flooding that ravaged parts of Nigeri. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA,  said that the declaration of the five new states now puts the numbers of flood affected

Buratai bags senior member NAMEJ for exemplary leadership

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has been conferred with the tittle "Senior Member'' of the National Association of Men Journalists (NAMEJ) by the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) for his exemplary leadership style of the Nigerian Army in the fight against insurgency in

Improving The Fight Against Terrorism In Nigeria

By Col. Sagir Musa   The current stage of the fight against terrorism in Nigeria appears multi faceted in nature and execution. It is a mop up as well as post conflict phases, - that of crushing remnants of fleeing terrorists and recovery of arms, reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement. It is also

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