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Police begins clampdown on commercial tricycles in Yobe State

Mukaila Ola The Nigerian Police have embarked on clampdown of unregistered commercial tricycles in Yobe State, North East Nigeria.This followed a massive protest staged by commercial tricyclists on Wednesday in Damaturu. The protesting tricyclists had barricaded all major roads, routes and highways in the town, causing traffic gridlocks. The protesters, who came

WHO partners Yobe State to fight malaria among children

Mukaila Ola The World Health Organisation (WHO and Yobe State Government collaborate to fight malaria among children in the Boko  Haram affected North Eastern state. Both are adopting Seasonal Malaria Chemo-prevention (SMC) for children, which is be administered on children from age three months to 59 months.  The WHO’s Emergency Manager in

Nigerian troops halt fresh Boko Haram attack in Damaturu

•Recovers large cache of arms Jude Johnson The troops of sector two, Operation Lafiya Dole has foiled an attempted attack in Damaturu, Yobe State by Boko Haram Terrorists on Tuesday evening. The Acting Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, Lieutenant Njoka Irabor in a statement on Wednesday, said

Boko Haram reportedly attacks Yobe town

Gaidam town in Yobe State has reportedly been infiltrated by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. Residents in the town said that the attackers stormed the town around 5:30pm, and started shooting sporadically. A resident said “The insurgents took advantage of the Market Day to infiltrate the town.” “Although they forewarned residents of their coming

Soldiers’ Accounts: How tactical blunders, sabotage exposed Nigerian troops to Boko Haram attacks

In summary •Disbanded Metele unit moved to Malfatori rather than Kukawa Cross •Arage Battalion moved to MNJTF instead of Kekeno •Over 54 soldiers deserted in the last two weeks •Unit Commander dismisses soldiers •37 soldiers still missing after Jeli attack The current upsurge in Boko Haram

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