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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

NEMA commences distribution of relief materials to victims of Boko Haram crisis

Mukaila Ola  The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),  has commenced distribution of relief materials to victims of Boko Haram crisis in Yobe State, North East Nigeria. The distribution at the weekend follows the donation of relief materials estimated at $10 million (N3.6 billion) by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre

Gaidam approves N252.9m for payment of  gratuity to Yobe retirees

•Borno PDP guber candidate kicks over plight of pensioners in the state Hassan Gulani For 12 times in a row,  Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, has again approved the sum of over N252.9 million as payment for gratuity to the retired civil servants.   The approval will also include death benefits to relatives

Army Foils Boko Haram Attack In Yobe

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian army said it's troops of 120 Battalion deployed in operation Lafiya Dole have successfully foiled an attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to attack one of their locations at Katarko ,Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State following a tip off. The Director Army Public Relations Brig. Gen Texas

Leah sharibu: abductors demand N100bn ransom

Members of the factional Boko Haram sect, who kidnapped Leah Sharibu alongside no fewer than 109 students in Dapchi, Yobe State, early this year, have demanded N100bn ransom before the girl could be released, a diplomatic source told punch on Saturday. The source, which claimed to be involved in the negotiation for the

Dapchi: Buhari vows to punish guilty agencies, gazette probe panel report

•This must not degenerate to another Chibok saga-Monguno •Says conflicting reports, inter-agency blame game embarrassing  Jude Johnson The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed to punish agencies and individuals found culpable in the February 19 abduction of 110 students of Government Girls' Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State. Even though the

Dapchi girls: Nigerian military counters Gaidam’s remarks on troops withdrawal

•Describes statement as 'unfortunate' •Clarifies on movement during Boko Haram attack Jude Johnson  The Nigerian military has countered the statement credited to the Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam making rounds the media, alleging that the withdrawal of the  military was responsible for the recent suspected Boko Haram terrorists' attack and abduction of

Nigerian govt contradicts Dapchi parents, says 110 girls unaccounted for

•Steps up rescue efforts Jude Johnson  The  Nigerian Federal Government has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe State, are so far unaccounted for, contradicting that of the 105 names submitted by the parents at the weekend. The girls were abducted after insurgents believed to