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Borno: Boko Haram, Troops Clash In Mosque Leaves 20 Dead

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soildiers-bokoharam_500Boko Haram Islamists claimed five lives in an attack on a mosque in northeast Nigeria over the weekend, before they were repelled by soldiers, who killed 15 of the insurgents, the military said in a statement Sunday.

The latest attack by the extremist group, which has been waging an insurgency campaign since 2009, struck on Saturday morning at Damboa town in Borno state, the group’s stronghold.

“The terrorists attacked worshippers in a mosque and killed five of them, who came to perform their morning prayers,” said the military’s statement quoting Captain Aliyu Ibrahim Danja, army spokesman for the region.

“They also set ablaze the official residence and palace of the District Head along with some shops.

“While they were unleashing their mayhem, troops under 7 Division engaged the terrorists, killing 15 in the process while others fled in disarray”, the statement read.

-AFP

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  1. Kola

    October 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Who are these Boko Haram? I doubt if they are truely muslims.. What’s wrong in Nigeria? We need a special divine intervention from almighy God..

  2. bee

    October 7, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    For sure dey r nt muslims I believe dey r ex militants from south south

  3. gail

    October 7, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Because d attacked mosque now,d. Are no longer muslims?

  4. deeza

    October 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Boko Haram will do more than what we α̲̅я̩ε̲̣ seeing&hearing. More α̲̅я̩ε̲̣ coming from them. The north deserve what they α̲̅я̩ε̲̣ experiencing from this deadly group. Our leaders encouraged Almajiri system instead of educating them. The south was busy sending their children to school, we in the north were busy sending our kids to beg on the streets. This is the result we α̲̅я̩ε̲̣ getting for encouraging Almajiri system(street begging)

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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