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Boko Haram Blows Up Bridge Linking Maiduguri With Damaturu And Biu

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Gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect over the weekend blew off the popular Madafuma bridge linking 185km Biu-Damboa-Maiduguri federal road, damaging a remarkable portion of the bridge and leaving motorists and passengers stranded.

The road which has remained a death trap for the past two years with terrorists ambushing motorists and passengers living hundreds dead with the kidnapping of innocent civilians have to be abandoned as most people of Biu, Garkida, Numan, Shani, Taraba resorted to traveling through Gombe state which now took them up to 12 hours instead of normal 3 or 5 hours Journey to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

In less than 10 days ago, there was a massive ambush on the road where the terrorists sacked the 195 Battalion if the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, after killing the Commanding Officer along side a Divisional Police Officer and over 15 soldiers and 6 policemen.

The bombing of the bridge according to Mallam Musa Yakubu took place on Saturday at about 2am when people were asleep.

“We heard a loud bang on Saturday and on Sunday morning when we gathered in Madafuma village to go round our surroundings early in the morning, we found out that the bridge linking us with Biu local Government Area and Ma Dara Girau has been blown off, all motorists heading to Maiduguri from Biu especially long vehicles had no option than to make u- turn back to Gombe, unfortunately, small vehicles had to manage the remaining thin portion which has not been affected in the blast, but it is very risky”. Yakubu stated.

The north east part of Nigeria has been experiencing attacks by Islamist sect group Boko Haram, which says it wants an Islamic state.

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  1. de proph emeka

    July 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    good news u can go ahead and blow the government houses including the governors if they still refuse to grant ur islamic state which is ur right but u guys shoukd stop attacking the innocent civilians.

  2. Don haness jardon

    July 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    These Boko haramist are not even ashamed of themselves..

    ILLITERACY IS A DISEASE

    Bokoharam is a virus disease caused by illiteracy

  3. frank

    July 14, 2014 at 9:33 am

    KUDOS TO U BUT DIS IS A WRONG TARGET PLS I ADVICE U DESTROY ALL D EMIRS PALACE BOMB BORNO INT. AIRPORT, D STADIUM, D UNIVERSITY, D HOUSE OF ASEMBLY AND KILL ALL INDIGINES. IF U DO DIS I WILL REWARD U WITH ALL MUSLIM VIRGINS FOR UR ENJOYMENT FOREVER. USLES HAUSAS.

  4. LEaKI

    August 5, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I don’t just get it…. Some human are just doomed…. I feel northerners and north as a whole is cursed… Just imagine!!!! Almost all the crisis resulting to death and terrorism comes from north all over the world…. I don’t just know if they are in their right senses…. This people lack wisdom

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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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