Summary Maiduguri -- In the spirit of Sallah cerebration, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State Monday sympathised with displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgents. He said "it is a temporary directive that will not last longer, but aimed at ensuring the protection of lives and property." Earlier, the Borno State Head of Service, Barrister Yakubu Bukar, congratulated the governor for successful and peaceful conduct of the Sallah celebration despite security challenges in the state.
Summary Rebecca Ejifoma writes a moving story of one of the mothers of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents at Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. According to Mrs. Stover, It was barely a month after her husband was admitted to the hospital for an undisclosed ailment that the incident of her daughter's abduction happened. "And, to worsen it all, we are suffering so much in the village, because we live in the bush. Days after the abduction, they burnt down our homes, so we had to go into the bushes to live," she said.
Summary WEDNESDAY, 23 July, marked 100 days since the abduction of 279 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. Elections cannot become more important than the lives of Nigerians. Public ownership of security, empowering the security agencies, earning the confidence of the people, prompt trial of suspects and their sponsors would limit the capacities of the attackers.
Summary The use of vehicles in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state has been banned during Eid, the three-day festival that ends Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month. Details about the blast on Monday morning are still sketchy, but the BBC's Yusuf Ibrahim Yakasai in Kano says three people who were queuing up with others to buy kerosene from a garage have been killed by an apparent suicide bomber. The governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, said the decision to ban cars was taken "in order to safeguard the lives of the innocent citizens".