Summary MAIDUGURI-- Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect, yesterday, invaded Garubula Village in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, killing the District Head, Alhaji Ibrahim Dawi and 11 others, including the District Head's bodyguard. Sources told Vanguard: "The gunmen stormed the village in pick-up van and several motorcycles and opened fire on the people." Speaking during the BBC Hausa service programme monitored by Vanguard in Maiduguri, Senator Ahmed Zanna, representing Borno Central in the Senate confirmed the killing of the two members of the Civilian JTF at Gamboru Ngala.
Summary ABUJA--THE Presidency, yesterday, gave an insight into why the Federal Government was slow at rescuing the over 200 Government Secondary School girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State, on April 14. According to Okupe: "We are taking advantage of the offers from our international military and intelligence allies to get a greater understanding of the landscape and identify key locations . We are working with our neighbours to secure the borders and limit the movements of the Boko Haram fighters, building on the agreements reached at the recent summits in Paris and London". While speaking on the various milestones attained by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan in the last three years, Dr Okupe said the reduction of Nigeria's food import bills by half as well as successful implementation of reforms in critical sectors of the economy are crucial to the attainment of social and economic stability.
Summary Abuja: At least 12 people were killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack on a remote village in Nigeria's Borno state, residents said Thursday. The village head and 11 others were shot dead in the attack on Garubula village in Biu area of Borno, Usman Bunu, a resident who witnessed the onslaught, told Xinhua.
Summary Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram terrorists Thursday invaded Garubula village of Biu local Government area of Borno state killing the District Head, Alhaji Ibrahim Dawi and 11 others. This is even as two people suspected to be motorist and passenger were ambushed and shot dead along Maiduguri - Gamboru Ngala road. The Maiduguri - Gamboru Ngala road came under attack on Tuesday by terrorists with the blowing of the the bridge linking the town with Cameroon Republic.