Bama is 78 kilometres south-east of Maiduguri the state capital and had been severally attacked. At the Bama camp Monday, the Executive Director of VSF, Prof. Sunday Ochoche, said that the presentation of relief materials will provide succour to women who have the responsibility of managing the cooking and other basic needs of life in the camp.
The bodies of about 105 soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State last week Wednesday have been secretly buried on Tuesday by the Nigerian Army at the military cemetery in Maiduguri, according to Thisday Newspaper reports. It was gathered that the decomposed bodies of the men were brought to Maiduguri Monday evening in body bags and were confirmed by the Brigade Commander, Army Engineering Corps. The military in an attempt to cover up the development has denied that any soldier was missing and described an exclusive story published last week Thursday by Premium Times as "a fabrication from the imagination of those sympathetic to Boko Haram ways of life." Military spokesman, Colonel Tukur Ismail Gusau said insurgents attacked the location of 157 Battalion last Wednesday, but they were "subsequently repelled by the gallant troops of the Unit."
Chairman of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, Alhaji Modu Alhaji Gujja and other displaced persons who returned to the town on Monday held a funeral prayer and buried hundreds of corpses dumped under a bridge by Boko Haram militants. On the ongoing reconstruction of the town, the returnee said though work is ongoing, "it will take time because the town is too big".
The 2015 Supplementary Appropriation Bill passed the second reading yesterday after it was presented for consideration by Senate leader, Senator Ali Ndume, APC, Borno South. President Buhari who also sought an upward review of the new borrowing plan from N882.1billon to N2.103trillion, had said, "The expected deficit arising from the above is projected at 2.103 trn or 2.19 per cent of GDP to be financed by additional borrowing of 1.601 trn through the debt management office."
The National President of the association, Dr. Edgar Amos Sunday presented the premium Award to the governor at the occassion of the NVMA during its 52nd National Annual Congress held in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state. In an interview with one members of the state delegation, Dr. Andrew Malgwi described the award on governor Shettima as worthwhile, considering his immense contribution to the NVMA and the livestock subsector of the economy in the state.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Emirate Affairs, Hon. According to him, the military forces and the government are doing their best to ensure peace return back to the affected communities. On the bomb explosion by two female suicide bombers, the commissioner said he had directed the local government caretaker chairman, Alhaji Sheriff Galgal, who was accompanied by a member of the House of Assembly, Hon.
The Nigerian government urged parents to send their children back to classes, which were halted in March 2014 amid growing violence in Borno state, birthplace of Boko Haram. Boko Haram, seeking the formation of an Islamic government, has since 2009 killed more than 17,000 people in a campaign of violence that included the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls from the village of Chibok, in Borno state.
Before reopening the schools, Borno state government had called on parents to send their children back to school, as fears remain due to continued blasts by the Islamist group. In recent operations, the military reclaimed most of the areas previously held by Boko Haram. The reporter said there was "anxiety in the minds of teachers and students."
In the searing heat, weary elders and mournful parents sit under trees or in front of their assigned concrete shelters in Gubio camp in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria. Eighty per cent of these people came from Borno, the epicentre of the horrific violence, and 1 million sought refuge in the city of Maiduguri, which was safer than most other places in the state.
Nigeria's Minister of Water Resources and Rural development, Sulaiman Adamu, told journalists Dutse in Jigawa State, that since peace had returned to the embattled North-East, President Muhammadu Buhari directed him to do everything possible to revive fishing and farming activities in the area so that the youth could be employed.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed a total of 2,000 Corps Members to Borno State in the northeast for the 2015/2016 deployment. "It may interest you to know that the presence of Bauchi State Governor and his cabinet had made corps members, who earlier sought to redeploy elsewhere, to change their mind to stay in Bauchi. "We wish to urge the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, to display more concern to the new corps members.
The Public Relations Officers of NYSC in the state, Mr. Suleiman Aliyu, who disclosed this in Maiduguri, the state capital, said: "2200 Corps members have been deployed to Borno State for the exercise which orientation camping is scheduled to hold between Wednesday 25th November to Monday 14 December 2015." "We wish to urge the Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima, to show more concern to the new corps members that will be sworn-in in Katsina on Friday.