Summary "The terrorists disguised as traders and opened fire on unsuspecting traders at a market in Damasak" in Borno state near the border with Niger, the officer said. Mohammed Damasak, who works with the local government, said the weapons were concealed in containers the gunmen brought to the market.
Summary Unsurprisingly, the president has faced significant opposition in Nigeria's Senate which only weeks ago approved his request for additional funding for the anti-Boko Haram fight (see Nigeria Politics & Security - 17.10.14). However, the scenes in Abuja were reminiscent of the fracas in South Africa's parliament where the riot police were deployed in the week ending 16 November.
Summary ABEOKUTA - A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the party in the South West, Prince Buruji Kashamu, yesterday, said the wave of insurgency being witnessed in the North Eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states started during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Summary About 180,000 people displaced from the commercial town of Bama are presently in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, the Bama Development Foundation, an association of indigenes of Bama said Sunday. Hassan while commending the military for reclaiming towns seized by the insurgents in Adamawa, appealed to the federal government to strive hard and free the town from the hands of the insurgents so that the IDPs can return home.
Summary While the human rights group condemned the Police for laying siege to the Assembly complex, IYC faulted those it described as enemies of Jonathan's government who, according to him, are bent on truncating the nation's democracy for being responsible for the siege.
Summary Speaking at the weekend on the activities lined up for the upcoming Chief of Army Staff (COAS) annual conference to be held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brigadier-General Olajide Laleye, expressed hope that the issue of emergency rule in the North-east states would be resolved amicably.
Summary The terrorists were said to have slit the throats of some of the victims while they tied others before throwing them into a lake and leaving them to drown. Abubakar Gamandi, head of the fish traders association, told AFP that the attackers killed all the fishermen without using any guns.
Summary This is coming just as the insurgents killed 48 fish vendors in Borno State, near the border with Chad on Thursday. The source said the President re-introduced the state of emergency, but that the House of Representatives have fallen into the trap as they opposed the state of emergency, pointing out that the president can deploy the military to any part of the country without declaring any state of emergency.
Summary The Chairman of the State Committee on the Resuscitation of Primary School Education, Dr. Mohammed Dongel, made the appeal during an interview with journalists in Maiduguri. "I want to assure parents that government has made adequate security provisions in all schools for the protection of teachers and pupils. "Parents should endeavour to send their children to school," Dongel said. He said the state government had plans to commence the distribution of uniform free of charge to all pupils in public schools next week. "Kashim Shettima is expected to commence the distribution of uniforms free to all pupils in public schools next week.
Summary The Principal of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, has said building the capacity of school administrators on Safe School Best Practices is paramount for enhancing safety and security of schools across Nigeria. The Ministry of Police Affairs and Police Service Commission supported the enabling summits and workshops for the production of the kits organised between 2011 and 2013.
Summary There are indications that peace has finally returned to Chibok town in Borno State. The chairman of Chibok community in Abuja, Tsambido Hosea-Abana, has confirmed that the military and other security agencies are fully in control of the town.
Summary The 1,350 kits were donated by United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, and distributed at the safe school capacity training by Exams Ethics Marshal in Abuja, weekend. About 100 schools in the North East, as well as the State Emergency Management Agencies, SEMA, Universal Basic Education Boards, UBEC, Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, and Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, got the kits, containing hand sanitizers, a safe school video DVD and audio CD, and safe school manual promoting best practices in education.
Summary As some Western New Yorkers head back to their normal routines - and others continue recovering from last week's epic snowfall - local officials are keeping an eye on area waterways and the possibility of massive flooding. "The National Weather Service and state resources are doing the same."
Summary COLUMBIA,SC--Just in time for the holidays, one little girl in Columbia, South Carolina, got the surprise of a lifetime when her father made a special visit to her school. However, for one little girl, her day was about to be one she'll remember for the rest of life. 9-year-old Inara was told she was unveiling who was in the 'Piggly Wiggly' costume.
Summary Shea also noted that things could change in a hurry, and that Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans suggested the third baseman could make his decision before Thanksgiving.. The Globes Nick Cafardo reported Saturday that the Giants stepped up... with discussions that put them back at least level with the Red Sox, who he also reported were in the lead for Sandoval on Friday.
Summary PITTSFIELD -- The dangerousness hearing for a Pittsfield teenager charged in connection with what police call a drug-related shooting has been rescheduled. Authorities say Campbell shot 29-year-old Anthony Gamache, of Goshen, in the leg last Tuesday while sitting in a car in the parking lot of a supermarket.