The Borno SEMA boss who spoke exclusively to our correspondent in Maiduguri disclosed that most of the children that were admitted in the centre with severe malnutrition problems have been stabilized and their parents are earner to return home which is why the authorities are considering to discharge them soonest. Satomi also informed that Medicines San Frontier in collaboration with Borno State Government through the state ministry of Health is treating another set of malnourished children at Gonge and Maimusari malnutrition centers which are managed by MSF with a total population of 814 and 1,612 children respectively.
Two female teenagers of Jigawa state origin, Fatimah, 14 and Zainab, 8, yesterday returned home after spending two years in the hands of members of Boko Haram. According to Daily Trust, the girls who are from Gofai area of Dutse, the state capital, were said to have been abducted with their mother while on a visit to Maiduguri in Borno state.
The commission in a statement on Thursday by its Head of Operations Maiduguri zonal office, Ibrahim Bappa, said N196.7m was recovered for the Federal Government and about N3m for individuals that petitioned the commission. He said, "Since the office resumed operations in November, 2015, it has recovered the sum of N196, 670, 000 for the Federal Government of Nigeria and the sum of N2.8m for individual victims as a result of petitions received and acted upon by the zone."
When I arrived at the entrance of the United States Institute of Peace a short while ago, I recalled the last time I was here in March 2014, when the Institute organized a security symposium for members of our forum. Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, by the time we wake up tomorrow, print, online and broadcast media houses in Nigeria would have screaming headlines, that "Ten Northern Governors storm Washington" in the midst of economic recession, when our national currency, the Naira, has sharply depreciated against the U.S Dollar.
Nigeria's Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has restated the Federal Government's resolve to continue providing effective leadership and mobilizing political and financial support by state governments in the north east to immediately stop the resurgence of the wild polio virus (WPV) circulation in areas at risk of re-infection.
MILITARY commanders have admitted that several soldiers drowned in the Yobe River in Borno State earlier this week when they were fleeing from a Boko Haram attack on their base near the border with Niger Republic. On Monday, Boko Haram attacked a military outpost in Gashigar, Borno State, near the border with Niger Republic, catching the troops unawares.
"While noting these laudable achievements, the Forum wishes to urge the federal government not only to continue with the efforts for securing the release of the rest of the Chibok Girls, but also redouble its efforts towards freeing all the other captives being held by the terrorists in various remote locations in Borno state and other equally affected areas," the statement said.
BORNO STATE, Nigeria, 19 October 2016 - Since 2014, the escalation of the Boko Haram insurgency has caused insecurity and massive displacement in north-east Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. Zainab is one of 89,178 children under 5 years of age suffering from severe acute malnutrition who have been admitted into UNICEF-supported therapeutic feeding programmes in Nigeria's north-eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.Meet Alhaji Goni Abatcha Originally from the Monguno LGA in Borno State, Abatcha fled his home with his family after attacks by insurgents caused insecurity throughout north-eastern Nigeria, including his hometown.
More than 15 000 families in terror-prone northeast Nigeria are set to benefit from the expansion by global organisation, Mercy Corps, into the region. Communities within Damboa and other locations in south Borno previously occupied by Boko Haram will be covered. One of the few organisations in south Borno, Mercy Corps has been delivering financial and food assistance as well as repairing water points and latrines in the areas of Biu, Kwaya Kusar and Hawul.
Yesterday at about 5.30pm suspected escaping remnants of Boko Haram terrorists attacked troops location at Gashigar, border area with Niger Republic, northern Borno State. This was disclosed by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman. According to Colonel Usman, the troops did their best to defend the location in vain.
Whatever magic that led to last week's release of 21 of the abducted students of the Government College, Chibok in Borno State, otherwise known as the Chibok Girls, must be applied in freeing the more than 1,000 others still in the hands of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists, the Senate pleaded on Tuesday.
The Borno state Commissioner for Health, Dr Haruna Mshelia has described the efforts of the surveillance network in reporting acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases, including those that were later confirmed as wild polio viruses (WPVs) from insurgents' enclaves, as "exceptional display of gallantry worthy of recognition". In his presentation, Dr Mahmud Saidu, the out-going WHO State Coordinator (SC) in Borno, mentioned that "in every recently accessible territory (RAT) liberated by the military, WHO supports the state to identify and train community informants on AFP case detection and timely reporting. Each informant is given posters and familiarized with the channel of reporting at the LGA or within IDPs camps".