After his triumphant outing in the poll last year, President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated his campaign promise to adopt a different approach, in tackling the Boko Haram insurgency, and securing the release of the girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, abducted in 2014 by the terrorist group. In his inaugural speech to the nation on May 29, 2015, Buhari, as part of his strategies to ensure that the insurgents are completely subdued, announced the relocation of the Military Command and Control Centre from Abuja to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, believed to be the headquarters of the Boko Haram sect.
Sir, it's no longer news that in your speech preceding your emergence as governor re-elect of Borno state, precisely on 29th May, 2015 you declare a State of Emergency on Education in Borno state and you have since your assumption of office, taken major steps towards ensuring success of the education sector.
When the news broke penultimate Thursday that 21 out of the over 200 girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State in April 2014 were released, President Muhammadu Buhari was already set to leave the country for Germany. A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, indicated that having been briefed about the development, Buhari asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to receive the girls on his behalf.
All Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in restive northeast Nigeria's Borno State will be shut in 2017, governor Shettma said Thursday in Washington. "The IDPs we have right now in Maiduguri, Biu and other places are full of challenges, issues of early child marriages, child prostitution, drug abuse and gangsterism," Shettima said at the United States Institute of Peace, USIP during a webcast program with 12 other northern governors.
An orphanage centre based in Maiduguri, Borno state, Abdul-Lateef Zabaden Orphanage Centre has awarded 12 years scholarship to 200 Internally Displaced Orphans from Adamawa,Borno and Yobe states. Speaking during the presentation of the scholarships award to Adanawa government on behalf of the orphans in Yola yesterday, the Head of the Centre, Sheik Arif Zabaden said that the gesture was to assist in educating the unaccompanied children living in various IDPs camps in the three affected states.
A teenager who was snatched by Boko Haram has revealed the horror of being forced to live with the terrorist group. Aminata*, 17, was taken by the Islamic group from her hometown Borno State in Nigeria two years ago and married off to an insurgent. The Islamist group Boko Haram wants to institute an Islamic caliphate in Nigeria and is in particular opposed to western-style modern education which they believe lures people away from following Islamic teaching My co-wife used to tell me to stop thinking about my parents, but she also said, "Don't worry, you will find them one day."
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.
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.
The Army Acting Director of Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, says 13 soldiers have been wounded, while many are missing after Boko Haram attacked the troop's location at Gashigar, border area with Niger Republic, northern Borno State on Monday October 17th. '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.
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".
Borno State Emergency Management Agency has given food and relief material to some 162 widows of members of the civilian joint task force. SEMA Chairman, Satomi Ahmad, said the gesture was not only to help the poor widows and their children but also to motivate those still active in the front line.
A faction of Boko Haram which last week freed 21 of more than 219 Chibok girls kidnapped in April 2014 is willing to negotiate the release of 83 more of the girls, President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesman said. Around 219 girls were taken from their school in 2014 in Chibok in northeastern Borno state, where Boko Haram has waged a seven-year insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic state, killing thousands and displacing more than two million people.