Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima was at the Presidential Villa yesterday over reports of death and malnutrition among children at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state. (Medecins Sans Frontieres) (MSF), an international humanitarian aid organisation said about 24,000 IDPs were in dire health situation, adding that no fewer than 30 people, mostly children, were dying daily. Shettima was sighted at the Presidential Villa coming out of the office of the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
An Abuja High Court has declared as "null and void" the process that produced a former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, as chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The judge, Valentine Ashi, faulted the amended PDP Constitution in 2014, which led to the emergence of Mr. Sheriff as the party's chairman, after the resignation of former Bauchi State governor, Adamu Muazu.
Troops of the Nigerian army say they have cleared out Boko Haram terrorists taking refuge at Ngoshe and Gava villages, located close to Gwoza, in North East Nigeria. The operation was carried out on Tuesday by troops of 121 Task Force Battalion, 26 Task Force Brigade, accompanied by a large number of Civilian JTF from Gwoza.
MAIDUGURI--Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers blew themselves up near Sulemanti Mosque in Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State, in the early hours of yesterday. The suspects, according to Borno State Police Command, strapped with Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, targeted a mosque in Sulemanti. A civilian Joint Task Force member, Bukar Fantami, said the suicide bombers were intercepted near a mosque premises, where they blew themselves up.
ABUJA, Nigeria--The Nigerian army on Sunday said it rescued more than 5,000 Boko Haram hostages and killed 10 fighters in a series of weekend operations across Nigeria's northeastern Borno state. Another batch of security forces working with civilian and police forces cleared Boko Haram fighters from 11 villages in the Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state, where they killed two fighters.
A Non Governmental Organization, Empower54, said it had evacuated 550 malnourished children who were among the rescued people from Sambisa forest in Bama, Borno State. The group's chairperson, Modupe Ozolua, said in a statement in Abuja that the children were among 1, 800 people taken from the Bama's Internally Displaced Persons camp to Maiduguri with the support of the Borno State government.
The Federal Government on Monday directed the National Centre for Disease Control to send "a rapid emergency team" to Borno State following the reports that about eight children might die daily as a result of malnutrition in the state. The call was made by the Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Dahiru Biri, on Monday when the Save the Children International and the Maternal Neonatal Child Health Coalition in the state paid him a visit.
The minister of health, Prof Isaac Adewole has given his first assignment and litmus test to the director-general of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr Abdusalami Nasidi on the reported case of nutritional emergency in Borno State, where it has been estimated that eight children might die daily as a result of malnutrition.
More than 1,200 people living in a camp for internally displaced people in northeastern Nigeria have died from starvation and sickness during the last year in what is becoming "a catastrophic humanitarian emergency," according to the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders. About 480 of the burial sites were for children, the group said.
The Federal Government has declared nutritional emergency in Borno state to save lives. It was reported that about 80 children die daily as a result of malnutrition. Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole announced the declaration Monday morning at the inaugural Board meeting of the Governing Board of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Control in Abuja.
Former Borno State governor and chairman of the dissolved National Working Committee, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has made good his threat to rubbish the PDP governorship primary election that produced Pastor Ize Iyamu. But Senator Ali Modu Sheriff yesterday invited newsmen to his private residence where he unveiled a committee to conduct a fresh primary election in Edo State.
A humanitarian crisis is currently unfolding at a camp of internally displaced (IDPs) in Bama, Borno State following the discovery of thousands of graves, Naij reports. "This group of mostly women and children was placed in the Camp Nursing internally displaced camp. Of the 466 children screened by MSF medical teams at Camp Nursing, 66% were emaciated and 39% of these children had a severe form of malnutrition. Upon assessment, 78 children had to be immediately hospitalised at the MSF feeding centre which has an inpatient capacity of 86 beds," the statement said.