Summary Maina Lawan said eyewitnesses said the attackers arrived with improvised explosive devices and petrol bombs on Monday in a convoy of Toyota Hilux vehicles and motorcycles. An unknown number of residents were killed while others fled. Damasak is an isolated town in northeastern Nigeria, boarding Niger Republic.
Summary The village is a 300-unit housing estate developed for teachers in the state and named after the first minister of petroleum, Dr. Shettima Ali Monguno. Buratai suggested the use of sand crease as an alternative so as to speed up the completion of the project, saying the building would still be of high standard.
Summary Mohammed Damasak, who works with the local government, said the weapons were concealed in containers the gunmen brought to the market. . Boko Haram, which wants to carve out a strict Islamic state in northern Nigeria, was blamed for a similar raid at the weekend that left 48 people dead in the nearby town of Doron Baga. .
Summary A statement signed by its Chairman, Bishop Emmanuel Kana Mani and Secretary, Mr. Joseph Tumba JP, and made available to newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Monday, observed that Christians generally are passive when it comes to active political participation.
Summary "Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad near the fishing village of Doron Baga on the shores of Lake Chad on Thursday and killed a group of 48 fish traders on their way to Chad to buy fish," according to Abubakar Gamandi, the head of the fish traders association.
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 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 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 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 fishermen, were returning from a fishing expedition on Friday morning when they were ambushed, an official and a resident told PREMIUM TIMES. "According to the reports we have so far received from our members in Baga, the killed fishermen were returning from a fishing expedition they set out for on Thursday night", Muhammed Gava, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Vigilante Group in Borno State, told journalists on Sunday. The Friday incident was not the first of such in Doron-Baga.
Summary FILE - In this undated file image released by the Ingham County Sheriffs Department, Charlotte Hornets' Jeffery Taylor is photographed in East Lansing, Mich. The argument escalated and Taylor shoved the woman in a violent manner into the hallway where she fell to the ground and struck her head on an opposite door.
Summary At Coffee House Press, Allan Kornblum brought women writers and writers of color to the fore. Allan Kornblum, who founded Toothpaste Press in 1973 in Iowa City, and reinvented it as Coffee House Press after moving to Minneapolis in 1984, died on Sunday of complications from leukemia.
Summary McAdams will play Ani Bezzerides, "a Ventura County Sheriff's detective whose. uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves," according to the press release. Kitsch will play Paul Woodrugh, "a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened."
Summary The Florida Department of Health said it was notified Monday that two children have died as a result of influenza. Department of Health officials say the majority of deaths from the flu in the United States occur in individuals with underlying chronic health conditions.