Officials confirmed that 23 people were decapitated or burned to death in an attack in Barutai on Saturday. Gunmen launched an attack on a polling station in the town of Dukku in the northeastern state of Gombe, killing five people.
Pulse gathered that the polling centres for the IDPs in Maiduguri are not just for election activities but also as reunion grounds for many brothers, sisters and friends who have been separated from one another after Boko Haram attacks drove them out their villages.
Ahmed Idris and producer Ali Mustafa were detained in their hotel room on Tuesday morning after returning from covering a story on the Nigerian forces fighting Boko Haram in Borno State.
Students reported to the Chibok Government Secondary Boarding School on Sunday, April 13, to take an exam on Tuesday morning, April 15, despite the fact that the government had closed schools across the state because it could not offer protection.
Earlier in the week, President Goodluck Jonathan assured Nigerians that the town of Gwoza in Borno state, would be liberated from Boko Haram before or on Friday, March 27.
Briefing journalists in Maiduguri on the level of preparation for the election in the state, Madaki said that the state has been divided into "high risk"; "relatively safe"; and "safe enough" areas.
An eyewitness who was sketchy with details as to what led to the clash said "Marama is on fire as APC and PDP supporters are at war, fighting and burning each others' flags, posters and party buildings". "The development did not go down well with PDP supporters and some people in the community as they reacted to revenge by burning APC flags and posters including the razing down of two vehicles belonging to APC and that of the official Jeep of the council Chairman".
Former governor of Borno State, Senator (Dr.) Ali Modu Sheriff, has called on politicians in the state to respect the views and wishes of the people and to restrain themselves from causing trouble during and after the general elections. The former governor also used the opportunity to call on the people of Borno State to go out and perform their civic responsibility without the fear of intimidation from any quota as it is their rights to choose the candidates of their choice in an election.
Borno State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Dr Mohammed Bulama, in this interview with our correspondent JOEL DUKU, throws more light on how the Gov. Kashim Shettima administration has been in the driver's seat to ensure that Maiduguri is kept safe for the people to go about their normal lives in spite of threats from the Boko Haram sect.
Making this call on Thursday was the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, who also called for efforts to ensuring the success of the polls. Advising the youth as generation of future leaders of the country not to allow themselves to be used as political tools to create havoc or destruction, the monarch Called for prayers for peace in the State and Nigeria.
It was about 8:30 am on a humid Monday in Damask, Borno State, and driver Hassan Bukkar was getting set for the day's business when he heard loud gunshots from the east. With elections less than 24 hours away, the government appears to be racing against time to prove it has the capacity to deal with the intractable insecurity situation that has plagued the northeast, in order to get Nigerians to vote it back to power.
Troops have taken full control of Pulka in Borno State after a fierce battle with terrorists who have been operating in the town. In another development, the mission of two female suicide bombers was yesterday aborted by troops in Aouno, also in Borno State.