The Commissioner for Local Government and Emirate Affairs, Hon. According to him, the military forces and the government are doing their best to ensure peace return back to the affected communities. On the bomb explosion by two female suicide bombers, the commissioner said he had directed the local government caretaker chairman, Alhaji Sheriff Galgal, who was accompanied by a member of the House of Assembly, Hon.
The Nigerian government urged parents to send their children back to classes, which were halted in March 2014 amid growing violence in Borno state, birthplace of Boko Haram. Boko Haram, seeking the formation of an Islamic government, has since 2009 killed more than 17,000 people in a campaign of violence that included the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls from the village of Chibok, in Borno state.
Before reopening the schools, Borno state government had called on parents to send their children back to school, as fears remain due to continued blasts by the Islamist group. In recent operations, the military reclaimed most of the areas previously held by Boko Haram. The reporter said there was "anxiety in the minds of teachers and students."
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed a total of 2,000 Corps Members to Borno State in the northeast for the 2015/2016 deployment. "It may interest you to know that the presence of Bauchi State Governor and his cabinet had made corps members, who earlier sought to redeploy elsewhere, to change their mind to stay in Bauchi. "We wish to urge the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, to display more concern to the new corps members.
The Public Relations Officers of NYSC in the state, Mr. Suleiman Aliyu, who disclosed this in Maiduguri, the state capital, said: "2200 Corps members have been deployed to Borno State for the exercise which orientation camping is scheduled to hold between Wednesday 25th November to Monday 14 December 2015." "We wish to urge the Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima, to show more concern to the new corps members that will be sworn-in in Katsina on Friday.
According to one of our sources, the terrorists also captured a T-72 tank as well as several artillery weapons from the unit. But the spokesperson of the Army's 7 Division,Tukur Gusau, also wouldn't comment on the matter, saying the commander of the division would hold a press conference on the issue today (Thursday) and that it was not proper for him to pre-empt his commanding officer. The attacks on the military came on the heels of the suicide attacks on Yola and Kano respectively.
Nigeria 's Borno State is in turmoil, plagued by a raging insurgency that has cost dozens of lives in recent weeks alone and seen farmland and property worth millions of naira destroyed. Muhammad Abdullahi, an NGO activist in Borno State, agreed: "This is a society that's already left behind in terms of education, and now instead of the government trying to bridge the gap, it is actively contributing to widening that gap. The international humanitarian and charity foundations as well as the United Nations and the federal government should please come to the aid of the future generation, the children. They really need education."
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The Nigerian army has continued in its bid to oust the Boko Haram sect. Over the weekend, the troops staged an assault in Gramari village, Damboa local government area of Borno state. Daily Post reports that the assault led to the recovery of several rifles, ammunition, bomb making devices, among other dangerous materials. Also recovered were over 30 bags of grains which the insurgents reportedly looted from villages.
A bomb attack has claimed the lives of at least eight people and injured several others in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State. "Since the internally displaced persons were coming voluntarily into the town, it was decided that they had to be screened to avoid the insurgents mingling with them," said the chairman of the agency, Ahmed Satomi in a statement.
Confirming the incident, the Nigeria army said that the explosives were detonated among women and children arriving in Maiduguri seeking to escape Boko Haram violence in the countryside. According to Kanar, the bomber was aged about 20 and struck as the group reached a checkpoint on the outskirts of Maiduguri. "Eight people were killed and seven others were injured in the incident."
A bomb attack has claimed the lives of at least eight people and injured several others in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State. A female bomber detonated her bomb among a group of displaced women and children arriving in Maiduguri, the capital of the volatile state on Sunday. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the bomber "sneaked in amongst them disguised as an IDP (interally displaced person) before setting off her explosives". "Since the internally displaced persons were coming voluntarily into the town, it was decided that they had to be screened to avoid the insurgents mingling with them," said the chairman of the agency, Ahmed Satomi in a statement.