The attack is coming a day after President Muhammadu Buhari declared a fresh war against the insurgents
Gusau then urged residents of Maiduguri to go about their normal businesses during the stipulated period, adding: “Residents are advised to continue with their normal activities within the stipulated period and continue to monitor the media for updates
Residents said they heard heavy shooting and explosions on the outskirts and began fleeing their homes
The Commissioner of Police Clement Adoda, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria, said that 139 persons were also injured during the blasts
Three explosions hit the town, a development said to he the worst since the attempt by Boko Haram to seize Maiduguri in January
Clement Adoda, the Commissioner of Police, stated this at a news conference in Maiduguri
Mopping up operation is ongoing in the area, Olukolade added
Security sources confirmed that at least 53 more terrorists lost their lives
Female suicide bombing is on the increase
The clash followed the troops’ move to stop the terrorists who were in the process of attacking the electricity engineers who were working to restore power to parts of Borno State
While the insurgents carried out an early morning attack in Damaturu, two female bombers were again used to hit the Monday Market in Maiduguri at about midday
The two teenage girls dressed in full hijab entered the busy market and detonated their explosives, said Abba Aji Kalli, the Borno State coordinator of the Civilian Joint Task Force
After much persuasion, Boko Haram has agreed to release the abducted 219 Chibok girls if the Federal Government will simultaneously set free its 18 key commanders.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Adesola Amosu, has assured that the missing Air Force Alpha Jet will soon be found, even as he ruled out sabotage.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo late Saturday visited his son, Lt. Col. Adeboye Obasanjo in Jos, alongside Plateau Deputy Governor Ignatius Langjang and Security Chiefs.
The Boko Haram members had attempted taking over the town
Defence Headquarters on Thursday reassured that the ongoing onslaught against the insurgents in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is yielding positive results.
The Defence Headquarters has said that the “alarmist” report on foreign and online media on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, was “clearly intended to cause panic in the city and the nation”.
On this 150th Day since the abduction of the Chibok girls, we members of the #BringBackOurGirls Movement sign this Declaration and call on all Nigerians to do the same so that we can come together to save the Nation.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria has apologized to the people of Maiduguri, Damboa, Biu and the environs in Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria for the power outage being experienced there since mid-July, 2014.