Apprehension among Maiduguri residents grew after fierce fighting between Nigeria’s military and attacking Boko Haram fighters over the town of Bama, 70 kilometres south-east of Maiduguri
The United States is deeply worried about the apparent worsening security situation in north- eastern Nigeria and has thus called for collective efforts to tackle the insurgents, Boko Haram.
The Defence Headquarters said the explosive was loaded into a van used in transporting charcoal to the market
Many casualties may be recorded as the area is usually a crowded commercial centre
The militants came into the village of Barderi, near the University of Maiduguri, on the outskirts of the city, on Wednesday night, telling people to gather to hear them preach, but then turned the guns on the crowd
The suspension order was contained in a statement from the Office of the Chairman of LMC, which cited current security intelligence as the reason for the decision
This was contained in a statement issued by Major General Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information, in Abuja
NAN recalls that the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday announced the shutting down of five Federal Government colleges in North East “high risk areas”
The Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, made this known in a statement on Sunday
Apparently disturbed by renewed attacks by the dreaded Islamist sect, Boko Haram, in the North East, especially Borno and Adamawa States, the lawmakers opined that operating from there would enable the Chief of Army Staff to respond swiftly to attacks
The explosion, which went off at exactly 1:30pm, occurred right in front of a large military military post called JTF Sector 4, which is located in the area called Post Office
He said: “The club management has approved the recruitment of nine players to beef up the team in some critical areas
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the attacks on Nigerian Air Force planes and helicopters at the NAF base in the city was particularly disturbing, considering the hitherto effective use of aerial attacks against Boko Haram, which is widely believed to have carried out the attacks
Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Dole, the spokesman of the division, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Maiduguri.
A member of the vigilante, Malam Usman Ibrahim, corroborated Bulama’s claim, adding: “We were on a routine checking at the gate when these women came with heavy veil
The man, a trader at the Monday International Market in the metropolis, according to eyewitnesses, said that the son had once threatened to kill him before he fled home to an unknown destination and later returned home a few days ago as security operatives continued to clamp down on the sect
Nwosu said: “The bomb blast in Kano, which killed many people was incredible.
“We believe most of them were the Igbos because the area the bomb exploded is largely occupied by Igbo traders and businessmen