Posts Tagged ‘Borno State’

Borno Govt Offers Free Dialysis To 1,000 Renal Disease Patients

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon June 19, 2020
The Borno State Government has offered 1,000 renal disease patients free kidney dialysis by between December 2019 and June 2020. The Government further announced that each patient will be able to save over 100,000 naira as a result. Borno is set to perform an average of 135 dialysis sessions per month, beginning from 144 dialysis […]

Sorrow Mounts In Borno As Death Toll Rises To 81, With Village Head Missing

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon June 10, 2020
Borno State is in a renewed mood of mourning, as death tolls for the latest Boko Haram attack on Tuesday continues to climb. Statistics of victims rose to eighty-one on Wednesday, as authorities reveal that 13 persons are in critical condition, and seven more kidnapped. Earlier reports suggested that sixty-nine persons died yesterday after Boko […]

Gov Zulum accuses Nigerian Soldiers of extorting N1000 from motorists [VIDEO]

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 7, 2020
Zulum was on his way to Jakana, a community where Boko Haram insurgents struck on Saturday when he ran into a long queue of vehicles at one of the checkpoints. The governor, who apparently had been briefed that the security operatives were extorting people, alighted from his vehicle and walked straight to where some of […]

1,000 ‘ninja hunters’ ‎with ‘powers to disappear’ recruited to fight BokoHaram in Borno

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 7, 2019
Babagana Zulum, the governor, has secretly recruited 1,000 traditional hunters from different parts of the north-east and north-west. They are believed to possess supernatural powers to resist gun shots and also disappear and appear — like Japanese ninjas. Zulum, a professor of engineering, has become apprehensive over the resurgence of Boko Haram in his state […]

Borno state donates Sambisa Forest for RUGA

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 14, 2019
The Borno State government has donated some part of Sambisa forest for the controversial Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) programme. The governor of the state, Professor Babagana Umara, made the donation public when he hosted the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai El-Kanemi at his home. According to the Governor, the donation is to “encourage farming and […]

ISIS release images of ISWAP attack on Nigeria military base in Borno

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 14, 2019
Islamic State on Wednesday published a series of images that it said were from an attack in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state. The images included one of a large group of fighters in at least seven technical vehicles, battle scenes, at least two purportedly captured vehicles, ammunition, and, unusually, one artillery piece. ISIS did not say […]