Connect with us

Newsroom

Boko Haram kidnaps 40 loggers and kills three in north-east Nigeria

Published

on

Boko Haram kidnaps 40

Boko Haram jihadists have seized about 40 loggers and killed three others in north-east Nigeria near the border with Cameroon, militia sources and residents have said.

The hostages were rounded up by the insurgents on Thursday in Wulgo forest near the town of Gamboru, where they went to collect firewood, the sources said.
The jihadists have increasingly targeted loggers and farmers in the north-east, accusing them of passing information to the military and local militias.

“A group of more than 40 loggers left Shehuri on the outskirts of Gamboru on Thursday and never returned by evening as usual,” said militia leader Umar Kachalla, who was involved in the search. “On Friday we mobilised men and went deep into the forest where we recovered three bodies identified to be among the loggers, without a trace of their colleagues.”

NCBN On PlayStore

ncbn android

NCBN on AppStore

ios

The missing loggers were presumed kidnapped by the jihadists, who are known to maintain camps in the forest, said Kachalla, a view widely shared in the area.

“We believe the men were taken by Boko Haram who have been attacking loggers in the forest,” said another militia member, Shehu Mada. “From all indication the three dead loggers were shot when they tried to escape as they all were shot from behind.”

The area has been without telephone services for years after the destruction of masts in Boko Haram attacks, forcing people to rely on Cameroon mobile phone networks.

Gamboru loggers have suffered repeated Boko Haram attacks and abductions, especially around Wulgo forest which was a known Boko Haram hideout.

Read Also:

Customs: Patrol Officers of Kano/Jigawa Area Command Attacked(Opens in a new browser tab)

Senator Gobir Said Foreign Soldiers Are Saving Nigerians From Bandits.(Opens in a new browser tab)

Many feared dead as tanker explodes in Lokoja(Opens in a new browser tab)

 

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Foreign

Uganda electoral officials declares leader Yoweri Museveni election winner

Published

on

Uganda

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni  has been re-elected, electral officials anounced amid vote rigging allegation by rival Bobi Wine.

According to Uganda’s Electoral Commission the leader won with almost 59% of the vote and Bobi Wine got 35% vote.

Bobi Wine who was a pop star, vowed to provide evidence of fraud once the internet is restored.

The Uganda’s Electoral Commission denies there was vote-rigging in Thursday’s election.

YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

The Government have been criticised for shuting down internet access in the region.

Earlier a video went viral of rival Bobi Wine House under siege by the military preventing him and the press team access to the building.

Read Also:

Ondo Elections: IGP Orders Restriction of Vehicular Movement(Opens in a new browser tab)

Joe Biden Confirmed as Winner of U.S 2020 Elections(Opens in a new browser tab)

NIN ENROLMENT REPORTEDLY RESUMES AT NIMC OFFICES NATIONWIDE(Opens in a new browser tab)

Continue Reading

Newsroom

Breaking: Nigeria’s Daily Oil Production Sinks to 1.17 Million Barrels

Published

on

Nigeria’s Daily Oil Production

According to a report by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Crude oil production in Nigeria tumbled by 155,000 barrels to a record low in December amid the production cuts by OPEC and its allies.

The report showed that the country’s oil production fell to 1.17 million barrels per day in December 2020, from 1.33 million bpd in November, based on direct communication.

YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

“Crude oil output increased mainly in Libya, Iraq and the UAE, while production decreased primarily in Nigeria, Congo and Angola. Libya’s crude oil output in December rose to 1.22 million bpd, according to secondary sources,” the group said.

“In the meantime, a meaningful rise in oil prices following the recent DoC (Declaration of Cooperation) decisions along with a positive trajectory from COVID-19 vaccines would brighten the 2021 outlook and lay the groundwork for a hopeful medium-term real GDP expansion,” it added

Read Also:

#Recession: Cut Governance Cost, Aid Production, Diversify, Experts Tells FG(Opens in a new browser tab)

Petrol Supply Drops by Over 23 Per Cent Due to Decline in Consumption(Opens in a new browser tab)

Nigeria Records Increase in 2018 Crude Oil Production(Opens in a new browser tab)

Continue Reading

Customs Corner

Customs Officials Escape Death in Gbaji

Published

on

Customs Officials Escape Death

Nigeria Customs Officials should count themselves lucky, as they barely escaped and inferno in Gbaji Checkpoint along Lagos Badagry Express Way, leading to popular Seme Border Post. The unfortunate incident occurred on Wednesday, 13th of January 2021.

YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
The cause? Investigation reveals that a volkswagen Golf car had lost control, descending from Gbaji Bridge and eventually colluded with an incoming motorcycle, leading to explosion. Another car, a Toyota Camry, was burnt to a crisp along the Nigeria Customs Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ checkpoint. When Contacted, the Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Customs Service Seme Area Command ASC I Hussaini Abdullahi Confirmed the incident. He stated that


“Luckily, no life was lost apart from minor injuries sustained by the occupants in the aforementioned vehicles”

Read Also:

FG Pledges Support For SIFAX New Container Terminal(Opens in a new browser tab)

Nigeria Customs Checkpoint at Agbara Attacked by Suspected Hoodlums(Opens in a new browser tab)

Nigeria Customs Service Intercepts Truck Loaded with Arms(Opens in a new browser tab)

Lagos State Police Arrests Sergent Who Shot Girlfriend in the Mouth(Opens in a new browser tab)

Nigerian Banks Commence Implementation of New Cheque Policy(Opens in a new browser tab)

Border Drill Sector 3 North Central Zone: Smugglers Meets their Waterloo(Opens in a new browser tab)

Pastor Docked For Scam Prophecy At God Is Able Mega Fire Ministry, Yenagoa.(Opens in a new browser tab)

Continue Reading
COVID-19 PREVENTION

infectious diseases in your community. It is very important to wash your hand frequently with soap under running water.

COVID-19 IS REAL

#COVID19NIGERIA Situation Report

The #COVID19Nigeria situation report for 21st July, 2020 has been published. Our daily reports provide a summary of the epidemiological situation & response activities in Nigeria

The #COVID19Nigeria situation report for 21st July, 2020 has been published. Our daily reports provide a summary of the epidemiological situation & response activities in Nigeria

@Africa CDC

The African Union and Africa CDC will virtually rollout the Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT) in Africa tomorrow 4 June, 2020 at 11.00 am Eastern Africa Time.

The African Union and Africa CDC will virtually rollout the Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT) in Africa tomorrow 4 June, 2020 at 11.00 am Eastern Africa Time.

GALLANT OFFICER

Gallant Officer
"Also found worthy of honour was Bashir Abubakar, an Asst Comptroller-General of Customs, who rejected a bribe of $412,000 per container offered him by drug traffickers seeking to bring 40 containers of Tramadol into Nigeria. A fine example of incorruptibility, worthy of emulation"

Currency Calculator

Currency Calculator

Amount
From :
To :

Trending