Borno State News Today
A top contender for the position of speaker of the ninth House of Representatives, Muhammad Monguno, on Thursday, April 11, stepped down from the race and endorsing Femi Gbajabiamila, his colleagues from Lagos state.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno and some National Assembly members, on Wednesday, April 10, visited and held separate closed door meetings with some security chiefs over the spate of insecurity in the state.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Mohammed Abba-Aji, has prayed the Borno election petition tribunal to cancel the return of Governor Kashim Shettima of APC as winner of Borno cental Senate seat.
Emerging report has claimed that the entire Jakana community in Konduga local government area of Borno state has been evacuated by the Nigerian military.
Money meant for the interviewed soldiers were said to have been refunded but later retrieved, again upsetting the soldiers, some of whom have spent over five years in the battle front and were not allowed to visit their families.
An Air Force personnel involved in the counter-insurgency operation in Borno state has died after a rotor of a helicopter chopped off his head. The deceased was of the rank of an air chief marshal simply identified as Umar.