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  • President Jonathan to visit Borno, Yobe states on Thursday

    By Leadership Newspapers on March 5, 2013
    Barring any last minute change of plans by the Presidency, Nigeria President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is set to visit Borno and Yobe States on Thursday.
  • UPDATE: 2 Foreign Doctors Killed, Another Beheaded In Yobe

    By Leadership Newspapers on February 10, 2013

    Three foreign doctors have been killed in Nigeria, one of them beheaded, officials have said.

    Their nationality remains unclear, with differing reports claiming they were either South Korean or Chinese.

    The deaths on Saturday night of the physicians in Potiskum, a town in Yobe state, comes less than a week after gunmen killed at least nine women administering polio vaccines in Kano, the major city of

    The attackers reportedly targeted the doctors inside their home, an official at General Hospital in Potiskum, a government-run health facility.

    The doctors had no security guards at their residence and typically travelled around the city via three-wheel taxis without a police escort, said the official who insisted on anonymity.

    By the time soldiers arrived at the house, they found the doctors' wives cowering in a flower bed outside their home, the official said. At the property, they found the corpses of the three men, all bearing what appeared to be machete wounds.

    Two of the men had their throats slit, while the third was decapitated.

    The state's police commissioner, Sunusi Rufai, confirmed the attack took place but added that no one had claimed responsibility.

  • Yobe Spends N1.5b On Security In 12 Months – Deputy Gov.

    By Leadership Newspapers on December 5, 2012
    The Yobe Government said on Wednesday it had expended more than N1.5 billion on providing logistics to security operatives in the state in the past one year. Yobe is the hot-bed of the Islamic Boko Haram insurgency. The state's Deputy Governor, Alh...
  • 67 Killed In Yobe Attacks

    By Leadership Newspapers on November 5, 2011
    At least 67 people died in a wave of bombings and shootings carried out in northeast Nigeria overnight, LEADERSHIP gathered. Although no group has claimed responsibility, sources allege that the Boko Haram sect may have launched the attacks. According ...