Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Thousands displaced after Dumba terror attack

26 August 2013, 20:26

Abuja - The recent terror attack in Dumba village in Borno State have displaced 4 000 people, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Monday.

MENA Northeast Zone Information Officer, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said the internally displaced persons (IDPS) were registered in Baga.

He said those displaced were mostly fishermen and farmers from Dumba village in Kukawa council of Borno State which was attacked by unknown gunmen on 20 August 2013.

A team of NEMA officers helped register the IDPS in a camp located at the Central Primary School in Baga town.

Ibrahim said the displaced people were provided with basic commodities such as food clothes and toiletries.

Officials from the Joint Task Force and the Red Cross as well as other stakeholders also visited the refugee camp.

Suspected Boko Haram member  are reported to have killed at least 44 villagers in northeast Nigeria.

NEMA said said the attackers hit Dumba before dawn and slit their victims' throats.

It is reported this is the terrorists’ new strategy as gunfire attracts security forces. - CAJ News



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...