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Borno

(ˈbɔːnəʊ)
n
(Placename) a state of NE Nigeria, on Lake Chad. Capital: Maiduguri. Pop: 4 151 193 (2006). Area: 70 898 sq km (27 374 sq miles)
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Eleven more girls, ages 12-15, were taken from other villages in Borno on May 5.
d have The footage emerged after Kashim Shettima, the governor of Borno state where the girls were seized, said he knew where some are being held.
BRUSSELS, May 12 (KUNA) -- The European Union Monday expressed deep concern about the recent terrorist attacks in northern Nigeria and strongly condemned the indiscriminate killing of hundreds of civilians and the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Borno State.
A total of 276 girls were abducted on 14 April from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community.
The girls were kidnapped more than three weeks ago by Islamist Boko Haram militants in north-east Borno state.
The scale of the attack and hundreds of casualties were confirmed yesterday by Borno state information commissioner Mohammed Bulama.
On Tuesday afternoon, suspected gunmen belonging to Boko Haram attacked the Gamboru-Ngala Local government area of Borno State and indiscriminately started firing at people, according to certain local media reports.
Nigerian security officials said the attack late on Saturday in the town of Bama in Borno state bore the hallmarks of an attack by the al Qaeda-linked militant group Boko Haram, which is fighting to carve an Islamic state out of northeast Nigeria.
Survivors of the weekend attacks in Borno state said eight civilians were killed when extremists fired on a wedding party on Saturday night in Tashan-Alede village, and another four were killed yesterday in neighbouring Kwajffa village.
The official of the National Emergency Management Agency says the attackers hit Dumba village in Borno state before dawn Tuesday and slit their victims' throats _ a new strategy since gunfire attracts security forces.
Les athletes Driss El Aarouch et Ihsan Borno, qui representent la faculte des sciences juridiques economiques et sociales (FSJES) de Sale ont remporte le championnat regional universitaire de cross-country, dispute vendredi a l'Hippodrome Souissi de Rabat avec la participation de 300 concurrents.
Separately, gunmen sprayed bullets at a church in Biu, in Borno state.