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Boko Haram kills 18, burns houses in Borno

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No fewer than 25 persons were killed and many others injured when Boko Haram insurgents on Friday launched a renewed attack on a small community in Borno State near the border with Adamawa State, the Cable News Network reports.

Local vigilance sources in the area said Boko Haram fighters stormed the remote town of Kwata Mai Tagarri near Lassa in Askira- Uba local government area of Borno State and killed 18 people.

The insurgents also burnt down five homes that were still standing after the Islamist terrorist group struck the community last year.

A member of a vigilance group in Mussa District disclosed that the insurgents rode into the town in two vehicles and a motorbike, opening fire indiscriminately on helpless civilians.

“They came exactly 6:30 a.m. and continued their operations till around 10 a.m., without anyone to challenge them,” said Dauda Yusuf who spoke with SaharaReporters correspondent on the telephone from Biu. “They killed at least 18 people,” he added.

According to Yusuf, many residents of the besieged town had fled to an internally displaced people’s camp in Biu town.

“It is just unfortunate that when we were supposed to be farming, we were chased out from our homes,” he said.

Another member of the group, Yakubu James, bemoaned the absence of the military from their community. “We don’t have military presence in our villages except for Askira Uba town. It makes us vulnerable to the attackers. They have succeeded in almost wiping out our people,” James said.

Sources identified one Jarrafu Tizza as the local leader of the insurgents terrorising the residents of Chibok, Damboa and Askira Uba respectively. They said Tizza and his gangs were now moving freely in Mussa community.

Askira Uba, which is in the southern part of Borno State, shares a border with Adamawa State. It is located about 62 miles from Biu, the largest town in the area.

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How to check 2022 WAEC results

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday released the results of school candidates, who sat the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

Speaking at a briefing on Monday, WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, said the results were released 45 days after the last paper.

The examination held from May 16 to June 23, 2022.

If you are one of the candidates that participated in the examination, checking the result is very simple.

Remember the smart identity card used during the exams? Well, the result checker pin and serial number contained on it are all that is needed.

How to Check WAEC results with SMS

1. Using your mobile device, Type WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear

2. Send to 32327

3. You will receive a message instantly containing your WAEC statement of result.

Please note, only MTN, Glo & Airtel Subscribers can actually check their WAEC Result using this SMS method.

Note: If you did not receive your WAEC result via SMS, kindly repeat this step again.

SMS Charges will be applied when checking your WASSCE result using text message.

You will need to have purchased the WAEC Direct Scratch card in order to check your result via text message. The scratch card pin is what is needed in the PIN section of the SMS you will send to 32327.

How to Check via the Website

To check your WAEC Result, visit www.waecdirect.org and login. Please note: you may need WAEC scratch card to check. Follow the procedures below to check your WAEC result 2022.

1. Login WAEC Result Checker Website www.waecdirect.org.

2. Enter your Examination Number

3. Select Examination Type e.g May/June

4. Select Exams Year e.g 2022

5. Click on Check Result.

How to Check Via Serial Number

1. Firstly, ensure your mobile phone is internet enabled.

2. Then you visit www.waecdirect.org

3. Enter your 10-digit Examination number,

4. Enter Serial Number

5. Enter Examination year and

6. Click on Check my WAEC Result.

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WAEC releases 2022 WASSCE results

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The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has released the results of the recently concluded 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, (WASSCE).

WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan made the disclosure on Monday while speaking at a media briefing.

According to him, the results were released 45 days after the last paper.t

The examination held for six weeks from May 16 to June 23, 2022.

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Tension in Abuja as Police, hoodlums clash

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There was pandemonium in the Jikwoyi axis of the Nyanya-Karshi road in Abuja, on Monday morning as security agents allegedly clashed with hoodlums who were said to have killed a policeman overnight in the area.

Eyewitnesses confirmed that the operation led to a riot by the hoodlums while workers and commuters were on their way to the city centre.

The crisis was said to involve police officers and scavengers popularly known as “Mai bolas.” who set at least one car on fire.

The security operatives were said to have chased them to their hideouts around the area, which were later brought down.

While the crisis lasted, vehicular movement was blocked on both sides of the Nyanya-Karshi dual-carriage road as drivers turned around to avoid getting caught in the crossfire.

A combined team of security forces was said to have successfully dislodged the hoodlums and arrested a number of them before order was restored in the area.

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