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Borno

a state of NE Nigeria, on Lake Chad: the second largest state, formed in 1976 from part of North-Eastern State. Capital: Maiduguri. Pop.: 2 903 238 (1995 est.). Area: 70 898 sq. km (27 374 sq. miles)
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Nigerian officials said 276 girls, aged from 12 to 15, were abducted from the school in Chibok, Borno, on April 14.
Eleven girls were abducted from the Gwoza area of Borno state on 4 May.
Gamboru-Ngala is a border town between Nigeria and Cameroon and is about 185 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The military spokesman for Borno state did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Soldiers fighting to put down the four-year Islamic uprising reported that they killed at least 57 insurgents in weekend air raids and ground assaults in Borno state, near the border with Chad.
Chez les dames, Borno a pris la premiere place devant Bouchra El Ghazali de la FSJES-Sale et Sanae Mehdoub de la FSJES-Souissi.
citizens avoid all but essential travel to the Niger Delta states of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers; the southeastern states of Abia, Edo and Imo; the city of Jos in Plateau State; Bauchi and Borno states in the northeast; and the Gulf of Guinea because of the risks of kidnapping, robbery and other armed attacks in these areas.
In Borno State alone, there are two hundred and fifty-six (256) women clubs, groups, associations, and NGOs operating in both rural and urban areas which are registered with the Ministry for Women Affairs.
citizens avoid all but essential travel to the Niger Delta states of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, and Rivers; the Southeastern states of Abia, Edo, Imo; the city of Jos in Plateau State, Bauchi and Borno States in the northeast; and the Gulf of Guinea because of the risks of kidnapping, robbery, and other armed attacks in these areas.
ISTANBUL, November 21, 2011 (TUR) - Sultan Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi of Borno State has said that they should solve the problems under the light of Islam as well as unite their forces.
Nervous soldiers crouch behind sandbag bunkers and man dozens of checkpoints along the streets of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, which sits at the base of the rocky Sahel where Africa's most populous nation borders Chad, Cameroon and Niger.
Dubai There is no reason why people with special needs cannot be integrated into the UAE work force, says British University in Dubai (BUID) researcher Nadera Al Borno.