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Boko Haram’s Chief Bomb Maker Killed By Shekau’s Bodyguard, Replacement Goes Blind – Army


The Nigerian Army on Monday said Boko Haram’s “chief bomb maker” has been shot dead. The Army said the chief bomb maker, whose name was not given, was shot dead on Monday by one of the body guards to the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, as he was about to …

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Second Chibok Girl Rescued By The Army


A second Chibok schoolgirl has been found two days after one, Amina Ali Nkeki, safely returned after being found in Sambisa Forest in Borno State, according to the Nigerian Army. The girls are part of the more than 200 abducted by Boko Haram from their school on April 14, 2014. …

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Corruption Slowed The Army’s Fight Against Boko Haram – Buhari


Corruption is responsible for the inability of the military to defeat Boko Haram on time, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday. “When we curbed corruption and removed the injustice in the military, we began to make progress,” President Buhari said at an audience with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmed El-Tayeb, …

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Chibok Girls: First Missing Chibok Girl Rescued


Several reports indicate that the first of 219 girls kidnapped in the village of Chibok, Borno state have been rescued after she was spotted by a civilian vigilante in Sambisa. The Chibok Girls remain missing after they were abducted by the deadly fundamentalist group, Boko Haram in 2014. Despite some …

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Post-Boko Haram Era: Civilian JTF May Be Integrated Into Military, Police – Buhari


The Federal Government may integrate members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Northeast into the Nigerian military and police after the war conclusion against Boko Haram. At least there a thousand Nigerians including women and men, who have taken it upon themselves to assist the military and …

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U.S. Deputy Secretary Blinken Rates Nigeria High In Fight Against Terrorism


Mr Antony Blinken, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, on Friday described Nigeria as the leader of other countries in the fight against terrorism. Blinken, who hailed Nigeria’s anti-terrorism stance, spoke to State House Correspondents after a visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja on Friday. “Now here we …

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Why I Try To Avoid Meeting With Parents Of Abducted Chibok Schoolgirls – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he gets so worried about the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls so much that he dreads meeting with their parents. The 216 schoolgirls from Chibok secondary schools were kidnapped from their hostel more than two years ago by Boko Haram gunmen. In an interview …

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Fresh Blast Hits Maiduguri As Suicide Bomber Attacks


A fresh bomb blast caused by a suspected male suicide bomber, yesterday hit Musa Usman Secretariat Main Gate in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, leaving four civilians including the bomber, and two policemen dead, and scores injured. The male suicide bomber reportedly disguised as a lunatic and attempted to enter …

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Plan For Post-conflict Development To Arise From Security Summit In Abuja


A comprehensive plan for post-conflict development of the northeast is expected to arise from the two-day Security Summit coming up in Abuja on Thursday. Discussions at the Summit will focus on intelligence on the location, rescue of the over 200 Chibok girls kidnapped on April 14, 2014, and an implementable …

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Troops Foil Attempt By Suicide Bomber To Attack Maiduguri Mosque | Graphic Image

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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said troops of 7 Division Garrison and dedicated Civilian JTF averted an attempt by Boko Haram to unleash a suicide bomber on “peaceful” residents of Sulaimanti community, outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State. The Army said the troops and Civilian JTF were maintaining security and vigilance …

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Army Clears Seven More Villages Taken By Boko Haram


The Nigerian Army says it has cleared seven more villages taken by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Borno in its bid to end terrorism in the North East. Col. Sani Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, stated this in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Sunday. “As the ongoing …

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Starvation: Three Boko Haram Kingpins, 13 Others Surrender To Troops In Borno

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Sixteen suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Balazala and Ahamdaga Makaranta villages in Dure district of Borno State, have surrendered to troops of the Nigerian Army. They include three ameers (leaders) in the sect hierarchy: Hamidu Buba (ameer of tailors), Musa Buba (ameer of mechanics), and Ali Idrissa (ameer of carpenters), …

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Boko Haram: U.S. Seeks To Approve Sale Of 12 Attack Aircraft To Nigeria

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The U.S. administration is seeking to approve a sale of as many as 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria to aid its battle against the extremist group Boko Haram, U.S. officials said. The officials said while speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the administration’s plans in …

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Sambisa Forest: Troops Have Blocked Insurgents’ Entry, Exit Points – Buratai


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai yesterday disclosed that ground forces had blocked movement of Boko Haram terrorists in and out of Sambisa forest, said to be the last stronghold of the insurgents. The Army chief made this disclosure shortly after monitoring troops’ deployment at Banki junction in …

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Buhari Appreciates Biya For Hosting 56,000 Nigerian IDPs In Cameroon


President Muhammadu Buhari last night commended the people and government of Republic of Cameroon for hosting over 56,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Nigeria since July 2014. These group of Nigerians were displaced while fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency that ravaged some Northeastern states. Buhari made the commendation at a …

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Arewa Condemns Attack By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen On Enugu Community


The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on Thursday condemned Monday’s attack on Ukpabi Nimbo Community in Enugu State, describing it as most unfortunate and barbaric. National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, commiserated with the government and people of Enugu state “over this unfortunate ugly incident” and called on security agencies to …

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Army Kills 7 Terrorists In Borno


Troops of 7 Brigade and 8 Task Force Division of Nigerian Army have killed seven Boko Haram terrorists in clearance operations at Gratte in Kukawa Local Council of Borno State on Wednesday night. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, disclosed this yesterday in a statement issued to newsmen …

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Civilian Deaths From Boko Haram Attacks Increased In 2015 – Report

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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombings caused a massive increase in the number of civilian deaths and injuries in Nigeria last year, according to a new report by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV). AOAV said the number of fatalities and injuries rose 190 percent in 2015 from the previous year, while …

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Fleeing Terrorists Plant Landmines On Farmlands As Troops Kill Boko Haram Kingpin, 6 Others In Borno


Troops of the 7 Brigade, 8 Task Force Division of the Nigerian Army, who were on clearance operation around Gratte in Kukawa LGA of Borno State yesterday killed seven Boko Haram militants including a notorious kingpin popularly known as the Albani of Monguno, the army said. The army spokesman, Col. …

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President Buhari Begs Nigerians For Patience, Understanding As Change Tarries

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to bear with him over the difficulties in the country, saying Nigerians were seeing the darkest days before the dawn. In a strategic move to assuage the pains of Nigerians, the President ordered the release of 10,000 tons of grains from the national …

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