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Boko Haram Insurgents Are Merchants Of Fear – Shettima

Kaashim Shettima

Members of the Boko Haram sect have been described as “merchants of fear” by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State. The governor was reacting to Sunday’s explosion involving troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on administrative patrol, whose vehicles encountered Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and ambush by insurgents between Miyanti and …

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4 Things To Note From Abubakar Shekau’s New Video

Abubakar Shekau

Abubakar Shekau Is Alive And Well Embattled Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has released a new video despite claims from the Nigerian Army that he was fatally injured a month ago. The 40-minute video touched on a number of things and we bring you the most important takeaways; Shekau dispelled …

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Boko Haram IED Kills 4 Soldiers, Injures 16 Others In Borno – Army

Sani Usman-Nigerian Army

Three soldiers and an officer of the Nigerian Army have died after the vehicle they were riding in ran into an Improvised Explosive Device and ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. The Army, in a statement by its spokesperson, Sani Usman, early Monday morning, said troops of Operation …

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‘I Am Alive And Well’ Says Shekau In New Video


Abubakar Shekau, the embattled leader of jihadist group Boko Haram has appeared in a new video rejecting claims by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded. “You have been spreading in the social media that you injured or killed me,” Shekau said in the video released on YouTube and dated September 25. …

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Bama To Become Inhabitable In Two Weeks – BOSEPA


The Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA) has given assurance that Bama town would be ready for habitants in the next two weeks, as a total of 1,000 staff have been deployed for the cleaning and fumigation of the town. Bama was one of the local governments in Borno worse-hit …

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Photos Of MSF Treating Malnourished Children In Borno


International humanitarian-aid non-governmental organisation Doctors Without Borders or Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) have been active in the conflict-torn Borno state. Borno is the state most affected by the violent activities of terrorist group Boko Haram. The violence exhibited by the terror group has led to a loss of thousands of lives …

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350 IDPs Relocated From Mubi By Adamawa Government


The Adamawa State Government says it has relocated no fewer than 350 Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) made up of mostly women and children. The IDPs were relocated from the transit camp in Mubi to the designated camp in Malkohi, Yola South Local Government Area of the state. Mr. Haruna Furo, the …

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Troops Repel Boko Haram Attacks In Borno, Kill 15 Insurgents


Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole Task Force Battle Group and Multinational Joint Task Force in Abadam village in Borno State dealt decisively with suspected members of Boko Haram that attempted to attack their location. In a statement by the Nigerian Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the attack, was launched …

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Nigeria Open To UN Mediation In Swap Deal For Chibok Girls – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria will welcome intermediaries from the United Nations to assist in negotiating with Boko Haram for a swap deal involving over 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls. The president was quoted as saying this during a bilateral meeting with the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, during …

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We’ll Resolve Niger Delta Crisis In A Short While, Buhari Assures Obama


President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, assured U.S President, Barack Obama, that Nigeria is making steady progress towards resolving the problem of militancy in the Niger Delta region, which has led to economic sabotage on a grand scale. Speaking during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 71st edition of the …

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Why I Don’t Use My Bullet Proof Cars – Governor Shettima


Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno said he abandoned the use of bullet proof cars as an act of sympathy with the suffering masses who had no means of self-protection from terrorists. Mr. Shettima stated this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri. He said …

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Army Rescues 43 Persons, Recover 500 Cows From Boko Haram In Borno

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The Nigerian Army troops on Sunday morning said it rescued 43 kidnapped persons and recovered 500 cows from fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in Mafa, Borno State. This is contained in a statement by the Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, he said that eight suspected Boko Haram insurgents abducted some cattle …

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Airforce Bomb Boko Haram Locations In Borno


The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, on Sunday said its fighter jets conducted several air strikes at suspected insurgent locations on the outskirts of Tumbin Gini and Tumbin Kayewa Northeastern Borno State on Friday 16 September 2016. “The air strikes were as a result of ground based intelligence and successive Intelligence …

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Nigerian Army Kills 4 Boko Haram Fighters In Yobe


The troops of the ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ of the Nigerian Army in their continued war against the Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday engaged the terrorists in gun duel, killing four and arresting one in Yobe state. A statement detailing the operation, signed by Col Sani Usman, Acting Director Army Public …

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Soldiers Kill Four Insurgents In Shootout In Yobe


Few hours after Boko Haram released a video threatening to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari, four members of the sect riding a motorbike have been killed by soldiers in a shootout at a village in Gaidam Local Government Area of Yobe State. According to witnesses, the insurgents were spotted by soldiers …

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BBOG To Commemorate 900 Days Of Chibok Girls’ Abduction

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The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group has begun preparation for the commemoration of the 900 Days of the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls. Speaking during the normal sit-out of the group yesterday, the chairperson of the strategic team of BBOG, Aisha Yesufu, revealed that September 29, 2016 will be the 900th day …

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Borno Govt Disburses N1.6bn For Construction Of Mega Schools


Borno State Government has awarded a N1.6 billion contract for the construction of nine mega primary schools, as part of efforts to overhaul the state’s education system. The governor, Kashim Shettima, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the gesture was also aimed at providing access to …

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Why We Changed Strategy In Our Support Of #BringBackOurGirls Group – APC


The governing All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the dismay expressed by the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) in the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government. In the build-up to the 2015 general elections, the APC, then an opposition party, was a strong voice behind the BBOG’s campaign for the …

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15 Operations The Nigerian Armed Forces Are Involved In

Nigerian Army

Nigeria’s armed forces are presently carrying out various operations across the country. The operations are aimed at combating terrorism, deadly herdsmen, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, oil thieves, pipeline vandals, armed robbery and so on. Operations exist in all the six Geo-political zones of the country. Below are 15 of the operations carried out presently: …

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Borno State Begins Reconstruction Of Houses Destroyed By Boko Haram

Kashim Shettima

The Borno State has commenced the reconstruction of 500 houses destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents. The Caretaker Chairman of Gubio Local Government Area, LGA, of Borno State, Mr. Zanna Modu, said the degrading of the activities of Boko Haram insurgents is hastening the reconstruction of residential houses and public …

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