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Breaking: Twin Explosions Rock Maiduguri


A double Sunday morning blasts with deafening sounds has occurred in a crowded area near Maiduguri’s main market, witnesses and officials have said. The blasts which occurred in quick succession at about 8:48 a.m. is coming less than 48 hours after two female suicide bombers killed more than 56 persons and …

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Death Toll In Adamawa Explosion Hits 56

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The death toll from Friday’s suicide bombing in Adamawa State has risen to 56 with 177 sustaining various injuries, an official has said. The Chairman of Madagali Local Government, Yusuf Muhammed, made this confirmation in contrast with previous reports as he added that 57 of the injured were critical and …

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We Need Additional 100,00 Personnel For Effectiveness – NSCDC CG


Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana, has said if the corps is to effectively discharge its mandate and meet up with new security demands, it would have to recruit 100, 000 Nigerians. Gana spoke Wednesday at the NSCDC Academy in Abuja shortly after decorating …

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End Of Boko Haram In Sight, Buhari Assures International Community


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal, assured the international community that the end of Boko Haram terrorists was in sight. The President gave the assurance at the meeting of a panel of heads of states at the 3rd Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa. In a …

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Female IDP Abuse: Police Arrests 10 Suspects


The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, said two policemen, three Soldiers, one prison official, one Air Force personnel, a staff of Borno Ministry for Agriculture and two members of the Civilian JTF had been arrested for alleged abuse of Internally Displaced Persons. Mr Idris revealed this at Inspector-General of …

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We Must End Boko Haram This December- Buratai

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The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has called on troops serving in the north-east to immediately embark on the final aggressive action and comprehensive sweep of the operational theater to end the operation against the Boko Haram insurgents on a very high note. Mr. Buratai made the call in …

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Borno Records 512 New HIV Cases In IDP Camps


The Executive Secretary, Borno Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (BOSACA), Malam Barkindo Saidu, says 512 new cases of HIV infections have been recorded in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state. Saidu who made this disclosure while speaking with reporters in Maiduguri on Sunday said the cases were recorded …

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Boko Haram Has Taught Us An Unforgettable Lesson – Sen Ndume

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The Senate Majority Leader, Ali Ndume, (APC, Borno South) has said people from Boko Haram affected areas have learnt unforgettable lesson, realized their mistakes and would never allow such to happen again. Mr. Ndume, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Yola on Saturday, said …

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Governor Ganduje Decries Influx Of Boko Haram Insurgents Into Kano State


Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Friday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on emerging security challenges in the state occasioned by increasing influx of Boko Haram insurgents into Falgore forest in the state. Ganduje was reacting to questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu …

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Court Orders Immediate Release Of Shiites Leader, El-ZakyZaky


A division of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday has ordered the  immediate release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who is been detained against his will. El-ZakyZaky alongside his wife and some members of the Shiite group were arrested on December 14, …

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Troops Advancing Into Boko Haram Camps In Sambisa – Buratai

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The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has said that troops have commenced advancing into Sambisa Forest, one of the major enclaves of Boko Haram terrorists. Mr. Buratai said this on Tuesday in Abuja while unveiling packs of bottle water provided through private initiative in appreciation of troops fighting the …

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2 Vigilante Members, Several Terrorists Killed In Fresh Chibok Attack


The Chairman of Damboa Local Council area of Borno State, Yaga Yarakawa, has said that two members of a vigilante group from the council, and several Boko Haram insurgents were killed in a fierce encounter between the two groups, during a patrol in Shawa village on Thursday. “The attacked village, …

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Troops Caught In IED Explosion In Borno


Some Nigerian troops fighting the terrorist Boko Haram group in the North-East were Saturday morning caught in an explosion triggered by an improvised explosive device planted by the sect, according to a report by PREMIUM TIMES. The troops, who are of the 122 Task Force Battalion, Pulka, in Borno State, …

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US Warns Of Possible Boko Haram Attack In Abuja

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The Embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria have warned of an imminent Boko haram attack in Abuja. The US embassy in an emergency message urged its citizen’s resident or doing business in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to be security cautious. The mission said information available at …

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Lt. Col Abu Ali’s Death Dominates Google Search

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News about Nigeria’s gallant soldier, Lt. Col. Mohammed Abu-Ali, who died fighting Boko Haram terrorists, was top on Google search this week, an official said on Thursday. The Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, Mr. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos adding that the …

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Local Hunters Rescue Women, Children From Boko Haram

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A total of eight persons including 5 women and three children have been freed from the camps of Boko Haram insurgents in Sambisa Forest in Borno State by a group of local hunters. The chief security officer of the local hunters in Adamawa State, Garba Tarfa, revealed this while speaking …

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Military Unveils Photograph Of New 55 Wanted Boko Haram Terrorists


The military on Monday in Maiduguri unveiled the photographs of another 55 Boko Haram terrorists it had declared wanted, bringing the number of wanted terrorists so far to 257. It had declared 202 insurgents wanted in two batches in 2015. Unveiling the photographs at the headquarters of the Theatre Command, …

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Many Killed, Several Injured As Nigerian Troops, Civilian JTF, Storm Boko Haram Market

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At least eleven Boko Haram fighters were killed on Saturday as troops of Nigeria’s 103 battalion destroyed a market cum camp operated by the terrorist sect in northern Borno. An unconfirmed number of terrorists were also wounded during the battle in Yale, about eight kilometres south of Bama and 12 …

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Suicide Bomber Gunned Down While Targeting IDP Camp


Nigerian security operatives have intercepted another suicide bomber who attempted to penetrate a Transit Camp of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) along Muna Garage. While suspecting the ulterior motive of the suicide bomber with his strange behaviour, the security operatives attempted to accustom him. But in his attempt to detonate the …

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Army Arrests 37 Boko Haram Suspects In Lagos, Ogun


The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army on Thursday says it arrested 37 suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Lagos and Ogun States within the last 15 months. The out-gone General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Maj.-Gen. Isidore Edet, disclosed this in Lagos while handing over to his successor, Maj.-Gen. Ebenezer …

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