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Monarch’s Wife, Daughter Return Home After 2 Years In Boko Haram’s Den


The palace of the Shehu of Bama, Alhaji Kyari Ibn Ibrahim Elkanemi, was in a jubilation mood when his wife and daughter abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists two years ago regained their freedom. Some relations wept, while others were joyous when they sighted the Queen and her daughter in …

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No More Boko Haram Camps In North East – Army


The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sanni Usman, on Monday in Lagos has claimed that there are no longer Boko Haram camps in the North-Eastern part of the country. Usman revealed this while addressing reporters at the inauguration of Strategic Communication Course for senior officers at the Nigerian Army …

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Lawyer Urges Buhari To Grant Boko Haram Members Amnesty

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

A Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to grant amnesty to Boko Haram members following the “technical defeat” of the insurgents by the Nigerian military. In a statement issued Sunday, the lawyer said one year after Mr. Buhari declared war on the terrorist sect, it …

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Borno Orders Workers To Resume At LGAs Liberated From Boko Haram

Kaashim Shettima

The Borno State Government has directed all civil servants in the 10 local government areas of the state liberated by the military from Boko Haram to return to work with immediate effect. Usman Zannah, the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, gave the directive while fielding questions from …

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Air Force Holds Special Regiment Training For Officers On Insurgency


In order to assist in the fight against terrorism and other security challenges in the country, A total of 209 Air Force officers have undergone basic Airborne Training from the Nigerian Air Force Regiment Training Centre, in Kaduna State The aim of the training is to build an efficient force …

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Adamawa Begins Reconstruction Of Schools destroyed By Boko Haram


The Adamawa State Government has commenced the renovation and reconstruction of secondary school buildings in the state destroyed by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists. The Deputy Governor, Mr Martins Babale, accompanied by other government officials in an inspection visit, went round the state to access the extent of damages and …

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Boko Haram: Missing Commanding Officer, 5 Others Rescued By Army


Some of the troops missing in action following last Wednesday’s ambush of the Nigerian Army by the Boko Haram dreaded sect have been rescued. According to the Army spokesman, Col. Usman Sani, A commanding officer, and five others have been found among the soldiers declared missing. “It will be recalled …

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Four Soldiers, Commanding Officer Who Went Missing After Boko Haram Ambush, Rescued

Sani Usman-Nigerian Army

Five soldiers, including a unit commanding officer, earlier declared missing after running into an ambush laid by Boko Haram Terrorists at Guro Gongon, Alargamo area of Borno State, have been rescued, the Nigerian Army said on Saturday. The Army yesterday said 16 soldiers and three officers were missing after an …

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Former Civilian-JTF Members Join Nigerian Army

former Civilian JTF Members

A total number of 250 ex-members of the Civilian-JTF, who had been assisting the Nigerian military in the fight against Boko Haram in Borno State, have concluded military training and have been fully inducted into the Nigerian Army. The newly-recruited troopers on Friday visited the Government House Maiduguri, on a …

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Boko Haram Terrorists Ambush Troops, Wound 19

Boko Haram

At least 19 Nigerian soldiers and three civilians were injured in an ambush by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the country’s northeast, the army said. The soldiers fought back and killed “several” of the insurgents, acting spokesman Sani Kukasheka Usman said late Thursday in a statement. Special forces have …

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Nigerian Army Kill 42 Insurgents, Rescue 80 Hostages In Borno


The Nigerian Army said last night that its troops rescued a total of 80 hostages mostly women and children held captive by Boko Haram terrorists in Garere village in Borno State in an operation which resulted in the death of 42 insurgents and large scale number of arms and ammunition …

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Soldiers Arrest Two For Ferrying Petroleum Products To Boko Haram

Boko Haram fuel suppliers

Two persons were on Tuesday arrested when a large consignment of petroleum products they were ferrying to Boko Haram insurgents in some yet-to-be identified locations, were intercepted by soldiers manning one of the entry checkpoints to the city of Maiduguri, Borno State. The two suspects, Muhammadu Adamu, who was the …

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Severe Malnutrition: 49,000 Kids At “High Risk Of Death” In Borno -UNICEF

malnourished kids

A frightening picture was painted on Monday by the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, which said some 250,000 children are “severely malnourished” in Borno State and are at “high risk of death”. The scale of malnutrition crisis in the North-east state underscores the humanitarian repercussion of the Boko Haram …

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Nigerian Army Released 249 Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents Borno

released boko haram suspects

The Nigerian Army has freed 249 captured suspected Boko Haram terrorists and accomplices after being cleared by the Chief of Army Staff in Maiduguri on Sunday. Those cleared and released include 169 males, 46 women and 34 children. Further breakdown shows that 203 of them were from 18 Local Government …

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Troops Intensify Crackdown On Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists, Kill Two

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Nigerian troops conducting clearance operations of fleeing Boko Haram insurgents, have killed two armed insurgents and injured many others amidst harsh weather conditions around Sambisa forest. The troops, ably supported by the Civilian JTF, were able to subdue a roving gang of Boko Haram fighters in an ambush attack at …

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Gallant Nigerian Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Kangarwa – Army


An attack by suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Tuesday evening was successfully repelled by troops of 119 Task Force Battalion stationed in Kangarwa, northern Borno State, the Nigerian Army has said. A statement on Wednesday from army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said the attack, which started at about 6.30pm, was …

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6 Suspected Boko Haram Members Arrested In Lagos

Wanted Boko Haram suspect

Six of the 100 suspected Boko Haram members declared wanted by the Nigerian Army have been arrested last Friday in Lagos by the vigilantes otherwise called the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF). They include: Ibrahim Ali, Abubakar Ahmed, Goigoi Kamsalem, Ibrahim Mohammed, Banagana Blam Ali and Adam. The Seriki Hausawa …

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Two Soldiers Killed As Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack, Killing 16 Insurgents


The Nigerian Army has said that the Boko Haram insurgents last night attacked troops location at Rann, Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State and that, after a heavy gunfire confrontation, 16 of the terrorists were killed. In a statement released by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col …

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Breaking: 6 Killed, One Injured In Suicide Attack In Borno

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In the latest attack by Boko Haram militants, six people were reportedly killed while one other sustained injury on Friday when two suicide bombers detonate their explosives at a mosque in Damboa, Borno State the army has said Nigerian Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said one bomber was foiled at …

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Army Reopens Maiduguri-Gamboru Road Three Years After

Tukur Buratai

The Army yesterday reopened the Maiduguri-Dikwa-Gamboru road in Borno State, three years after it was closed following Boko Haram insurgency. According to reports by The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the road was closed to motorists in 2013 at the peak of the Boko Haram crisis. Governor Kashim Shettima, accompanied …

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