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We’ll Avert More Attacks If Villagers Are More Vigilant – FG

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The federal government has blamed the repeated insurgent attacks on villages in northeast Nigeria on poor intelligence gathering by locals. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Babachir, who went on an on-the-spot assessment on the insistence of the President was accompanied by the Minister of State for Health, …

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Boko Haram: Rebuilding Northeast To Cost Over N2trn – T.Y Danjuma

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The Chairman, Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative, Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), has said that over two trillion naira will be required in the short-term to rebuild areas devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency. Danjuma made the statement at the opening of a two-day security seminar, organised by the Alumni Association …

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Buhari Admits To Using “Minimum Force” On Boko Haram, Reveals Why

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday explained why Nigeria is using “minimum force” in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents, saying his administration was doing its utmost best to protect the fundamental human rights of citizens in the theatre of operations. Addressing a special session of the EU parliament in Strasbourg, …

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AU, UN Security Council Condemn Dalori Attack

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The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has condemned the terrorist attack on Dalori, near Maiduguri, in north eastern Nigeria, on Saturday, 30 January 2015, by elements of the Boko Haram terrorist group, which left at least 65 people dead and 136 injured. She expresses …

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Army To Rebuild Schools Destroyed By Boko Haram In Northeast

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The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos, Brig.- Gen. Muhammed Isa Aliyu, has said the Nigerian Army will rebuild schools destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states. Aliyu said the measure is part of Federal Government’s efforts to resettle the communities devastated …

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Nigerian Air Force UAV Destroys Boko Haram Camp In Sambisa

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The Nigerian Air Force Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has destroyed a logistics base used by members of the Boko Haram terrorists group. A statement issued by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa said the strike is a major setback for the Boko Haram Sect …

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Jonathan Bought Substandard Weapons For The Military, Lai Mohammed Claims

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The Federal Government said weapons procured by the administration of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan for the military to prosecute the war against terrorism were substandard and could not have been responsible for the string of successes recorded by the military in recent times. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai …

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Borno Moves To Resettle 50,000 IDPs In Five councils

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Borno State government said yesterday that it would resettle 50,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in their communities this month. Two hundred thousand IDPs from 23 of the 27 councils are staying in 22 camps in Maiduguri after the communities were attacked by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014. The Executive Chairman …

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Bomb Blast Averted As Security Operatives Demobilize IED In Maiduguri

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Security operatives have demoblilised materials suspected to be Improvised Explosive Devises (IED) planted near the office of the Borno State Pilgrims Welfare Board in Maiduguri The Public Relations Officer of the Borno State Police Command, Mr Victor Isuku, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria …

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Arms Fund Scam: I’ll Testify Against Dasuki, Okonjo-Iweala, Others At ICC – Sen. Ndume

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The senator representing Borno South District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ali Ndume, has declared support for the move by Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), to petition the International Criminal Court in The Hague, over the misapplication of funds meant to fight Boko Haram by some …

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More Than 50 Killed As Boko Haram Attack Borno Again

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Over 50 persons were killed by scores of Boko Haram terrorists armed with AK 47 rifles and other sophisticated weapons in the attack on Dalori village, near Maiduguri, Borno State, military sources have confirmed. The attack came after repeated claims by the government that Boko Haram insurgents had been degraded …

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Bombings: Boko Haram Desperate To Embarrass My Government – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari says the Boko Haram sect is embarrassing his government with their renewed onslaught against the people of the north-east. Speaking against the backdrop of intermittent suicide bombings in the past week, president Buhari said that the insurgents had become more desperate, saying that the recent bombings were …

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Residents Flee As Boko Haram Launches Attack On Maiduguri

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The relative peace in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital was on Saturday night shattered as Boko Haram insurgents launched a massive attack on the town. It was learnt that the attack started at about 7.13pm when the terrorists attempted to invade the state capital through Wanori village. Eyewitnesses say gunshots …

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Air Force Steps Up Search For Chibok Girls, Others In Sambisa Forest

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has stepped up surveillance to locate the abducted Chibok girls and other captives held by the Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa forest. Deputy Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole in charge of Air Component, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Amao, made this known when …

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DHQ Alerts Nigerians To New Tactics Adopted By Boko Haram To Carry Out Suicide Attacks

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The Defence Headquarters on Saturday alerted Nigerians to the new tactics adopted by Boko Haram in launching successful suicide bombings in locations in the North-west. A statement issued by the Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, said terrorists, known for using young female suicide bombers to launch attacks, have …

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B/Haram: Nigeria To Redeem Pledge Of Remaining $79m To Multinational Force Soon – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that Nigeria will redeem her pledge of $100 million for the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to enhance the operations of the force in the ongoing battle against the Boko Haram insurgency. President Buhari gave the assurance in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday while speaking at …

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Nigerian Army Arrests Wanted Boko Haram Suspect In Delta

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A middle-aged man suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram sect has been arrested by officers of the 19 Battalion of Nigerian Army in Sapele, Delta State. The suspect, Bukar Abacha, was arrested shortly after he arrived the popular Hausa quarters in Sapele. A senior army officer, who …

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Buhari Seeks New Strategies To Counter Terrorism, Radicalization

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, said for peace to reign in the world, the global community must develop and implement comprehensive and coordinated counter-extremism strategies at sub-regional, regional and continental levels. Speaking at the opening of bilateral talks between Nigeria and Kenya, President Buhari warned …

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Boko Haram Convict, Kabiru Sokoto Accuses FG Of Frustrating His Appeal

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Convicted Boko Haram kingpin, Kabiru Umar alias Kabiru Sokoto, has accused agents of the Federal Government of frustrating his efforts to appeal his conviction and sentence. Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on December 20, 2013 sentenced Sokoto to life imprisonment for his role in the 2011 …

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US Condemns Chibok Suicide Attack

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The United States Embassy condemns the multiple suicide attacks against the Chibok community in Borno Sate on January 27. “We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims. The United States remains committed to supporting Nigeria’s fight against these senseless acts of terror,” a statement by the United …

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