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Borno Seeks Support As 126 Babies Are Delivered At IDPs Camps Daily

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Borno State government is seeking both local and international support to enable it cater adequately for persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in the state. This is because each of the 21 internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp records about six child births daily. This makes a total of 126 babies ... Read More »

481 Elite Troops Deployed To North-East To Fight Boko Haram – Army

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About 481 elite troops drawn from the Nigerian Army, Air Force, Navy and Police Force, completed a Special Forces training before they were deployed to fight Boko Haram in the North East. The Director, Army-Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, who made this known during a monthly press conference at the ... Read More »

We’re Tracking Sources Of Boko Haram Funding – Chief Of Defence Intelligence

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The Defence Intelligence Agency is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring it tracks the sources of funding for Boko Haram and terrorism in the country. The Chief of Defence Intelligence, Rear Adm. Gabriel Okoi, said the DIA was taking steps to track the funds being used to perpetrate acts of ... Read More »

Boko Haram May Be Hiding Chibok Girls In Sambisa Forest Bunkers – Borno Elder

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Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Tuesday said there was general suspicion that Boko Haram insurgents were hiding abducted Chibok girls in bunkers in Sambisa forest. The governor, who was represented by Secretary of Borno Elders Forum, Dr Gubio Bulama, stated this while presenting a paper at a Post-2015 ... Read More »

Suicide Bomber Kills 9 In Adamawa Community

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Nine persons were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber struck in Garkida, Adamawa State, The PUNCH newspapers has reported. The newspaper also said suspected Boko Haram gunmen attacked the Madagali area in the state in a renewed offensive in the liberated area but troops have responded to the situation ... Read More »

Woman Freed From Boko Haram Captivity Narrates How Terrorists Brainwashed & Prepared Girls For Suicide Missions

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An insight by one of the women freed by soldiers from Boko Haram’s captivity has revealed how the extremists trained and prepared women and girls as suicide bombers. One of the freed women, Meriam, 36, who opened up on her harrowing experience while in the terrorists’ enclave, narrated how she ... Read More »

Military Cautions #BringBackOurGirls Group Against Hate Campaigns

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The Nigerian military has cautioned the #BringBackOurGirls(BBOG) group and other advocacy groups against hate campaigns as they do not help in the ongoing Counter-Terrorism and Counter Insurgency (CT COIN) operations in the North-East. In a letter addressed to the leadership of BBOG on Sunday, Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. ... Read More »

#BBOG Campaigners Out To Ruin Targeted Military Officers’ Careers – DHQ

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The Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, has said the general belief in military circles is that the Bring-Back-Our-Girls advocacy group have concluded plans to destroy the careers and reputation of a selected group of military officers in the country. Olukolade said specifically that the organisation, which has maintained ... Read More »

Military Says Marte Not Recaptured By Boko Haram

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The Nigerian military has downplayed reports that a border town in Borno State has been recaptured by Boko Haram insurgents, saying it is a mere case of fleeing terrorists discovering a deserted town and deciding to shelter there. According to the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, Marte ... Read More »

Save Us From Dying, Restock ATMs With Cash, Borno Residents Cry Out To Banks

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Maiduguri residents on Saturday appealed to the management of banks operating in the city to restock their Automated Teller Machines to allow more residents to access their money when in need. The residents’ appeal followed a 24-hour curfew imposed on the state capital by the 7 Division of the Nigerian ... Read More »

Borno Border Town Of Marte Falls To Boko Haram As Insurgents Kit 600 Women, Girls As suicide Bombers

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The Borno State border town of Marte, has again being seized by Boko Haram gunmen, security sources and government officials have confirmed. Security sources said the terrorists, most of whom had fled Sambisa forests and their other strongholds across Borno State, have now regrouped in Marte, which is 112km north ... Read More »

Army Allegedly Plans To Dismiss 4,000 Soldiers For Failing To Fight Boko Haram

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Although the country is yet to solve its insecurity problems, about 4,000 Nigerian soldiers will soon be dismissed for flouting the orders to fight Boko Haram insurgents in an operation in Mubi, Adamawa State, in 2014, online news platform TheCable quoted one of the soldiers affected to have said. According ... Read More »

60 Killed As Troops Clash With Boko Haram Fighters In Borno

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At least 60 people were feared dead in a clash between troops of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army and the militant group Boko Haram around Kayamula village, few kilometres from 21 Armoured Brigade (Giwa Barracks) on Wednesday in Maiduguri. Most of those killed are suspected to be members of the ... Read More »

Dozens Of Boko Haram Fighters Killed In Surprise Attack In Maiduguri

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Dozens of Boko Haram fighters, who attempted a daring attack on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Wednesday evening were killed by gallant soldiers who repelled the insurgents. The assailants, who were reportedly in their hundreds and armed with various weapons, had made attempts to overrun the 21 armoured brigade, ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Army Imposes Curfew On Maiduguri

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The Army has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri following the deadly attack by Boko Haram on Wednesday evening. The imposition of the 24-hour curfew was contained in a press statement signed by Colonel Tukur Gusau, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations. “In view of the recent development within Maiduguri ... Read More »

Boko Haram Storms Maiduguri

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Islamic militant group Boko Haram Wednesday evening stormed Maiduguri, shooting sporadically and forcing residents of the troubled city living around the southern flank of the town to flee. An officer with Nigeria’s secret police, the State Security Service, who asked not to be named because he had no permission to ... Read More »

Boko Haram Regrouping In Riyom – Plateau Assembly Majority Leader • Stop Raising False Alarm, STF Responds

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The member representing Riyom Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Daniel Dem, has raised the alarm on the presence of members of the Boko Haram sect in his constituency. Riyom and neighbouring Barkin-Ladi LGA in northern Plateau, had recently come under attack from unknown gunmen, the most recent ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills Two Soldiers In Cameroon

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Gunmen from Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militant group killed two Cameroonian soldiers in fighting at the weekend that also left three militants dead, military officers said on Monday. Reuters have more: The clash highlights how pockets of Boko Haram fighters remain active despite progress this year by troops from Nigeria ... Read More »

If I Knew Where Shekau’s Hiding, I Won’t Tell Nigeria – Chadian President

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President Idris Deby of Chad, who earlier this year was quoted as saying his country’s military was closing in on elusive Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau and urged him to surrender, has retracted the statement while also insisting he won’t divulge the location of the wanted terrorist even if he ... Read More »

NEMA, UN Pledge To Support Reintegration Of Women And Children Rescued From Boko Haram Captivity

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the United Nations have pledged to support the reintegration of the women and children rescued from Boko Haram in Nigeria. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Sani Datti, Senior Information Officer, NEMA, on Sunday in Abuja. It stated that Mr ... Read More »