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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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U.S Embassy Issues Alert Of Possible Terror Attacks On Lagos Hotels


The United States Embassy has warned of possible terror attacks on hotels in Lagos, especially those frequented by expatriates and foreign visitors during the public holidays to commemorate the end-of-fasting festivities. The Federal Government earlier declared Tuesday and Wednesday public holidays but added Thursday, after the Sultan of Sokoto and …

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Troops Kill Two Female Suicide Bombers In Borno

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What could have been a tragedy was averted by vigilant troops early hours of Monday as they shot and killed two Boko Haram female suicide bombers attempting to attack Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Monguno, Borno State. The third female suicide bomber, who took a different route, detonated her explosives …

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We’re Not Giving Up On Rescuing Chibok Girls – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to rescue the remaining Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity. He gave the reassurance Thursday night when he hosted members of the diplomatic corps to breaking of Ramadan fast at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Buhari stressed that the …

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FG Set To Counter Illegal Radio Broadcast By Boko Haram, IPOB

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The Federal Government is set to deploy all the four International Radio Monitoring Stations (IRMS) in strategic locations across the country to counter what it termed “illegal radio broadcast” insurgents and separatist groups in the country. READ: Boko Haram Floats Radio Station Boko Haram in the Northeast, recently floated a …

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Ten Boko Haram Suspects Arrested In Zaria – Police


The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested 10 suspected Boko Haram members, who reportedly fled Sambisa Forest in Borno State, in Dogarawa, the headquarters of Sabon Gari local government area of the state. The suspected terrorists were arrested based on a tip-off by ‘good Samaritans’. “Some good Samaritans volunteered information …

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