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Air Force Identifies Possible Locations Of Chibok Girls

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The Nigerian Air Force says it has identified the possible locations of the abducted Chibok school girls. The Director of Public Relations of the Air Force, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, told Channels Television that the force has therefore abstained from attacking the identified areas to avoid hitting the girls. According …

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Boko Haram: FG Must Ensure IDPs Are Kept Safe From Further Attacks – UN

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United Nations Human Rights experts today urged the Government of Nigeria to ensure that the areas they claimed to have liberated from Boko Haram forces are truly safe for people displaced by the violence, enabling them to return home. They also called for camps, both formal and informal, for internally …

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Army Frees More 275 Boko Haram Suspects In Borno

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The Nigerian Army on Friday released 275 detainees after they were cleared of being members of the Boko Haram terrorist group. Hassan Umaru, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, handed over the detainees to Governor Kashim Shettima at a ceremony in Maiduguri. Mr. Umaru, a major general, said the detainees …

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EU Condemns IDPs Camp Bomb Attack

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The European Union has condemned the latest Islamist attack involving two female suicide bombers who targeted a camp hosting some 50,000 people and were able tokilling at least 58. The attack came just 10 days after the violence perpetrated in north eastern Nigeria and southern Chad. “We express our condolences …

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Troops Ambush Boko Haram In Borno, Seize Ammunition, Others

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The Nigerian Army has said troops of 212 Tank Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade, early on Wednesday morning laid an ambush on some Boko Haram insurgents at a major cattle market in Gwai Mainari around Mainok general area. Mainok is located in Kaga LGA of Borno State. A statement by …

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British Minister Visits Nigeria, Stresses The Need For Protecting Civilians From Boko Haram

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The British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Baroness Joyce Anelay is visiting Nigeria to highlight the importance of protecting civilians in the fight against Boko Haram as well as preventing s*xual violence in conflict. Anelay is visiting Nigeria to highlight the importance of protecting civilians in the fight against …

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No LGA In Borno Under Boko Haram Control, Shettima Supports Buhari, Counters Senator

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Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, yesterday countered the senator representing Borno Central District in the National Assembly, Kaka Bashir Garbai, saying that none of the local government areas in the state was being occupied by Boko Haram insurgents. The senator was widely reported yesterday as telling reporters at the …

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Army Urge Nigerians To Disregard Alleged Take Over Of Operation Lafiya Dole

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The Nigerian Army says it has established a standing Special Court Martial in the North East to handle all cases of indiscipline and related acts of misconduct including human rights abuse in the Operation Lafiya Dole against insurgency. The Army stated these while reacting to speculations in the media that …

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Sambisa Forest, Last Battleground With Boko Haram – DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday said Boko Haram has been “knocked down” in Borno and other parts of the Northeast. It said the only battle ground left is the Sambisa Forest, a swathe of thick bush that stretches about 80 kilometres and said to be the sect’s last stronghold. This …

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Dogara Urges Nigerians To Support IDPs As He Concedes One Of His Houses To Them

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Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has appealed to spirited individuals to support the government in providing for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country. He made the call on Sunday when the speaker visited the IDPs camp in Benin City, Edo. “When I came in here I saw a …

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Only 3 LGAs In Borno Are Safe From Boko Haram – Sen. Garbai

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The senator representing Borno Central District on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai, has countered President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that no Nigerian territory is currently under Boko Haram control. Speaking during a meeting last month with United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, President Buhari claimed …

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We’re Doing Everything Humanly Possible To Locate Chibok Girls, Others – Chief Of Air Staff

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, has expressed optimism that the Chibok school girls would be rescued alongside every other Nigerian kidnapped by the Boko Haram insurgents. The Air Chief’s assurances of the Chibok school girls’ rescue came on the heels of a statement credited to …

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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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