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Counter-Terrorism War: Security Agencies Biased Against Nigerian Muslims – MURIC

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A religious organisation, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has accused security agencies in the country of being biased in the campaign against terrorism. In a statement signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC recalled that at a press briefing earlier in the week, the spokesperson of the Department of State ... Read More »

Nyanya Bomb Blast: Boko Haram Can Strike Anywhere, Says APGA BoT Member

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A member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and proprietor of Rogenny Tourist Village Oba in Anambra State, Chief Rommy  Onwuka has said that the Abuja bomb blast on Monday, was an indication that Boko Haram insurgents could strike anywhere. Chief Onwuka said in Nnewi, that the incident ... Read More »

Osun APC Warns Sambo Against Importing ‘War’ Into S/West

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The Osun State chapter of All Progressives Congress has rejected the war intention of the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, who declared in Abuja Wednesday, that the June 21 and August 9 governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun respectively will be “a war” that the Peoples Democratic Party will “fight” to ... Read More »

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Nyanya Bombing, Silent On Abduction Of Borno School girls

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Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for Monday’s cowardly attack on a motor park in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, which left over 71 persons dead and over a hundred others injured in the nation’s capital. Curiously, the Islamist group, in a 28-minute video obtained by AFP on Saturday, was silent ... Read More »

Boko Haram Killings Will Go On, And Nigeria’s Leaders Are Powerless

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This was a horrible week for Nigeria. First, Islamic militants killed at least 75 people in a bus station bombing and kidnapped, then kidnapped about 129 school girls. Despite his bold words, President Goodluck Jonathan is failing to address the problem, say the analysts of the renowned British The Guardian media group. At ... Read More »

Boko Haram Abduction: 14 More School Girls Escape – Borno Commissioner

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The Borno State Government has announced that fourteen more students of the state-owned Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, are presently are out harm’s way following their escape from Boko Haram’s camp. The girls had been held captive since Monday along with about 86 others with fears over their safety. The ... Read More »

We Were Misled On Missing School Girls, DHQ Admits

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday admitted that troops were still searching for majority of the girls abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen at the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. As at the time of going to press, the whereabouts of about 99 out of the 129 missing school ... Read More »

Nyanya Bomb Blast: NEMA Releases Details Of Injured Victims (See List)

SOME BUSES AFFECTED BY EXPLOSION AT NYANYA MOTOR PARK IN ABUJA ON MONDAY (14/4/14).

The National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday released a list of 126 victims admitted in various hospitals in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, after the bomb explosion in Nyanya, Abuja, on Monday morning. No fewer than 75 people were killed in an explosion, suspected to have been carried out by ... Read More »

Our Governors Didn’t Boycott Security Meeting With Jonathan – APC

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Sequel to media reports that its governors shunned a security meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has released a statement denying the reports. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, had in a State House ... Read More »

Boko Haram Abduction: Military Retracts Statement Over Number Of Girls Released

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The Defence Headquarters, yesterday, retracted its statement that only 8 of the girls abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen were still missing. The principal of the Government Girls College in Chibok and the Borno State government had said only 14 of the students escaped from the terror group’s hold, with ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Borno Govt, Principal Say Abducted Girls Yet To Be Released

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The Borno State Government and Principal of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, Mrs. Asabe Aliyu Kwarmbula have denied military reports that most of the abducted girls have been rescued. According to Mrs. Kwarmbula, she never told the army Spokesman, Major General Chris Olukolade that most of the ... Read More »

Abducted Students Narrate How They Escaped From Boko Haram

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Some of the abducted students of Girls Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State yesterday narrated how they escaped from the terrorists. The terrorists suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, numbering more than 100 stormed the school wearing army uniforms and deceived the schoolgirls into thinking they ... Read More »

APC Governors Set Up Trust Fund For Family Of Nyanya Bombing Victims

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Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have set up a trust fund to cater for families of those who died in the Monday bombing of a motor park in Nyanya, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The governors, under the aegis of the APC Governors’ Forum, who ... Read More »

Wike: Boko Haram Overwhelmed Security Team at Girls’ School

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The supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, Wednesday shed more light on the circumstances surrounding the abduction of 129 female students from a government secondary school in Chibok, Borno State in the early hours of Tuesday. He said Boko Haram insurgents, suspected to be behind the abduction, overpowered the ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Soldiers Accuse Army Generals Of Embezzling Security Funds

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Nigerian Army soldiers deployed to the northeastern region of Nigeria to curb the activity of the Boko Haram terrorist sect have accused their superior officers of embezzling huge parts of the funds allocated for counter-insurgency. Speaking anonymously, the soldiers stated those at the forefront of fighting the insurgency live in ... Read More »

Parents Of Abducted School Girls Accuse Nigerian Military Of Lying

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Parents of the abducted school girls in Chibok, Borno State have accused the Nigerian military of lying. The Defence Headquarters had said only 8 of the girls were still held by the sect, but the parents said just the 14 earlier reported in the media are the only ones to ... Read More »

Boko Haram Allegation: Buhari Gives PDP, Metuh 7 Days To Apologize Or Face Court Action

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A former head of state and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has given the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a seven-day ultimatum to retract its wild accusation linking him with the Boko Haram sect, tender an unreserved public apology to him or ... Read More »

US Warns Citizens In Nigeria Over Security During Easter Holidays

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Following the frequency of attacks in Nigeria in the past few days, the United States Department of States has warned American citizens living in Nigeria over possible attacks that might be carried out by extremists in the Northern parts of the country during the Easter celebration that will begin tomorrow ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 121 Abducted Secondary Girls Regain Freedom, 8 Still Missing

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) last night announced that 121 of the female students abducted from the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State on Monday night, had been freed by the military. The principal of the school confirmed the release, adding that eight of the students were still missing, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attacks Borno Again, Kills District Head, 19 Others

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The spate of attacks by Islamic terrorists continued yesterday; the fourth time in three days, as they killed 20 people, including a traditional ruler in Borno State, local government and security officials said Wednesday. Gunmen had yesterday morning attacked the village of Wala, in Gwoza district, killing 18 people, and ... Read More »

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