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Boko Haram: Army Bans Use Of Horses By Traditional Rulers In Borno

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The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri has called on the general public, especially traditional rulers in Borno State to stop the use of horses following recent attacks by militant group Boko Haram which were executed by horse-riding militants. He warned that anyone found using a horse would ... Read More »

Nigerian Air Force Jets Destroy Boko Haram’s Solar Panels

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The Nigerian Air Force said Wednesday that it has struck and destroyed solar panels believed to have been used by Boko Haram terrorists for electricity in Sambisa forest. The spokesman for the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, said an ongoing air assault against terrorists hit electricity-generating panels within ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attack On Horseback, Kill 26 In Borno

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At least 26 people were killed and several others injured as terrorists invaded remote villages of Kolori and Ba’ana of Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State on Monday. Damboa is located at the heart of the Sambisa Forest and about 85 kilometres drive from Maiduguri, the state capital that ... Read More »

Why I Banned Adverts Celebrating My Birthday – Shettima

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Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Monday appealed to his political appointees, associates in the All Progressives Congress, APC, foreign and local contractors having dealings with the state, kinsmen, former colleagues in the banking sector as well as friends in different parts of the country, not to place any ... Read More »

DSS Disclose Identities Of 21 Alleged Boko Haram Front-line Members

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has disclosed the identities of 21 alleged commanders and front-line members of the Boko Haram terrorist group arrested in different parts of the country. In a statement signed by Mr Tony Opuiyo, the DSS explained that the successful arrest is a result of the ... Read More »

DSS Arrests 21 Commanders, Frontline Members Of Boko Haram Responsible For Suicide Attacks

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The war against insurgency has recorded a major success with the arrest of 21 alleged commanders and frontline members of the Boko Haram sect in different parts of the country. The Department of State Services, which released the identities of the terrorists, said the successful arrest is a result of ... Read More »

Buhari Gives Chibok Parents N100,000 Each, Promises To Rescue Their Daughters Alive

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The federal government has reassured that it was determined to rescue the abducted Chibok schoolgirls alive from their captors. Over 200 girls were on April 14 abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents from their school in Chibok, Borno State. Efforts to rescue them ever sunce have proven futile. President Muhammadu ... Read More »

DHQ Again Dismisses Fresh Amnesty Human Rights Abuse Allegations

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The Defense Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday dismissed fresh allegations of human rights abuse leveled against troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the North East of the country. The Defense spokesman, Colonel Rabe Abubakar, in a statement on Saturday, said the report credited to an official of Amnesty International that troops were ... Read More »

DSS Arrests 14-Year-Old Boko Haram Spy At Abuja Airport

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested a fourteen-year-old boy, Sulaiymon Abdulraman alias Sunday Ajayi, who was working for the Boko Haram sect at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The suspect, a native of Kogi State, was arrested by the DSS in liaison with Aviation Security while controlling ... Read More »

Troops Uncover Major Bomb-making Factory, Arrest Terrorist Leader, Two Others

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Troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army have uncovered a major bomb-making factory and arrested a terrorist leader and two others, the Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, has said. Usman, a colonel, described the finding as “an unprecedented feat” in the fight against the extremist ... Read More »

Buhari Commends Military Over Boko Haram Fight

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigerian military for the increased attack on Boko Haram insurgents. He urged them to maintain the momentum until they are totally defeated and the North-East liberated. President Buhari commended the military when Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Alhaji Ismaila Aliyu, and his team, paid the ... Read More »

We’ll Meet Buhari’s Deadline On Ending B/Haram Insurgency –DHQ

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The Defense Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday assured Nigerians that the military will attain the December deadline given by President Muhammadu Buhari for ending Boko Haram insurgency in the country. The DHQ spokesman, Colonel Rabe Abubakar gave the assurance when he held a meeting with the editorial team of Media Trust Limited, ... Read More »

500 Days: Ambode Optimistic About Safe Return Of Abducted Chibok Girls

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Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed optimism that the search for the over 200 Chibok school girls kidnapped on April 14, 2014 will end in the safe return of the girls back home. Speaking when members of the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign Group, under the auspices of the ... Read More »

Southern Leaders Decry Buhari’s Lopsided Appointments, Increasing Insurgency

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Eminent leaders from the southern part of the country under the auspices of Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly (SNPA) yesterday faulted appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing them as lopsided. They also lamented the rising activities of Boko Haram terrorists. The leaders, who complained about what they called ... Read More »

Army Arrests Impostors, Boko Haram Fuel Supplier In Maiduguri

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The 7-Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, in Borno State, yesterday said it arrested some impostors and a man who supplies petrol to Boko Haram insurgents in their hideouts. A statement signed on behalf of the Nigerian Army by Colonel Tukur Gusau, said the Division arrested Alhaji Baba of Gwange ... Read More »

Nigeria, Benin Republic Agree To Strengthen Security Cooperation

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Nigeria and Benin Republic on Tuesday in Abuja agreed to contribute toward strengthening security in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram. President Muhammadu Buhari said at a joint press briefing after a closed door meeting with President Boni Yayi of Benin Republic that they discussed economic cooperation between the two ... Read More »

Olonisakin, Other Regional Military Chiefs Meet In Chad To Deploy 8,700 Soldiers To Fight Boko Haram

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Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin has visited Chad Republic where he joined other regional military chiefs to deliberate on agreement to accelerate the deployment of the 8,700 strong Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to end Boko Haram insurgency in the region. The Chiefs of Defence Staff from the ... Read More »

FG Promises To Complete Bombed UN Building In Six Months

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The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory, Engr. John Chukwu, today assured the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Mr. Ban ki-Moon, on Federal Government’s commitment to the completion of the UN building that was bombed in August 2011. Chukwu gave the assurance after laying of wreath in honour of the ... Read More »

Service Chiefs Leading Troops To Battle Against Boko Haram Biggest Morale Booster – APC

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The All Progressives Congress has hailed the Service Chiefs for showing what it described as leadership by example by ‘personally’ leading the ongoing “stepped-up fight” against Boko Haram. The governing party viewed the development as a breath of fresh air in the counter-insurgency battle. The party said this in a ... Read More »

UN Calls For Release Of Chibok Girls

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The United Nations (UN) has called for the unconditional release of the abducted Chibok girls 500 days after they were kidnapped from their school by Islamist sect Boko Haram. The girls were abducted from their school in Chibok community, Borno State on April 14, 2014. Addressing State House Correspondent after ... Read More »