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Borno Professionals To Sheriff: Your N150m Donation To Boko Haram Victims ‘Diversionary’

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A non-governmental organization known as the League of Borno Professionals, has described the cash donation of N150 million by the former Governor of Borno State and alleged Boko Haram sponsor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the state as diversionary. The group made its position known ... Read More »

Boko Haram: There Was No Raid On Nigeria’s Territory By Cameroon Troops, Says DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday debunked reports mostly on social media that Cameroonian troops killed the purported Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, in a cross border raid into Nigeria. Reports had quoted a Cameroonian military source as saying Shekau was killed during a cross border raid and aerial bombardment deep ... Read More »

Emir Sanusi Won’t Support Boko Haram, Says Oba Of Lagos

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The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has called on aggrieved royal families in Kano State to join hands with the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi II, to end insurgency and restore peace in the North. The monarch made the call in Lagos when the Emir of Kano paid ... Read More »

Troops Hitting Boko Haram Hard Some Members Are Surrendering – DHQ

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Some Boko Haram terrorists have begun to surrender with their weapons voluntarily following relentless onslaught by troops, the Defence Headquarters has disclosed. “Some of them submitted themselves and their weapons to the leadership of the troops in Konduga during a further campaign at the weekend,” the DHQ said in a ... Read More »

POLL: Should Nigeria negotiate with Boko Haram?

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According to media reports, the Federal Government and the International Committee of Red Cross have had clandestine meetings with Boko Haram in a bid to strike an agreement- 30 Boko Haram commanders in custody for more than 200 kidnapped Chibok Girls. On the night of 14 April 2014, about 276 ... Read More »

Kidnapped Girl R*ped Everyday By Boko Haram Members – Stephen Davis

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A girl, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents was r*ped everyday, sometimes several times a day by groups of men, Australian Boko Haram negotiator, Stephen Davis has revealed. Davis made this known in his reply to leader of Niger-Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Alhaji Dokubo-Asari, who has once expressed ... Read More »

National Awards: Ango Abdullahi, Fred Agbaje, Others Thumbs Down List

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A cross section of Nigerians yesterday faulted the Federal Government’s decision to honour the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, the service chiefs and the acting Inspector General of Police with National Awards. ACM Badeh, Chief of Army Staff,Major General Kenneth Minimah,Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin,Chief of ... Read More »

Boko Haram Insurgents Storm Market; Kill Many, Cart Away Food Items

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Several people have been killed as Boko Haram gunmen dressed in police and army uniforms stormed a crowded market in Borno State, while also carting away food, according to witnesses. Dozens of insurgents attacked the town of Mainok, 56 kilometres outside Maiduguri, the state capital late Thursday, firing a rocket-propelled ... Read More »

FG Not Doing Enough To End Boko Haram Insurgency – Catholic Bishops

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The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has accused the Federal Government of doing very little to put an end to the rising insecurity and the unending killings in the country. The Bishops, who issued a statement during their Second Annual Plenary in Warri, Delta State, said the meeting has daily ... Read More »

Six Killed In Boko Haram Attacks In Cameroon

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Six people, including four civilians, were killed on Thursday in the far north of Cameroon following two incursions by Boko Haram militants, sources told AFP on Friday. “Boko Haram appeared yesterday (Thursday) around 1900 (1800 GMT) at Assighassia,” a police officer in the region said on condition of anonymity. “There ... Read More »

Nigeria Turns To Russia For Help As Battle With Boko Haram Intensifies

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BOKO HARAM: FG turns to Russia, China as USA, UK fail Nigeria The battle against Islamist sect Boko Haram has stretched the Nigerian military, prompting it to ask for help from its Western allies, especially after the Chibok girls were abducted, but the nonchalant attitude of the West may be ... Read More »

Group Condemns Death Penalty On Soldiers For Mutiny

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A group in Bayelsa Sate, Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), has described as “double standard” and “a national disservice,” the death sentence passed on 12 soldiers of the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Borno State, who were found guilty of mutiny. The group therefore called on the military ... Read More »

APC To Jonathan: Come Clean On $9.3m Controversy

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to come clean on the circumstances surrounding the $9.3 million that was impounded in South Africa, which it said has become the latest in a series of global ridicule to which the scandal-prone Jonathan Administration has subjected Nigeria and her ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Military Has Brought Back Hope With Recent Successes, Says Shettima

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Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno on Thursday expressed optimism that the Nigerian military will soon end the Boko Haram insurgency in the country. Shettima made the statement at the launching of the new 64 page e-passport in Maiduguri. He said that the recent victory by the military in different encounters ... Read More »

Alert!!! Boko Haram Plans To Use Mechanics, Car Wash Centres To Deploy Bombs – Military

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Beware of auto-mechanic and car wash centres across the country, a bomb might just have been planted there. This warning came in the aftermath of the heavy casualties inflicted on Boko Haram insurgents in recent weeks, as indications emerged that the group is recruiting auto-mechanic and car wash operators across ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Things Will Change Drastically By Next Month – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan has promised Nigerians that the security challenge posed by members of the Boko Haram sect who have engaged in massive killing and wanton destruction of property would change drastically by next month. Speaking yesterday at the 66th National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ... Read More »

Lay Down Your Arms And Embrace Peace, ACF Tells Boko Haram As Yero Condemns Kaduna Killings

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The pan-northern socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State have condemned the attacks on Sanga Local Government Area residents and the attack on a Federal College of Education in Kano State. The ACF called on Boko Haram insurgents to surrender and embrace peace, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Sponsorship: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Defends Ihejirika

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The pan-Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Wednesday in Abuja, dismissed the allegation linking a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika (retd) with sponsorship of the Boko Haram sect. This would be the first time the apex Igbo organization would be reacting to the allegation, which was ... Read More »

TAN To Use N/East Rally To Offer Prayers For Nigeria, Challenges Lai Mohammed To Public Debate

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One of the major pro-Jonathan support groups rooting for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re- election, the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, Wednesday, stated that rather than hold its North-East rally slated for this weekend, Saturday, it would instead put in place a prayer session for Nigeria because of the security challenge ... Read More »

Troops Crush Insurgents In Konduga After 12-hour Battle

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The Defence Headquarters says troops on Wednesday morning successfully crushed another attempt by terrorists on a revenge mission to Konduga, Borno after 12 hours of fighting in the community. A statement posted on the DHQ website on Wednesday, said that the troops were now combing the vicinity of Konduga. It ... Read More »

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