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Buhari Appreciates Biya For Hosting 56,000 Nigerian IDPs In Cameroon


President Muhammadu Buhari last night commended the people and government of Republic of Cameroon for hosting over 56,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Nigeria since July 2014. These group of Nigerians were displaced while fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency that ravaged some Northeastern states. Buhari made the commendation at a …

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Arewa Condemns Attack By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen On Enugu Community


The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), on Thursday condemned Monday’s attack on Ukpabi Nimbo Community in Enugu State, describing it as most unfortunate and barbaric. National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, commiserated with the government and people of Enugu state “over this unfortunate ugly incident” and called on security agencies to …

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Army Kills 7 Terrorists In Borno


Troops of 7 Brigade and 8 Task Force Division of Nigerian Army have killed seven Boko Haram terrorists in clearance operations at Gratte in Kukawa Local Council of Borno State on Wednesday night. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, disclosed this yesterday in a statement issued to newsmen …

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Civilian Deaths From Boko Haram Attacks Increased In 2015 – Report

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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombings caused a massive increase in the number of civilian deaths and injuries in Nigeria last year, according to a new report by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV). AOAV said the number of fatalities and injuries rose 190 percent in 2015 from the previous year, while …

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Fleeing Terrorists Plant Landmines On Farmlands As Troops Kill Boko Haram Kingpin, 6 Others In Borno


Troops of the 7 Brigade, 8 Task Force Division of the Nigerian Army, who were on clearance operation around Gratte in Kukawa LGA of Borno State yesterday killed seven Boko Haram militants including a notorious kingpin popularly known as the Albani of Monguno, the army said. The army spokesman, Col. …

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President Buhari Begs Nigerians For Patience, Understanding As Change Tarries

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to bear with him over the difficulties in the country, saying Nigerians were seeing the darkest days before the dawn. In a strategic move to assuage the pains of Nigerians, the President ordered the release of 10,000 tons of grains from the national …

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Troops Ambush ‘Relocating’ Boko Haram Insurgents In Borno

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Gallant troops of the 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion, 25 Brigade yesterday ambushed suspected Boko Haram militants escaping from the Sambisa forest to Fulawani village in Borno State, the Nigerian Army said. A statement issued by the army spokesman, Sani Usman, said the militants were trying to link …

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Victims Of Insurgency: Nigeria Sitting On Keg Of Gunpowder, NSCDC Boss Warns

Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps -Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu

The Commandant General (CG), Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Muhammadu, has warned that Nigeria risks sitting on a keg of gunpowder if government fails to work on the psyche of adults and especially children, whose parents were murdered by Boko Haram insurgents. This process, Muhammadu argued, should …

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[photos] Troops Make ‘Unprecedented Catch’ With Arrest Of Four Boko Haram Kingpins

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The Nigerian Army has announced that troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Task Force Brigade on Friday made an “unprecedented catch” with the arrest of four key strategists for the extremist Boko Haram sect. A statement by the spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, said the Boko Haram kingpins were arrested …

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FG’s Failure To Fulfil N5,000 Campaign Promise To Vulnerable Nigerians Responsible For Boko Haram Loans – Reno Omokri


A former Special Adviser to immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, has blamed the federal government for the recent disclosure that Boko Haram is luring unsuspecting youths by giving them loans as a bait for membership. The Army headquarters in a statement on Wednesday alerting …

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Troops On Clearance Operations Kill 10 Boko Haram Members At Bulari


Troops of the 21 Brigade, Nigerian Army, on clearance operations at Bulari, Tori 1, 2 and 3 in Borno State on Thursday, successfully cleared the general area of remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists. A statement issued by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said during the operation, 10 …

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United States Has Shared Intelligence With Nigeria On Finding The Chibok Girls – Envoy


United States government said, yesterday, that it provided Nigeria every information and intelligence needed to rescue the over 200 missing girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State on April 14, 2014. The US government spoke through its Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Samantha Jane Power. Fielding questions …

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FG Compiling Comprehensive Data On IDPs To Speed Up Their Resettlement – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said his administration has begun the process of putting together comprehensive data on all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Nigerian refugees with a view to speeding up their resettlement. “We have frightening indices of the number of people and the situation in the IDP …

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Boko Haram Terrorists Kill 11 In Yobe

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Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists on horseback attacked Zango village, Gulani local government area of Yobe State and shot dead 11 people, vigilantes and residents said. The incident happened Tuesday night when the attackers set ablaze houses and shot indiscriminately at people trying to escape the burning flames, …

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Nigerian Army Dissociates From Planned Solidarity Rallies For Success Over Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Army has dissociated itself from a proposed solidarity rally being organised by some civil groups to celebrate the “successes” being achieved over Boko Haram in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the Northeastern part of the country. The Army was reacting to the recent disclosure by a group – …

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New Method Boko Haram Is Using To Recruit Youths – DHq

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Boko Haram terrorists have now devised another means of recruiting unsuspecting youths into their fold, the Defence Headquarters has disclosed. “In this clandestine dispensation, Boko Haram terrorists have resorted to providing loans to young entrepreneurs and artisans in the North East as a way of inducing them for recruitment,” a …

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Boko Haram Ambush GOC’s Convoy In Maiduguri – Army

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The Nigerian Army said Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday ambushed the convoy of the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division, Maiduguri, Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu. The Army in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Sani Usman, said that “the leading elements of the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division …

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Borno: 30 Boko Haram Fighters Killed In Attack On Army Location


More than 30 Boko Haram terrorists were killed while scores escaped with gunshot injuries, following Monday’s attack on troops of the 113 Battalion of the Nigerian Army at Kareto, northern Borno State, which were successfully repelled, Vanguard reports, citing military sources. The terrorists’ who were said to have numbered almost …

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Fuel Scarcity Hits Boko Haram, Groundnut Oil Now Used To Power Motorcycles

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Boko Haram has been forced to produce its own fuel to power its motorbikes because of an acute petrol shortage caused by a military squeeze on supply lines. Vanguard reports that a senior military source said the Islamists were paying huge sums of money for jerrycans of fuel while a …

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Boko Haram 100 Per Cent Muslim Problem – Sheik Gumi ■Faults Kaduna Religious Bill

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A prominent Nigerian Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has described the Boko Haram Insurgency as a 100 per cent “Muslim problem”. Gumi also accused some people in the North of “cooperating with and working to protect them” in reference to the insurgents, whose years of bloody campaign to impose Sharia …

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