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Blast Rocks Bauchi Hours After Explosion Kills 20 In Gombe

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A bomb explosion, Monday, rocked Central Market area in Bauchi, on a day a blast at a bus station in Gombe killed at least 2o people. The explosion occurred at a crowded area, although the number of causalities cannot be ascertained at the moment. One witness however told online news ... Read More »

Mark Tasks Security Agencies On The Need To Unmask Sponsors Of Terrorism

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The Senate President, David Mark, on Monday challenged security operatives to display their intellectual and investigative prowess by unmasking those behind the insurgency in the country. He also implored community leaders and citizens alike to collaborate with the security agencies in order to expose the sponsors of the criminals forthwith. ... Read More »

We Have Lost Brave Men To Boko Haram Insurgency – Air Force

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu said that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has lost some of its brave officers and men in the fight against insurgency. Amosu said this at the NAF’s end of the year party and awards in Abuja, where he also disclosed that ... Read More »

Troops Kill 80 Boko Haram Militants, Lose 2 Soldiers In Latest Borno Clash

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Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect laid ambush for Nigerian troops along the Maiduguri-Damboa road which was closed down for motorists since July, but they were dealt a big blow, with at least 80 of them killed. Two soldiers however died in the clash. Vanguard gathered that the clash ... Read More »

Boko Haram Slaughters Captives In New Video

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A new video from Boko Haram extremists has emerged, showing gunmen killing civilians lying face down in a dormitory, and a leader saying they are being killed because they were ‘infidels’ or non-believers, according to the Associated Press. There were so many corpses sighted in the video released to journalists ... Read More »

Army Was Last Kitted During Shagari’s Era

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Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has admitted that the Nigerian army is ill-equipped. The army have often complained that it lacks adequate military hardware to prosecute the war against Boko Haram, which has led to some soldiers refusing to go on operations sanctioned ... Read More »

Pro-Jonathan Northern Governors Under Threat From Buhari Supporters

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Indication has emerged that some groups in the north are rallying support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2015 presidential election, with northern governors supporting President Goodluck Jonathan alleged to have been receiving threat messages warning ... Read More »

Islamic Council Urges Jonathan To Redouble Efforts At Ending Boko Haram Insurgency

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The Anambra State Chapter of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to take a decisive action to end the menace of the Boko Haram sect. The Vice-President of the council for Anambra State, Alhaji Dauda Ajagu, who made this position known in ... Read More »

Mrs. Minimah Calls For Prayers To End Boko Haram Insurgency

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Wife of the Chief of Army Staff, Mrs. Felly Minimah, has called for the support and prayers of the spouses of men and officers of the Nigerian Army against the Boko Haram insurgency in the country. Mrs. Minimah made the call at Alamala Barracks in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital ... Read More »

Army Kills 75 Boko Haram Members In Borno

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More than seventy five Boko Haram terrorists have been killed by Nigerian troops of the 7 Division, Dogon wire along Maiduguri Damboa road in Borno State, security sources and Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) staff confirmed to newsmen. The attack took place in Bulaburin village on Wednesday, while the ... Read More »

US Restates Commitment To Helping Nigeria End Boko Haram Insurgency

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The United States of America has restated its commitment to helping Nigeria tackle the threat of Boko Haram and similar organisations to the country. According to a statement issued by the Public Affairs Department of the US embassy in Nigeria, the American government also said it will help the country ... Read More »

Boko Haram Sponsorship: DSS Has Vindicated Me – Sheriff

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Former Governor of Borno State, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff on Thursday said he owed the Department of State Services (DSS) gratitude for coming out with facts exonerating him of sponsoring the Boko Haram insurgents. Sheriff’s statement came on the heels of the arrest of six persons by the DSS, including ... Read More »

BBOG Decries Mass Kidnap Of 200 Girls, Women, Children From Gumsiri

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The #BringBackOurGirls group yesterday decried the reported abduction of another set of about 200 girls, women and children from Gumsiru village, in Borno State allegedly by members of the Boko Haram sect. Speaking at the group’s sit-out yesterday in Abuja, one of the conveners, Abubakar Abdullahi, expressed sadness that after ... Read More »

Prophetess Calls For Postponement Of 2015 Elections To Avoid Bloodshed

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President of the Nigerian Women in Clergy, Prophetess Nonnie Roberson has called for the cancellation of the 2015 elections, a call she said was in the best interest of the country. She however said if the elections eventually hold, President Goodluck Jonathan will win, but many lives will be lost. ... Read More »

Mutiny: You Cannot Kill 54 Soldiers For Refusing To Commit Suicide – Falana

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Lead counsel to the 54 soldiers sentenced to death over mutiny, and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has said he would use every legal machinery at his disposal to ensure the soldiers are not killed, as it would amount to genocide. In a statement insisted by the human rights ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills 33, Abducts 100 In Borno

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Boko Haram militants have killed about 33 people and kidnapped at least 100 following an attack Gumsuri Village in Borno State, a survivor told the BBC. According to him, the insurgents suspected to be Boko Haram members seized young men, women and children from the village on Sunday. News only ... Read More »

CDS Urges Nigerians To Have Faith In Military’s Capability To Defeat Boko Haram

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The Chief of Defense Staff, Alex Badeh, on Wednesday assured Nigerians that the Nigerian Armed Forces will win the war against Boko Haram. Speaking at the Presidential Villa after a breakfast meeting between service Chiefs and President Goodluck Jonathan, the CDS also assured that elections will hold in all parts ... Read More »

54 Soldiers Sentenced To Death For Refusing To Fight Boko Haram

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The General Court Martial sitting at the Army Headquarters Garrison in Abuja has sentenced 54 soldiers to death after they were found guilty of mutiny. 59 soldiers had been arraigned before the court martial on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy to commit mutiny and mutiny. Four of them were ... Read More »

Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kills 10, Abducts 2 In Borno

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Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terror group, yesterday, killed 10 people and kidnapped a young woman with her two- year old child, in an ambush laid for motorists in Madari village, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, A driver, Mallam Abor Modu, who escaped the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Leader, Shekau, Releases New Video; Threatens To Attack Emir Sanusi

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Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened to attack the Emir of Kano, Muhummadu Sanusi II, in reaction to the emir’s call on Nigerians to be prepared to arm themselves in defence against the terrorist sect. In a new video released weekend, Shekau said his group does not consider the ... Read More »