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Why We Cannot Yet Declare 27 Missing Policemen Dead – IG

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Twenty seven policemen missing after terrorists attacked Gwoza in Borno in August, 2014, are yet to be declared dead, Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, said on Tuesday. Arase disclosed this while responding to questions from newsmen after inaugurating the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Police Property Development and ... Read More »

Woman Freed From Boko Haram Captivity Narrates How Terrorists Brainwashed & Prepared Girls For Suicide Missions

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An insight by one of the women freed by soldiers from Boko Haram’s captivity has revealed how the extremists trained and prepared women and girls as suicide bombers. One of the freed women, Meriam, 36, who opened up on her harrowing experience while in the terrorists’ enclave, narrated how she ... Read More »

Boko Haram Slaughters 12 During Army Rescue Operation in Borno

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Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members on Friday reportedly killed 12 persons near Gwoza, in Borno State. A witness, whose parents were killed in the attack, said the gunmen struck after the soldiers had moved one set of people from the hills around Gwoza, where they had been taking ... Read More »

Women and children locked up by Boko Haram freed in Gwoza

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Nigerian troops in cordon and search operations have rescues scores of elderly persons and women locked up following the recapture of Gwoza, Borno State from Boko Haram terrorists. According to a statement by the defence headquarters, the freed hostages, some of whom are so weak are being given medical attention ... Read More »

Troops Free Women And Elderly Locked Up By Boko Haram In Gwoza; Another Bomb Factory Found

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Press Release A number of women, the elderly and children who were locked up by fleeing terrorists in Gwoza have been freed by troops as cordon and search along with mopping up operations continue in the town, the Nigerian military has said. A statement by the spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, said ... Read More »

Nigerian Troops Finally Recapture Gwoza Town, Destroy Headquarters Of Boko Haram’s Caliphate

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The Nigerian military has finally liberated Gwoza, a popular town in North Eastern Borno State, from the control of Boko Haram. The Defence Headquarters, in a tweet, said the town was liberated on Friday morning by troops. “FLASH: Troops this morning captured Gwoza destroying the Headquarters of the Terrorists self-styled ... Read More »

Gwoza Will Be Liberated From Boko Haram Today – Jonathan Assures

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President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that Gwoza in Borno, the last town under Boko Haram terrorists, would be liberated by Friday. Mr. Jonathan, who gave this assurance when he received four International Election Monitoring Groups on Wednesday, said already the Nigeria soldiers had successfully liberated Adamawa and Yobe from the ... Read More »

Ndume Optimistic Military Will Reclaim Gwoza From Insurgents Soon

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The Senator representing Borno South, Mohammed Ndume, on Tuesday expressed optimism that the military will liberate Gwoza from the clutches of Boko Haram insurgents very soon. Mr. Ndume expressed this optimism during a chat with journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. He said the military had demonstrated high sense ... Read More »

Boko Haram Set To Engage Military In Gwoza, Asks Women, Children To Leave Town

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Terrorists, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, currently being dislodged from a number of their earlier seized towns by the multinational joint task forces, have regrouped in Gwoza, Borno State where they prepare to confront the troops. The sect had asked women and children to leave owing ... Read More »

Elderly Men Studying The Holy Quran Killed By Boko Haram

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Members of the terrorist group Boko Haram have been gathering in the northeast town of Gwoza, now said to be the group’s headquarters. They killed residents who were unable to flee, a senator and witnesses told reporters on Thursday. According to a female resident who fled Gwoza and spoke to ... Read More »

Residents Displaced From Northeastern Communities Fear Boko Haram May Return

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Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Gwoza, Borno State, who relocated to Abuja following Boko Haram attacks on their homes, have expressed excitement about the recapture of some communities in the north-east. However, they are concerned that the terrorists might return. The IDPs, who are scared to return home, want the ... Read More »

Over 46,000 Gwoza People Displaced By Insurgency

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At least 46,000 persons from Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State have been forced to leave their homes as attacks intensify in the area. Chairman, Board of Trustees of Gwoza Christian communities, Mr Williams Naga, disclosed this while presenting food items donated by the state government to the Internally ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Nigerians Flee To Cameroon In Thousands

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Thousands of Nigerians have been forced to flee their homes, swamping towns in the north of neighbouring Cameroon following incessant attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeast, authorities said yesterday. This came as Boko Haram terrorists, for three days, laid siege to Gamboru town, forcefully conscripting youths to fight both ... Read More »

Military Operation Underway To Reclaim Gwoza From Boko Haram

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A military operation is underway to reclaim Gwoza, Borno State from Boko Haram, a week after the sect proclaimed the town an Islamic Caliphate. This is just as five of the 27 policemen who went missing during the Boko Haram seizure of the town and attack on the Nigeria Mobile ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Prove To Us That You Are Not A Weak President, Cleric Challenges Jonathan

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Bishop Francis Wale Oke has said President Goodluck Jonathan should prove to Nigerians that they do not have a weakling as leader by dealing decisively with the Islamic sect, Boko Haram for declaring a caliphate in Gwoza. Presiding Bishop of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Oke said it was ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 8 Out Of 35 Missing Policemen In Gwoza Attack Found

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Eight of 35 policemen missing during an attack on the Police Mobile Force training camp at Gwoza, Borno by Boko Haram insurgents, have been found, Police said on Tuesday. Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Emmanuel Ojukwu, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the ... Read More »

Gwoza: Governor Shettima Leaves Authenticity Of Boko Haram Video To Security Experts

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Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has expressed doubts over the reported declaration of Gwoza as a territory of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. He expressed doubts over the authenticity of the video where the sect leader Abubakar Shekau made the claim, but stated that the government was the activities of ... Read More »

FG Battles Boko Haram For Gwoza

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Military operations to secure Gwoza town seized by the insurgents earlier this month is ongoing, the Defence Headquarters yesterday said. Responding to the claim by the sect leader that Gwoza town seized by the insurgents earlier this month has been placed under an Islamic caliphate, the military authorities said “the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Leader Proclaims ‘Islamic Caliphate’ In Nigeria

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Boko Haram’s leader said he has created an Islamic caliphate in a northeast Nigeria town seized by the insurgents earlier this month, in a video obtained by AFP on Sunday. “Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brethren in (the town of) Gwoza and made it part of ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 35 Policemen Missing After Gwoza Training College Attack

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Thirty five police officers have been declared missing following the deadly attack by suspected Boko Haram fighters on the Mobile Police Training School, Gwoza, last week, Force Headquarters, yesterday, confirmed. The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, had since ordered the tightening of security in police formations across the country ... Read More »