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Scores Killed As Troops Battle Boko Haram In Maiduguri

There were reported bomb explosions and heavy gunfire around Maiduguri City late Thursday evening as Boko Haram terrorists battle to take over the city. The explosions which sent shivers down the residents occurred as the heavily armed insurgents attempted to attack the city through the newly constructed Customs House where IDPs …

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Meet Aisha, Former Antelope Hunter Turns Boko Haram Hunter

As seven abducted women and four children were being taken deeper into Sambisa forest, Aisha Bakari Gombi received a call. The voice was familiar: an army commander asking her to assemble a group of hunters to track them down. The seven had vanished earlier that day after a group of …

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Hoodlums Destroy Structure For Army Base In Southern Kaduna

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has decried the destruction of the foundation and structure laid for the proposed Nigerian Army Battalion in Southern Kaduna. The structure was laid last week by the Nigeria Army in readiness for the establishment of the Battalion to tackle the lingering problem of insecurity …

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Army Demotes, Imprison 2 Soldiers For Assaulting Physically Challenged Man

The Nigerian Army has demoted two soldiers, Cpl. Bature Samuel and Cpl. Abdulazeez Usman of 82 Provost Company in Onitsha, Anambra, to Private for manhandling a physically challenged Nigerian, Chijioke Orakwu. The Nigerian Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday. Usman said …

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7 Recruits Killed, 20 Others Injured As Army Battles Boko Haram In Borno

  At least seven newly recruited soldiers were killed while 20 others injured in a battle on Thursday night when members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists ambushed convoy of the Nigerian Army in Borno State. The gunfire which started at about 7:30 pm occurred along the Maiduguri-Dikwa road as military …

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Troops Intercept 2 Female Suicide Bombers In Borno, Kill One

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday intercepted two female suicide bombers near a NNPC mega filling station in Maiduguri, Borno State, while attempting to carry out an attack. One of the girls was shot dead while trying to escape while the other surrendered, Victor Isuku, State Police Public Relations …

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Boko Haram Cut Off My Limbs Because I Renounce Membership – Repentant Terrrorist

A 31-year-old repentant Boko Haram terrorist, Muhammad Abubakar, on Thursday narrates how his hand and leg were cut off and left to die because he was planing to surrender and renounce membership of the dreaded insurgency group. Abubakar disclosed this to newsmen in Maiduguri during briefing organised by Major-General Lucky Irabor, the …

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Army Arrests 3 Suspected Boko Haram Foreign Terrorists In Borno

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it had arrested three Chadians in Borno State as part of its ongoing anti terrorism war in the North-East. The Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, revealed this in a statement while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri. “On Jan.26, at about 1745 hours …

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Boko Haram Kill 7 Travelers, Injure Escort Soldiers In Borno

At least seven passengers were killed and many others, including an escort team of soldiers, injured when gunmen believed to be Boko Haram insurgents attacked a convoy of motorists along the newly opened Maiduguri-Biu highway, witnesses said. The Maiduguri-Biu highway, which passes through Damboa Village, was one of the most …

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Many Feared Dead As Troops Repel Boko Haram’s Attempt To Capture Military Base In Yobe

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday night prevented an heavy onslaught on the military base in Yobe State by members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist, who attempted to take over the location, the PREMIUM TIMES has reported. The terrorist, it was gathered stormed the base in Kamuya at about 5:30 …

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Zamfara Emir Hands Over 3 Boko Haram Suspects To Army

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it had taken into custody three suspected Boko Haram terrorists handed over to it by Zurmi Emirate Council in Zamfara State. Col. Abdullahi Adamu, the Commanding Officer, 223 Light Tank Battalion of Tactical Operation Unit, Gusau said the suspects were apprehended by the local vigilante in the …

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UBA To Install ATM In Barracks For Troops Fighting Boko Haram

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) says it will to deploy Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to the Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri to provide service to troops fighting insurgency. Malam Salihu Ngulde, the UBA North-East Regional Director, disclosed this to newsmen shortly after he visited the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur …

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Troops Kill 15 Boko Haram Terrorists, Capture Foreign Member

A Boko Haram terrorist suspected to be a foreigner has been captured by Nigerian troops in Rann, Borno State. The suspect not yet identified by Nigerian military authorities, was among the ban of terrorists that staged an attack on Rann, the location of the Internally Displaced Persons Camp, that was …

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Army Fighter Jet Misfires, Kills Aid Workers, Civilians In Borno

The Nigerian Army has said a fighter jet misfired and shot some humanitarian aid workers of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), recording casualties. “So far, it is a little bit disturbing; death has occurred. There are casualties; there were deaths and injuries. “But on the actual number of …

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Photos: BBOG Member On A Guided Tour Of Sambisa With FG’s Team

Mrs Oby Ezekwesili and other members of the BBOG campaign group on Monday honoured the Federal Government’s invitation of a guided tour to Sambisa Forest to search for the kidnapped Chibok Girls. Recall, the group replied via its co-convener, Mrs Ezekwesili responded to the FG’s invitation on Sunday night via …

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Army Rescues 58 From Boko Haram

Troops operating in the North-East have rescued 58 people abducted by terrorists in the last two days, including 35 women and 23 children. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Sunday that the victims were rescued during raids carried out by 112 Task …

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Troops Kill 13 Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno Clearance Operations

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said soldiers killed 13 suspected Boko Haram members during clearance operations in Bomboshe and Sinbaya in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno. Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the operations were carried out on Thursday and …

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Army Repels Boko Haram Terrorists’ Attack, Kills 10

The Nigerian Military says it has successfully repelled an attack by the Boko Haram terrorists at Kangarwa in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the operation was carried out on Friday. According to him, the operation …

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Army Arrests 4 Boko Haram Suspects, Recover 100 Motorbikes In Borno

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday arrested four Boko Haram members at Madaki village in Biu Local Government Areaof Borno State. The Spokesman for the Army, Brig.-Gen Sani Usman, who paraded the suspects before newsmen said not less than 100 motorcycles were recovered from the fleeing terrorists by troops of 27 …

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Army Arrests 963 Boko Haram Suspects In Borno

  The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had arrested about 963 persons suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists during an operation between January 4 and January 9. Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this at the weekly review of the Operation Rescue Final at Maimalari …

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