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Court Orders Immediate Release Of Shiites Leader, El-ZakyZaky


A division of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday has ordered the  immediate release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who is been detained against his will. El-ZakyZaky alongside his wife and some members of the Shiite group were arrested on December 14, …

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Troops Advancing Into Boko Haram Camps In Sambisa – Buratai

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The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has said that troops have commenced advancing into Sambisa Forest, one of the major enclaves of Boko Haram terrorists. Mr. Buratai said this on Tuesday in Abuja while unveiling packs of bottle water provided through private initiative in appreciation of troops fighting the …

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Troops Caught In IED Explosion In Borno


Some Nigerian troops fighting the terrorist Boko Haram group in the North-East were Saturday morning caught in an explosion triggered by an improvised explosive device planted by the sect, according to a report by PREMIUM TIMES. The troops, who are of the 122 Task Force Battalion, Pulka, in Borno State, …

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Military Unveils Photograph Of New 55 Wanted Boko Haram Terrorists


The military on Monday in Maiduguri unveiled the photographs of another 55 Boko Haram terrorists it had declared wanted, bringing the number of wanted terrorists so far to 257. It had declared 202 insurgents wanted in two batches in 2015. Unveiling the photographs at the headquarters of the Theatre Command, …

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Many Killed, Several Injured As Nigerian Troops, Civilian JTF, Storm Boko Haram Market

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At least eleven Boko Haram fighters were killed on Saturday as troops of Nigeria’s 103 battalion destroyed a market cum camp operated by the terrorist sect in northern Borno. An unconfirmed number of terrorists were also wounded during the battle in Yale, about eight kilometres south of Bama and 12 …

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Army Arrests 37 Boko Haram Suspects In Lagos, Ogun


The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army on Thursday says it arrested 37 suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Lagos and Ogun States within the last 15 months. The out-gone General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Maj.-Gen. Isidore Edet, disclosed this in Lagos while handing over to his successor, Maj.-Gen. Ebenezer …

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Another Lieutenant Colonel Ambushed, Killed By Boko Haram


Less than 2 weeks after the nation was thrown into mourning for the murder of Nigerian Army’s top commander, Lieutenant Colonel, Muhammed Abu-Ali and his troops were ambushed and killed by the dreaded terrorist sect, Boko Haram, another senior soldier was on Tuesday murdered by the sect, according to reports by PREMIUM TIMES. …

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Soldier Fakes Own Kidnap, Arrested In Girlfriend’s House


In an un-militarized move, an officer of the Nigerian Army, Musa Lawal, who was reportedly abducted last Thursday after stepping out of a bank in Calabar, Cross-River state, allegedly faked his own kidnapping to be with his girlfriend in Eket. According to investigation, the soldier attached to 13th Brigade had allegedly …

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Three Female Suicide Bombers Killed In Maiduguri

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Two persons were killed today in an early morning bomb blast in the Umulari area of Maiduguri, Borno State. Police sources said they defused a second bomb before it could go off. The blast occurred as early as 5 am behind Maimalari military barracks in the city. Sources said the bomb …

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Gunmen Kidnap Soldier As He Steps Out Of Bank In Cross-River


Gunmen on Thursday abducted a soldier, Musa Lawal, attached to the 13th Brigade of the Nigerian Army along the busy Calabar Road in Calabar, Cross River State. Lawal had just stepped out of the bank when the gunmen bundled him into a waiting vehicle and whisked him away to an unknown …

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BBOG Lauds Buhari, Army For Rescue Of Another Chibok Girl


The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) advocacy group has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Army and other security agencies working toward rescuing the remaining Chibok schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity. The BBOG made this known on Saturday in a statement released by its spokesperson, Sesugh Akume. The group was reacting to the …

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Rescued Chibok Girl Handed Over To Borno Government By Army

Rescued Chibok girl Maryam Ali Maiyanga and her 8-month-old baby with Nigerian military officials in Borno state

The Chibok girl who was rescued earlier today by the Nigerian Army has been handed over to the Borno state government. Maryam Ali Maiyanga was rescued by troops at a raided Boko Haram camp in Pulka axis of Gwoza local government area of Borno state. Premium Times reported that the …

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How Latest Chibok Girl Was Rescued – Army

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The Nigerian Army has disclosed how one of the abducted Chibok girls, Maryam Ali Maiyanga, was rescued by troops of 121 Battalion, deployed at Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. Maryam was early Saturday rescued while troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, were screening some escapees from Boko Haram …

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Troops Kill 2 Terrorists Attempting To Infiltrate Borno


Troops of the Nigerian Army of the 8 Task Force Division yesterday, intercepted a group of Boko Haram terrorists who were reportedly on a mission to loot logistics supplies from Brimari town and other surrounding communities in Borno State. This was revealed in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the …

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Army Rescues 19 Women And 19 Children From Boko Haram In Borno


A total of thirty-six persons comprising of 19 women and nineteen children were rescued by the troops of the Nigerian Army from the claws of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists on Tuesday in Borno State. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the Acting Director, Army …

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Saraki Hails Army For Ordering 50,000 Pairs Of Locally-Made Boots


The Nigerian Army has been commended for placing orders for the supply of 50,000 pair of boots from local manufacturers in Aba, Abia State for use by its officers and soldiers. The commendation was given by Senate President Bukola Saraki, an advocate of locally made products. There were reports over …

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Army Launches Internet Phones For Troops In Borno


The Nigerian Army has inaugurated internet protocol desktop telephones at the 8 Task Force Division in Northern Borno to enable troops communicate with their families with ease. Onyema Nwachukwu, a Colonel and Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Department, said this on Friday in Maiduguri. Mr. Nwachukwu said in a statement …

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Buratai Inaugurates 331 Artillery HQ In Borno


The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Saturday inaugurated the newly constructed headquarters of the 331 Artillery Tactical Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Buratai, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State Before now the base operated from the residence of Mr. Buratai, a Lieutenant General, and an indigene of …

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Army Arrests 21 Boko Haram Collaborators


Nigerian Army in conjunction with other sister security agencies on Saturday announced the capturing of twenty-one Boko Haram terrorist collaborators in Borno state. This was contained in a statement issued by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman and made available to newsmen. According to the statement, the …

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Army Says Shooting Stars Player, Izu Joseph Was At Cultist’s Shrine When He Was Killed

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The Nigerian Army has said that Shooting Stars FC player Izu Joseph was at a cultists shrine when he was killed. Izu was killed in Rivers state on Sunday by a stray bullet believed to be from a member of the Joint Task Force. The Commander, 2 Brigade of the Nigerian …

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