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Boko Haram: Over 1,000 civilians killed since January – Human Rights Watch

Attacks by the Islamist armed group, Boko Haram, killed more than 1,000 civilians in 2015, based on witness accounts and an analysis of media reports, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. Boko Haram fighters have deliberately attacked villages and committed mass killings and abductions as their attacks have spread from northeast…

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1,000 children of slain soldiers get scholarships

Nineteen officers of the Nigerian military who were wounded during the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents have been successfully treated abroad, the Nigerian Army has said. During its monthly press briefing in Abuja, Wednesday, the Nigerian Army also said that 1,000 children and dependents of slain army officers have…

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747 IDPs in Adamawa acquire entrepreneurial skills

No fewer than 747 Internally Displaced Persons in Adamawa on Wednesday graduated from the entrepreneurship training provided by the North East Entrepreneurship Development Centre. The training was aimed at building business capacity for members of communities affected by Boko Haram violence. Addressing the graduates, the Programme Director of centre, Idris…

The missing Chibok schoolgirls held captive by Boko Haram

Chibok girls are in Gwoza, says freed Boko Haram abductee

By Samuel Malik Over 200 girls abducted in Chibok in April 2014 are being held in Gwoza town in Borno State, a woman who was recently released by the Boko Haram sect has told the icirnigeria.org. She said she was held in the same location as the abducted Chibok girls.…

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Senator Ndume optimistic military will liberate Gwoza soon

Senator Mohammed Ndume on Tuesday expressed optimism that the military will liberate Gwoza from Boko Haram insurgents very soon. Mr. Ndume (APC-Borno South) expressed this optimism during a chat with journalists in Maiduguri. He said the military had demonstrated high sense of patriotism in its recent anti-terrorism war. “In the…

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Pakistan commends Nigeria military over success against Boko Haram

The Pakistani High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ashraf Saleem, on Monday night commended the Nigerian Armed Forces over the recent achievements recorded against Boko Haram. Mr. Saleem made the commendation in Abuja during the celebration of the Pakistan 2015 National and Defence Day. He said Pakistan would remain steadfast in its…

FILE PHOTO: A woman and her child in an IPD camp in Gombe. Children, especially those without parents are targeted.

INEC rules out elections in Michika, Madagali

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said it will not deploy its staff to conduct the forthcoming elections in Madagali and Michika of Adamawa State which the Nigerian Military recently recaptured from Boko Haram. INEC says it is yet to get clearance from security operatives to hold elections in…

Recapture of Mubi Town

Reclaiming territories not end to Boko Haram, Experts warn

Security experts have warned that reclaiming territories earlier seized by Boko Haram does not signal the defeat of the insurgents who have caused the death of about 20,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands. The warning is contained in a recent report published by the Nigeria Security Network, a group…

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Nigerian troops foil fresh Boko Haram attack on Bama

Nigerian troops on Saturday quashed a fresh attempt by Boko Haram militants to recapture Bama, the defence headquarters said. Bama was retaken from Boko Haram last week. Spokesperson for the military, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, said that over a 20 militants died while others fled with wounds. He said…

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Nigerian Navy to send troops to fight Boko Haram

The Nigerian Navy plans to deploy some of its recently commissioned officers to join the fight against Boko Haram in the North East, according to an official. Speaking at the passing out ceremony and commissioning of direct short service cadets in Onne, Rivers on Friday, the Chief of Defence  Staff,…

FILE PHOTO: President Jonathan at PDP Rally in Ibadan

​​I​’​ll surely ​defeat Buhari​ – Jonathan declares

President Goodluck Jonathan remains confident he will win a second term despite the growing popularity of his main challenger, Muhammadu Buhari. With elections less than two weeks away, Mr. Jonathan told the BBC in an interview that he has nothing to worry about, as his ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,…

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Security operatives raid suspected Boko Haram hideout in Kaduna

A combined team of security operatives from the Nigerian Army, Department of State Security and plain clothes police officers on Wednesday night raided a building suspected to be a hideout of a Boko Haram commander who sources say was on the run from Maiduguri. The building located at No.4 Fulani…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian troops uncover bodies in Bama well

Scores of dead bodies have been found in a well in Bama, a community in Borno State that was recently wrestled away by Nigerian troops, from Boko Haram terrorists. PRNigeria, a media organization that disseminates statement for security agents in Nigeria, said the large number of bodies found in the…

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‘Unlike Jonathan, Buhari will publicly declare his assets’

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, will publicly declare his assets and liabilities immediately he assumes office, if elected in the March 28 poll. A member of the party’s presidential campaign council, Osita Okechukwu, who disclosed this during a pro-Buhari road show rally held in Enugu…

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Insurgency will end in Nigeria – Expert

A Nigerian Researcher, Sani Umar, has assured that the six-year long insurgency in Nigeria will come to an end. Speaking to journalists at a workshop on Research on Radicalization, Counter-Radicalization and De-radicalization in Nigeria, Mr. Umar said the crisis as complex as it may seem would end, although he added…

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Again, Obasanjo seeks dialogue with Boko Haram; says sect has legitimate grievances

Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has again advocated dialogue with the insurgent group, Boko Haram, saying the group has legitimate grievances despite its brutal five-year campaign that has killed more than 15,000 people, with hundreds of thousands displaced. The former president said Nigeria should not rule out talking to the…

Recapture of Mubi Town

Nigerian troops dislodge Boko Haram, retake Bama after days of fighting

After days of intense fighting, Nigerian troops Monday afternoon finally flushed out Boko Haram militants from Bama in Borno State, defence authorities have said. “FLASH: Nigerian troops have this afternoon routed terrorists from #Bama in #Borno state. Mopping up operation is ongoing. #NeverAgain”, the defence headquarters tweeted. Bama, the second…

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Nigerian troops clear Yobe of Boko Haram terrorists – DHQ

The Nigeria military on Monday said government troops have cleared Yobe State of Boko Haram terrorists. In a tweet Monday, the defence headquarters said Yobe, one of the three states under state of emergency due to insurgency attack in the region, was completely cleared of insurgents on Monday morning. “FLASH:…

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PDP dismisses APC’s claims on sponsorship of ethnic militia

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has dismissed as false, the claims by the All Progressives Congress that the Goodluck Jonathan administration is sponsoring ethnic militias to disrupt the scheduled March 28 and April 11 general elections. The Director of Media and Publicity of the President’s campaign office, Femi…

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Boko Haram: Falana charges Nigerian military to free accused soldiers, respect human rights

The Nigerian military has the moral obligation to discontinue the trial of some soldiers for mutiny and set those already convicted free, a lawyer has said. Femi Falana, counsel to some of the accused soldiers, said the soldiers' actions have been justified as the military has started winning the war…

FILE PHOTO: President Goodluck Jonathan in a handshake with the PDP Governorship candidate Mallam Nuhu RIbadu at the PDP Stakeholders meeting

Jonathan visits Adamawa again

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday visited Adamawa State for the second time in two weeks. Mr. Jonathan arrived Yola, the state capital, at about 12p.m. and visited the Lamido of Adamawa. Sources at the palace said “the president had a closed-door meeting with some traditional rulers in the Lamido's palace for about hour before…

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How we will defeat Boko Haram before elections – Nigeria’s Intelligence Chiefs

The Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, on Wednesday said Nigeria would be fully liberated from terrorist control before elections begin on March 28. Speaking in Washington DC, Mr. Oke declared that “no territory of Nigeria will be under the suzerainty of Boko Haram” by the time…

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ISIS accepts Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance

The jihadist group, ISIS, has accepted a pledge of allegiance from its Nigerian counterpart, Boko Haram. In an audio message that has yet to be verified, a man who claimed to be the spokesperson for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS, said the group’s aim of establishing a…

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Jonathan challenges APC on gay allegation, says Morocco standoff less important

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has challenged the All Progressives Congress to tell Nigerians whether or not its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, is considering the request of some foreign nations to scrap the country’s anti-gay laws and allow same-sex marriage, in order to secure their support. The Director…

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Soldiers after Recapture of Mubi Town

Adamawa now free of Boko Haram terrorists — DHQ

Nigerian troops on Thursday succeeded in clearing terrorists out of Madagali, the last major town held by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’s Adamawa State. The Director Defence Information, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, who is on a tour of mission areas in the North-East, announced the development via a press…