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Bangladesh army hails Nigerian military over defeat of Boko Haram  

Officials of the Bangladesh army on Tuesday commended the current leadership of the Nigerian military for decimating the Boko Haram insurgents in northeast Nigeria within a very short period of its mandate.  This commendation was made when a team of the Bangladesh National Defence College on Geo-strategic study tour  of Nigeria visited the Chief of Defence…

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300 Boko Haram terrorists killed as Nigerian Air Force intensifies aerial bombings

The Nigerian Air Force on Tuesday said it killed about 300 Boko Haram members during a recent aerial bombardments of terrorist locations in the North-East of Nigeria. The Director of Public Relations and Information for the Air Force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, said in a statement emailed to PREMIUM TIMES that the…

PIC. 27. U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY VISITS PRESIDENT BUHARI IN ABUJA

Buhari opens up to U.S Secretary of State about Niger Delta, Boko Haram, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that the anti-corruption crusade in the country will be deepened and institutionalized to last beyond the life of the current administration. Receiving the U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, at in State House, Abuja, Tuesday, the president declared: "We will insist on the standards we're…

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Nigerian military says Boko Haram leader, Shekau, wounded in deadly air strike

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday announced the death of three key commanders of the extremist Boko Haram sect. The army said the terrorists were killed on Friday in a major air strike on their location in the dreaded Sambisa Forest. The spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, said the leader…

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Boko Haram strikes again, kills 11 near Chibok

A Boko Haram attack on Kuburvwa village of Borno State has left at least 11 people dead. Residents of the agrarian community said they buried 11 corpses on Monday after the Sunday evening attack. Several women and girls living in the community, close to Chibok were over 200 girls were…

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SSS ‘arrests’ alleged mastermind of Yobe school massacre, other notorious Boko Haram terrorists

The alleged mastermind of the 2013 terror attacks on a secondary school in Yobe State has been captured, the State Security Service said on Monday. In a statement signed by its spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, the SSS said Mudaisiru Jibrin, a spiritual leader of the Boko Haram sect, was arrested in…

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Anglican church commences construction of trauma centre for Boko Haram victims

The Maiduguri diocese of the Church of Nigeria Anglican communion on Sunday laid the foundation of an ultra modern trauma centre for displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgency. The centre, according to the Bishop of the Maiduguri Diocese, Emmanuel Mani, who performed the stone laying ceremony, is expected to discharge…

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Boko Haram: International media group condemns Nigerian Military for threatening Salkida

The Nigerian military should cease threatening freelance journalist Ahmad Salkida with prosecution for not acting as an informer, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The military has said the journalist could face terrorism charges if he does not provide it with information he gained in the course of his…

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Despite raking in billions in revenue, Lagos ranked world’s 3rd worst city to live in

Lagos maintained its position at the lowest rungs of the Global Liveability index by ranking the third worst city to live in the world, according to the 2016 ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit released Thursday. Lagos placed 138th out of the 140 cities ranked in the latest liveability survey,…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian Military releases wanted persons on bail

The Nigerian military says it has granted administrative bail to Ahmed Bolori and Aisha Wakil, who made themselves available to the military authority after being declared wanted. The bail was granted after they met some conditions, including submission of their international passport, PR Nigeria which releases statements from security organisations,…

FILE PHOTO: A Nigerian soldier pull down a Boko Haram flag as a mark of victory

Soldiers kill 27 Boko Haram terrorists in Cameroon

Soldiers killed 27 Boko Haram insurgents and arrested 10 others in Northern Cameroon, the Commander of a Regional Army Force said on Thursday. "A Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) set up by Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Benin and Cameroon to fight Boko Haram across borders, ambushed a group of the terrorists…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian military releases woman declared wanted

Aisha Wakil, the Nigerian lawyer and negotiator for the Boko Haram sect who turned herself in after being declared wanted by the Nigerian military, has been released, security sources told PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday.  Ms. Wakil reported herself at the Defence Headquarters on Monday morning, less than 24 hours after the…

FILE PHOTO: A Nigerian soldier pull down a Boko Haram flag as a mark of victory

Boko Haram: Army yet to question “wanted” Nigerian woman

Aisha Wakil, a Nigerian lawyer and negotiator for the Boko Haram group, who turned herself in after being declared wanted, is doing well in the hands of Nigerian military officials, defence sources said Tuesday. But Mrs. Wakil has not yet been quizzed, sources said. Mrs. Wakil arrived the Nigerian Defence…

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

Troops rescue 88, kill 3 insurgents in Bama, Borno

Troops on clearance operations in the North-East have rescued 88 people in Bama Local Government Area of Borno and killed three during an encounter. A statement signed by Sani Usman, acting director, Army Public Relations, in Abuja on Tuesday, said 28 of those rescued claimed they escaped from Bula Musa…

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How I rejected offers to interview Boko Haram leader, Shekau — ‘Wanted’ Nigerian journalist

Ahmad Salkida is amongst the three persons declared wanted on Sunday by the Nigerian Army for their alleged ties to Boko Haram sect. One of the reasons given by the Army for its announcement was that Mr. Salkida and the two others, Ahmed Bolori, and Aisha Wakil, used their access…

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Why Nigerian military can’t swap Boko Haram fighters for Chibok girls now – Defence Chief

The Nigerian military says releasing Boko Haram fighters in exchange for abducted Chibok schoolgirls is a “political decision” beyond its powers. The defence chief, Abayomi Olonishakin, said on Monday that the military was “going ahead” with its operations against the sect. His remarks came two days after Boko Haram released…

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Boko Haram: Wanted Bolori returns to army barracks in Maiduguri

One of the three persons declared wanted by the Nigeria Army, Ahmed Bolori, who had turned himself in on Sunday evening but was asked to go back home without questioning, has returned to the army barracks. Mr. Bolori has continued to update his trip to the barrack on his Facebook…

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I’m available to be picked up by the Army, says woman declared wanted

Aisha Wakil, a Nigerian lawyer declared wanted by the military on Sunday has said she is available for interrogations. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, Ms. Wakil said she received news of her being wanted with "rude shock," because she is "not a stranger to the military" hierarchy…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian journalist, Salkida, replies Army after being declared wanted

Ahmad Salkida, the Nigerian journalist declared wanted by the Nigerian Army over Boko Haram’s latest video, on Monday said he had commenced preparations to return to country to honour the invitation. In a statement he released on Monday, Mr. Salkida said the Army knew he was not in the country…

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Nigerian Army confused, asks wanted man, Ahmed Bolori, to ‘go home’ after he turned himself in

The Nigerian military asked a man it declared wanted to go home after he reported at one of its facilities in Borno State. Ahmed Bolori, the coordinator of the Fa’ash Foundation and the Partnership Against Violent Extremism and resident of Maiduguri, was declared wanted alongside two others on Sunday. The…

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

PHOTOS: Faces of three people declared wanted by Nigerian Army over Boko Haram videos

Below are the faces of the two men and one woman wanted in connection with the abduction of 218 Chibok schoolgirls over two years ago, by Boko Haram terrorists. On Sunday, army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman accused the trio of links with the Boko Haram terrorists. He also said they…

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Why we declared Journalist Salkida, others wanted — Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has explained that it declared a Nigerian journalist, Ahmed Salkida and two other persons – Ahmed U. Bolori and Aisha Wakil – wanted because of their alleged link with the terror group, Boko Haram. Sani Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, a colonel, said in a…

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Boko Haram Video: Army declares journalist, two others wanted

Ahmed Salkida, a Nigerian journalist prominent for his access to the extremist Boko Haram sect has been declared wanted by the Nigerian Army. The Army in a post on its Twitter page on Sunday did not immediately give reasons for the announcement. Also declared wanted were Ahmed Bolori and Aisha…

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Nigerian govt reacts to new Boko Haram video showing “Chibok girls”

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Federal Government is doing everything possible to secure the release of the Chibok girls and put an end to the horrible saga of their abduction. This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by Segun Adeyemi, the…

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Nigerian military reacts to Boko Haram’s new video accusing it of killing Chibok girls

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has just issued the statement below reacting to Boko Haram's new video accusing it of killing some of the abducted girls in air strikes. Read full statement below. The Defence Headquarters on Sunday said it was examining the latest video from Boko Haram group purporting to…