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Cameroon journalist jailed 10 years for alleged contacts with Boko Haram

A Cameroonian military tribunal on Monday sentenced a journalist to 10 years in prison on terrorism charges, including for failing to report acts of terrorism to authorities. The court had been told that evidence was found in Ahmed Abba's computer showing he had been in contact with Boko Haram Islamist…

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Aid funds to stop famine in Nigeria’s north-east may dry up by June – UN

Aid organisations working to stop the famine in Nigeria will run out of money by June if donors do not give the cash they pledged at a conference in February, worsening an already difficult situation. A UN official said on Monday that the famine in the northeast of the West…

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Two Nigerian Army generals escape Boko Haram mines

Two senior Nigerian Army officers escaped any harm as their convoy encountered and cleared four Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried by suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists along their way from Bama to Gwoza on Saturday. The Director Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, stated this in a statement in Maiduguri.…

FILE PHOTO: Recapture of Mubi Town

History will not forget you, Buratai tells Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has urged troops in the north-east to remain steadfast in prosecuting the counter insurgency as history would not forget them. The army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said in a statement on Sunday that Mr. Buratai, a lieutenant general, stated this during a visit to…

From Left: Chief of Army Staffof Bangladesh, Gen. Abu Muhammed, Nigeria Chief of Army Staff: Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai and High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Nigeria, Mr Kazi Koikobas  during the visit of Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh to Nigeria, in Lagos on Saturday (22/4/17)

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Army Chief Buratai reveals war tactics used against Boko Haram terrorists

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, said the lessons he learnt from the Bangladesh National Defence while on course had been very useful in the counter insurgency operations in the North-East. Mr. Buratai, a lieutenant general, made this known in Lagos, on Saturday when he received the Bangladesh Army…

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Stop making excuses, stop herdsmen attacks, CAN tells Nigerian govt

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has tasked the Nigerian government to ‘stop making excuses’ for what it regarded as government’s failure to curtail the menace of herdsmen attacks in the country. Speaking with journalists in Abuja ahead of a five-day national programme of the Nigerian Baptists Convention at the…

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Factionalisation of Boko Haram boosted counter-insurgency operations – Nigerian General

The emergence of Musab Al-Barnawi, a Boko Haram factional leader, was a boost to the Nigerian Army's counter insurgency efforts, an official has said. The Commander of the Lake Chad Basin Multi-National force, Lamidi Adeosun, made this known in a telephonic press briefing with selected media outfits, including PREMIUM TIMES,…

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Boko Haram strikes again, sacks army battalion, kills Nigerian soldiers, seizes arms

Nigerian troops fighting the extremist Boko Haram sect have suffered major setbacks, with the terror group sacking an army battalion, killing eight soldiers and wounding 11 others in two separate attacks in three days, reliable military insiders have told PREMIUM TIMES. The army formations involved in the incidents also lost…

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

30,000 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram return from Cameroon

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, says 30,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, who fled the state at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency have returned home. Abdullahi Umar, the spokesperson of the agency, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Wednesday that the figure was part of…

Nigerian soldiers raid Boko Haram camps, kill six

Nigerian soldiers raid Boko Haram camps, kill six – Official

Nigerian soldiers on Monday raided some hideouts of the Boko Haram in remote villages of Borno State during which six members of the group were killed in a shootout, an official said. The raid, according to the spokesperson of the Nigeria army, Sani Usman, a brigadier general, was conducted by…

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Boko Haram leader’s ‘ex-wife’ nabbed in Maiduguri

An ex-wife of a factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Mamman Nur, was one of the two teenage suspected suicide bombers intercepted by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Borno State, Punch newspaper reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the 15-year-old Fatima Kabir was married…

FILE PHOTO: A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed.  A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM 
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It may take years to free all kidnapped Chibok girls – Nigeria Defence Minister

Nigeria's defence minister, Mansur Ali, has warned that it may take years to find all the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Boko Haram kidnapped the 276 students from a government secondary school in the north-eastern town of Chibok, Borno State, on April 14, 2014. About 195 of the girls…

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Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 21 suspects, rescue 1,623 captives – Official

Troops on clearance operations on Monday at Jarawa village in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno, rescued 1,623 captives held by remnants of Boko Haram terrorists after they neutralised 21 terrorists in a battle, an official said. According to a statement issued by the army spokesperson, Sani Usman, the…

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido [Photo Credit: Channels TV]

Broaden your struggle beyond Chibok girls, Emir of Kano tells BBOG

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, has asked the BringBackOurGirls campaigners to expand the scope of their campaign to include others boys and girls who were also abducted by Boko Haram insurgents. He stated this on Friday in Abuja while delivering the maiden lecture organised by the group to mark…

Lt. Col. Abu Ali lifted high by troops after he helped in capturing a location in the North-East.

Kogi govt names road after Col. Abu Ali, Boko Haram war hero

The Kogi State Government on Friday named the 50-km Shintaku-Gboloko-Dekina Road in Bassa Local Government Area of the state after the fallen Book Haram war hero, Mohammed Abu Ali. Governor Yahaya Bello, who announced this in Bassa, said the honour was part of efforts to immortalise Mr. Ali, the lieutenant…

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U.S., UK Embassies react to SSS ‘arrest’ of Boko Haram suspects targeting their missions

The embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom in Abuja have reacted to Wednesday's announcement by the State Security Service that five suspected Boko Haram operatives with ties to the Islamic State terror group were arrested while plotting to attack the two missions. In the announcement, which was…

FILE PHOTO: Recapture of Mubi Town

‎Chibok Girls: UK restates commitment to support fight against Boko Haram

On the third anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok school girls, the UK government on Friday restated its commitment to support Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram and terrorism. The assurance was contained in a goodwill message to the Nigerian government by the UK Foreign Office Minister, Tobias…

FILE PHOTO: A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed.  A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM 
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UPDATED: Buhari restates commitment to free Chibok girls

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reassured Nigerians that his administration would do everything necessary to secure the release of the remaining Chibok girls. It will be exactly three years, on Friday, since over 270 ‎girls were kidnapped from the Chibok Secondary School in Borno by the Boko Haram. About 195…

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Nigeria govt confirms further negotiation with Boko Haram to free Chibok girls

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said negotiations are ongoing for the release of more Chibok schoolgirls still in the custody of the Boko Haram terrorists. He also expressed optimism that the dialogue would yield the desired result in due course. Mr. Osinbajo made this known on Tuesday evening at…

One of the teenage female bombers intercepted by the Nigerian Military in February

Boko Haram: UNICEF expresses concern about teenage female suicide bombers

The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has said that at least 27 teenage girls have been used as suicide bombers in Borno within the first quarter of 2017. UNICEF said this figure has surpassed the entire number of child suicide bombings that occurred in whole of 2016. This, according to…

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‎Nigerian security agency announces arrest of suspects plotting to attack U.S., UK embassies

The State Security Service announced on Wednesday that five Boko Haram suspects with links to the Islamic State terror group were arrested in a nationwide operation last month. In a statement circulated to the media on behalf of the SSS by Tony Opuiyo, the agency said the suspected terrorists were…

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Boko Haram: Trump moves to sell N184 billion fighter aircraft to Nigeria

President Donald Trump’s administration is pushing forward with plans to sell up to a dozen aircraft to Nigeria’s air force for the fight against the extremist group Boko Haram. Sources said the deal could be worth up to $600 million (about N184 billion). Sources also said the Super Tucano A-29…

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Nigerian military releases 593 cleared Boko Haram suspects to Borno govt

The Nigerian military has released 593 detainees after they had been cleared of any association with the Boko Haram terrorists. The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Lucky Irabor, handed over the detainees to officials of the Borno Government at a ceremony in Maiduguri on Monday. Mr. Irabor, represented by…

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Boko Haram: 78,000 displaced Nigerians to be evacuated from Cameroon

The Borno Government said on Sunday that it plans to evacuate 78,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) back home from Cameroon. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the affected IDPs fled to Cameroon at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency in the state. The IDPs had a week ago…

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Three years after Chibok kidnap: BringBackOurGirls begins seven-day Global Week of Action

The BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group on Friday began its Global Week of Action at the Unity Fountain, Abuja. There was a low turnout of its members at the opening session of the scheduled seven day of activities to mark three years of the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls. About 195 of…