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Boko Haram: 1,500 women give birth in displaced persons’ camps

No fewer than 1,500 women gave birth in 28 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno in 2015, the State Primary Health Care Management Board said on Sunday in Maiduguri. The Executive Secretary of the Board, Sule Mene, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the deliveries were recorded between…

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Boko Haram: Borno to provide free education to 23,000 displaced orphans

The Borno Government says it will offer nursery and primary school scholarships to 23,000 orphans taking refuge in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state. Ahmed Satomi, the Chairman, State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, disclosed this on Sunday in Maiduguri in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.…

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FEATURE: Rescued from Boko Haram, one girl still in love with militant husband

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Almost a year after she was rescued from Boko Haram captivity by the Nigerian army, 16-year-old Zara John is still in love with one of the Islamic militants who abducted her. She was delighted to discover that she was pregnant with his child following a urine…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian military disputes account of meeting with Senators

The Nigerian military has rejected an account of a meeting between the Senate leadership and military chiefs, as provided by the senate president’s office. The service chiefs led by Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonishakin, had on Wednesday met with Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and other leaders of the legislative…

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VIDEO: Nigeria Air Force drone destroys Boko Haram’s logistics base

The Nigerian Air Force Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has destroyed a logistics base used by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group, the force said in a statement Wednesday. https://youtu.be/abOJ-TbViuU

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VIDEO: Nigeria Air Force drone destroys Boko Haram’s logistics base

The Nigerian Air Force Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has destroyed a logistics base used by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group, the force said in a statement Wednesday. The UAV, according to the spokesperson for the Air Force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, was on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission when…

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Nigerian Air Force ‘destroys Boko Haram logistics base’

A Nigerian Air Force's Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has destroyed a logistics base used by members of the Boko Haram Terrorists group, the air force said in a statement Tuesday. The UAV was on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) mission when it came across the gathering of BHTs at…

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President Buhari jets off to France, London

President Muhammadu Buhari will begin an official visit to France and Britain on Tuesday, February 2. At his first stop in Strasbourg, France, President Buhari will on Wednesday, February 3, address a special session of the European Union Parliament to be attended by members of the executive and legislative arms…

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Nigerian government attacks Jonathan over Boko Haram weapons claim

The Nigerian government has said that whatever weapons that were procured by the Jonathan Administration for the military to prosecute the war against terrorism were substandard and could not have been responsible for the string of successes recorded by the military in recent times. In a statement issued in Abeokuta…

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FACT-CHECK: Buhari’s claim that Boko Haram ‘not holding any territory’ in Nigeria exaggerated

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari claimed recently that militant Islamist group Boko Haram have been driven into “fall-back positions” and are "currently not holding any territory" in the country. Mr. Buhari was speaking during a meeting last month with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. His comments came just weeks after he claimed that…

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Boko Haram: Buhari urges North-East residents to be more vigilant

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians, particularly those in the North-East states, to be more vigilant and ready to work with security operatives in ending the war against insurgency. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and…

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11 killed in Gombi explosion – NEMA

The acting Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, in Adamawa, Halilu Kangiwa, has said 11 people lost their lives in Friday’s bomb blast in Gombi market. Mr. Kangiwa told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Yola that 77 persons sustained injuries in the incident. He said that…

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Group releases names of Chibok residents killed in Boko Haram attack

The Bring Back Our Girls group, BBOG, has released the names of individuals who were killed and those injured during Wednesday’s suicide bomb attacks in Chibok, Borno State. Two suicide bombers suspected, to be female, on January 27 detonated their explosive devices at the main market, as well as at…

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African leaders urge member states to support fight against Boko Haram

African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa have called on member states of the AU to volunteer resources to combat the spread of the Boko Haram across the Lake Chad Basin and the Al Shabaab in East Africa. The Peace and Security Council (PSC), holding its regular meeting at the Heads…

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How Boko Haram attacked Dalori Village, killed scores – Nigerian Military

The Boko Haram attack on Dalori Village, which killed scores of people, was carried out using multiple methods, the Nigerian military has said. In its first reaction since the attack that occurred on Saturday night, the military quoted witnesses as saying the "insurgents came in two Golf cars, motorcycles, started…

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Update: Scores killed in Boko Haram attack on Dalori Village, Borno

At least 35 people were killed when gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram attacked Dalori Village, hospital sources have told PREMIUM TIMES. Officials at the Maiduguri Specialists Hospital, who did not want their names published as they are not authorised to speak to the media, said about…

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Gunbattle in Maiduguri as Boko Haram attacks city

Hundreds of residents of Dalori, a  suburban settlement 5km on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital,  have fled their homes as Boko Haram insurgents attacked on Saturday night, residents said. Many are said to have been killed and injured by the insurgents who took the quiet village by…

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Nigerian military reveals Boko Haram’s new tactics to bomb Nigerians

The Nigerian military on Saturday alerted Nigerians to a new tactic it said Boko Haram terrorists have adopted in launching successful suicide bombings in locations in the North-west. In a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, the spokesperson for the defence headquarters, Rabe Abubakar, said terrorists, known for using young…

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10 feared killed as blast hits Adamawa market

At least 10 people were reportedly killed in Adamawa State on Friday in a suicide bomb attack at a busy local market in Gombi town of northern part of the state, locals and security sources confirmed. Residents said several people were also injured when a teenage suicide bomber struck at…

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Explosions rock Chibok; casualties recorded

Two explosions have rocked Chibok, the Borno State community where over 200 school girls were abducted by Boko Haram nearly two years ago. Reports say the explosions, suspected to be from suicide bombers, killed an unspecified number of people, and injured some others. The Hausa service of the BBC said…

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How I plan to end Fulani herdsmen, farmers clashes – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abuja that poverty, injustice and the lack of job opportunities were mainly responsible for inter-communal and intra-communal conflicts in Nigeria. Speaking while receiving a delegation from the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, an organization active in the promotion of peace in Nigeria, President Buhari said…

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Nigerian troops kill dozens of insurgents, recover arms, hostages

Nigerian troops have killed dozens of insurgents, destroyed camps, rescued 370 hostages and recovered arms and ammunition of various calibre. Addressing a press conference in Borno, the deputy theatre commander in charge of operations, Lucky Irabor, said the ongoing offensive led to the death of the terrorists in the past…

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Nigerian Air Force creates Special Forces command to fight Boko Haram, others

The Nigerian Air Force has established a Special Forces command to bolster its operations in the North-East and other internal security operations across the country. The Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this on Thursday while delivering a lecture titled: “Nigerian Air Force: Challenges and Future Perspectives”, at the…

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Buhari threatens Niger Delta militants, says defeating them won’t be tough

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to deal decisively with the seeming resurgence of oil theft, vandalism of pipelines and insecurity in the Niger Delta. Declaring that the Nigerian Armed Forces had already dealt "deadly blows" on Boko Haram, Mr. Buhari said the activities of oil thieves and vandals would soon…

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We’ve driven Boko Haram into fall-back positions– Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abu Dhabi that Nigeria has made very significant progress towards ending the Boko Haram insurgency since his assumption of office on May 29 last year. Speaking at a meeting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, on the sidelines of the…