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Boko Haram: 5.1 million Nigerians risk starvation in 2017, UN says

The United Nations said on Friday that $1billion was needed in 2017 for the provision of aid to victims of Boko Haram terrorism in north-east Nigeria. The Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, Peter Lundberg, in a statement said the Boko Haram menace was the largest in Africa, and that hope can be…

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Nigerians living in communities liberated from Boko Haram suffering terribly — UN

The United Nations on Tuesday confirmed that at least 16 local governments initially occupied by the Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria have been liberated by Nigerian forces. The immediate past UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mohamed Safieldin, said he made on-the-spot assessment of some of the liberated local governments…

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Nigerian troops advancing into major Boko Haram enclave – Buratai

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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Thousands of Nigerian refugees return from Niger, Cameroon

Thousands of Nigerians forced by Boko Haram fighters to flee abroad from their homes in the North-east have begun to return home, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said. A report by the agency said at least 29,581 of the documented 240,000Nigerian refugees who had fled into Cameroon, Chad…

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Nigerian Army restrategising to defeat Boko Haram – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Monday said that the army was restrategising to track and eliminate the remaining Boko Haram elements from the battle field. Mr. Buratai said this while speaking with journalists at the media workshop, organised by the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and…

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6 soldiers injured as Boko Haram ambush local government officials

At least six soldiers were injured on Saturday when they ran into an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents while escorting a convoy of Gwoza Local Government Area officials. The ambush occurred along Maiduguri-Bama road, close to Bama, sources told PREMIUM TIMES. A gang of about 40 Boko Haram members opened…

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Nigerian troops on patrol 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, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. The troops, who are of the 122 Task Force Battalion, Pulka, in Borno State, ran into the…

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Boko Haram suicide bombers attack Cameroon

Two young female suicide bombers attacked a town in Cameroon’s far north region early on Thursday, authorities said, the fourth strike near the Nigerian border by suspected Boko Haram militants this week. One of the bombs exploded in Mora, killing the girl and wounding at least four people, said Babila…

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Nigerian Army confirms death of another lieutenant colonel in Boko Haram ambush

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday confirmed the death of B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel, in a Boko Haram ambush. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how Mr. Umar and soldiers of his 114 TF battalion were ambushed by Boko Haram after an initial bomb explosion. While Mr. Umar died immediately in the…

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Nigerian Navy sends troops to fight Boko Haram

The Nigerian Military said on Wednesday that it deployed Naval troops to Borno as part of its renewed efforts to end the Boko Haram terrorism in the North-East. The Theater Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Lucky Irabor, a Maj. Gen., told journalists in Maiduguri that the troops were inducted…

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Hunters rescue 8 women, children from Boko Haram

A group of local hunters helped five women and three children escape from Boko Haram camps in Sambisa forest of Borno State. The chief security officer of the local hunters in Adamawa State, Garba Tarfa, told PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday that the hostages were rescued last week. Local hunters who…

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Nigerian jets bomb Boko Haram locations

The Nigerian Air Force fighter jets have attacked a number of Boko Haram Terrorist, BHT, locations in Northern Borno, killing several insurgents. On November 16, an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, ISR, aircraft reported a gathering of BHTs under a tree at Kadari. An alpha jet on armed reconnaissance was called…

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Nigerian Army denies killing kidnapped pastor it labelled ‘militant’

The Nigerian Army on Monday responded to a PREMIUM TIMES' story showing that a man the army said was amongst five militants killed by soldiers in the Niger Delta, was actually pastor who had been kidnapped a few days before. The Army had distributed the photos of the body of Andrew Anthony, founder of…

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Boko Haram overrunning Chibok communities, leaders cry out

Weeks after they celebrated the release of 21 of their abducted daughters, the people of Chibok in Borno State say their communities are being overrun by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. They said at least nine communities under Chibok local government area have been either attacked, sacked or burnt down by…

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EXCLUSIVE: Boko Haram places massive order for drugs to boost sexual performance, treat STDs

Nigerian troops fighting the terrorist Boko Haram group in the north-east state of Borno on Sunday intercepted two suspected members of the sect believed to be on a mission to procure drugs for libido enhancement, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and other illnesses. A military insider told PREMIUM TIMES…

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Nigerian military unveils photographs of another 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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Boko Haram has been defeated, Nigeria’s Army Chief insists

Nigeria's Army Chief has restated the government's stance that the Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated. Tukur Buratai, a lieutenant general, stated this in Maiduguri while addressing journalists on Sunday. “It is very clear that the terrorists have been defeated; there are no doubts about it," he said. "What we…

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Many killed, several injured as Nigerian troops, civilian JTF, storm Boko Haram market

At least eleven Boko Haram fighters were killed Saturday as troops of Nigeria’s 103 battalion destroyed a market cum camp operated by the terrorist sect in northern Borno, people familiar with the matter have told PREMIUM TIMES. An unconfirmed number of terrorists were also wounded during the battle in Yale,…

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Many feared killed, several injured as Nigerian soldiers, Boko Haram battle in Borno

A yet unknown number of Boko Haram fighters were reported killed and several others injured in northern Borno on Saturday as Nigerian soldiers engaged the terrorists in intense gunfight. The battle, PREMIUM TIMES sources said, began after Boko Haram fighters attacked troops of the 119 Task Force Battalion stationed in…

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Atiku counters Buhari, says Boko Haram still deadly, insurgency far from over

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday countered claims by the Nigerian government that the terrorist Boko Haram group has been defeated. Speaking in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, at the 11th Founder’s Day Ceremony of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), the former vice president said Boko Haram remained…

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EXCLUSIVE: How I was captured, forced to marry Boko Haram terrorist – Cameroonian

It was a few minutes after midday, and the sun was already blazing at the Dalori-1 camp for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. At this time of the day, usually, only the trees can provide the much-needed cool to wade off dehydration. The displaced…

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UPDATE: Police confirm 6 deaths in Maiduguri multiple explosions

The police in Borno State have confirmed the death of six persons in multiple explosions in the state capital, Maiduguri. The police said four of the victims were Boko Haram suicide bombers while two were members of the local vigilante called Civilian-JTF. The six were killed in the morning blasts,…

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Two killed as Nigeria police foil multiple suicide bombings

Two suicide bombers in the early hours of Friday killed themselves at a police checkpoint near the Federal High Court Complex in Maiduguri, after police officers on guard tried to stop them from advancing towards their post, an official said. A third suicide bomber was arrested, the police said. Three…

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Boko Haram attacks Borno communities, kills 22 villagers

At least 22 persons were killed in separate attacks this week by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State, security sources said. The attacks were carried out between Monday and Tuesday, according to a top official of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in Borno State,…

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Another officer dies, eight injured after Boko Haram ambush Nigerian soldiers

One other soldier died and eight others were injured in the Boko Haram ambush that led to the death of B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr. Umar and troops of the 114 TF battalion were ambushed on Tuesday by Boko Haram on the road between Bita…