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Court orders ‘trial within trial’ in Boko Haram case

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered a trial-within-trial to determine whether statements from suspects were obtained voluntarily. Mr. Kolawole said the trial within trial was necessary to establish the fact of the purported statement of the accused persons tendered in court by the prosecuting…

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Nigerian Army to launch “Operation Rescue Final” for abducted persons

The Nigerian Army says it will launch “Operation Rescue Final’’ aimed at rescuing abducted persons. The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, said this on Wednesday when the House of Representatives Committee on Army, led by its Chairman, Rimande Shawulu, paid him oversight visit. Mr. Buratai, a Lt. Gen., had…

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Borno to rebuild churches destroyed by Boko Haram

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno has promised to rebuild churches and other structures destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in Lassa as he visited liberated communities in the southern senatorial zone of the state “We will rebuild churches, private and public buildings destroyed by the insurgents,” Mr. Shettima said when he…

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After 7 days, Borno governor leaves Bama for another town liberated from Boko Haram

Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, on Tuesday ended his weeklong stay in Bama, a town recently liberated from Boko Haram insurgents. He relocated last week to the town to supervise the rebuilding of its destroyed communities. The governor left the town Tuesday morning for another former Boko Haram enclave,…

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Nigerian Army confirms Boko Haram attack near Chibok

The Nigeria Army has confirmed an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Kuburvwa village of Chibok local government areas of Borno on Monday. It said the attack was carried out by a group of “hungry” Boko Haram gunmen that were out to scavenge for food. The spokesperson for the army,…

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Police defuses 67 landmines buried by Boko Haram in Bama army barracks

The Commissioner of police in Borno State, Damian Chukwu, has said that operatives of the Explosive Ordnance Department (EOD) under his command defused 67 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried by Boko Haram insurgents at the military barracks in Bama. Mr. Chukwu, who spoke to journalists on Sunday evening, said the explosives which…

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Four soldiers killed, 16 injured in Boko Haram bomb attack

At least four soldiers were killed and 16 others injured in a bomb attack on Sunday, the Army has said. The attack occured when suspected Boko Haram members staged an ambush on an army convoy outside Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Since the split in its leadership between the erratic…

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

4 soldiers, 22 terrorists killed as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian troops again

At least 22 members of the Boko Haram were killed after the insurgents attacked a military formation, the Nigerian Army said on Sunday. The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the attack occurred at about 1:00 a.m. on Sunday along the Dikwa-Gambarou road in Borno. He said four soldiers were killed…

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Full Transcript: Chibok girls, El-Zakzaky and other things Shekau said in new video

In what is clearly a defiance of the Nigerian government, the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, vowed not to release the abducted Chibok girls unless his captured members were released by government agencies. In the 39 minutes video posted on YouTube Saturday, Mr. Shekau also asked the Nigeria's President Muhammadu…

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Army reacts to new Shekau video; asks Nigerians to ignore Boko Haram leader

The Nigerian Army has reacted to the recent Boko Haram video showing the sect's leader, Abubakar Shekau. In its reaction few hours after the video was released, the Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said, "The video has shown beyond all reasonable doubt the earlier suspicion that the purported factional terrorists group…

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Boko Haram leader, Shekau, is alive; mocks Nigeria’s anthem, pledge in new video

The leader of the Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has released a new video, disputing the military's claim that he was killed or wounded by soldiers. The 39 minutes video posted on YouTube shows Shekau, flanked by two gun-wielding Boko Haram members, speaking on the group's activities. In the video, Shekau…

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Borno begins fumigation of key town liberated from Boko Haram

The Borno State government has commenced a massive fumigation of Bama, liberated from Boko Haram. The operation started after Governor Kashim Shettima relocated there on Wednesday. The state deployed some 1,000 personnel for the operations which kicked off on Saturday. It will cover 17 major streets of the badly damaged…

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Boko Haram not in control of any Nigerian territory, Army insists

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has restated that no local government area in Borno or any territory in the North East Zone is being occupied by the Boko Haram sect. The denial followed recent developments suggesting the insurgents were still in control of some areas within the country.…

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UK hails Nigerian military’s success against Boko Haram

The United Kingdom has expressed satisfaction with the successes recorded so far by the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the tackling of Boko Haram insurgency in the North East. The UK’s Assistant Chief of Defence Staff, Simon Ancona, a rear admiral, said this when he led a delegation of the…

FILE PHOTO: A shopping mall completely destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents.

Boko Haram war displaces 1 million children, destroys 910 schools – UN

No fewer than 611 teachers were killed and 19,000 forced to flee the North-Eastern part of Nigeria between 2009 and 2015 due to the Boko Haram insurgency, a UN official said. Oluseyi Soremekun, UN National Information Officer, made the disclosure in a media advisory made available to the News Agency…

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Ex-Army Chief, Ihejirika, testifies in court in Boko Haram suit

A former Chief of Army Staff, (COAS), Azubuike Ihejirika, has told a FCT High Court that he was not involved in Boko Haram Sect. He told the court on Thursday that he fought Boko Haram sect using his commanders in the field. Mr. Ihejirika, retired Lt.-Gen., sued This Day publisher,…

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Buhari restructures Nigeria’s handling of persons displaced by Boko Haram

In a determined bid to more effectively confront the humanitarian challenges in the North-East, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a change in the management of the situation putting Cabinet Ministers in direct charge of sectoral coordination. Before now, sectoral coordination of the humanitarian situation were managed by director-cadre ministry officials.…

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Borno Governor relocates to town liberated from Boko Haram

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday temporarily moved his office to Bama, a town badly destroyed by the Boko Haram. The governor did that as part of commencement of the reconstruction of the liberated communities. Mr. Shettima, who arrived Bama on Wednesday afternoon, said the destroyed city, the…

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To free Chibok girls, Buhari wants United Nations as intermediary with Boko Haram

The Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari has asked the United Nations to help mediate with the terror group, Boko Haram, in order to free the over 200 abducted Chibok girls. The teenage girls were kidnapped by the Boko Haram in April 2014 from their government-owned school in Chibok, Borno State. The…

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Many Boko Haram members killed in battle with Nigerian soldiers – Army Spokesperson

Some soldiers were on Tuesday involved in a fierce battle with Boko Haram fighters in northern Borno, an official said. The soldiers were from the Nigeria army, Multinational Joint Task Force. and the Nigeria Air Force. The spokesperson of the Nigeria Army, Sani Usman, said many insurgents were killed in…

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Boko Haram: 13,000 churches affected, 1,500 schools shut, 611 teachers killed – Report

Over 14 million Nigerians are directly affected by humanitarian crises in the North-east region of the country, two international humanitarian groups have reported. The 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative from the United States and the Stefanus Foundation, based in Nigeria, gave the figure on Monday in Abuja. Addressing journalists during a…

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Boko Haram attacks commercial vehicles escorted by troops, kill 6

The Nigerian Army says six people were killed on Monday in Borno in an attack by Boko Haram terrorists. The acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said the incident happened when the militants ambushed troops escorting commercial vehicles from Damboa to Maiduguri, at Sanda general area. According to…

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Nigeria committed to meet needs of persons displaced by Boko Haram – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, assured the international community that his administration was already implementing several people-oriented programmes to meet the humanitarian needs of the over two million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria. The President, who disclosed this at the High-Level Summit on “Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants”…

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We’re ready to capture Boko Haram leader, Shekau – Nigerian hunters

The Nigerian Hunters Association has said its members would overrun Sambisa forest and capture Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, alive, if given the permission. Garba Tarfa, who is in charge of the association’s security, in Adamawa, said several hunters were “eager and waiting” for the go-ahead. “We are ever physically…

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Self-proclaimed Boko Haram spokesperson under psychiatric evaluation

The Borno Police Command said on Monday that it had placed a self-proclaimed former spokesperson of the Boko Haram sect, Ali Konduga, under psychiatric investigation. This, the police said, followed Mr. Konduga’s display of abnormal behaviour since his arrest last week. Victor Isuku, the spokesman of the command, said this…