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Boko Haram ambushes United Nations officials, soldiers in Borno

Officials of the United Nations were among those injured on Thursday in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram terrorists ambushed their vehicles as they from Bama where they had gone to offer relief services to displaced persons, officials said. The convoy was attacked despite being escorted by armed soldiers. The attacks…

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

Finally, multinational force overruns Boko Haram, captures key Borno border town

The MultiNational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF), on Thursday captured and occupied Damasak, a town in the North-East state of Borno, authorities said. Damasak is a boundary town between Nigeria and Niger Republic and is located in Northern Borno. It is one of the last frontiers of the Boko Haram terrorists. The…

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REPORTER’S DIARY: At Bama IDP camp, residents still don’t have enough food

At the Bama IDP camp in Borno State where over 300 children reportedly died from malnutrition two months back, feeding is still a major problem for the displaced people there, a delegation from the House of Representatives were told on Tuesday. PREMIUM TIMES was in Bama when the House joint…

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EXCLUSIVE: Presidential panel establishes Boko Haram ties with Al-Qaeda

The dreaded Nigeria-based terrorist group, Boko Haram, established links with some international terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda, the Presidential Fact-Finding Committee on the Abducted Female Students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, has said. The committee stated this in its report submitted to former President Goodluck Jonathan before he left office. The…

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

Borno orders workers to return to local governments liberated from Boko Haram

The Borno State Government has directed all civil servants in the 10 local government areas of the state liberated by the military from Boko Haram to return to work with immediate effect. Usman Zannah, the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, gave the directive while fielding questions from…

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Some missing Nigerian soldiers found after Boko Haram ambush – Army

The Nigerian Army has said that troops on search and rescue operation have found five more soldiers and officers declared missing in last Wednesday's ambush at Gongon village in Borno. Army spokesman, Sani Usman, said in a statement on Saturday that the commanding officer of the unit was among those…

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250 former Civilian-JTF members join Nigerian Army

A total number of 250 ex-members of the youth vigilante, Civilian-JTF, who had been supporting the Nigerian military in the fight against Boko Haram, have concluded military training and have been fully inducted into the Nigerian Army. The newly-recruited troopers on Friday stormed the Government House Maiduguri, on a "thank…

FILE PHOTO: Recapture of Mubi Town

Nigerian soldiers missing after Boko Haram ambush

An unknown number of Nigerian soldiers are yet to be accounted for after an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in a community in Borno State, the army has said. The army said it was battling to save the lives of 19 other soldiers injured during the clash on Thursday. Operatives…

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How Boko Haram forced me to watch my son beheaded – displaced Baga resident

Over a year ago when Boko Haram insurgents swept through the fishing community of Baga in northern Borno State, horrified residents had limited options. The militants attacked and killed many, locals and security operatives alike. Men, women and children who managed to flee, arrived camps for internally displaced persons with…

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Soldiers arrest suspected Boko Haram fuel suppliers

Soldiers manning one of the entry checkpoints to the city of Maiduguri on Tuesday intercepted a large consignment of petroleum products being ferried by two suspected persons to Boko Haram insurgents in some yet-to-be identified locations, officials said. The two suspects -- the driver of the delivery truck, Muhammadu Adamu,…

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Nigerian troops intensify onslaught on fleeing Boko Haram terrorists, kill 2, injure several

Nigerian troops executing the ongoing operations to mop up fleeing Boko Haram insurgents have killed two armed insurgents and injured many others amidst harsh weather conditions around Sambisa forest. In Marguba village of Kaga local government area, Borno State, which shares common borders with Sambisa forest, the soldiers, supported by…

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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EXCLUSIVE: How to rescue missing Chibok schoolgirls– Presidential Committee

The Presidential Fact-Finding Committee on the Abducted Female Students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, has asked the federal government to take advantage of foreign support, backed with hi-tech equipment, to locate the abducted girls and rescue them. It also called for the beefing up of arms and ammunition of the…

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Nigerian troops ambush Boko Haram in Borno,  recover high calibre weapons — Army

Troops of the Nigerian Army, under the 118 Task Force Battalion of the 7th Brigade on Thursday made a major retrieval of high calibre munitions from Boko Haram when they executed an ambush attack on a moving gang of suspected terrorists in the northern part of Borno State, authorities said.…

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Cameroon committing horrific abuse of Boko Haram ‘supporters’ – Amnesty International

More than 1,000 people, many arrested arbitrarily, are being held in horrific conditions and dozens are dying from disease and malnutrition or have been tortured to death, as part of the Cameroonian government and security forces crackdown on Boko Haram, Amnesty International revealed in a new report published today. The…

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

Soldiers kill dozens as Boko Haram attacks troops base in Borno 

Dozens of Boko Haram fighters were reported killed Tuesday as soldiers of the Nigerian Army night engaged the suspected terrorists in hours of shootout. The insurgents met their waterloo after they attacked a military base in recently recaptured Kangarwa in the north of Borno State, officials said. It was the…

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Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack, kill 16 terrorists

The Army headquarters on Saturday afternoon released the statement below announcing the killing of 16 Boko Haram terrorists who attacked troops stationed at Rann, in Kala Balge local government areas of Borno State. Read full statement below. "Yesterday evening remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in their numbers attacked our troops…

FILE PHOTO: Recapture of Mubi Town

Nigerian military reopens key Borno road closed for 3 years of Boko Haram insurgency

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday reopened the Maiduguri-Dikwa-Gamboru road three years after it was closed as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the road was closed to motorists in 2013 at the peak of Boko Haram activities in Borno. Gov. Kashim…

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Nigerian troops avert suicide attacks on IDPs, kill 6 Boko Haram militants

Internally Displaced Persons in Monguno town of Borno State were saved from what could have turned out a deadly attack when vigilant troops of the Nigeria Army spotted three female suicide advancing towards their camp and gunned down two of them in the early hours of Tuesday, officials said. One of…

FILE PHOTO: A cross-section of internally displaced persons in Gombe

We only received N345 million to help Boko Haram victims – Borno Governor

The Borno Government says it has so far received cash donations of N345 million for the upkeep of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state. Governor Kashim Shettima stated this while speaking with journalists in Maiduguri on Sunday. He said the state never received any cash donation from international donors…

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We want to dialogue with Niger Delta Avengers, others – Nigerian Government

The Nigerian government has expressed its commitment to dialogue with militants in the Niger Delta. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, said on Saturday that the presence of soldiers in the region does not mean the government was opposed to dialogue. Speaking specifically about the Niger…

FILE PHOTO: United States Permanent Representative to UN, Amb Samantha Power (R) interacting with Victims of Boko Haram insurgency during her visit to Malkohi IDPs Camp in Yola, Adamawa State

America Laments: Nigerians dying of starvation in their own country

The American government has urged its Nigerian counterpart and other partners to redouble efforts at ending the humanitarian crisis in the insurgency-ravaged North-East geopolitical zone. The outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, said more needed to be done on the humanitarian front particularly as Nigerians were dying of starvation…

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Multinational military task force ‘arrests 24 Boko Haram fighters’

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) fighting Boko Haram, said it intercepted 24 fleeing insurgents along the Cameroonian borders. The spokesman for the task force, Muhammed Dole, said the insurgents were among those trying to escape the combined onslaught of Nigerian troops and the MNJTF within and around Sambisa forest.…

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UN releases N3.7 billion to Internally Displaced Persons

The United Nations Humanitarian chief, Stephen O’Brien, has released about N3.7billion ($13million) as life-saving support to the 250,000 Internally Displaced Persons in the North East of Nigeria. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which announced this in a statement, said that the money was released the by…

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How suicide attack on mosque was averted in Borno — Police

The Borno Police Command on Monday confirmed two suspected suicide bombers killed themselves when they were intercepted on their way to attack a mosque in Sulemanti ward in Maiduguri. Victor Isuku the spokesman of the command, told journalists in Maiduguri that the bombers had targeted worshipers observing night prayers at…

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Fleeing Boko Haram terrorists now disguise as vigilantes, hunters – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters on Monday said Boko Haram terrorists were fleeing Sambisa Forest disguised as vigilantes and hunters in their bid to escape arrest from troops. The Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, revealed the terrorists’ new tactic in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday. Mr. Abubakar urged…