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#BringBackOurGirls group challenges military spokesperson, Olukolade, to debate

The #BringBackOurGirls group has said it is ready for a debate with Nigeria’s defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, on any of the group’s monitoring, assessment and analysis of military’s war against Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of the 219 girls abducted in April, 2014 by Boko Haram terrorists. In response…

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Patience Jonathan’s “There is God” video Nigeria’s most viewed YouTube clip ever – Google

The First Lady’s video was widely viewed at a time the international community was fixed on Nigeria’s response to the Chibok abductions. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC4BWnsXUXoLJcmdeDZ3ClYcJCrvMvdof

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Nigerian Military Court acquits Commander accused of failing to stop Boko Haram

The brigade commander of the 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola, Adamawa State, Victor, Ebhaleme, has been acquitted by a general court martial holding at the 9 brigade officer’s mess, Ikeja cantonment. Mr. Ebhaleme, a colonel, was accused of failing to ensure that support weapons approved for units under his brigade…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian ​Military evacuate​s​ 275 rescued women, children ​​from​ camp

The military has evacuated the rescued 275 women and children from the Malkohi Camp, near Yola. The women and children were recently rescued from the Sambisa forest by the military. The women and children were brought to the Malkohi Camp about three weeks ago by the military who handed them…

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Civilian JTF: The Making Of A Human Time Bomb by Samuel Malik

Twenty-five year old Maimuna Mohammed Bukar, from Machina in Yobe State, has a gripping, pathetic and tragic story to tell, the type one sees only in movies. She is a HIV patient but that is not the worst part of her sad tale. She was infected by her husband who…

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Boko Haram Kills​ 10 In Fresh Adamawa Attack

No fewer than ten people were feared killed Saturday​ in a renewed attack by Boko Haram on Ajiya Wagga village in  Madagali Local Government area, northern Adamawa state. The insurgents attacked Sabongari town leading to the death of one person while six women were abducted. A fleeing resident of Ajiya…

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Soldiers overrun 10 Boko Haram camps in Sambisa forest as battle rages – DHQ

Nigerian soldiers on Saturday continued their offensive on the Boko Haram insurgents in the Sambisa Forest,c a major enclave of the group. In a statement on Sunday, the Defence Headquarters, DHQ, stated that 10 camps belonging to the insurgents were overrun by soldiers while an 'unconfirmed' number of the insurgents…

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Nigerian military dismisses Boko Haram’s retaking of Marte, says no cause for alarm

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters said Saturday that there was no cause for alarm over the reported retaking of Marte town in Borno by Boko Haram insurgents as steps were being taken to address the development. The DHQ said in a statement posted on its website on Saturday that “there has not…

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Boko Haram recaptures Borno border town

Marte, the border town in the northern flank of Borno state has again fallen to the Boko Haram sect, security sources and government officials have confirmed. Security sources said the terrorists, most of whom had fled Sambisa forests and their other strongholds across Borno State, have now regrouped in Marte,…

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Children rescued from Boko Haram camps immunised

Health officials on Thursday embarked on an immunisation programme for children recently rescued from​ Boko Haram camps. The children, aged between 0-15 years, were immunized at Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons camp in Yola, Adamawa state capital. The NEMA camps coordinator in the state, Sa’ad Bello, stated that the immunisation programme…

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Boko Haram members killed  while in training in Iraq

At least five Boko Haram members have been reportedly killed in faraway Iraq by Mosul Youth Resistance Movement on Wednesday, May 13. This is the first report of the presence of Boko Haram militants in Iraq following the sect’s allegiance to deadly ISIS and ISIS’s acceptance of Boko Haram’s allegiance.…

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Boko Haram Attack: Army slams 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri

Following a repelled attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to again overrun  the Giwa Barracks of the 7 Division Nigeria Army in Maiduguri,  the military authority has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the troubled state capital. Boko Haram had on Wednesday night attempted to invade the town and attack the barracks,…

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How we destroyed Boko Haram with new aircrafts — ​Nigerian Air Force​

The Nigerian Air Force has said the acquisition of new aircrafts has helped the military in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeastern part of Nigeria. Speaking in Abuja at the 51st anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force, the Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosun, said the force…

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​How we destroyed Boko Haram with new aircrafts — ​Nigerian Air Force​

The Nigerian Air Force has said the acquisition of new aircrafts has helped the military in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeastern part of Nigeria.   Speaking in Abuja at the 51st anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force, the Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosun, said the…

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Boko Haram: 30 top army officers in trouble, to face court-martial – FULL LIST

The Nigerian Army has ordered 30 of its top officers to proceed to the Army Headquarters Garrison in Abuja to face a judicial panel reportedly over their conduct and performances in the ongoing war against Boko Haram. According to an internal army memo dated March 11, 2015 and sighted by…

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If I knew Shekau’s whereabouts, I won’t tell Nigeria – Chadian President

The Chadian President, Idris Deby, who earlier this year was quoted as saying he knew the whereabouts of wanted Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has backtracked on his claim while also insisting on keeping any possible knowledge of the location of the terrorist to himself. “I cannot tell you today…

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Nigerians seek government care for women impregnated by Boko Haram members

Some Nigerians have called on the Federal Government to ensure that women who were impregnated by members of the Boko Haram while being held hostage are taken care of. Hundreds of people mainly women and young girls have been rescued by soldiers who have control of territory initially controlled by…

FILE PHOTO: A woman and her child in an IPD camp in Gombe. Children, especially those without parents are targeted.

Boko Haram: UNICEF, Yobe government to erect tent classes for displaced children

The Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, in partnership with UNICEF will set up tent classes for children in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) camp. The SEMA Director of Planning, Relief and Disaster General, Bulau Geidam, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Damaturu on…

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Boko Haram: How Abuja Minister, Bala Mohammed, sacked, humiliated IDPs to please President Jonathan

On a Tuesday morning, as the neighbourhood awakened, Mary Paul, pregnant with her seventh child, sat on the pavement at the front of her ramshackle makeshift apartment with a list in her hand as she watched one of her children munch a stick of boiled corn for her breakfast. Behind…

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Boko Haram: SERAP asks Nigerian govt to provide medical care for rescued pregnant woman, children

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged the Federal Government to urgently provide adequate health care for children and women impregnated by Boko Haram insurgents. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the group’s Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, in Lagos on Thursday. SERAP stated that the call followed…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian military rescues more women, children from Sambisa forest

The Nigerian military said Wednesday that additional 25 women and children have been rescued from Sambisa forest. The Defence spokesperson,Chris Olukolade, said the women and children were rescued during operations by troops in the expansive stronghold of Boko Haram. Mr. Olukolade said seven Boko Haram camps were destroyed while several…

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Nigerian military court-martials General blamed for loss of Baga to Boko Haram

The Nigerian military on Monday commenced the court martial of a Brigadier General, Enitan Ransome-Kuti, and four other senior officers, blamed for the loss of Baga in Borno State, to Boko Haram insurgents in January. Mr. Ransome-Kuti, his Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel G.A. Suru, and some other senior officers,…

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Nigeria set to resume oil search in Chad Basin after Boko Haram defeat

After multi-billion dollars investments in several years of fruitless search for crude oil in the Northern part of the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is set to resume oil exploration in the Chad Basin. The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Joseph Dawha, said with the significant improvement…

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Man who supplies fuel, food to Boko Haram arrested – Nigerian military

The Nigerian military said it has arrested a man who specialises in supplying food and fuel to Boko Haram insurgents in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. The culprit, the military said, was arrested Sunday morning in Daban Shata, in the suburbs of Baga, Borno State's third largest community. The…

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Boko Haram: NEMA resumes activities in displaced persons’ camps

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said on Sunday that it has resumed weekly supply of relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons camps in Borno, following the successful conduct of the 2015 general polls. The NEMA North East Coordinator, Mohammed Kanar, stated this at the end of a stakeholders meeting…