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Suspected Boko Haram bombings kill 10 in Cameroon

No fewer than 10 people were killed and 100 wounded on Thursday when a bomb went off near an army camp in northern Cameroon, where soldiers are battling Boko Haram fighters. Army and police sources said another blast hit a market. Both blasts were suspected to have been carried out…

From Left: Chief of Staff, Department of Army Public Relations, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu; Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, and the Staff Officer in the Department, Major Michael Etete, at a News Conference on Update of the Counter-Insurgency Operation, in Abuja

Nigerian Army vows to defeat Boko Haram in 3 months

The Nigerian Army has affirmed its stand on ending terrorism in three months as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, stated this while giving an update on the counter-insurgency operation, at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday. Mr. Usman said…

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​Nigerian Air Force destroys Boko Haram’s solar panels

The Nigerian Air Force said Wednesday that it has struck and destroyed solar panels believed to have been used by Boko Haram for electricity in Sambisa forest. Dele Alonge, air force spokesperson, said an ongoing air assault against terrorists hit electricity-generating panels within the forest. He said the attack was…

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Nigerian troops retake Gomboru Ngala from Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has retaken the economically strategic town of Gomboru Ngala, Borno State, from the Boko Haram militants. Troops took back the town on Tuesday, the Acting Director Army Public Relation, Sani Usman, said in a brief statement. “The triumphant troops are now busy with clearing and mopping up…

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Former NSA Dasuki granted bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, bail. Mr. Dasuki, Nigeria’s immediate past NSA, was arraigned Tuesday on a one-count charge of illegal possession of firearms. He pleaded not guilty to the charge filed by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mohammed Diri.…

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Ex-Nigeria NSA, Sambo Dasuki, to be arraigned Tuesday over alleged firearm offences

Nigeria's immediate past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has been formally charged with illegal possession of firearms. Charges filed by Nigeria's Director of Public Prosecutions,  Mohammed Diri, indicate that Mr. Dasuki would appear in an Abuja court on Tuesday to face charges including unlawful possession of several assault rifles and…

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SSS arrests 10 major Boko Haram leaders in Lagos, Enugu

The State Security Service, SSS, has stated that it arrested over a dozen Boko Haram leaders in the past two months including nine in Lagos and one in Enugu State.   The SSS, also known as DSS, said this in a statement by its spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo, on Sunday.  …

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Boko Haram:58,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon, Chad, Niger

About 58,000 Nigerians displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in North-East Nigeria are taking refuge in neighbouring Cameroon, Niger and Chad. This was disclosed in by the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Muhammed Sidi, at the African Union Regional Consultative Meeting for West Africa in Abuja during…

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SSS disrupts Boko Haram spy network at Abuja airport, arrests suspect

The State Security Service, SSS, said it has disrupted a spying network mounted by the Boko Haram terrorists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The SSS arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Sulaiymon Abdulraman, from Kogi State, in connection with the spy network, a statement by a spokesperson for…

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Rain wreaks havoc in Adamawa town recaptured from Boko Haram

A heavy rain has rendered homeless, hundreds of returnee displaced persons in Pella town, one of the towns in Adamawa State liberated from Boko Haram insurgents. While it was still uncertain if deaths occurred, many mud-made homes were washed away by the flood caused by the rain that started at…

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Nigeria-based journalist arrested in Cameroon, accused of spying for Boko Haram

A Lagos-based Cameroonian journalist, Simon Ateba, has been arrested by Cameroonian authorities as he investigated the conditions of Nigerian refugees camped in the country's far north. The journalist, who managed to leave a messages on his Facebook page before he was locked up Friday, said he was arrested for venturing,…

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PHOTO NEWS: Nigerian Army uncovers major bomb-making factory

Troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army, on Friday, uncovered a 'major bomb-making factory' and arrested a terrorist leader and two others during an operation in Sandia, Kokakowa and Nyaleri villages, suspected to be Boko Haram enclaves. The army said items discovered in addition to the…

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‘Nigerian Army uncovers major bomb-making factory, arrests terrorist leader’

Troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army have uncovered a major bomb-making factory and arrested a terrorist leader and two others, the spokesperson for the army, Sani Usman, has said. Mr. Usman, a colonel, described the finding as “an unprecedented feat" in the fight against the…

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Suicide bombers kill soldier at Maiduguri checkpoint

Two male suicide bombers creeping around a military checkpoint at about mid night Tuesday in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, set off the bombs they wore killing a soldier and injuring a young woman, security sources said. The attack came after nearly four weeks of respite for the troubled city. Speaking…

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Ghana man joins Islamic State, family says

A 25 year-old Muslim from Ghana has traveled to an Islamic State training camp, becoming the first known recruit from the West African nation to join the militant group, his family said on Tuesday. About one third of Ghana's population of 27 million are Muslims. They have long co-existed peacefully…

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UPDATED: At least six dead, over 20 injured as suicide bombers strike in Yobe

At least eight persons have so far been confirmed killed in two separate suicide bomb attacks in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital. Over 20 others are injured, officials and witnesses said. One of the suicide attacks was at the entrance of the town’s major bus station. Sources in Damaturu said…

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​​​Renovation of Boko Haram-hit UN office nears completion​​ — Official​

​Nigeria will complete renovation works on the United Nation building ​hit in a 2011 Boko Haram bomb attack, and hand the property to the UN in the next six months, the permanent secretary ​in the Ministry of Federal Capital Territory, John Chukwu, has said. Mr. Chukwu made the promise to…

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Why Nigeria issued wanted Lebanese terrorist, Al-Assir, visa — Official

Radical Lebanese Islamic cleric, Ahmad Al-Assir, who was arrested last week as he attempted traveling to Nigeria, got an entry visa into Nigeria because the country’s embassies do not capture applicants’ biometric data, an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has told PREMIUM TIMES. Biometrics cover a variety of…

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Ban Ki-Moon pleads for unconditional release of Chibok girls

Visiting United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Monday made a passionate appeal for the release of over 200 Chibok schoolgirls, who were abducted in April 2014 by Boko Haram militants. Mr. Ki-Moon pleaded for the unconditional release of the girls and other abductees of the Boko Haram. He was speaking…

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Adamawa justifies using FG’s bailout on bullet proof vehicles, clerics, but not workers salary arrears

The Government of Adamawa State has stated that contrary to public belief, the recent bailout funds given to states by the Federal Government from the dividends paid by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, was not meant for the payment of salaries and allowances owed civil servants. The Chief of…

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Nigerian Air Force intercepts, destroys Boko Haram transport trucks

Two trailers suspected to be carrying logistics support to members of the Boko Haram Terrorist sect have been intercepted and destroyed by the Nigerian Air Force Agusta helicopter on armed reconnaissance mission around the Nigeria-Cameroon border. The trailers were covered and parked at different locations in the bush around the…

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Many terrorists killed as Nigerian troops advance into enclaves — Nigerian Army

As part of the continued offensive operations against the Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 7 Brigade Friday entered and cleared Gudumbali town in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, has said. "During the operation, quite a number of the terrorists were…

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Police warn against children accepting sweets, biscuit from unknown persons

Police in Bauchi State have advised parents to caution their children on the dangers of accepting “sweets, chocolates and biscuit” from unknown persons. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said in Bauchi on Wednesday that the advice had become necessary to safeguard children from people with…

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Nigerian Air Force to establish hospital for people displaced by Boko Haram

The Chief of Air Staff, Sadiq Abubakar, has authorized the immediate establishment of a second-level hospital at the largest Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDP) in Maiduguri, as part of his strategy to tackle the Boko Haram Terrorist Group in the North East. In addition to the establishment of the hospital,…

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VIDEO: Watch Nigeria Air Force bomb Boko Haram’s bunkers

In the continued onslaught against terrorism in the North East, Nigerian Air Force pilots smoked out Boko Haram elements from their fortified bunkers deep inside Sambisa Forests at the weekend. https://youtu.be/jnnvQw-7plA