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Army announces arrest of General’s suspected killer, 3 years after claiming killers were nabbed

The Nigerian military on Monday said it arrested a man suspected to have murdered the pioneer General Officer Commanding of the Army's First Division, General Mohammed Shuwa (rtd). The spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, said the suspect was arrested in Kano by officials of the Nigerian military intelligence. Mr.…

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Boko Haram terrorists now hide in foxholes – Army spokesman

The Nigerian Army says fleeing Boko Haram fighters now hide in foxholes in villages around the North East of the country, as troops regain control over areas that were previous held by the terrorist group. The acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said, in a statement released on…

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

Surrender now and enjoy humane treatment, Nigerian military tells Boko Haram fighters

The Nigerian military on Sunday asked terrorists fighting for the extremist Boko Haram sect “to give up their ignoble adventure” and surrender to the nation’s security forces. A statement by the military said troops were now conducting operations in the heart of Sambisa forest to smoke out the remnants of…

FILE PHOTO: NIGERIAN ARMY TROOPS CLEARING BOKO HARAM ENCLAVES ALONG AXIS 

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

Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack, kill 9 terrorists – Spokesperson

The Nigerian Army on Sunday announced that soldiers killed 9 members of the Boko Haram during a pre-emptive strike in Borno State. The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said troops from 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade launched the strike around Wunbi Kala Balge Local Government Area. The strike was carried out after…

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Nigerian troops discover Boko Haram bomb factory – Official

Nigerian troops on Friday discovered a Boko Haram factory bomb making factory, an official has said. The spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters, Sani Usman, said soldiers from the 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade, discovered the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory in Ngala town, North East Nigeria. Mr. Usman, a Colonel, said…

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Nigerian troops ‘discover’ pit used by Boko Haram to dump victims

The Nigerian army announced on Friday, the discovery of a “big” pit in Jadda, said to have been used for the dumping of bodies of people killed by the terror group. The bodies were usually left in the pit to decompose, the army said in a statement. The army, in…

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Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram not owed salaries – Army

The Nigerian Army on Thursday denied media reports that soldiers deployed to fight insurgents in the northeast were angry about non-payment of their allowances. In a statement signed by its acting director of media relations, Sani Usman, the Army blamed "mischievous media house" for the story and said all payments…

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‘Boko Haram fighters acquire new uniforms’

The Nigerian Army on Monday said fighters of the extremist Boko Haram sect had acquired new sets of uniforms. A statement by the spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, said, "Troops of 22 Brigade Garrison and elements of 3 Battalion  that went out on long range fighting patrol yesterday, Monday…

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Escaped Chibok girls will change Nigeria, US says

The visiting U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power, has expressed hope in the future of the 24 abducted Chibok girls who escaped after they were captured by the extremist Boko Haram sect. Ms. Power, who made the remarks at the American University of Nigeria, Adamawa, expressed optimism…

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

Two million Nigerians still displaced by Boko Haram insurgency

A total of 1,934,765 displaced persons, IDPs, are currently living in formal camps, host communities and satellite camps in liberated communities as a result of insurgency in North Eastern States of Borno, Yobe, Taraba, Gombe, Bauchi and Adamawa states. This was disclosed by the Yola Camp Coordinator , Saad Bello,…

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

U.S. promises more assistance to Nigeria in fight against Boko Haram

By Precious Green and Zamiyat Abubakar The United States Government on Friday reaffirmed its commitment to partner with Nigeria to defeat Boko Haram and rebuild communities devastated by the dreaded insurgents. The country’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power, made the pledge in Yola, Adamawa State, while addressing…

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‘Four suspected Boko Haram kingpins, strategists arrested’ — Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Friday announced that it had arrested four key strategists for the extremist Boko Haram sect, a development it described as unprecedented. "Troops of 3 Battalion, of 22 Task Force Brigade have made an unprecedented catch with the arrest of 4 Boko Haram terrorists Ameers (kingpins) at…

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Maiduguri curfew still in force – Army

The Nigerian Army said on Friday that the curfew imposed on Maiduguri between 9pm and 6am was still in force. This is contained in a statement issued in Maiduguri by Mustpaha Anka, the deputy director, Army Public Relations. It warned that drastic action would be taken against individuals found violating…

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Nigerian Army dissociates self from planned celebration of Boko Haram ‘success’

The Nigeria Army says it has nothing to do with a proposed solidarity rally being organised by some civil groups to celebrate the "successes" being achieved over Boko Haram in the ongoing counterinsurgency operations in North East Nigeria. The Army said though the initiative could be borne out of sheer…

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​​Boko Haram offering loans to Nigerian youth as recruitment tool – Military

Amidst daily raids and bombardments of its major strongholds, as well as reported killings of its members by troops of the Nigeria armed forces, Boko Haram insurgents now resort to financial inducements- like giving out soft loans - to get young persons recruited, Nigeria Defence Headquarters said Wednesday. When the…

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Boko Haram ambushes Nigeria military commander’s convoy

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday ambushed the convoy of the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division, the Nigerian Army has said. The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said in a statement that “the leading elements of the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor…

Boko Haram notorious camp besieged by the Nigerian Military

UPDATE: After 10-hour battle, Nigerian Army repels Boko Haram attack in Borno

Nigerian troops on Monday restored normalcy to Kareto town in northern Borno State, north east Nigeria, after repelling prolonged attack on the town by the extremist Boko Haram sect. Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, had on Monday announced that the Nigerian troops were engaged in a heavy gun fight with members…

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VIDEO: Large cache of Boko Haram arms uncovered in ‘graveyard’

The Nigerian Army on Sunday disclosed the recovery of a large cache of arms buried in the hinterlands of Borno State at a spot made to look like a graveyard. https://youtu.be/_S73yDiZTps

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Why Boko Haram is thriving in Nigeria’s North – – Sheikh Gumi

A prominent Nigerian Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, has said that Boko Haram is 100 per cent a Muslim problem, accusing some people in the North of "cooperating with and working to protect them." Mr. Gumi said in the current April edition of The Interview, that, "Boko Haram as it is…

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Nigerian military announces discovery of large cache of stored Boko Haram weapons

The Nigeria Army on Sunday disclosed the recovery of large cache of arms buried in the hinterlands of Borno State at a spot made to look like a graveyard. The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Leo Irabor, said but for the vigilance of soldiers the grave, which concealed a…

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Boko Haram: Residents commend Nigerian military for reopening Biu-Damaturu road

Residents of Buni Yadi and Buratai have expressed gratitude to the military authorities for reopening of the 135-kilometre Biu-Damaturu road. Some of the jubilant residents bared their minds in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday. They said that the reopening of road three years after it…

Boko Haram underground food storage uncovered

‘Nigeria uncovers Boko Haram’s underground food storage’

Nigerian troops fighting the extremist Boko Haram sect on Sunday announced that they had uncovered storage facility used by the terrorist group to store food. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES that the storage contained large quantity of foodstuff when…

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University graduates 172 first class students

The University of Maiduguri on Saturday presented first class degree certificates to 172 students of the institution during its 22nd combined convocation. Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, who announced this at the ceremony said 37, 259 students, comprising five sets of students from 2009 to 2015 graduated…

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We stand with Nigeria in battle against Boko Haram — UK

The United Kingdom (UK) says it is supporting Nigeria in the ongoing war against the Boko Haram insurgents. UK Minister for International Development, Nick Hurd, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the UK had a very long cordial relationship with Nigeria. "The very long partnership between…

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Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attacks on Borno town, kill top terrorists, rescue 455 abductees

Nigerian troops fighting the terrorist Boko Haram sect on Friday repelled attacks on an army battalion stationed at Pulka in Borno State, a statement by the army headquarters has said. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said seven Boko Haram terrorists were killed during the battle while arms…