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Boko Haram: Norway pledges N60 billion humanitarian support for Nigeria

Nigerian victims of Boko Haram insurgency will benefit about NOK1.6 billion (N60 billion) in aid from Norway within the next three years, that country's authorities announced Friday. About N27 billion of the amount will be disbursed this year alone, according to a statement by Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Borge Brende.…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian govt, six states allocate N792.7 billion for infrastructure, others

The federal government and the six North Eastern States have set aside about N792.7 billion in the proposed 2017 budget for the rebuilding of infrastructure destroyed by Boko Haram crisis in the region. Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who disclosed this on Wednesday said the…

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How Nigeria’s brutal response to security concerns caused several deaths – Amnesty International

Amnesty International, AI, in its annual State of the World's Human Rights report, which analyses the states of human rights in 159 countries, has expressed worry over Nigerian government's brutal response to security fears. “In Nigeria specifically, we witnessed government responding to legitimate dissent with extreme measures that had devasting…

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Boko Haram recruited 2,000 children in 2016 – UNICEF

The terrorist Boko Haram group recruited about 2,000 children in 2016 and used them as child soldiers, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said. UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, disclosed this as global leaders gather in Paris on the anniversary of the Paris Commitments to end the use of children…

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“Kogi is now a haven for Boko Haram” – Governor Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Tuesday said that following the losses suffered by Boko Haram in the north-east, its fleeing members had found a haven in his state. Mr. Bello made the disclosure in Abuja while speaking at the seventh edition of the National Security Seminar entitled: “Consolidating on…

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Boko Haram ‘attacks Borno village, kills 3’

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have killed at least three persons in a community in southern part of Borno State, local security sources in the area said. The assailants stormed Yaza-Kumaza village at about 4 p.m. Sunday, a vigilante operative in the area, Michael Emmanuel, told PREMIUM TIMES by phone. He…

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Boko Haram; MSF opens new 50-bed feeding centre for malnourished children

Médecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, an international humanitarian medical organisation, said it has setup a 50-bed therapeutic feeding centre, for malnourished children in Maiduguri, Borno State. The new centre which was officially opened in Fori district of Maiduguri on Saturday, brings the total number of such facilities to three. The MSF…

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Maiduguri explosions: Governor Shettima visits victims in hospital

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno on Friday donated cash to the seven members of civilian JTF injured in a suicide bombing on Maiduguri-Gamboru road on Thursday. Mr. Shettima made the donations when he visited them at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, where they are being treated. He urged…

PIC.4. WOMEN FLEEING MAIRI VILLAGE IN KONDUGA LGA OF BORNO ON SUNDAY (7/2/16), AFTER 

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UN to raise $1 billion humanitarian fund for Northeast

The United Nations, UN, has said it is planning to raise over $1 billion to address the needs of about 6.9 million people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. The plan is within the framework of an 18-month deadline the global body has set to ensure that the…

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Boko Haram attacks Nigerian Air Force helicopter, injures airman

The Boko Haram launched an attack on a Nigerian Air Force helicopter on Wednesday injuring an airman, an official has said. Ayodele Famuyiwa, a Group Captain and Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, confirmed the attack in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES. "The Mi-17 helicopter was shot at…

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Boko Haram: UN Security Council to visit Nigeria in March

The UN Security Council will be visiting Nigeria within the next few weeks to discuss strategies for combating the Boko Haram insurgents and to assess the level of humanitarian crisis caused by the terror group. The Deputy Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, confirmed to the correspondent of the News…

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Group wants security operatives to investigate, prosecute Boko Haram sponsors

The Arewa Youth Leaders Forum has called on the federal government to expand the scope of operations of the military and other security agencies in the north-east. The scope should include the identification, investigation, arrest and prosecution of sponsors and beneficiaries of Boko Haram, the group said. The group, in…

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SHOCKING REVELATION: 100,000 killed, two million displaced by Boko Haram insurgency, Borno Governor says

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state on Monday released the grim statistics of deaths and material losses suffered by the state due to the Boko Haram insurgency. Mr. Shettima gave the data at the annual Murtala Mohammed memorial lecture held at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. The governor, who…

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Borno’s Gov. Shettima attacks predecessor, Sheriff, over Boko Haram

The governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has come down hard on his predecessor, Ali Sheriff, accusing him of inaction that he said led to the escalation of Boko Haram insurgency. Mr. Shettima, who stated this on Monday at the annual lecture in honour of late Head of State, Murtala…

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How Boko Haram brides fear returning to lives without power, sex, slaves

Changing her son's nappy, a wry smile flickered across Aisha's face as she recalled the power she wielded as the wife of a leading Boko Haram commander, living in the jihadists' forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria. "I had many slaves - they did everything for me," the 25-year-old said, explaining…

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

Seven army recruits killed, 20 injured as Nigerian troops, Boko Haram battle in Borno

At least seven newly recruited Nigerian soldiers were killed in battle Thursday night after troops of the Nigerian Army and Boko Haram terrorists engaged in a prolonged exchange of gunfire in northern Borno State. No fewer than 20 others were injured in the gun battle which occurred along the Maiduguri-Dikwa…

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Sacked guardian of Chibok girls in U.S. slams $5 million suit on Nigerian govt

Emmanuel Ogebe, a U.S.-based Nigerian lawyer and social welfare campaigner, has slammed a $5 million libel lawsuit against the Nigerian government, court filings showed. Mr. Ogebe, who took 10 rescued Chibok girls to study in the United States in 2014, filed the lawsuit at the Federal High Court of Abuja…

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Boko Haram is broke, UN envoy tells Security Council

The Boko Haram group is currently plagued by financial difficulties, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, has said. Mr. Feltman stated this while briefing the Security Council on the UN Secretary-General’s Fourth Report on the threat the group poses to international peace and security efforts to “check and…

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Boko Haram gave me N200 to detonate explosive – Teenage suicide bomber

An 18-year-old Boko Haram suicide bomber, Amina, who was intercepted by men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Tuesday in Maiduguri, said she was given N200 for the mission. She told the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri that she was abducted two years ago by the…

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Arrest anyone linked to Boko Haram, even if my children, Borno Governor tells security agencies

The Borno State Governor has charged security operatives to arrest anyone linked to Boko Haram even if they are his children. Governor Kashim Shettima stated this in a seven-minute video broadcast late on Thursday. Mr. Shettima's state is the most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency which has caused the…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army arrests 3 Chadians, 7 Nigerians

The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that it had arrested three Chadians in Borno as part of its ongoing anti-terrorism war in the North-East. Major General Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Maiduguri. Mr. Irabor said that the suspects were arrested at…

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How my Boko Haram colleagues amputated my hand, leg

Muhammad Abubakar, a 31-year-old self confessed Boko Haram member, on Thursday said his hand and leg were chopped off because he was planning to surrender and quit the battle in Sambisa forest. Mr. Abubakar disclosed this to journalists in Maiduguri during a briefing organised by Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander,…

File Photo: Scene of an explosion in Maiduguri on November 25, 2014

How Nigerian Army prevents dozens of Boko Haram suicide attacks – Official

The Nigerian Army on Thursday provided more details of its operations in the north-east as it battles the Boko Haram terrorists. The Theatre Commander of the army's Operation Lafiya Dole, Lucky Irabor, said the army was concerned about the suicide attacks being carried out by Boko Haram in Borno State…

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3 Nigerian soldiers, several terrorists killed as troops battle Boko Haram

Three soldiers were killed in fierce battles between Nigerian troops and Boko Haram members, the army has said. Several members of the insurgents were also killed in the battles while arms and ammunition were recovered, Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said in a statement on Wednesday. The battles were in different…

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Gunmen attack UN team in Nigeria, kill 5

Gunmen have attacked a United Nations monitoring team at the Nigeria-Cameroon border, killing five people. Three Nigerians were among those killed, a UN statement said Wednesday. “According to preliminary reports, at around 14:00 hours, yesterday (Tuesday), an unknown armed group attacked a UN Technical Monitoring Team, killing five individuals –…