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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army demotes officer

The General Court Martial, GCM, of the Nigerian Army on Friday passed a verdict demoting a captain, Mathew Aroye, to 2nd lieutenant after finding him guilty of gross indiscipline. The President of the GCM, Olusegun Adeniyi, a brigadier general, gave the verdict during its sitting in Maiduguri. Mr. Adeniyi said:…

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INTERVIEW: How I got SSS approval for film depicting Boko Haram atrocities – Producer

Kannywood star, Zaharadden Sani has finally gotten the nod of the National Film and Video Censors Board and the State Security Service to go ahead with the production of his forthcoming movie project titled Abu Hassan. Set in the north, the movie, a first of its kind in Nigeria, explores…

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Boko Haram commander who escaped from prison in 2010 rearrested – Official

A Boko Haram commander who escaped from prison in 2010 has been re-arrested, the State Security Services, SSS, said. In a statement by a Tony Opuiyo, the SSS said that the service arrested Nasiru Sani, also known as Osama, in Bauchi on March 15. He said Mr. Sani escaped from…

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Boko Haram suspects arrested in Ekiti, Nasarawa

The State Security Services, SSS, said it arrested a Boko Haram kingpin, Adenoyi Abdulsalam, in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State on March 20. In a statement by a Tony Opuiyo, the SSS said that an Ak-47 rifle was recovered from the suspect who is currently undergoing investigation. Mr. Opuiyo added that…

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Eight killed in fresh Maiduguri suicide attacks

A total of eight people including five suicide bombers have been killed in multiple explosions in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. A series of bomb blasts occurred in three locations around Muna Garage area of Maiduguri metropolis. The incidents occurred at about 4 a.m. The first location is Muna Kumbori,…

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Nigerian military ignored intelligence before deadly Boko Haram attack — SSS, Police

Security operatives have said Nigerian soldiers based in Magumeri village of Borno State received early warning about a deadly Boko Haram attack in the community last Wednesday. A number of soldiers and police personnel died in the attack. The army initially said four soldiers were killed, but the Borno government…

Nigerian Police

UPDATED: Nigeria Police provide details of police officers killed in daring Boko Haram raid

The police in Borno have confirmed that two officers were killed by Boko Haram, but said the victims were not officials of the Borno Police Command. The Borno command said none of its personnel were killed during the Wednesday night attack on military formations in Magumeri village of Borno. The…

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Boko Haram leader, Shekau, appears in new video; threatens world leaders

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has appeared in a new video, refuting recent claims of attacks by Cameroonian President Paul Biya, while threatening world leaders. The 27-minute footage, sent to PREMIUM TIMES by a journalist with known contact to Boko Haram, also showed Mr. Shekau thanking his followers. Mr. Shekau…

Nigerian Police

Police sergeant killed in Boko Haram attack in Borno

Borno Police Command on Thursday confirmed that a police sergeant was killed in Wednesday’s terrorists attack at Magumeri in Magumeri Local Government Area of the state. The command’s spokesman, Victor Isuku, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday. “On Wednesday evening, information was received that Magumeri town was under…

Nigerian Army

Soldiers repel attack on Borno village, accuse residents of conniving with Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has accused residents of Magumeri village in Borno State of conniving with Boko Haram insurgents who tried to attack the village on Wednesday night before they were repelled by soldiers Soldiers had, Wednesday night, repelled what could have turned out a massacre when dozens of Boko Haram…

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Lack of interpreter stalls trial of Boko Haram suspects who allegedly killed 75 in Abuja

Hearing into the case of the alleged masterminds of the April 14, 2014 bomb blast that killed over 75 persons at a motor park in Nyanya Abuja, was stalled on Tuesday due to lack of a court interpreter. The alleged masterminds, Aminu Ogwuche, Adamu Yusuf, Anas Isah, Yau Saidu, Muhammadu…

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Boko Haram ‘executes three men’ in new video

The terrorist group, Boko Haram, has released a new video showing the execution of three men the group accused of spying for the Nigerian military. The chilling footage, which was anonymously sent to PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday morning, shows the militants beheading one man and shooting two others to death with AK-47 rifles.…

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Nigerian troops kill two female suicide bombers, rescue 211 Boko Haram captives

Two teenage female suicide bombers were on Saturday night shot dead by troops as they made a futile attempt to sneak into Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, wearing explosive vests hidden under their clothes, officials said. A top military official informed PREMIUM TIMES that the deafening explosion that resonated in…

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai

EXCLUSIVE: Disquiet in Nigerian Army over proposed multi-billion naira golf course

A recent decision by the Nigerian Army to establish a multi-billion naira exclusive golf course for officers is generating disquiet among its rank and file, PREMIUM TIMES can report. This newspaper learnt that the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, recently informed officers of the Army chief's intention to construct a golf club for Nigerian…

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Sweden, France, Uruguay proffer solution to Boko Haram insurgency

Sweden, France and Uruguay have proffered solutions to the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, which have ravaged parts of Northeast Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger. The three countries, which are members of the UN Security Council, at a news briefing on their recent trip to the Lake Chad Basin…

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Boko Haram: Nigeria receives 22,463 returnees from Niger Republic

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and Borno State Emergency Management in collaboration with Nigerian Immigration service have received 22, 463 returnees from Niger Republic to Damsak Town in Mobar L.G.A Borno state. The return of displaced persons came as a result of an Agreement signed between Nigeria, Cameroon and…

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One Nigerian soldier killed, two missing in anti-Boko Haram operation

The Army has confirmed that one soldier died, two went missing and 13 others are wounded in an operation against Boko Haram insurgents. Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, a Brig.-Gen., made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He said the operation involved ambushes, cordon and search of the…

Nigerian Army in Sambisa Forest

Nigerian, Cameroonian troops clear Boko Haram from seven border villages – Official

Nigerian and Cameroonian troops have cleared seven villages of Boko Haram terrorists in the border between the two countries in a two-day joint operation. The towns and villages, according to a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Sani Usman, the Nigerian Army spokesperson, are: Siyara, Kote, Sigawa, Bulabundibe, Adeleke,…

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Nigerian Air Force announces destruction of Boko Haram logistics base

The Nigerian Air Force has announced that it successfully destroyed a logistics base concealed by fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists in Sambisa forest. “Two fleeing terrorists were tracked by NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft to the concealed location where they had gone to retrieve some items before fighter aircraft…

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North East crisis one of world’s most neglected crises – UN

The UN Security Council has described the insurgency crisis in the North-East Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region as the largest and most neglected humanitarian crisis the world has ever witnessed. Mathew Rycroft, the president of the UNSC for March and leader of the UN delegation to Nigeria, stated…

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Development is only long term solution to Boko Haram — UN Security Council

The UN Security Council says that the only solution to the Boko Haram terrorism in the Northeastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is the economic development of the region. Matthew Rycroft, the leader of a UN Security Council delegation, said this while speaking with journalists shortly after a visit…

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Shiite IMN similar to Boko Haram, Biafra agitation “unacceptable,” Nigerian govt says

The Nigerian government has formally declared the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, a security threat and compared it to the Boko Haram whose insurgency has caused the death of about 100,000 people since 2009. The government stated this in its formal rejection of the 2015/2016 annual report of Amnesty…

Scene of bomb blast that occurred in early hours of today at Muna Garage, Maiduguri Ngala Road Borno State.

UPDATED: At least three killed in Maiduguri bomb attack

Multiple bomb blasts hit Maiduguri early Friday with many feared dead. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, said the attacks were carried out by suspected suicide bombers around the NNPC depot on Damboa Road, Maiduguri. The police command’s spokesman, Victor Isuku, confirmed the blasts on Friday. “Our men are still…

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Multiple blasts hit Maiduguri

Multiple bomb blasts hit Maiduguri early Friday with many feared dead. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, said the attacks were carried out by suspected suicide bombers around the NNPC depot on Damboa Road, Maiduguri. The police command’s spokesman, Victor Isuku, confirmed the blasts on Friday. “Our men are still…

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Years after deadly Boko Haram attack, Mubi Polytechnic matriculates 4600 students

The Federal Polytechnic Mubi in Adamawa on Wednesday matriculated 4600 students for 2016/2017 academic session, a sign that the school had stabilised about 30 months after it was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists. The attack in October 2014 led to a lower student intake of 1936 students for the 2015/2016…