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Chibok Girls Were Handed Over To Mala Yamari – Adoba

chibok girls in new video

A former military officer, Sunday Adoba, on Monday admitted that the military was aware of the location of the Chibok girls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists two years ago. “They are within the Gambalu Dam axis. “In about late June or early July, we knew some of them were handed over to one Mala Yamari who is an Amir …

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Cattle market ‘financing’ Boko Haram shut in Borno


Nigeria’s military has closed one of Africa’s biggest cattle markets, charging sales of stolen animals is helping finance Boko Haram’s Islamic insurgency, according to angry residents who say thousands of people have lost jobs, beef is no longer available and animals are dying in a sealed abattoir.

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Boko Haram defeated, Chibok girls rescue underway, says Buratai


Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai says military has entered mop up phase in fight against Boko Haram that would facilitate release of captives, including Chibok girls.

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Boko Haram: US begins training of 750 soldiers


In fulfillment of its promise to assist Nigeria combat Boko Haram insurgency, the United States of America on Wednesday at Jaji, Kaduna commenced training exercise of at least 750 soldiers selected from various units of the Nigerian Army.

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TERRORISM: Troops Kill 167 Boko Haram Insurgents, Rescues 350 Captives


Troops of the Nigerian Army currently battling Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria yesterday rescued 350 persons and killed 167 insurgents in separate operations. The rescue of the captives followed a successful raid of 17 notorious villages where they terrorist had their camps during which five militants were killed, officials said. Also, Nigerian troops and Cameroonian soldiers killed 162 insurgents, bringing …

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Boko Haram fighters are trained in Somalia – Somalian President

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia on Sunday said that fighters of the Boko Haram sect trained in his country before coming to Nigeria to carry out their heinous acts. According to Reuters, Mohamud said this while addressing a security conference in Germany. Reuters quoted him as saying that, “Without a stable Somalia, the whole region of the Horn of …

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University disowns alleged ISIS recruiter, says suspect absconded school

Federal University of Technology Minna

The management of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, has said that the arrested recruiter for the Islamic State of Iran and Syria (ISIS) had long absconded from the university. This is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Minna, saying the suspect did not register for the 2015/ 2016 …

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Boko Haram: FG Orders Deployment Of Security In IDPs’ Camps


The Nigerian government has urged security agencies to put new measures in place to guard against suicide attacks on camps of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and sent its profound condolences to the families of the victims of Dikwa IDPs camp suicide attack. The government’s condolence was contained in a statement from the office of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, …

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Boko Haram: 58 killed, 78 injured in suicide bombings at Borno IDP camp


The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said 58 people were killed and 78 victims others injured after suicide bombers detonated explosives at the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Dikwa, Borno State. Emergency workers said the incidents occurred when the IDPs queued up to collect their morning food ration in a camp that currently accommodates over 50, 000 people displaced …

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Switzerland denies funding Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram


Switzerland on Wednesday said it had not given any funding to military operations against Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist insurgents, after a senior African Union official said it was among donors to an international intervention force.

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Buhari tells Ban ki-Moon ‘We’ve driven Boko Haram into fall back positions’


President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abu Dhabi that Nigeria has made very significant progress towards ending the Boko Haram insurgency since his assumption of office on May 29, 2015.

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Boko Haram has killed nearly 1,200 people since 2013 – Cameroon


Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists have killed nearly 1,200 people in neighbouring Cameroon’s far north since 2013, the communications minister in Yaounde said Friday.

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Ondo police arrest 150 suspected Boko Haram members


Men of the Ondo State Police Command have arrested 150 middle-aged men suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.

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Boko Haram: 28 Killed In Two Separate Attacks In Maiduguri

Boko Haram members

About 28 people have died in two separate early morning suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. One of the blasts occurred near a mosque in Suleimanti area behind the Central Bank of Nigeria while the other was targeted at a residence behind an Internally Displaced People’s camp known as Bakassi, killing all 18 members of the family. …

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ICC lists 8 possible war crimes against Nigerian military, Boko Haram

Nigerian Troops Battle Ready for Boko Haram Insurgents

The International Criminal Court, ICC, believes crimes against humanity and possible war crimes have been committed by the Nigerian military and the extremist sect, Boko Haram, in the last six years of the terror group’s brutal insurgency in Nigeria’s North East region. A Preliminary Examination Report on Nigeria released on Thursday by the ICC’s Office of the Prosecutor identified eight …

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Boko Haram: FG To Pay Medical Bills Of Nyanya Blast Victims

President Buhari Commiserates with victims of the Nyanya and Kuje bomb blasts at the National Hospital Abuja alongside Chief of Staff Abba Kyari, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state amongst others

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Abuja took succour to survivors of Friday night’s bomb attacks on Nyanya and Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory. On a visit to the survivors of the attack who are receiving treatment at the Trauma Centre of the National Hospital, President Buhari wished them full and speedy recovery. The President reassured the survivors that the …

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Boko Haram: 20 Dead, 41 Injured In Abuja Blast

A security operative at the scene of the blast

The Abuja Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ishayah Chonoko has confirmed that 59 people were affected in the blast.  He said that 20 persons lost their lives while 41 persons were injured. Five dead and 21 injured victims were recorded from Nyanya incident, while 15 persons lost their lives in Kuje with 20 persons being treated for …

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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army Promotes 5,000 Soldiers Fighting insurgents

Army Chiefs

To boost the morale of soldiers, the Nigerian Army on Monday approved the promotion of not less than 5,000 soldiers who have been involved in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents in the north eastern part of the country. The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, while announcing the approval, said that it was in a bid to boost the …

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Boko Haram: Nigeria Air Force Makes Full Deployment Of Aircraft To North-east


The Nigeria Air Force has announced the full deployment of its aircraft to combat the security crisis in Nigeria’s north-east.  Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall, Sadique Abubakar, who announced the deployment on Monday, said the current security challenges in Nigeria heavily relied on air power and that discussions were ongoing with the Presidency to ensure the Air Force was battle …

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BOKO HARAM: I’m alive and in control -Shekau


ABUBAKAR Shekau has released an audio message in which he denied ever being replaced as the Boko Haram leader. This was contained in a report by BBC on Sunday. In the message, addressed to the leader of the Islamic State militant group to whom Boko Haram had pledged allegiance, Shekau said he was still the leader of Boko Haram. He …

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Boko Haram: Nigerian Air Force commences fresh air strike over Sambisa forest


The Nigerian Military, in its resolution to incapacitate and further degrade the fighting spirit of Boko Haram Terrorist Group, has carried out several bombings and air strike missions in Sambisa Forest, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Air Force, Dele Alonge, has said. The strike missions, said Mr. Alonge, an air commodore, came after several weeks of tactical reconnaissance by the …

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Boko Haram: Suicide Bomber Hits Maiduguri Market and 2 Yobe Towns

Boko Haram Gunmen

Barely a day after a suicide bomber killed 26 in a mosque attack in Borno State on Saturday, another bomb blast has gone near Custom office in Gamboru market of the state, killing one person and injuring three oth-ers, sources told Hausa service of the BBC. The military source said that the explosives were concealed in a bag of charcoal …

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Female Suicide Bomber Kills 7, Injures 33 In Damaturu

Bomb Explosion

A massive blast caused by a female suicide bomber yesterday hit a major commercial area in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, killing seven people and injuring about 33 others, officials said. An eyewitness said the blast occurred behind the Damaturu Motor Park called Bayan Tasha. “It was a female suicide bomber that detonated the bomb,” said a trader, one Mallam …

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Boko Haram: Full List of top 30 army officers to be court-martialed


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 PREMIUM TIMES, the officers are to be court-martialed for various …

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BOKO HARAM: Shekau On The Run as Nigerian Troops Sack Insurgents From Another Stronghold

Nigeria Army in Action

Nigerian soldiers have sacked Islamist fighters belonging to Boko Haram from Alagarno, a town in Damboa local government area. Alagarno was one of the insurgent group’s strongholds. A senior military source said the routed insurgents were fleeing, adding that he believed their leader, Abubakar Shekau, was among those now on the run. The military source told SaharaReporters that the insurgents …

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Political Activities Return To Boko Haram Liberated Areas In Yobe

Rally in Yobe towns

Political activities seem to have picked up fully in Gujba and Gulani council areas of Yobe State earlier under the control of the Boko Haram insurgency. This is sequel to military operation in the hitherto volatile Council Areas located south of Damaturu the state capital. Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state have led a campaign train …

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Boko Haram Insurgents Slaughter Own Wives in Preparation For Gwoza Warfare

abubakar shekau, boko haram leader

A source in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has told SaharaReporters that many embattled Boko Haram insurgents in the town of Bama slaughtered their wives as Nigerian soldiers continued to rout the Islamist fighters in Nigeria’s northeast. Some of them later moved to Gwoza where they vowed to defend their so-called capital with the last drop of their blood. Boko Haram …

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Nigerian troops re-take Madagali from Boko Haram

Boko Haram Gunmen

Nigerian troops on Monday cleared members of Boko Haram out of Madagali, the last town held by the terrorists in Adamawa State. The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, who had been on a tour of the North-East, said this in a statement. The statement said there were no casualties on the side of the Nigerian forces, which included …

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Boko Haram: Multiple Suicide Attacks in Maiduguri, 55 killed, 146 injured

Nigerian soldiers on guard in Maiduguri

At least 55 persons were confirmed dead and 146 others seriously injured as Boko Haram suicide bombers descended on Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and carried out multiple bombings in various commercial areas, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The Borno state police commissioner, Clement Adoda, confirmed the casualty figure to journalists who spoke with him on phone. The suicide bombings occurred …

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Okonjo-Iweala Visits Chibok, Lays Foundation for the rebuilding of Chibok Sec. School

Okonjo-Iweala lays Save School foundation in Chibok

The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has laid the foundation for the rebuilding of the Government Secondary School Chibok, which was destroyed by the Boko Haram sect.

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