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TERRORISM: Many feared dead as Multiple explosions rock Jos motor park


Multiple explosions have occurred at the Bauchi Road motor park in Jos, the Plateau state capital, and many people are feared killed. The park is a major bus terminus within Jos, located adjacent the main campus of the University of Jos. A witness, Awalu Sani, told PREMIUM TIMES the explosions killed a yet unknown number of people, injuring several others …

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UPDATE: Residents and Soldiers flee to Chad as Boko Haram takes over Baga

Boko Haram Gunmen

Baga, a town that has suffered several attacks from the Boko Haram in the past two years, fell to insurgents who overpowered soldiers of the Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, and wrecked havoc on residents and property on Saturday, witnesses, a lawmaker, and security officials have said. Many resident of Baga, a fishing community in Kukawa Local Government Area of …

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Libya terror suspect Anas al-Liby dies before US trial

Libya al-Qaeda suspect

An alleged al-Qaeda leader has died just days before going on trial in New York over the 1998 US embassy attacks in Africa. Abu Anas al-Liby, 50, died in hospital on Friday, his wife and lawyers say. He is reported to have had liver cancer. Mr Liby was seized in a US raid in Tripoli in October 2013. He was …

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Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif vows to end terrorism in Pakistan

Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif has vowed to rid his country of terrorism after a Taliban attack at a school in Peshawar killed 141 people, mostly children. He spoke after emergency talks with all main political parties to discuss the attack, which sparked national outrage. The funerals of the victims are continuing throughout the day across the country, as well as …

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Seized arms in our airplane belongs to French mission in Chad —Russia

Russian plane detained in Kano

Less than 24 hours after denying that the Chad-bound arms-laden cargo aircraft arrested in Kano has links with its country, the Russian government has now admitted that it is indeed Russian. It however said the military hardware aboard the plane belongs to France. The Eastern European country had said through its embassy in Nigeria on Saturday night that the plane …

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Ex-Borno Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, in secret visit to arms-laden Chad-bound plane detained in Nigeria

Ali Modu Sheriff

A former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, widely accused of sponsoring Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria, may be lobbying for the release of the Chad-bound cargo aircraft confiscated in Kano for transporting large consignment of military hardware, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. Sources at the Aminu Kano International Airport, where the plane is currently detained, said Mr. Sheriff …

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Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders around the world to condemn terrorism

Pope Francis was returning to Rome after his three-day visit to Turkey when he made his latest comments

Pope Francis has urged Muslim leaders around the world to condemn terrorism carried out in the name of Islam. Speaking on board a flight back to Rome, the Pope said that he understood the harm caused by the stereotype that linked Islam with terrorism. He said a “global condemnation” of the violence would help the majority of Muslims dispel this …

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UPDATE: Over 100 feared dead in Kano Mosque multiple blasts

Kano Central Mosque

More than 100 people were killed and hundreds more injured in multiple bomb attacks at the Central Mosque in Kano on Friday, witnesses say. The exact number of deaths are still unclear as police have not issued a figure yet. A spokesperson for the Kano Command of the Nigeria Police Force, Mustapha Abubakar, said police were “still taking stock of …

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Nigeria blames U.S for the continuous reign of Boko Haram in the country

Obama and Adefuye

Disappointed by the refusal of the United States to help Nigeria procure military weapons to combat Boko Haram, the federal government has now openly expressed its dissatisfaction with the American government decision, arguing that the Americans were letting Nigeria down at her hour of need, Empowered Newswire reports. Speaking Monday while receiving a delegation of the U.S. Council on Foreign …

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B’Haram parades and preaches to residents of captured town, denies ceasefire in new video

Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau yesterday dismissed claims about ceasefire talks between his group and the government, even as Federal Government officials are now trading blames over the phantom ceasefire deal brokered by the President of Chad, Idriss Déby. A new Boko Haram video obtained by AFP yesterday showed militants on an armoured vehicle parading down a road in an …

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BREAKING: Gunmen abduct Ribadu’s brother

Nuhu Ribadu

Gunmen have abducted Sani Ribadu, the younger brother of the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Nuhu Ribadu. A brother to Mr. Ribadu, Arabi Ribadu, informed PREMIUM TIMES that Sani was abducted in his farm in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, on Sunday. “He was abducted by gun wielding men in his farm along Fufore road …

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Breaking: Malaysia airliner crashes in east Ukraine conflict zone

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 - Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur

Aircraft: Boeing 777-200ER Crew: 15 Passengers: 280 Left Amsterdam: 10:15 GMT Lost contact: 14:15 GMT at 10,000m (33,000ft) A Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people has crashed in east Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, amid allegations it was shot down. There are no signs of survivors at the scene of the crash near the village of Grabovo, …

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Troops clear terrorists’ base in Borno forest


2 Foreigners among those arrested NIGERIAN troops have cleared and taken over Balmo forest in Borno State, capturing terrorists and armed gangs in a military operation at the weekend. This was disclosed by the Director, Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, in a statement on Monday. Prior to this clear-out, Balmo forest, which stretches from Bauchi through Jigawa states, with links …

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Boko-Haram: Military Intensifies Air, Ground Operations

Nigeria Army

The Nigerian troops began attacks on the suspected hideouts of Boko Haram insurgents last night. There is no hiding place for the terrorists as the operation involved air and ground attacks.   Although the support promised by the foreign countries such as China, UK, USA and France has not come, the military said they began the operations while waiting for …

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Arrested Armed Men Confess To Membership Of dreaded Boko Haram

boko haram members disguised as herdsmen

Officials from Nigeria’s Defense Headquarters claimed on Wednesday that a group of terrorists, operating under the guise of herdsmen from a camp on the outskirts of Wukari, have been arrested, and later confessed, to being part of the Islamist group, Boko Haram.

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207 suspected terrorists killed as Boko Haram battle military in Maiduguri

boko haram sect

Acts of bravado exhibited by hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to rescue some of their detained members inside the military barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, yesterday led to the killing of scores of the terrorists during the ill- fated mission/ attack.

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B’Haram better armed than soldiers –Borno gov

Kashim Shettima, Borno State Governor

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima on Monday  lamented the  terror  attacks   on communities in the North-East and declared that Boko Haram members were better armed and motivated than Nigerian troops.

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