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Presidency condemns new ISWAP video on humanitarian workers’ abduction

July 26, 2019 Editor 0

The Presidency on Thursday condemned the latest video released by Boko Haram insurgents on the abduction of humanitarian aid workers. In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, the Presidency said the video has created urgency for the security agencies to ensure the release of all those abducted by the insurgents. The Read More

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Boko Haram: Chidoka moves to raise $30,000 for fallen soldiers

July 20, 2019 Editor 0

A former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Osita Chidoka, has embarked on 48,000 steps walk as part of activities marking his 48th birthday and bid to raise $30, 000 dollars for the families of soldiers who lost their lives in the war against Boko Haram. Chidoka, who terminated the walk at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council’s Secretariat in Read More

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Boko Haram killed Colonel, Captain, 3 Soldiers in Borno – Army

July 19, 2019 Editor 0

Nigerian Army on Friday confirmed the killing of a Colonel, a Captain and three soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno. The Deputy Director, Public Relations, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Isa Ado, gave the confirmation in a statement in Abuja. He said the incident occurred on Wednesday in Jakana area of Borno, adding that the officers and soldiers were on transit Read More

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Yobe flags-off distribution of support package to 8,960

July 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Yobe state government has restated its willingness to partner with North-east Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP) and other donor agencies to provide interventions to vulnerable communities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. Governor Mai Mala Buni represented by his Deputy, Idi Barde Gubana stated this Thursday at the flagging-off transitional support materials to 8,960 beneficiaries, mostly women at Damaturu, the Read More

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Ndume urges Gwoza IDPs to return home

July 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Senator representing Borno South senatorial district at the national assembly, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume has urged all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Gwoza LGA of the state taking refuge in Maiduguri, city  to return home, while  assuring them adequate protection and security. Ndume made the plea on Monday while addressing the IDPs in Bakassi and Gubio IDPs camps in Maiduguri Read More

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Troops kill 2 fleeing terrorists in ambush

July 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade on Operation Halaka Dodo along Gwoza have killed two fleeing Boko haram terrorists after laying ambush along Sabon Gari and Jirawa communities of Borno state. The ambush was conducted by the troops in conjunction with members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa, said in a statement. He said the Read More

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FG to Obasanjo: Don’t break up Nigeria in your twilight

May 22, 2019 Editor 0

The federal government has asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to withdraw his recent divisive comments, imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) dastardly acts, saying he should apologise to Nigerians. It also said the former president should not encourage the country’s breakup in the twilight of his career.   Minister of Information and Culture Read More

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Anxiety mounts as Leah Sharibu turns 16 inside Boko Haram’s den

May 14, 2019 Editor 0

Leah Sharibu, only schoolgirl remaining in Boko Haram captivity after the Dapchi kidnappings has turned 16 years on Tuesday. Leah was held back for refusing to convert to Islam after the Nigerian government negotiated and paid ransom for the release of the other school girls. Her whereabouts remain unknown despite promises by the federal government to get her released. On Read More

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Pulka: Borno community ravaged by insecurity, in dire need of water

May 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Lashed by insecurity and devoid of drinking water. That is the story of Pulka, a community in Borno state. SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports that the only source of water for the community is over-stretched. Drinking, which is essential to human beings, animals as well as plants, has become very expensive and a rare commodity in Pulka town located about 15 kilometres Read More

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Boko Haram kills 26, injures scores in Adamawa village

May 1, 2019 Editor 0

Not less than 26 people were feared killed and several others injured Monday in a suspected Boko Haram attack at the Madagali area of Adamawa state. Similarly, the insurgents also invaded a military base in Borno state, killing five Nigerian soldiers. It was gathered that the gunmen rode on motorcycles in large numbers into Kudakaya village in Madagali at about Read More

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Revealed! Boko Haram fighters earn $3,000 per day –PCNI

April 29, 2019 Editor 0

Member Presidential Committee on the North-east Initiative (PCNI), Dr. Sidi Ali Mohammed, has said the insurgents were paid $3,000 daily for fighting the nation’s gallant soldiers. Mohammed said this Monday at the presentation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sub-Sahara Africa’s economic outlook report in Abuja. He said the sum was a far cry from the N1, 000 daily allowance Read More

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Troops, Boko Haram in gun battle; 7 soldiers , 63 jihadists killed

April 15, 2019 Editor 0

Fighting between Chad soldiers and Boko Haram jihadists killed dozens, including 63 “terrorists”, in an overnight attack on a military base, an army spokesman said Monday. Seven soldiers were killed and 15 wounded when “the terrorists attacked our forces at midnight in Bouhama… in the Lake Chad region,” Colonel Azem Bermandoa told AFP. He added “63 terrorists were killed” and the Read More

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Army: How we subdued Boko Haram, recovered arms in Damaturu

April 10, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army said it successfully laid ambush which led to extermination of many of the Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to infiltrate Damaturu, the Yobe state capital Tuesday evening. A statement made available by the spokesman of the sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, Lieutenant Njoka Irabor said, “the terrorists were overwhelmed by the superior fire power of the gallant Read More

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Breaking – Pictures: Troops on alert repel attempted Boko Haram Damaturu invasion, gun down terrorists

April 9, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of 233 Battalion a while ago on Tuesday repelled Boko Haram attempts to invade Damaturu, Yobe state capital. In a tweet minutes ago, The Nigerian Army said: “Gallant Troops of 233 Battalion today 9 April 2019 at about 6pm successfully repelled elements of BHTs who attempted to infiltrate Damaturu the Yobe State Capital through kukareta Road.” The pictures below Read More

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Breaking: Again, Suicide bombers strike Maiduguri, 5 killed, 30 injured

April 7, 2019 Editor 0

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), on Sunday, said five persons were killed and 30 others injured in a suicide bomb attack in the outskirts of Maiduguri. Mr Kachalla Usman, the Head of Emergency Response Operations of SEMA, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri. Usman said that two female suicide Read More

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Troops quell Boko Haram attempt to invade Adamawa community

March 19, 2019 Editor 0

The military on Monday routed insurgents who tried to enter Michika, a commercial town in Adamawa, after a fierce battle that raged for hours. Some residents of Michika told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) they started hearing gunfire and explosions around 7 p.m. on Michika- Lassa road as the insurgents, who approached the town, were confronted by the military. Read More

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Suspected insurgents kill 18 firewood sellers in Borno

February 20, 2019 Editor 0

Eighteen  people believed to be firewood and charcoal scavengers were killed by suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram sect in Koshebe general area of Jere local government area of Borno state, Blueprint has gathered Tuesday. The incident,  sources said, took place Monday when the victims went  to the village to scavenge for firewood and charcoal for the purpose of selling same to residents Read More

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Troops inflict heavy casualty on terrorists in Yobe

February 17, 2019 Editor 0

Five members of Boko Haram terrorists have met their water-loo after they, along with others attempted to attack a military base at Buni yadi, in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State. Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said the incident  happened at about 6:05 pm on Saturday.   “Though, the terrorists appeared prepared for the attack as they approached the military Read More

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Borno Gov escapes death as Boko Haram attacks own convoy, kills 3

February 14, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Kashim Shettima eventually escaped unhurt but some on his convoy could not after Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect launched an attack on them on Tuesday, killing three persons, including an aide of the governor identified as Usman Bagidos. TheCable reports that the incident happened while the governor and his campaign team were on their way to Gamboru Ngala. Shettima, Read More

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We are fighting ISIS, ISWAP elements not B/Haram – FG

February 8, 2019 Editor 0

The federal government has said the nation’s military currently engages fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as well as those of Islamic State’s West African Province. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed said this Thursday at the launch of the national campaign in support of the military’s fight against insurgency in the North-east. The minister said: Read More

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Boko Haram attacks worsened since November, 59,000 displaced – IOM

February 6, 2019 Editor 0

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said insurgency in the Northeast has risen and displaced over 59,000 people in the last three months (between November and January), making it the highest displacement in recent years. Mr Frantz Celestin, the chief of the UN Migration Agency said attacks by non-state armed groups in Nigeria have left relief workers unsure about Read More

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Breaking: Boko Haram launches attacks on Geidam

January 23, 2019 Editor 0

A suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday launched anattacked on Geidam, the headquarters of Geidam local government councilin Yobe state. Blueprint gathered that the gunmen came to attack the military base around 5.30pm. Information on the attack is still sketchy as at time of filing-inthis report, but some Geidam residents Dauda Ali and Reuben Stephentold our correspondent that, “there is Read More

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Troops unleash heavy defeat on Boko Haram, rescue 2 Women

January 20, 2019 Editor 0

Troops of 112 Task Force Battalion conducting clearance operation in the general area of Zaza, Kajeri Maye, and Kajeri Mai Burem villages of Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state, have killed two Boko Haram terrorists in an encounter that ensued on Saturday. A statement by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Army Public Relations Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, indicated Read More