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Borno Elders Commend President Buhari, ICRC, Others Over Release of 10 Askira Uba Women

Margi Elders Forum has commended President Muhammadu Buhari , International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Nigerian Military and other organizations involved in timely release of the abducted 10 women from Askira Uba LGA of Borno state.  The women were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents while in a police convoy that was attacked along Maiduguri-Damboa road […]

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Shettima, enjoy your ride

When the Borno state Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, expressed the wish not to bequeath the Boko Haram to his successor like his predecessor, Sen. Ali-Modu Sherriff, did in 2011, I said to myself: “Hmmm… this sounds like a wishful thinking.” You can’t blame me for being pessimistic. Considering the resilience of the insurgents, even after […]

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Insecurity: Why its hard to defeat Boko Haram – APC chieftain

The National Vice Chairman, North-East of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Mustapha Salihu, has said that the ideology behind Boko Haram insurgency has made it difficult to be completely defeated. He, however, said that the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has done well in fighting the scourge. Speaking Thursday at the national secretariat […]

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Boko Haram membership thinning out – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said the era of Boko Haram terrorism is gradually drawing to an end with the narrowing of the recruitment base of the insurgents, and renewed onslaught by the Nigerian Army. Receiving the Letter of Credence of Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to Nigeria, Most Rev. Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, […]

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BORNO POLICE DEBUNK REPORTS THAT THE RELEASED WOMEN WERE POLICE WOMEN/WIVES

The Borno State Police Command has  debunked media reports  that the ten women released along with  University of Maiduguri Lecturers by Boko Haram insurgents were police women. The State Commissioner of Police, CP Damian Chukwu made the clarification Monday  at a monthly press briefing  held at the Conference Hall of the Police Command headquarters Maiduguri. […]

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N45BILLION BUDGET TOO SMALL FOR NORTHEAST, NDUME TELLS FG

Former Senate Leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume  has called on the Federal Government to scale up funding of humanitarian activities and rebuilding process of the Northeast of Nigeria which was devastated by Boko Haram insurgency. Senator Ndume made the call while speaking at the Special Edition Town Hall meeting for  military and  security agencies in […]

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Again, Troops Clear Camp Zairo in Sambisa Forest, Theater Commander says

The Theatre commander of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Nicolas Rogers has disclosed that the Nigerian Army and their Cameroonian Defence Force have successfully cleared  Zairo Camp at the dreaded Sambisa forest. The Theatre Commander made this known Tuesday when he led a delegation of Cameroonian Defence Forces and other commanders of the Operation Lafiya Dole […]

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26 MORE BOKO HARAM INSURGENTS SURRENDER TO OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE

Following ongoing onslaught by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole conducting Operations DEEP PUNCH 2 in the Sambisa forest,  additional 26 insurgents have surrendered to troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.The insurgents who surrendered from the Damboa general area of southern Borno also submitted their weapons to the troops. Parading the surrendered insurgents before  international and local […]

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27 Boko Haram insurgents surrender to Nigeria Army

No fewer than 27 Boko Haram insurgents have voluntarily surrendered to the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, in Maiduguri. The Theatre Commander, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, made the disclosure while brifing newsmen at the Military Command and Control Centre, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. “What we are trying to do is to encourage others who are in the […]

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Buhari’s $1bn request to fight Boko Haram divides Reps

Plenary of House of Representatives on Thursday was rowdy as members disagreed over the propriety of the one billion dollars sought by President Muhammadu Buhari to fight Boko Haram insurgency. The confusion followed a motion by Rep. Ken Chikere (Rivers-PDP) on the “Need to deduct 13 per cent Derivation from the one billion dollars approved […]

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Police confirm 6 killed, 44 wounded in multiple suicide bomb attacks in Borno

The Police in Borno have confirmed that six people were killed and 44 others sustained injuries in the Wednesday night multiple suicide bomb attacks at a Konduga community and the Dalori Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Joseph Kwaji, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday […]

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Military Urges UN to Provide Landmines Detectors for Clearance of ‘Bama

Commander 21 Armored Brigade, Brigadier General G.B Audu has said that Bama town and its environs  were largely safe  for the returnee IDPs to  come back and resettle but still faced with the challenges of farmlands littered with landmines by Boko Haram insurgent’s which has made farming difficult for the local people. He also said  […]

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Troops unravel Boko Haram tricks of evading air raids

The Boko Haram terrorists’ tricks of evading air raids have been unraveled by the Theatre Command of Operation LAFIYA DOLE combating insurgency in the North East of Nigeria. The Boko Haram terrorists group have always perfected survival tricks to continue their nefarious activities through enticement, deceit, concealment and outright propaganda. A statement issued in Maiduguri Monday by […]

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Military Kill Scores of Boko Haram Terrorists, Arrest 200, Rescue 2000 Captives, Recovers Weapons in Borno

The Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas has Thursday said that the military in the on going   joint operations by the joint team of the  Nigerian army, air force, police , SSS, civil defence,  civilian JTF and the media have rescued over 2000 civilians as captives both men, women and children […]

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We are working to release 113 captive Chibok girls – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari  has declared that his heart had remained with the remaining 113 abducted Chibok schoolgirls still being held by the Boko Haram insurgents.  Buhari who made the declaration Saturday while addressing Chibok communities in Chibok town, noted that the scenario surrounding the abduction of the girls was regrettable, stressing that the he is […]

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Christmas Day Attack: Boko Haram Burns 3 Persons to death, Abducts Molai woman

At least three persons were reported  burnt alive and a woman abducted by Boko Haram insurgents that attempted to enter Maiduguri city on Monday, Christmas day. The persons killed were drivers who were bringing food items to Maiduguri from Biu and caught up in the cross fire at Molai, outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis when the […]